HeroEngine Quartz

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Release: HeroEngine 2.5

Codename: Quartz

Internal Branch Version Base: 2.5

Release Dates: March 2014


Notes

Quartz is a major inter-release update to HeroEngine Sapphire. This release includes a number of major feature, functionality, and performance changes and improvements.


Among other major changes, alpha blended materials no longer automatically make a mesh non-collidable. This addresses both a consistency issue, and the case where a mesh has a combination of non-alpha blended and alpha blended materials, e.g.: a spaceship with an alpha blended force field around it. Collision, or lack thereof, is now driven purely by the collision or node type.


Major Feature Summary

The following is a list of major features expected to be included in this release and is not a guarantee of the availability of the feature in the final release.

Middleware


Graphics


Client / Editor / Server / Tools


Billing


Deployment/Patching/Installation Infrastructure


Obtaining the Release


HSL and Foundation Framework

Behavior Changes


New Features


Enhancements & Corrections


Deprecated Functionality


HeroBlade Editor and Client

New Features


Enhancements


Corrections


Player Client

This section includes Player Client specific changes.  General client changes are listed above under HeroBlade

New Features


Enhancements


Corrections


Repository Browser


New Features


Enhancements


Corrections


Server Processes


New Features


Enhancements


Corrections


Master Control Console


New Features


Enhancements


Corrections


Source and Object Notes


Database


Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox