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Version 50.5

1. Added new Biham-Middleton-Levine Traffic Model mode.
2. Fixed bug with OpenGL "Extend Edges Of Mesh" setting.
3. Added option for new or old Mandelbulb AVI frame tweening to satisfy old and new users.

Version 50.4

1. Added sonification to pendulum mode.
2. Added more keyboard support to navigate Mandelbulbs in realtime (if your video card supports GLSL).
3. Changed Mandelbulb script tween code so camera follows control points more accurately in movies.

Version 50.3

1. Fixed bug that caused GLSL detection to crash on older video card models.

Version 50.2

1. Fixed bug that caused GLSL scripts to crash if data directory not set to default location.

Version 50.1

1. Fixed bug that caused Mandelbulbs to crash if data directory not set to default location.

Version 50.0

1. Added OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL) support for Mandelbulbs.

Version 49.9

1. Added new cube divider mode.
2. Rearranged main menu to hopefully make Visions of Chaos more logical.
3. Standardised Load Save Cancel OK buttons across all dialogs.
4. New splash screen.

Version 49.8

1. Added new Video Feedback 2 simulation mode.
2. Creating movies larger than 2 GB in size is now supported.
3. Added manifest so users with Windows UAC enabled will no longer get access violations.
4. Added Draves coloring to IFS mode.

Version 49.7

1. Improved 3D Spirographs simulation mode.
2. Added OpenGL option for lights to rotate or not rotate with camera.

Version 49.6

1. Added new 3D Spirographs simulation mode.

Version 49.5

1. Added new option to combine fluid simulation with Multi-Scale Turing Pattern mode.

Version 49.4

1. Added new Thorn Fractals mode.

Version 49.3

1. 3D CA mode now supports more than 2 states per cell.
2. Added state based coloring to 3D CA mode.
3. Added von Neumann neighborhood to 3D CA mode.

Version 49.2

1. 3D JPS image and movie support for all 3D modes.
2. HPP lattice gas faster.
3. Fixed bug with supersampling in magnetic pendulum mode.

Version 49.1

1. Fixed minor bug that caused Mandelbulb anaglyph scripts to not load correctly.

Version 49.0

1. Added skybox backgrounds to Mandelbulb mode.
2. Fixed minor bug that caused Mandelbulb background image to be inverted when rendering to BMP.

Version 48.9

1. Fixed bug that caused Genetic Art 3 mode to crash under certain situations. It should now be "bullet proof" against crashes.
2. Added new Multi-Scale Turing Patterns mode.
3. Added 47 new variations to the Mandelbulb mode.

Version 48.8

1. Added more Ducks Fractal variations.
2. Massive speed increase and new color options for Buddhabrot fractals.
3. Updated and improved Mandelbrot/Julia options dialog.
4. Improved accuracy of 3D Gravity calculations.
5. Added trails rendering option to 3D Gravity mode.

Version 48.7

1. Added more Ducks Fractal variations.

Version 48.6

1. Added more options and hybrid variations to Ducks fractals.
2. Fixed minor bug that caused Mandelbulb background images to be shown with speckled white pixels.

Version 48.5

1. Added more options and hybrid variations to Ducks fractals.
2. Fixed minor bug that caused Mandelbulb background images to be shown with speckled white pixels.

Version 48.4

1. Expanded terrain fractal beyond 256x256 world size limitation.
2. Fixed bad bug that caused any 3D rendering to crash Visions of Chaos.

Version 48.3

1. Added new Ducks Fractals mode.
2. Fixed bug that caused CA 3D mode to crash if 3D DLA mode had been run before it.

Version 48.2

1. Boids mode now up to 10x faster due to implementing spatial hasing.
2. Fixed annoying bug that caused a crash if the zoom out button was clicked while an image was still being calcuated.

Version 48.1

1. Added new 3D Boids mode.

Version 48.0

1. Added 7 new variations to the Fractal Flame mode.
2. Fixed a bunch of obscure bugs that caused crashes when changing between certain different modes.
3. Improved and added Undo button to flame options dialog.
4. Improved flame mode search and mutate features.
5. Fixed bug that caused zoomed in flame fractals to not show the correct colors.

Version 47.9

1. Simplified the Fractal Flame dialog to help non-mathematicians create flame fractals.
2. Added new variations to the Fractal Flame mode.

Version 47.8

1. Improved Flame coloring algorithm.
2. Flame animations now use cosine splines for smoother interpolation of key frames.

Version 47.7

1. Added new transformation types and Draves coloring to the Flame mode.

Version 47.6

1. Added 5 new formulas to the 3D Strange Attractors mode.

Version 47.5

1. All modes that base simulations on image files now support BMP, GIF, JPG and PNG formats.

Version 47.4

1. Completely re-wrote zoom methods to use an accurate sizable zoom box.

Version 47.3

1. Added new Secant Fractals.
2. Improved L-Systems Dialogs and Music.
3. Added new formulas to Root-Finding Fractals mode.
4. Added Orbit Traps to Root-Finding Fractals mode.

Version 47.2

1. Floating menu when in full sceen mode more stable now.
2. Added new logistic equation to Automatic Music Composer.
3. Image color palette extraction methods enhanced.
4. Changed Newton Fractals mode to Root-Finding Fractals mode.
5. Added new Halley Fractals.
6. Added new Schroder Fractals.
7. Added new Householder Fractals.

Version 47.1

1. Added feature that extracts colors from images to create unique color palettes.

Version 47.0

1. Added light bloom effect to Mandelbulb mode.
2. Fixed bug that caused system instability when running multiple copies of Visions of Chaos that were calulating multiple copies of Mandelbulbs.
3. Added hints to the Mandelbulb mode to try and help explain all the various checkboxes and buttons etc to someone who has not created Mandelbulbs before.

Version 46.9

1. Added multiple lighting support to Mandelbulbs.

Version 46.8

1. Improved distance estimation algorithms so Mandelbulb and triplex fractals render more sharply and accurately.

Version 46.7

1. Fixed bug that caused incorrect normals in hybrid mandlebulbs.
2. Added MID file export for 1D CA and NNCA music.
3. Fixed bug that caused lighting errors in Phoenix and Manowar mandelbulbs.
4. Updated Gumowski-Mira attractor code to use the more complex formulas from the Otubu et al paper.

Version 46.6

1. Fixed bug when using multiple threads to render Mandelbulb images whilst running mutliple threaded copies of Visions of Chaos caused the threads to deadlock and cause images not to render correctly.
2. Fixed bug with the Mandelbulb mode when detecting the number of cores/threads.

Version 46.5

1. Added streamlines function to Lattice-Bolztmann Method to show vorticies clearer within the flow.
2. Improved Ripple Tank/Cymatics Simulation so particles move smoother over surface.
3. Spirograph, Pendulums and Light Gravity modes are now shown using smoother anti-alaiased lines.
4. Fixed bug that caused Genetis Art 2, IFS and Flame mutations to crash if main window was smaller than mutation window images.
5. Added new music capabilities to 1D Cellular Automata and Next Nearest Neighbour Cellular Automata modes.
6. Fixed bug that caused Genetic Art 3 mode to become unstable and crash when rendering certain formulas.
7. Added option to set the interior set color for Mandelbrot and Julia renders.
8. Added option to clamp 3D heights for rendering fractals with a plateau cutoff height.
9. Added preview button to 3D Attractors dialog.
10. Fixed bug in many modes that caused a crash if an attempt to zoom in was made before an image was created.
11. Added ability to use color palette to shade 2D Gravity simulations.

Version 46.4

1. Added new Lattice Boltzmann Method fluid simulation mode.

Version 46.3

1. Support for Hybrid Mandelbulbs added.
2. Fixed bug with 3D Strange Attractors that caused the search funtion to return not optimal results. It now finds many more variations of attractors.

Version 46.2

1. All save dialogs now prompt to overwrite existing file if required.
2. Added Fog and Depth Of Field effects to Mandelbulb mode.

Version 46.1

1. Improved support for using bitmaps to start Reaction-Diffusion modes.
2. Added bitmap support for 2D Cellular Automata.
3. Added bitmap support for 2D Cyclic Cellular Automata.
4. Added bitmap cupport for coupled Cellular Automata.
5. Added bitmap support for Archean Cellular Automata.
6. Changed default priority of Visions of Chaos and threads to "normal" priority so it remains responsive when other CPU hungry apps are running.

Version 46.0

1. Added new features to script manager form.
2. Mandelbulb modes 25% faster.
3. Added multi-threaded support to Mandelbulb modes. 8x faster renderings with new 8 core CPUs.

Version 45.9

1. Fixed minor bug with loading Mandelbrot FRA parameter files.
2. Added more options and variations to Kaleidoscopic IFS Fractals.

Version 45.8

1. Added support to render Kaleidoscopic IFS Fractals.
2. Script manager has been simplified to make creating fractal animations easier.

Version 45.7

1. Added Mandelbox and Juliabox fractals.

Version 45.6

1. Added another 46 variations to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs. There are now 354 unique Mandelbulb fractal types to explore.
2. Changed Mandelbulb movies to use Cosine Splines rather than Catmull-Rom Splines for smoother movies.

Version 45.5

1. Added TTA variation to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.
2. Added TTA2 variation to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.

Version 45.4

1. Mandelbulbs now render 150% to 250% faster.
2. Mandelbulbs detail and quality improved.
3. Added Msltoe variation to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.

Version 45.3

1. Fixed multiplication bug in Phoenix and Ikenaga Mandelbulb and Juliabulb formulas.
2. Added Negative IQ variation to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.
3. Added Negative COS variation to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.
4. Added Negative Rucker variation to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.

Version 45.2

1. Added new Manowar formula to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.
2. Added new Phoenix formula to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.
3. Added new Ikenaga formula to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.

Version 45.1

1. Added IQ variations to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.
2. Added two new Polynomial formulas to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs. Total of 21 varieties of Mandelbulbs now included.
3. Minor bug fixes/enhancements.

Version 45.0

1. Added wiggle gif 3D generation support to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.
2. Added Phase setting to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs to give more variety in renderings.
3. Added Theta and Phi Scaling settings to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs to give more variety in renderings.

Version 44.9

1. Added Reverse Order formula variation to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.
2. Added Reverse Order Positive Z formula variation to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.

Version 44.8

1. Added option to have images as backgrounds behind Mandelbulbs.
2. Main program toolbar is now duplicated on floating main menu when in full screen mode.
3. Added Cosine formula variation to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.
4. Added Rudy Rucker formula variation to Mandelbulbs and Juliabulbs.

Version 44.7

1. Fixed bug that caused Mandelbulbs to give errors when starting VOC if data directory was different to default.
2. Added Default View button to Mandelbulbs to easily get back to original view point if zoomed in too far.
3. Added undo functionality to Mandelbulbs to be able to step back when zooming etc.

Version 44.6

1. Added anaglyph 3D glasses support for Juliabulbs and Mandelbulbs .
2. Added camera settings for tilt and rotate to Juliabulbs and Mandelbulbs.
3. OpenGL anaglyph renders now default to superior Red/Cyan displays.
4. Added anaglyph support to 3D DLA mode.
5. Maximize button now defaults to putting Visions of Chaos into full screen mode.
6. Added option to customise background color for Juliabulbs and Mandelbulbs.
7. Juliabulb and Mandelbulb scripts now use Catmull-Rom splines for smoother flyovers.

Version 44.5

1. Added setting for wrap method for Coupled CA mode to surpress static flicker.
2. Added setting to extend glow past edges of Juliabulbs and Mandelbulbs.
3. New gamma setting added to Juliabulbs and Mandelbulbs for properly tweaking brightness.
4. Added new contrast setting for Juliabulbs and Mandelbulbs.
5. Added buttons for camera controls to easily poisition Juliabulbs and Mandelbulbs.

Version 44.4

1. Added glow effect to Juliabulb and Mandelbulb mode.
2. Fixed bug that caused rendering artifacts when too close to Juliabulbs and Mandelbulbs.

Version 44.3

1. Added ambient occlusion to Juliabulb and Mandelbulb mode.
2. Added option to clamp Y values in Juliabulb and Mandelbulb mode for radiolara effects.
3. Added save to BMP option in Juliabulb and Mandelbulb mode to render huge sized images.
4. Added preset sizes for HDV movies.

Version 44.2

1. Added new Juliabulb and Mandelbulb mode.
2. Added more sample color palettes.

Version 44.1

1. Vastly improved detail in Quaternion Julia Set mode.

Version 44.0

1. Added 5 new unique formulas to 3D Strange Attractors mode.
2. 3D Strange Attractors mode now 300%-400% faster.
3. Added background image option to 3D Strange Attractors mode.
4. Most modes can now be exported to Wavefront OBJ files for import into other 3D applications.

Version 43.9

1. Ctrl Shift and Alt click and drag in 3D mode now pan over the X Y Z axiis.

Version 43.8

1. All dialogs and buttons now have correct theming under XP, Vista and Windows 7.
2. Fixed 3D display bug with Digital Inkblot.
3. Fixed bug that caused Reset button to not work correctly under 2DCA and Digital Inkblot modes.
4. Fixed 3D display bug with Cascade CA mode.

Version 43.7

1. Fixed stability of Genetic Art 3 mode under XP so it doesn't crash every click of a button.
2. Added new color palette browser.
3. 3D extend edge of mesh works as expected for Genetic Art 2 and Genetic Art 3 modes.

Version 43.6

1. Increased save to BMP speed for Genetic Art modes.
2. Added render to BMP for Flame mode.
3. Added render to BMP for IFS mode.
4. Added render to BMP for 3D Attractors mode.

Version 43.5

1. Added animation option to Genetic Art 3 mode.
2. Fixed bug that caused Genetic Art 3 to be selected when Genetic Art 2 was clicked.
3. Enhaced all Genetic Art modes. All now support animations, 3D display and render to BMP.

Version 43.4

1. Added new Genetic Art 3 mode.
2. Added new kaleidoscope image processing option.

Version 43.3

1. Fixed bug with HPP LGA mode. Now uses correct algorithms.
2. Fixed bug with Add every nth frame to AVI movie option in AVI build dialog.
3. Fixed bug with Automatic Music Composer that caused some notes to stay on and drown out the others.
4. Changed icon to 256x256 Vista compatible.
5. Added auto adjust brightness option to Video Feedback mode.
6. Added Sharpen Image and Gaussian Blur options to Image Processing menu.
7. Added wrap-around option to 3D Gravity mode.
8. Added new Viscoelastic Fluid mode.
9. Added new Multiple Image Processing option.

Version 43.2

1. Added new Tinkerbell Attractor mode.
2. Rewrote Wa-Tor mode to correctly match Dewdney's original algorithms.
3. Added new Ripple Tank/Cymatics simulator mode.
4. Added new Spirograph simulator mode.

Version 43.1

1. Preset images sizes menu now works correctly when in fullscreen mode.
2. Fixed bug that caused application to crash when in Boids screensaver mode.

Version 43.0

1. 3D strange attractors now display in correct aspect ratio.
2. Added movie option to generate a 3D attractor rotating.
3. Added preset image sizes for YouTube uploads.
4. Added option to make slit scan images from movie frames.
5. Fixed bug that caused Mandelbrot mode to give "file not found" error in screensaver mode.
6. Added option to load and save Boids settings.
7. Added option to create AVI movies from Boids mode.

Version 42.9

1. Improved 3D click and drag rotation and zooming soothness.
2. Fixed bug with Reaction-Diffusion AVI frames that caused incorrect number of frames to be saved.
3. 3D Flyover support improved.
4. 3D settings dialog cleaned up.
5. Added new 3D Strange Attractors mode.

Version 42.8

1. Fixed bug that caused IFS files not to open from default data directory.
2. Fixed bug that caused loading IFS files to crash if IFS paprameters dialog had not been displayed yet.
3. Escape mode improved to use more accurate parameter settings.
4. Escape mutator improved.
5. Escape scripts can now smoothly mutate between different shaped escape fractals while zooming.
6. Tween 2 escape fractals frame generation option removed as it is no longer required with new escape script support.
7. All fractal modes now update when generating every 500ms rather than based on lines generated.

Version 42.7

1. Mandelbrot aspect ratio bug fixed that caused zoomed images to stretch/warp slightly.
2. Mandelbrot mode now displays zoom magnification level.
3. Distance estimator display mode added to Mandelbrot mode.

Version 42.6

1. Fixed problem with 3D DLA mode that caused Visions of Chaos to crash on PCs with limited memory.
2. Changed Escape fractal mode to use smooth colors when rendering.
3. Escape mode much faster.

Version 42.5

1. Added new Gravner-Griffeath snowlflake mode.
2. Fixed bug that caused 1D CA to crash on large screen sizes.
3. Mandelbrot load dialog simplified.
4. Ant sim dialog tidied up.
5. 1D CA dialog tidied up.

Version 42.4

1. Added new Reiter Snowlflake mode.
2. Improved IFS mutation window to autoscale to screen resolution.
3. Improved Flame mutation window to autoscale to screen resolution.
4. Improved Genetic Art mutation window to autoscale to screen resolution.
5. Improved Genetic Art 2 mutation window to autoscale to screen resolution.

Version 42.3

1. Improved 3D DLA output.
2. Added new Dendron DLA mode.
3. Fixed bug with printing that caused larger sized images to print as blank pages.
4. Improved Flame mutation dialog.
5. Moved Mandelbrot poster printing menu item onto main Mandelbrot options dialog.
6. Moved attractor printing menu item under Attractors dialog.
7. Moved 1D CA printing menu item under 1D CA dialog.
8. Moved L-Systems printing menu item under L-Systems dialog.
9. Moved Light Gravity printing menu item under Light Gravity dialog.
10. Moved Sierpinski printing menu item under Sierpinski dialog.

Version 42.2

1. Added new FHP LGA mode.
2. Added new options to 3D DLA mode.
3. Fixed bug with full screen menu under Vista.
4. Fixed bug that caused midi notes to not turn off under Vista.

Version 42.1

1. Added option to save 3D CA steps as DXF files for importing into other 3D apps.
2. Added variations options to Gray-Scott Reaction-Diffusion mode.

Version 42.0

1. Added merge emboss processing option to AVI builds.
2. Added new splash screen and toolbar icons.
3. Added merge emboss processing option to emboss image processing.
4. Added new Complex Ginzburg-Landau Reaction-Diffusion mode.
5. Fixed bug that caused Flame scripts to render incorrectly.
6. Added new Belousov-Zhabotinsky Cellular Automaton mode.
7. Added new FitzHugh-Nagumo Reaction-Diffusion mode.

Version 41.9

1. Added pipes rendering option to 3D DLA mode.
2. Added more settings to Video Feedback mode.
3. Added more options to Coupled CA mode.
4. Added more options and fixed a few bugs in Genetic Art 2 mode.
5. Genetic Art 2 mode can now be used to make AVI zoom movies.
6. Added color wheel to palette editor. Helps create complimentary, triadic, etc color palettes.
7. Sample palette files cleaned up. Bad palettes deleted. Added 180 new color palettes based on pleasing color schemes.

Version 41.8

1. Added image warping option to AVI build.
2. Added embossing option to AVI build.
3. Mandelbrot mode now defaults to 1024 iterations and supersampling to increase default quality.
4. Added new Coupled Cellular Automata mode.
5. Added more features to Video Feedback mode.

Version 41.7

1. Fixed bug in loading LIF files that caused problems with any files not using standard 23/2 birth/survival rules.
2. Added more options to save PNG images with transparency.
3. Fixed bug that caused AVI movie effects to corrupt the colors in the resulting movie.
4. Rewrote Video Feedback mode.
5. All application excepetions are now intercepted and handled.
6. Changed Whitney Music Box default settings to a more pleasing sounding example.
7. Trial version can save parameter files and doesn't nag as often.

Version 41.6

1. OpenGL light colors can be set by a color dialog rather than having to type RGB values between 0 and 1.
2. Added new Whitney Music Box mode.
3. Newton mode now twice as fast when generating images
4. Mandelbrot mode speed increase. Twice as fast.
5. Quaternion speed increase. Nearly 3 times as fast.
6. All options dialogs fixed to display correctly under Vista.
7. Bug fixed that caused help to not display in Vista.
8. Bug fixed in Video Feedback that caused defaults to not work correctly.
9. Video Feedback mode now allows click and drag to inject image.
10. Magnetic Pendulum mode slight speed increase.
11. Wator bug fixed that caused wrap-around edges to not always work correctly.
12. Fixed bug with Feigenbaum zoom not working.
13. Fixed bug with various options forms not showing centered on screen correctly.

Version 41.5

1. Added new Genetic Art 2 mode.
2. Help file converted to CHM format.
3. Fixed bug that caused triple and quadrule pendulums to ignore animation delay settings.

Version 41.4

1. Added Cancel button to deep zoom dialog.
2. Video Feedback searches can now be stopped without having to end task the program.
3. Fixed bug that caused settings to never be saved if chaos.ini file did not exist.
4. Arrow keys can now be used to scroll through file list in Mandelbrot load dialog.
5. Added setting for AVI build dialog to "add every nth frame" to skip frames when building AVI movies if required.
6. Fixed bug that caused Reaction Diffusion dialog to not be centered on the screen.
7. Added option to create AVI frames from the Attractor mode.
8. Attractor mode is more responsive when stopping an image being generated.
9. Clicking and dragging mouse now injects flow into Fluid simulations.

Version 41.3

1. Added new Newton Fractal mode.
2. Added new Fluid Simulation mode.
3. Added wrap edges option for 2D Gravity.
4. Added new Gravity Set mode.
5. Improved Video Feedback mode with more options and a few minor bug fixes.

Version 41.2

1. Fixed memory leak with Archean CA mode.
2. Attractor mode settings can now be saved.
3. Fixed bug that caused Mandelbrot mode to hang if saving to large sized BMP files.
4. Added new Self Replicating Loops mode.
5. Pendulum mode now supports triple and quadruple pendulum simulations.
6. Video feedback mode now supports initial BMP images from any directory.
7. Saved BMP Mandelbrots now exactly matches on screen display.
8. Fixed bug that caused saved BMP Mandelbrots to show with incorrect colors.
9. Added option to save and load Complex mode fractals.
10. New sepia tone image processing option.
11. New emboss image processing option.
12. Visions of Chaos now defaults to "idle" priority so other applications do not respond slowly when Visions of Chaos is doing some serious processing.
13. DLA mode now has probability setting for when floating particles stick.
14. Mandelbrot mode now has deep zoom capabilities.

Version 41.1

1. Improved Video Feedback mode.
2. Fixed bug that caused Genetic Music MIDI saved files to play incorrectly.
3. Fixed bug that caused Julia mode scripts to save incorrectly.
4. All dialog windows now "stay on top" of other windows.
5. Fixed bug that caused flame scripts using new types to not load correctly.
6. Added % to 3D gravity mode for feedback during simulations of large number of objects.

Version 41.0

1. Added 34 new blend modes for when combinging Mandelbrot and Julia set images and movies.
2. Added new Handkerchief, Heart, Disc, Spiral, Hyperbolic, Diamond, Ex and Julia transformation types to Flame mode.
3. Added new Liquid Crystal Cellular Automata mode.
4. Added option to save Termite simulation steps as AVI frames.
5. Fixed bug that caused Lyapunov mode zoom out to fail.
6. Changed IFS and Flame random probability code to be more "fair" when assigning probabilites.
7. Fixed bug that caused Lyapunov scripts to hang when generating unless a Lyapunov fractal had been created.
8. Smoother 3D flyover code.
9. Escape Tween options enhanced to support zoom coordinates.
10. Added new Ant Simulation mode.
11. Added new Video Feedback Simulation mode.
12. Fixed bug that caused LIF files to load incorrectly.
13. Fixed bug that caused Tiled CA mode to hang if the tile count was larger than 10,000.
14. Added option to save Automatic Music to midi files.
15. Added option to save Genetic Music to midi files.

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