Just a few notes here!
First off, I am so pleased with the outpouring of support for BYOND ever since we announced the BYOND Fund-o-meter the other week. We've had a lot of contributions from our small community here and I feel confident that we'll hit our goal for this month. Let's hope it keeps up in subsequent months. We are going to be promoting some "Member benefits" in games to up the value of BYOND Membership-- but at the same time I hope most people realize that the primary purpose of this is simply to support this (endless!) project.
Secondly, we're finally getting to near-stability for version 499 of the BYOND software. It seems to be working for most users but there are a few stubborn bugs that we're having trouble reproducing. We just released a new build of this (499.1194) so please update at the Download page. In future releases we will make these updates more evident from within the program itself; we haven't released 499 on the hub update system just yet because we wanted to be confident it was fully stable. So try it out and let us know.
For the next version (milestone 500! Although that is just coincidence), we'll get back to the main software to address the growing bugs list that has been neglected during this new software update. We also have a few cool features in mind, but we'll see how that goes.
Jun 14 2013, 10:12 pm