Cave Creator

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Cave Creator
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Cave Creator
Rating E 10+
Genre Sandbox
Platforms Computer
Media Digital download
Publisher Jimble
Release dates February 25th, 2018 (?)
Creator Jimble

Cave Creator, later known as Cave Creator+ and then Cave Creator v2, is an application made by Jimble. It is used to, with ease, create, and later also share, user-made caves to be played in Pikmin 2.

Version history

To do:
  • Find out what happened to updates 2.3.1 and 2.3.2. Do they exist, or is 2.3.3 a simple typo?
  • Find out what happened to update 2.4.1. Is it a simple mistake, or is there a missing version to be logged?
  • Find and document the changes update version 2.5 introduced.
  • Find and document any updates following version 2.8, and version 2.9.9.1.
  • Document versions 3.0 and beyond.
PLEASE RECORD RELEASE DATES WHEN POSSIBLE!
Version history
Version Changes Date
1.0
  • Initial release.
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1.1
  • Added any missing treasures.
  • Separated bomb rocks, eggs, hazards, and related objects from the list of enemies and bosses.
  • Added a "check for updates" button to the help menu to automatically install the newest updates.
  • Removed the ability to add more than one instance of the same treasure into a single sublevel.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented becoming caught in an infinite "please use numerical characters" message loop when typing letters into the "add gate" input box.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented being able to remove a select entity after opening a project file.
  • Made more consistency and design adjustments.
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1.1.1
  • Fixed a bug where opening project files would not properly import music data.
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1.1.2
  • Added the Titan Dweevil to the entity list.
  • Fixed the capitalization of Dwarf Bulbears.
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1.1.3
  • Added the immobile variant of the Gatling Groink.
  • Fixed a bug where the sublevel's music did not change in the code despite clearly changing within the sublevel properties menu.
  • Removed the Ivory Candypop Bud from the enemies and bosses list as it's an object.
  • Removed a debugging feature that caused any enemy or boss added to the sublevel to instead be the one below it on the list.
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1.2
  • Added the ability to create lighting files using an intuitive color slider.
  • Added the ability to generate random enemies, bosses, decorations, and dropped treasures.
  • Added the ability to remove all entities or only selected entities from the add entity menu.
  • Added a button in the sublevel properties menu to manually implement custom cave unit and lighting files. Note that this process is automatic when using the lighting designer menu.
  • Adjusted the layouts of the add new entity and sublevel properties menus to accommodate the new features.
  • Removed the background image from the sublevel properties menu, allowing it to load instantly.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented being unable to add a Greater Spotted Jellyfloat to a sublevel by clicking its button in the add entity menu.
  • Adjusted the names of vanilla lighting files to reflect their internal names.
  • Added a link next to the lighting selection menu that leads to a selection of screenshots showcasing every used and unused vanilla lighting file.
  • Fixed a bug where selecting Rest as the sublevel's theme in the sublevel properties menu would mutually result in silence until a boss fight.
  • Removed the limit of the maximum room count and the corridor to room ratio. Larger sublevels result in a label appearing, warning that there is a high chance of crashing in-game due to RAM limitations.
  • Made general design improvements.
  • Made various optimizations and improved efficiency, despite the file size increasing by around eight megabytes.
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1.2.1
  • Readded the ability to add several instances of the same treasure.
  • Added the ability to easily remove selected entities by pressing the delete key.
  • Adjusted the bar at the top of the main menu to display a window providing details of the current version, along with Nintendo trademark and copyright information.
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1.2.2
  • Fixed a bug from versions 1.2 and 1.2.1 causing a crash upon opening a project file.
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1.2.3
  • Fixed a bug from version 1.2.2 causing the count value to display incorrectly when attempting to remove a selected entity.
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1.2.4
  • Adds a feature for users with advanced technical knowledge to manually fix a small mistake using a text box. When enabled, the text box turns black with white text.
  • Adjusted how gates are added, as the program asks to input a value between one and nine inclusive. Before, the value would be set at zero, and the gate would fail to generate.
  • Removed the one-entity limit of how many treasures an entity drops upon death.
  • Fixed the capitalization errors in the internal names of the Withering Blowhog, buried Armored Cannon Beetle Larva, and Decorated Cannon Beetle.
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2.0

Several snapshots of this version were released from February 24th, 2018 to August 20th, 2018.

  • Introduced a new design labelled Cave Creator+.
  • Added the ability to edit any sublevel at any time.
  • Added the ability to import vanilla text files.
February 24th, 2018
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August 20th, 2018
2.1
  • Introduced Cave Net, a way to quickly and easily share custom caves online.
  • Added new options.
  • Made interface and stability improvements.
October 2nd, 2018
2.2
  • Renamed Cave Creator+ to simply Cave Creator v2.
  • Adjusted the main, options, treasure, and gate menus to be smaller and more simplistic.
  • Adjusted the color of the Cave Net button to be white in dark mode.
December 10th, 2018
2.3
  • Added the following to Cave Net:
    • The ability to add thumbnails, descriptions, bonus challenges to caves;
    • A favorites menu, wherein caves are saved locally to be enjoyed again later;
    • A new user interface.
February 26th, 2019
2.3.3
  • Added the following to Cave Net:
    • The ability to post a comment to a cave;
    • The ability to give a cave flowers, the equivalent of a like on social media platforms;
    • Weekly Caves, where moderators select their favorite caves to showcase to the community.
March 1st, 2019
2.4
  • Added a countdown for the new Weekly Caves in Cave Net.
  • Made several adjustments to the interface; in particular, improvements to Cave Net cave descriptions.
April 27th, 2019
2.4.2
  • Made Cave Net ensure it is running the latest version of Cave Creator before proceeding.
  • Made some user interface adjustments.
March 26th, 2019
2.4.3
  • Added a provide feedback button to the main menu and cave creation screen.
  • Readded the list of supporters, accessible from the about menu.
  • Made several user interface adjustments, including much more refined import and export menus.
  • Made buttons use the default cursor rather than the hand cursor.
May 28th, 2019
2.4.4
  • Made decimal numbers use periods instead of commas.
June 16th, 2019
2.4.5
  • Added support for commas in Cave Net cave descriptions.
June 19th, 2019
2.6
  • Added the ability to duplicate sublevels while editing a cave.
  • Added support for custom directory routes. It is found in the options menu.
November 13th, 2019
2.7
  • Made every window resizeable. The components within adjust accordingly.
  • Made the layout design more consistent.
  • Reduced the file size from fifty megabytes to eight megabytes merely by removing unused images.
November 26th, 2019
2.8
  • Removed the option to set a spawn distribution weight for plants and decorations.
  • Fixed a bug where loading a cave while already in a sublevel's entities menu would mix up both caves' entities.
  • Updated the title screen.
January 1st, 2020
2.9.9.1
  • Updated the user interface to resemble Animal Crossing: New Horizons's.
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