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New Voobly Client 2.7

 +chris@voobly

Voobly Team


Join Date: 3 October 2007
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Edited 3 July 2023 - 7:01 pm by +chris@voobly
Dear Community

with the release of Microsoft Windows 11, we are experiencing more and more crashing issues. There are also known issues using Windows 10 22H2 (latest version) such as client crashes when resizing the window / game room and lobby chat section or the problem, that updates must be downloaded manually, because TLS is not supported yet and much more, e. g. the "blinking" issue in our Voobly game browser.

Our first beta release will restore the stability on most recent operating systems, including Windows 11. We have updated the client to the latest version of Qt 5 LTS and are now using the most recent version of Microsoft Visual Studio. This is the largest update in terms of breadth ever since start of Voobly; all bits have changed.

Please report any bugs / problems / crashing issues / visual errors here and get rewarded with a premium membership! Please make sure to upload the crash dumps from the Voobly directory when reporting crashing issues and always add screenshots when reporting problems, to make it easier for us.

In our next release, we will add TLS support for automatic updates and fixing the Voobly game browser. But for now, let's focus on stability and native support for Windows 10 / 11.


Supported Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 with latest Windows Updates (Microsoft Support for this product has ended on Jan 14, 2020.)
  • Windows 8 with Update to Windows 8.1 and latest Windows Updates (Microsoft Support for this product has ended on Jan 10, 2023.)
  • Windows 10 with Update to 22h2
  • Windows 11 with Update to 22h2


Unsupported Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (Microsoft Support for this product has ended on April 11, 2017.)
  • Windows XP Service Pack 3 (Microsoft Support for this product has ended on Apr 8, 2014.)


Update Information
  • This build of the Voobly client aims to fix crashing issues for Windows 10 / Windows 11 users.
  • This build of the Voobly client still supports older operating systems. (limited support, but still enough to play on Voobly)
  • No UI blocking when downloads are running in the background.
  • Update to a most recent browser engine e. g. Chrome Engine
  • Native TLS 1.3 support
  • Major AC (Anti-Cheat) Update
  • Various bug fixes
  • tba

=> Not implemented

=> In progress

=> Released


Known Issues
  • Internet Explorer (IE) completely removed for further troubleshooting and crashing / flashing issues.


Pre-Release Information
  • Windows 7 Clean Installation - First time installation of Voobly Client 2.7
  • Windows 8.1 Clean Installation - First time installation of Voobly Client 2.7
  • Windows 10 22h2 Clean Installation - First time installation of Voobly Client 2.7
  • Windows 11 22h2 Clean Installation - First time installation of Voobly Client 2.7
  • Windows 7 - Update from Voobly Client stable 2.2.5.71 to 2.7.0.0
  • Windows 8.1 - Update from Voobly Client stable 2.2.5.71 to 2.7.0.0
  • Windows 10 22h2 - Update from Voobly Client stable 2.2.5.71 to 2.7.0.0
  • Windows 11 22h2 - Update from Voobly Client stable 2.2.5.71 to 2.7.0.0
  • Windows 7 - Update from Voobly Client beta 2.6.x.x to 2.4.0.0
  • Windows 8.1 - Update from Voobly Client beta 2.6.x.x to 2.4.0.0
  • Windows 10 22h2 - Update from Voobly Client beta 2.6.x.x to 2.4.0.0
  • Windows 11 22h2 - Update from Voobly Client beta 2.6.x.x to 2.4.0.0
  • Windows 7 - Test NAT-T / Matchmaking / Anti-Cheat on Voobly Client 2.7.0.0 in AOC
  • Windows 8.1 - Test NAT-T / Matchmaking / Anti-Cheat on Voobly Client 2.7.0.0 in AOC
  • Windows 10 22h2 - Test NAT-T / Matchmaking / Anti-Cheat on Voobly Client 2.7.0.0 in AOC
  • Windows 11 22h2 - Test NAT-T / Matchmaking / Anti-Cheat on Voobly Client 2.7.0.0 in AOC
  • Windows 7 - Test NAT-T / Matchmaking / Anti-Cheat on Voobly Client 2.7.0.0 in AOT
  • Windows 8.1 - Test NAT-T / Matchmaking / Anti-Cheat on Voobly Client 2.7.0.0 in AOT
  • Windows 10 22h2 - Test NAT-T / Matchmaking / Anti-Cheat on Voobly Client 2.7.0.0 in AOT
  • Windows 11 22h2 - Test NAT-T / Matchmaking / Anti-Cheat on Voobly Client 2.7.0.0 in AOT

=> Failed

=> Testing

=> Passed

=> Pending Test
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 +chris@voobly

Voobly Team


Join Date: 3 October 2007
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Edited 15 May 2024 - 1:25 pm by +chris@voobly
Confirmed Issues
  • It is not possible to automatically download and install the game-specific / gamedata client update when entering a lobby. (Screenshot: https://static.voobly.com/fresh_install_bug.png). You have to click Cancel and download the update manually through your web browser.
  • Server Update / Lobby restart displays a Code of Conduct warning instead of a Maintenance notice. Reason states maintenance, but still too many complaints.
  • Hard coded lobby name in error message.
  • Anti Cheat behavior should no longer lock any accounts.
  • Enable "Render in 32-bit color" by default
  • Enable "Force Desktop Resolution in Game" by default
  • Enable "Start in Window Mode" by default
  • Enable "Lock Cursor inside game window" by default
  • Fix A:Link A:Hover A:Active A in default Client Theme (blue hotlink color on blue background)
  • Anti-Cheat: Improve Detection of Macros
  • Anti-Cheat: Detect newly submitted AOM map hack
  • Anti-Cheat: Detect AOT OOS sync hack
  • Anti-Cheat: Detect AOT resource hack
  • Anti-Cheat: Detect submitted AOC map hack
  • Anti-Cheat: Detect newly discovered sync cheat for AOC

Fixed Issues
  • Menu options in context menu are shifted on messenger / lobby chat / game room chat. -- Fixed in 2.4.0.0
  • Client update will fail with error message: "This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "windows" in "". when upgrading from Voobly Client 2.3.x.x -- Fixed in 2.4.0.1
  • Several visual issues such as grid lines not aligned with game room in List View. -- Fixed in 2.4.1.0
  • Visual Issue: Fix text color in the "Select Color" window in Messenger Options. -- Fixed in 2.4.1.0
  • Unexpected Line breaks on User Info in User List. -- Fixed in 2.4.1.1
  • Sounds not working on Client (Taunts, Messenger Sounds) -- Fixed in 2.5.0.0
  • False positive bans in New Player Lobby -- Fixed in 2.5.0.0
  • False positive bans in Anti Cheat -- Fixed in 2.5.0.0
  • Fixed dead links in menu help in lobby window / messenger window -- Fixed in 2.5.0.0
  • Font size increased to 9pt in User Info -- Fixed in 2.5.0.0
  • Fixed broken Stealth mode for Premium Subscribers -- Fixed in 2.5.0.0
  • Switched audio engines to fix sounds issues on Client (Taunts, Messenger Sounds) -- Fixed in 2.6.0.0
  • Windows 10 / Windows 11 crashes persist with Qt 5.6.3. Update to Qt 5.15 -- Fixed in 2.7.0.0
  • Fixed grid lines alignment glitches. -- Fixed in 2.7.1.0
  • Fixed menu alignment glitches. -- Fixed in 2.7.1.0
  • Fixed scaling issues for Windows 10 / Windows 11 users with 4k resolution. -- Fixed in 2.7.2.0
  • Replace updated emoticons mapping-fixed.ini to fix annoying / glitched emoticons while chatting, e. g. smurf, birthday. -- Fixed in 2.7.3.0
  • Fixed menu item styling issues -- Fixed in 2.7.3.0
  • Internet Explorer (IE) completely removed for further troubleshooting exsiting crashing / flashing issues. -- Fixed in 2.7.4.0
  • Premium badges fixed. -- Fixed in 2.7.4.0
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 vil_withCamel


Join Date: 19 February 2017
Posts:108
Posted 24 June 2023 - 8:27 pm
I have tip, very easy to implement. In voobly room, right click player name, opens menu. In that menu would be nice to have new menu item "Copy player name to clipboard".
Meaning: It is needed in room chat, and also in AoE2 window where teams are set. (Currently, we all write some bad misspelled part of name)
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 [PXx]3antozz


Join Date: 9 July 2017
Posts:105
Posted 25 June 2023 - 1:44 am
How do i confirm whether I am indeed running on the beta client after installing ?
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 +[MM]jason


Join Date: 13 June 2013
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Edited 25 June 2023 - 1:52 pm by +[MM]jason
Press crtl when mouse hovering on your name in the lobby.

If we are taking requests can we please see a players progress on a mod download in the game room.
A bigger windows when clicking info on a game room.
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 +chris@voobly

Voobly Team


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Posted 25 June 2023 - 4:17 pm
How do i confirm whether I am indeed running on the beta client after installing ?
Just let us know whether you experience any problems with the new client.
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 +amr@voobly

VCom Lead


Join Date: 28 August 2022
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Posted 25 June 2023 - 4:52 pm
No audio in rooms at all, like 11 14 1 2 ... etc
plus no audio while joining rooms or room full or when game starts
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 +chris@voobly

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Edited 25 June 2023 - 9:58 pm by +chris@voobly
This will be fixed in Voobly Client 2.5.0.0
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 +amr@voobly

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Join Date: 28 August 2022
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Posted 25 June 2023 - 7:19 pm
Also would u please make the client font larger coz its too small
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 +thesavagehitman


Join Date: 2 June 2022
Posts:20
Posted 25 June 2023 - 9:00 pm
Hi all,

I noticed the text size on pop up menus has been reduced by a significant value than what it used to be.
PFA a snapshot.
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asds.png (file size: 47.77 KB)

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 [NomadA]sealTEAM600


Join Date: 1 May 2020
Posts:5
Posted 25 June 2023 - 9:57 pm
The entire client is super small now, I've attached a screenshot.
You must login into Voobly to view image
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 +chris@voobly

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Posted 25 June 2023 - 10:06 pm
The entire client is super small now, I've attached a screenshot.
You must login into Voobly to view image

This screenshot was taken on a Windows 11 PC. Default settings, newly installed OS from 10 hours ago. I am having problems reproducing the incredibly small font size in your screenshot.
Attachments:
scaling.PNG (file size: 287 KB)

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 Elite_Noobaki


Join Date: 28 December 2022
Posts:14
Posted 25 June 2023 - 10:28 pm
With new download of voobly as obligatory,now I cannot open it because there is a message that cannot open and is not valid win32 exe...what can I do now?
I use windows XP..
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 +chris@voobly

Voobly Team


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Posted 25 June 2023 - 10:43 pm
With new download of voobly as obligatory,now I cannot open it because there is a message that cannot open and is not valid win32 exe...what can I do now?
I use windows XP..

You must run at least Service Pack 3 of Windows XP.
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 vil_withCamel


Join Date: 19 February 2017
Posts:108
Posted 25 June 2023 - 11:43 pm
Another tip. In lobby, line very down in screen, I click Info button, and it displayes menu which is ... bad. It should be displayed UP in this situation, not to down from Info button, but up, so that it is visible


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