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What's new in version 3.3
  • New Features
    • GameSmith 3.4.3 is now bundled with Pitch. For details, see GameSmith Changes.
    • NOTE: some of the new features described below require that all human players in a network game are using Pitch 2.3 or later. When this is not the case, a warning message will be displayed in the game chat.
    • Bots now automatically substitute in when a player drops out of a network game.
    • Added support for an iPuppet Images folder. Put a folder (or an alias) with this name at the same level as the game (i.e., Plug Ins) and/or in your Home folder's Pictures folder and put images in it, or folders of images (aliases to either are OK). This is a super-quick way to manage many iPuppet images.
    • Added support for the new Game Info dialog in GameSmith. The rules and status information are now properly provided to GameSmith, so anyone using GameSmith 3.4 can track the progress of your game.
    • Added support for Speech Synthesis. The pre-recorded chat messages that are normally spoken by puppets can instead be spoken using Apple's Speech technology. In the Puppets dialog, you can specify which voice (if any) to use for each position. In Network games, once you assign a voice to another human player, the player will retain that voice even after changing positions.
    • The Rules, Puppets and Solo Stats dialogs are now sheets in Mac OS X, which means you can open them and still interact with GameSmith.
    • Added a new /help command in the game chat to see which commands are available.
    • Added a new /save command to save game chat.
    • Control-clicking in the game window allows various operations, depending on whether you click on a puppet or the game background and whether you are playing a solo game or hosting or joining a network game.
    • You can now mute players by control-clicking.
    • You can hide the iPuppet image for a single player by control-clicking.
    • There is a new option to Resign. This is only available in network games after the fifth hand, and all players must agree to it. It can only be used when losing.
    • Added new automatic be-right-back support in network games when using iPuppets: just type brb into game chat and then click when you are back.
    • Added a new option to automatically shuffle player seat positions after each game via a checkbox in the Puppets dialog.
    • Added a new Network menu item to shuffle player seat positions on demand.
    • Added a new game rule: Shoot the Sun.
    • Added a new game rule: Taking no tricks is +26 point penalty.
    • Added a new game rule: Reach end score exactly go back to zero.
    • Added a new game rule: More variations for passing order.
    • Added a new game rule: Rotate lead with random first leader.
  • Bug Fixes & Minor Improvements
    • General improvements to many game messages to include additional information about who has not clicked to be ready, who is dealing and who will lead, etc.
    • Fixed a bug that caused games to sometimes stall or ?lag? unpredictably.
    • Rules dialog has been improved visually and now allows the game to points to be to any value you like.
    • Emoticon menu has been rearranged and includes emoticon images in Mac OS X.
    • Chat Bubbles now include emoticon images instead of their text equivalents.
    • As players move from seat to seat (say, because of swapping), they now maintain the same chat color for consistency.
    • Keyboard support for passing has been disabled in network games so that chatting cannot trigger inadvertent bids.
    • Pressing Escape clears the chat edit field in the game window.
    • Chat Bubbles are drawn more smoothly in Mac OS X.
    • Preferences now has an improved iPuppet Preview.
    • Added a new Show Scoreboard item in the Game menu.
    • Improved Quit & Open: supports Crazy Eights and Gin Rummy and also includes the game icons.
    • Added a notification when a network player is using a puppet you do not have.
    • Joiners can no longer restart network games after they end. Only the host can do that.
    • Hide Desktop was very seriously broken. Now it's not.
    • Command ` can no longer cycle to the desktop's hidden window.
    • Fixed the Puppets dialog so that, when making changes (adding a bot, swapping seats), it no longer tells you there is a game in progress when the game is actually over.
    • Fixed the Puppets dialog so that it can be used to change the seats of GameSmith account names with special characters.
    • Improved the appearance of score pad.
    • Added Command-F as a keyboard equivalent for Restart Game.
    • Added an arrow to the Score Pad to show the pass direction for each hand.
    • Startup time has been reduced significantly.
    • The Help has been updated and cleaned up.
    • The end game win/lose animations require fewer CPU resources on older computers.
    • Removed the random, occasional 'grumble' sound that players could make in network games.
    • Fixed a number of issues with Expose when using the Hide Desktop option.
    • Fixed a problem where players would sometimes be invisible after first joining.
    • Added support for new XML-based puppets.
Publisher Freeverse
Publisher web site
Release Date February 18, 2004
Date Added February 18, 2004
Version 3.3
Category Games
Subcategory Board Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.54MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 2,226
Downloads Last Week 0
License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $19.95
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