update: i've been doing little tweaks here and there and this is some of the bigger updates.
I've officially released version 1.0 which comes with a new logo. I felt the old one wasn't quite right. along with the new logo there is an updated splash screen. I cleaned up the old illustration a bit, and added many color combinations and croppings that change randomly and sometimes dramatically every time the game starts. i think it's a lot more sophisticated and it's going to inform design going forward.
ofcourse there is also a new app icon
i made some graphics for stars earned and these also display in Discord if you happen to be connected
all 2d graphics have been updated to be a lot crisper, it makes the whole experience feel much nicer. Also i made a few layout changes in the song list for a more modern feel and adjusted some colors here and there
from the score display screen I now display the next random song and the next random song by the same artist which you can start either from that same menu. if you don't like the next songs, you can randomize it again, and again till you find one of your liking, or go back to the main menu. this makes random play session so much nicer.
New option to start in full screen. I also fixed some bad window behavior and cleaned up the title bar and removed the close button because there is no use of closing the window and keeping the app running. I also cleaned up the menu bar a bit, made the audio mixer nicer and works better - there were some quirks when adjusting the volumes. Also all options are now saved immediately - i was saving on quit before so if noice crashed, that meant options weren't saved.
i cleaned up a few animations for a more responsive feel.
fixed a crash on Quit - it doesn't make much of a difference because it happened on quit, but now it doesn't
fixed a couple memory leaks.
I fixed star power on GH drum tracks. I didn't realize because i prefer to play the rock band versions, but GH doesn't have a trigger not to release star power on drums. now it works
i fixed several crashes introduced by ffmpeg, there is still one in the wild that happenes if you navigate to a new song right as the previous song preview is about to play. i can't figure this one out and it doesn't happen with m4a, aac and mp3s (i only use ffmpeg for oggs)
i'm continually massaging what i got. right now i'm tweaking the octopus animation some for better vibes, same with the splash screen.