Monthly Archives: December 2008

PureBasic 4.30 final is out

It is now official. PureBasic 4.30 has reach the final status. It is available for download for all registered users on their personal download account on .

The list of new features is quite impressive:

16th December 2008 : Version 4.30

- Added: Full 64 bits version of PureBasic (Windows)
- Added: MacOS X x86 support
- Added: 'JPEG 2000' library
- Added: 'Node' library
- Added: 'Gadget3D' library
- Added: 'Window3D' library
- Added: 'Sound3D' library
- Added: Full unicode support to the engine3d
- Added: MacOS X support for engine3d
- Added: Absolute/relative rotation for all engine3d rotate commands
- Added: Absolute move for engine3d physic body
- Added: EntityID(), EntityLookAt()
- Added: CameraProjectionX(), CameraProjectionY(), WorldDebug(), Sun()
- Added: MousePick(), PointPick(), PickX/Y/Z(), CreateWater(), AntialiasingMode()
- Added: CatchModule(), ArraySize(), WindowBounds(), DesktopX(), DesktopY()
- Added: FinishDatabaseQuery(), DatabaseID()
- Added: CreateSemaphore(), FreeSemaphore(), SignalSemaphore(), WaitSemaphore(), TrySemaphore()
- Added: '.i' native type for 32/64 bits integer size
- Added: Read/WriteInteger(), Read/WritePreferenceInteger(), PeekI(), PokeI()
- Added: Language support for compiler and debugger
- Added: Style parameter to FontRequester()
- Added: Support for 'And/Or' in CompilerIf statements
- Added: #PB_Event_MinimizeWindow, #PB_Event_MaximizeWindow, #PB_Event_RestoreWindow
- Added: #PB_Ignore support to AddStatusBarField()
- Added: #PB_Explorer_DisplayMode to ExplorerListGadget()
- Added: Multiple joystick support
- Added: #PB_Compiler_FilePath compiler constant 

- Enhanced: Major rework of OnError library (crossplatform)
- Enhanced: InitScintilla(), parameter is now optional
- Enhanced: Complete debugger rewrite for support of the new platforms 

- Optimized: XML library to handle very big files quickly
- Optimized: LinkedList library to use memory efficiently 

- Changed: 'Read' keyword now requiers a type (Read.l, Read.q etc.) to avoid 64 bits migration problems
- Changed: CountList() to ListSize()
- Changed: ClearGadgetItemList() to ClearGadgetItems()
- Changed: CameraProjection() to CameraProjectionMode()
- Changed: AddElement() and such now return a pointer to the start of data
- Changed: ComboBoxGadget() height is now the real gadget height
- Changed: #Long, #Byte, #Word etc. to #PB_Long, #PB_Byte, #PB_Word etc. for consistency
- Changed: RotateEntity(), RotateCamera() and RotateBillboard() x,y rotation axis
- Changed: CameraFOV() angle from radian to degree
- Changed: Array and list parameter now requiers the 'List' or 'Array' keyword 

- Removed: StrQ(), HexQ(), BinQ(), ValQ()
- Removed: ChangeListIconDisplay(), replaced by a gadget attribute
- Removed: ButtonImageGadget() backward compatibility
- Removed: CreateGadgetList(), now automatically done in OpenWindow()
- Removed: CopyTexture(), TextureOutput()
- Removed: Removed CPU monitor from the IDE, as all OS provide the same functionality
- Fixed: DX9 subsystem on Windows
- Fixed: Many compiler and libraries related bugs

Have a lot of fun with this new version!