This weekend’s second Quest release is the test version of our next upgrade, Quest 4.1 Beta.
I’ve already blogged about this release here, and you can now download it for testing:
Please note this version is intended for testing only - we strong recommend you keep backup copies of any game you’re working on. We also recommend you install to a separate folder so you can keep your existing Quest installation.
Also please note that the documentation has not yet been updated.
Below is an overview of what’s new. For further details, you can check the VERSIONS.TXT and VERSIONS-QDK.TXT files the folder where you installed Quest.
Quest Packager (part of Quest Pro only)
This is a new product that lets you create a setup EXE file for your game, so your users can install it just like any Windows application. No longer do you need to tell people to download Quest separately - you can just send them an EXE file that will install your game for you. This opens up the possibility of submitting your game to software download sites, greatly increasing the number of people you can reach!
- Lockable exits
The following bugs have been fixed:
QDK has had major internal changes, and has a cleaner look.
Because QDK now uses some .NET 2.0 SP1 components, QDK no longer runs on Windows 98 or earlier. Windows 2000 or later is required to run QDK.
As reported earlier, QuestNet Server is no longer part of Quest 4.1.
As this is a beta release, please be aware that you will almost certainly encounter bugs. Please do report any you find - please email me at [email protected]. As we have done with previous betas, I will be awarding the people who submit the most helpful bug reports with free Amazon vouchers. So please get testing and let me know your feedback!