2011 sets, FATXplorer 2.5 on the horizon
Last year around this time, I made a goal to get v2.0 out at some point. That goal was reached and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. For 2012 the goal is similar: to finish the features I have been planning for so long.
I have been hard at work on v2.5 over my winter break. The main core new feature has been finished, but there is still a lot of polishing and bugs to iron out. I would also like to include a viewer that will allow you to see game names, gamertags, etc.
The time over break was mainly dedicated to finishing the secret new feature. This feature forced me to redesign how I handled a lot of scenarios deep within the driver code. Writing a file system driver from scratch is no easy task, but I have succeeded in creating a very stable and efficient driver.
2.5 will also feature simplified licensing. After v2.0 having been on the market for nearly 6 months, I have received a lot of feedback on the licensing mechanism and I think I made it a little too secure. Therefore, the licensing will be dumbed down to the basics to reduce frustration and to reduce the amount of licensing related support requests.
To conclude, 2012 will be another great year for FATXplorer. Possibly bigger than the last. I had this same feeling last year around this time, but I feel that once I reveal this secret new feature I have invested several weeks of effort into, FATXplorer will finally become an essential utility in many gamers’ desktops. More information on v2.5 will be available as the grand polishing phase nears a close.
Have a great 2012!
PS: Existing customers: If you want to be a part of the FATXplorer v2.5 preview program, you should post a comment to get my attention. (: