Irrlicht 1.5.2 out now

Posted on:December 16 2009

Irrlicht 1.5.2 is out, it's mainly a bug fix release. To repeat what I just wrote on the Irrlicht website:

We just released an update to the 1.5 branch of the Irrlicht engine, version 1.5.2. It contains several updates and bugfixes, related to terrain smoothing, joystick support, OS/XCode updates and MS3D loader fixes. Happy downloading!


Why an update to 1.5 when there's the 1.6 version?
2009-12-16 14:30:00

There are people still using irrlicht 1.5, I guess they like bugfixes as well. :)
2009-12-16 16:11:00

Is there a list of changes available? I hope all new fixes will be found in 1.6.1 as well.
2009-12-17 07:19:00

The list is in the SDK, here its contents:

- Properly check boundaries in getFont and setFont.

- Reinit values in the driver when scene manager is cleared.

- Normals handling fixed in createMeshWithTangents, existing normals are not always destroyed now.

- Fix terrain smoothing, bug found by loverlinfish

- SOLARIS recognition removed. Please specify the platform define manually. This allows for compilation under sparc/Linux and sparc/Solaris

- Some uninitialized variables fixed

- FreeBSD joystick support added (for Debian package)

- Fix cursor problems found by buffer and by rvl2 as described in

- OSX/XCode updates

- MS3D loader bug fixed

- Float parse bug fixed
2009-12-17 08:41:00

Hi, Niko! Thanks for the maintenance release!

Just one question:

>> &#8211; Normals handling fixed in createMeshWithTangents, existing normals are not always destroyed now. <<

Does it mean that I can have smoothed normals/tangents now? Currently (in 1.6) when I load up a model and create a mesh of it with tangents, even if I have smoothed the normals previously (angle weighted option screws it up totally!) and the geometry is also welded, it will generate flat surfaces (you can see the edges, not only the edges of the model). You can see this in the ParallaxMapping demo of Irrlicht as well.

Maybe I should post this to the bug reports instead? I'll do.

2009-12-17 13:54:00

@Brainsaw: All those fixes will certainly also be in 1.6.1 and 1.7.
2009-12-18 17:59:00

Nice to see that, and to know it's going to be in later version as well (though I never really doubted ;) ). Didn't download 1.5.1, and I don't think I will. It would be going back from 1.6.
2009-12-22 07:05:00

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