SunBurn 2.0 goes Gold! Framework Edition Ships Too!

Hello SunBurn community!

We're very excited to announce we've shipped the official gold release of SunBurn Game Engine 2.0!

The release is version 2.0.18.E, which we posted as a feature complete Release Candidate a few weeks back.  Since then it's proven to be very solid and is now our official gold release!

Framework Edition is Back!

As promised the official SunBurn 2.0 release includes the fully updated and still free SunBurn Framework edition. :)

Of course the new Framework Edition now includes many of SunBurn Game Engine's latest features, like:

  • Dynamic lighting and shadows
  • Physics system
  • Audio system
  • Character controller
  • Full support for sgMotion and the sgMotion plugins
  • Access to the Dojo, WinForm, and Custom Physics examples

And did we mention it's still FREE?  How awesome is that? :)

What's Next?

With the gold release of SunBurn 2.0 out, you can imagine we already have some amazing plans for SunBurn 2.1 (free upgrade, as always!) - which we'll start talking about very soon. ;)

Not to worry though!  We're still posting service updates and fixes to SunBurn 2.0, its examples, plugins, and more.  So if you find any bugs please let us know!

We also want to thank the SunBurn community for your awesome support, feedback, testing, and creativity during the SunBurn 2.0 early adopter.  You've helped make this release awesome!

If you have any questions or comments let us know!

-John Kabus


Other SunBurn 2.0 Blogs:

  1. Announcing the SunBurn 2.0 Game Engine - free upgrade, new editions, and updated features
  2. SunBurn 2.0 Collisions, Scenegraph, and Components - new collision system, components, and more
  3. SunBurn 2.0 upgrade for our Torque customers - upgrade path for all of our previous TLK technology customers
  4. SunBurn 2.0 goes Mobile on Windows Phone 7! - full Windows Phone 7 support, light mapping, and more
  5. Holiday, Components, and more! - read about the new components and more
  6. SunBurn 2.0: components, perfabs, and more! - more details about SunBurn's new component system
  7. Festive SunBurn 2.0 Starter Kits, yum, yum! - first release of the new SunBurn Starter kit
  8. SunBurn 2.0.10 update available - streamlined user experience and integrated starter kits
  9. SunBurn Dev Journal: Scenegraph Optimizations - faster scenegraph and City Demo with 10,000 buildings
  10. SunBurn 2.0.12 Update Now Available! - edit components and custom scene object types in editor
  11. SunBurn Update: Windows Redistributable - ship Windows games using only the XNA Redistributable
  12. SunBurn Dev Journal: Workflow Enhancements - background importing, shared materials, Visual Studio templates, and more
  13. SunBurn 2.0.13 Update: Get it Now! - the latest goodies are now available
  14. SunBurn 2.0.14 Update Available! - extended materials and sprite rendering on Windows Phone 7
  15. SunBurn Dev Journal: Reflections and Clipping Planes - the return of the Reflection / Refraction example
  16. SunBurn Game Engine: Audio System, Drag-Drop, and More! - announcing the new SunBurn audio system!
  17. SunBurn 2.0.15 Released - Audio System, Reflections, and Auto-Unwrap! - check out new the audio system and more
  18. SunBurn powers British Airways demo at Microsoft's WP7 Mango event - Microsoft and British Airways chooses SunBurn for huge Mango event demo
  19. SunBurn Game Engine Storms into Dream Build Play! - see the awesome SunBurn games in Dream Build Play 2011!
  20. SunBurn Game Engine: Advanced Static Lighting - as awesome as SunBurn's dynamic lighting only faster!
  21. SunBurn Game Engine: Transparencies, Player Controller, and More! - see the latest upcoming features
  22. SunBurn Launches Powerful new Community Plugin System - tools and SDK to develop and share SunBurn plugins, examples, code snippets, tutorials, and more
  23. New SunBurn Community Resources Portal! - download and share the latest community resources!
  24. SunBurn Game Engine: A Whole New Level of Flexibility! - community resources, editor plugins, and more!
  25. Orbitron: Revolution blasts onto Xbox LIVE Marketplace! - Orbitron makes one hell of an impression on Xbox LIVE!
  26. SunBurn 2.0.17 Released – Advanced Lighting, Transparencies, and tons of Enhancements! - Wow!
  27. New SunBurn Documentation and Silverlight WP7 Example - lots of new resources to get started
  28. Starting 2012 with style: SunBurn Game Engine 2.0.18 Preview! - integrated physics, enhanced terrain, and more!
  29. SunBurn Game Engine 2.0.18: Built-in Character Controller! - easily manipulating objects based on input from the player!
  30. SunBurn 2.0.18 Released - Physics, Char Controller, More! - definitely one of SunBurn's most exciting releases!
  31. New sgMotion Plugin and the SunBurn 2.0.18 Refresh! - integrate sgMotion automatically using the SunBurn plugin system!
  32. Latest SunBurn 2.0.18 Update Available! - includes several new features, enhancements, as well as fixes.
  33. New SunBurn Examples - Learn to Create Scenes in Code! - new example showing how to create scenes in code.


Posted 06-29-2012 8:05 PM by JohnK "bobthecbuilder"
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Lucas wrote re: SunBurn 2.0 goes Gold! Framework Edition Ships Too!
on 06-29-2012 9:09 PM


Imran Shafiq wrote re: SunBurn 2.0 goes Gold! Framework Edition Ships Too!
on 06-29-2012 11:15 PM

Windows 8 RT Metro  & Windows Phone 8 native support in next release PLEAAAASEEE :)

mmsbludhound wrote re: SunBurn 2.0 goes Gold! Framework Edition Ships Too!
on 06-30-2012 1:04 AM

Porting to WinRT is probably not a trivial task, but it is something I definitely wouldn't mind paying (and brushing up my C++) for. :)

cemalsensivas wrote re: SunBurn 2.0 goes Gold! Framework Edition Ships Too!
on 06-30-2012 6:49 AM

great!!! I love Sunburn and hope it will become more and more strong.. and ofcourse what I wish from God -- Sunburn & Silverlight compatibility for web browsers :)

KakCAT wrote re: SunBurn 2.0 goes Gold! Framework Edition Ships Too!
on 06-30-2012 6:44 PM

I download the samples and got no .sln files on it. It seems the project is the .sbproj file, but I can't open it. Searching on the site for sbproj shows nothing.

sunburn is still too hard and disheartening for newbies :(

JohnK "bobthecbuilder" wrote re: SunBurn 2.0 goes Gold! Framework Edition Ships Too!
on 06-30-2012 9:33 PM

Thanks guys!! :)

Hi Kat, it sounds like you're trying to unpack an example for a version of SunBurn that's not installed.

As an example make sure to download and install SunBurn 2.0.18, then unpack an example for SunBurn 2.0.18.

The packages are smart enough to only unpack project and solution files for the editions you have installed (for instance Pro edition) - this is to prevent confusion with files targeting other editions.

Another possibility is that your edition is not supported by the example - for instance the HDR example only supports Pro and Studio editions (not Indie).

Let me know if this helps!

KakCAT wrote re: SunBurn 2.0 goes Gold! Framework Edition Ships Too!
on 07-01-2012 3:49 AM

Hi John!

you were right, I downloaded the wrong version. However I'd recommend to give a warning in the installer telling the user that this example is not compatible with his Sunburn version. That's probably a lot clearer than leaving the user with no option to run the sample.

Thanks a lot for the help!


holophone3d wrote re: SunBurn 2.0 goes Gold! Framework Edition Ships Too!
on 07-03-2012 10:52 PM

Congrats!  SunBurn really is shaping up to be something special.

JohnK Blog wrote Awesome new SunBurn and Community Updates!
on 07-25-2012 6:54 PM

Hello SunBurn community! Today we posted two new updates! The first is to the community site, which makes

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