Release 0.7.2

Version 7 Development

September 07, 2020

Foundry Virtual Tabletop - Version 0.7.2 Update Notes

Welcome to the Foundry Virtual Tabletop update notes for Alpha version 0.7.2.

This is the third update in the feature-rich 0.7.x sequence of updates in the "alpha" (unstable) channel which is available to all Foundry Virtual Tabletop owners.

WARNING: Alpha channel releases are VERY LIKELY to introduce breaking bugs that will be disruptive to play. Do not install this update unless you are using for the specific purposes of testing. The intention of Alpha builds are to allow for previewing new features and to help developers to begin updating modules which are impacted by the changes. If you choose to update to this version for a live game you do so entirely at your own risk of having a bad experience.

Overview of Changes

This update focuses on several major themes - foremost of which is continued work on the Active Effects system which expands the capabilities of the system to include Items which allow effects to be defined and transferred to the Actors who own them. Other key themes of this update include improvements to chat message syntax, a new game clock API, better rendering for canvas text, and a large swath of miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes.

How to Update

If you wish to apply this update, return Foundry Virtual Tabletop to the Configuration and Setup page and access the Update Software tab and choose the "Alpha" channel in the dropdown menu. Please note, it is recommended for most users to stay on the Release channel and wait for updates there rather than using Alpha or Beta updates.

Be sure to back up your critical user data before installing this update.

After clicking Check for Update confirm that you are presented with the 0.6.6 update notes and click the Download button to begin the update process. Allow some time for this process to conclude, when it is finished your server will automatically restart (if Electron) or shut down (if Node.js).

New Features

Scenes and Canvas

Chat Messages

Other Features

Localization Changes

Bug Fixes

Framework and API Changes

Active Effects

Game Clock

Audio / Video Chat Integration


Other API Changes

Documentation Improvements

Known Issues

Reporting Issues and Providing Feedback

If you encounter issues or have feedback to share, please use one of the following three reporting channels, ordered by preference:

  1. Discord Server: My preferred method to collect feedback is through our Discord server where I have created a dedicated channel for update 0.7.2 feedback. If you are able to join our Discord community it's the best way to engage with me directly for feedback.
  2. GitLab Tracker: You are welcome to create issue reports directly in the GitLab tracker here, but please take caution to ensure your problem has not already been reported by checking other open (and closed) issues in the upcoming milestone before creating a new report.
  3. Bug Report Form: There is an official bug report form on the official website. Please use the Contact Us form and select "Bug Report" as your category.

Please stay up to date on progress by following the project roadmap on Gitlab.