I have a very long list of new features, capabilities and defines coming to my prop in OS7, this thread will be a running list as I finalize and demo.
I am adding a bunch of customization to my prop to both enable and disable features. As more defines are added I’ll list them here:
FETT263_DISABLE_CHANGE_FONT - Disables the "on-the-fly" Change Font option FETT263_DISABLE_CHANGE_STYLE - Disables the "on-the-fly" Change Style option FETT263_DISABLE_COPY_PRESET - Disables the "on-the-fly" Copy Preset option FETT263_DISABLE_MULTI_BLAST - Disables "Multi-Blast" Mode FETT263_TRACK_PLAYER_NO_PROMPTS - Disables spoken voice prompts in Track Player FETT263_RANDOMIZE_QUOTE_PLAYER This will set Quote Player to randomly select quote.wav instead of playing sequentially FETT263_QUICK_SELECT_ON_BOOT Enables Preset Selection Menu on Boot (when power is first applied) Use Dial Menu to turn to desired preset, click PWR to select or hold PWR to select and ignite more to come...
I have a ton of changes coming to my prop file to allow the highest level of customization for your Proffie saber to date. With each OS release we have gained more and more features and mapping those new features to controls with only 1 or 2 buttons has gotten more challenging, well for OS7 I am introducing a new concept to my prop, Style Based Controls. This will allow each preset to have it’s own unique features so you can add what matters to you and omit what doesn’t using the new “Special Abilities” and style code you can set up each preset to act differently or contain different features and abilities. This expansion also allows for even more new features to be available now.
#1 Expanded “Special Abilities”
I am expanding the “Special Abilities” in my prop to allow for even more customization at the style level. This will allow you to set up completely different experiences in each preset and be able to fully show off ALL of the functionality Proffie offers. Instead of being locked in to the same controls and features for each preset you can now have each preset act like it’s own unique “video game” with completely different interactions, controls and experiences. You can mix and match the features you want and omit the ones you don’t. And the expanded features allow you do even more in each preset than ever before.
In addition, these expanded capabilities can be used together with all of the new functionality to make your saber truly yours and make every preset feel like a brand new saber and experience each time you pick it up.
With the new style and “alt font” capabilities we can now recreate the Fallen Order type Kyber Crystal selection from the game in real-time on your saber in a single preset. This uses the ColorSelect capability in addition to multiple new functions, however, the previous methods for ColorSelect only allowed you to advance forward. I have added a new function and control in my prop to allow you to also go in reverse. Now you can set up different blade colors with unique sounds (via alt font) and scroll through them in real-time forward and reverse without changing presets or re-initializing the blade. Giving you many “blades” in a single preset.
In addition, these new controls can be set up as “Special Abilities” so you can pick the controls to use in each preset and leave them out if your preset doesn’t need.
#2 Up to 5 Unique On-Demand Ignitions
With ProffieOS we can have so many ignition possibilities why opt for just one? Now using the 4 new OFF “Special Abilities” plus your base ignition you can set up to 5 unique ignition effects with unique sounds that you can use on-demand.
In addition, with our new “Chained” effect capabilities we can also build out “scripted” ignitions that can use quotes or your default track as a special “preon” (in addition to normal or interactive preon effect)
#3 New “States” abilities - Rain Effects (audio and visual) and more…
Combining “Special Abilities” with several new features in prop we are now able to have on-demand control over various “states” on our saber. In the past, if you wanted to recreate a “rain” blade you would need a separate preset or a timed effect but you could never have full control over it. Now, with the new “States” abilities we’re able to activate and deactivate a looped rain sound effect (new transition sound capability) and the visual effects to have an on-demand rain blade. This capability can be expanded to many uses and you can set up multiple “states” in your preset with unique “Special Ability” controls. The rain effect is only the first example, I have many more planned
#4 New Quote Capabilities / Custom Controls
In OS6 I originally added quote support to my prop sharing the control with Force using a toggle, for OS7 I am giving users the ability to set up Quotes multiple ways with custom controls. You can choose to have quotes play randomly in one preset using any of the “Special Ability” controls and then in another preset you can have the quotes play sequentially. Or if you’re the type of person who doesn’t want or use quotes, you can now set up other capabilities in your presets -or- you can set up a preset that uses all of the quote functionality and others that don’t and have the best of both worlds.
And now in OS7 using a combination of the new font capabilities and “Special Abilities” controls you can now set up quotes into groups by mood, situation, character, etc. and have your saber act like a mini-“micom” by setting up controls for each group but still have it randomly select the actual quote. This allows a whole new level of interaction and control over the quotes and lets you set up situations or conversations that you can control all in your font and then control them your way in the style code.
You can also now “script” scenes in your presets using a combination of the chained effects and “special abilities” controls (combined with set up in the font to support) to recreate your favorite interactions from the screen or video games.
#6 Circular Volume Menu with Visual Effect Option
I believe Brian showed this, Fredrik had suggested including a VolumeLevel function to make volume settings available for styles. In OS7 I have added a new “circular” menu as an option for Edit Volume, this will allow you to continuously turn the dial instead of stopping at min/max. You can now combine either the old or new volume menu with a visual effect if you want by adding EFFECT_VOLUME_LEVEL to your style.
And there’s still a lot more coming…