Chapter 158. Version 1.5.8.8

158.1. New Functions

Added support for changes to Setup options in the Execute Window - press ASSIGN SPECIAL and select Setup Option.

Added support in Setup, View System, View Status for a counter of the number of times the remote input has been switched since the system was started.

158.2. Bug Fixes

Fixed problem with the FX size update function in the Cue Window - it would set all attributes and parameters of a FX to the same size rather than setting up the sizes according to the individual attributes.

Fixed problem with MagicQ for Linux 1.5.8.6 and 1.5.8.7 when installed on Linux systems with a Locale such as France that uses a "," instead of a "." for representing a floating point number. #0005445.

Fixed problem with installing new software versions if users had replaced the demo movie files with custom content - the custom content would be overwritten with the demo files.

Fixed problem in v1.5.8.7 with fixtures with a "." in the name - it would not load them correctly.

Fixed problem in v1.5.8.7 with recreating head index when adding a new fixture. Version 1.5.8.7

158.3. New Functions

158.3.1. MQ60

Improved performance of patching and scrolling of windows on MagicQ MQ60.

Added external USB touch screen support for MQ60s.

158.3.2. Visualiser

Improved the mouse navigation. Added support for Zoom. On Windows hold CTRL, hold the right mouse button and move the mouse up or down. On Mac hold SHIFT and use the scroll wheel.

158.3.3. Net Manager

Support in Net Manager for latest SnakeSys B4 with inbuilt FLASH memory (units with last 4 digits of serial number greater than 0268).

Full support in Net Manager for SnakeSys T2 and SnakeSys R8.

158.3.4. Magic Wand

Added support for a simulated Magic Wand - start MagicQ with the command line argument "wand". MagicQ will run just a simulation of the Magic Wand controlling the first 4 playbacks from the first Wing.

If you wish to restrict the Wand simulation to only connect to a specific IP address then include the required IP address as the second command line argument of the IP address.

158.3.5. Other Changes

Added sensitivity option for when using pan/tilt controlled by mouse/track ball.

158.4. Bug Fixes

Fixed problem with using ChamSys Dual DMX interfaces on Windows/Linux and Version 1.5.8.6. This only affected beta version 1.5.8.6.

Fixed problem in Pixel Mapper in MagicQ for Windows whereby when swapping between different icon bitmaps the Cue Engine could stop working (this would cause wing disconnects and DMX to stop). It only occurred when changing between different icon bitmaps. It would not occur when changing between for example, an icon and a movie.

Fixed problem in Pixel Mapper whereby sometimes when changing back to an inbuilt bitmap (for example when pressing Locate) the output would remain showing a timer bitmap rather than the requested inbuilt bitmap. Changing to a different inbuilt bitmap (for example, not the cross) would refresh the output correctly.

Fixed problem with MagicQ on Mac whereby objects such as trusses and pipes would not show up in the visualiser.

Fixed problem when changing Layout views with large Cue Stacks - the view would change back to the start even if the Follow Cue option was selected. #0004750

Fixed problem in MagicQ inc Vis when recording macros #0005078.

Fixed problem when setting value for RGB fixtures #0005069.

Fixed problem with Cue tracking and Remoe FX. #0005266.

Fixed Erase Console on MQ60 and Pro 2014 consoles. Performing an Erase Console on v1.5.8.6 or before on these consoles would cause the MagicQ file structure to be corrupted. This could be fixed in file Manager by going up directory to the top level and creating a MagicQ folder and then loading on v.15.8.6 from USB stick.

Fixed problem on Pro 2014 consoles when using external monitors with different resolutions - the offsets would be incorrect.

Fixed PS2 mouse support on Pro 2014 consoles.

Added improved debugging support to MQ60 and Pro 2014 build.