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MAY

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Big Steam Update!

Posted by Edmund on May 30th, 2011 in Super Meat Boy!

Those of you who have played SMB on steam today will notice there was a bit of an update.

Here is what was added:

-Enter the Unknown was added to Super Meat World.
The Unknown is a new feature in SMW that creates a full 20 level chapter using randomly chosen high rated levels from the SMW level portal. i highly recommended you check it out and be sure to rate levels so all the crap ones get filtered out.

-The Ability to sort by difficulty and fun in the level portal.
Clicking the difficulty or fun buttons in SMW when browsing single levels will arrange all the levels in the portal by over all score or over all difficulty (highest and lowest). if you feel like levels are more fun then others then make sure you play them and vote accordingly.

-A recommended chapter tab has been added to the level portal.
We wanted a way to make sure all the chapters that have been featured can be showcased, so the recommended tab (now default when you click levels) will display all featured chapters and other chapters we deem awesome.

aside from these added features we have also fixed the following bugs.
-Difficulty now displays correctly in SMW, if a level has no difficulty rating it means its never been beaten.
-Fun factor ratings have been fixed.
-Lag between levels has been fixed.
-Bug that would place lights on upload in the editor has been fixed.
-Minor editor fixes

If you want to make your own levels, check out this post for instructions on how to install the SMB level editor.

Video tutorials on how to use the editor can be found here as well.

The Mac port is currently in development.

The next xbla internets update is also being worked on.

We will be starting game #2 in a week, shits about to get real... again.

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We thought we fixed the chapter submit bug, but it seems to still exist for some. If you are experiencing any crashes when you attempt to create a chapter in the level editor please email us using our contact form with your system specs and any other info about it. We cant seem to recreate this bug with any of our hardware and are having a very hard time nailing down whats causing it.
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MAY

06

edmund

Editor Video Tutorials!

Posted by Edmund on May 6th, 2011 in Super Meat Boy!

Its Friday! and what better way to spend a Friday then to burn away the hours making levels for super meat boy? the answer to that is there is no better way to spend a Friday, that's why last night i recorded over an hour of in depth video tutorials on how to use this magical editor.

But first, lets break down how to launch the editor.

1. Launch Steam, and click Library.

2. Click All Games, then select Tools from the drop down menu.

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3. Find Super Meat Boy Editor in your Tools list and launch it (1mb download) and you're ready to make your first shit level!

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Now on to the tutorials.

Take note that when i recorded these i didn't realize my mic stand was touching my damn keyboard, so it also recorded me pounding away at the keys while i talk.. its a bit annoying but there was no way i was going to rerecord the full hour of video again.

These 6 videos go through basically everything you'll need to start making your own levels. the only thing missing is mini tutorals for each individual objects per chapter, but im sure you figure those out yourself, or just check out our forums for any unanswered questions you might have.













We will be doing a semi big update next week that will fix a few editor bugs and add a few small features to SMW (like the Unknown), so be on the look out for that.

In other news...

Check out this Russian SMB Unboxing!
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MAY

03

edmund
Many of you noticed that an update went live today on Steam, here is what has been added.

-Full level editor (Beta)
-The Ability to rate user made levels in Super Meat World
-The Ability to upload single levels to the level portal in SMW
-The Ability to create full chapters for SMW


Obviously the biggest update is the long awaited level editor, and here is all the info on it.

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The Level Editor can be used to create anything you see in game minus bosses and warp zones.

The Level Editor can be accessed by looking in Tools under your Steam Library.

The Level Editor does not have an in game tutorial, but there are many in our forums (which we link to in the editor via the "?" button).

The Level Editor saves locally, but you need to upload your level to the SMW portal for it to become active online. To do this click Upload, then complete the level to set the par and upload the level to the portal (to prove its possible you sadistic asshole!). REMEMBER TO SAVE YOUR LEVELS LOCALLY BEFORE UPLOADING!

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The Level Editor supports FULL CHAPTER UPLOADS! to create a full chapter first you must make sure all of the level in your chapter are uploaded to the portal. Once you have done this click the "create" button to choose the ordering and number of levels in your chapter, you can also choose what music you want here as well. Once you are finished just click upload and your chapter will popup in SMW. Chapters must be over 5 levels long to upload.

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The Level Editor supports a full playable character roster, without requiring you to have those characters unlocked in game. Click Meat Boys face icon to access the character chooser, once you choose who you want people to play as in your level/chapter hit F1 (to go into play mode) and the character will become active.

The Level Editor is in Beta, and probably will be for a very long time. This means there could be some minor issues we didn't find in testing, if you find any major ones please let us know in our forums so we can fix them in future updates. Remember to Save your levels locally (hitting save) very often incase of a crash, F9 is the shortcut key for save.

The Level Editor is FREE! it was a labor of Love/Hate but something we did because we knew the fans wanted it and were already creating so many awesome levels using our devmode. So think of this as a thank you to all the awesome fans who sent us cool shit, nice emails and created amazing levels with devmode, if you bitched us out because the free level editor was delayed, you should probably not update your game and burn in hell.

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So that's that, as per usual we will be probably updating again with minor fixes and a few updates to SMW, the editor has been live for a few hours and there are already quite a few amazing chapters uploaded (over 135+ levels) so please check those out and maybe make some yourself :) we really do play the hell out of your levels.

Ok so back to work i guess, Tommy and i are currently in the middle of a big move but once we are back up Tommy will be working on the Mac port of SMB and then we will officially start on THE NEXT GAME!

Enjoy!


Now for the usual FAQ:

Q: How do i access SMW?
A: SMW unlocks at 20 bandages, its the pad to the left of the forest.

Q: Can i add bandages in my levels?
A: Yes, but they wont effect the game.

Q: Can i edit my levels once they are online.
A: No, but yo can edit your local files and upload the level again if you really need to.

Q: Will the Xbla version get the Editor?
A: No, we cant legally do a non-regulated editor on Xbla, but we will try to continue to upload new chapters to xbla via the internets.

Q: Where is the Mac version?
A: Its currently in development.

Q: When does the Mac version release?
A: When its done.

Q: Is your next game SMB 2?!
A: NO!!!!!

Q: Will you ever be able to save progress in SMW?
A: Probably not.

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GO GET ONE!
 
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