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Kronnect

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Beta versions available for customers only
« on: July 30, 2015, 08:41:38 AM »
Hi!

I've created this thread to list notable progress in new beta versions, which are available to customers from private boards. Note that discussions and incremental releases are only maintained in the private boards.

If you have just purchased the assets, please send me a private msg and I'll grant you access to the private boards.

Thanks.
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Re: Beta versions available for customers only
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2015, 08:45:11 AM »
World Political Map V2 Beta 1 now available.

New features:
  - Second detail level for country frontiers
  - New option to draw provinces/states for active country
  - Option to draw an outline around highlighted/colored countries
   
  Improvements:
  - Even faster frontier line rendering (+20%)
  - Tweaked triangulation algorithm to improve poly-fill
  - Can locate a country from the inspector
  - Cities are now drawn as small circular dots, instead of small boxes
  - Can change the color of the cities
 
  Fixes:
  - Some new properties were not being correctly saved from Editor

Check out a preview video here: https://t.co/spIpNTMJ7q

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Re: Beta versions available for customers only
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2015, 12:52:16 AM »
How do we get an access to this beta ? As a customer, I don't see any update from the Asset Store.

By the way, thanks for creating it and your support. It's already a must-have for me ;)
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Re: Beta versions available for customers only
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 01:11:07 AM »
Hi!
Thanks for purchasing!

To access the latest available beta just send us your invoice number to contact@kronnect.me and we'll send you the link.

We're currently ironing V2... and a new beta (beta 2) will be available from tomorrow. Stay tunned!

Please rate the asset with 5 stars if it was useful for you and encourage us to keep improving.

Thanks!


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Re: Beta versions available for customers only
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 01:24:49 AM »
E-mail sent, and no need to ask, it was an instant 5 stars rating on the Asset Store :D

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Re: Beta versions available for customers only
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2015, 11:40:30 AM »
Beta 2 available:

New features:
  - Second detail level for country frontiers
  - New option to draw provinces/states for active country
  - Option to draw an outline around highlighted/colored countries
  - New options to show a cursor over custom/mouse position
  - New options to show latitude/longitude lines

   
  Improvements:
  - Even faster frontier line rendering (+20%)
  - Tweaked triangulation algorithm to improve poly-fill
  - Can locate a country from the inspector
  - Cities are now drawn as small circular dots, instead of small boxes
  - Can change the color of the cities
  - Additional Earth style: CutOut
 
  Fixes:
  - Some new properties were not being correctly saved from Editor
  - Colored countries hide correctly when Earth rotates

Screenshots:


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Re: Beta versions available for customers only
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2015, 05:59:37 PM »
FYI - V2.1 Beta 1 is ready, including labelling support, an additional high-res Earth texture and some minor fixes.

V2.0 is pending review from Unity. I plan to submit V2.1 as soon as V2.0 is approved, hopefully this week. So, if you're interested in taking a glance at V2.1 Beta 1 just ask!  ;)


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Re: Beta versions available for customers only
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2015, 11:03:13 PM »
Well, I'm interested. Could this process be automatic for customers, if possible ?

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Re: Beta versions available for customers only
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2015, 11:33:53 PM »
I sent you a personal message with the download link.

A new section has been setup for customers only with information about beta releases and how to download them.

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Re: Beta versions available for customers only
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2015, 08:15:30 PM »
V3 Beta 1 is available now for all customers.

Changes:
New features:
  - New component: World Map Calculator
  - New component: World Map Ticker
 
Improvements:
  - Some shaders have been optimized
 
Fixes:
  - Minor changes

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Re: Beta versions available for customers only
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2015, 09:39:31 PM »
V3 Beta 2 available!

New features:
  - New component: World Map Calculator
  - New component: World Map Ticker
  - New component: World Map Decorator
 
Improvements:
  - Some shaders have been optimized
  - Improved algorithm for centering destinations (produces a straighten view)
  - New option: right click centers on a selected country
  - Lots of internal changes and new APIs
 
Fixes:
  - Fixed country label positioning bug when some labels overlap
  - Fixed colorizing of some countries

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Re: Beta versions available for customers only
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2015, 09:01:58 PM »
The first beta of a future V3.1 has been released including a few suggestions from customers, including:

  - New buttons to straighten and tilt the Earth (also available in API)
  - New option to adjust the drag speed
  - New option to enable rotation using keyboard (WASD)
  - Minimum distance has been adjusted to allow greater zoom (make sure your camera near clip distance is set to 0.01).
 

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Re: Beta versions available for customers only
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2015, 06:49:00 PM »
Today's beta includes ... Inverted Mode!

Take a look at this video for a better understanding:
https://youtu.be/-eIGzOPRnhY

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Re: Beta versions available for customers only
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2015, 02:30:29 AM »
Update: from now on, all info regarding beta development will be discussed in the private section (customers only). Of course notable progress will be announced in this board as well.

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Re: Beta versions available for customers only
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2015, 01:03:45 PM »
Today we have a new beta for the Globe Edition (V3.1 Beta 5) which includes the bake texture command.

This command allows to visualize lots (or all) countries or provinces in colors without incurring in a performance hit (the colorized areas are baked into the current texture).

It's available from the gear in the inspector title bar:



A sample texture generated by colorizing all countries with random colors is below:


The documentation has been updated to reflect this new feature (page 9).