Hello everyone ,
Not a long ago , the debugger went live (r140)
It's better than what I thought and pretty darn nice to have , but is lacking features , and I want to make a list of those missing features to make Ashley's job easier + to get it at our expectations
So without any further waiting , What would you want to add to the debugger
My list :
Ashley may need to fix it on the next release
No way to see global variables and local variables for now , I doubt it won't be added in the near future
I wouldn't mind a small console where we can log some messages , and that would be greatly appreciated
Arrays should display as a table , for it to be easier to display and more intuitive
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Might add some actions like "break point" to stop running under some special conditions(event).
I second the array table idea, that would be fantastic.
I'd just like it to remember where it was the last time I used it. Every time I debug I make it a separate window, move my browser over, resize the debugger, track down the last object I was on, etc.
It's also kinda difficult to find the object I'm looking for.
A checklist for black screen fixes: i.e.:
1.- have you tried this
2.- have you tried this other thing
ability to filter what you are seeing. With large projects it is a mission to find the object that you want to look at. Be great if you could filer so that only thse named objects are listed.
This probably isn't possible, but a rewind feature would be amazing :). Just throwing out wishes here ;).
ArcadEd - you can already save and load!
Breakpoints, controlling the variables and expressions in real time, a ctrl+f4 key to start with the debugger from the start
With the new step feature, also be able to step at different framerates other than 60fps (0.016dt), in case your target framerate is lower.
Thndr - try stepping with a timescale greater than 1, e.g. 2 to simulate a step of 0.032 (corresponding to 30 FPS).