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Offline saimoTopic starter

Huenison updated
« on: November 16, 2019, 10:23:43 AM »
When in 2018 I produced the physical edition of Huenison, I intended to close forever the development of that game (originally released in 2013 and then updated five times). Yet, writing Blastaway inspired me some video system features/improvements that I just couldn't resist backport to Huenison. And now, an updated version of Huenison is available!

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2-IoKxbGtg

* Simplified and optimized CRT pixel modes.
* Made 4x LCD pixel mode slightly brighter.
* Added 6x pixel modes.
* Added hardware-accelerated zooming for solid pixel modes to AmigaOS version.

Get the latest version of Huenison from https://www.retream.com/Huenison.
(Who plays it on Steam will be able to update it directly from there.)

Even more good news for the owners of the physical edition: due to the very limited production runs, the CDs were duplicated (i.e. burned), not replicated (i.e. glass mastered), thus I seized the chance to ask the factory to leave the CDs open so that, if I'd ever release an update, I could tell you... it's possible to update the CDs!
The CDs can updated by burning a new session that replaces the following files and preserves all the others:
 * install-AmigaOS.info
 * install-Windows.exe
 * manual.pdf
 * AmigaOS/Huenison
 * AmigaOS/icon-64x64.info
 * AmigaOS/icon-80x80.info
 * AmigaOS/icon-96x96.info
 * AmigaOS/icon-128x128.info
 * AmigaOS/icon-160x160.info
 * AmigaOS/icon-192x192.info
 * AmigaOS/icon-256x256.info
 * Windows/Huenison.exe

*** WARNING ***
Updating a CD is a delicate process that might damage the CD, so it is necessary to have specific knowledge and tools. If you are not completely sure, do not attempt the update or ask an expert to help. IN ANY CASE, UPDATE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Huenison updated
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 10:30:31 AM »
To leave the CD session open was a genius move! :)
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Offline saimoTopic starter

Re: Huenison updated
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2022, 08:34:28 PM »
One more little update released: this one tries to address the issue of some joypads not being seen due to the fact that at times Windows reports D-pads as thumbsticks.

https://www.retream.com/Huenison / https://retream.itch.io/huenison

* Added support for thumbsticks, as at times Windows treats D-pads as thumbsticks (this is just to support as many joypads as possible: using real thumbsticks is not a good idea anyway).
* Touched up manual.
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Offline saimoTopic starter

Re: Huenison updated
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2022, 09:18:39 PM »
By coincidence, shortly after the release of the previous update, I received a test report from the Steam team, who had found of that Huenison didn't open automatically the virtual keyboard on their Steam Deck - of course it didn't: I didn't even know that the Steam Deck existed! While trying to address that issue, I also found out and fixed a few other ones.

* Added experimental code to have the Steam on-screen keyboard open automatically when text entering is requested (totally untested due to lack of a Steam Deck; chances are it will not work, as the game is completely software-rendered; feedback welcome).
* Reworked assignments of the kind *p++ = ... *p ... (as they are miscompiled by some versions of gcc).
* Fixed (server side) registration for hiscores / hiscores receiving and added SITE.PORT configuration option for future use.
* Improved/updated manual.

The new version can be downloaded from the usual place: https://www.retream.com/Huenison / https://retream.itch.io/huenison
« Last Edit: July 31, 2022, 12:07:27 PM by saimo »
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Offline saimoTopic starter

Re: Huenison updated
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2022, 12:07:33 PM »
Lately work has been done in parallel on all the RETREAM games. It began with the objective of aligning the technically similar ones for PC so that they would handle data saving the same way, but it soon went out of control and brought uniformity and improvements to the installers, the documentation, the web pages and even to code and internal files - and, just as importantly, it brought new features as well!

Free download: https://www.retream.com/Huenison / https://retream.itch.io/huenison

* Added field dark columns: the background is darkened, in an alternate columns fashion, by 50% in the first set of levels, by 25% in the second set of levels, by 0% in the third set of levels and by 75% in the last level (given that the columns match the virtual columns bricks descend along, they make for a precious visual aid to aim at the bricks).
* Added 20 points bonus for when CRUSH brick lands on the ground.
* Added function to use the RESTORE bonus to joypad (it had been forgotten!).
* Added internal graphics screenshot function (assigned to [F1]; the visible graphics are now captured with [F2]).
* Changed string requester so that entering an empty string means also "abort"/"reject" (depending on the context).
* Considered also D-pad input for "press any key/button" requests.
* Worked on online hiscores: improved/updated information texts; added possibility to retry up to 10 times if sending fails (in particular, when the email address registration has just been done, this makes it much easier to send the hiscores immediately thereafter).
* Slightly changed level names.
* Simplified data files access code.
* Made a few little optimizations.
* Replaced version string with an AmigaOS-style one.
* Added to Windows installer code to import previous savedata and clean up leftovers.
* Added Windows portable version.
* Updated manual.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2022, 12:15:56 PM by saimo »
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