This post originally appeared on my Patreon.
After a long gestation, I've put out a beta of Twine 2.1.0! This revamps the user interface quite a bit and speeds up a lot of tasks, particularly with larger stories. If you were used to waiting a few seconds for Twine to start up or load your story, this should make you happy.
There is a lot changed under the hood. I can't really understate that. This is why I'm going to do several betas before a formal release. And right out of the gate, a couple big bugs have been identified.
So ultimately, consider this a preview of things to come, and if you use it, please keep careful backups of your work. I've spent a lot of time ensuring that the new data layer (which is why it's a lot faster) is solid, but there are still doubts in my mind that won't go away until it's been rigorously tested. Which is hopefully where you come in!
I've put details for how to download it on the Twine forum.