Version 1.08

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Version 1.08 is an outdated version of SRB2, released on January 1st, 2004. It was originally intended to be the "definitive" patch for Final Demo 1.01, but it eventually grew to include a number of new features of its own.

As the follow-up release, v1.09, was delayed, v1.08 remained current for almost two years, an unusually long time at this point in development. Several critical bugs in v1.08 would remain unfixed during this period, most notably a bug that caused the game to crash if a player left a netgame while being targeted by a Homing Ring.

Beginning with this version, the source code for SRB2 would be included with the installation, which allowed for the first notable source code modifications to be produced. SRB2's source code would continue to be included with the installation for all public releases of SRB2 up to v2.0.

Features

  • Multi-thok was removed, restricting Sonic to one thok per jump.
  • Progress on Knuckles's proper sprites (which would replace the placeholder sprites from Demo 4.1) had been started; v1.08 included the first finished set of these, Knuckles's standing sprites.
  • Power-ups were added for use in NiGHTS mode levels.
  • The scripting language SOC, derived from the Doom scripting language DeHackEd, was added. It allowed users to customize parts of the game that were not customizable before, such as map Objects, cutscenes and unlockables. One of the first notable examples of this feature in use was SA-SRB2.
  • A "golf" gametype was added as a variation on Single Player/Coop. This gametype prevented the player from jumping or walking, limiting the player to charging up and releasing a spindash; each spindash the player uses counted as a "putt", the total of which was counted in the "Rings" portion of the HUD. A golf stage's par was determined using the Special Stage ring/time requirements sector special. When a golf stage was finished, the results screen would show a black screen displaying the par requirement, the player's total putts and the score bonus awarded. However, this gametype was not widely known of at the time, and was later removed in v1.09.

Multiplayer

  • The multiplayer roster was changed heavily and new stages were added in an attempt to get 10 stages for each gametype, although CTF had only 8.
  • In Match and related gametypes, hitting a player equipped with a shield now gave you the full 50 points instead of 25 points. Additionally, a 50 point penalty for dying in Match was introduced.
  • Ice Hockey Zone was added as a gimmick stage to test out a variation of CTF. It was designed to be played by two opposing teams who must try to push a snowman onto the opposing team's goal. However, a bug in v1.08 rendered the stage unplayable, as once a single goal was scored, the snowman would not be movable on respawn. Ice Hockey Zone and the experimental gametype itself would both be removed in v1.09.

Other

Levels

Single Player levels

Secret levels

Special Stages

  • MAP50-MAP56: Special Stages

Chaos stages

Capture the Flag stages

Match stages

Other

External links

Archived Versions - srb2.org - Information and download

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Pre-demo SRB2 TGFSRB2 HalloweenSRB2 Christmas
Demo Demo 1Demo 2Demo 3Demo 4Demo 4.32-4.35SRB2 2k3
Final Demo Final Demo 1.01-1.04Final Demo 1.08Final Demo 1.09-1.09.2Final Demo 1.09.3-1.09.4
Post-demo Match betaVersion 2.0Version 2.1In development