Alterable Values/Strings are in fact 0-based but it does show in the corner of the calculator that it works this way. Same goes for globals.
I'm not sure if they can change this at this point, must be tied to the old code from previous softwares like K&P.
Either way, the built-in randomization isn't good enough if you're doing something more advanced, it will repeat the pattern pretty clearly...
You can try MT Random object, Random Pool, Randomizer object or String Generator.
Uppernate also did a great custom random number generator, you can find on the community forum I believe.
As for the random number issue, that's a bit of a gotcha imo. I don't personally need random numbers to be either that precise or even that random for any particular project I'm working on, but I was trying to generate a series of random numbers across the full range of word sizes for a test I was doing regarding masking out select bits using "0bxxxx xxxx" formatted strings stored in globals as a bitmask (which is how I discovered the indexing idiosyncrasy), and I wondered why it was returning 0 when masking into the 3rd & 4th byte. Again, not a massive problem, but something I had expected to be able to do in a 32-bit application running on a 64-bit computer XD
There's a bug with the new "Play Sample (all parameters)" action, that overrides a channel volume instead of just changing the volume of the sample that it's playing.
I guess it is this way cause Global Values was introduced later on, we always have to assume it's like this because of a old limitation, either way, if they change it now it will break everybody's projects, so this ain't gonna happen, perhaps on Fusion 3 ;)
I see so much potential on the Tools menu + toolbar customization... Definitely a underrated (almost hidden) feature!
But it has some major problems:
- You can only have 10 tools in the tools menu (you can't even choose which ones if you have more than 10 EXE on the tools folder!)
- The icon editor for the toolbar customization is ancient, it has only 16 colors... Would be awesome if it was updated to the new icon editor!
- Command line arguments can only be set by tool and not by icon on the toolbar... Would be awesome if we could also have arguments for each icon placed on the toolbar, so a single tool could do multiple stuff.
The last suggestion alone could bypass the 10 tools limit and make it so much more useful!
Since you can actually have multiple different icons pointing to the same tool, being able to change the command line arguments individually would be amazing.
I know it's not a much talked feature, but I think if it gets a nice update (even if it was 2.5+ exclusive) and get a nice video showing what you can do with it, it would become a lot popular!
A nice little addition to fusion would be the ability to resize objects in the frame editor while snapping the resize handles to the grid. If I remember correctly Klik & Play could do that so why not fusion, it can be a new optional check box in grid properties :)
I've found an issue, i don't remember if it has been already reported, the black color (0,0,0) of quick backdrop object is slightly red (0,0,8).
You can change it by double clicking the transparency box on the image editor, but it can only be changed per object (and per animation I believe), changing this to something like 255,0,255 you are able to use 0,0,0.
I've getting an error when exporting to Android with one extension that seems to be related to the changes on the beta... (the extension is PushOneSignal from ClickStore)
> Task :app:processDebugMainManifest FAILED
C:\Users\NaitorStudios\Documents\Clickteam Fusion Temp\And8C11.tmp\app\src\main\AndroidManifest.xml: 17:3-51 Error:
Attribute application@requestLegacyExternalStorage at AndroidManifest.xml:17:3-51 requires a placeholder substitution but no value for <Legacy> is provided.
C:\Users\NaitorStudios\Documents\Clickteam Fusion Temp\And8C11.tmp\app\src\main\AndroidManifest.xml Error:
Validation failed, exiting
Seems like it either changes something on the AndroidManifest or it request something that isn't available on Fusion anymore... Can this be fixed?
This extension is currently the only notification extension available that still works, I wish Fernando had finished the promised notification extension (found about it on an really old article)
Edit: Seems like the extension did added the placeholders to PrepareAndroidBuild, so something something seems wrong with Android runtime...