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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Heroes Of Newerth Lion Sound Bug Fix In The Works
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

S2 Games has released a status update for a fix to deal with a sound bug experienced by Lion OS users when playing the multiplayer strategy title, Heroes of Newerth. The game allows two teams of up to five players take on the roles of heroes as they work with AI controlled armies to destroy an enemy team's base.

After a tremendous amount of testing and many unsuccessful fixes, the issue with the Mac sound bug comes down to this: the primary sound library that Heroes of Newerth uses for all other operating systems does not work with Lion. The issue is so integral to how sound works in our game that it could not be fixed by any normal means. Instead, we were forced to use an unusual fix. This was a huge undertaking and after more than a month of hard work, it's nearly completed.

We have written our own secondary sound wrapper for our Lion users.

Most importantly, this means that the game will sound the same as it did before. In addition, there are some added benefits to fixing the issue in this way.
  • The library being used is entirely open source, meaning that we have much more control over the sound in our game.
  • The new wrapper will be included in the client as an option to all users and can be used instead of the current one on all operating systems. Of course, for Macs, this will be the default setting.
We are extremely happy to bring this solution to our players and to fix this problem once and for all. Again, we greatly apologize for all the issues that this problem caused and will continue working to ensure that our players have the best possible experience with Heroes of Newerth.

We are trying to get this fix out to our users as soon as possible. Our Mac users can look forward to having their game back to normal in the near future!
Head over to the pages below to learn more.

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