GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby cliffski » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:41 am

It's not a constant thing, only when the game needs a new fleet. Only when you see that 'please wait' dialog, basically. (Possibly a few places without it).
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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby Sparechange49 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:35 pm

So I have the Mac version from Red Marble and I was thoroughly enjoying the Campaign mode, but now, all of a sudden, I'm having the white background glitch. I see that people who have patched to 1.52 have had this fixed, but the Mac version I have is only 1.50 and won't auto-update. Any way I can force the update? Or is this an issue with Red Marble? Because this ugly white background on the campaign map makes it completely unplayable.
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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby Sparechange49 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:40 pm

...I may have answered my own question. Red Marble's website says that the "current Mac version" is 1.50.0. Does anyone have any idea how long it takes them to port the patches? Because now that the white background totally obscures the campaign map, I'm not happy.
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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby Entropy » Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:42 am

I am playing 1.53 on a PC, and the white background persists. It does not, however, make the game unplayable.

I do get frequent crashes after battles, sometimes the accounting program goes berserk and I get gibberish instead of cash and maintenance (which the computer reads as zero, which makes it impossible to build any more units), and I also have a temporary recurring problem where I capture a ship and my maintenance costs double (or worse), leaving me with no spare cash (even after I scrap the ship I just captured), but other than that it's a fun beta version.
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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby cliffski » Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:51 pm

version 1.54 is released today and that should fix the white background problem. basically campaign.txt gets corrupted. if you let the game patch, then re-install galactic conquest (if you have this bug) it will be fine.
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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby Entropy » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:06 am

I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but I installed the patch and uninstalled and reinstalled the campaign game, and am still getting the white screen. If there are any error or debug folders that you would like to see, just let me know.
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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby cliffski » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:05 pm

if you check the file
\program files\gratuitous space battles\campaign\data\campaign.txt does it have a line in the config section stating what image to use for the backdrop?
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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby Entropy » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:57 pm

In the config section of that file there is a line that says MapTexture = "campaign_map.jpg", but nothing about a backdrop.
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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby cliffski » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:47 pm

I that is present, and the game is definitely version 1.54, and it is still white, please email the debug files from \my documents\my games\gratuitous space battles to cliff@positech.co.uk
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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby Kemp » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:08 pm

Will the Steam release be priced the same as a direct purchase? It will be more convenient for me via Steam, but I don't want to pay extra if it will only go towards their cut and none gets to you.
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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby Entropy » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:50 pm

When you do a patch, could you please post here what it is supposed to be correcting and the changes that have been made? As problems have been noted, it would help to know if they have been addressed.
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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby Archduke Astro » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:07 am

Entropy wrote:When you do a patch, could you please post here what it is supposed to be correcting and the changes that have been made? As problems have been noted, it would help to know if they have been addressed.

You haven't visited the Support forum, then. It sounds like what you're requesting is already long since being taken care of. Please review the Bugfix and development feature list (changelog) and the Current Known Bugs worklist threads regularly for updates from Cliffski. The former contains a listing in the thread's first post which details precisely what game changes exist in every single patch to date; he clearly indicates which changes affect GSB and which changes affect Galactic Conquest instead. The latter is more of a "to do" list, in which Cliffski checks-off items as they're addressed.
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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby Entropy » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:08 am

The thread you mentioned does not do what I asked for. For one thing, Cliff doesn't pro-actively say what he is doing with patches. And for another, since he doesn't do that, the comments and responses are nothing more than and ad hoc collection of comments about specific problems.

Since I am still experiencing significant failures of the campaign at all levels, including something as basic as the background "texture", it doesn't seem unreasonable that I would be requesting additional information.
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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby Archduke Astro » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:15 am

Entropy wrote:The thread you mentioned does not do what I asked for. For one thing, Cliff doesn't pro-actively say what he is doing with patches. And for another, since he doesn't do that, the comments and responses are nothing more than and ad hoc collection of comments about specific problems.

Since I am still experiencing significant failures of the campaign at all levels, including something as basic as the background "texture", it doesn't seem unreasonable that I would be requesting additional information.

Thanks for clarifying, Entropy; I concede your point. Best of luck with obtaining that info from Cliff within the timeframe that you specified.
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Re: GSB: Galactic Conquest now in beta

Postby Entropy » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:00 am

Well, it may not happen, but a guy can hope, can't he? As it is, a patch shows up and I download and install it, with no idea what it's trying to do. A few patches ago, that caused a bit of consternation among the install base (not me, I'm more philosophical), when all of a sudden fighters started retreating without "cautious" orders. All I'm suggesting is that a "heads up" message might be in order. This would seem to be the best thread for that, but if one of the threads in Support would be better, I'm fine with that.

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