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Version 6.4
« on: December 22, 2018, 03:42:45 AM »
Platform Builder 6.4:

Patch 4:

  • Fixed: Player 2 is not visible.
  • Fixed: Error message with permanent items when running single-player games.
  • Fixed: Options button not working in run-through with no worlds.
  • Fixed: Key settings in options from pause menu isn't updating right away.
  • Fixed: Secret paths don't always save right in overworld.
  • Fixed: Non-custom items don't create visual effect when they are collected if they come out of blocks.
  • Tweaked a bit with the wall jump physics
  • Smoothened transitions when blocks are changed with commands.
  • Some minor updates have been made to the example file.
Patch 3:
  • Fixed: Level manager saves incorrectly when linking stuff to a different world.
  • Fixed: Bullet sound plays for all custom projectiles
  • Fixed: Custom block flashes the general block sprite before displaying the correct sprite.
Patch 2:
  • Options for changing keys, screen size, etc. is now in a display box which can be called from the pause menu in your games.
  • Fixed: Possible issue when changing characters in game run-through.
Patch 1:
Note: I forgot to update the patch number on the main menu of Platform Builder.  :-\  Oh well...
  • Fixed: Games without overworlds are causing problems when you die.
  • Fixed: Clear Splash Screen option is missing from splash screen editor.
  • Fixed: Error message when giving an item from an NPC.
Updates:
  • Added more tiles for overworld ground
  • Added tile selection for overworld ground
  • Added more tiles for overworld ground edges
  • Added an advanced cliff tileset for the overworld
  • Added enemy icons for the overworld
  • Added house icons for the overworld
  • Added special 1-way platforms for the overworld (under "Platforms")
  • Added another type of hidden path in the overworld for when a level is completed normally.
  • Added an invisible trigger for activing hidden paths in the overworld without using courses.
  • Added invisible paths and invisible points for the overworld. This is useful for secrets or if you are using your own sprites.
  • Added many new colors for some of the overworld icons.
  • Updated Example File for new overworld tiles
  • The "Edit" button in your workstation can take you directly to Game Setup to edit characters, custom enemies, custom items, and custom blocks.
  • Custom menu selection names are not limited in characters as long as everything fits.
  • Added conditionals which check if an action key is held down.
  • Added option to start a game with a level instead of with an overworld.
  • Added a splash screen as a new screen for the Game Screen Editor.
  • Added option to test run games from any of the editors.
  • Some changes have been made for how commands apply to enemies. Please see this post.
  • Fixed: "enable characters" command is not working.
  • Fixed: Platform Builder doesn't clear messages when changing areas with commands.
  • Fixed: Disable characters can still open doors
  • Fixed: There are some problems naming timeline events and menu selections in Game Setup.
  • Note: If you are using a custom sprite sheet for the overworld, please update it so that you can see all of the new sprites!
« Last Edit: January 10, 2019, 01:46:28 AM by TingThing »

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Re: Version 6.4
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 01:43:33 AM »
Great update! Thumbs up! Not super exciting for me, but good! And some really cool stuff too!
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Re: Version 6.4
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2018, 10:19:16 PM »
For me, it's a super exciting update like a lot of previous updates also. :) I appreciate honesty and objective opinion but I prefer to be objective also by myself. Platform Builder gets a lot and quite frequent useful updates, a developer is reachable, any bug or suggestion reports won't be ignored but will be considered at least and now still a bit little-touched part of this application was touched a lot and got an update to fill hole which added more limits yet(in the worlds).
I must be honest... Platform Builder is a decent product for making decent games which were made possible by one person and even big companies often can't make something simple and still powerful like this.

Platform Builder is not very popular still yet but a lot of people are much more popular although having even no half such decent things made alone than this one. Platform Builder just needs to be opened and focused to see what it really can do... ;)  If someone doesn't fan the look and design a lot then most of the things can be redrawn using free painting applications.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2018, 10:26:39 PM by Alley »
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Re: Version 6.4
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 05:55:51 PM »
I don't know if it's because of battery but steam isn't updating Platform Builder
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Re: Version 6.4
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 05:57:51 PM »
I don't know if it's because of battery but steam isn't updating Platform Builder


It updated fine for me. You could try closing Steam completely and restarting it. I'm pretty sure Steam has a setting to update automatically, and that setting is turned on by default.

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Re: Version 6.4
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 06:24:06 PM »
Yup, fixed!
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I'm Spanish. ;) :P
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Re: Version 6.4
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2019, 12:05:11 AM »
You could also make some transitional changes to the blocks and enemies. They blink. It looks a little tacky.
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