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Godot 4.0 Migration/Upgrade guide
## For a beginner-friendly version of the following (more advanced users likely will get better use of the below,
## if you're just starting out...), see this new gist:
## https://gist.github.com/WolfgangSenff/0a9c1d800db42a9a9441b2d0288ed0fd
This document represents the beginning of an upgrade or migration document for GDScript 2.0 and Godot 4.0. I'm focusing on 2D
at the moment as I'm upgrading a 2D game, but will hopefully have more to add for 3D afterward.
## If you want more content like this, please help fund my cat's medical bills at https://ko-fi.com/kyleszklenski - thank you very much! On to the migration guide.
# Godot 4.0 Upgrade/Migration Guide
# GDScript:
Renames - the following classes have been renamed:
Node.raise() -> CanvasItem.move_to_front()
SceneTree.change_scene -> SceneTree.change_scene_to_file
SceneTree.change_scene_to -> SceneTree.change_scene_to_packed
ssl -> tls in properties and methods across the board
in range properties: or_lesser -> or_less
Curve/Curve2D/Curve3D/Gradient interpolate -> sample
caret_blink_speed -> caret_blink_interval
CanvasItem update -> queue_redraw
AABB/Rect2/Rect2i has_no_* methods -> has_* methods
TileMap/GridMap world_to_map -> local_to_map
TileMap/GridMap map_to_world -> map_to_local
uniform -> parameter in various places across the engine
ProgressBar percent_visible -> show_percentage
Object constant CONNECT_ONESHOT -> CONNECT_ONE_SHOT
JavaScript singleton -> JavaScriptBridge
range_lerp -> remap
PopupMenu get_current_index -> get_focused_item
StreamPeerSSL -> StreamPeerTLS
EditorInterface get_editor_main_control -> get_editor_main_screen
str2var -> str_to_var
deg2rad -> deg_to_rad
rad2deg -> rad_to_deg
ParticlesMaterial -> ParticlesProcessMaterial
Position2D -> Marker2D
Position3D -> Marker3D
Label & RichTextLabel percent_visible -> visible_ratio
PathFollow's offsets -> progress & progress_ratio
hint_tooltip -> tooltip_text
Rename JavaScript platform to Web
PoolByteArray -> PackedByteArray
PoolColorArray -> PackedColorArray
PoolFloat32Array -> PackedFloat32Array
PoolFloat64Array -> PackedFloat64Array
PoolInt32Array -> PackedInt32Array
PoolInt64Array -> PackedInt64Array
PoolStringArray -> PackedStringArray
PoolVector2Array -> PackedVector2Array
PoolVector3Array -> PackedVector3Array
# Multiplayer:
The arguments that can be used with @rpc must be one of:
mode: call_local, call_remote
sync: any_peer, authority
transfer_mode: reliable, unreliable, or unreliable_ordered
channel: this is just an integer, not a string, and represents what channel you may want to send data on, so you aren't cluttering up the main channel with text for chat (for instance)
With the above values for mode, sync, and transfer_mode, you can just write the exact value as a string in your @rpc annotation; it does not have to be quoted like most strings in GDScript.
## Variables:
`instance()` has been renamed to `instantiate()`.
## Exports:
Switch to @export; if you have a type hint in parentheses and no default value, add the hint at the end after a colon, like so:
@export var Speed: float
You *must* provide a minimum amount of type information at the current time, by including a : hint value, or a default value representing the type.
If you have a range to limit your floats, switch to use @export_range(float, float);
If exporting a string or integer as an enum, switch to @export_enum(VALUE1, VALUE2, VALUE3) var Name
If exporting a named enum, switch to @export with hint at the end, e.g.:
enum weapon_type { Sword, Gun, SwordGun, Knife, KnifeGun}
@export var WeaponType: weapon_type
If exporting strings, you can force the editor to show a large textbox for your string with @export_multiline
You may use @export and @onready at the same time, just like before:
@export @onready var MaxHitPoints = 10 # See onready below for more
Other useful hints:
https://docs.godotengine.org/en/latest/tutorials/scripting/gdscript/gdscript_exports.html
## Onready:
Switch to @onready
## Properties:
Properties now follow the form:
var hp_value: int:
set(value):
hp_value = value
hpvalue_changed.emit(hp_value)
get:
return hp_value
## Tweens:
Tweens are not nodes anymore! These are references, similar to timers you create with the scene tree.
var sprite = $Sprite
var tween := get_tree().create_tween() # can omit get_tree() if you wish; this will bind the tween to the node, see below for more
tween.tween_property(sprite, "position", sprite.position + Vector2(16.0, 16.0), 1.0)
# Object to tween, nodepath to property to tween, end goal for the value, amount of time to take in seconds
There is also tween_interval, which waits for a given amount of time before tweening (similar to a timer), tween_callback, which does
the same thing as interpolate_callback, and tween_method, which calls a method on an object with an argument that goes from the initial
value to the final value, or in other words the same as interpolate_method.
You can chain tweening methods together - call one after the other, like so:
// above
tween.tween_property(sprite, "position", sprite.position + Vector2(16.0, 16.0), 1.0)
tween.tween_property(sprite, "rotation", sprite.rotation + deg2rad(180.0), 1.0)
### Tween binding:
A tween can be bound to a node so that if the node is either not in the tree or paused, it will affect the tween as well.
### Tween looping:
Tweens can have any number of loops by using the set_loops(loops) method; 0 will cause infinite loops.
You can stop/reset, pause, resume, or destroy a tween
Tweens can run in parallel with tween.parallel()
Similarly, tweens can have all subsequent tween calls be parallel after calling Tween.set_parallel(true)
You can use tween.set_ease() and tween.set_trans() to set the easing function and transition type respectively
You can use as_relative() to make the final value be relative:
// Equivalent to above
tween.tween_property(sprite, "position", Vector2(16.0, 16.0), 1.0).as_relative()
To consistently move the same amount from one spot to the next, such as grid-based movement, you can do the above and set the number of loops.
# Yield/await:
No more yields, only awaits! Ultimately, this comes down to:
yield(get_tree(), "idle_frame")
becomes:
await get_tree().process_frame
Similarly, to await a common signal, you might do something like:
await $AnimationPlayer.animation_finished
# Signals:
For yielding/awaiting signals, see yield/await above.
Note that signals are now first-class language features, meaning you no longer rely on strings for them. That means you can swap any connect calls like this:
button.connect("pressed", self, "_on_button_pressed")
to:
button.pressed.connect(_on_button_pressed) # Feel the power!
Further:
button.connect("pressed", self, "_on_button_pressed", [button], CONNECT_DEFERRED)
becomes:
button.pressed.connect(_on_button_pressed.bind(button)), CONNECT_DEFERRED)
Additionally:
`button.connect("pressed", other_object, "on_button_pressed", [button], CONNECT_DEFERRED)`
becomes:
`button.pressed.connect(other_object.on_button_pressed.bind(button)), CONNECT_DEFERRED)`
This also changes how you have to call to emit signals. It is now:
signal_name.emit(arg1, arg2, etc_arg)
## Functions:
Functions are now also first-class language features. That means you can use lambda expressions, which are concise bits of code representing a function, like so:
var _current_value = 0
@onready var _button = $Button
@onready var _text = $LineEdit
func _ready():
_button.pressed.connect(func(): _current_value += float(_text.text)) # Convert to a float and add to the current value to place a bet
It's important to note that just because you *can* add a lambda expression, you probably shouldn't always do it. It is often much cleaner to make a separate method,
like in 3.x, and attach it instead of a lambda.
## Resources:
If you need to load a resource in a script, when you drag the resource into the script in order to get the exact path, you can hold down ctrl while doing so and have it automatically place the preload.
# Nodes:
YSort node removed, functionality moved to Node2D
### Renamed nodes:
Spatial → Node3D
GIProbe → VoxelGI
BakedLightmap → LightmapGI
Light2D -> PointLight2D
VisibilityNotifier2D -> VisibleOnScreenNotifier2D (this removes Viewport-related signals)
VisibilityNotifier3D -> VisibleOnScreenNotifier3D (this removes Viewport-related signals)
VisibilityEnabler2D -> VisibleOnScreenEnabler2D
VisibilityEnabler3D -> VisibleOnScreenEnabler3D
The Pool*Array nodes have been renamed to Packed*Array, and instead of being passed by value, they are now passed by reference.
## Physics changes:
Physics2DDirectSpaceState
is renamed to:
PhysicsDirectSpaceState2D
The physics queries now have to have parameters created and passed to the various ray functions, like so:
var params = PhysicsRayQueryParameters3D.new()
params.from = first_pos
params.to = second_pos
params.exclude = obstacles
var result = space_state.intersect_ray(params)
RayCast2D.cast_to -> target_position
File dropping functionality is now moved from SceneTree (3.x) to Viewport (4.x).
Also it doesn't emit the screen argument anymore.
# 3.x
func _ready() -> void:
get_tree().connect("files_dropped", self, "_on_files_dropped")
func _on_files_dropped(files: PoolStringArray, screen: int) -> void:
...
# 4.x
func _ready() -> void:
get_viewport().files_dropped.connect(on_files_dropped)
func on_files_dropped(files: PackedStringArray) -> void:
...
File is now FileAccess and open() is now a static method that returns such object. To then check for errors, call file_access.get_error()
## KinematicBody2D:
KinematicBody2D has been renamed to CharacterBody2D, and a bunch of features have been added to it, such as:
- A new template script, that already implements basic movement and jumping for a 2d-platform style game
- Moving is now built-in to the class, which contains lots of properties to define how the movement works
- move_and_slide now no longer takes any parameters, and uses built-in velocity to control where it is going.
Before:
var velocity = Vector2.ZERO
func _process(delta):
velocity = velocity.move_towards(direction*200)
velocity = move_and_slide(velocity)
Now:
func _process(delta)
velocity = velocity.move_towards(direction*200)
- It has built-in collision including slopes and moving platforms
CollisionObject2D: The type of the first parameter of the method _input_event() was changed from Object to Viewport. (This may only matter if static typing is being used.)
CollisionObject3D (renamed from CollisionObject): The type of the first parameter of the method _input_event() was changed from Object to Camera3D. (This may only matter if static typing is being used.)
String constructor String(int) removed. Suggested replacement: global method str().
""" triple quote multi line string can no longer be used as comment
In Godot 3, the modulate would be independent of the shader material and it would affect whatever the shader material produced in COLOR. However, in Godot 4, modulate is the "input" of the shader material and whatever is written to COLOR in the shader will be the final result, see: godotengine/godot#49781
Godot 3's FuncRef
was replaced & extended with
Godot 4's Callable
Texture get_data renamed to Texture2D get_image
3.x Image get_rect renamed in 4 to get_region
3.x Image create
var img = Image.new()
img.create(width, height, false, Image.FORMAT_RGBA8)
4.x Image create
var img = Image.create(width, height, false, Image.FORMAT_RGBA8)
Engine.editor_hint is now Engine.is_editor_hint()
EditorImportPlugin, and probably most other plugin methods, have renamed all the require function overloads. In most cases, though, it should just be adding and underscore _ to the function names. For instance, import(parameters) becomes _import(parameters).
OS.get_window_safe_area() -> DisplayServer.get_display_safe_area()
Godot 4 beta 13 removed the global class list cache altogether from project.godot into a separate file in the .godot folder. Also removed retrieving the global class list from ProjectSettings. The new way to retrieve that is:
```
var config = ConfigFile.new()
config.load("res://.godot/global_script_class_cache.cfg")
var classes = config.get_value('', 'list', [])
```
# Shaders:
SCREEN_TEXTURE is no longer available in shaders; instead, you do this at the top of your shader where you define your uniforms:
`uniform sampler2D SCREEN_TEXTURE: hint_screen_texture, filter_linear_mipmap;`
When using a ShaderMaterial, shader_param has been renamed to shader_parameter, e.g.:
`create_tween().tween_property(target.material, "shader_param/transparency", 1.0, 2.0)`
changes to
`create_tween().tween_property(target.material, "shader_parameter/transparency", 1.0, 2.0)`
Some further changes to shader naming:
ALPHA_SCISSOR -> ALPHA_SCISSOR_THRESHOLD
CAMERA_MATRIX -> INV_VIEW_MATRIX
INV_CAMERA_MATRIX -> VIEW_MATRIX
NORMALMAP -> NORMAL_MAP
NORMALMAP_DEPTH -> NORMAL_MAP_DEPTH
TRANSMISSION -> BACKLIGHT
WORLD_MATRIX -> MODEL_MATRIX
depth_draw_alpha_prepass -> depth_draw_opaque
hint_aniso -> hint_anisotropy
hint_black -> hint_default_black
hint_black_albedo -> hint_default_black
hint_albedo -> source_color
hint_color -> source_color
hint_white -> hint_default_white
OS.has_touchscreen_ui_hint()
has become:
DisplayServer.is_touchscreen_available()
## Logical tests:
You can no longer test an object's nullness simply by saying "if object:", nor with `not` like so: "if not object:". There's no longer any implicit conversion between these.
The end of array.slice() is no longer inclusive of the final element, as it has been changed to exclusive ending.
Change log:
1/27 - initial add
1/27 - Bitron adds yield/await, signals
1/27 - Kyle adds functions
1/29 - Kyle adds instanciate(), preload trick
1/29 - Kobewi adds new example for connecting in a deferred fashion to signals
1/30 - Kyle adds YSort and other node info, add property syntax
2/1 - Dardan adds Pool* vs Packed* array info
2/20 - Deanut adds Physics-related changes
3/27 - Deanut adds further examples for await changes
9/13 - Kyle adds renames
9/28 - Bitbrain adds File changes, and Fenix adds file dropping changes.
9/29 - Kyle adds some multiplayer love with the @rpc annotation information
9/29 - Zemeio adds KinematicBody2D to CharacterBody2D updates
11/27 - hsandt updates signal connect examples
1/2/23 - DaveTheOldCoder adds CollisionObjectXD updates! As well as String constructor.
- filipworksdev adds triple quote comment note
- bitbrain adds modulate-related changes
- Structed adds note about FuncRef
- afk-mario adds notes about Texture's get_data change and get_rect on 3.x Image, and finally creating an image by code.
1/9/23 - sztrovacsek92 adds shader editor info for hint_color vs source_color.
2/8/23 - dploeger adds editor_hint changes
- chucklepie adds some other VisibleOnScreenNotifier2D changes and EditorImportPlugin changes
- kristijandraca adds change to OS for window safe area to DisplayServer
- Structed adds global class list cache changes
- Bitbrain adds u-seful shader updates
- nonunknown adds multiple shader-related renames
- Added link to new beginner-friendly guide that I've created to help beginners understand the differences
3/9/23 - naturally-intelligent added change for OS.has_touchscreen_ui_hint(), and changes in logical tests
- Kyle adds some formatting to make the beginnger conversion guide more obvious
- afk-mario adds RayCast2D changes
- ChronoDK adds array slice changes
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hsandt commented Mar 9, 2023

Maybe we should start the gist by mentioning https://docs.godotengine.org/en/4.0/tutorials/migrating/upgrading_to_godot_4.html and, to follow a similar structure, that you should --convert-3to4 to auto-convert most of the code (under VCS to ensure control of changes), then finish the job manually for the least obvious changes?

Otherwise there will be a lot of renames to fill according to https://github.com/godotengine/godot/blob/master/editor/renames_map_3_to_4.cpp

So I think we should focus on the big changes may be automated but still important for the user to know about (conceptual change, very common symbols, etc.), the changes that need manual work (when the new code we need depends on user intention/design, when function signature changes, etc.) and in particular things not already mentioned in the official upgrade guide (so Godot devs can easily find just the extra tips and merge them fast later).

I see a lot of info not in the official guide so I'll point the devs at this page so they can gradually add such info.

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@hsandt - that's probably why I included this line near the very beginning: https://gist.github.com/WolfgangSenff/0a9c1d800db42a9a9441b2d0288ed0fd

Which includes the step-by-step conversion tutorial that I've put together, including the very link you mentioned.

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hsandt commented Mar 16, 2023

I saw the new gist, it looks good!

@WolfgangSenff
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I saw the new gist, it looks good!

It's not new, been there a while. 😉

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hsandt commented Mar 18, 2023

Then: I saw the new link to the old gist, it looks good!

Btw I mentioned this page on godotengine/godot-docs#5121, will see from times to times if we got nice tips to include the official doc.

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Gnumaru commented Mar 21, 2023

The quit confirmation editor setting apparently doesn't exist anymore. In was previously in "Editor >> Editor Settings >> Interface >> Editor >> Quit Confirmation" but it's no longer there nor there seems to be any equivalent.

This doesn't impact migrating projects from 3 to 4 but is something worth knowing.

@daveTheOldCoder
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The quit confirmation feature was intentionally removed. There was an explanation somewhere. If I find it, I'll post it or a link.

@ZodmanPerth
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Looks like ShortCut has been renamed Shortcut - the letter 'c' became lowercase, causing compiler errors.

@andrejp88
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A few things I've noticed so far:

  • Node.filename is now Node.scene_file_path
  • AnimatedSprite2D.frames is now AnimatedSprite2D.sprite_frames.
  • My input map in project settings was completely reset and I had to set it all again, for some reason.
  • Stretch modes changed (and the docs still use the 3.0 terminology it seems). What used to be 2d is now called canvas_items, I had to change it manually.
  • Textures are now told to repeat via the CanvasItem section of the node they belong to. I'm updating them all manually, not sure if there's a better way.
  • RectangleShape2D no longer has a property called extents, but rather size. Instead of the half-width/height, it stores the full width and height. The built-in 3-to-4 converter correctly renames extents to size in scene files, but it keeps the numbers the same, which results in every single RectangeShape2D being half the intended size. Circles seem unaffected, but I haven't checked any other shapes. I think you can at least speed up the process by searching for type="RectangleShape2D" across all tscn files. Not sure if there's a better way, but it's better than opening scene files one-by-one.

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The class Reference has been renamed to RefCounted

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A few things I've noticed so far:

  • Node.filename is now Node.scene_file_path
  • AnimatedSprite2D.frames is now AnimatedSprite2D.sprite_frames.
  • My input map in project settings was completely reset and I had to set it all again, for some reason.
  • Stretch modes changed (and the docs still use the 3.0 terminology it seems). What used to be 2d is now called canvas_items, I had to change it manually.
  • Textures are now told to repeat via the CanvasItem section of the node they belong to. I'm updating them all manually, not sure if there's a better way.

For this, you can change that under I believe it's Textures in Project Settings. Leave the value on the node set to inherit, and change it in the Textures.

  • RectangleShape2D no longer has a property called extents, but rather size. Instead of the half-width/height, it stores the full width and height. The built-in 3-to-4 converter correctly renames extents to size in scene files, but it keeps the numbers the same, which results in every single RectangeShape2D being half the intended size. Circles seem unaffected, but I haven't checked any other shapes. I think you can at least speed up the process by searching for type="RectangleShape2D" across all tscn files. Not sure if there's a better way, but it's better than opening scene files one-by-one.

Great callouts, will try to add them when I have time, thanks!

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citizenll commented Apr 8, 2023

set_as_toplevel

set_as_toplevel -> set_as_top_level
#or just set the value:
top_level = true | false

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cengiz-pz commented Apr 12, 2023

I have also noticed tool has become @tool and export has become @export

https://docs.godotengine.org/en/stable/tutorials/scripting/gdscript/gdscript_exports.html

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From @hsandt :

Otherwise there will be a lot of renames to fill according to https://github.com/godotengine/godot/blob/master/editor/renames_map_3_to_4.cpp

How did I miss this? Yes this is exactly what is needed.

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alvinseptiano commented Apr 27, 2023

They renamed speed to velocity

for example like this one for InputEventMouseMotion : godotengine/godot#56322

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stepify > snapped

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Gnumaru commented Jul 19, 2023

The cartesian2polar and polar2cartesian built-in functions are gone. I haven't found an alternative built-in function or a static method on Vector2 to do that. I'm pretty sure there must be something somewhere, but I couldn't find it. yet

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Gnumaru commented Jul 19, 2023

Also, the ord(String)->int: built-in function which gives you an unicode codepoint of a given one character string is gone (as a built-in function). Now we should use the String instance function unicode_at(int)->int: which gives you the unicode code point at the given character index.

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I used the VisibilityNotifier2D to make the owner invisible or visible.
But the new VisibleOnScreenNotifier2D only works if it is visible itself, so it's a nasty trap if it makes its owner invisible and thus itself too.

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Gnumaru commented Aug 22, 2023

I used the VisibilityNotifier2D to make the owner invisible or visible.
But the new VisibleOnScreenNotifier2D only works if it is visible itself, so it's a nasty trap if it makes its owner invisible and thus itself too.

I suppose that by "owner" you actually meant "parent". If this is happening I think this should actually be a bug, not the intended behavior. Meanwhile, instead of hiding the parent, you could set "modulate.a8 = 1", which will basically make it humanly impossible to see BUT will count as visible and allow VisibleOnScreenNotifier2D to work as expected

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Making many objects that are not currently on the screen invisible saves a lot of computing time, at least in Godot 3. So the invisibility is just a side effect. :)
But I suspect the culling under Godot 4 will make this technique obsolete anyway.

The behavior of the VisibleOnScreenNotifier2D is actually not a bug. It is mentioned in the documentation:
Note: VisibleOnScreenNotifier2D uses the render culling code to determine whether it's visible on screen, which also means that its CanvasItem.visible must be true to work correctly.

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Gnumaru commented Aug 22, 2023

I knew about the impact of hiding offscreen nodes on godot 3 but I haven't noticed until now that the expected behavior of VisibleOnScreenNotifier2D is different from the old VisibilityNotifier2D. I've just made some tests and indeed there is no longer need to hide offscreen nodes, when the canvas item is offscreen it does not affect rendering

2023-08-22_17-11-52.mp4

Don't mind the weird bug where the icon is not rendered. If I add at least one icon directly in the scene and save it it gets rendered (but the performance is even worse when the icons are on screen)

2023-08-22_17-21-27.mp4

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Cool, that's good news! :)

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A few things I had to deal with during the upgrade:

  • The RigidBody2D has the linear_damp property. Under Godot 3 and 4 it is stated that for linear damping normally the project default value applies. And as soon as you enter something in linear_damp, it is automatically added to the default value.
    But under Godot 3 it is not added, it replaces the default value. Under Godot 4 everything works as described (and you can also choose Replace there if you want).

  • With Area2D there are problems with the masks and layers under Godot 3.5. If Area2D is set to monitoring only, you should only have to set mask bits. But sometimes I had to set layer bits to make it work.
    Anyway, under Godot 4 everything seems to be corrected, so you have to swap bits here and there.

  • In RigidBody2D there is a method apply_impulse. Under Godot 3 you first enter an offset and then an impulse in the arguments. Under Godot 4 it is the other way round. But because both arguments are of type Vector2, you don't notice that immediately.

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Under Godot 3 there is the class Physics2DDirectSpaceState or under Godot 4 the class PhysicsDirectSpaceState2D. Both have the method intersect_ray. This method can be passed a list of objects that the ray ignores, called exclude.
Under Godot 3 you can specify objects or RIDs. Under Godot 4 ONLY RIDs.

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The AnimationPlayer has the method stop(). If you don't pass a parameter, the same thing happens in Godot 3 and 4.
However, if you passed the parameter (bool) in Godot 3, you have to invert it in Godot 4 (true <-> false).
Godot 3: void stop ( bool reset=true )
Godot 4: void stop ( bool keep_state=false )

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umutseven92 commented Oct 7, 2023

Currently upgrading a large project of mine to Godot 4. Around 10k lines of code, 100+ scenes. Some things I've run into into, that are not detailed anywhere:

  • FastNoiseLite, which is the replacement for OpenSimplexNoise, doesn't have the period property. Since it is a completely different implementation, there really isn't a replacement for it.
  • Input.get_joy_axis() now takes a JoyAxis enum instead of an int.
  • Engine.set_target_fps() is gone, replaced by Engine.max_fps.
  • Node now has a ready property, so if you already have a ready property you'll get an error if you redefine it.
  • ResourceLoader works completely different now; load_threaded_request() does not return a ResourceLoader anymore, instead it returns an Error. Rather than poll(), status can be checked by load_threaded_get_status(), and the loaded resource can then be extracted via load_threaded_get().
  • PhysicsDirectSpaceState2D.intersect_point() now takes in a PhysicsPointQueryParameters2D, rather than the parameters themselves.
  • The current property is gone from Camera2D, instead it's replaced by make_current() to set, and is_current() to get.
  • Array remove() is now remove_at(), same functionality.
  • One big change is that parent engine methods such as _ready, _process etc are not called automatically anymore; you have manually call them using super._ready(). This one had me scratching my head for a while, as it is completely different from Godot 3.
  • Some of your nodes may get renamed to 3D, even though they are not 3D variants. For example, I had a node named Camera, which got renamed to Camera3D, even though it is a Camera2D node. This only affects the name, the node type is still the same.
  • Many of my collision shapes were resized, I had to resize them back to they were.
  • KinematicCollision2D (returned by CharacterBody2D.get_last_slide_collision() does not have the collider property anymore; it is replaced by get_collider().
  • Some of my nodes' process modes were migrated wrong; for example, a node with the Process mode was migrated to the Pausable mode, rather than Always.
  • AnimatedSprite2D's play() method has been changed; it now has custom_speed and from_end properties. To play backwards you can now use play_backwards().
  • My translations were broken; I had to reimport the text.csv file, delete the text.*.translation file (which was then regenerated by Godot), and then re-add the .translation file under Localization in the Project Settings.
  • Like @andrejp88 mentioned above, stretch modes have changed; for example some of my TextureRect's went from Scale to Tile.
  • The Vector2.angle_to_point method was changed; it was wrong before, but rather than deprecating the method and creating a new one the method was silently fixed. See thread here.

Will add more as I encounter them.

@Gnumaru
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Gnumaru commented Oct 7, 2023

I never expected this ready constant in Node2D, it really was a surprise to me. it is not mentioned in the docs though. Maybe it's a bug?

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This is not just with Node2D, it's the base Node class

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@umutseven92
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@Gnumaru Yep, was a gotcha for me as well. Not mentioned anywhere! Might be worth creating a bug report for it.

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OS.get_time_zone_info() has moved to Time.get_time_zone_from_system()

FYI.

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