Alchemy 2.0 brings a modified layout, a set of 44 new elements (to a total of 444), hints, and translation to Hebrew.
The most reported bug for Alchemy so far has been the layout mess on small resolution systems, such as netbooks. It wasn’t a bug actually, but a feature. The application required a higher resolution, that how it was designed in the first place. The new version can run on netbooks too, but the minimum resolution is 1024×600. In order to support these small resolutions the layout was slightly modified so that it looks the same whether you use a lower or a higher screen resolution. Here is a screenshot from a netbook with 1024×600.
The following changes were done to the interface:
- The buttons where put on top of the right panel
- The trash icon where you could drag elements was removed and replaced with a button that when clicked removes all the elements from the desktop. Removing a single or only some elements is still possible by holding the CTRL key and selecting them with the mouse. Then press the DELETE key.
- Hints are displayed on top of the window on the left and center panes. They are cycled every 15 seconds.
- Displaying the total play time is enabled by default; it can be disabled from the Settings page.
A list of 44 new elements have been added to the game. The total is now 444. The list of new elements is:
The list with all the elements is available here.
The new version is also available in Hebrew. The total number of supported languages other than English is now 10. I want to thank again to all the volunteers that helped translating Alchemy to other languages. You can find their names in the Credits window. If anyone wants to help translating Alchemy to another language please drop a comment so I can contact you.
Download the latest version of the game from this page.