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2020-06-01

Patternodes 2.3.1 update

A new version of the pattern creation and animation app Patternodes 2 has been released. It seems like the performance optimizations in Patternodes 2.3.0 caused a couple of bugs with the previews flickering or not updating correctly and the new update mainly focusses on fixing those problems.

Version 2.3.1 changes and improvements
  • Fixes flickering or lack of updates in the main preview in some situations.
  • Fixes a bug where the selection markers wouldn't update properly after deleting multiple nodes.
  • Fixes node previews not updating correctly when graphic input is removed or the node is disabled.
  • Node element caching is now always on instead of being a performance option.
  • Adds deprecation warnings shown when using some legacy node types, along with a new option to turn these warnings off.
  • Improvements to the Feedback dialogue technical info logs

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2020-05-11

Sketchfighter 4000 Alpha revival beta testing

The project to revive our old game SketcFighter 4000 Alpha has progressed nicely and is now in beta testing.

To find out more about the game or sign up for the beta, click below.


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2020-05-07

Vectoraster 7.4.8 update

A new update to Vectoraster 7 has been released. This update is very much a regular maintenance update with fixes to a number of smaller issues and adds a couple small of improvements.

  • Negative Point aspect values are now allowed.
  • Fixed a problem with loading files that use unavailable fonts.
  • Fixed a small precision problem in the diagonal spacing of alternating raster points with the same spacing option enabled.
  • Improved technical diagnostic information in the support/feedback dialogue.
  • Improved connection security and handling of network problems during license syncing.

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2020-04-30

Patternodes 2.3.0 update

A new version of Patternodes 2 has been released. This new updates adds some new features with new functionality related to animation and randomization nodes, but primarily it brings a lot of performance improvements and bug fixes. The update also fixes a couple of issues related to working on a retina mac and some problems importing legacy files from Patternodes 1.

Version 2.3.0 changes and improvements
  • Greatly improved performance especially for working with animations and files with many elements.
  • New Plateau Animated value function making it easier to make interesting animations where a value transitions between two constant levels.
  • New Randomize Deep Change option in Group Randomize and Randomize Color nodes for applying individual changes to all sub elements without needing to flatten the group first.
  • You can now rename Color nodes just like Value nodes.
  • New setting for default new document size.
  • New setting to include a set of default nodes or not in new documents.
  • Improvements to editing values of linked node parameters.
  • Connection context menu now shows total number of sub elements in multi-level groups.
Fixes
  • Fixes fullscreen preview being incorrectly scaled on retina screens.
  • Fixes a potential hang when importing some legacy Patternodes 1 files.
  • Fixes long delay when closing files with a lot of pattern elements.
  • Fixes importing legacy Patternodes 1 files Randomize and Randomize Color nodes.
  • Improved performance importing legacy Patternodes 1 files.
  • Fixes a bug where the bottom pattern preview view would be the wrong size after closing the separate preview panel.
  • Fixes a bug where drag offset markers wouldn't be properly updated when opening or closing the separate preview panel.
  • Fixes incorrect total update times in the render info panel.

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Tags Dicebag
2020-04-29

Dice Bag app updated with timestamps and split view support

The Dice Bag 3d dice rolling app has been updated to version 1.0.9, with a couple of changes to make it more useful for remote dice rolling in these times of self isolation:

  • Experimental iPad split-screen support. So you can run the app next to another app. (Works best if you launch Dice Bag first and then move it into the split screen mode)
  • New option to add a roll number and timestamp to the interface, if you want to share rolls during remote sessions and show you're not cheating.

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2020-04-25

Sketchfighter 4000 Alpha revival

Back in 2006 we developed the top down exploration shooter/metroidvania Sketchfighter 4000 Alpha together with the now gone Ambrosia Software. I've now started a little side-project to try and get the game running on modern macs to re-release it here via Lost Minds. Click below to find out the current status of the project and sign up to be notified when/if it's ever re-released.


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Tags Website
2020-04-18

More Support and website updates

There have now been some further updates to the website, with some changes to the style and layout along with updates to the News and Support sections, with added functionality to filter news per product and with more support informations and resources.

There are some more changes planned, but instead of doing them all at once they're going to be implemented little by little. So if you see something that looks out of place or a little strange, it'll hopefully be fixed shortly and it's just a temporary consequence of something new and hopefully better being rolled out.



Tags Website
2020-03-26

New version management system

There's now a new version management system in place for the applications on lostminds.com. This will manage all downloads, updates and version change logs. There were a couple of hours during the shift to the new system that updates were unavailable, but now everything should be working again.

While you might not notice much difference right now, this will hopefully make releases of future updates smoother and information across different channels more consistent.



2020-03-16

Patternodes 2.2.91 hotfix

The original 2.2.9 update to Patternodes had a bug in it that prevented new created unconnected nodes from displaying correctly. So now there's a quick fix 2.2.91 version available that fixes this problem. Thanks to everyone who reported this problem right away so we could fix it quickly!


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2020-03-12

Patternodes 2.2.9 update

Another update to the pattern creation and animation app Patternodes has been released. This time the focus is on fixing some bugs reported by users along with improving the memory management.

Version 2.2.9 changes
  • You can now pan around the node graph by dragging with middle mouse button.
  • Improved memory management.
  • Fixes animation export as numbered PDF files.
  • Fixes problem with properly loading some connections to Change node selection parameters.
  • Fixes Element index menu node icons being the wrong size.

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Tags Dicebag
2020-03-11

Dice Bag app updated with iPad landscape support

The Dice Bag 3d dice rolling app has been updated again, this time to v 1.0.8, adding support of landscape/portrait auto rotation on iPad along with some other changes to fit the interface better on different devices.


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Tags Dicebag
2020-01-27

Dice Bag app updated to 1.0.7

The Dice Bag 3d dice rolling app has been updated to v 1.0.7, adding some nice refractive glass materials that a lot of users have been requesting along with a couple of new and improved glowing ones and two new tile pattern backgrounds.


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2020-01-22

Patternodes 2.2.8 update

The pattern creation and animation app Patternodes has been updated again. This time mostly a bunch of smaller tweaks and improvements.

Version 2.2.8 changes
  • Added/fixed support for importing many more image formats, including photoshop psd, tga, raw and more.
  • Improvements to the Finder Quick Look file .pnds previews.
  • Improved interface performance.
  • Additional license information is now available from the About window.
  • Improved connection security and handling of network problems during license syncing.
  • Rendering info statistics panel is now an overlay in the main preview instead os a separate panel.

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2020-01-14

Vectoraster 7.4.7 update

Another update to Vectoraster 7 has been released. This improves support for importing a whole range of new image 3:rd party formats to be used as source images or custom points, including photoshop psd, tga, raw and more.

In addition to this there are some under the hood fixes and improvements, and you can now access more detailed license information in the About panel.


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Tags Dicebag
2020-01-03

Dice Bag app updated to 1.0.6

The Dice Bag 3d dice rolling app has been updated to v 1.0.6 today with some more changes and improvements:

  • Added a new simulation speed setting to let you change how quickly the dice roll.
  • Added a new dice size setting letting you change the size of the dice.
  • Added a new toggle to turn the default centering pull on/off.
  • New dice collision sounds for metal dice materials.

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Tags Dicebag
2019-11-26

Dice Bag app updated to 1.0.5

The Dice Bag 3d dice rolling app has been updated to v 1.0.5 today with a couple of changes and improvements:

  • Moved re-roll and remove selected buttons down to make them easier to reach
  • When selecting dice the total result of the selected dice is now shown
  • Percent dice pairs now get counted correctly when detected and a % symbol in the result display
  • Added new Metal Chrome dice material
  • Made shake re-roll a little less sensitive
  • Fixed UI not fitting on iPad Mini

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2019-11-12

Vectoraster 7.4.6 update

Another small update to Vectoraster 7 has been released. This updates adds access to your system Photos library via the browse dialogue (under Media in the sidebar) so you can easily use your photos as sources, and also fixes some issues with the font selection panel for Text sources.


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Tags Dicebag
2019-11-11

Dice Bag app updated to 1.0.3

The Dice Bag 3d dice rolling app has been updated to v 1.0.3 today. The new version fixes a bug that could mess up things if you started rolling new dice while the sequence of a previous roll wasn't finished yet, and it also tweaks the physics and performance a little to make the rolling feel snappier and hopefully more realistic.


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2019-11-10

Vectoraster on producthunt.com

I've added Vectoraster 7 to producthunt.com. So if you use that, take a look at let us know what you think!


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2019-11-08

Patternodes 2.2.7 update

A new update for the vector graphics pattern and animation tool Patternodes 2 is now available for download. This new updates brings some new features and improvements to the Text node and Clipping mask node, as well as numerous other small fixes and improvements.

Version 2.2.7 changes
  • Improved Text element node with support for dynamic value based text and a new Text box mode with for better aligning and layout control. NOTE: This may mean some layout changes are needed for files using the old text node multi-line mode.
  • Improved Clipping mask node now has an invert option that lets you use what's outside the clipping mask instead, and can be used to remove existing clipping paths.
  • Math nodes now resize automatically to fit longer formulas.
  • Fixes a bug where clicking out of the Artboard node size fields would revert values instead of applying changes.
  • Leaving value fields empty now set them to 0 instead of showing a formula parsing error.
  • Fixes a couple of issues with importing legacy Patternodes 1 files.
  • Fixes bug with renaming artboard layers in some situations.
  • Fixed a bug where the animation duration would initially be incorrect when loading longer animation files.
  • You can now access pictures from your Photos albums when browsing to import graphics.
  • Improved performance.



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2019-10-16

Vectoraster 7.4.5 update

A small update to Vectoraster 7 has been released today. This is another small patch, this time fixing a precision problem with exporting thin strokes on small filled point shapes.


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Tags Dicebag
2019-10-15

Dice Bag iOS app updated!

After the initial release the iOS dice rolling app Dice Bag has now been been updated twice, to 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 with a bunch of little tweaks and improvements based on your feedback:

  • Percentile dice added (D10 with 10,20,30 etc sides) so you can roll a D100
  • Better mixing roll animation and dice come to rest quicker
  • Dice rolling sounds are now louder
  • The app no longer pauses background audio on launch
  • Dice are now a little smaller on iPad
  • Added buttons in Settings for sending feedback and rating/reviews

With these updates the new Dice Bag app is no longer free, for now it'll be $0.99 and the old Nice Dice app will now be removed from the App Store.

Dice Bag on the AppStore

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Tags Dicebag
2019-10-01

Dice Bag iOS app released!


The new iOS dice rolling app Dice Bag has now been released on the AppStore. Dice Bag is a utility app that basically works like your own set of customizable digital dice. It's not a game in itself, but supports basic functionality like removing or re-rolling individual dice so you can use it to play many dice games if you like. The app simply to provides dice you can use in whatever game you want to play, with the focus being on making these look as good as possible and letting you style them to suit your game or personal taste.



This app replaces our old app Nice Dice and offers the same general functionality but with a more flexible system of rolling dice and combining different materials. To ease the transition for existing users the new app will be free for a period of time and there will be a notification in the old Nice Dice app. After that Nice Dice will no longer be sold on the AppStore and Dice Bag will not be free any more.

Dice Bag on the AppStore

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2019-09-24

Patternodes 2.2.6 update

A new update for Patternodes 2 is now available for download. This is a smaller update that primarily improves artboard layer management and node reference, but it also fixes some interface issues on macOS 10.13.

Version 2.2.6 changes
  • Artboard layer management. You can now add, remove, rename and rerorder the layers in the Artboard node.
  • Fixes a bug causing node connections to render incorrectly on macOS 10.13.
  • Fixes and improvements to the Node reference interface.
  • Fixes a bug with the menu items for selecting linked nodes were disabled.

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2019-09-09

Patternodes 2.2.5 update

Another update for Patternodes 2 is now available for download. This version add two new nodes, Distribute and Pack, to let you work with spacing for elements in a group. For example useful if you first want to to some controlled randomizing of the lements, and then space the elements in a controlled way based on their new positions or sizes. Along with this the update also brings another set of fixes and improvements to various other areas of the application. Enjoy!

Version 2.2.5 changes
  • New Group Pack node letting you pack elements in a group horizontally or vertically with a set margin.
  • New Group Distribute node letting you distribute elements in a group evenly horizontally or vertically.
  • Fixes some graphical glitches in the preview view on high zoom on macOS 10.14.
  • Better feedback when value fields fail to parse expressions or parameter formulas.
  • Fixes some bugs with preview display scale after exporting.
  • Smoother opening/closing of the separate preview panel.
  • More improved node warning messages and warnings interface components.
  • Better handling of problems when loading corrupted/unsupported and legacy files.
  • Fixes some incorrect descriptions in the node reference.

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Tags Dotpass
2019-08-26

DotPass for iOS and macOS v1.4.5


A new update of the password app DotPass for iOS and macOS has been released today. DotPass is not a pasword manager in the traditional sense. Instead of storing or transmitting your passwords and account details like other password managers on the market DotPass gives you a way to recreate the same passwords if you ever need them again.

DotPass takes two unique components:
- A simple text seed word (like the site name), this is not so secret but easy to remember and unique for each account.
- You secret pattern, drawn in the dot grid. This is your secret, but can be reused and is also eaier to remember than a password.

From these two components a random-looking good password is generated that you can use for this account. A different one will be generated for each change in the pattern or seed word, so all your accounts will have unique passwords. However, as long as you remeber your pattern and the seen word you used, you can get your password back any time you need it. Without anything being saved on your device or in the cloud.

Version 1.4.5 changes
  • Better privacy and security default settings and improved pasteboard security
  • Improved iOS/macOS system support and stability
  • Fixes to seed word completion suggestions UI in the iOS app

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2019-08-20

Patternodes 2.2.4 update

Patternodes 2 has been updated and the new version is now available for download. This version adds a couple of small improvements, but mainly fixes a couple or bugs and problems related to importing and pasting in graphics from other apps to use in Patternodes.

Version 2.2.4 changes
  • The Grid repeater node now offers a grid height output socket in hex grid mode to make it easier to make seamless hex grids.
  • The Element list node now supports input of up to 20 different elements instead of 10.
  • Improvements to pasting/dragging graphics into the node graph.
  • Fixes a bug where multiple pasted/imported graphics with the same name could be replaced with the same graphic when loading a file.
  • Fixes some selection outline problems.
  • Fixes a bug where exporting with a transparent background could instead export a solid black background.

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2019-07-15

Patternodes 2.2.3 update

Another update of Patternodes 2 is now available for download. This version adds a new group Explode node, that makes it easy to move group elements in relation to their center (pivot), and greatly improves the inline warning messages interface to make it easier to understand when something is going wrong and how to fix it.

Version 2.2.3 changes
  • New Group Explode node A new node that makes it easy to move elements in a group away from or towards the group pivot point.
  • Better warnings UI Improved inline interface for node warning messages and more warnings.
  • Smart initial node values Value and color nodes created by dragging from a parameter input socket now start out with the socket value.
  • Fixed a bug with element nodes created by dragging from Artboard node sockets getting double connections.
  • Added link to the lost code form in license code entry interface.

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2019-07-03

Vectoraster 7.4.4 update

A small update to Vectoraster 7 has been released today. This update makes some minor changes and fixes a bug with the full screen preview feature.


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2019-06-10

Vectoraster 7.4.3 update

A new update to the vector halftone app Vectoraster 7 has been released. This new update doesn't add any new exciting functionality like the previous updates, but it fixes a couple of bugs with source blur and importing high-resolution images to use as sources.


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