My upcoming game needs a lot of different particle effects, CCParticle and Particle Designer are quite limited in there design and options, so I have decided to branch off a more advanced particle system, this will have more options and adjusters so you can make a much better range of particle systems.
One of the main limitations I found with the current particle system that limited what I was able to create, was the fact you could only control the particle size or color at the start and end of the particles life, CCParticleSystemAdvanced will change that and instead provide you with a size/color over lifetime of the particle, thus your particle can change size/color at any stage of the particles life.
A quick video showing this functionality:
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As you can see the particle changes colour at 3 different stages and size at 3 different places (These two curves are completely independent, I just happened to use 3 stages for each) . This change alone greatly enhances the range of particles and effects you are able to create but I plan on adding more features and options to make a fully functional advanced particle system.
Does anyone have any feature requests while I am at it?