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SmileBasic 4 update out now (version 4.4.0), patch notes

Posted on June 27, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

SmileBasic 4

The programming app SmileBasic 4 has been updated on Switch, bringing it to version 4.4.0. It includes a revised English localization, new features, improvements, and bug fixes.

Below are the full patch notes:

New Features

Overall Improvement

– We have revised the English localization based on user feedback. We appreciate the feedback from many of you.

New BASIC Language Features

– See the help and reference for each command for more details.

– The support for saving and restoring to the READ position to the RESTORE command has been added.
– The ability to get a link flag to SPLINK has been added.
– The ability to load a specific project to METALOAD has been added.
– The restriction to allow ENVSAVE to be used from the main interpreter has been removed.

Improvements of the Menu and Others

– The project list view has been improved to be faster.
– A warning message is now displayed when an unsaved program is found at the start of the Beginner’s Guide.

Bug Fixes

The following bug has been fixed:

BASIC Language Issues

Significance: High
– Freeze under certain conditions and procedures when copying a file to another project.

Significance: Medium

– Coordinates set by MOUSE command cannot be retrieved by TOUCH.
– If TSTOP is executed after TANIM is executed, the value returned by TCHK will be abnormal.
– When a sprite using SPCOL is SPSET, the previous SPCOL size information is left behind.
– When an Int is INC or DEC, the calculation result is different from + (addition) when the calculation result exceeds the maximum or minimum value of the Int.
– INKEY$(1) returns a value including the controller input.
– When using a lot of WAVSET for multiple voice numbers, the waveforms of other tone numbers might be replaced by the specified tone number’s waveform.
– If either of starting point X or Y is negative in TLOAD, it is not applied to the display.

SmileBasic 4 is available for Switch via the eShop.

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