Major New Build of ChipWits
The latest build of ChipWits is filled with LOTs o’ new features. I really pumped up the IBOL editor. The most important features are undo/redo and multi-chip drag and drop. Both features were requested in ’84 and are finally ready for your enjoyment. Since a lot of the player’s time is spent in the IBOL editor, making it slicker is a big win for the game.
I also changed the Subpanel system, letting players create as many named Subpanels as they need rather than just A-G.
I added the new Register operators to let ‘Wits do math and have addressable variables. The ChipWit can now drop a Counter object, which has a numeric value. I am going to create Register-based missions with a CounterLock – a door that opens when a Counter with the correct value is dropped onto it.
I also added the ability to add comments to chips. This will help a lot in making IBOL programs understandable.
I am going to wait a week to get some feedback before I hold a contest.
Until then I am going to work on the Mac version and start working on a full suite of tutorial missions.