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Offline (Male) Josh @ Dreamland
Posted on: April 14, 2008, 04:46:37 PM

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That's right! ENIGMA is now on release two, faithful fans. And as was intended, the alpha revealed all I needed to know about it, and now according to my testers, it is all working.

So to the really faithful fans who were here the first minute to download the new release, I'd like to apologize. The new release has been uploaded as ENIGMA-r2a. However, don't think you have to download all 20MB again. For those who downloaded the flawed alpha version, here is a patch:

ENIGMA Patch 2a

The patch is all of two lines that need replaced.
Thanks a ton to Chiken, who I sent some ten versions of the same exe until I knew where the error was and fixed it. (If I had the error, I would not have distributed)



As for the rest of you, all you have to do is download it from the downloads page.

Unfortunately, you will have to download the entirety of the new release, as the version of GCC that came with the first release is prone to failure. Just delete the old directory entirely, please.


What's new in Release 2a?

Basically all the bugs from Release one are corrected.
  • LGM can communicate with ENIGMA now.
  • The code editor only displays functions that are implemented.
  • Lengthdir now accepts integers as arguments without rounding.
  • The default draw color is black.
  • Division works like GM's.
  • There is no parse iteration error.
  • Withs are corrected, as far as I can see.
I have also added some things since Release one.
  • Both sprite_add and in-game sprites work from what I can tell. (They are still primitive, so try not to overdo it yet.)
  • A keyword "localv" has been added. It will tell ENIGMA that you are declaring the variable, but it is meant to be instance-local, not codepiece-local.
  • The keyword "new" has been added to the parser. It is for C++ experts only.
Note: localv and new were not yet added to the syntax highlighting.

Also, for the time being, all ENIGMA games need to be under the GNU General Public license. IE, open source. This was an accident, which will be corrected in Version 1.0. However, for this series of alpha releases, it is actually a safety precaution as well.

Do not worry though. Just include the GM6 of the thing in the folder and we'll let everything else slide. I will be very lenient about this, especially as it is temporary. But it IS a safety precaution and WILL be treated as such if necessary. Keep that in mind, those who this concerns.

Thanks for reading guys, and enjoy the new release. Please report any and all bugs or suggestions in the enigma bug forum in the community. I will deal with them as rapidly as possible.

This release was about a week after Release 1. I do intend to keep a nice quick pace like that.

Thanks,
-Josh @ Dreamland

One more note concerning ENIGMA and LGM.
I refer to ENIGMA as an `IDE' simply because it is not a `compiler.' It actually just reads your game and intelligently decides how to code it. (More intelligently in the future though, I hope.)

The code it generates is passed to GCC (the MinGW distribution), a freeware compiler available here.

The IDE itself, that is, the interface you use to write code and put together files for ENIGMA to compile, is LateralGM. It is a project by an independent team, whose progress you can follow around their forums here.
Note that the version of LGM that comes with Enigma is a special build made specifically to accomodate Enigma, and not an official build, although it does give you a small sneak peak of the upcoming LGM version, 1.6.
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