Radegast 2.34 is now available for download. This release constitutes many “under the hood” changes in preparation for bolder UI changes in the future along with better non-Windows platform support and mobile support. However, there are a few goodies and long-standing annoyances and issues that were fixed in this version.
I am most excited about the changes surrounding image processing that have been hampering cross-platform development for a long time. JPEG2000 decoding and encoding times are now vastly improved. This is something you will probably never notice, but nonetheless. Sound decoding will now also work on 32-bit PC’s.
These improvements also require the installed version of Radegast to be specific to your computer’s architecture. For most of you, that will be 64-bit and you will want the “x64” version. Those of you with x86 PC’s likely already know what version you will need. In fact, I have never run across a user who was still using a 32-bit x86 processor. Regardless, if you end up with x86, there is no harm in using it on a 64-bit PC.
Changelist in no particular order:
- Updated to run against .NET Framework v4.7.2
- FMOD core updated to v2.01
- Complete overhaul of JPEG2000 handling now using OpenJpeg v2.4.0 (much much faster)
- TARGA image processing improvements
- Fixed ALICE plugin (rewritten AIMLbot library)
- Remove unnecessary package dependencies
- New threading model
- Dropped Linux x86 support (x86_64 still unofficially supported)
- Added MiniMap
- Removed temporary image upload
- Installers now support downgrading to older versions of Radegast
Please note, 3D Mode, as always can be finnicky. It may work for you and not work for others. This seems to always have been the case. Remember to report any bugs on the bug tracker and continuing to support Radegast development by sharing your opinions and experiences with it!