Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Wheel of Fortune for PowerPoint Version 4.0.1

Updating from version 3.2 or older? Be sure to check out the version 4.0 release notes to get caught up on all the major changes.

Well, there's always that one part of the game I forget to test. As such, here's version 4.0.1, which includes the following fixes:

  • [FIX (Mac only)] The buy vowel and transfer totals buttons now work properly with large money values. The Windows version was not affected.
  • [FIX] Adds an error message if a user sets the vowel price or house minimum beyond the maximum integer value.
  • [CHANGE] If a user attempts to load a puzzle when none exist, a new message box guides the user to the Set Up Puzzles editor.

I would like to thank Marius Benadie from YouTube for helping me identify the Mac buy vowel/transfer totals bug.

Version 4.0.1 was re-released a few hours after this post to adjust the performance of the puzzle existence code.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Wheel of Fortune for PowerPoint Version 4.0 Final: Welcome to a new era

UPDATE (April 6): I've received quite a few comments about this template with this blog post. Note that this is not the latest version. Please leave any further comments about the template in general on the main page. Thanks!

Welcome to Wheel of Fortune for PowerPoint, version 4.0. Get ready for a redefined Wheel experience, an all-new paradigm that shakes up how you and your contestants enjoy your game.

It is the product of months of enduring development and several milestone betas. In fact, this is the most ambitious update I've ever made to a game.

For those who tested the betas, thank you. You can skip all the way down to the Developer Note if you'd like, or read on as I reprise the highlights of this release. If you're updating from the previous stable version, you're in for a treat. So much has changed since we last met, and I look forward to impressing you again with what's there to offer.

Alright, let's get the ball rolling, shall we?