REMEMBER: Your data isn't missing! Development previews store their data in a different place than official versions!This post describes how to copy your settings over.
NEW FEATURES in r2700 since r2680
Assign shortcuts using MIDI realtime or MMC messages.
Assign shortcuts using media/browser typing keyboard keys on Windows.
Assign shortcuts using any input combined with a pedal. For example: "pedal + lowest note".
Added lots of shortcuts to the help screen (press F1 during play) to highlight a few of the less-visible functions.
High-DPI support on Windows. On a system with greater than 96 DPI, Synthesia will switch to high-res textures and crisper text automatically.
A song's progress breakdown now shows relative dates ("5 minutes ago") instead of absolute ("4/27/2014"). A single click anywhere in the table will toggle between relative/absolute.
Setting a song's difficulty or rating is now much easier on a touch-screen and no longer prone to accidental changes while scrolling.
The key label option "No labels" is now distinct from the new "Octaves" option.
The strange idea of a "Learning Pack" is now the much simpler "Unlock Synthesia" instead. (See this post for details.)
The unlock button only appears on title screen while Synthesia is still locked. The unlock screen itself is now always available in Settings.
Added support for unlock keys with limited maintenance duration.
Improved the speed of the DirectX renderer.
Large fast-forward jumps are now much faster. This also improves general performance for very intense songs.
Added an advanced setting ("Midi.KeyLightVelocity") to change which note velocity Synthesia uses for key light messages.
Fixed a rare song library crash.
This quality-of-life preview focused on shortcuts and the Learning Pack change. Next, the third (and final) QoL preview will contain the most dramatic changes. That one is focused on a couple device I/O improvements and some major stuff on the play screen during song playback.
After that, we're finally ready to do track splitting!
Pianotehead wrote:Synthesia r2700 doesn't run as smooth as r2680.
Interesting, I actually made some changes to speed things up while using the DirectX renderer. If you press F6 during a song, what sort of numbers do you see in the top-left corner? Does it hover around 59 or 60?
If you use the Synthesia Configuration utility to switch over to the OpenGL renderer, does that help speed things back up?