Difference between Bolt Builds
Bolt comes in two different builds,
RELEASE. This text briefly explains the purpose and use for each.
What Builds Are Available?
This should be used when developing your game, it is a lot slower than the RELEASE build because it has checks and asserts for almost every piece of code in Bolt, which will give you errors and warnings when something is done incorrectly.
Debug Infofeatures are visible only in
This should be used when doing final testing of your game before release, and to make sure performance is good enough. Almost all errors and warnings are disabled except for the critical ones which causes Bolt to shut down. All checks and asserts are disabled in
Debug Infofeatures are not visible in
RELEASEbuild is between 2x - 10x faster than the
DEBUGbuild because all safety checks are disabled, the exact performance difference depends on your game.
You can switch between debug and release by choosing which you want to use in Bolt settings.
How Do I Check Which Build I'm Using?
At the bottom of the
Bolt Assets window you will see either something like:
Debug v22.214.171.124 or
Release v126.96.36.199. The current version of Bolt (in this example set to
188.8.131.52) will most likely be something else for you.