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    MMF2 Build #248 (BETA 7)

    Hi everyone,

    A new beta version of the build #248 is available (beta 7), it addresses a few bugs reported in the previous beta version. Hopefully this version will be the final version of the build 248...

    MMF2 Standard
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    (ps: this is the normal version of MMF2, not the HWA version, the HWA version will be updated asap)

    This version is a BETA version, you must make backup copies of your applications before loading them. We expect the final version of the build #248 to be released within a few days.

    This build contains the Java runtime.

    If you see any problem with this build, please report it here, thanks !

    Yves.



    Fixes and [color:red]new features[/color] in this version

    - Animation editor : hot spot position not saved after you move the hot spot with the mouse (appeared in beta 6).

    - Transition setup dialog : transition not selected in the list when you edit an application created with MMF 1.5.

    - [color:red]Java runtime[/color] : new Active Picture object.

    - Java runtime : cannot build Java applications with extensions on Windows Vista.

    - Java runtime : movement extensions not working in beta 6.

    - Java runtime : transitions not working in some applications created with MMF 1.5, or with some versions of MMF2.




    Fixes and [color:red]new features[/color] in beta 6

    - Edit box : scroll to end action may generate odd issues

    - Any extension object with images : (dialog box object, button object, etc) images may disappear if you edit the object from the workspace window or property bar when the frame editor is not opened.

    - Java runtime : frame and object transitions are now supported.




    Fixes and [color:red]new features[/color] in beta 5

    - Animation editor : screen flickers while dragging the hot spot/action point around.

    - Animation editor : selected animation not displayed as selected the first time you click it.

    - Event editor : the comment editor is now resizable.

    - [color:red]Menu editor[/color] : new "Permanent shortcut" option in the properties of a menu entry. If this option is selected, the shortcut triggers the command even if the menu is hidden.

    - Runtime : the End of music condition was not triggered at the end of the music after a Pause / Resume action.

    - Layer object : object z-order messed up after a Sort action and a scrolling.

    - BMP filter : problem with BMP files exported by some graphic tools.

    - [color:red]Java[/color] : new Array object




    Fixes and [color:red]new features[/color] in beta 4

    - Runtime : objects with the "Visible at start" option not checked are no longer shown when they are created with a Create Object action.

    - Runtime : when an active object having a fade out transition and being scaled is destroyed, the object fades out at its original unscaled size.

    - Runtime : bug in new expressions that return alterable values and strings by index.

    - General : crash when loading some applications with the build 248.

    - Properties : Global Values are 1-based but in the Properties box of the application the first Global Value is displayed as "0 (Global Value A)".

    - Expression editor : the animation number is displayed as 1-based in the expression editor although it's 0-based.

    - Expression editor : the variable number in Set Alterable Value is displayed as 1-based althought it's 0-based.

    - Event editor : Run Frame button disabled in behavior editor.

    - Draw object : doesn't release mouse events if you quit the frame when the user clicks inside the object.

    - [color:red]Timer-based movements[/color] : new property in the Frame properties. When this option is selected, the movement and animation speed of the objects in this frame is based on the exact time difference, making it independent from the machine speed. Note: for compatibility reasons, this option is not selected by default in frames of old applications. If this option is not selected, the speed is based on a frame count, less precise. A second property, Movement Timer Base, allows you to specify the value (frames per second) of the timer on which movements are based when the Timer-based Movements option is selected. It allows you to define the frame rate of the movements and animations independently from the frame rate of the application. Note: these options have no effect on the Invaders movements.

    - [color:red]Movement speed[/color] : the maximum value of the speed of movements is now 250 instead of 100 (except for the Invaders movement).

    - Java : known issue, the Windows controls don't work in Java applets. This issue won't be fixed in this build. They work fine in Java stand-alone mode (MMF2 Developer).

    - Java : new AVI object. Note: this object requires Java Media Framework to be installed.

    - Java : Layer object IsVisible condition reported always false

    - Java : the object collision mask was not created from the alpha channel, resulting in a boxed collision detection.

    - Java : String object, Set Text action was based on 0 instead of 1.




    Fixes and [color:red]new features[/color] in beta 3

    - Application corruption : sometimes MFA files could become corrupted. We have fixed a possible reason for this issue (hopefully the unique reason) and have also fixed a bug in the routine that was saving applications to a temporary file before overwriting the MFA file (on some machines it was directly overwriting the MFA file without using a temporary file). Additionnally if the autobackup feature is not enabled, MMF2 now proposes you to activate it. So theoretically nobody should get corrupted applications anymore.

    Note: for applications that are already corrupted, you might get a new error message that asks you to contact us. Please do it, thanks.

    - Random images : also we might have fixed the problem of images randomly switched in some applications. Hopefully the 2 or 3 users who have reported this issue can test this build and confirm if it's fixed or not. This problem was happening after you change the colors or frames of an active object and at least 2 instances of this object are present in the next frame.

    - General : the application is no longer marked as modified when you open the global event editor, a behavior editor or some tabs of the Data Element editor.

    - [color:red]Navigate toolbar[/color] : the frame index is now displayed in the frame list

    - Property window : properties being edited not validated before Run Application command. This was also causing issues with image and animation properties.

    - Library window : on Windows Vista, crash when trying to view 2 objects without closing the preview window (the preview window was not closed automatically).

    - [color:red]Frame editor[/color] : the number of selected objects is now displayed in the status bar on the right of the mouse coordinates.

    - Frame editor : objects created at an incorrect position when you drop files to the frame.

    - Frame editor : objects created in the event editor and then removed from the event editor were not always removed from the frame and couldn't be deleted. They are now automatically removed from the frame when you reload the application.

    - Properties / Alterable values : fix in routine that checks if a name is allowed or reserved.

    - Event editor : the Select Group dialog box is now resizable.

    - Event editor : cannot enter more than 4 digits in the edit boxes in the Pick object from zone dialog box.

    - Event editor : top condition incorrectly selected in some cases.

    - Picture editor : problem when importing some animated GIF files.

    - Picture editor : sometimes in zoom mode you have to enlarge the window to edit the bottom row and the right column.

    - Animation editor : "non empty" mark of animations not always updated.

    - [color:red]Animation editor[/color] : new shortcut keys to crop images : SHIFT + CONTROL crops all the directions of the current animation, SHIFT + CONTROL + ALT crops all the animations of the current object.

    - Stand-alone applications : sound filters are now automatically added if you use only Play Sound File actions (and no Play Sound action).

    - Stand-alone applications : graphic filters are now automatically added if you use the Load Frame action of the active object.

    - Installer : internal error after adding an external file and building the installer.

    - [color:red]Runtime[/color] : new Get Alterable Value & String By Index functions.

    - Runtime : possible random crashes in Save/Load Frame Position.

    - Runtime : memory leak for objects that contain alterable strings after Save/Load Frame Position.

    - Runtime : sounds sometimes swapped when you load a position from a different frame.

    - Runtime : data of movement extensions not saved after Save Frame Position.

    - Runtime : crash when using SET DIRECTION action in some cases with the platform movement

    - Runtime : speed increase in some cases when colliding with a platform and tweaking the X and Y coordinates of the object.

    - Runtime : crash when you close an application and the same sample is being played on several channels at the same time.

    - Runtime : Set Layer action not working correctly for hidden objects.

    - Runtime : frame collision mask not resized after Set Frame Width / Height.

    - Runtime : layers without "visible at start" option not hidden after a frame restart.

    - Runtime : crash when the maximum number of objects is reached and collisions between lots of objects occur at the same time.

    - Runtime : "Include external files" option not compatible with embedded binary files.

    - Runtime : backdrop objects are hidden one frame too late when you hide a layer.

    - Button object : when you use the TAB key to give the focus to a button with a text and a picture, the picture disappears.

    - Counter object : bar / set color action not working in solid color mode.

    - Counter object : when a counter is set to Numbers mode the font listed under Text Options is garbled.

    - Dialog Box object : Set Control Position action also resizes the controls when it's used when the dialog box is closed.

    - Explorer object : tree control not correctly resized if you resize the object and the tree has a vertical scrollbar.

    - [color:red]List and Combo Box objects[/color] : new "Change line" action to modify the text of a line.

    - Quiz Object : fix in wrong answer dialog.

    - [color:red]Special object[/color] : new "Arc tangente of y/x" expression.

    - [color:red]Storyboard object[/color] : new "Frame position has just been saved" condition. This condition is true the next frame after the frame position has been saved (as a frame position is always saved at the end of frame).

    - Storyboard object : conflict between the Save Frame Position and the Previous Frame / Next Frame / Jump to Frame actions.

    - Sub-application object : sub-application objects created by a Create Object action or restarted by a Restart action are now immediately initialized (one frame loop is executed just after the object is created) so that you can immediately modify their global values and strings.

    - SDK : cSurface::GetPixelFast was bugged in 32000/65000 color mode.

    - GIF filter : fixed a transparency bug in animated GIFs.

    - [color:red]Java runtime[/color] : new objects have been converted - button, edit box, file, ini, rich edit, active system box, background system box

    - Java runtime : Frame background color Red and Blue value were inverted

    - Java runtime : Layer is visible returned FALSE even if the layer was visible



    Fixes and [color:red]new features[/color] in beta 2

    - Event editor : insertion of spaces in object folder messed up the display. It is no longer possible to insert space just after a folder open and before a folder close icon.

    - Event editor : deletion of imbricated event groups only deleted the top most group, leaving "New condition" all over the place.

    - Event Editor : floating point values less than 1.0 always displayed in exponential format.

    - Picture Editor : some keys were disabled in the file selectors.

    - Global and Alterable values : incorrect error message when you edit the name of a value and don't change it. You can also now change the case of the name.

    - Animation object : pastes itself to background in scrolling applications.

    - Animation object : the animation now automatically starts when you load a new file in an empty animation object.

    - Counter object : floating point values less than 1.0 incorrectly displayed if a fixed number of digits was selected.

    - Dialog Box object : Spin control position not updated when you manually change the content of the attached edit box and close the dialog box.

    - Runtime : better bouncing in Ball movement.

    - Runtime : potential crash or malfunction if a Stop action was on a line begining by a "Is group activated" condition.



    Fixes and [color:red]new features[/color] in beta 1

    - Event list editor : Delete key did not always delete the line under the cursor

    - Event list editor : Return now opens the popup menu relative to the element under the cursor

    - Event list editor : SPACE+LEFT MOUSE KEY scrolls the display around

    - Event list editor : Space selects or deselects the element under the cursor

    - Event list editor : hilighted elements are now cancelled when moving the cursor (preventing mistakes when they went out of sight)

    - Event list editor : Left and Right keys now select in order the event, the conditions, and the actions

    - Event list editor : Cursor stays on the complete event when going over remarks and groups

    - Event list editor and event editor : a first click on a line with shift pressed selected all the lines from first line

    - Event editor : when pressing Return, popup menus appear now on the left of the element under the cursor

    - Question & Answer object : correct answers not copied when you clone an object or a frame

    - [color:red]Java runtime[/color] : ability to save Java Applets and Web start apps (MMF2), as well as Java Stand-alone apps (MMF2 Developer only).



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    Re: MMF2 Build #248 (BETA 7)

    More good work.

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    Re: MMF2 Build #248 (BETA 7)

    new Active Picture object.
    Wow, thank you!
    Some days back I said that it would be great to have this extension also for Java and it is converted in no time!

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    Re: MMF2 Build #248 (BETA 7)

    I apologize if I missed this in the list above or if it has been addressed in the latest beta.

    Is it possible to make the lower part of the Frame Editor (the part with the animation frames and animation names) resizeable? ^_^'

    Mobichan

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    Re: MMF2 Build #248 (BETA 7)

    It's already in the wish list, but I don't know when that will be done...

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    Re: MMF2 Build #248 (BETA 7)

    Not sure if this counts as a Java bug.

    Here's a game I made a looong time ago, now as java:
    http://puchisoft.com/java/javaGame.htm

    If you hold down a button, and then change to another window (say you change from Firefox to Pidgin), the game will keep thinking the button is down.

    Even if you re-click the java, the button will still be thought down.

    You have to hit the button again, and then let go, for it to understand you are no longer pressing it.

    Might be a bug in the player movement controls?

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    Re: MMF2 Build #248 (BETA 7)

    It's not a bug, but I can't imagine it's hard to implement:

    Expression
    Active: Animations > Retrieve animation speed

    You can set and restore the anim speed currently, but not retrieve it.

    I've had to use a fairly high-maintenance workaround to create a bullet time example which slows animations down to match a certain time scale.

    I hope this finds its way in! Great work so far though, I've updated from 243 to 247 thus far, and I'm lovin' it!!


    EDIT: Also, as at Build 247, Alterable Values can be set in the properties to have any value, even with letters in them. Deselect and reselect the object and the values appear in a legal form (so '1001.10t' becomes '1001') but it's a bit misleading as it makes it look like you can set decimal values from within the Properties Panel, then later they vanish.

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    Re: MMF2 Build #248 (BETA 7)

    The BMP Filter still doesn't seem to support images with less than 256 colors. I'm having problems loading 4-bit/monochrome images...

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    Re: MMF2 Build #248 (BETA 7)

    Yes, it supports 256+ colors only.

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    Re: MMF2 Build #248 (BETA 7)

    I have a BMP loader that supports all bit-depths if you want to implement it to the filter...

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