Alongside the much anticipated MAGLX3 contest, we are proud to announce the release of a new SMBX2 build.
This build is a preview build of Beta 4, in a sense. This means that there are still a lot of things we want to fix for Beta 4, and a few features are still in an early state and were omitted from this release intentionally. Our top priority over the past months has been to get the features that were nearly ready into a state where we are comfortable sharing them with you, manifesting in the release of this build.
As MAGLX3's episode will be released for the Beta 4 version, it's important to keep in mind (if you're participating) that you should avoid designing around bugs and errors, if you do come across them. Please, if you find any, report them in this thread. We will frequently check it in order to improve the game further.
You are, of course, also free to use this version outside of the MAGLX3 contest. You can design levels and episodes using this build, but due to the aforementioned status of this build as a preview build, we recommend you withhold your episode releases until SMBX2 Beta 4 is properly released. I'm looking forward to what you come up with!
Now, without further ado, the download link can be found at the top of our website:
The installer is directly created from a ZIP archive of our repository and will deploy the project into the directory you specify. The package will be installed to “$TARGETDIR/SMBX2 MAGLX3”, but you’re free to change the name of the folder afterwards. Make sure to install it into a folder with sufficient user permissions, since SMBX2 frequently needs to access files within its directory and doesn't work properly if it requires admin privileges to do so. Popular choices are the Desktop or the C-Drive (NOT Program Files). ALSO make sure that your folder path only has ASCII characters and no periods! Else the program won't function properly.
In order to help everyone get started, I have composed an extensive handbook for this release, detailing various new and noteworthy features. The handbook can be found on the link below:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOd ... sp=sharing
In addition to the brief documentation in the handbook which holds us over until we can get out full documentation set up for SMBX2 Beta 4, I have created a new tutorial series for those interested. A playlist can be found at the following link:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... eONYCNMzI_
I have also published a brief changelog for this version on our blog. Check it out:
http://codehaus.wohlsoft.ru/blog/2019/0 ... ase-notes/
If you're reading this before the deadline to the MAGLX3 contest, why don't you take a look at the MAGLX3 subforum on the talkhaus and consider joining? We're excited to see what you can come up with with this brand new toolset.
On behalf of the entire development team, I wish all of you a great time with this version, and a fun MAGLX3 contest!