Wednesday, 5 March 2014

NotEye 7.6

NotEye 7.6 is released!

This update is mostly for those who would like to use NotEye in their 7DRL 2014 entry. The seven day challenge starts in just a few days. Whether you want to use NotEye or not, good luck!

The 7DRL invitation caused lots of discussion about the licensing of NotEye. I am quite confident that GPL is (mostly) what I want; I have explained my motivations in the dev guide. I have also made the licensing clear in the package: improved the comments in the Lua scripts, license is displayed in the "about" screen, improved the "readme.txt" file and the sourcing of the audio/gfx files.

More changes:
  • Added the DawnLike tileset (together with two new fonts) and some Lua scripts for it. Sample games now use this tileset.
  • Added an "About NotEye" option to the NotEye menu. This simplified the NotEye main (pre-game) menu.
  • Fixed the TPP mode (in 7.5 it worked correctly only in Hydra's hex mode).
  • Fixed the "-N --ascii" command line option (which runs NotEye in the console).
  • Added some new utilities for sounds, and for scheduling an action later.
  • Added a noteye_halfdelayms(int i) command for more precise timing.
  • Added more functions to JNI (thus Java can use more NotEye's functions).
  • Fixed the Makefile (NotEye did not compile correctly on some Linux machines due to missing -lz -lcurses).
There have been some changes to Hydra Slayer, although it was not a focus of this release:
  • Hydra Slayer has new sounds by Brett Cornwall. It is still a work in progress.
  • You no longer get a double sword when growing your fingernails. (Also fixed the grammar slightly.)
See the NotEye website, or download directly!

Good luck hacking!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

HyperRogue 4.4

HyperRogue 4.4 is released!

The changes are most visible on Android. Music is included (so the apk is 8MB -- if you liked the small apk without music, there is also HyperRogue Lite). You can now save the game by collecting an Orb of Safety -- basically, if you leave the game after picking up such an orb (while its power is still active), the game will continue when you restart HyperRogue. (Orb of Lightning's animation has been moved to Orb of Safety; Orbs of Lightning use a new sparkling animation.)

There is also a new paid version of HyperRogue for Android, named HyperRogue Gold -- buy this if you want to support HyperRogue :) To make it include something which is not included in the free version, HyperRogue Gold also includes some cheats.

Of course, saving (after taking an Orb of Safety) has been added to the desktop version, too :) You can download HyperRogue 4.4 with music (44 MB), with low-quality music (NEW! - 8 MB, graphics are not affected), and without music (1 MB).

Go to the HyperRogue website

Happy slashing!