HeroEngine Sapphire

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=== Codename: Sapphire  ===
 
=== Codename: Sapphire  ===
 
=== Internal Branch Version Base: 2.0  ===
 
=== Internal Branch Version Base: 2.0  ===
=== Release Dates: October 2012 ===
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=== Release Dates: November 2012 ===
  
 
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*New [[GM Note]] drawing functions including lines, circles, squares, and polygons
 
*New [[GM Note]] drawing functions including lines, circles, squares, and polygons
 
*.RAW 8/16/32 is the default terrain import format (Leveller is still supported)
 
*.RAW 8/16/32 is the default terrain import format (Leveller is still supported)
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===Client / Editor / Server / Tools===
 
===Client / Editor / Server / Tools===
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*Overall client performance improvements
 
*Overall client performance improvements
 
*Large address aware client, and certain server processes
 
*Large address aware client, and certain server processes
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===Scripting===
 
===Scripting===
 
*New [[render panel]] options exposed through HSL
 
*New [[render panel]] options exposed through HSL
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*Overall client performance improvements
 
*Overall client performance improvements
 
*Large address aware client, and certain server processes
 
*Large address aware client, and certain server processes
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*Integration of password reset and news web views for heroblade and player client
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*"Bypass Distance" checkbox on Grass tab of terrain panel
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*Third party logos are now displayed on service directory login UI
 
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=== Enhancements  ===
 
=== Enhancements  ===
 
*ALT+Enter displays property panel
 
*ALT+Enter displays property panel
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*SpeedTrees won't drop to billboard level if they are tilted more than a little bit.  (Easier than complicating EffectSpec and shaders so that the billboards rotate correctly.)
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*Minor adjustment to SpeedTree LOD distances
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"Bright Light" debug mode ('B') also temporarily disables HDR
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*Removed DreamManager HeatPicker
 
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*fix: HSE Space in Regular Expression works
 
*fix: HSE Space in Regular Expression works
 
*fix: Save all open scripts invalid shortcut
 
*fix: Save all open scripts invalid shortcut
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*Material/texture refcount fixes
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*Fixed foreign language character processing of FQN names during repository compare. (BugzID: 846)
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*Fixes for various Unicode string issues
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*Library/Repository menu items on HeroAssetGrid are active on all leaves of the tree
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*Fixes to various minor renderer artifacts
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*Safety check for excessive triangles returned by character controller collision
 
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=== Corrections  ===
 
=== Corrections  ===
 
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*Fix: clicking in the local file area with nothing selected no longer displays context menu
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*Fix: Local path will get confused and show multiple directory delimiters at the root, e.g.: E:\\foo
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*Fix: when dragging and dropping, the target directory highlight doesn’t reflect the actual drop target. it appears to randomly choose something else
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*Fix: dragging and dropping a directory structure into the repo does not prompt to replace / update existing file(s)
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*Fix: UI "forgets" about all the undeleted sub-dirs that still exist when a sibling is deleted
 
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Revision as of 19:16, 5 November 2012


Contents

Release: HeroEngine 2

Codename: Sapphire

Internal Branch Version Base: 2.0

Release Dates: November 2012


Notes

This release requires client graphics device support for Direct3D Shader Model (SM) 3.0 or higher.


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


Scripting


Obtaining the Release


HSL and Foundation Framework

New Features


Enhancements & Corrections



Deprecated Functionality


HeroBlade Editor and Client

New Features


Enhancements

"Bright Light" debug mode ('B') also temporarily disables HDR


Corrections


Player Client

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

New Features


Enhancements


Corrections


Client Tools


New Features


Enhancements


Corrections


Server Processes


New Features


Enhancements


Corrections


Server Tools


New Features


Enhancements


Corrections


Source and Object Notes


Database


Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox