Friday, December 18, 2015

Mahjong Time is proud to announce the immediate release of EON 2.3.Beta

Mahjong Time team is proud to announce the immediate release of EON 2.3.Beta.  This release is a major improvement, which includes a large number of new features and bug fixes. Please follow this link to download the latest Beta: 

The key features of EON 2.3 Beta release:

Action Menu
The new menu replaces the call buttons at the bottom of the screen with a streamlined and intuitive new pop-up menu. The new menu naturally speeds up games without compromising functionality, and does not block the view of the table, allowing for a more zoomed-in immersive experience.

Hot Keys
This update allows the game to be played solely by using your keyboard alone!

The list of keyboard shortcuts:

Activate Keyboard - Mouse click on the table

Deactivate Keyboard - Mouse click on action menu deactivates the keyboard shortcuts

Spacebar - pass or discard a tile from your hand

Enter -  claim Chow, Pung, Mahjong(to claim a self Mahjong/Kong or Riichi use Up Arrow first  to switch the focus from your hand to the action menu)

Left and Right Arrows - Select appropriate action menu options(Chow, Pung, Kong, Mahjong) or select a tile to discard

Down Arrow - places cursor in middle of your hand. If the focus is on Action menu then middle arrow will place the focus to your hand. So, you can select a tile to discard.

Charleston - Underlined letters and numbers in menus and dialog boxes options correspond with the keyboard keys you must press in order to emulate mouse clicking of the same menu item or dialog box option.  

E - Underlined letter “E” is the Enter key on your keyboard. Enter key is used during the charleston to exchange tiles

Y/N - Y and N keys on your keyboard are used to say yes or no to the next charleston

0/1/2/3 - Numbers from 0 to 3 are used to declare the number of tiles you will be changing during the pass across

0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 - Numbers from 0 to 8 on your keyboard are used to specify the number of flowers to be replaced.
Flowers - Select a flower tile and then use arrow keys to discard or replace the flower tile.

Game View Presets
Mahjong Time players can currently use the CTRL button on the keyboard along with the mouse to move the camera around the table to change the point of view. The upcoming introduction of view presets will present players with pre-calculated vantage point options with optimal game play view and realism.

Move Timer
The new menu also features a move timer that is presented as light dust draining from the call menu. This dust provides at-glance information to players about how much time is left in their turn to move. Moreover, the new menu frees up more room on the screen, which will allow for a more realistic, unobstructed view of the table during the game.

Hints and Tips

A new tutorial system will show players valuable hints and tips to improve player’s gaming experience. Currently, the system is set to show one tip while you are waiting to start a new game.

Mahjong Time has always been committed to making Mahjong Time as life-like as possible. We are very proud of the addition of this update to our EON software - complimenting its beautiful graphics, with an intuitive and dynamic user interface for controlling the game.