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#1 2009-09-20 13:28:12

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Game Maker 8 Release Candidate

blogicon-20090920.gifThe third and latest test version of Game Maker 8 is now available. It is optimistically called a "release candidate". Is the third time the charm? We shall see.

According to Game Maker Blog, this release is set to expire at the end of October.

Some new features added since the last release:

  • The import/export mechanism was extended to correctly maintain the resource tree. In this way is will indeed extend the functionality of Merge Game and can also be used to defragment games.

  • The size of the code completion form is now remembered.

  • Double clicking on a line in the code editor now selects the whole line.

  • Added functions mouse_wheel_up and mouse_wheel_down.
    Added a function set_application_title(title) to set the title of the application (which is shown in the taskbar).

  • Added function file_text_eoln.

  • Added read-only variabe debug_mode.

  • When closing the debug form the game will continue to run.

  • Size of the script form is now maintained.

  • In the code editor you can now select text by using Shift while clicking with the mouse. Also you can copy a selection by dragging it with Ctrl.

  • In the code editor Ctrl + Space will show the completion form even when not shown default.

  • In the image editor, arrow heads are now filled with the right color.

  • Runtime error mesages now better indicating the position of the error.

  • Added zoom options to the sprite mask form.

  • In image and sprite editor, shifting images now allows for wrapping horizontally and/or vertically.

  • Added a function splash_set_position.

A list of changes and bug fixes can be found here:
http://gm.yoyogames.com/news/changes.html

More info along with download instructions here:
http://glog.yoyogames.com/?p=574

Squash those bugs!


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