Posted By: wraggster
News via http://forum.gbadev.org/viewtopic.ph...ce8348938b7af3
I promised myself not to forget to post the announcement here as forum.gbadev.org is where everything started.
Colors! v1.1 for Nintendo DS has been released. Read about it at http://colors.collectingsmiles.com/a...ent_ds1_10.php
In September 2007, we released Colors! for Nintendo DS v1.06h. At that point, we had only caught a glimpse of how well-received this small homebrew application would become. Now, three years later, we have over 700,000 downloads and over 45,000 paintings in the Colors! Gallery, created by thousands of amazing artists from all over the world.
Today, we release the long-awaited update for the platform that started it all -- Colors! for Nintendo DS v1.1. Discover our best release to date, with a new brush, high resolution exporting, integration of the online gallery through Wi-Fi, and a core painting experience that has been tuned with great care, and with much consideration of feedback from all of you. Check it out at the Colors! Gallery.
In addition, we also release first issue of Colors! Magazine, a magazine you can read directly from the Colors!, without ever having to leave the application. The first issue is bundled with Colors! for DS v1.1 and features, among other things, an interview with one of the top painters in the Colors! Gallery: Munin.
Finally, many of you have asked for how to contribute to Colors! over the years, and we’ve finally added a donation button added to our site. Don’t hesitate to show your appreciation for the work we’ve put into making Colors! the best homebrew application on the DS. You can also support us by buying the Colors! iPhone application.
And for all our iPhone users out there: Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you. While our most recent focus has been on Colors! for DS, there are exciting times ahead. Stay up to date with all things Colors! at our new Facebook page where we will share the development of everything Colors!.
What's new in v1.1?
•Unlimited .drw length - There is no more 1MB limit for those huge painting projects
•Undo - A quick one-step undo, and better tools to be able to scroll through the playback of your painting
•Improved latency and performance - Colors! is quicker and more precise than ever. Sketching has never been more responsive
•Automatic full-screen pressure calibration - No more uneven pressure across the screen. It might even make your old throwaway DS usable again
•Gallery integration - Browse, download, like and share directly from your DS using Wi-Fi
•New UI - Cleaner, better, prettier. Just what you would expect from the most anticipated Colors! update ever
•Export painting - Repaint your painting in 2x or 4x directly on the DS. It's slow, but it's worth it
•Left/Right hand support - Configurate Colors! for left and/or right hand usage
•One additional zoom-level - Get a better view of your painting by zooming out a step
•New brush - A new bristle-like brush that gives a more organic feel to your paintings
•Colors! Magazine - A magazine in your pocket with interviews and a selection of paintings from the Colors! Gallery