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2. April 2018

 

LÖVE 11.0 was released yesterday… yes, on April Fools day.  You may notice that GameFromScratch.com goes silent every April 1st I take a holiday from the internet to avoid the “humour”.  Turns out this was actually a real release and yes, they did in fact rebrand their versioning, by going from 0.11.x style numbering to 11.0 to represent that maturity of the product.  I personally agree with this change (although not the date of the announcement) as the low version numbers really hid just how mature a library love was. 

As to this release, there is actually quite a bit going on here.  Quite a few upgrades in the audio department, a move to normalized numbers for colour data as well as >8bit colour support.  The actual full list of changes is pretty massive, here however are the highlights from the forum:

  • Loads of audio additions:
    • Queueable audio sources
    • Recording support
    • Support for audio effects and filters
    • A simplified Source API
  • Added a love.data module, containing functions for encoding, hashing and compression
  • Added Transform objects to love.math
  • Added more ImageData formats, Image formats, and new texture types
  • Added support for depth buffers
  • Added a deprecation mechanism
  • Added automatic batching
  • Deprecated love.filesystem.exists / isFile / isDirectory / isSymlink / getLastModified / getSize in favour of getInfo
  • Changed colour values to be in the range 0-1, rather than 0-255
  • Changed love.run, to support co-operative multitasking environments

 

If you are interested in learning more about Love, be sure to check out our complete tutorial series available here.

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