Support for the Web Audio API has been added offering better control over audio playback. Using it is s simple case of ticking support for it in the projects properties (on by default).
Full list of changes include:
Game Editor v1.9.2b:
- Added new use web audio export option to project settings
- Added new auto play property to sounds which cause sound to automatically start playing once loaded
- Added new export option force_round which will force all exported actors to use pixel rounding
- Fix: Project property smoothing is now applied in exported code
- Fix: Canvas centering on some mobile devices
Game Engine v1.4.8 and 1.4.9:
- b5.Xoml.loadJSON now accepts 4th parameter which can be used to stipulate loaded data should be returned as binary buffer
- b5.App.use_web_audio property added which can be used to switch on support for Web Audio if it is supported
- b5.Xoml.loadJSON moved to b5.Utils.loadJSON
- b5.Xoml.loadJS moved to b5.Utils.loadJS
- Added support for web audio API to sound (default is enabled). To disable Web Audio set b5.App.use_web_audio to false. If web audio is not supported then it will fallback to HTML5 Audio
- b5.App constructor now accepts a second parameter which enables / disables web audio support
- Added b5.Sound.auto_play property to enable auto playback of sounds after they are loaded
- JSDoc documentation added
- b5.App.canvas_fill_window removed
- Modified how the render scaling and canvas resizing works to make it easier to use.
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Booty5 1.8.9b out NOW
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- Code restructured
- All classes moved into the b5 namespace
- TheApp class renamed to App
- window.app replaced with b5.app
- Added new property to App called canvas_fill_window which when set to false will prevent the canvas from being resized to fit window
- Added support for sequential and concurrent actions to app, actors and scenes via ActionsListManager and ActionsList classes
- Large collection of pre-defined actions added:
- Actor.setPositionPhysics() deprecated, use setPosition instead
- Actor.setRotationPhysics deprecated, use setRotation instead
- Moved getResFromType() out of App and Scene classes into common Utils class
- Added new Utils.findObjectFromPath() and Utils.resolveObject() which can be used to find actors, scenes, action lists and timelines from a path such as gamescene.actor1.timeline1
- Added new Utils.findResourceFromPath() and Utils.resolveResource() which can be used to find resources from a path such as gamescene.sound1
- Added new _atlas, _bitmap, _clip_shape properties to Actor that can use resource paths as well as instances of resources
- Added new _clip_shape property to Scene that can use resource paths as well as instances of resources
- Added new _focus_scene and _focus_scene2 properties to App that can use resource paths as well as instances of resources
- Added vx_damping and vy_damping to scene camera
- Updated Xoml.js to load new actions lists from Booty5 editor exported JSON format
- generateExplosion, generatePlume and generateRain now also accept string version of type
- Logic and rendering decoupled. Logic (app.mainLogic) now ran on timer at default 60 fps whilst and rendering (app.mainDraw) at max frame rate
- New Actions example added
- Fix: Animation.Update() locks up when only a single key frame is specified
- Fix: “none” rescaling method was not working correctly
- Fix: Box2D forces applied in Actor OnTick were not being applied
Booty5 game maker editor changes v1.8.9b include:
- Added new property to project section called Fill Window which when set to false will prevent the canvas from being resized to fit browser window. Setting to false is useful if you have a canvas that fits in vertically with other page content as no borders will be shown.
- Updated events editor
- IsPath added to Shape properties, which can be used to mark shapes to be used as paths
- Added actions system and Action List editor to Actors and Scenes
- Project property Frame Rate now exported
- Fix: Proportional origins were not working
- Fix: “Wait for resources” project option not saving correctly
- Fix: Attempting to export a project that has a brush that points to an image that is not present on disk crashes
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Just read here that Nintendo are to reveal a pre-tax loss of ¥100 billion (£821 million), which is a lot of money even for Nintendo. With the recent flop of 3DS and developers turning away from Nintendo DS / Wii because of high production costs, bad sales and the terrible WiiWare and DSiWare platforms, is there much future left for Nintendo? Nintendo are also suffering at the hands of smart phones and tablets such the iPhone, iPad and Android, with the insanity driven sea of free and $0.99 games and apps (termed frapp-mentality) taking over, people do not want to pay $20-$40 for a hand held game these days,
How can Nintendo survive? Well they can go the way of console hardware manufacturers of the past such as Sega and sell / rework old intellectual properties / develop games across platforms. They could even embrace the Android platform and create their own handheld based / phone / tablet on the technology, offering their own premium Nintendo apps channel.
Who knows, is this the beginning of the end of the much loved Nintendo as a console developer / manufacturer or do Nintendo have something up their sleeves that will blow us away like the Nintendo Wii originally did? Maybe some crazy cool virtual reality console that you control with your mind!? I guess we will have to just wait and see.
Hats off to Nintendo and good luck to them.