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Title: Platform Builder 10 Beta
Post by: TingThing on February 17, 2022, 04:31:29 AM
Hey Everyone! I thought I'd surprise you with an exciting announcement.


Platform Builder 10 Beta. It's out.

That's right! I just dropped an early release of PB 10 so that you can get the chance to try out the new features and check out the new look! (The graphics are mostly finished, but still subject to change some.)

Check out my video announcement here:

Here's what's changed (Scroll down to see beta updates):

Beta 1.0
Beta 1.1
Beta 1.2


Beta 1.3

The New Commands:
Title: Re: Platform Builder 10 Beta
Post by: Setap on February 20, 2022, 01:05:34 PM
  • However, Platform Builder Standard will no longer let you publish games to the explore section; you will need Pro for that.

That kinda sounds like a dumb change (about the fact that you can no longer share games at all in PB), I understand there still need to be some limitations but I belive this is not the best way to go about it.
Title: Re: Platform Builder 10 Beta
Post by: Gizgord on February 21, 2022, 06:12:20 PM
That kinda sounds like a dumb change (about the fact that you can no longer share games at all in PB), I understand there still need to be some limitations but I belive this is not the best way to go about it.
I thought about it as well. will PB Standard users still be able to share games?
Title: Re: Platform Builder 10 Beta
Post by: Alley on February 23, 2022, 04:48:20 PM
Hey...

I think that's not a big problem when a feature to create executables of our games are still there for everyone because it is the most complete solution for a thing anyway. :) Anyway, long time being not here.
Title: Re: Platform Builder 10 Beta
Post by: Gizgord on February 23, 2022, 06:46:13 PM
hello Alley!
you're wrong here. as of today, executables are only for Pro users. there was no mention of any change in this announcement  ::)
Title: Re: Platform Builder 10 Beta
Post by: Alley on February 24, 2022, 05:57:53 PM
Okay! :) You may be right here. Haven't written nor read here for long time also but saw this announcement. I have PRO so everything is free and easy to get for me. :D
Title: Re: Platform Builder 10 Beta
Post by: TingThing on February 25, 2022, 10:52:40 PM

There are reasons why I am hesitant to keep the publisher part of the free version that I don't want to get into. But, you guys also make a good point that this makes it very difficult for players to share their games in any way. I will think through this some more before publishing a stable version of PB 10.
Title: Re: Platform Builder 10 Beta
Post by: Gizgord on February 25, 2022, 10:56:44 PM
There are reasons why I am hesitant to keep the publisher part of the free version that I don't want to get into.
sure, I get it. ;)
But, you guys also make a good point that this makes it very difficult for players to share their games in any way. I will think through this some more before publishing a stable version of PB 10.
we talked about it on discord and I proposed a read-only .PBX file (so users don't steal each others games)
Title: Re: Platform Builder 10 Beta
Post by: TingThing on February 27, 2022, 04:08:54 AM
After consideration, I determined that Platform Builder Standard will continue to allow publishing to the explore section. Thanks for your input on that. The other changes for standard (more characters, NPCs, enemies, etc.) will stay.


Beta has been updated to 1.1


Best,
TingThing
Title: Re: Platform Builder 10 Beta
Post by: Warrior555MainsGanon on May 11, 2022, 09:52:13 AM
@TingThing did the pb10 betas altered downloading game listings for explore updates? I have got into the situation of having to update explore listings several times on the new version, everytime it worked differently from before (prior to pb10, downloading game listings would regularly open 7zip terminal windows, which would prevent from doing something else while downloading game listings in the background). If thats true and intended then its an amazing change for the aforementioned reasons
Title: Re: Platform Builder 10 Beta
Post by: TingThing on May 23, 2022, 11:15:47 PM
@TingThing did the pb10 betas altered downloading game listings for explore updates? I have got into the situation of having to update explore listings several times on the new version, everytime it worked differently from before (prior to pb10, downloading game listings would regularly open 7zip terminal windows, which would prevent from doing something else while downloading game listings in the background). If thats true and intended then its an amazing change for the aforementioned reasons


No, I didn't change the way PB downloads game listings. But the 7zip terminal window would open if the standard unzipping function in Game Maker failed. I noticed this was happening and so I created a failsafe with 7zip. However, it's possible that Game Maker updated and fixed the issue or it resolved after a Windows update, which would mean that the failsafe is no longer needed. Hopefully that is the case. I'll still keep it there just in case.
Title: Re: Platform Builder 10 Beta
Post by: TingThing on May 31, 2022, 05:44:40 AM
Hi everyone,


In anticipation for PB 10's release, I have updated the command prompt (https://theplatformbuilder.com/command-prompt/) page with all of the new commands. I also re-organized and re-categorized a lot of commands on that page to make it more intuitive.