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Working with Platform Builder / Re: Pixel perfect graphics
« on: October 06, 2020, 07:06:53 PM »
Hi Dezue,

So here's the deal:

Platform Builder allows different sized game windows and different sized views. Because of this, a setting is enabled to blend pixels together. If this setting was turned off, then any math that doesn't even out would cause some pixels to double up while other pixels remain single. You'd end up getting really weird effects.

One thing that I would like to look into is the possibility of disabling the pixel blend feature when the math does even out. I'm hoping that I can find a solution for this in the next version. No guarantees on this, but I suggest you hold out for a little longer.


Introductions / Re: Casey is here to make the pixels look nice!
« on: October 04, 2020, 01:02:36 PM »
Thanks for jumping in Casey!

Introductions / Re: I am new here and work in Electronics Store
« on: October 04, 2020, 01:01:41 PM »
Welcome, and thanks for joining!

Hi everyone,

I have been asked to review the content of this post and some of the things spoken by CGM.

First off, I will be using the term "religion" to refer to Christianity in this post. Although I recognize the Christian appeal to avoid "religion" (especially its negative connotations) I use the term generally to refer to any positive belief in God, gods, spirituality, or other-worldly things.

I want to recognize that my evaluation comes with a personal bias, as I am also a Christian with a desire to encourage others to consider its claims. From the beginning of these forums, there has never been a rule prohibiting religious-based conversations (This goes for all religions and not just Christianity) nor is there a rule that you cannot post something which others would find "annoying" unless it escalates into spam or harassment. However, since the conversation has changed so drastically from the original post, and since it appears to be generally undesirable to the PB community, I will lock this topic.

CGM has the freedom to create religious-related posts on these forums, and everyone else has the freedom to read/engage with them or not. However, religious-related posts are not always appropriate especially if written on someone else's unrelated topic. If something like this starts to happen in the future, it would be better to say "Let's talk about this outside of this post" and start a private conversation.

I would also discourage anyone in this community from provoking CGM (or anyone for that matter) to jump into sensitive conversations like these on somebody else's topic. This topic serves as an example that subtle remarks against a person's beliefs or practices—as harmless as they may seem—can easily escalate into something undesirable.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please send them directly to me. Thank you.


Announcements / Re: New Forum Controls
« on: September 29, 2020, 06:08:36 PM »
Something's wrong with the spoilers in my forum theme. If I reveal a spoiler, almost everything in the message (user's name, avatar, details, and even most of the text except for the spoiler) is gone. This should be easy to fix I hope.

I see what you mean. It appears that the spoilers tag has compatibility issues with your theme. Unfortunately there's nothing I can do there.

Suggestions / Re: CP Compiling and parsing for exe exports
« on: September 29, 2020, 06:04:49 PM »
Thanks. I do see all suggestions, so no worries there. Although often times its a span of a couple week's time before it's time for me to sort through them. It all depends what phase I am in while developing PB.

Announcements / Re: New Forum Controls
« on: September 28, 2020, 10:16:25 PM »
@TingThing is there any way to make the script display the OP's like amount directly on the board?

Displaying the number of likes from the forum board before you enter in the view the posts? It's possible, although when I tested I noticed that it was showing up directly over any locked or sticky icons, making it look bad. Since I'm not familiar with the language used for the extension, I don't have an easy way of fixing that, so I had to disable it.

Announcements / Re: New Forum Controls
« on: September 28, 2020, 03:04:14 AM »
@TingThing Seems to be working okay! I mean, it came up with your name as I typed @TingThing
The like button isn't appearing in the theme I'm using which I just found out the name of the theme is "Yansima." Think you could fix this?

There was an error when testing installation of the extension on your particular theme. But I tried installing anyway and it looks like it went through. Hopefully it works properly.

Announcements / New Forum Controls
« on: September 28, 2020, 12:38:41 AM »
Hi everyone,

If you haven't already noticed, a few new forum features have been added by the request of some of our members. Click on the [Show] next to "Spoiler" below to learn more!

First, as you can see, there is a spoilers feature. This is available in the text editor


Second, you'll see a button to like posts.

Third, we added mentions. Press @ followed by a username to mention a person. To be honest I don't know if it fully works because no one has mentioned my name yet, but I'm assuming that a notification will show up with a link to the comment that mentioned my name. Hopefully that's the case.  :-\

These were good ideas and I'm thankful for the help finding some of these extensions. Hopefully they will work out well for us!


Platform Builder Update Log / Re: Version 8.2
« on: September 27, 2020, 10:22:40 PM »
NO WAY! I made the PB forums look like this!

Other than my avatar being slightly messed up, this is more to my liking. Forget switching forums.

yeah that's a nice theme. To anyone else seeing this, I believe that's the "Chemical Theme" which can be accessed from "Look and Layout" in your profile settings.

Announcements / Platform Builder Sprite Reveal!
« on: September 18, 2020, 05:30:04 PM »
Hi everyone!

I just posted an update on the "Coming Soon" page with a video announcement revealing a few of the new sprites and graphics for the upcoming Platform Builder 9!

I'm announcing this here so that everyone is noticed. If you don't already have an account with the forums, you will need to create a free one so that you can visit the Coming Soon Page on the forums and see what's coming up! And of course, we love seeing new members introduce themselves and contribute to the conversations we have here.

Any comments can go in the page with the actual video reveal.


Announcements / Old Platform Builder Graphics
« on: September 13, 2020, 01:43:39 AM »
Hi everyone,

In a previous announcement, I mentioned that Platform Builder would be getting new graphics, and that the old graphics would still be available as a legacy option. After some experiments in development, I came to realize that the amount of effort required (not to mention storage space) to include two interchangeable sets of graphics would be far too much effort and time. Instead I will be using that time and energy toward other much-needed features of Platform Builder 9.

Instead of a legacy option, I will be releasing most (possibly all) of the old graphics for free which can be imported into Platform Builder Pro. I also have a stand-alone character designer which can be used to export character sprite sheets.

I apologize for speaking ahead of myself about the legacy option. Still, I am confident that the new graphics coming out are superior to the old ones, and I think you will agree. I'm really excited to share some of them with you all within a week or two on the coming soon page!


Announcements / Re: Platform Builder is Expanding!
« on: September 11, 2020, 04:53:32 PM »
Have you thought about taking advantage of this opportunity to introduce new character abilities?

It's on the table, although I don't think I'll be doing that this time around.

Announcements / Re: Platform Builder is Expanding!
« on: September 11, 2020, 04:26:59 PM »
Hi everyone,

With the recent announcement about new graphics for Platform Builder, it seemed necessary to me to push us forward into PB 9.0. After all, the graphics update will improve the entire look of PB games which used the built-in sprites.

I ran a test with the new character sprite. I took that sprite and put it side-by-side with the old character sprite and then shared it with my friends on social media. Most of them have never seen Platform Builder before, and so they did not know which character was the old one and which was the new one. But of everyone who responded with a preference, everyone agreed that the new character sprite was better.

I have a little more work to do on my end before I am ready to demo some of the new graphics to the PB community. I'm hoping to have that ready to reveal a week from now in the "Coming Soon" page of Platform Builder. Until then, I have a different feature in the coming soon page which I will send out shortly. (This is not the "user interaction" thing that I had in mind; that will come later.)

Announcements / Re: Platform Builder is Expanding!
« on: September 05, 2020, 09:50:36 PM »
I wish we could do tagging like that. I haven't found a solution for it though.

Anyway, I have an idea for some user interaction in the Coming Soon page... coming soon. So you can stay tuned for that.

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