What is new, 2011?

For End Users:
Support for Window_Message (the MessageBox) and related commands [ghabry]
Interpreting many more events [glynnc]
Add GameOver and Title Scene calling [niltonpd]
Enter Hero Name scene [glynnc]
Shop scene [glynnc]
Inn support [glynnc]
Fix Touch events and character drawing [ghabry]
Center Player window on startup under Windows [zhek]
Many free MIDI files replacing the copyrighted ones [Juan Manuel]

For Developers:
Add missing chunks to reader lib [glynnc]
Work on savegame reader started [glynnc]
Refactor Audio to make it SDL-independent [ghabry]
Added more tests to the testmap [ghabry, fdelapena]
More SDL refactoring [vgvgf]
Replace Scene handler with a Stack machine, allows more flexible scene switching [ghabry]
Editor: submitted code refactor of event commands (page 1/3) [fdelapena]

And fixed a bunch of important gameplay related bugs. Now games are playable. Player is gaining alpha status again. A lot more stable than old player version (before code refactor).

Christmas and end year report

We have new domain: easy-rpg.org, if you want to update your bookmarks.

What’s new for end users:

Equip, logo, end scenes, move command reading, generic error dialog [ghabry]
Wait command, save access, teleport command, automatic and parallel events, push and on touch triggering, GameOver scene, music on map and end scenes, Dingoo A320 Dingux port [niltonpd]
21 more transitions [vgvgf]
PSP port [zhek]
Command line arguments [fdelapena]
EXFONT replacement [filosofiamanga]
2003 BattleCommand and Timer2 reading [glynnc]

What’s new for developers:
Bitmap refactor to separate SDL, [vgvgf]
Scenes refactor to match RGSS2 [ghabry]
Multiple memory leak fixes [zhek]
Editor refactor to separate GUI code [fdelapena]

Second half november report

Last two weeks were intense, as the first half. There are new features and bug fixes from the dev team to show us. Remember if you want to contribute or take part of the project (coding, audio, graphics…) you can reach us in #easyrpg at irc.freenode.net or by the forums.

The cool stuff for developers:

The RPG Maker 2000/2003 readers code is now separated from the Player code. Now Readers is a static library, intended for sharing with Editor, too. [vgvgf]

More code cleanup and refactor, thinking on SDL as an option between other possible backends. Also a lot of bugfixes, including several memory leaks, reader fixes or performance improvements. [vgvgf]

RPG Maker Test Suite now features more event command tests in more map rooms. [EN.I]

Now Editor and Player can be developed from Mac OS X using CodeLite. Tested with 10.6 Snow Leopard and targeted by default with 32 bit wxWidgets (brings with default development kit) and 64 bit SDL libraries (macports). CodeLite generates the application bundle and runs from the IDE. [fdelapena]

The cool stuff for end users:

Game interpreter is implementing more stuff. It means more event related support. Automatic event execution is working now. [Zhek]

The lead party character is now rendered on map. Now checks if the terrain is passable. Event characters are rendered on map, too: [vgvgf]

Player2 -> Player and more

Old Player code is dropped. Now the Player2 is the new Player name. Now the svn repository is cleaner.

Other feature highlights form last code submissions:

Font gradient support. Font shadow support. Char by char rendering in TextDraw. System colors support. Partial EXFONT glyph support using $A-$Z $a-$z (not shadowed yet). [ghabry]
Improved 2x zoom and full screen. Now is faster and not using sdl_gfx for resize. Fixed initial high cpu usage. [vgvgf]
Implemented fade in / fade out transitions. [paulo_v]
Title scene textbox animation. [paulo_v]
Menu scene window implementation, implemented window_gold, show face graphic and name. [ghabry]
Fixed problems with keyboard handling and some segfaults. [ghabry]
GTK+ modal message dialogs for errors (GNU/Linux port). [fdelapena]

And a lot of bugfixes and new class stubs.