Air Lord, Engineering Corps
This is the place where us good community members playing the dev8 beta post the bug reports or balancing issues to keep them all nice and sorted in one nice place.
Game breaking bugs likely will ask to/automatically send reports to Zarkonnen, so no need to put those here if you send them that way.
This post is not for suggestions, you can make your own thread if you have one!
1920x1080 (fullscreen) is not 1920x1080, mouse drifting has made a return.
Engine pod mounts (bottom left, bottom right) are not actually crew accessible despite saying so.
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Hm, can you describe the engine pod issue a bit more? Which tiles are the issue, what are you expecting to happen, what is actually happening?
The bottom left/bottom right tiles have the green "_" mark on the bottom to indicate a point where crew should be able to access, this is not true and the editor does not allow for it and treats it like the only two crew access points are on the top and bottom middle tiles.
Ah, thank you for the clarification! FYI the marks are wrong: the intent is that the only access points are at the top and bottom, and indeed the only accessible tiles are the middle two.
Update to above crossed out.
Using 'Open Design' in any editor treats the player with a red error screen instead of the Open Design menu, a second attempt treats you to a black background screen, from here you can only shift-tab close the game.
'Save Design' is doing the same.
Yep, can confirm. sigh it's another case of the previous problem - the code assumes something is there on the file system and crashes if it isn't. And of course it is there on my file system, but not on anyone else's.
There'll be a fix in about an hour.
Fixed, in beta 3.
Time to actually test modules! (also, wow that was quick)
Side note: I take back the 1920 by 1080 screen resolution not being what it says on the tin, for some reason my resolution option is not in the in game settings menu bit in the startup box.
Also, the text size doesn't seem to scale properly in the editor, on some resolutions most letters become only six pixels tall.
Engine pod produces the smoke effect way too often, it makes a pitch black streak across the sky when a ship moves.
Engine pod also shows/has no external sprite(?) and with the interior view you can tell if the engine is destroyed (which is supposed to happen), but externally it looks normal.
Mechanical spiders always bunch up on top of each other because they target the same enemies.
Mechanical spiders killing all crew does not count as a ship being disabled, only defeated. (meaning crew-less ships in the campaign will fly away to their home country with mechanical spiders in them! I'd hate to be the poor guy who has to clean that mess up when it arrives.)
Extremely laggy in main menu on startup.
Also, I fatal crashes from navigating said main menu screen.
-edit- Installed patches, works ok now, still kinda laggy
So is the game temporarily slow in the main menu after you started up? Does it happen when you re-enter the main menu later?
Beta 4 is out, fixing a combat crash, and making the engine pod no longer emit way too much smoke.
Yeah, only the main menu is laggy for a few seconds on startup.
The engine pod shows up green in certain places and when you place them they show up red
Also are we supposed to lose the cash spent on a ship if we choose to cancel it's construction?
Hmm, ideally you should lose 75% of the cash already spent and 0% of the cash still remaining. I'll check what it actually does. :D
Commander, Engineering Corps
In that image, it looks like the ladder of the engine pod is unable to connect to the top of the cargo door (Which has no door on the top).
Moving it so that it connects to the crew quarters on the left should make it work.
Not my picture XD, I just put DragoonIII's links into picture form. Refer to his comment.
Online Multiplayer is broken, does not display other players using the dev8 build.
Spiders crash my client on multiplayer.
Multiplayer is UNBEARABLY laggy. Please fix...
Sorry, do you mean laggy (it takes a long time to respond) or slow?
It's pretty laggy when using the spiders, and sometimes randomly crashes the game.
Jump-cut laggy for me.
Yeah, happens to me as well. It appears to be more random though.
I really can't reproduce this. Can you reproduce it and send me a screenshot of the situation where it's happening?
The Pod engines are a really nice addition, it adds a little more variety.
Did you find out what happens with the construction?
Yep, and it's now fixed so that you always get 25% of the money already spent and 100% of the money not yet spent. So if you cancel a construction right away, you get all your money back, whereas if you cancel it just before it's done you get 25%.
Why can't the spider crush this very small tank with small treads?