This page covers the launcher and its multiple subtabs.
The Discover tab is the Launcher's information hub, featuring links to documentation, news, and informative websites.
|ZEROHUB||The ZeroHub homepage|
|ZILCH||The Zilch user documentation|
|ROADMAP||An overview of current development on Zero Engine|
|DOCUMENTATION||The root documentation page|
|MARKET||The Zero Market webste|
|Q&A||The Zero Q&A website|
The Projects tab lets the user create new projects and manage existing ones.
The project templates are EMPTY 2D PROJECT and EMPTY 3D PROJECT. Both options will result in an empty Zero project, but with a few differences in settings.
New Project Default Settings by Template
|Setting||Description||EMPTY 2D PROJECT||EMPTY 3D PROJECT|
|PhysicsSpace Mode2D||Default behavior for collision resolution||true||false|
|EditorCamera||Settings of editor camera||2D (orthographic projection, etc.)||3D (perspective projection, etc.)|
|DefaultCamera||Settings of the camera that is placed by default in each new level||2D (orthographic projection, etc.)||3D (perspective projection, etc.)|
|GridDraw Axis||Perpendicular axis to the grid plane||ZAxis||YAxis|
The of the project is required, but the is optional. Both are ways of labeling a project so that it can be searched for in the Recent Projects subtab. will parse a comma-delimited list of strings, where each string becomes a seperate tag: <tag1>, <tag2>, <tag3>
The version can be selected from here as long as it's installed from the Builds tab. Optionally, the latest version can be installed by selecting →
Moving on to projects previously created, by clicking the Recent button you will bring up the Recent Projects subtab.
The recent projects tab a list of the latest Zero projects that were worked on. The maximum number of recent projects shown can be changed through the in the Settings tab.
Each recent project will show up as a project tile, showing information relating to that project. There is an option to remove a tile from the project list, by clicking on an X on the bottom right of the tile.
The search bar can be used to filter the project list, by name and by tag.
Once a project tile is selected, more information and a launch option are displayed. Clicking on the New subtab.
Clicking on the Browse subtab will open the systems default explorer to manually find and locate a project. The expected file type of a project is .zeroproj.
The Builds tab features a list of Zero Engine build versions that are currently installed or available for download. A new build can be installed by clicking on it's version in the left pane, and finding thebutton. Alternatively, an installed version will have a button for uninstalling.
The settings tab has a number of different properties about how the Launcher itself behaves.
: Choose whether to launch the launcher or the engine when a zero project is opened.
: Where projects are saved.
: Where builds are saved.
: The most project tiles that can show up on the Recent Projects subtab.
: Check for updates
: This shows more recent and potentially unstable builds.
: This shows builds from other branches of the Zero Engine repository.
: Restores the launcher to its default settings.