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TingThing

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Alpha and Beta Versions
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:53:22 PM »
Alpha and Beta Version Update Logs

Beta 1.0
  • Added "Custom Items" as new toolkit in Game Setup. You can now create your own fully customizable items
  • Added a new power up to give the character the ability to fly (available as a custom item
  • Added "Upload Music" as new toolkit in Game Setup. You can now upload .ogg music files to your world and areas
  • Added several types of item blocks
  • Added several types of item treasure chests
  • Added pipes which the character can travel through
  • Added star item. Collect 100 for an extra life
  • Added invincibility item
  • Added a block that falls when you stand on it.
  • Added message block which displays a message like a sign would
  • Added many new conveyor belt items
  • Added checkpoint item for large courses
  • Conveyor belts have been moved to their own category in the resource chain
  • Added 14 more sprite options for custom projectile
  • Added an option for the area time limit to continue time remaining from the previous area.
  • Added shield item that protects character from getting harmed
  • Added bubble item that gives air when underwater
  • Added bump sound effect when character hits head
  • Project files can now be named in the main menu
  • Fixed issue of disappearing areas
  • Added a click sound when firing without any ammo
  • Improved graphics of the gameplay status box
  • Rebuilt Platform Builder Play menu to look like the Build menu
  • Updated some things with the title screen text (You may need to make adjustments if updating from a previous version)
  • Tweaked some Game Setup things for a better experience
  • Removed that "clicky" sound when deleting items
  • Standing character in title screen animates
  • Starry night background has been improved
  • Enemies are affected by conveyors
  • Right-clicking info has been fixed for score settings in Game Setup
  • New Game in Play Mode resets the score
  • Tile sets can be deleted in the manager
  • All character and enemy projectiles move faster
  • Fixed gravity setting for custom projectiles
  • Fixed glitch with custom enemy sprite not changing
  • Fixed a swimming physics glitch
  • Tile selection appears above view border
  • Fixed a number of fatal error messages and many other glitches
Alpha 3.3
  • Character, enemies, items, etc., can now be placed over jump-through ground. (However, this will not work with ground that was placed with a previous version of Platform Builder. You must delete and re-place where needed.)
  • Wall jumping is slightly higher
  • Enemy death sound effect happens for all kinds of deaths
  • Level start music volume is more balanced
  • Fixed collision glitch with some gray brick "Special Ground"
  • Fixed glitch with enemies pushing character into walls
  • Fixed glitch with character wall-jumping while being hurt
  • Cloud tops and bottoms work together with the smart tool
  • Fixed a number of glitches and errors dealing with a moving view
  • Fixed movement glitch when both left and right arrows are held
  • Fixed some issues with completed levels in play mode
Alpha 3.2
  • Fixed glitch where items are not properly created
  • Fixed glitch that was clogging system performance
  • Fixed moving view glitch after falling down bottomless pit
Alpha 3.1
  • Added the "Smart" tool in the workstation. See the manual for full details
  • Work has been done to improve the performance of Platform Builder
  • You can now hold shift to as you delete items to only delete the item type selected in your workstation
  • Updated the manual
  • Made a few small fixes with some graphics
  • Fixed glitch with improper messages when right-clicking on character attack style
  • Fixed Sandbox Global Menu buttons
  • Edit button works in Sandbox Mode
  • Doors do not link unnecessarily in Sandbox Mode
  • Character will fall to ground after touching exit sign
  • Fixed a couple sound effect issues
  • Fixed a moving view glitch after character dies
  • Fixed a wall-sliding glitch
Alpha 3.0
  • Introducing Platform Builder Player, a new program designed to let you share your games. The instructions and download information have been added to the manual.
  • Added athletic movement style for character (faster speed, less traction) in the Character Settings
  • Removed swim option in character settings and replaced with several swim style options
  • Added an in-game tutorial of Platform Builder than can be accessed by clicking on your assistant
  • Added metal ground tiles
  • Added 8 backgrounds that parallel the ground tiles
  • Added extra life item
  • Added fish enemy
  • Added a second, more powerful spring
  • Added wooden climb rails
  • Added ladder tops
  • Added tar pit to hazards
  • Added "Underwater" as a physics setting in area settings
  • Added underwater ground tiles and background
  • Added black background
  • Added decoration items for foreground and background
  • Added quicksand, lava, and tar pit to the overworld. It's with the water item and is now labeled as "Liquid Terrain"
  • Added fences and walls as barriers in the overworld
  • Added metal bridge to overworld
  • Added a couple new scenery items to overworld
  • Added more border items to the overworld
  • Added dead ends for point pathways in the overworld
  • Added tile selection for bridges in overworld
  • Added special items for giving a unique shape to the overworld boundaries
  • Added some music for when the character dies
  • Added a few new screen transitions
  • Volume controls have been smoothened under options
  • The top item is grabbed when moving items around
  • Example file in "build" menu has moved to the list of other files
  • Manual and assistant refer to actual controls instead of default controls for your character
  • Advanced Mode will remove automatic pop-up messages from the assistant
  • Adjustments have been made to make Platform Builder easier and more intuitive
  • Right-clicking for the assistant has been added as a feature for items in the Global Menu
  • Jumper items affect jumping on enemies
  • Improved some of the code for swimming
  • Corrected adjustment controls for tileset selections that are larger than the view
  • Fixed glitch with inability to move or delete large objects
  • Fixed a glitch where the snow stops falling
  • Fixed a glitch of character getting stuck at the top of slopes
  • Fixed some glitches related to uploaded backgrounds
  • Fixed a couple errors with Sandbox mode file reading
  • Fixed an error with character sprite death around enemies that use projectiles
Alpha 2.0
  • Screen width is 64 pixels wider
  • Workstation and various menus are redone for new screen size. This may have repositioned all of your items one space too high. You can correct this with a bottom view boundary item.
  • Added a new snow-themed background
  • Added mouse controls for title screen selection buttons
  • Added more water items for working with slopes
  • Expanded keyboard keys available for custom controls
  • Items in "manager" menus can be rearranged with arrows when selected
  • Save icon will flash to remind the user if he/she has not saved recently. This can be disabled in Game Settings > Other Settings
  • Character only loses air when head is underwater
  • Character can now climb ladders underwater
  • Cannons create a puff of smoke when they fire
  • Signs can now be read with Enter key or attack key
  • Improved the appearance of a few pop-up messages
  • Improved water graphics
  • Improved swimming sound effect
  • Improved physics of character sprite death
  • Slopes work underwater
  • Title Screen titles display below the subpos selection screen
  • Ducking and Defending work underwater
  • Fixed hotkey glitch
  • Fixed no music glitch when returning to main menu
  • Fixed issue with fast mouse and double placement
  • Fixed issue deleting stuff underneath the workstation
  • Fixed issue when clicking on buttons in options screen
  • Fixed issue with unwarranted victory song playing
  • Fixed small issue when selecting backgrounds
  • Fixed error message when canceling out of title screen text
Alpha 1.0
  • First release
« Last Edit: June 11, 2018, 07:43:18 PM by TingThing »