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Eeeek A Bug!

by "Cajun" David Richard

Another issue, another progress report, another list of bugs fixed and/or uncovered. Does it ever stop? Nope, not as long as we have new projects on the horizon. Following are some of the bugs fixed in some recent releases, and some features that will be worked on in the near future.

Escape Velocity 1.0.5

Matt Burch has been diligently working on this new version of Escape Velocity. This is the version that everyone should be playing. The main reason is that all older pilots that previously couldn't be opened by previous versions of the program (usually as a result of a crash or other incident) should now be able to be used in v.1.0.5.

However, there are some things that EV 1.0.5 will not fix. For instance, if you had a Rebel Cruiser and could not launch your Mantas, 1.0.5 will not change this fact because the pilot file is telling the game that you have no Mantas. You will have to buy a new ship or start a new pilot to fix this problem.

Here is the list of changes in version 1.0.5 of Escape Velocity:

ColorSwitch Pro 1.1.0

ColorSwitch Pro is also getting a little polish and shine. This new version fixes several bugs, but the most obvious change will be the addition of the Network and PPP modules. These modules act as shortcuts to the Sharing Setup and PPP control panels as well as the Chooser. You have control over AppleTalk, File Sharing, and connecting and disconnecting your PPP account.

Also, several of you have asked for a version of the Display module that would allow for the turning off of the optional screen resolutions (the ones in the italics) in the interest of space and simplicity. However, we were unable to do this in one module, so what we have done is released a basic version of the Display module on our Add Ons Web page. To use it, simply download it an move it into the ColorSwitch Pro Modules folder. It will load up automatically.

Here is the list of changes in version 1.1.0 of ColorSwitch Pro:

Snapz Pro and Eclipse

We also have plans to upgrade Snapz Pro. The main feature we will be adding is the ability to save in different image formats, such as GIF, TIFF and JPEG. Also, we will be working out a few incompatabilities that currently exist between some video systems. Currently, we are still sorting through all of the reports and are formulating an upgrade strategy.

Eclipse is also in the same boat. We want to release a new version that has several new features, but we are still sifting through all of the requests to find which ones will work out best. One of the often requested features for Eclipse has been energy conservation. We are currently looking into the possibilities of including such a feature in Eclipse.

Look for announcements for both of these products in future issues of The Ambrosia Times.

If you run into any problems that are not mentioned here or have any questions about any of our products, please drop a note to help@AmbrosiaSW.com

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