02-07 Feb Update

v0.5.5440 / 07 Feb 2024

๐Ÿš€ Major Features

We have released some features this time that are great for creating multiplayer games!

๐Ÿ”„ Shared Rules Update:

  • "Shared" Property ๐Ÿค: Rules can now be marked as "Shared". When activated, these rules apply to everyone in the same room, enhancing multiplayer interactions.

  • Enhanced on_var_change ๐Ÿ”„: This function has been updated to work with Shared Rules, enabling real-time variable syncing across all players. You can now set a rule โ€œWhen variableA changes, variableA should capture dataโ€. If this is a shared rule, the value of variableA will be synced with all players.

๐Ÿ” Advanced Variable Comparison:

  • Variable Substitution in When Conditions ๐Ÿ“Š: You can now use variable substitution in the "When" part of rules, allowing for dynamic comparisons. For example, set conditions like "When a > {{b}}".

๐ŸŽฎ Player Count Enhancements:

  • New Variables: Introducing two auto-generated variables for player counts:

    • player_count_var ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘: Tracks the number of players in your current game instance.

    • player_count_all_var ๐ŸŒ: Shows the total number of players in the entire game room.

๐Ÿ” Improved Session Management:

  • "Remember Me" Option โœ…: Users can now choose to be remembered after logging in, streamlining access for subsequent sessions. This feature is available for "Social" logins and other methods configured in Viewer Groups.

๐Ÿ“ฑ PWA Support:

  • Install as PWA ๐Ÿš€: GMetri experiences can now be installed as Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) on most modern browsers, offering a more app-like experience directly from your browser.

โซ Minor Improvements

  • Japanese Language Option ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต The viewer bubble now supports Japanese fonts also

  • Faster Avatar Thumbnailsโšก Default avatars selection screen now load more quickly, enhancing the user experience right from the start.

  • Max Rooms Configuration ๐Ÿ”€ Setting the maximum number of room instances to more than 1 allows for separate moderator rooms. However, setting it to 1 keeps moderators and attendees in the same space, ideal for scenarios like classroom interactions where the teacher needs moderation control.

  • Resizable Deployment Slug Input โœ๏ธ: The input box for deployment section slugs now automatically adjusts its size based on the input length, making it easier to work with longer URLs.

  • Integrated Passcode in Moderator URL ๐Ÿ”‘: The moderator URL now includes the passcode for streamlined access. You have the option to enter the passcode separately if preferred, by removing it from the URL.

๐Ÿž Bug Fixes

  • SCORM File Extension ๐Ÿ“ฆ: Fixed an issue where SCORM files downloaded from the deployment section were missing the .zip extension. Now, files are correctly labeled for easy identification and use.

  • Collider Visibility Control ๐Ÿšซ: The hide/show functionality now properly applies to collider elements as well, ensuring consistent visibility settings across your project.

  • Rule Label Correction ๐Ÿท๏ธ: Corrected the labels for the โ€œWhen number is betweenโ€. โ€œ< thanโ€ and โ€œ> thanโ€ now accurately reflect the intended conditions.

  • Accurate Moderator Link ๐Ÿ”—: The moderator link in the Deployment section now accurately reflects the correct URL, even when the workspace slug has an alias.

  • Global Variable Protection ๐Ÿ”’: Resolved an issue where the editor allowed unintended modifications to the default values of Global boolean variables.

  • Improved URL Editing โœ๏ธ: Enhanced the functionality of the โ€œcancelโ€ button while editing URLs in the deployment section for a smoother user experience.

  • Variable Name Editing โœ๏ธ: Made improvements in the variables section of the editor to facilitate easier renaming of variables.

  • Drag-and-Drop Fixes ๐Ÿ–ฑ๏ธ: Resolved issues with dragging functionality for Variables, Menu, and TourMode sections under Settings for more intuitive interface interaction.

  • Single Player Experience Stability ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ: Addressed and fixed several errors in Single Player Experience to ensure a smoother experience.

  • Moderator Reactions ๐Ÿ’ฌ: Fixed an issue where reactions from moderators were not being sent to moderator rooms, ensuring that all interactions are properly communicated.

  • Cleaned Up Editor Scripts ๐Ÿงน: Removed unnecessary Facebook and segment.io scripts from the editor to streamline performance and user experience.

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