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by dbenage-cx
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Pedia new category/subcategory sorting
Replies: 29
Views: 4796

Re: Pedia new category/subcategory sorting

For "category" denotation, I did not mean to suggest any alteration to stringtable(s), only a hard-coded check. Conceptually, these category articles would only be denoted when listed within an article. It could be some text symbol other than + or even a graphic, in either case would not be part of ...
by dbenage-cx
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Win10 title bar obscures icons
Replies: 16
Views: 9058

Re: Win10 title bar obscures icons

I assume not all windows users are seeing this behavior. Any chance this is a result of installation?
by dbenage-cx
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Top Priority Game Design
Topic: Refining the Imperial Stockpile
Replies: 78
Views: 29497

Re: Playtesting feedback on Imperial Stockpile

Unfortunately, I have same sentiments as Oberius. I have a hard time justifying any use of stockpile when playing. A good amount of my time in early game is finding somewhere useful to "stash" excess PP until certain techs are complete. The only time I have any stockpiled PP is once the game is pret...
by dbenage-cx
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: How do you use stockpiled PPs?
Replies: 25
Views: 2936

Re: How do you use stockpiled PPs?

If the use of "Stat - Primary", "Stat - Secondary" is to be esoteric enough that we are hiding from the player what these meters really do ("Stat - Primary" is referring to capacity in some places, but damage in others; yet if i'm understanding you correctly we shouldn't be referring to the damage ...
by dbenage-cx
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Pedia new category/subcategory sorting
Replies: 29
Views: 4796

Re: Pedia new category/subcategory sorting

@alleryn Realize the list is still being edited: I think having mixed levels for the articles is preferred (leaving at least "Uncategorized Construction" articles within the construction article/category.). If they are fixed to one level it imposes extra clicks with little content when browsing. If ...
by dbenage-cx
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: How do you use stockpiled PPs?
Replies: 25
Views: 2936

Re: How do you use stockpiled PPs?

@Dilvish, I was wrong about ships and appreciate the correction. It does seem to be at least used for stat icon for fleets ? The minor concern here is allowing a right click context to be added to any meter icon, similar to sidepanel (suppose it could later be changed if a PR is submitted). My initi...
by dbenage-cx
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: [Nov. 20 test build (e6848d8)] Missing info on tech hover
Replies: 16
Views: 1528

Re: [Nov. 20 test build (e6848d8)] Missing info on tech hove

Geoff the Medio wrote:What's wrong with

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u8" \u2013 "
I did not realize UTF-8 encoded string literal is not implementation-defined.

If it is a noticeable difference to others, can open a PR for change to em dash.
by dbenage-cx
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: [Nov. 20 test build (e6848d8)] Missing info on tech hover
Replies: 16
Views: 1528

Re: [Nov. 20 test build (e6848d8)] Missing info on tech hove

I can not test to be certain, I believe MSVC is encoding it in CP1252, the equivalent would have been 0x96. The answer on this SO question has a more detailed explanation, if that is the case. En dash is probably the "proper" character to use for the separation (or em dash, depending on interpretati...
by dbenage-cx
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Nov. 20 test build (e6848d8)] Accretion disc inconsistency
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

Re: [Nov. 20 test build (e6848d8)] Accretion disc inconsiste

Vezzra wrote:Another approach could be to display an icon for system-wide specials, like we have for planetary specials. That icon could be shown on the bar with the system summaries.
Even if changed to add specials to each planet, would still like a way to display specials on objects other than planets.
by dbenage-cx
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: [Nov. 20 test build (e6848d8)] Missing info on tech hover
Replies: 16
Views: 1528

Re: [Nov. 20 test build (e6848d8)] Missing info on tech hove

Appreciate the detailed report alleryn, thankfully it was the first guess.
Fixed in cbf1e48
by dbenage-cx
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: How do you use stockpiled PPs?
Replies: 25
Views: 2936

Re: How do you use stockpiled PPs?

Should/can the IMPERIAL_STOCKPILE_x.focs.txt files be renamed to match their tech names? Might be nice to have these in a new pedia category (under production tech category). TRANSCEND_DESIGN is slightly mismatched with key name, but not enough to be overly confusing which file to look for. Should ...
by dbenage-cx
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: [Nov. 20 test build (e6848d8)] Missing info on tech hover
Replies: 16
Views: 1528

Re: [Nov. 20 test build (e6848d8)] Missing info on tech hove

Same as Dilvish here, I do not see any issue.

If you are up to narrowing it further, git bisect would be the tool/feature to use.

Could someone affected open an issue? Preferably with a screen shot if possible.
by dbenage-cx
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Difficulties in best-path assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Difficulties in best-path assessment

Assuming only in regard to manual fleet movement, might be simple to add an option to use LeastJumpsPath instead of ShortestPath. (Not sure I would use such an option, but no objections)

For the AI, there were some recent improvements in PR 1761, which has a nice description covering the topic.
by dbenage-cx
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we have a discord?
Replies: 11
Views: 7942

Re: Do we have a discord?

As it is related, I recently tried setting up a gitter channel (similar to irc, with chat history and integrations).
I did not spend much effort on setup due to low chat traffic on irc (probably partly due to lack of chat history unless a bouncer is setup).
by dbenage-cx
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: [Resolved] [UI] [(e6848d8)] Pedia window, prod view
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: [UI] [Nov. 20 test build (e6848d8)] Pedia window, prod v

Thank you for checking, I've not noticed anything, though I've not used the option much in past.