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Developer's Description

Physion is a 2D Physics simulation software. It can be used to easily create a wide range of interactive physics simulations and educational experiments. Teachers may find it particularly useful since it can be used as a virtual physics laboratory through which they can demonstrate some basic physics concepts in the classroom. Using its tools you can create various physical objects on a scene. You can for example create circles, rectangles, polygons, gears, chains, ropes, balloons and lots of other physics items. You can also connect those items using springs, pulleys, nails and other types of joints. This way you can create various scenes/scenarios which range from simple educational experiments to complex structures and mechanisms. Apart from the classic saving/loading of scenes, Physion also supports uploading/downloading scenes to and from a central repository. Once an interesting scene has been created, the user can upload it to this repository and it will be immediately available for downloading to all other users that are using Physion. Physion also supports scripting with Javascript. This means that the users can write their own scripts and execute them through Physion's scripting engine. Most of the actions that can be performed through the graphical user interface have their equivalent javascript commands. This way Physion can also act as a fun and friendly platform for introduction to basic programming concepts. Finally, Physion may be particularly useful to game developers since they can use it as simple level editor for their platform games. The program has been translated into 7 languages (English, Greek, Russian, Japanese, German, Spanish and Indonesian) and is available both for Windows and Linux (32 and 64bit)

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.01

  • Bug Fix: The name of a PhysicsItem now always corresponds to a script engine variable (no more Reference Errors)
  • Bug Fix: Removing the "other" body from an "OnContact" event no longer crashes the application. (Relevant forum post)
  • Bug Fix: Inactive (deleted) objects no longer execute their "OnUpdate" property. (Relevant forum post)
  • Bug Fix: Widgets created by the script engine will automatically close (and get deleted) when a new scene gets loaded or created (as long as their parent is the main window). (Relevant forum post)
  • Bug Fix: "Explode" tool is now working with Greek locale. (Relevant forum post)
  • Bug Fix: Simulation no longer starts automatically after exporting. (Relevant forum post)
  • Bug Fix: Changing the timer interval no longer causes the simulation to automatically start. (Relevant forum post)
  • Bug Fix: The program was crashing when a pulley joint between a static and a non-static body was created. (Relevant forum post)
  • Select tool can now also perform rubber band selection.
  • Registered more types with the script engine
  • Added "autoload" functionality: scripts that exist in folder "data/scripts/autoload" will be automatically loaded when a new scene is created.
  • Added OnStart, OnStop, OnKeyPress and OnKeyRelease events for all physics items
  • Added Russian translation (thanks to Kirill Ilinich)
  • Added Japanese translation (thanks to Tatt)
  • Added German translation (thanks to Holger Hippenstiel)
  • Added Spanish translation (thanks to Horacio MartÃ?­nez)
  • Fixed some issues with dynamic retranslation of action context widgets
  • Added some documentation
  • General

    Date Added June 30, 2011
    Version 1.01

    Operating Systems

    Additional Requirements None

    Popularity

    Total Downloads 2,574
    Downloads Last Week 1
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