LambdaGeneration changelog
LambdaGeneration changelog

The Follow (Freeman) Update






It's here - Your weekly dose of new features and improvements!

  • Following - You can now follow your favorite content creators. Posts by those you follow will appear in the new Following page. Profiles also contain new pages to show who is following you and who you follow.
  • Profile cards - Hovering over the name or avatar of a post author will now show a small preview of their profile.
  • Increased post characters limit - We've quadrupled the character limit so you can create more detailed lore, news and mod update posts.
  • New reactions - We've added several new reactions to our reactions picker. Thanks to DansKart and Hickory for submitting these. Get Your Free TVs! tv.png
  • Improved "new posts" message - The real-time new posts message on the New posts page now appears even if you've scrolled down.
  • A plethora of bugfixes and UX improvements - Thanks to your continued feedback we've made many more improvements to the UX and squished a lot of bugs this week. I think I understand why they're called "bugs" - you squish one and a dozen more appear…
  • Reminded Dr. Freeman to reload

Let us know what you think about this update or if you encounter any bugs on our Discord

The Category Sorting Update






That's right, new week new update! We haven't forgotten about it. Here are this week's new features and improvements:

  • Sorting in categories - Posts can now be sorted by Trending, New and Top of all time in categories.

  • Uncollapsed replies under comments - Replies to comments will now load without needing to click "view replies", making it easier to find and read discussions.

  • Streamable embed support - Links to Streamable videos now get posted as a full-on video embed, now there is one more video platform to choose from for all your modding videos and memes!

  • DeviantArt profile link - You can now link to your DeviantArt on your profile page, so that it's easier for others to find more of your exquisite fan-art.

  • Many, many bugfixes and improvements - We've squished so many bugs this week that we're not sure whether there are any roaches left in Black Mesa… and as always we've made more UX and design improvements based on your feedback.

  • Coaxed Lamarr out of the air duct

Let us know what you think about this update or if you encounter any bugs on our Discord

The Multi-Image (and Bot) Update






The bots are here! And several other improvements:

  • Multiple image upload - You can now upload up to 4 images in a post! No more need to split screenshots and fan-art between separate posts!
  • Twitter and Discord bots - Popular posts now get featured on our brand-new LambdaGeneration Community Twitter account as well as a new #posts channel on our Discord - check them out!
  • Larger images in link posts - Linked webpages that have a large image will now show a nice edge-to-edge image in link posts.
  • New posts message - The New posts page will now show a message whenever new posts are created in real-time.
  • New iOS Icon - We’ve added a shiny new favorite/homescreen icon for iOS users.
  • Bug fixes and improvements - As always, this update contains several bug fixes and improvements thanks to your feedback.
  • Euthanized the Weighted Companion Cube in record time

A huge thanks to r2d2rigo (creator of BSP Overviews) for building the Twitter and Discord bots!

As always, let us know what you think about this update or if you encounter any bugs on our Discord

The Mentions Update






New week, new update!

In the few days since the last update we've added more things to spice up the platform:

  • User mentions - You can now mention other users in posts and comments with twitter-style mentions! Simply type @theirusername in posts and comments. Doing so will create a link to their profile and send them a notification.
  • Improved user search results - In tandem with the user mentions, we've improved the users search results to help you better find other users on the platform.
  • Limited image heights in feeds - We've limited images in feeds (Trending/New/Search etc.) to 1000px. You can still see the full image on the post's own page.
  • Fixed iOS icon not showing - If you're on iOS, tap the share button in Safari to add the site to your favorites or homescreen, you should now see our colorful logo!
  • Lowered minimum size for profile backgrounds - We've reduced the minimum size for profile backgrounds to 480x320 pixels. We still however recommend at least 1280x720 for a crisp image.
  • Other bug fixes and UX improvements - Many small bug fixes and improvements based on your feedback.

Let us know what you think about this update or if you encounter any bugs on our Discord.

The Reactions Update






We have now reached 1000 members 🎉

Thank you to everyone for the support so far.

To celebrate, we are releasing an update with several new features:

  • Reactions - You can now react to posts and comments with 63 handcrafted, premium-grade emojis. smugotis
  • Twitter card/Open Graph support - Links to posts and profiles will now show preview images on external websites.
  • More sites supported in profile links - You can now add Instagram, Patreon and Discord server links to your profile page.
  • Fan art of the week - You guys are posting a lot of amazing fan-art on the platform. Each week we will pick one fan-art piece to be featured on the sidebar. Selected artists will get a special badge on their profile. ⭐️
  • Added new 404 page design - We needed to switch it up after we added the ability to uninstall Counter-Strike: Source
  • Updated localization files

Let us know what you think about this update or if you encounter any bugs on our Discord.

The Launch Update






Rise and shine, Mr. Freeman, rise and shine - the LambdaGeneration Community Platform is now public!

Whether you're visiting for the first time, or you've been with us since the private beta - welcome to the home of all things Half-Life!

Along with opening the silo doors and letting everyone in, we are also releasing a few updates:

  • Badges - Thank you to everyone who helped us test the private beta! Your efforts did not go unnoticed, and as a token of gratitude we’ve given you all a special badge on your profile to keep forever.
  • Bug fixes - Squished more bugs, many of which were caught by our awesome beta testers
  • Added ability to uninstall Counter-Strike: Source

If you still haven't, check out our Discord and tell us your thoughts about the platform or let us know if you find any bugs.

The Pre-Launch Update






We've released an update with many improvements and fixes, this is the last major update before public launch, as we are getting extremely close!

  • Profile backgrounds - You can now upload a shiny background image to your profile!
  • Added Location field - Added the option to add a location to your profile
  • Added About page - We've added a special About page where you can find out more about LambdaGeneration and meet the team.
  • Other bugfixes and refinements - We've made many more small improvements and refinements to the design and overall user experience in preparation for launching publicly

Hang in there we're almost public! We just have to test the stability of some of our latest changes and add a couple of finishing touches.

In the meantime, let us know what you think about this update or if you encounter any bugs on our Discord.

First Update!





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We've released a small update to the platform that fixes several bugs and adds new visual improvements.

  • New sidebar - New sidebar with welcome message, YouTube section and mobile support
  • Logout bug fixed - No more random sign outs!
  • Visual improvements - All-round visual improvements including better tablet and mobile support
  • Other improvements and bug fixes - We've fixed a plethora of small bugs and UX annoyances reported by our (very awesome) private beta testers.
  • Repaired soda machines - We've found several soda machines in Sector D that were broken. We've repaired them and notified the administrator.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us test the LambdaGeneration Community platform so far and for helping make the platform better with each update!

We’re working hard to get the platform public ASAP. There’s still a couple of things we have to do behind the scenes until we can open the Silo Doors, but it shouldn’t be too long.

In the meantime, please let us know if you have any feedback or encounter any bugs on our Discord.