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5.0.27 out now!

Postby Campbell » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:37 am

ADRIFT 5 release 27 is now available for download. There are two Windows downloads available. If you have not tried v5 yet, the easiest way is to download the full setup from If you already have a working version, you can download the files only version from and overwrite your existing files. (I'll try to get an auto-update working soon!) There is also a Linux version available from Please note that the Setup download from may take a few days to update with the latest version, so you may want to use the mirror link.

The main highlights in this release are a redesigned Objects form, highlighted links, and improvements to the parser.

Please note, that I have some new verbs to the standard library (see here), so please check to ensure that these don't clash with your existing projects.

The full list of changes is:

Objects form redesign
Clickable links
Misunderstood words
Add parameters to character.Name function
Intellisense enhancements
Disable Audio/Graphics
Verb only commands
Allow ignoring of font colours
Lock Runner Settings in .exe
Graphics Issues in Runner
There is no route to the up ?

Bug Fixes
Location property restriction checks don't work
OO Location properties don't work
Action Set Referenced Location Property
Runner font sometimes resets to Arial, 12
Options Font size
Restore filename doesn't work
Display completion message default
MaxScore Not Updating Dynamically
General Tasks always Repeatable?
No intellisense for %AloneWithChar%. and %ConvCharacter%.
Flickering text
Task can be overridden checkbox not working correctly
Priority is incremented when loading library
Task Type selection inverting
EXE crashes on startup
Autocap doesn't autocap text overrides
Object Oriented functions don't appear to work with multiple object lists
Drag and Drop "Parent of Character" does nothing
Dotted links on map before restrictions occur
UNDO not working properly after v.5.25
Coloured text bug
Expressions dont work for restrictions and text properties
Deleting library items

As ever, please let me know if you come across any problems. And Merry Christmas!

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Re: 5.0.27 out now!

Postby ElliotM » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:13 pm

Thanks, Campbell! This will be fun to play with. Merry Christmas!
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Re: 5.0.27 out now!

Postby Campbell » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:04 pm

I have just uploaded, with 4 bug fixes. If you launch a previous version of 5.0.27, it should notify you automatically of the update, although the download is still manual at the moment.
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