The Windows desktop version of Quest 5.5 Beta is now available for download.
This is a relatively small update, with a focus on refining the player interface, and a few other tweaks and enhancements here and there.
Improving the player interface
This version features some enhancements to make it easier to create games that look a little more elegant. The location bar and screen border can be toggled off, and you can set a custom display width and padding. There are new display themes, so you can easily change from the Quest Standard theme:
to the simpler “Novella” theme:
And there are a few more fun bonus themes too.
In gamebook mode, the new default is to not to clear the previous page when clicking a link - instead, new text is added to the bottom. (The option to have the screen clear between pages is still available).
Support has been added for drawing SVG graphics in the custom drawing layer. There are new functions for drawing arrows and arbitrary many-sided shapes. The automatically generated grid map now works when multiple player POV objects are used.
Various tweaks have been submitted by Quest users: