ET: Legacy 2.77 'Capture the City' released

(KeMoN) #1

‘Capture the City!’

It’s massive. It’s stable! It’s GODLIKE!

It was also overdue, but now it’s finally time for ET: Legacy 2.77 ‘Capture the City!’, our most comprehensive release to date. Yes, we have been saying that about the past releases as well, but only because it’s true! Thanks to an actually growing ET: Legacy community and more active interest and involvement by players and server owners alike, the amount of feedback we have received since 2.76 was absolutely astonishing. Thank you for that!

At this point, we want to extend the warmest of all regards to the TeamMuppet ET community, who braced against a continued storm of bugs and endured frequent server crashes and downtimes by testing unstable development snapshots. The feedback gathered through your playtests has been incredibly valuable.
So valuable in fact that we decided to provide those development snapshots publicly over here. They are a wonderful opportunity for us to massively shorten the release cycle in the future, lower the feedback barrier between developers and players and get hands-on experience on the latest features and bug fixes by the community.


We know the most interesting part of a new release is to read up on all the things that got fixed, added or changed, however, it’s not possible to go through everything in detail here, so please have a look at the comprehensive changelog here. Nonetheless, there naturally are items on the list that stand out and we decided to compile them in the very short list below.

  • Added new download container system (read more)
  • Fixed VM_Create crash when player had utf-8 chars in their username (Windows)
  • Added HUD objective indicator
  • Added clearer simple items icons (use cg_simpleItems 2 to only use simple packs and weapon)
  • Added shoutcaster mode / Added shoutcast overlay
  • Added prestige feature that tracks players skill levels reset

We still want to provide you with in-detail explanations regarding some changes we are especially excited about, so please stay tuned for more posts in this thread the coming days. For now, however, we think it’s best to let you play around with this new release without further ado:


ET: Legacy 2.77 agains comes with support for Windows, Linux and MacOS as well as brand-new Raspberry Pi support which will go online in the next few days! We’re also happy to announce that support for Android devices is under development and should be available to you soon’ish™.

If you are not yet part of our Discord community, now is the ideal time to join. You will stay on top of things with news regarding ET, RTCW and most importantly ET: Legacy development. You can actively engage in discussion and help shape the game we all love to play. We are also happy to say that you can find active players in a growing competitive community on ET: Legacy. Things are starting to take shape and you can be right there with us!

(rorgoroth) #2

Thank you all for the hard work!

(KeMoN) #3

Hotfix for 2.77 is coming! We heared you.

Thank you for the massive feedback for and interest in ET: Legacy 2.77 ‘Capture the City!’. On the first day alone we broke 1.5k downloads and that number is still increasing.
Unfortunately, with such a substantial changelog it was not surprising that a few issues sneaked by, which were cause for a bit of a headache for everyone the last two days.
Therefore, we have decided to pause work on the current roadmap for 2.78 release and instead concentrate on ironing out the main bugs with 2.77 and ship a hotfix to you in the coming week(s).

The primary identified issues are as follows:

Issue: Asset MD5 checksum failed pop-up during installation.
Cause: Mirror link for downloading original asset paks doesn’t work.
Fix: Click "Try again" and it should choose Mirror#2.

Issue: Couldn't load official pak file error when connecting to servers.
Cause: You are missing pak1 and pak2 files in your ETLegacy/etmain folder.
Fix: Download these paks from and place them in etmain folder in fs_basepath (aka. installation path).

Issue: Alt+Tab Minimiser doesn’t work.
Cause: Caused by SDL update.
Fix: Use Borderless fullscreen or Windowed mode, which let’s you exchange between opened windows.

Issue: Antivirus blocking ET: Legacy installer.
Cause: Windows…
Fix: Allow the application manually until it is whitelisted by Microsoft.

Issue: The game is showing old version number, or has bugged menu.
Cause: 2.77 was installed over 2.76 path, causing conflicts.
Fix: Clean up installation and Documents/ETLegacy/legacy (Win) folders.

Issue: Infinite download loop when connecting to server.
Cause: Downloaded file is stored as temp file and moved to fs_homepath/etmain/dlcache folder.
Fix: Manually copy the respective file from fs_homepath/etmain/dlcache to fs_homepath/etmain.

Thank you for your patience and understanding for applying these (temporary) fixes, while we work on a hotfix.
Luckily, the most prevelant issues can be manually worked around in the meantime, which means you can still enjoy the 2.77 release.
If you find additional problems, please let us know or ideally directly file tickets on the Github tracker so nothing gets lost.

If you want to always stay on top of things and prefer real time feedback, then I can only recommend joining our Discord community. We even have some plans in store for it to improve community interaction even further and integrate the competitive side of ET: Legacy even more, so stay tuned.

(rorgoroth) #4

Idk if anyone can repro but a couple of times after strafing and stopping jumping to keep running it’s seemed like I’ve started ice skating on the ground. Could just be me seeing/feeling it wrong though.