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Updates for January 4, 2022
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New year, new improvements!
📲 Mobile Updates
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We’ve added the Participants list to mobile, which is available by tapping Chat at the bottom of the screen. From the Participants list, you can also open info cards, where you can send a message, locate, follow, or block the person selected.
⚙ Settings Menu Updates
We’ve been renovating our settings over the last few weeks. In case you haven’t seen them, here are a few we want to specifically point out:
Space Settings → Space Access → Require Login
This setting requires users entering your Space to both have a Gather account and be signed in for an added level of security.
User Settings → Accessibility → Reduce Motion
Formerly known as “turn off smooth movement,” this setting will adjust your character’s movement in Gather to be stepped. This feature may also help improve client-side performance.
User Settings → Graphics → Limit Frame Rate
If your computer sounds like it’s trying to take off into space every time you load Gather, this setting is for you
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🦋 Less Flashy Updates and Bug Round Up
Events checklist
  • Added progress bar to Basic Info page
  • Fixed text and paragraph formatting bugs for Event Details field
  • Added pop-up modal on bottom right of the dashboard to take you back to the checklist
  • Adjusted “Go to dashboard” button on the events checklist to go to user roles page for events with 25 or less participants
Extensions
  • Adjusted the applause extension to trigger sooner
  • Re-added the friendly plant extension (Previously placed plants will no longer work. Please remove and replace!)
Objects/ Image Rendering
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some objects from loading properly
  • Fixed several bugs that prevented sound objects from playing properly
  • Fixed timed objects bug where objects set to appear at a specific time were not properly accounting for timezones
  • Adjusted video-off character icons to scale dynamically with video container size
  • Adjusted normal images with property set to blank via API to display as a transparent texture
  • Fixed issue where live editing backgrounds and foregrounds were not propagating properly
  • Fixed issue with colored private tiles appearing offset
  • Fixed issue with private areas not rendering properly on large maps
  • Fixed tooltips not appearing after going through the tutorial
  • Fixed object rendering issue where an additional border would appear on the right side of objects
Movement Bugs
  • Adjusted viewport to be bounded by map edges rather than always centered on your character
  • Fixed bug where character names and outfits would reset or change when portaling between Spaces
  • Fixed bug where characters would continuously walk in place
  • Fixed sticky key issue that caused characters to continuously move in a direction after they released the directional key
  • Fixed issue with keyboard movement lag
Other
  • Mobile - Fixed context menu from appearing over chat screen
  • Deprecated pinned moderator messages for non-remote work Spaces (Replaced by information board)
  • Fixed information board not appearing in Spaces created through the Event Checklist
  • Fixed announcement text overflow
  • Added ability for Space moderators to change and adjust reservation-only premium features
  • Updated blocked permissions to prevent blocked users from locating, following, or sending chats to blocker
  • Fixed bug that prevented new rooms from being created from existing rooms in existing Spaces
  • Adjusted default homepage tab to be My Spaces rather than the Explore tab
  • Fixed Space capacity bug for currently active but set to be canceled subscriptions
  • Added text to screen indicating when you have turned off someone’s screen share or video, or muted someone who has their video turned off
  • Fixed bug that would sometimes pause and not resume incoming audio/video connections when switching between grid and carousel video modes
  • Updated desktop app to latest version of Electron
That's all for now!
- The Gather Team