A Chapter's End

After 2.5 years since inception, the final build of Marble Blast Platinum 1.50 sees the day of light. This release sees over 50 additions, changes and fixes. A new Terms of Service has been written (thanks to Aayrl and HiGuy), and a Help button appears on the Main Menu which contains loads of information. Both are a must read for all users.

A new launcher has also been released and is required to download. It updates the directory from platinumbeta -> platinum and also adds a Times Importer, so you can take all your prefs files from MBG and MBP (1.14, 1.20, 1.50 beta 1 - rc2) and thus have all your latest progress in one prefs file. The best part of the launcher is that it auto-updates, so you no longer have to download another one after this.

With this we are hoping that everyone will enjoy 1.50 and the many features it has brought you all.

Now then, I did hear of FUBAR resuming development... :)

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Eguy replied the topic: #1 13 Nov 2014 03:04
no problem :D
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Josep_Nollette replied the topic: #2 13 Nov 2014 02:10
Thanks very much! I think it works now!
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Eguy replied the topic: #3 12 Nov 2014 22:22
here is what to do: Instead of going to the application that says marble blast platinum 1.50, which is the app that runs the launcher, if you go in the search box and type in marble blast platinum, you should find an app that says simply marble blast platinum and not marble blast platinum 1.50. Click show contents, and go to platinumbeta/data/missions/custom, then drag the custom files there, and the interiors to the interiors folder. I think you know how to do the last part.
Make sense?

Halloween 2014 Multiplayer Event: Staff vs. Community in Operation PQ

Hey folks,

For those that missed our extremely exciting event last night, we had several members of the Marble Blast Staff face off against members of the community in several epic rounds of Team-Mode Multiplayer Matches! IsraeliRD and HiGuy were kind enough to record one of these matches for us for your viewing pleasure! I guess it helps to have the entire Marble Blast Staff on a Skype call, right?

We also managed to snag some screenshots in between all the mayhem, click Read More to check it out!

Read more: Halloween 2014 Multiplayer Event: Staff vs. Community in Operation PQ

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lxgenda replied the topic: #1 29 Oct 2014 10:29
yay pq gg
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dushine replied the topic: #2 28 Oct 2014 16:23
So much for the community, MB staff, as sneaky as always :P
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Jeff replied the topic: #3 26 Oct 2014 16:26
you wish derpking :P

Trick or Treat?!

You guys are giving me a frightening choice, and I don't want to know what will happen if trick will be chosen, so here are my treats:

It's been long coming, but I'd like to remind everyone that I'm being enlisted on the 29th of October, so I won't be here (except some Saturdays) for the upcoming month or two. I can foresee the amount of fun people are about to have now that feared dragon is not here ;)

To begin the fun, MBG WRR #4 is getting to public very soon, and will be posted once a week (or so), which is excellent news since everyone is waiting for it. With 64 levels improved since MBG WRR #3, this is very exciting to see the optimizations done to so many levels. To give you an idea of how much community support we had, here are some stats:
In the first rampage we had 3 runners - Xelna and myself dominated, with Andrew Patterson giving us a video for Space Slide.
Second rampage we still had three people - Xelna dominated and Dushine and I contributed.
Third rampage included 6 runners - Xelna, Dushine, iMac, Sporlo, Sonic Warrior1 and yours truly.
This rampage we have 14 (!) runners to thank to: Xelna, Kalle29, Gabriel 'Powerjohn25' Inocencio, Regislian, Remy 'Dushine' Dushime, BlastedMarble, Ji Hoon 'iMacmatician' Chun, Moshe, Trevor 'm2mm4m' Davidson, Asuul, Henry 'Sonic Warrior1' Mullhall, Jonathan 'Sporlo' Hynes, Mason 'Nihahhat' Langenderfer and Stewart 'StewMan46' Inglis.

Yesterday a patch for MBP 1.50 RC2 had been released. It adds a Dedicated Server Control Panel to both Tsuf and Thistle, giving the host the ability to change the following: amount of players that can play, whether ratings will be enabled, and whether to do Force Spectators.
Once the host leaves the dedicated server, the options will reset back to default.

Last but not least, MBP 1.50 will make its Final build release by the time I have to leave, which is very exciting. Like the first MBG WR Rampage, MBP too was started in 2006, and 8 years later it still is rocking the community. It is unfortunate I won't have time (and inspiration) to finish the levels I wanted to do (e.g. new Time Modifier Race), but I have talked to HiGuy and we will be patching the game in the upcoming months with not only just levels, but to further enhance the Multiplayer section with new game modes. More exciting information will be revealed in the upcoming months, so stay tuned.

To celebrate everything, I will be unleashing the four fabled PlatinumQuest Multiplayer levels to the community - for a limited time between the 29th and 31st of October (inclusive), anyone may play these levels without the need for the achievements requirement.

Happy Halloween to all, and enjoy Marble Blast,
Matan

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JazmineB replied the topic: #1 24 Oct 2014 17:23
how do we get to play?
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Kwill replied the topic: #2 23 Oct 2014 20:54
Good... because that moving platform section is soul-crushing. :p
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IsraeliRD replied the topic: #3 23 Oct 2014 18:52
Yes :)

The Great Pumpkin Event

Hey folks,

It's that time of year where the cold weather starts descending upon us and the mist rolls into the town in the dark of night. The leaves change colors, the days get shorter, and the frightening silence of midnight becomes empowered with an eerie aura. Even in the world of Marble Blast, things aren't always what they seem to be...

Starting today, October 13th, 2014 through November 1st, 2014, you will want to keep your eyes open for Aayrl. Posing as the Great Pumpkin, vast riches and glorious trophies may be earned throughout the Halloween season if you play some brand new custom levels on the Spookbox Derby multiplayer server. Join the Great Pumpkin as we parade through spectacular parties, roll through mysterious forests, and bounce around dusty cemeteries!

Don't let the dead of night scare you away, as we'll be hosting a couple of Marble Trivia events throughout the month of October. Keep your eyes on the Website Shoutbox for three-hour warnings of upcoming trivia events for your chance to win additional achievements and some other delicious goodies.

Still not satisfied? Join us on October 23rd at 7:00 PM EST (00:00 UT) for an all out brawl against some of the bravest the University of Vermont has to offer! We'll be playing various Marble Blast Multiplayer maps with an open UVM versus Marble Blast teams-based tournament. Think you have what it takes to topple UVM?

We hope everyone will have a chance to partake in these events. Don't be shy, the crypts are delightful!
~Aayrl

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lxgenda replied the topic: #1 18 Oct 2014 07:40
Ooooo Likeooo
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Aayrl replied the topic: #2 15 Oct 2014 04:58
Thanks for the feedback, promarbler14.

I've added a forum thread for the Trivia Event itself. You may find it here.

The server is currently going to be available periodically as I hop online and offline. Chances are if I am in the multiplayer area of MBP, then I am hosting a new Halloween themed level for folks to join in and experience. I am in the process of constructing a Dedicated Server for the purposes of hosting an event server and a newbies only server (non-established players only). More details on this will be provided as I finalize the Dedicated Server on my end.

~Aayrl
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ProMarbler replied the topic: #3 13 Oct 2014 18:57
Tackling UVM, eh? Sounds like fun, count me in!

Actually, count me into this whole post!

Trivia sees cool. I'd suggest adding a section of the forums just for forum games, activities, or events, just like a kind a game room! Keeps the shoutbox cleaner, and maybe you could add other things like Hangman and such as well, except better! :P

Will the server be up 24/7, or is it an occasional thing? If so, how long will it be up during the whole day? Perhaps add it to the (dedicated) server list?

Marble Blast Platinum 1.50 - Release Candidate 2 - Released!

...I really hate the fact I keep having to write 'released' so many times in the title, because it feels so redundant.

Moving on! RC2 is released and is mainly a fixes build, with more than 75 fixes out of the 100+ changes that were done. RC2 includes all patches since RC1 so you aren't missing out on anything.

Main highlights include various engine fixes and additions. Windows users no longer need Administrator access, and MBP.exe was removed (using normal marbleblast.exe now).
It is important for everyone to download the new launcher as it was updated as well and can now delete files, which is NEEDED if you want RC2 to launch without screaming at you when you try and go online.

RC2 is supported on Windows XP to Windows 8.1, Mac OS X 10.7 and above. No Linux support due to its MBG engine doing stuff that our extender does not like.

Windows Vista and above users please note: RC2 will be installed in C:\Users\<YourUsername>\AppData\Roaming\Marble Blast Platinum
All preferences and config files will be copied by the launcher to their respective directories in AppData if you want it to (it asks you first :D).
RC1'S install directory, C:\Program Files (x86)\Marble Blast Platinum , will no longer be used and you can delete it.
It is recommended to copy and custom interiors missions over to AppData as the launcher will not do so.

Happy Marble Blasting
- The Platinum Team

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ProMarbler replied the topic: #1 13 Oct 2014 18:57
Tackling UVM, eh? Sounds like fun, count me in!

Actually, count me into this whole post!

Trivia sees cool. I'd suggest adding a section of the forums just for forum games, activities, or events, just like a kind a game room! Keeps the shoutbox cleaner, and maybe you could add other things like Hangman and such as well, except better! :P

Will the server be up 24/7, or is it an occasional thing? If so, how long will it be up during the whole day? Perhaps add it to the (dedicated) server list?
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Ralph replied the topic: #2 10 Oct 2014 17:54
What you did guys is indiscutable and awesome. Eternal respect to all of you.
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dushine replied the topic: #3 09 Oct 2014 00:02
Brilliant work yet again MBP staff, I like the fixes and changes :D