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by Heracliton
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Bad Invasion or Combat bug in last several FO builds
Replies: 5
Views: 6532

Bad Invasion or Combat bug in last several FO builds

After a long hiatus I downloaded FO_2019-06-11.470d071 for W7 and found that invasion of defended planets is borked. My normal practice is to build fast cheap troopships using Flux and, later, the basic organic hulls; normally I send them once the defenses have been taken down to avod losses. This n...
by Heracliton
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Possible bug in build 2017-12-11.05ee54a
Replies: 16
Views: 9603

Re: Possible bug in build 2017-12-11.05ee54a

@Oberlus Thanks for that information, though I haven't ever noticed any boost - perhaps because by that stage I'm usually expanding quite fast and getting other production-related tech. Maybe a brief note in the relevant Pedia entries tp prevent other newbies getting confused? @Vezzra Cheers mate, h...
by Heracliton
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Possible bug in build 2017-12-11.05ee54a
Replies: 16
Views: 9603

Re: Possible bug in build 2017-12-11.05ee54a

Apologies for the delay in following up/replying, due to illness. I shall indeed post screenshots & files, but before that I want to install FO on my new(ish) laptop to see if that resolves various persistent bugs on my i7 desktop (e.g., nothing higher than Industrial Centers ever appears on either ...
by Heracliton
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Possible bug in build 2017-12-11.05ee54a
Replies: 16
Views: 9603

Possible bug in build 2017-12-11.05ee54a

Hi Tried a game as Egassem and found that after turn 6 the pop on my HW started to decline. There was no Kraken sitting on the HW; AFAIK Kraken are the only 'normal' monster to kill lithic species. Looking at the planet data shows a continual prediction of pop dropping after turn 6. PP drops in para...
by Heracliton
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Possible game-breaking bug in FreeOrion_2017-11-20 Win exe
Replies: 2
Views: 4738

Re: Possible game-breaking bug in FreeOrion_2017-11-20 Win e

Thanks, Geoff :)

My bad, should have checked GitHub firs., Still, at least there's now a helpful post for others who encounter it.
by Heracliton
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Possible game-breaking bug in FreeOrion_2017-11-20 Win exe
Replies: 2
Views: 4738

Possible game-breaking bug in FreeOrion_2017-11-20 Win exe

'Possible' since there are some oddities seemingly specific to my installation; however: The fleets window, after 2 or 3 closures ('X' button or clicking on map), disappeared and there was no way to recover it. Closing the game, restarting and loading the save was no help. Regenerated the universe a...
by Heracliton
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: Some UI tweak suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 1456

Re: Some UI tweak suggestions

@Mat GB Actually it runs fine under Wine. One issue I found is that it's tricky to start the game; however if you have an existing game file (.m1) and associate that with Stars! the initial opening is no problem, If you want to go that route please LMK & I'll upload a game file for you. I'll have an...
by Heracliton
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: Some UI tweak suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 1456

Re: Some UI tweak suggestions

Hi Mat To start at the end of your post: Yes, Stars! would be very definitely worth digging out. The interfaces - as Space Squid pointed out - were superb; they had the elegance of simplicity as far as the players were concerned (the programming was apparently something else..). That was a central r...
by Heracliton
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: Some UI tweak suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 1456

Re: Some UI tweak suggestions

I hope no-one minds if I add some other points here - RL issues mean I haven't posted here for a long time & I'm not certain of current forum etiquette. To begin, I am very impressed by the progress, echoing wheal's comments & more. Just one example - opening one of the recent versions & browsing sh...
by Heracliton
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: Terraform Exobot colonies
Replies: 33
Views: 3082

Re: Terraform Exobot colonies

Stars! had the "Claim Adjuster" race that, amongst other advantages, had robots that could terraform planets from orbit. A very powerful diplomatic tool because friendly races might expect a fleet of these to visit and terraform any of their planets towards the optimum for that race (extent dependin...
by Heracliton
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: I'm back, and it looks like so is an old bug
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: I'm back, and it looks like so is an old bug

@Dilvish Thanks for the reply. I will file a request, probably tomorrow as I have supper guests arriving soon. I wasn't thinking about the invade/don't invade (although that might be easiest to code?), more the attack/hide button on armed ships; bombers in 'hide' mode would not be counted in 'bombs-...
by Heracliton
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Crash to desktop on starting, current and preceding version
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Crash to desktop on starting, current and preceding vers

Duh! OK, will use full installer from now on.

Thank you.
by Heracliton
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Play-Testing Feedback
Topic: I'm back, and it looks like so is an old bug
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: I'm back, and it looks like so is an old bug

Thanks LGM-Doyle; save-game issue pretty much as I expected. Last two releases crash on start-up (info posted in Support forum), yet I'm not discouraged. Far from it, the game runs generally smoothly and bug-free and the recent developments - bombs, more races etc - really add greatly to the game pl...
by Heracliton
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Crash to desktop on starting, current and preceding version
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Crash to desktop on starting, current and preceding version

Latest version - FreeOrion_2017-03-07.efca927_Test_Win32_BinariesOnly - and it;s immediate predecessor crash almost immediately on starting up. Both windows appear, lots of text scrolls very rapidly in the text (secondary) window then both close. Win 7 Pro 64 SP1, i3770K at stock 63.5 GHz, 16 GB 213...