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Who knew scorpions were so complex?

If someone could kindly make a Trine 2 level that’s a big huge grappling hook playground with daring leaps and grand fairytale vistas, I’d be much obliged. Developers Frozenbyte have released public beta versions of the level editors for both its magical puzzle-platformers, you see, but I’m oh so horribly busy this week. They let folks create new levels, edit existing ones, and put together their own multi-level campaigns. A string of grappling hook playgrounds, perhaps.

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Colourful, charater-switching platformer Trine has some more magic up its sleeve. It, and its equally colourful, equally character-switching sequel, can now be manipulated and moulded thanks to developer Frozenbyte's official editor. The tools have been released into public beta, available for anyone to download and attempt to understand.

"So did we make an easy-to-use version for everyone to enjoy? The answer to that is... not really," explains Frozenbyte in

their release post. "Instead we've opened a wiki page at

www.frozenbyte.com/wiki and provided some very basic instructions on how to use our editor."

The upside of its complexity is that tinkerers will be able to edit existing maps, or create entirely new ones. I never anticipated a Trine mod scene, but hopefully people will take to the flexibility of the editor. New Trine levels would be no bad thing. To download the Trine 2 and Trine: Enhanced Edition editors,

head here.

Missed out on the Trines?

Jon Blyth's review of the sequel explains what makes the luscious platform-puzzler so compelling.






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Colourful, charater-switching platformer Trine has some more magic up its sleeve. It, and its equally colourful, equally character-switching sequel, can now be manipulated and moulded thanks to developer Frozenbyte's official editor. The tools have been released into public beta, available for anyone to download and attempt to understand.



"So did we make an easy-to-use version for everyone to enjoy? The answer to that is... not really," explains Fozenbyte in their release post. "Instead we ve opened a wiki page at www.frozenbyte.com/wiki and provided some very basic instructions on how to use our editor."



The upside of its complexity is that tinkerers will be able to edit existing maps, or create entirely new ones. I never anticipated a Trine mod scene, but hopefully people will take to the flexibility of the editor. New Trine levels would be no bad thing. To download the Trine 2 and Trine: Enhanced Edition editors, head here.



Missed out on the Trines? Jon Blyth's review of the sequel explains what makes the luscious platform-puzzler so compelling.
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You read correctly! Many people have asked for our Editors for quite a while and we've always wanted to fulfil that wish. We're getting really close now, as we're now launching both Trine Enchanted Edition and Trine 2 editor BETAs on Steam!

There are two different editors, and a different Beta for both of them. Even though the editors look alike, there are some differences, which is why we have created separate forum discussions for both of them. Please direct your questions and possible issue reports to the relevant forum discussion. You can also contact us by email: support[at]frozenbyte[dot]com. Also pay attention to which discussion you are posting to; the editors have some differences, so make sure to post in the correct discussion or clearly mention the editor version in your email.
Trine Enchanted Edition editor forum discussion
Trine 2 editor forum discussion
More information at our wiki page

Note that the editors are pretty difficult to use if you don't know what you're doing, and there's very little documentation or tooltips - this is actually one of the reasons we've held off releasing the editors to the public before. There still aren't very thorough instructions, but we have opened a wiki page (linked above) and provided some very basic instructions on how to use our editors. It's an open wiki after you've registered, so anyone can edit and post information, and we hope that people will start to share their knowledge with everyone. We'll also be updating the wiki ourselves and tracking that all the instructions are correct and up-to-date.

The Frozenbyte Editor is a very diverse tool. This is what we use to make games like Trine and Trine 2, and it’s based entirely on our own technology. You can edit existing maps, make new maps and do all kinds of things with it. If this sounds like fun, go a head and play and experiment!

Note: Both public editors are still in BETA stage, so you're likely to run into some issues. We appreciate feedback and bug reports (direct those to the linked forum discussions above). Just remember to give as detailed a description of your issue as possible and also include the Beta's version number in your report.




How to Launch the Editors


Launching the Beta requires owning the relevant game (Trine Enchanted Edition or Trine 2) on Steam for Windows.
The below instructions are for the Trine 2 editor. Click here for instructions for the Trine Enchanted Edition editor.

BETA branch name: editor_beta
BETA branch description: Editor BETA
BETA branch password: FrozenbyteEditorT2

1. Download Trine 2 from Steam

2. Open your Steam Library


3. Right-click Trine 2 and choose Properties


4. Navigate to the BETAS tab


5. Enter the following password to the access code field: FrozenbyteEditorT2
If the code doesn't work, try to restart your Steam client.



6. Make sure you have the editor_beta chosen from the upper "Select the beta you would like to opt into:" menu and then close the window


7. Open up the Properties window for Trine 2 again, and select the "LOCAL FILES" tab, then click "BROWSE LOCAL FILES"


8. Run editor_initialize.exe


9. Install "Microsoft .NET Framework 4" and "Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable" packages when prompted

10. Select path for editor installation (for example: "C:\Trine2Editor")

From now on you can run the editor directly from editor.exe

When the BETA is over or when you want to opt out of the BETA, you can navigate back to the BETAS tab in the Properties and opt out of the beta from the drop down menu


Please see more detailed instructions for the editors at: http://frozenbyte.com/wiki/

Important Information


  • System requirements
  • The BETA save files do not work with the current release version, so you will lose all progress you have achieved during the BETA if you opt out of it before the actual release. Progress you have made before you entered the BETA should not be affected.
  • Beta branch will enable patch 2.11 as well and the patch is not online multiplayer compatible with official released Trine Enchanted Edition v2.10
  • Once the Editor BETA ends, patch 2.11 will be released to Steam users and some DRM free stores
  • Editor is only for Windows and only for Steam users due to Steam Workshop requirement
  • Remember to mention the Beta's version number when submitting bug/issue reports. Also mention which editor you are using (Trine Enchanted Edition or Trine 2) to avoid confusion, as there are some differences between the editors.



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Thank you all for your continued support! We hope you enjoy the BETA. :)
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A 2011 release, Trine 2 is remembered as one of the most lavishly produced platformers ever. Each area is awash with vivid greens and yellows and purples, as if the developer Frozenbyte's primary aim was to hit every single angle on the colour wheel. Whether it's a sun-drenched tropical paradise, fog-enshrouded churchyard, or greasy-walled dungeon illuminated by glowing slime and torchlight, it's essentially end to end graphics all the way. It makes for a richly saturated sugar rush of a game, sometimes sickly but no less sweet.







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Trine 2 was superior to its predecessor in every way, so much so that if you played the sequel first you might be disappointed with the original. To combat this, Frozenbyte has released an Enchanted Edition of Trine, which is basically a remake of the game in Trine 2's engine. Most importantly, it introduces cooperative multiplayer to the original, which means if you've played it before, you may very well want to play it again.



The Enchanted Edition has been in beta for a little while now, but it's now available in its final form with a huge 80 per cent discount on Steam. If you happen to own the original Trine then you're entitled to a free copy of the new one, which can be launched within the game's launcher. The original will remain intact.



Check out the Trine Enchanted Edition launch trailer:



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The prettier Knight, Wizaaaaard, and Thief.

I remember Trine as being awfully pretty but no, apparently it wasn’t pretty enough for developers Frozenbyte (and, having now returned to the game, it seems my memory’s not quite what it was). They’re porting Trine over to the Trine 2 engine, giving the puzzle-platformer a fairytale makeover and its sequel’s online co-op.

While Frozenbyte may disappearing off on their summer hols soon and don’t know quite when it’ll be finished, they’ve released a beta version so we can all argue with Skypepals over who gets to be the Wizard. (Tip: start this argument then sigh “Fine, I’ll be the Thief” because actually she is the best. Thank the pro-wizard lobbying of Idle Thumbs, I guess.)

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Some claim that summer doesn t start until the 21st, but Valve says it s time for the Steam Summer Sale and we haven t heard anything from the solstice lobby so, happy first day of summer! As always, it s celebrated with a ridiculous store-wide Steam sale renowned for its low prices and intoxicating effect on the PC gaming community. Everything looks great when it s 80% off, but before you start filling up your library, here are our favorite picks of day one.



Reminder: if a game isn't a daily deal or a flash sale, it could pop up later in the sale for an even lower price. If you want to be safe, wait until June 30 to pick up a sale-long deal.



5 - Trine Complete

85% off: $3.74 / 2.69 - Steam store page

What Trine lacks in challenge it's not very difficult as platformers go it more than makes up for in magical fairy tale charm. The sequel, Trine 2, improves upon the formula just about every way, particularly through the addition of cooperative multiplayer action. And with the original game about to undergo a dramatic (and free!) overhaul thanks to the coming Trine Enchanted Edition, this bundle at this price is a must-have by any measure.



4 - Hotline Miami

85% off: $1.49 / 1.04 Steam store page | Flash sale: Buy it before 8 p.m. EST

No game revels in ultraviolence like Hotline Miami, which turns pixelated murder sprees into an art form. It's brutal, stylish, and challenging in that perfect way: once you make a perfect run through a level without stopping, mowing down a dozen thugs with a knife and then a pipe and then a shotgun, you'll feel like the god of sleazy Miami murders. You'll want some practice now, since Hotline Miami 2 includes a level editor that will let you craft your own murder rooms. Get it fast the flash sale on Hotline Miami won't last long.



3 - Far Cry 3

75% off: $7.49 / 3.74 - Steam store page

Attacking outposts is our favorite part of Far Cry 3. The sandbox shooter s story is a strange and meandering mixture of Alice in Wonderland and the spring break trip you made in college, but dismantling the dozens of bases that populate Far Cry 3 s islands however you want is scrappy, open-ended FPS combat at its best. Now s a good time to jump in before Far Cry 4releases later this year.



2 - The Witcher 2

80% off: $3.99 / 2.99 - Steam store page

You ve got until early 2015 before The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt releases, and it s looking fantastic. That s plenty of time to catch up on one of our favorite modern RPG series not only is The Witcher 2 on sale, the first game is only $1.99 / 1.39. Bonus value: The Witcher 2's fantastic story splits into two completely separate arcs in its second act, so if you want to experience both paths, you've got two playthroughs ahead of you.



1 - XCOM: Complete

67% off: $16.49 / 8.24 - Steam store page

Our favorite strategy game of 2012, conveniently collected into bundle form with the equally-great Enemy Within expansion, has one of the best campaigns in gaming. Hand-building your alien defense force replicates the feeling of running imaginary missions with action figures in your living room. Except this time, G.I. Joe can die for reals. Thoughtful strategy, a tense metagame, and detailed maps that explode into pieces make XCOM the second-best digital board game available (Civilization V would be the first).



Other great deals today:

Rising Storm: Game of the Year Edition (50% off) $9.99 / 7.49

Tomb Raider (50% off) $9.99 / 7.49

Max Payne 3 (70% off) $5.99 / 4.49

Mirror s Edge (75% off) $4.99 / 2.49

The Witcher Enhanced Edition (80% off) $1.99 / 1.39

Papers, Please (50% off) $4.99 / 3.49

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines (50% off) $4.99 / 3.74
Community Announcements - MarjutFB


Yes, we are holding Trine 2 Video Contest! The rules are on the picture attached. You can find more information from our blog post for it. We are waiting to see what you can come up with! Remember to use the hashtag #FunWithTrine on Twitter to apply, or to search for videos! ;)

EDIT:

We have decided to allow contest entries through our blog as well. :) If you don't want to use Twitter, you can now post links to your videos in the comments of our blog post announcing this competition (link above). Looking forward to your videos!
Community Announcements - RiikkaFB
Hi all,

We released a Major Trine 2 update on Steam last week. The game now supports touch-based devices that run on Windows, and we have made a specific UI for those devices. You can read more by clicking the link!

Unfortunately, this update came with some unwanted issues we did not anticipate. We have just now released a hotfix.




Changelog below:


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v2.00 (build 367) - May 22nd, 2014
aka Windows Touch Screen Support Hotfix

Technical:

  • fixed launch issues on Windows XP (trine2_32bit.exe is not a valid Win32 Application)
  • fixed ALT + F4
  • disabled touch screen when multiple keyboard and mice option is enabled


GUI:

  • fixed missing tooltips for MAC OS X and Linux
  • fixed Wizard cursor which stayed on screen
  • fixed Windows cursor which were left on screen if game was launched using touch screen


Menus:

  • fixed build number for MAC OS X and Linux in main menu (When reporting bugs, please report game's version number and build number)
  • added some missing names in to credits
  • fixed typing issues when typing passwords in server listing menu


Gameplay:

  • fixed automatic weapon change after character change
  • fixed crash when changing character to Warrior on local co-op when unlimited game mode was enabled


MAC OS X:

  • built MAC OS X with newer SDK, game isn't compatible with OS X 10.6 and older anymore.
  • To enable support to OS X 10.6 and older versions, check section "Enabling the old build"


Enabling the old build:
1) Select Trine 2 from your Steam game library
2) Right click on Trine 2 and open PROPERTIES
3) Go to BETA tab
4) Select beta: "old_v200_b1 - Old v2.00 build 1"
5) Press CLOSE
6) If Steam doesn't start downloading data, VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME CACHE from Trine 2 Steam PROPERTIES -> LOCAL FILES
7) Now you have the old v.2.00 (build 0) in use which was released on January 30th, 2014


General patch info:

If you are having problems launching the game after the new patch, you can enable the old version by following above 7 step instructions, see section "Enabling the old build".
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