Release 0.5.0

Version 5 Prototype

March 01, 2020

Beta 0.5.0 Update Notes

Hello dear Patreon supporters and Foundry VTT community - I'm really excited to share release notes for Foundry Virtual Tabletop - Beta 0.5.0, which is a major ("unstable") update which represents a key step along the path to full software release. The changes in Beta 0.5.0 are release immediately for Council tier Patreon supporters for preliminary testing and will be rolled out to all Beta tiers as part of the Beta 0.5.1 update by next weekend.

This update adds a great many key new features with a mix of backend and frontend functionality. On the front end, a redesign of the vision and fog of war systems has resulted in more responsive performance when moving a token or rendering vision changes. To partner with these improvements for vision, the lighting layer has been completely rebuilt to feature a scene-wide darkness level that allows for simulating differences between night and day for the same map image. Additionally, the way that light sources apply coloration to the nearby map has been significantly improved - resulting in a much warmer and more natural feeling for dynamic lighting. In addition to those updates, improvements to the Token and Combat systems allow more flexibility in how you track token data across many Scenes.

On the backend - this update adds a number of really critical features which needed to fall into place before release. An administrator control panel for configuring the application, a license signature and verification system, improved support for S3 based file sources, and improvements to the installation process for modules, systems, and core software updates.

Thank you all for your vocal support for my work, your thoughtful feedback, and for the positive word-of-mouth you share within the RPG community. It's extremely valuable and much appreciated. As always, please keep an eye on the development progress board here for visibility into what features are in progress and coming up next!

New Features

Core Bug Fixes

Core Software, APIs, and Module Development

Documentation Improvements

Known Issues