C++ Beta Green Light, Mac Beta Red Light

According to a post on the official YoYo Game’s glog, the C++ runner is almost complete and ready for a (Windows) beta this month. We are still waiting on details for the sign-up procedure for the beta, but we will keep you informed.

From what we have learned, The YoYo Games team is using a software package called Lazarus to help port the Game Maker software to Mac OS X. What strikes Lazarus as interesting is it’s ability to work with other Operating systems not yet mentioned by the YoYo Games staff. For example, Lazarus has shown the ability to make applications for Linux, FreeBSD and Windows CE (for mobile devices). A post at the GMC is currently speculating the potential of Game Maker and future possibilities with the help of Lazarus.

Unfortunately, do to a problem YoYo Games has encountered with Lazarus, the Mac version of Game Maker is stuck at a red light for the time being. The programming team is waiting for a fix so they can get a move on. This setback is out of the company’s control, and is expected to delay the beta release until July (the beta was first expected in March of this year).

The glog post also mentions the ‘hiccups’ the YoYo Games servers have been experiencing recently. In order to compensate for this, 4 GB of additional ram has been added to the main web server. The company is also researching the possibility of applying a patch to Apache to fix some of the problems it is allegedly causing.

In addition to this, one of YoYo Game’s staff members is now working from home. This is expected to help by reduce the work load that would normally accumalate outside of office hours and on week-ends. It will also ensure faster response time to potential problems should anything go wrong outside of normal working hours.

Finally, a mention about the YoYo Game’s recently closed second competition notes that we could have a winner announcement as early as this week.

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6 Responses

  1. Fred already kicked the “post at the GMC” in the head and locked it, because there are other discussion topics for it already.

  2. Wow.. its like reading the glog entry, but worded different.

  3. I actually read this post first, and think its worded a bit better. But the news of the beta I think is pretty awesome.

  4. I wouldn’t have minded if you had added some personal thoughts on this stuff. Thats normally what blogs are for. Like Chronic said, it’s mostly just a repeat.

    Still at least you posted the news.
    -Elmernite

  5. Did we ever have confirmation of a Linux version of Game Maker? Or am I just thinking of someone saying it would be easy to port over? Oh well, we can just use WINE for now I guess.

  6. “In addition to this, one of YoYo Game’s staff members is now working from home. This is expected to help by reduce the work load that would normally accumalate outside of office ours and on week-ends.” There is a typo in hours, it reads ours.

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