Mageworld Journal 0.90 is out

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Postby Kilarin on Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:47 pm

Greetings and Salutations!

Thinking about restarting SP when Mageworld 2.0 comes out?
Well, why not start off with a brand new version of Mageworld Journal
as well? :)

Mageworld Journal 0.90 is out. Cypherwulfe has generously provided
MwJ with its own homepage, so you can now download the newest version
of Mageworld Journal at: http://enigmatic-dreams.org/MwJ
Lokiswaq also has it up at: http://www.afaik.gr/ds
And Shocked has it available at: http://www.planetdungeonsiege.com/shocked/MwJ-Setup.exe

WHATS NEW IN VERSION 0.90?
  • Removed "Explored:" from "I AM HERE" option.
    (thank you Thelzidra for the suggestion)
  • Better highlighting of squares when you click on them.
  • PATH HISTORY.
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    The path history keeps track of what order your character
    has visited the squares in. You may edit the path history. The path
    history is updated every time you set "I AM HERE" in a square.
    A path history will look something like this:
    Start area>QK1>QR1>QR2>QK2>QR2>QK2>QB2>QB1>Q1>Q2
    You can edit the Path History and add notes if you wish, like this:
    Start area>QK1>QR1>QR2>QK2 backtracking>QR2>QK2>QB2>QB1>Q1>Q2
  • When notes are GATHERED in a journal tab (or via the gather option of the
    VIEW tab) you now have the option to sort by PATH order or ROW order.
    PATH order is the default and will display the gathered notes in the
    order in which you visited the squares. I.E. If you go to the journal
    tab, your journal notes will be displayed in the same order that you
    visited the squares instead of by row.
    NOTE: when editing the path history, a square name is recognized because
    it is preceded by a > (greater than) symbol. There can be spaces between
    the > and the square name, but no other characters.
  • MwJ now attempts to find the readme files in the Mageworld folder first,
    before checking its own folder.
  • You may set the Mageworld folder by using the "SET MAGEWORLD DIRECTORY"
    option within the OPTIONS menu.
  • If the 1.1 readme is available in either the Mw folder or the MwJ folder
    it will be loaded and appended on the bottom of the 1.0 readme and is
    bookmarked.
  • A "Backup" function has been added to the FILE menu. Selecting this
    will create a zipfile in your MwJ folder that has all of the character
    and global tab files stored in it. The file is named bkpYYYYmmDD-HHmmSS
  • MwJ now has an ini file that stores the values for the Mageworld Folder
    and "Set Explored On Left Click". These are global settings that should
    not be stored in your character files. Setting them once should set
    them for all characters, so they are now stored in the ini file.
  • File Menu now has an "Export to New Character" option. Clicking this
    will copy the current character to a new character. All of the notes
    and tabs will stay the same. But all squares and ships will be set to
    unexplored/unknown status. This makes it easy to start a new character
    but use your old notes. Thanks to Shocked for the suggestion!
  • The help section has been improved a little bit.
For more details pop over to the new Homepage and click the "read more about Mageworld Journal" link. It will bring up the new (slightly) improved help page for MwJ, which now includes some simple images.

Version 0.90 is fully backwards compatible with all previous versions
of Mageworld Journal.

As always, I'm looking for feedback, positive or negative.
Let me know if the Path History is useful, if you like the new backup
or export functionality, if the new selected square highlighting works,
and if there is anything you don't like or would like to see added.
I don't promise to implement everyones ideas, but I will take them
into consideration.

Thanks!
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Postby Shocked on Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:49 pm

And of course when I get home I will upload it to my server too. :)

Can't wait for it. :D
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Postby Isengard on Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:52 pm

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


nice job, again.......................................
Secure the high ground, DFA !!!
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Postby Artamos on Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:05 pm

Nice job Kilarin...Getting better all the time...nice features. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Postby KseAli on Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:35 pm

I can't imagine playing Mageworld without Mageworld Journal. Great job, thanks a lot.
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Postby techiem2 on Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:08 pm

Yay!

It runs quite nicely in linux.

:)

Thanks for keeping us all slightly less confused.

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Postby Kilarin on Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:22 pm

techiem2 wrote:It runs quite nicely in linux.
Cool! There were definite "Look and feel" problems on the mac. The map squares and ships are just buttons, and apparently changing the background color on a button on the mac doesn't actually change anything. Very strange. I need to fire up Suse and see how it looks in linux myself.

I assume you are NOT running DS under Linux?
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Postby techiem2 on Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:02 pm

Unfortunately not.
I'm running DS on my laptop under XP.
I tried Mageworld on this box on my windows 98 install but the video did odd things.
I may try again when 2 is released.
So I play on my laptop and run MWJ in linux on here.
:)

My install method is:
Install MWJ using wine.
Copy the installed directory to somewhere more logical.
I have a little shell script that launches it for me.
Need to get the 1.1 readme copied over though.
Haven't done that yet.

:)

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Postby Kilarin on Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:15 pm

techiem2 wrote:Install MWJ using wine.

Since Cypherwulfe has plenty of space right now, I'll get a zip file up for installation on non windows systems. that should make it a bit easier.
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Postby Shocked on Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:47 pm

As promised:

Grab it here too! :D
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Postby Bozendoka on Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:48 pm

I'll second KseAli's comment, I'd be lost without MWJ. Excellent job!
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Postby Kilarin on Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:02 pm

Thank you everyone for the kind words.

And shocked, thanks for the mirror, I updated the information in the first post in this thread and on the homepage to reflect this.

thanks!
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Postby techiem2 on Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:15 pm

cool.

A zip will make it even easier for us alternate OS people to install.

:)

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Postby __NARAYAN_ on Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:11 am

Thanks for backup features.
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Postby Thelzidra on Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:22 am

Well it just gets better and better, some really good new features and MW 2.0 to look forward to as well. Great stuff. :thumbup:
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