Welcome to Coldest

Welcome to the home of the open source mech combat game, Coldest. On this site you can find general information about playing the game, screenshots, and forums for contacting other players and the developer. Best of all, the game is completely free so don't hesitate to give it a try!

Note: The game is currently in a state that could generously be described as beta. The site is similar. Please report any problems with either of them in the forums or the bugs database.

New Textures Mostly Done

New Base

As promised, here is an update on the status of the new textures to replace the ones that I wasn't supposed to be using. As you can see in the attached image, the mech and base textures have been significantly reworked, even beyond just the required replacement of the base texture. The mech's normal map is much simpler now because I realized that you rarely get close enough to see the fine details anyway, and I was never entirely happy with the old normal maps. The other major change was that the mech is now weathered. There is dirt and grime and wear on the edges of panels. Continue reading »

Server Compromised

Due to some unfortunate timing on the discovery of a security flaw in the version of Exim running on this server, it was compromised by what appears to have been a script kiddie. A rootkit was installed and an ssh server started for their use, but according to the server logs neither was ever used. Admittedly the logs can't be completely trusted in this situation, but the rootkit wasn't sophisticated enough to cover its tracks well so I doubt it touched the logs. Continue reading »

Six Months of No Updates? Say It Ain't So!

Well, it is so, I'm afraid. However, not to worry, I still plan to get back to working on this at some point in the near future. I just haven't had time lately due to a very busy summer and another project that required my attention for a time. Fortunately, that project is now winding down (and summer is over) so I'll have more time to devote to Coldest. Continue reading »

Automatic Updates

One last update: All builds are now available. A Linux update has been pushed out as well to get it to the same level as the Windows build. Continue reading »

User Registration Problems

It appears that the ReCAPTCHA plugin that I was using to verify user registrations has been broken for some time now. I'm not sure exactly how long, but looking at my backups of the site pre-Lenny upgrade it doesn't seem that it was properly installed even there. I'm not sure how this happened, but it should be fixed now (and based on the spammer who registered this morning, I feel fairly confident saying that registration is working again. ;-). My apologies if this prevented anyone from registering.

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