• a toolbar and menu with the expected "Save" and "New" entries
  • the splash screen shows the actual version
  • the (unused and confusing) interpreter preference setting was removed
  • generated game files show up automatically in the navigator so that you can click on them to start the interpreter (as set in your operating system, same as when you double click on an .a3c-file in the file system)
  • automatic updates over internet
  • FEATURE: radically improved rules handling to simplify usage which changed the context in which rules execute (Current Location and Current Actor no longer allowed in rules)
  • FEATURE: "Location Of" expression to retrieve the current location of an instance
  • FEATURE: syntax may now start with a parameter (an instance, like an actor name)
  • FEATURE: TRANSCRIPT statement in language
  • FEATURE: PROMPT section in language to control player input prompt
  • FEATURE: new debugger command language
  • FEATURE: tracing can now use symbolic parameter names
  • BUGFIX: if a dollar sign was followed by a character not defined as a printing symbol, that character was lost
  • BUGFIX: sometimes events would not be restored correctly from a save file
  • BUGFIX: positioning of error pointers in -cc mode was not always correct causing AlanIDE to point to the wrong place
  • BUGFIX: sometimes WinArun and Gargoyle interpreters hung on <more> prompt
  • BUGFIX: undo after quit did sometimes crash

Beta 1 was never made available to the public.

  • FEATURE: Improved the tracing messages in the debugger
  • BUGFIX: WinArun did not follow preferences for window colouring and fonts
  • BUGFIX: WinArun did not find sound and image resources when started in another directory
  • BUGFIX: a pronoun referencing an instance from a previous command that is no longer available, the message was non-optimal
  • Clearified licensing, read COPYING
  • Upgraded WinGLK to 1.39
  • FEATURE: Entered is now inherited and nested in an accumulative way.
  • FEATURE: Entered is now executed before Description.
  • FEATURE: 'Can' is now added to 'Is', 'Has' and 'Are' for starting attribute declarations.
  • FEATURE: Instances listed after 'except'/'but' in player input using 'all', are now handled in the same way as other syntax parameters.
  • BUGFIX: The location of a instance that is 'nowhere' could cause the interpreter to crash.
  • BUGFIX: The pronoun handling could get confused if the player command referred to multiple instance with the same pronoun.
  • BUGFIX: An UNDO command directly after a QUIT where the player choose to UNDO crashed.
  • BUGFIX: The compiler could crash if a reference attribute was not defined in the parent class.
  • BUGFIX: Aggregating over an attribute might crash the interpreter if the aggregating set contained containers taking instances not having the attribute.
  • BUGFIX: Entered did not always set This correctly.
  • BUGFIX: 'except' without preceeding parameters caused the interpreter to crash.
  • BUGFIX: A problem with literals caused the dial-sample to crash.
  • BUGFIX: Forward delete now works on MacOSX (and probably Linux too).
  • BUGFIX: Some cases of disambiguating player references did not work as expected.

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