Defold 1.2.171 BETA
The latest beta is now released, and we invite those interested in beta testing the new features in the editor and engine to join now.
The beta period will be 1 week and the next planned stable release is one week from now.
We hope this new workflow will highlight any issues earlier, and also get valuable feedback from our users. And please comment if you come up with ideas on improving on this new workflow.
Please report any engine issues in this thread or in issues using Help -> Report Issue
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This is a BETA release, and it might have issues that could potentially be disruptive for you and your teams workflow. Use with caution. Use of source control for your projects is strongly recommended.
Access to the beta
Download the editor or bob.jar from http://d.defold.com/beta/
Set your build server to https://build-stage.defold.com
This sprint we’ve fixed a sound crash, added some physics improvements, and some optimizations.
Also note that summer has started, so the tempo of support and fixes might drop a little.
We’ve added support for iOS storyboards, and we’ve added a default (black) storyboard to the new setting
To create your own storyboard, follow this tutorial on how to create the actual storyboard itself:
We’re finally ready to let you try out the new Vulkan graphics backend.
Our main goal was to support Metal for iOS/OSX, and we do that now by using MoltenVK, as a wrapper.
On Android, it also enables you to have two backends active. It first checks if Vulkan is supported, otherwise it falls back on the OpenGL backend.
Our current implementation is written to work “as before”, in the same manner as our OpenGL backend, so that no changes are needed on your part.
To enable the Vulkan support, add the extension-vulkan to your dependencies and set the property
shader.output_spirv in game.project.
You can of course remove the OpenGL backend as well, to further slim down the executable size. See the manifestation tool
Issue-4856- Added: Added gamepad name to input connected event
Issue-3771- Added: Added support for iOS storyboard
Issue-4977- Fixed: Fix bug with new Apple provisioning profile
Issue-3381- Fixed: Android app AAB bundle fixes
Issue-4983- Fixed: Sounds don’t crash if they have invalid bitdepth/channel countfailed message.
Issue-4946- Fixed: Fixes for 3D collision/trigger event inconsistencies with 2D events
Issue-4934- Fixed: Use correct box size when creating 3d physics with non unit scale
Issue-4953- Fixed: Make sure scaling isn’t applied twice on 2D physics circle shapes
Issue-4908- Fixed: Crash fix for loading collections with the same name
Issue-4882- Fixed: Allow more than 16 collision shapes
Issue-3181- Fixed: Optimized rendering of 9-sliced untextured gui boxes
PR #4931- Fixed: Add missing rendering profiles for vulkan
PR #4978- Fixed: Make editor report a build error on non-existent custom resource
PR #4935- Fixed: Panel resize handle fixes (DEFEDIT-4875)
PR #4891- Fixed: Backspace now works in editorwith shift pressed
PR #4905- Fixed: Support building SPIR-V from editor (Vulkan)
Issue-4886- Fixed: Set ui elements in bundle dialog to same size on different OSX systems