Edit: Now that BRPG v1.8a has been released, v1.8 has been rendered obsolete. If you install BRPG v1.8a using the Patch rather than the Full Install, please follow the suggestion I made in the second post of this thread.
BRPG v1.8 is now available for download. It is to be considered in beta status for the time being.
The main features of this update are:
¢ Added a Gallery Browser for browsing both local media and artpack media more quickly and efficiently
¢ Added a "Create Multi-Token Figure" command
¢ Usability and customization improvements
The format for Encounters and Deployments has not changed since v1.7d.
BRPG v1.8 is currently only available as a patch for v1.7d or v1.7e. You must
already have v1.7d or v1.7e installed in order to use this patch.
BRPG v1.8 Patch for Mac & Windows
How to "install" this patch: Unzip the downloaded file, then simply move the included files into the corresponding BRPG v1.7d or v1.7e folders, overwriting the existing files when prompted.
Although a ReadMe file with the information below is contained in the v1.8 download, some people might find it useful to see the changes prior to downloading the zip file.
¢ Added a Gallery Browser for browsing both local media and artpack media more quickly and efficiently. This larger window displays up to 11 assets at a time, and is currently available when placing figures or objects. Text labels under each thumbnail display the asset's name. In future releases, the Gallery Browser will also be available when adding tokens to a unit, when browsing or attaching audio clips, and when browsing Visual Aids or the Library assets. Due to speed and RAM usage concerns, there are no plans to ever support using a Gallery Browser to peruse items in the "Maps" folder.
¢ Added a magnified view to the Gallery Browser. A magnifying glass icon will appear over any thumbnail that has been reduced in size to less than 80% of its native size. Hovering over this icon, or clicking on it, will show the asset at its native size, or as large as possible within the constraints of the Gallery Browser window. If even the magnified view had to be scaled down to fit the window, a text label will indicate the scale factor that the image is being displayed at. The magnified image is shown by default over a black partially-transparent background. While this is adequate for most images, it may not be ideal for very dark images; in this case, the user can hold down the Shift key to change the background color to white until the key is released.
¢ The browser panels and the Gallery Browser can now be navigated using the Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down keys.
¢ Change: In the Gallery Browser, Flash assets can now be properly previewed prior to importing them. In prior releases, Flash media would always display a blank thumbnail unless the asset had been previously imported into BRPG.
¢ Added an option to disable the door opening and door closing sounds that the Chat window makes when players join or leave a game session (some users found these sound effects too jarring or disruptive).
¢ Added an option to toggle whether or not the GM can see hidden figures that are controlled by other players.
¢ Moved several commands in the BG button's popup menu into a new "Session-Specific Settings" submenu, to better organize these toggle settings and to reduce the length of the BG button's popup menu.
¢ Added a "Create Multi-Token Figure" command, which is available to the GM only while offline (i.e., when a game session is not currently being hosted). This command works either with local directories or with artpack categories.
¢ Added the ability to delete specific dice macros that are attached to figures or objects (useful if the dice macro is no longer needed, or was saved/attached to a unit by mistake).