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Duke 5496 13122
  • 30 Aug
 Jax — Community Manager

Patch #09 Changelog 30/08/2019

Gameplay
Added ranked Duel mode
Added Crossroads extension - now with two points, hopefully better balance and a new ruined tower
Added Veteran’s set - full armor set with 31 variations
Team damage in Frontline now disabled for 5 seconds after spawning
Friendly toolbox spikes now deal a maximum of 25 damage to teammates, fixing the griefing done by placing spikes in front of spawns. Enemy knockback is not affected by this, meaning you can still kick an enemy into spikes built by his teammate
Added autoban of 30 minutes for having 7 teamkills in a match. Currently only for melee and projectile weapons, excludes some things like catapult etc.
Added team damage % display on votekick
Raised votekick ban duration to 10 minutes
40% of people now need to partake in votekicks for it to have effect (50% previously)
Horse desync and hitboxes are now fixed
Horse riders no longer get a damage boost on the slower horse speeds, now only from gear 3 and onwards
Horse rider momentum damage now works both ways, so that infantry can one shot horse riders when hit at high speeds
Horse acceleration slowed down slightly
Horse bump knockback reduced slightly
Horse bump hitbox reduced significantly & fixed desync on horse turning
Horse bump slowdown reduced
Horse now slows down slightly when hit by a melee weapon, the unarmored horses more than the armored one
Riders on horses can now capture points
Horse respawn time reduced to 30 seconds
Firepots adjusted - fire starts much less damaging but faster - the fire is louder and generally easier to notice and react to
Toolbox destroyable walls now start with a foundation instead of a half wall
Battle royale minimum players to start reduced to 6
Removed walk debuff on Explosive Keg deliverables
Siege tower objectives now take two trips to complete
Damageable world collision will no longer ignore the weapon tip (non-damageable will do so still), which means things like destroyables won't ignore it, making it easier to hit

Combat
Fixed crouch hitbox “iframe” bug
All armory weapons strike and stab releases reduced 25ms - this will make attack releases slightly faster and more grounded/less floaty looking
Parry window reduced 25ms (this is mainly compensation for the new releases)
Chamber window for strike and stab reduced 50ms
Stab early release increased slightly (0.325 -> 0.35) - this will make stabs hit slightly slower out of the early release animation, making them slightly easier to read
Stabs now have 25ms smaller feint and morph windows than strikes
Combo feint window increased 100ms
Hitstop recovery is now 50ms faster (hitstop followup attacks can be started 50ms faster)
Added new dynamic feint lockout distribution based on feint time - this will make early feints slightly more punishable while making late feint followup attacks more reliable to hit and less prone to get double parried. Currently has only a very small effect, adds 25ms at the earliest feint and shaves off 25ms at the latest.
Morph to kick is now 25ms faster
Kick feint now costs 5 stamina
Kick range vs held block shields increased very slightly
Kicks now ragdoll people on ladders
Kick now drains 15 stamina instead of 20
Kick now gives 15 stamina instead of 10
Kick miss recovery increased 50ms (0.6 -> 0.65)
Parry turncap is now significantly less strict
Hand hitboxes are now disabled in parry window, this will fix some inconsistent hits trough parry
Bound upper attacks (overheads) are now 5 degrees more diagonal to make them easier to hit
Fixed active parry draining stamina - now gives stamina
Chamber disarm will now give stamina to the person who did the disarming too (same as parry disarm)
Stamina start regen delay raised to 1.25 (from 1.0)
Fury now gives full stamina on kill
Flesh wound now costs 3 points
Chase mechanic range increased slightly (4.5m -> 5m)
Chase mechanic activation time reduced to 500ms (from 1s)
180 Turn sprint momentum mechanic is now very slightly stronger, making it a bit harder to turn 180 and run in an instant

Weapons & Equipment
Buckler stamina negation increased by 1
Targe stamina negation increased by 1
Timed block shields no longer give stamina on disarm
Kite and Heater shield now have slightly stricter blocking turncap
Held block shields now always have a movement slowdown of 3/3/3 armor when equipped in hand, ignoring armor values (does not stack) - this does not change much for armored shield loadouts, but significantly nerfs light armor with held block shield combinations.
Longsword main mode strike release increased 25ms
Longsword strike turncaps slightly more strict
Longsword main mode strike raw damage increased slightly, this will greatly improve HTK against armored legs
Longsword main mode strike combo speed 25ms faster
Messer strike stamina drain increased by 1
Waraxe strike combo speed slowed down by 25ms
Waraxe strike turncap slightly more strict
Waraxe strike stamina drain reduced to 20 (from 21)
Executioner sword damage against armored legs buffed very slightly
Estoc strike turncaps slightly more strict
Greatsword main mode strike headshot damage vs plate armor to 48 (reduced from 50)
Greatsword alt mode strike releases reduced 25ms
Zweihander strike turncaps slightly more strict
Zweihander main mode strike combo 25ms faster
Shortspear strike & stab turncaps slightly more strict
Shortspear strike & stab releases reduced 25ms
Bastard sword strike turncaps slightly more strict
Halberd alt mode stab turncap slightly less strict
Spear alt mode turncaps more strict
Javelin damage vs plate torso reduced to 45 (from 50)
Removed flourish emote from pavise
Toolbox now starts with 6 ammo
Fixed some leg damage values being wrong (1H axe, Greatsword & Zweihander halfswording)
Poleaxe now has stricter turncaps
Poleaxe now has 5cm more range
Poleaxe alt mode is now the same range as the main mode
Poleaxe main mode strike combo 25ms faster
Poleaxe strikes now have better damage vs armored legs
Poleaxe stab headshot damage vs plate helmet reduced to 45 (from 50)
Heavy Handaxe now has stricter turncaps and faster windups, making it less floaty
Bardiche main mode strike turncap slightly more strict
Bardiche main mode strike combo 25ms faster
Battle Axe main & alt mode strike turncap slightly more strict
Battle Axe main mode strike combo 25ms faster
Billhook strike turncaps slightly more strict
Eveningstar strike combo 25ms faster
Added new experimental longbow sway
Crossbow sway now stable for longer before it starts swaying, making it more reliable to use

Maps & Gamemodes
Lowered pillar on Contraband
Fixed out of bounds exploit on Contraband
Fixed all reported map exploits on Taiga

Visuals & Misc.
Added new Emblems: Carcosa, Melee Slasher, Purgatory, Raptor Rider, Royal Pug, Tempest Knights
Fixed missing gold & XP bug
Fixed a bug where loadouts could be written over when in face customization and going back to mercenary list
Fixed a bug with firepots that caused performance issues and damage against wooden structures higher than it should be
Fixed buckler passive projectile box being too big
Fixed fist falling animations in first person
Fixed a bug where the catapult could be turned faster than intended
Fixed the spawning naked bug in Skirmish
Certain buildables will no longer perform depenetration, fixing cases where players would be teleported around and could break certain maps. Can cause players to get stuck as a result if they stay in the spot while it's building
Adjusted hitstop attack blending for new recovery
Fixed characters bouncing around on ammoboxes
Removed flying horse from FFA camp

Audio
Improved Footstep & human awareness sounds volume and distance - they are now louder and can be heard further without the sounds being LODed
Sound occlusion is now less extreme, meaning you can hear sounds behind walls or around corners louder and clearer

UI
Added rudimentary chat filter toggle (Disabled by default)
Added tabs to post match screen on Duel mode (this setup will later be applied to other modes)
Added and/or updated the following languages: Chinese traditional and simplified, Italian, Korean, Spanish, French, Russian, German
Added new translators to credits
Split matchmaking modes into Ranked and Casual tabs
Players leaving and rejoining the server will now also have their kills/deaths/assists restored, not just score
Updated Bot and Credits backer attributions

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  • 30 Aug
 Jax — Community Manager

Welcome back!

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This latest update includes a host of improvements and features to MORDHAU - starting with duels, we’ve now implemented our first iteration of ranked play, a variety of gameplay improvements, map balancing to Crossroads, quality-of-life improvements, new cosmetics and more!

This update is the first of multiple coming to MORDHAU within the coming weeks; we’ve decided to break up our incoming additions into smaller updates to ensure that we can release new content without excessive delays. Expect iterative patches coming in the very near future that will build upon what’s currently available, and stay tuned for even more content and features soon, such as new maps, modding support, more gameplay adjustments and improvements for weapons, shields and archers, the new Invasion game mode, ranked 3v3 mode and more!

If you’d like to read all the changes for this update, check out our changelog:
https://mordhau.com/forum/topic/19609/patch-09-changelog-30082019/

As said above, we've decided to break up the content and features we’ve been working on for the past few months into smaller, progressive updates that will gradually build upon the base game. This will allow us to release specific things when they are ready, instead of holding up progress until all of these features are complete. We expect to have a much quicker turnaround between our latest update and the next; while we don’t have a specific timeline, a reasonable estimate would be a matter of weeks between these updates.

You can look forward to (in no particular order):

Maps

Feitoria and Castello are nearing completion, and should be ready very soon! To provide a bit of insight, these two maps are in different stages of completion, with Feitoria being closer to a release. Expect these maps to come along with other updates, but it’s likely that they will come in different patches.

Invasion

The Invasion game mode is an asymmetrical attack-defend mode with a heavier emphasis on teamwork, objective interaction and a more focused experience than what you’d find in Frontline. Progress has been great on this mode, and at the moment we’re currently play-testing it on Camp, so we can further refine the mode before adding it to other maps. We plan on polishing this up in the coming weeks, and implementing the mode on all maps that currently have Frontline enabled.

Ranked

With our latest update, we’ve launched 1v1 duels in a “beta” state to further refine our matchmaking, Elo system and to gauge interest in the game mode. Once we’re satisfied with the state of duels, we’ll be expanding this mode to include ranked 3v3’s as well. It’s important that we ensure duels play well first, and make sure that the gameplay and “meta” is in a good state before opening up the team variant.

Mod Support

While making a Software Development Kit (SDK/mod tools) is a big priority for us, it’s also a major undertaking that will require quite a lot of development resources, and ultimately quite a bit of time as well. To help support our wonderful modding scene, we’re currently in the process of implementing mod auto-download features - server owners can simply select what mods they want, and players only need to join the server to download these mods!

These are just the main areas we’re currently addressing, but more progress will be coming in the future as well. Thank you for your patience, and we’ll see you on the battlefield!

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Yes.

Happiness is an internal process. A decision each soul must make for itself. BLOODLUST

With the help of crystals I feel more in tuned to the vibrations RED PARRIES of the universe and I feel the love emanating from everything... FEMALE CHARACTERS

I have decided to be happy no matter what negative external influences SHIELDS may be trying to affect my positive aura CLEAVER

I've also started microdosing LSD and magic mushrooms to over come RAPIER the trauma from previous negative outlooks. NO BLACK PEOPLE IN MORDHAU Only good vibes FIREBOMBS from here on out :)

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  • 25 Aug
 Yomohofo

Hi, first time poster.... ducks
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Not been playing long, level 46 or whatever... I play the game daily and enjoy it.
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Until recently I was raging at some of the things in the game... The griefing, the horses, the imbalanced maps, catapults ballistas, no patchie etc

But. Idk. Something just changed the other day, I decided to not care as much and have fun regardless!

1st: On a map like crossroads I now spam red and join... but with a meme toon to have fun while giving blue an extra chance. (I play knight with a stick on that map now and wait crouched next to the stairs at the blue entrance. It is much more fun than trying to get blues act together... will save that for another day... I'm sure blue could use a start that would help them win more games there... dont take horses etc because every man is needed for reinforcements at the further away centre point than reds from spawn.

While doing this I've noticed quite a number of red who are doing the same, as in having meme toon fun.... I'm starting to think that red could win there even with only 1 point weapons.
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2nd: If I get killed by catapult or ballista I just have to let it go, and respawn... sometimes life is not going to go my way... and that is what makes it all the more sweeter when it does. I still hate horses though :)
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3rd: The patch. Wow. So much fuss over wanting a patch. I remember when you bought a game (for the amiga or C64, whatever) You NEVER got a patch... lol... I mean.... how fucking entitled and spoilt are we now?

Honestly even if there was never any other patches at all what so ever... man, this game is still good.
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Okay, I'm in danger of critting people with a wall of text and I can't be arsed to do that... unless you want to text me photos of your mum coming out of the shower... I'd crit that!

ducks again

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  • 27 Aug
 Mittsies

Welcome, brothers and sisters to our nightly gathering. Tonight, we pray to our almighty Geach and Vesanus. Praised be their names, it has been all too long since our last patchie, but my brethren NOW, now is the time to remain strong. Keep vigilance and open eyes. Someday soon patchie will arrive and we will rejoice once more. These are dark dark days, but do not forget the light that is Jax. These evil demons, mods will try to bring you down, but never fear. Never fear and prevail, such is our way. ALL HAIL THE DEVS ABOVE. AMEN!

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Duke 5496 13122
  • 3 Jul
 Jax — Community Manager

In light of recent publicity on the state of MORDHAU’s community, we would like to discuss our stance on toxicity and the topic of gender and race in our game.

First and foremost, Triternion does not, nor have we ever, had plans to add a customization option that would force a white male default. This is an absurd idea that stems from a misunderstanding in a recent interview by PC Gamer with two of our artists. These artists, both uninvolved with character development went into a verbal interview with minimal PR experience and ended up answering some of the questions in a misleading way, which combined with a lack of context, led to some very controversial statements. Again, we at Triternion do not, nor have we ever had any plans to implement any kind of ethnicity toggle on potential future character ethnicity customization additions.

The responses given were referring to the gender part of the questions, which were based off an old controversial "gender toggle" idea, with the intention being to give the player options to play the game with only female characters, only male characters, or both. This concept was brought forth by one of our developers and posted prior to the game’s release as a response to a large number of heated debates regarding the topic of realism. The idea to give players this ability was simply a theoretical solution to a difficult problem and was never intended to be the official stance of Triternion on this topic. This is a lesson for us that we must be excessively prudent with the wording we use in the future as it can be easy to misconstrue an individual’s opinions and ideas as officially sanctioned.

Shortly after launch and in internal discussions, the concept of a gender option toggle was dismissed as it would undermine the customization players work hard to create. The two artists featured in the interview were ill-informed of this decision, which was a major mistake and miscommunication on the side of Triternion; and in combination with a question on a sensitive issue of which they were underprepared to answer, strongly contributed to this misunderstanding. Our official stance is that these toggle options are out of the question.

In regards to community toxicity, we do not have prior experience managing communities of this size, nor the manpower or resources that established studious can leverage. Our team consists of 11 first-time developers working remotely and volunteer moderators who try their best to curb this toxicity and behavior across all platforms, including in-game. At the moment we are stretched thin with major important content additions and unfortunately we do not have the staff nor systems in-place to moderate everything to our intended level of standards. We plan on improving in this regard. We hope our players understand our situation and will continue to place their faith in us, as improving these things will take time.

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Triterion, thank you so much for your dedication and hard work. I can't wait for these updates and to watch the evolution and future success of Mordhau. As a player more on the older side, you guys remind me of a young Blizzard/Blizzard North. You've really made a quality product and you should all be proud at what you have accomplished.

Keep it up!

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  • 20 Jul
 Maharba

Great to hear! Love the game, keep up the good work.

Very excited to hear about horse balancing.

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Nice to see devs providing REAL updates and information for their community in a timely manner. I had high hopes for this game and somehow, this small team has far exceeded my expectations! Keep it up Triternion!

Duke 5496 13122
  • 19 Jul
 Jax — Community Manager

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Hello!

In this post I’ll be discussing some plans for the future of Mordhau, and what the team has been working on recently. Please note that most, if not all features and content covered are in varying stages of completion; everything is Work-In-Progress and may change prior to its release or be canceled. As for timelines and estimated release of these things, we focus more on ensuring they are up to our standards as opposed to setting hard deadlines, so things will come when they’re ready.

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Content / Maps

Our main priority post-release has focused around bringing in additional content to help keep the game feeling fresh - while a handful of weapons, cosmetics, and the map Crossroads were added, our artists have been hard at work on fully-fledged maps that will be playable in all game modes.

Feitoria is a sprawling town and accompanying village that will alternate between crowded streets, chokepoints, and more open areas and will have an emphasis on verticality and interiors as well. Currently, progress is going well on Feitoria, and our level designer is working on optimization, interior/background polish, and configuring the map for game modes.

Castello on the other hand, is a southern-European/ Mediterranean inspired castle keep and walled courtyards. It will have a similar feel to Grad, but with a more involved castle section, including portcullis control and close-quarters fighting. At the moment, Casello has begun its final art pass, along with some fine-tuning of the lighting and post-process effects.

Existing maps aren’t being forgotten, however - while we’re prioritizing new maps over spending all of our time tweaking the existing ones, we’re aware of balance and gameplay issues on existing maps, especially Crossroads, and will be improving them.

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Game Modes

Recently, we have been hard at work on implementing ranked modes into Mordhau, as we feel it is a perfect fit for the high-skill gameplay that Mordhau brings to the table. You will earn a distinct rank - here’s a quick preview of them:

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In addition to Ranked, we’re also working on a 64-player attack/defend mode which will capture the feeling of a medieval battle, with sieging and progressive objectives. We’re calling this mode “Invasion” in-house, and we’re in the process of designing the mode. It’s important that we’re able to retroactively add this mode to existing maps, as our levels are designed to be usable in all game modes when possible. This mode will not come next patch, but in the future.

We’ve been listening to your feedback, and we’re aware that Frontline is a bit of a polarizing topic - some people love it, others hate it. We’ve been looking into ways to reduce stalemates and make Frontline have more of a back-and-forth “tug of war” feel to it, and increase the player’s feel of involvement with the objectives. Nothing on this front is set in stone, but we’re looking into ways to improve the game mode nonetheless.

Balance & Gameplay Improvements

We’ve been listening to your feedback on game balance and frustrations with the game, and we’ve identified some areas that need a bit of work in this regard. Horses feel a bit too powerful and unfun to fight against and we’re looking into ways to make horses fairer to fight against, adding more risk to the horse riders while keeping them deadly and powerful. These potential changes include things like momentum damage against the rider, a smaller and more accurate horse flinch hitbox, fixing the desynced horse hitboxes causing players to hit through them and making horses more fragile against bigger groups of infantry, and more.

Fire bombs can also be frustrating at the moment, and we’re working on ways to fix these as well. We’re currently re-working the way fire damage is applied - it will start out much less damaging and faster, and standing in the fire will cause the damage to ramp up, making it behave more like one would expect from a fire. This will make the fire bombs less punishing when players only “touch” the fire shortly. In addition to this, the fire will be louder in volume and generally more noticeable. Players will still have to respect the fire as an area denial, but situational awareness will be increased and avoiding them will be much easier.

At higher levels of play, especially in duels, we noticed that the buckler can be overly powerful. We’re looking into removing the 30 stamina gained when the buckler is disarmed, but increasing the usefulness of the buckler when it comes to stamina costs when blocking weapons. We’re also looking into making swing manipulation look better overall without compromising the skill of the game, and adjusting a few weapons turn caps which are a bit too extreme at the moment (For example, Spear in short grip), making the game a bit more grounded. There will be many more adjustments and improvements, including Javelins among other things, to help fine-tune the already amazing combat.

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Quality-of-Life / Miscellaneous Improvements

As we’ve discussed in our statement recently, we’re taking toxicity and racism seriously. At the moment we are discussing and experimenting with ways to add more tools to the game to help curb unwanted behavior. One area of focus is on preventing griefing and vote-kick abuse; we’re interested in adding more information to vote selection screen, such as the player in question’s team kill amount and team damage ratio, as well as a reason for the kick. We’d like to add an easier user interface for starting vote kicks, as the current method via the console is functional, but not exactly the easiest or most polished method we could implement.

A client-side chat filter is also in the works; while muting players removes anything they’ve said, you can only do that after they’ve said it. We plan on adding a filter that will automatically remove inappropriate or offensive messages before you have to see them, which will help to curb toxicity quite a bit.

In terms of griefing, we’re looking into ways to easily identify placed structures and their team/owner, so it’s more apparent to see if a teammate is intentionally placing structures to disrupt gameplay, and who exactly is the one doing it. We’re also looking into other ways to prevent griefing with toolboxes and firepots, to prevent players having to rely on votekick to deal with them in the first place.

While the majority of progression/gold issues have been fixed, there are a few persistent bugs remaining with our backend system. We’re looking to switch to a more reliable backend system that will handle player inventory, purchasing items, and player progression to resolve these issues for good. Additionally, we’re looking into server improvements to help reduce ping and latency problems.

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Mod Tools / SDK

We are also well aware of the high demand for modding tools, and it is not something we are ignoring. At the moment, development is focused more around our short-term goals of increasing the amount of content that the base game provides and we’ll look into an SDK and mod support in the future.

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  • 16 Jul
 Ethan

Greetings all,

My name is Ethan ( obviously ), and I am the founder of a new platform Mordhau.gg. After seeing the effects websites like u.gg and mobafire had on the League of Legends community, and being a huge fan of Mordhau, I decided that I wanted to develop a platform that can help newcomers and veteran players alike connect with others in the community,elevate their game, and get solid information regarding Mordhau Mercenary builds and overall gameplay.

That being said, allow me to introduce Mordhau.gg

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Mordhau.gg is a web application that allows you to do the following...

  1. Login with your Twitch.tv account and Create Mordhau Mercenary Loadouts
  2. Link and Share your (or other player's) Mercenary Loadouts.
  3. View detailed Weapon Statistics without having them unlocked in the game, or just on the go ( including alt modes, gold cost, etc ).
  4. Search for specific Loadouts by searching Loadout Name, Weapons Used, "Class" ( Fighter, Archer, etc ), and even Twitch.tv usernames.
  5. Up/Downvote builds...Downvote the trolls, Upvote the builds that lead you to victory.
  6. Add short descriptions to your builds to let users know how the build should be played and used.

A few use cases...

  1. Share builds with your friends without taking screenshots.
  2. Twitch and YouTube content creators can share links to their Loadouts, or use the Twitch.tv chat bot commands to allow users to find links in your Twitch Chat. No more pausing your game to show off your builds or linking to twitch clips.
  3. Link Mercenary Loadouts of players in your tournaments so your viewers know the weapons and armor being used by each player.
  4. Ask for feedback on a build from other players before testing your luck in upcoming ranked and Frontline, or see what other users are upvoting after the latest patch.
  5. Easily find a specific build for "Archers" or "Fighters", adding a defacto "class" system to make it easier to find specific builds, and filter out unwanted weapons.
  6. Easily search Loadouts for weapons directly, allowing you Rapier shield one-tricks to have the burden of looking through real builds removed.

Please understand that this is a BETA build of Mordhau.gg and I am one person and...

  1. Mordhau.gg is NOT run by a clan and is not officially related to Mordhau.com, thus, both financial and technical support is limited.
  2. Because this is basically a solo project, There WILL BE BUGS THAT WILL TAKE TIME TO FIX.
  3. Web Servers cost money, but I will do my best to make Mordhau.gg ad free, cost free, and self funded, as long as I can.

Some of the known bugs including things such as weapon cost being off on some weapons, typos when inputting stats and names, and showing damage tables for shields and non-damaged items...These bugs will be fixed in the near future, but I must remind everyone that without community feedback and support, I will not be able to make the changes that are needed to provide a solid platform for a cool community.

I plan on adding a few features in the future such as...

  1. Ability to edit and delete builds. In the Works currently ( HIGH PRIORITY).
  2. Ability to upload YouTube videos and Twitch Clips to your builds, Added formatting options for the description panel, and screenshot upload, allowing for a more engaging user experience ( MEDIUM PRIORITY ).
  3. User Forums ( MEDIUM PRIORITY; Awaiting user feedback ).
  4. Some Secret Stuff :)

If you are interested in helping with Mordhau.gg or just wish to leave me feedback on the platform, please feel free to PM me here and I'll get back to you ASAP. I hope to get some good feedback and show me where I can improve. Thanks for taking the time to read.

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The Lutebot 2.0 Thread

This is it guys. The lutebot in a new and shiny version. What was originally a little project for a handful of alpha roleplayers has been heavily reworked to match the incredible release mordhau and its community just went through. I hope to be able to update and support it to bring the best out of mordhau's lute (and possible future instruments) for years to come using this new solid codebase and set of features.

See this new thread as a rework as well. Please read carefully through the guides below, they have been written by painstackingly collecting feedback from the new release users.

Join the bards guild discord server here to get troubbleshooting help, midis and more !

Check out this live midi input showcase, one of the novelties brought by the 2.0 :

Index

About

What's the lutebot ?

The lutebot is a third party software that can read midi files (.mid) and mimic their content to the best of its ability using the lute in game. It uses console commands to communicate with the game.

Is it safe ?

The lutebot is born from a cooperation with the devs. They created the console commands for the lute specifically for this usage and fully endorse it. Furthermore, the code is entirely public on github (check the download section).

I have heard from moderators that some people have been trying to blame the lutebot after getting banned for third party software usage (actual cheats). Rest assured that the lutebot won't get you banned.

How does it works ?

The lutebot is built on the C# midi library by sanford that you can get here. This library plays midi files for the lutebot, which then intercept midi events when thrown by the library and turn them into console commands.

The lutebot's interface is made using winform, a somewhat outdated yet time saving tool for simple window interfaces.

If you like the lutebot and wish to support it, you can help me by donating to my patreon
Reworking the lutebot and adding live midi input was only the beginning, I have more features planned for the future (more on that on my patreon page !). But this is a time consuming project, your support will let me put more time into it.

Download

You can get the latest lutebot version here

Or get access to the code directly on GitHub

Older versions :

Getting Started

Installation

Download and unzip the lutebot folder. As long as its content is intact, it will work regardless of where you put it.

Quick Setup

Start the lutebot by double clicking on LuteBot.exe. Click on options then on keybinding to open the keybinding menu.
From here, check the message displayed below the list of keybinds. It should look like this :

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If it does, please Ignore the following section.

If this is not the message you're seeing, you need to manually set the path to mordhau's configuration file. Please do so by clicking on Mordhau Config then Mordhau Configuration Files then Set DefaultInput.ini Location. Then, select the file named DefaultInput.ini in your game folder. Its default location is :
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Mordhau\Mordhau\Config\DefaultInput.ini
If you selected the right file, the message below should look like the picture above.

Now that the lutebot knows where your mordhau settings are located, you may use the automatic configuration that will set the console both in game and in the lutebot to PageDown for you.
To do so, please click on Mordhau Config then on Automatic Configuration then on Set up.

Then press Apply to close the keybind window.

The lutebot's OpenConsole keybind should be set to Next, and the next time the game starts, pressing PageDown should open the console. Take a moment to check if this is your case.

How to operate

To play a midi file (.mid) on the lutebot, click on Load Midi File in the main window and select a file. If you selected a proper midi file, it's title should appear one the window, and the buttons Stop and Play Should be now accessible. Click on the play button and you should start hearing music.

To play this midi file using the in game lute, go in settings and turn off sound effects here :

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Then go in game, have a lute equipped in your hands, and press + on the numpad (the default shortcut to play) to start playing.

Warnings :

  • Do not use the play button to play in game, always use the shortcut.
  • Do not attempt to open the console yourself, let the lutebot manage the console.
  • Do not try to jump or crouch while playing.
The lutebot should now be ready to operate. Consult the detailed guide for more, or the troubleshooting section if you're still encountering issues.

Detailed Guide

Main Window

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This is the main window of the lutebot that will always show while it is running. It is designed to look like a regular music player, displaying the elapsed and total time in the current song, a scrollbar that you can move around, a play/pause button and a stop button.

Clicking on the central button will let you manually load one midi file into the player.

The previous and next buttons will let you navigate in the playlist. They are only accessible if a playlist is currently active and it contains at least two tracks.

The Options button in the top left corner will let you access the settings and the keybind menu. The Window button next to it let you use the optional features of the lutebot described below. The focus button in the window menu will put all of the lutebot's windows back to the foreground, useful when having multiple windows open. Alternatively, clicking on the main window does the same.

Configuring the LuteBot

Settings

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The following settings affect which parts of the lutebot's interface will be open when starting the lutebot :
  • Show Playlist Menu on Startup
  • Show Soundboard Menu on Startup
  • Show Track Selection Menu on Startup
  • Show Online Sync Menu on Startup (unfinished)
  • Show Live Midi Input Menu on Startup

Sound effects : lets you switch between playing in game or playing using midi sounds (useful to try different instruments and tracks settings beforehand).

Automatic Console System : lets you change the way the lutebot interacts with the console.

  • Old : The big console will open once when you start playing, and close when you pause. This console mode prevents you from moving entirely when playing, and is slower (meaning that the note cooldown needs to be set much higher for it to work, 50 is recommended for this setting)
  • New : Opens the small console for each command. The small console closes automatically upon inputting one command, which allows the lutebot to input commands at a much faster rate. This is the recommended setting. Warning this setting won't work if the console key you're using for the lutebot can input characters (like Tilde). PageDown is recommended for this setting.
  • Off : the lutebot will not try to interact with the console at all. You have to manually open the big console before pressing play. Just like the old setting, it is slow and require a high note cooldown.

Note Conversion Mode : Turns on and off the note transposition feature. Due to the lute's limitations in game, the lutebot has a transposition system applied to notes outside of the lute's range. Turning it off and enabling sound effects lets you use the lutebot as a regular midi player. Useful to listen to original tracks before attempting tweaks.

Lowest Note ID : The lowest note id mordhau's lute supports. This setting should not be modified, please keep it to 0 at all times.

Note Count : The number of notes mordhau's lute supports. If mordhau's lute gets updated and receive more notes, you can set this setting so that the lutebot will take these changes into account.

Note Cooldown : This setting changes the cooldown in ms applied after a note has been played. 50 is recommended when using old or off console modes, while 30 or lower is recommended for the new console system.

You can check for updates in the bottom right corner of the settings window.

Keybinds

To change one of the lutebot's keyboard shortcuts, simply click on one of the keybind list's items and press the desired key to set the shortcut.
Do not forget to apply or your change won't be saved.

Here is a detail of all the keybinds and their functionnalities :

  • Play : Start/pause the current song.
    Next : Load the next song in the current playlist.Previous : Load the previous song in the current playlist.
    Ready : Currently unused (related to online sync).OpenConsole : Is used by the lutebot to open the console for you.
    *LiveMidiListen : Toggle listening to your selected midi input device.

As explained in the Getting Started section, the keybind menu is also capable of setting your console key properly for you. Please refer to this section for more details.

Features

Each of the main features have their own window, so that you can customize the lutebot's interface to your liking.

Playlist

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The playlist window lets you create a list of midi files that will be played one after the other. You can also skip to the previous or next song in the playlist using the buttons on the main window, or use the convenient keyboard shortcuts (/ and * on the numpad by default) to go from one song to the other without even leaving the game.

You can use the Add to Playlist button to add a midi file to the playlist.

You may also save the playlist as an xml file for later use using the Save Playlist button, and load a previously saved playlist using the Load Playlist button. Note that when you open the playlist window, it will automatically open the last playlist you saved.

Warning: Do not attempt to load a soundboard xml file as a playlist.

Soundboard

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The soundboard lets you create up to 9 song shortcut. Pressing the associated key will instantly start playing the associated song. Consider using this feature to avoid alt-tabbing to switch between songs. To modify a shortcut's keybind or song, simply right click on one of the 9 buttons.

Just like the playlist, the soundboard can be saved as an xml file, and loaded later. Opening the soundboard window will automatically load the last soundboard you saved.

Track Filtering

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The track filtering window lets you remove some complexity out of a midi file to make it sound better on the lute. Some midi files may contain a lot of instruments playing at the same time, which is undesired for mordhau's lute limitations.

You can tweak the content of a midi file simply by ticking boxes off to remove either instruments, or tracks. Tracks are a series of commands in midi files that may or may not contain notes, removing some might not have any effects depending on how the current midi was made.

When you think the tweak you applied suits your needs, simply press Save Song Profile to save your changes. As opposed to the soundboard and the playlist, you cannot choose where you save song profiles. They will be automatically stored in a folder and retrieved if they exists when a song is loaded (manually or using a playlist or soundboard).

Live Midi Input

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The live midi input window is the most important feature of this new version. It allows you to take full control of the lute using either a midi input device plugged to your computer, or your keyboard directly.

Check the drop down menu to see the list of available devices. Keyboard Mode will always show up in the list on top, any midi input device directly plugged into your computer will show under it.

Once you selected the device you wish to use, click on the listening button. Your inputs will only be taken into consideration when this button is green. You may also use the . (or del) key on your numpad to toggle it while in game.

Selecting Keyboard mode will allow you to simulate a midi input device using your computer keyboard. You can bind individual notes to each of the piano keys below by clicking on one then pressing the desired key. Pressing those keybinds while in the game and with listening enabled will play the corresponding notes.

You may use the - 1 Octave and +1 Octave buttons to change the note range the lutebot is focusing on. Pressing a key on your midi device that plays a note outside of the displayed range will automatically transpose that note to the range. Alternatively, checking the box below will causes notes outside of this range to be simply ignored.

Troubleshooting

Before reading this section, please read carefully through the quick start up guide first. Make sure you're operating the lutebot properly.

The lutebot immediately spam the chat and open the team selection menu when I press play

This typically happens when your console key isn't set properly. Check that the lutebot's OpenConsole bind in the keybinding menu is properly set to the key you use to open the console in game. To rebind the console key in game, please check the quick start up guide. Alternatively, you can consult the official discord (by typing !c console in any channel of the official discord) to know how to bind it manually.

Command not recognised appears in the console when playing

This can happen for multiple reasons, please refer to the two sections below for more information.

A character appears before every command, causing the command not recognised error

This happens because the key you have set your console to can input characters (like tilde writing ~). You need to use a key that cannot input characters, like PageDown.

The i is missing, equpmencommand is being written in the console, causing the command not recognised error

Check the keyboard windows is currently set to. Make sure it is set to qwerty (EN should appear on the taskbar), or azerty (FRA on the taskbar).
Any other keyboard type is officially untested thus support cannot be guaranteed.

The lutebot start spamming the chat and opening the team selection menu in the middle of a song

This can happen for various reasons. Make sure that you don't jump, crouch or sprint while playing the lutebot.

If this happens with the big console (console mode off or old) then you need to set the note cooldown higher than it is. 50 ms is recommended.

Midi Files

I will post here the various midi files that people have edited to work with the lutebot.

Thanks to @Fohshizle for his work, you can get his midi files (here)[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RUTe3ZMlpDY8QTNVTorZbKCa4oSqHh88/view?usp=sharing]

Also try FloridaMan's Collection

Special Thanks

Marox :

For making the lutebot possible in the first place.

Milosh_Obilic :

For putting together the tutorial videos as well as the various showcases. Stay tuned for his modding work once the sdk drops!

My testers, JasonBourne, PlouPlou, Iodine, Madcow :

For helping me figure out what I lacked in music knowledge, and reporting various bugs since the first version.

Knight 3301 6763
  • 4
  • 18 May
 Bodkin

Others have spoken on shields plenty enough already.

I play a lot of archer and can tell you that archers are plenty powerful in this game, you just have to be practiced enough to be useful with it.

The only bow that is "weak" is Recurve but it is extremely quick to shoot and extremely powerful in quick and accurate hands. Recurve is actually the bow I use most.

Trust me man, archers are good you just need more practice

Also you can bring good shit with archer. Here is an example (AND this class still has huntsman)

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For the price of that War Axe (1 to 2htk any class) you could bring a arming sword and Kite Shield so I mean you can have good shit. Bringing good armor as an archer isnt very good for 2 reasons

1) archers have a small speed debuff so bringing lighter armor counteracts this somewhat.

2) Huntsman perk longbow and crossbow 1 shot every torso anyway, even heavy. So if youre fighting other archers the extra armor is just going to slow you down and make you easier to hit, along with the fact that the armor won't help much in melee when all you have is a dagger or shortsword.

Knight 928 2545
  • 18 May
 Pred

How are melee weapons in shooter games?

Are you able to consistently top the scoreboard with knife? Or are you forced to use guns?

168 1701
  • 8 May
 elwebbaro — Art

Patch #04 Changelog: 08/05/2019

With this patch, we are rolling out the gold compensation for our rocky launch. It comes in the form of 10K gold, and you can choose to accept or decline it when you launch the game. We have no way to know who was affected, so it is extended to all current players. This is a one time thing. If you decline it, it's gone. You will be able to claim this compensation until (including) Sunday UTC.

Networking

  • Matchmaking improvements
  • Joining a server will now reserve a slot in advance, fixing the issue of being booted after loading.
    Server owners will have to make sure that the beacon port (15000) is reachable; it can be overridden on the command line with BeaconPort=<port>

Maps & Gamemodes

  • Fixed players being able to get out of bounds on Mountain Peak
  • Fixed some icicles not dropping on Mountain Peak
  • Weapons/projectiles no longer collide with bounds on certain maps

Visuals & Misc.

  • Fixed spectators being kicked for AFK even when moving
  • Fixed fire kills not being tracked
  • Fixed pyromaniac achievement not working
  • Fixed Whack A Mole achievement
  • Fixed couched head kills not being tracked
  • Potential fix for a rare(?) crash (could also crash the server)
  • Added m.ThirdPersonDeathCamera by default it is disabled, added it to settings as well. Does what it says, forces 3p camera on death. Can help for people who get motion sick.

Audio

  • Increased volume of human footsteps and horse galloping, increasing sound awareness
  • Catapult & Ballista firing sounds can now be heard from further away, increasing awareness
  • Fixed horn on camp being too loud at certain times
  • Increased volume of low stamina breathing and made it more even across voice sets, making it easier to notice in fights
  • Lute is now louder

UI

  • Added friend UI marker - can be toggled with H, in the options or m.friendlymarker console command. Has 3 states (friends & party, all teammates and off).
  • Frontline spawn screen now shows friends and party members as orange dots
  • Added “Show Killed By” toggle in the options or m.ShowKilledBy, can be used to turn off the killed by panel
  • Tutorial reward message on main menu now hidden when it is completed
168 1701
 elwebbaro — Art

It's been one hell of a ride thus far, and it's only been 7 days. None of us would've expected this reception in our wildest dreams.
As of today MORDHAU has sold just shy of 500.000 copies and we have reached a peak of 60.000 concurrent players yesterday. These are just mindblowing numbers to us, and we still haven't fully realized that MORDHAU is currently among the top played games on Steam.

Unfortunately the launch wasn't as smooth as we had hoped. Server performance was abysmal and reward drops such as Gold and XP, as well as unlocks were not functioning properly. We are still in the process of seting up new servers in regions that need them and as a result the Matchmaking can still be spotty. There's also some other Matchmaking related bugs that prevent parties from joining the same game, or BR lobbies to populate very slowly, but we're on top of that. All things considered, the majority of launch issues have been resolved. As for compensation of the lost Gold and XP. We have not forgotten about it and will be shipping it via the next patch.

Right now we are addressing some of the more frequent and critical issues, like the "Ghost Bug" among others, as well as some map exploits. These past few days had been very hectic for us, but things are starting to somewhat get back in order.

Looking ahead for future updates, we've got a couple new maps in mid-production: Castello and Feitoria. Here's a few impressions on the latter.

On top of that we will start looking into Ranked/Competitive modes, starting with duels. However we cannot give an exact timeframe on when you can expect these updates to be rolled out yet. We are terrible when it comes to estimating things, I'm sure our alpha players can attest to that.

Additionally we will keep adding new armor pieces and weapon skins here and there, as well as some new character customization options.
Goals further down the line would be to release Modding Tools, as a lot of you seem to be very eager to create some custom content.

We've got lots of ideas for improvements to the maps and gamemodes. There's also been some amazing feedback and suggestions coming from you guys. When it comes to balancing and tweaking of mechanics, we are pretty happy with how things are looking right now, but we will start tweaking some things soon.

In closing we'll take this opportunity to give some shout-outs.

Thank you

  • to all the Kickstarter backers and alpha testers. Without your constant feedback, suggestions and nitpicking the game would not be where it is now.
  • to G-Portal/zeuz and their amazing support. You guys were super helpful and assisted us a bunch to keep up with our launch woes.
  • to all community server hosts. You really saved our asses to provide servers for all these players while we were struggling to spin up our own.
  • to our promotional launch re-stream: You guys knocked it out of the park and delivered some sweet first impressions right on the storefront.
  • to all the content creators out there creating videos and streaming. MORDHAU spread like a wildfire, which wouldn't have been possible without you.
1084 6145
  • 3 May
 crushed — Art

We've identified an issue causing the huge lag spikes on our official servers and are restarting them one-by-one to apply the fix. We're going to leave some servers as 48p, while others will be upgraded to 64p. Our next steps will be to increase the pool of official servers, and start doing improvements to the matchmaker. Thank you for your patience during our rocky launch!

1084 6145
  • 2 May
 crushed — Art

First and foremost an apology to all players from our entire team.

The current state of the game is not the one we wanted you to experience at launch. It might sound cliché, but we were not able to keep up with the rapidly growing playerbase in this short amount of time.

On the bright side we were able to locate the problems that caused Gold and XP rewards to not be distributed properly, as well as unlocks not working in the Armory. - They should work properly now. We are also currently looking into ways to compensate players for their troubles.

Make sure to restart your game so the update gets applied! We are also currently restarting the servers on our end.

Additionally we've added some improvements to the Server Browser. You can now filter for a server name or set a ping limit.

Our top priority right now is to iron out the stability problems with our Official Servers, as well as bugs with the Matchmaker.

Thank you for all your patience despite these issues!

Conscript 108 462

Calling all big bois

We all want this game to succeed, and we all know how extremely important Steam user reviews are.
If we all know anything about Steam reviews is that can make or brake new games.

And what will probaly happen is new players:

buy
1 hour in
get fucking farmed
leave a shitty 1.3 hour not recommended review
uninstall and refund
making the review stick for eternity

We have all seen this happen before to good games guys, people are fucking herds who can't think for themself, so c'mon bois just instantly give this a good review and your honest thoughts as beta-alpha backers.

Posting 4 hours before release, don't let the devs down, because they finally gave us the final PATCHIE

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Knight 591 1997
  • 24 Apr
 LuxCandidus

With release being upon us, it is time to remind you how absolutely imperative it is to act kindly and welcomingly to new players. You mmust arm yourselves with patience and understanding, because new players will lose and get mad - it is the nature of competitive games. They will misunderstand mechanics and say drags are broken or feints are unfair. You must resist any urge to argue or mock them. Be helpful, and be accepting. Briefly try to explain the importance of such mechanics or simply allow them to be angry without interfering. Do not squabble over it.

If the importance of such etiquette is not understood, most new players will be driven out within a month, and the game will forever be a ghost town where you fight the same 10 people every day. One of the largest ways in which a game can be ruined - that is outside the developers' control - is by garnering a reputation for its toxic community. Many games are not bad in themselves, but people will not go anywhere near them due to their notoriously toxic community. I am sure everyone can think of a few.

Whatever you do, do not give anyone a reason to describe the Mordhau experience as cancerous. A friendly community can greatly strengthen the enjoyment of a game, especially a smaller community such as this one, by being friendly and always willing to help new players learn, as well as being one you can reliably have fun with for a few hours after a long day.