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Thank you for downloading Chromatics!

  • Requirements
  • Install Instructions
    Installer

    Step 1

    Download the latest version of the Chromatics installer from the above link.

    Step 2

    Run the installer, following the prompts to select destination, etc. Once the installer has finished you can open Chromatics by the newly created link on your Desktop OR by opening Chromatics.exe in the install location (Usually Program Files).

    Step 3

    Chromatics will now start in your taskbar (the area near your system clock). To open the main window, select the arrow in your taskbar, right-click the Chromatics icon and select Show Window.


    Portable (ZIP)

    Step 1

    Download the latest version of the Chromatics portable zip from the above link.

    Step 2

    Before extracting the zip file, right-click on it, select properties, check the Unblock File option and select Apply.

    Step 3

    Extract the zip file using your preferred ZIP archiver program. To use Window's default one, right-click the file and select Extract All.

    Step 4

    Open the newly extracted folder and open the Chromatics.exe file within. Depending on where you extracted Chromatics, it is advisable you run the program as administrator.

    Step 5

    Chromatics will now start in your taskbar (the area near your system clock). To open the main window, select the arrow in your taskbar, right-click the Chromatics icon and select Show Window.

  • Logitech Setup

    FFXIV has implemented native Logitech device support to Final Fantasy XIV and this must be disabled before Chromatics can be used. Please follow the following instructions to disable native support.


    Step 1

    Open the latest version of Logitech Gaming Software (LGS.)

    Step 2

    Click the blue spanner to open the Applet manager. Find ffxiv or ffxiv_dx11 in the list and then unselect LED Backlighting.

    LGS Instructions

    Step 3

    Native FFXIV support is now disabled and you can install Chromatics as per normal.


  • ARX Setup
    Setting up Logitech ARX

    Step 1

    Download and install the latest version of Logitech Gaming Software (LGS).

    Step 2

    Open the App Store or Google Play Store (depending on your device) and download the Logitech ARX mobile/tablet application to your device. Currently ARX is only supported on iOS and Android devices.

    Step 3

    Close Chromatics if it is running and make sure LGS is running on your computer and ARX is enabled inside the LGS software.

    Step 4

    Make sure your mobile/tablet device is on the same WiFi network as the PC running LGS/Chromatics/FFXIV.

    Step 5

    Open the Logitech ARX mobile application. After a bit of automated setup, you will see a connection request prompt from LGS on your PC. Accept this request.

    Step 6

    Launch Chromatics and start Final Fantasy XIV. The ARX application should automatically detect and add Chromatics to the app list.


  • Changelog
    Version 2.5.6
    • * FFXIV 5.2 Support (Beta)
    • Added Target Castbar to other device modes.
    • Added Function/Lightbar mode for Target Castbar.
    • Minor bug fixes.
    • Known issue: An issue where some Razer keyboards stop responding to RGB commands (keys still function however), requiring a re-plug to resolve.
    • Known issue: Asus devices only partially tested. Please share results!
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX integration is currently shelved in development, and may not function.
    Version 2.5.3
    • Fixed Job Gauges for Shadowbringers.
    • Fixed Status Effects for Shadowbringers.
    • Updated Job Gauges for multiple classes to reflect updated 5.0 mechanics.
    • Added new localization option for AZERTY symbols.
    • Added new Function Key mode: HP/Job Gauge/MP.
    • Updated help buttons to match new documentation.
    • Updated cutscene animation effect so it does not take effect during an instanced duty.
    • Removed resource monitor.
    • Changed some setting defaults to reflect restored functions.
    • Fixed bug in Experience Tracker.
    • Fixed bug in AZERTY keyboard localization.
    • Fixed dictionary exception that occurred when saving devices.chromatics.
    • Minor bug fixes.
    • Known issue: An issue where some Razer keyboards stop responding to RGB commands (keys still function however), requiring a re-plug to resolve.
    • Known issue: Asus devices only partially tested. Please share results!
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX integration is currently shelved in development, and may not function.
    Version 2.5.2
    • Initial Support for Mystic Light SDK (Requires testing).
    • Added new base mode selector. Replaces Reactive Weather checkbox.
    • Added new base modes: Job Class and Battle Stance.
    • Added advanced effects for other devices (Corsair only currently).
    • Added ability to enable/disable minimising to system tray.
    • Added ability to enable/disable individual keypad keybinds.
    • Added ability to change colour of disabled keybinds on Keypad.
    • Added new About tab which highlights Chromatics credits and version info.
    • Added internal CPU monitor to disable Chromatics if CPU usage exceeds 40%.
    • Added keybind highlighting to NumPad when job gauge effects are disabled.
    • Added color palette for when exp tracker is at level cap.
    • Allow assignment of Reactive Weather, Battle Stance or Job Class on devices without using Base Mode.
    • Improved multi-key keyboard functionality for zoned keyboards (Razer, Logitech & SteelSeries Only).
    • Renamed "Default Color" to "Base Mode".
    • Added new LIFX models.
    • Removed pet related colour palettes.
    • Updated Razer Chroma Workshop metadata file for Shadowbringers.
    • Changed disabled mode to now switch to a specific disabled color (does not apply to keyboard functions).
    • Change default polling interval to 200ms.
    • Moved ACT & ARX tabs to under Integrations.
    • Moved Logitech Conflict Control to Devices &rt; Advanced.
    • Possible fix to the duplicate LIFX bulbs appearing in device list (Requires testing).
    • Renamed debug tab to Home.
    • Renamed Smartbulb tab to LIFX.
    • Changed report button to Discord invite button.
    • Fixed a bug which prevented mouse zone 1 from changing.
    • Minor bug fixes to device library.
    • Minor backend code clean-up.
    • Minor bug fixes.
    • Known issue: An issue where status effects can cause instability of RGB keyboards (Disabled by default in Settings).
    • Known issue: Job gauges function only partially working in Shadowbringers.
    • Known issue: Asus devices only partially tested. Please share results!
    Version 2.5.1
    • Initial support for ASUS devices.
    • Initial support for keybind highlighting on Razer Keypads (BETA).
    • Added support for BLU.
    • Added ability to export the console for debug purposes.
    • Added new GUI option under Devices tab (Advanced) to manually disable device SDK's from loading with Chromatics.
    • Fixed bug preventing keybind modifier keys from working.
    • Fixed bug with Corsair devices.
    • Fixed bug with Experience tracker.
    • Fixed bug with ACT integration.
    • Minor bug fixes.
    • Known issue: An issue where status effects can cause instability of RGB keyboards (Disabled by default in Settings).
    • Known issue: Job gauges function only partially working in Shadowbringers.
    • Known issue: Asus devices only partially tested. Please share results!
    Version 2.5.0
    • Initial support for FFXIV 5.0 Shadowbringers. (See Known Issues)
    • Added ability to change interval that Chromatics polls FFXIV.
    • Added option to toggle status effects.
    • Implemented new threading method.
    • TP related effects have been removed.
    • Added new Ex primals to ACT integration.
    • Updated experience tables for Lv. 70 - 80 tracking.
    • Added new options to Chromecast/IFTTT integration.
    • Added Dancer and Gunbreaker jobs.
    • Initial support for releasing device SDK's upon game closing.
    • Improved game relaunch detection logic.
    • Add extra effect options to LIFX smartbulbs.
    • Changes Razer ChromaLink GUI options to be more generic to accommodate other devices.
    • Initial support for Corsair Commander Pro, Lighting Node, Memory Module & Coolers.
    • Added job gauges for DNC & GNB.
    • Minor bug fixes.
    • Known issue: An issue where status effects can cause instability of RGB keyboards (Disabled by default in Settings).
    • Known issue: Job gauges function only partially working in Shadowbringers.
    • Known issue: Logitech G Hub is currently supported in an untested state. Please report any bugs you find.
    Version 2.4.7
    • Support for FFXIV 4.56 Support (BLU not yet supported).
    • Fixed a bug in Coolermaster library.
    • Updated Corsair SDK to latest version.
    • Fixed duplicate cast device bug.
    • Fixed bug in installer that affected Corsair & Coolermaster devices from working.
    • Known issue: Major changes have been made to Razer & Logitech device support in 2.3.9. Please report any issues you may find.
    Version 2.4.6
    • Initial Support for FFXIV 4.5.
    • Updates to Coolermaster SDK.
    • Known issue: Major changes have been made to Razer & Logitech device support in 2.3.9. Please report any issues you may find.
    Version 2.4.5
    • Support for FFXIV 4.45.
    • Added support for Google Chromecast and Google Home devices. Can cast audible alerts to these devices when in-game events occur.
    • Added support for IFTTT. Can now trigger IFTTT applets from Final Fantasy XIV in-game events.
    • Updated Sharlayan library to latest version.
    • Added ESDF as a keyboard layout.
    • Initial Logitech G Hub support - UNTESTED: Please report any bugs.
    • Target HP can now reflect PC/NPC HP and not just Enemy HP.
    • Fixed bug relating to ChromaLink UI.
    • New version of updater to accommodate new ACT integration.
    • Misc bug fixes.
    • Known issue: Major changes have been made to Razer & Logitech device support in 2.3.9. Please report any issues you may find.
    Version 2.4.4
    • Added pre-pull countdown effect for function keys and lightbar.
    • Added ACT integration, allows you to link ACT with Chromatics and setup visual alerts for various parameters. (Setup Guide)
    • Set a target DPS, HPS, Crit%, etc. and track how close you are to meeting that target throughout a battle (requires ACT integration).
    • Show visual alerts when custom triggers fire or warning timers expire (requires ACT integration).
    • Added an enrage timer tracker for most Stormblood Raids (Savage & Ultimate) and Extreme Primals - see how long you have left in a battle as a visual effect (requires ACT integration).
    • Fixed bug relating to LIFX Smartbulbs.
    • Fixed bug relating to Corsair lightbar support.
    • Added ability to remap function buttons on per-key RGB keyboards (Devices tab > Keyboards tab).
    • Added ability to set the percentage that critical HP colour palette applies (Settings tab).
    • Improved many interpolation algorithms resulting in more accurate representation of effects (e.g. HP is more accurately displayed across multiple keys, etc.).
    • Misc bug fixes.
    • Known issue: Major changes have been made to Razer & Logitech device support in 2.3.9. Please report any issues you may find.
    Version 2.4.3
    • FFXIV 4.4 Support.
    • Known issue: Major changes have been made to Razer & Logitech device support in 2.3.9. Please report any issues you may find.
    Version 2.4.2
    • FFXIV 4.35 Support.
    • LIFX Smart bulb bug fixes.
    • Corsair bug fixes.
    • Various bug fixes.
    • Known issue: Major changes have been made to Razer & Logitech device support in 2.3.9. Please report any issues you may find.
    Version 2.4.1
    • Added SteelSeries device support.
    • Added Wooting device support.
    • Added Vegas Mode for Gold Saucer.
    • Added Pet Hotbar mapping to keybinds.
    • Added ability to assign general & main command keybinds to separate colors.
    • Improved color handling on single-zone devices and smart-bulbs.
    • Updated to latest version of Coolermaster SDK (Untested).
    • Memory optimizations, bug fixes and general improvements.
    • Moved to production releases (no longer Beta).
    • Minor bug fixes.
    • Known issue: There is an issue where the API website may be offline for an extended period of time while maintenance is being performed. Please check "Use local cache" under settings and select English as your game language to use Chromatics if you can an API error. If the problem persists, please re-install Chromatics.
    • Known issue: Major changes have been made to Razer & Logitech device support in 2.3.9. Please report any issues you may find.
    Version 2.4.0
    • Added new animations on per-key RGB keyboards for while on the FFXIV Main Menu or in a cut-scene.
    • Moved to production releases (no longer Beta).
    • Minor bug fixes.
    • Known issue: Major changes have been made to Razer & Logitech device support in 2.3.9. Please report any issues you may find.
    Version 2.3.9 BETA
    • Implemented new multi-zone device support.
    • Implemented zoning on Logitech devices.
    • Philips Hue Smartbulb support (Requires Razer Synapse 3).
    • Logitech G560 device support.
    • Fixed many Logitech device issues.
    • Improved single-zone keyboard support.
    • Implemented multi-zone keyboard mode selector.
    • Major changes & bug fixes to Razer device support.
    • Fixed Razer Deathstalker Chroma device support.
    • Changed LCD functions to be disabled by default.
    • Fixed Duty Finder Bell notification lighting.
    • Added Left Alt to highlight keys.
    • Changed Logitech LCD SDK to load from LGS installation.
    • Refined keybind lighting for AZERTY keyboards.
    • Fixed Reactive Weather.
    • Implemented memory warning which pauses Chromatics if limit is exceeded
    • Chromatics now displays when attached or paused in window name.
    • Minor bug fixes.
    • Known issue: Major changes have been made to Razer & Logitech device support in 2.3.9. Please report any issues you may find.
    Version 2.3.8 BETA
    • FFIXIV 4.3 compatibility.
    • Known issue: Some features may not work on initial 4.3 support. Please report these if found.
    • Known issue: Duty Finder Bell currently not working.
    Version 2.3.7 BETA
    • FFIXIV 4.25 compatibility.
    • Some minor changes to Logitech ARX system.
    • Some minor changed to Logitech LCD system.
    • Known issue: Some features may not work on initial 4.25 support. Please report these if found.
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX support hasn't been fully restored for Stormblood (4.0).
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech ARX crashes LGS.
    Version 2.3.6 BETA
    • Resolved an issue that prevented Coolermaster devices from working.
    • Known issue: Some features may not work on initial 4.2 support. Please report these if found.
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX support hasn't been fully restored for Stormblood (4.0).
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech ARX crashes LGS.
    Version 2.3.5 BETA
    • Fixed and tested Coolermaster RGB keyboard devices.
    • Resolved issue with Duty Finder bell.
    • Fixed bug which prevented the Chromatics window from appearing after being hidden in the system tray.
    • Minor bug fixes & optimizations.
    • Known issue: Some features may not work on initial 4.2 support. Please report these if found.
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX support hasn't been fully restored for Stormblood (4.0).
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech ARX crashes LGS.
    Version 2.3.4 BETA
    • Added Reactive Weather. When enabled changes the base & highlight colors of the keyboard according to the current weather in the zone.
    • Changed the way localization of keyboard keys is handled.
    • Added selector to change mode for the lightbar on Corsair keyboard devices.
    • Minor bug fixes & optimizations.
    • Known issue: Some features may not work on initial 4.2 support. Please report these if found.
    • Known issue: Duty Finder Bell currently not working.
    • Known issue: Coolermaster device support is currently untested and hence in an Alpha state.
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX support hasn't been fully restored for Stormblood (4.0).
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech ARX crashes LGS.
    Version 2.3.3 BETA
    • Added support for Corsair Headset Stand.
    • Bug Fixes.
    • Known issue: Some features may not work on initial 4.2 support. Please report these if found.
    • Known issue: Duty Finder Bell currently not working.
    • Known issue: Coolermaster device support is currently untested and hence in an Alpha state.
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX support hasn't been fully restored for Stormblood (4.0).
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech ARX crashes LGS.
    Version 2.3.2 BETA
    • FFXIV 4.2 support.
    • Known issue: Some features may not work on initial 4.2 support. Please report these if found.
    • Known issue: Duty Finder Bell currently not working.
    • Known issue: Coolermaster device support is currently untested and hence in an Alpha state.
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX support hasn't been fully restored for Stormblood (4.0).
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech ARX crashes LGS.
    Version 2.3.1 BETA
    • FFXIV 4.15 support.
    • Added game language selector (not fully implemented) Added cache controls.
    • Known issue: Duty Finder Bell currently not working.
    • Known issue: Coolermaster device support is currently untested and hence in an Alpha state.
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX support hasn't been fully restored for Stormblood (4.0).
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech ARX crashes LGS.
    Version 2.3.0 BETA
    • Added MCH, BLM, NIN, DRK, WHM, PLD & SAM job gauges.
    • FFXIV 4.1x support.
    • Added crafting class job gauges.
    • Added prelim support for new LIFX devices.
    • Added local cache controls to the GUI.
    • Minor bug fixes.
    • Known issue: Duty Finder Bell currently not working.
    • Known issue: Coolermaster device support is currently untested and hence in an Alpha state.
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX support hasn't been fully restored for Stormblood (4.0).
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech ARX crashes LGS.
    Version 2.2.9 BETA
    • Added MCH, BLM, NIN, DRK, WHM, PLD & SAM job gauges.
    • Added ability to set colour mappings for job gauges.
    • Added Logitech LCD support for monochrome and colour screens (alpha release).
    • Added ability to disable desktop notifications.
    • Added ability to toggle HP/MP/TP display on keyboards.
    • Added Corsair lightbar support.
    • Razer device performance improvements.
    • Resolved an issue which prevented device manager settings to not work correctly.
    • Resolved an issue which prevented Corsair devices from working without specific settings in CUE2.
    • Resolved an issue which caused errors to appear on single-zone RGB devices.
    • An issue in where the updater sometimes does not detect that Chromatics is closed. Please force quit Chromatics from the task manager if this occurs.
    • IMPORTANT: We are now discontinuing DX9 support. Please use DX11 instead.
    • IMPORTANT: Coolermaster device support is currently untested and hence in an Alpha state.
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX support hasn't been fully restored for Stormblood (4.0).
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech ARX crashes LGS.
    Version 2.2.8 BETA
    • Redesigned Device Manager tab with new mapping controls (more options to hopefully be added in the future).
    • Added support for Razer Chroma Link and Razer HDK devices.
    • Added support shortcut buttons to the main Chromatics window.
    • Resolved an issue which caused Chromatics to crash when exiting the game.
    • Resolved an issue which resulted in poor performance in certain circumstances.
    • Resolved an issue which prevented Duty Finder Bell from working.
    • Misc bug fixes and optimisations.
    • An issue in where the updater sometimes does not detect that Chromatics is closed. Please force quit Chromatics from the task manager if this occurs.
    • IMPORTANT: We are now discontinuing DX9 support. Please use DX11 instead.
    • IMPORTANT: Coolermaster device support is currently untested and hence in an Alpha state.
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech devices sometimes may not paint the keyboard on startup, resolves after casting something.
    • Known issue: An issue in where disabling Logitech devices in the Devices tab will sometimes not disable the device.
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX support hasn't been fully restored for Stormblood (4.0).
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech ARX crashes LGS.
    Version 2.2.7 BETA
    • Added keybind/hotbar support. Displays per-keybind lighting feedback on each of your keybinds to show when your actions are ready to use or in combo/proc.
    • Added Duty Finder bell effect - get notified on your keyboard/mouse/smartbulb when Duty Finder finally pops.
    • Added preliminary Coolermaster keyboard & mouse support (Untested).
    • Added new checkbox to Settings tab which allows you to disable impact/damage taken effects.
    • Resolved an issue in where Chromatics would occasionally report a "Start may not be called on a task that has completed." error and lighting effects would stop.
    • Resolved an issue in where Keyboard colors would not update live upon changing a color palette.
    • Resolved an issue in where Chromatics would occasionally report a "null reference error" and lighting effects would stop when using keybind/hotbar effects.
    • Moderate code optimisations to effects library.
    • Minor bug fixes.
    • IMPORTANT: We are now discontinuing DX9 support. Please use DX11 instead.
    • IMPORTANT: Coolermaster device support is currently untested and hence in an Alpha state.
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech devices sometimes may not paint the keyboard on startup, resolves after casting something.
    • Known issue: An issue in where disabling Logitech devices in the Devices tab will sometimes not disable the device.
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX support hasn't been fully restored for Stormblood (4.0).
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech ARX crashes LGS.
    Version 2.2.6 BETA
    • Added keybind/hotbar support. Displays per-keybind lighting feedback on each of your keybinds to show when your actions are ready to use or in combo/proc.
    • Added effect toggles to the settings tab so you can now control what effects display on your keyboard.
    • Moved cast animation effect to Function keys instead of number keys to allow for keybind/hotbar support.
    • Fixed enmity information display.
    • Fixed some incorrect spelling in the interface.
    • Updated the updater executable to 2.1.0.
    • Minor LIFX device optimisations.
    • Minor bug fixes.
    • IMPORTANT: We are now discontinuing DX9 support. Please use DX11 instead.
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech devices sometimes may not paint the keyboard on startup, resolves after casting something.
    • Known issue: An issue in where disabling Logitech devices in the Devices tab will sometimes not disable the device.
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX support hasn't been fully restored for Stormblood (4.0).
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech ARX crashes LGS.
    Version 2.2.5 BETA
    • Added a settings tab to main interface.
    • Added Logitech Conflict Control to resolve compatibility issues with native FFXIV lighting commands and Logitech devices.
    • Added AZERTY mode.
    • Added some debug options.
    • Resolved an issue where Logitech devices would not appear under the Devices tab.
    • Misc bug fixes.
    • IMPORTANT: We are now discontinuing DX9 support. Please use DX11 instead.
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech devices sometimes may not paint the keyboard on startup, resolves after casting something.
    • Known issue: An issue in where disabling Logitech devices in the Devices tab will sometimes not disable the device.
    • Known issue: Logitech ARX support hasn't been fully restored for Stormblood (4.0).
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech ARX crashes LGS.
    Version 2.2.4 BETA
    • Restored Logitech Support.
    • Added Job Gauge support (WAR, MNK, DRG, BRD, SMN, SCH, AST & RDM).
    • Added a GCD countdown.
    • Resolved an issue which caused Corsair devices to crash Chromatics.
    • Optimisations to memory reader.
    • Misc bug fixes.
    • Known issue: We are currently experiencing difficulties with the DX9 implementation of Chromatics. Please use DX11 until this is resolved.
    Version 2.2.3 BETA
    • Major optimizations to Razer device support.
    • Internal refactoring of all device interfaces.
    • Memory optimizations to make Chromatics require less CPU and RAM.
    • Added preliminary job gauge support.
    • Resolved multiple bugs which prevented Chromatics from attaching to FFXIV.
    • Resolved an issue which caused Chromatics to attach to the wrong character.
    • Resolved an issue which prevented Chromatics from reporting specific things in the console.
    • Resolved an issue which prevented Chromatics from re-attaching upon logging out and back in.
    • Known issue: Logitech device support is currently not working due to FFXIV implementing native support inside the game. Until they add an in-game switch to disable this functionality, Logitech devices will not work with Chromatics. We will keep you posted on the status of this issue.
    • Known issue: We are currently experiencing difficulties with the DX9 implementation of Chromatics. Please use DX11 until this is resolved.
    Version 2.2.1 BETA
    • Added DX11 Support.
    • Added Patch 4.0 (Stormblood) Support.
    • Added Red Mage & Samurai Jobs.
    • Main Chromatics window will now appear upon launch instead of minimising to taskbar.
    • Known issue: Logitech device support is currently not working due to FFXIV implementing native support inside the game. Until they add an in-game switch to disable this functionality, Logitech devices will not work with Chromatics. We will keep you posted on the status of this issue.
    • Known issue: An issue in where DX9 clients will sometimes not attach.
    • Known issue: An issue in where new 4.0 zones are not supported.
    • Known issue: An issue in where new job actions cause bugs in Chromatics.
    Version 2.1.1 BETA
    • Resolved an issue regarding Logitech device support.
    • Known issue: An issue where sometimes Chromatics will not attach to FFXIV DX9.
    Version 2.1.0 BETA
    • Added Logitech device support.
    • Known issue: An issue where sometimes Chromatics will not attach to FFXIV DX9.
    Version 2.0.2 BETA
    • Minor console improvements for better debugging.
    • Applied fixes to DX9 attach methods.
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech devices does not display key mappings correctly.
    • Known issue: An issue where sometimes Chromatics will not attach to FFXIV DX9.
    Version 2.0.1 BETA
    • Resolved an issue which prevented Chromatics from working with Patch 3.55a.
    • Known issue: An issue in where Logitech devices does not display key mappings correctly.
    Version 2.0.0 BETA
    • Initial Beta release of Chromatics 2.