One thing I want to make clear first though is that GameHeart is designed to work with 16x9 resolutions only. There are very few tournaments broadcasting using resolutions that are not 16x9 so GameHeart has been designed to cater to this ratio to create the best possible interface. If you are using another resolution hopefully we will be able to come up with a solution for you in the future. Please let me know though so I am aware of the demand.
The major changes are as follows:
The default/only layout is now the layout that was used during Dreamhack. I apologize that I have been forced to reduce the available layouts to only one but it is very difficult to maintain multiple layouts as I am still adjusting and adding features to support new tournaments and organizations. In the future if the GameHeart project continues I will give tournaments the ability to easily design their own interfaces and add GameHeart to their own maps.
Added a 'take control' button to the lobby so an admin can control all settings and the game start without worry about players pressing start or screwing stuff up.
Added 'drawing groups' which are represented by the button/number to the right of the observer name in the lobby. If you are in drawing group 2, only other members of drawing group 2 will see your drawings. This will allow multi-language broadcasts to use the drawing tools without interfering with each other.
Overhauled the drawing tools so that everyone can draw at the same time if they so choose. Drawing tools are also now 'always on' meaning if you want to draw a circle at any time all you have to do is hold ctrl and click two points. The hotkey to draw a line has been changed to alt to make it harder to accidentally draw. To draw an arrow you still need to hold both shift and alt.
Added sponsor logo support for the few leagues which submitted sponsor logos.
Added about ~75 new teams and ~30 new leagues to the overlay to total nearly 200 logos now supported inside GameHeart.
Added an option to disable the unit info panel (unit selection window) so it does not always pop up when selecting units. You may temporarily override the disable by pressing caps lock (if for example you want to show the number of kills a unit has or maybe a hatchery is being focused down so you want to see it's exact hitpoints).
Bug fixes/minor changes:
Production icons should no longer stay on screen after a reactor is destroyed (though this did not happen in all situations before hopefully it doesn't happen in any now).
Production/research icons should be hidden when switching to a players vision.
Team logos should now be hidden when switching to a players vision.
Nukes will now show up on ghost academys when they are being constructed.
Nukes, nyduses and scans will now ping the minimap for observers and create an alert at their location so the observer can press space to immediately jump to their position.
The stalemate countdown should now show up for observers and not just players in a stalemate situation.
The game clocks have been adjusted to more closely resemble the real game clocks in a default melee games so players should no longer find them to be a distraction.
Please do me a favor and immediately report any issues you may find with this newest update to GameHeart to me by emailing TeamGameHeart@gmail.com or contacting me on skype as 'rtschutter'
I tested all 20 maps on NA to make sure they uploaded correctly but only one map each from Korea, EU and SEA so if you are planning to run a tournament in those regions be sure to load up and test the maps you are planning to use and report back if you have any problems. Sorry, but after 5 hours of uploading testing 80 maps is a daunting task. I am confident there should not be any issues.
In the near future I am going to begin the process of adding support for other languages so if you can translate to any language that might be using the GameHeart overlay I would love for you to contact me by email or skype using the information above.
I may make a video later to go over these changes more carefully.
And also, GameHeart will be used in Shoutcraft America this weekend so please everyone check it out!