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  • Plane9 v2.2.1 released!

    published on 2/26/2015 8:48 PM
    I got some crash reports after the v2.2 release was live so I must thank you all that sent them in. It was a bit tricky for figure out exactly what had gone wrong but eventually I found the problem. Just about all reports where related either to not having a OpenGL 3.1 graphics card or moving to the next scene too quickly. The first one will now show a message and ask that to update the drivers and the second one wont allow the scene to be changed during a transition. Without the crash reports it would have been next to impossible to figure this out.

    I had some feature requests as well and since there where quick and easy to do they made it into this release as well.

    Screenshot

    Full patch notes

    Added
    • Show command line help using "plane9.exe -h"
    • Show help texts if pressing F1 in windowed and VR mode
    • Make sure we have a valid OpenGL 3.1 device and if not show a error
    • Disable mouse cursor in full screen windowed mode
    • Disable screensaver in full screen windowed mode
    • Allow oversized windowes during recording

    Changed
    • Crash if moving to the next scene too quickly
    • Failure to start WMP plugin with a qwindowed missing message
    • Better scene randomization. Now all scenes should be shown once before reseting scene pools
    • Correct colors in recorded movies
    • Issue with starting WMP plugin
    • Exit better if no Oculus is detected in VR mode
    • Attempt for a fix of ghost image on one eye in VR mode

    Removed
    • FPS counter in windowed mode

    ..and remember. Why listen to music when you can watch it!
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Joakim Dahl
17 Apr, 2015
17:39
I'm still using the old .net based editor and have a few things to check of before I can start on the new Qt based editor. One of the major being convert all shaders to GLSL. I have gotten quite far but as I feared I have about 1000 scenes I have to manually go over and convert to GLSL since I can't fully do it automatically.
Jacob
15 Apr, 2015
00:15
Can I have beta access to the editor? I would love to help you test it, I also think it would really help make Plane9 more popular. I freaking love listening to music with it.
Carsten Pache
1 Mar, 2015
12:41
My Intel HD 4400 supports OpenGL 4.3. You may be right that the quality of Intel's OpenGL drivers is bad - but how do you measure this?
Joakim Dahl
1 Mar, 2015
12:30
It does work on a laptop I often use that has a crappy Intel HD 2xxxx card with only OpenGL 3.1 support. But intel does have bad OpenGL drivers.
Carsten Pache
1 Mar, 2015
12:21
Thanks for the information about what the ring is intended to be. The graphics card drivers are up to date (Intel Iris and HD Graphics Driver for Windows 7/8/8.1 64-bit, version 15.36.14.64.4080 (10.18.10.4080)) - maybe it is an issue that is specific to Intel graphics.
Joakim Dahl
1 Mar, 2015
11:40
Updating your graphics card drivers should fix the issue. What you should see is the earth lit up.
Carsten Pache
1 Mar, 2015
09:30
The settings are working now. However, when watching the "Earth" scene, there is a black ring around the earth - see http://www.bild.me/bild.php?file=56549092015-03-01_10-12-Earth-01_c.png as an example (I drew two arrows to highlight this effect). Is this intended?
Joakim Dahl
27 Feb, 2015
17:40
The v2.2.1.2 version has been released that should fix the configuration window issue. Please download it instead.
Joakim Dahl
27 Feb, 2015
12:00
Thanks for the reports. Seems a file got lost in the final created installer. I'll release a updated version in a few hours that will fix this.
Peter Christensen
27 Feb, 2015
11:34
Looks like great news! Thanks! It fixed the mouse in fullscreen mode. But we cant open the "configure plane9" Execute file anymore. I have send a crash report (Through error report), respond if you need more. Peace out!
Carsten Pache
27 Feb, 2015
10:52
Thanks for the new version! Unfortunately, it crashes when I try to open the settings (in the screensaver dialog).