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Offline gwillybj

Re: Yitzi's Unofficial SMAX patch 3.5c
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2016, 02:11:09 AM »
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  • Ok, you almost have it! ;b;
    Notice under #FACTIONS and #NEWFACTIONS that the faction names are repeated with a comma separating the first and second item in each line. You need to do this for your entries under #CUSTOMFACTIONS. It doesn't matter if they are capitalized.
    Also, be sure each faction has both its ".txt" and ".pcx" files in your AC folder.
    That should do it.
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    I am on a mission to see how much coffee it takes to actually achieve time travel. :wave:

    Offline ikonoklast61

    Re: Yitzi's Unofficial SMAX patch 3.5c
    « Reply #16 on: December 26, 2016, 03:27:48 AM »
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  • Thanks to both of you! I got it working right.  Lack of pcx files explains another thing wrong (no pictures), and I figured out the accelerated start (don't ask).  Thank you and Merry Christmas!

    Offline gwillybj

    Re: Yitzi's Unofficial SMAX patch 3.5c
    « Reply #17 on: December 26, 2016, 03:42:22 AM »
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  •  :wave: Sometimes a little thing can cause a lot of  :wall:, as any of us who have done any modding know. I've been playing since 2000, and do a lot with factions and the alphax.txt, and I still forget small things. I'm not always sure if that's the game's complexity or my age.
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    I am on a mission to see how much coffee it takes to actually achieve time travel. :wave:

    Offline tnevolin

    Energy unequal allocation penalty bug
    « Reply #18 on: January 29, 2017, 12:32:47 AM »
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  • Hi Yitzi.
    Thank you for your patch and continuous efforts to improve the game. The game is great and you make it even greater!

    Sadly, I found a bug in SMAX after I applied the patch. I don't know if "after" means "because" but cannot verify for sure. Please have a look if you can locate and verify it. Thank you!

    Here are my findings.

    Bug:
    Social engineering screen energy allocation sliders show penalty percentage for unequal economy/research allocation but the actual penalty is different. For example on normal efficiency I allocate 100% energy to economy. The text reads "-40% Economy". Yet actual penalty is somewhere -8%. I checked it in social engineering screen, F3 screen, and base screens. They all calculate and summarize numbers consistently as if penalty is -8%.

    Tests:
    Unpatched version SMAX - no bug.
    Patch 3.4 SMAX - bug.
    Patch 3.5c SMAC - no bug.
    Patch 3.5c SMAX - bug.


    Tim

    Offline Yitzi

    Re: Energy unequal allocation penalty bug
    « Reply #19 on: February 20, 2017, 01:34:23 AM »
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  • Hi Yitzi.
    Thank you for your patch and continuous efforts to improve the game. The game is great and you make it even greater!

    Sadly, I found a bug in SMAX after I applied the patch. I don't know if "after" means "because" but cannot verify for sure. Please have a look if you can locate and verify it. Thank you!

    Here are my findings.

    Bug:
    Social engineering screen energy allocation sliders show penalty percentage for unequal economy/research allocation but the actual penalty is different. For example on normal efficiency I allocate 100% energy to economy. The text reads "-40% Economy". Yet actual penalty is somewhere -8%. I checked it in social engineering screen, F3 screen, and base screens. They all calculate and summarize numbers consistently as if penalty is -8%.

    Tests:
    Unpatched version SMAX - no bug.
    Patch 3.4 SMAX - bug.
    Patch 3.5c SMAC - no bug.
    Patch 3.5c SMAX - bug.

    I'll check it out.

    Offline Yitzi

    Re: Yitzi's Unofficial SMAX patch 3.5c
    « Reply #20 on: February 20, 2017, 03:39:09 AM »
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  • The patch is up.  Sorry it took so long, but it's been a while since I had the chance to check the forums.

    Offline tnevolin

    Re: Yitzi's Unofficial SMAX patch 3.5c
    « Reply #21 on: February 20, 2017, 01:46:14 PM »
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  • Oh, no worries. It doesn't affect the game quality much as I rarely allocate more to energy than to research. I discovered it accidentally.
    Tim

    Offline MichaelTaB

    Yitzi's Unofficial SMAX patch 3 5c
    « Reply #22 on: August 04, 2018, 01:13:20 AM »
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  • Maybe the following is a stupid question but does it work, when anybody uses this patch for mapping and an other dude has still 226 as version? if I keep 451 for ut in mind

     

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