Backwards Compatibility

Between Dreams Early Access and the release of the Dreams Blu-ray, we've been hard at work fixing bugs, making improvements and adding new features. As we tweak and improve our tools there are sometimes knock-on effects to community-made content, which means content you've made may have broken bits or new bugs may occur.

We try to identify and fix those issues prior to releasing new code, but with so much user-generated content it's simply not possible for us to test absolutely everything. With that in mind, we want to give our creators as much information as possible to help fix and repair anything that may have broken.

If you are returning to Dreams from Early Access and you have published content please read on for the backwards compatibility issues we have already identified and how to log your own backwards compatibility issues for us to investigate in our feedback forums. And remember, always test your content before publishing! You can always note any issues or bugs in the version notes to help players who use your content.

What do I do if my content is broken?#

Keeping your content working through code revisions is very important to us, and we try to identify issues in advance of rolling out new code. How that code affects you and your content may vary depending on what the issue is and how we have chosen to address it. If your content relied on or worked around a particular bug that we later fix, your content will need to be repaired.

If your content is broken, you can get assistance on our support forum(opens in new tab). Please note we cannot make content fixes for you, but we can give examples and information to help you identify solutions and resolve issues.

When you submit an issue, please note the following:

  • Investigating and resolving backwards compatibility issues is time consuming. Please review existing issues on our support forum(opens in new tab). If multiple threads on the same issue start to appear we will try to consolidate them.
  • Check the release notes! Release notes for new code may be useful if you are having an issue as you may find that we have changed code for a feature related to your bug. Whenever Dreams is updated we publish release notes.
  • When submitting an issue, let us know the name of the creation, how it behaved prior to the new code change and how it behaves now. The more information you provide, the more helpful we can be!

Known issues#

Using the update mode to resolve backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access content.

The most anticipated compatibility issue from Dreams Early Access.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and text brightness.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and text wrap.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and broken base poses.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and broken joints.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and new procedural animations.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and procedural walk cycles.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and Puppet collision capsule.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and capsule/stride length.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and 2D game play features.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and delay with emitters.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and de-possession.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and cinematics, death re-spawning and possessing.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and wipes.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and checkpoints.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and text textures.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and text background textures mode.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and stay on screen functionality.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and FPS Rigs animations.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and Imp Grab changes.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and gizmo position offsets.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and rotators/puppets.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and force appliers.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and updates to default puppets.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and level links.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access too late to fix for release.

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and changes to Sassyness in procedural animation

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access respawn and checkpoint system

Understanding Power Collision and visibility

Backwards compatibility issues with Dreams Early Access and removal of subtitle visual properties.

Backwards compatibility issues with changes made to the controller sensor Possession Mode/Follow Imp

The Dreams User Guide is a work-in-progress. Keep an eye out for updates as we add more learning resources and articles over time.