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edit: fixed in v1.4.14 thank you!



Bug introduced in v1.4.13

Cannot pickup(select) cards after opening and closing base info window

When I open the base info window and then close it and then hover the mouse on a card and click to pick up the card, the card is not picked up.
To come out of this stuck state I have to click and empty spot on the map and then I can pickup cards again. This repeats each time after opening and closing the base info window.

This is extremely annoying....

can you reproduce?

I have tried this last night on v1.4.12 in endless mode. I plague killed all the humans and then tried to have them research the vaccine. I had plenty of venom lying around the map and the Medication and Adv. Meds discoveries. Took a few tries (in endless mode you can spawn as many new humans as you want) to get them to discover the vaccine. My guess is that you need a really balanced economy/food production chain to be able to develop the vaccine. The problem is that even if you have all the conditions, the humans will still be trying to do higher priority tasks like resource gathering etc... in summary the game code probably does not assign a high priority wight to the vaccine research. But if a plague is in progress maybe this should be given the highest priority...

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Ok fairplay =)

Edited top post with more UI suggestions =)

Thank you for all the work!

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Edited 06-12-2018

First of all thank you for such an amazing update =)

I humbly think the new windows based UI could use some extra polish. From what was a very unintrusive UI we went to a lot of clicking to open and close/minimize windows. I  honestly think this does not marry that well with the simplicity of the game. =)

Overall I would say that I strongly dislike all the UI management that is now part of the game. Somehow I just wish you had made the decision for the player of where to place the UI HUD info elements and make it static. The game (and the game designer) should make that management for the player. Only a much more complicated game (think Civilization) should even consider moving to a player customization UI). As it is now I feel like i'm working in Photoshop instead of playing a simple game =). I hope you don't take this as too harsh, I'm just trying to contribute so you can improve this little gem of a game that I love =)

Here are the changes I would do:

1) Make the hotkeys 1-6 toggle the windows instead of just opening them and flashing them. i.e. when i press 1 and the base info window was already maximized, then close it, if it was closed then open it. (do we really need minimize? I think minimize feature was overkill for this UI I would remove this feature altogether). Thank you so much for implementing this in v1.4.11! It is so much better now. Love that you can also press 2 to cycle through the humans, and then double tap 1 to get rid of the window (because base info window over rides the other which is excellent) This also works when you open a discovery details popup (double tap [1] to get rid of the popup. Works out great!

2) Add hotkey to close all open UI windows in one go. I suggest the [space] key for this (or some other key that is within reach when you have your hand placed on WASD). Or better yet, make this key a toggle. Meaning when you press it all windows you had open close, and when pressed again they re-open in the same positions.

3) Make the tile info permanent on the bottom right of the screen. (no need for its own UI window, just make it some text like before on top of the world. Striking this one due to good argument put fwd by dev =)

4) The discoveries list was also fine before. I don't see the need to have a separate UI window for it. No it is an extra click to see what the discovery needs to be built.  The hover worked fine. I would put it back as a permanent list like before. Striking this one due to good argument put fwd by dev =)

NEW! 5) Make the game remember the positions of the UI windows from one run to the next.  Or as an alternative make some sensible default positions for the windows. Like this for example https://imgur.com/a/kO5A0gd

My current game loop is:

Start game > Open wishes, tile info and discoveries windows and place them where I like them > play game to completion > Back to 1 for new game > Reopen and reposition the same windows again > repeat > repeat... it becomes very annoying very quickly

NEW! 6) Maybe make the window and text background in the UI a bit transparent? The current black solid windows are a boot too heavy on the eyes. It would also allow to see what is happening under the windows if needed.

thank you for all the updates!

take your time =) you a have a gem on your hands

Yeah, but i think "real life" crossings are way too formal for the tone of the game (just my opinion of course =). I think it would be a better fit to just have the minions learn how to cross the road anywhere and if they don't know how to cross yet they can get run over by a car if they already know about it they should automatically stop before entering the road tile if there is a car coming (actually put in some margin of safety otherwise it will look as if they are robots going for it and crossing just in time in front of a car lol). But please don't make it "gore" if they get run over, just keep the current cartoony/non-explicit  death animations I think they are perfect =)

New feature suggestion: "Tarmac roads" When industrial revolution is achieved with the factory base you could have the little humans build roads connecting the base to the higher resource extraction spots on the map. Then when they discover the car, they can use the roads to fetch resources faster. Also inspecting the roads could teach humans to look before crossing the roads, otherwise make so that they can be run over by the cars lol...

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New mode suggestion:  Add a "Sandbox" mode. This would be the same as "Endless" but with the ability to play any card at any time without being restricted to the random draw. (Would need to remove the "+Card" card from the deck as it wouldn't make sense anymore). A lot of times in endless I'm just mindlessly pressing X until i get the card I need... that feels a bit pointless =)

My 8 yo daughter loves this game =) The frame rate lags a bit on our laptop. Could you provide a downloadable version with resolution option? This would allow us to play with a nice frame rate =). Thank you!