The reference in Dream Maker (F1) does not show the newer features. (Such as the image override var and the new features of control_freak.)
Despite these features not being anywhere in the reference, I am still able to use them (and they work) in my code.
Previously, I just thought the reference is never updated, but it came to my attention that these things might actually have reference entries.
Numbered Steps to Reproduce Problem:
1. Open a project in Dream Daemon
2. Press F1
3. In the Search tab, search "image override" or "control_freak"
4. Notice that there is no information on the updated features.
Code Snippet (if applicable) to Reproduce Problem:
I can search the reference for newly updated features instead of scanning through the release notes of every build.
I only see the old (outdated) reference entries.
Does the problem occur:
Every time? Or how often? Always.
In other games? N/A
In other user accounts? Haven't tested
On other computers? Other people don't have this, but I haven't tested on other computers.
DarkCampaigner obviously doesn't have this problem as noted in this topic: http://www.byond.com/developer/forum/?id=781418
When does the problem NOT occur?
If I delete the following folder:
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\BYOND\help\ref
Then the problem is completely solved.
Did the problem NOT occur in any earlier versions? If so, what was the last version that worked? I've had this problem for several versions back. I know that at least.
I've tried clearing my BYOND cache, and also uninstalling BYOND and reinstalling to no avail.
I also uninstalled, and then deleted the BYOND folder, both in Program Files and in my Documents, and then reinstalled and the problem is still there.
Using the contents.html in the BYOND\help\ref folder allows me to see the updated reference entries. (But not as easily or as accessible.)