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.926 now out.
« on: September 30, 2013, 10:27:26 AM »
Release notes: http://arcengames.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Bionic_Dues_Alpha_Release_Notes#Alpha_0.926

Restart steam to force a quicker update if you like.

Only about a week left until 1.0 comes out!  So we're into final polish at the moment, mainly.  So this version has a lot of cleanup and balance tuning more than anything else.  Well, mostly.  There are two major new things in this, too:

1. Ironman mode.  There's a thread discussing this elsewhere on the forum, so please do make any comments/suggestions on that in particular there rather than here, to keep it all together: http://www.arcengames.com/forums/index.php/topic,13953.0.html

2. Achievements!  So far there are 90.  We will likely add some more, but we'll see.
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Re: .926 now out.
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 11:22:40 AM »
Hmm, I'm getting them localization errors (and I don't see the achievements on Steam, for that matter):

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MISSING LOCALIZATION GameDifficulty_JustTheName_Easy
MISSING LOCALIZATION EnemyShieldsScalingExponent
MISSING LOCALIZATION EnemyAttackScalingExponent
MISSING LOCALIZATION GameDifficulty_JustTheName_Medium
MISSING LOCALIZATION GameDifficulty_JustTheName_Hard
MISSING LOCALIZATION GameDifficulty_JustTheName_Expert
MISSING LOCALIZATION GameDifficulty_JustTheName_Casual
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithOnlyExo_Assault
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithOnlyExo_Assault_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithOnlyExo_Siege
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithOnlyExo_Siege_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithOnlyExo_Sniper
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithOnlyExo_Sniper_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithOnlyExo_Ninja
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithOnlyExo_Ninja_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithOnlyExo_Brawler
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithOnlyExo_Brawler_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithOnlyExo_Science
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithOnlyExo_Science_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithoutUsingStealth
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithoutUsingStealth_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithoutUsingStandardWeapon
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinMissionWithoutUsingStandardWeapon_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithoutEpicExos
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithoutEpicExos_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithOnlyExoType_Assault
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithOnlyExoType_Assault_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithOnlyExoType_Siege
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithOnlyExoType_Siege_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithOnlyExoType_Sniper
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithOnlyExoType_Sniper_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithOnlyExoType_Ninja
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithOnlyExoType_Ninja_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithOnlyExoType_Brawler
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithOnlyExoType_Brawler_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithOnlyExoType_Science
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithOnlyExoType_Science_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithoutTakingHQDamage
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithoutTakingHQDamage_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithoutLosingAnyExos
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaignWithoutLosingAnyExos_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaign_Casual
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaign_Casual_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaign_Easy
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaign_Easy_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaign_Medium
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaign_Medium_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaign_Hard
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaign_Hard_Desc
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaign_Expert
MISSING LOCALIZATION AchievementType_WinCampaign_Expert_Desc

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Re: .926 now out.
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 11:34:34 AM »
My bad, that's fixed now.  If you restart steam, it should update.

As for not seeing the achievements in steam itself, that is noted in the release notes as being in-progress still. ;)
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Re: .926 now out.
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 01:48:03 PM »
Everything works now, thanks :)

Hmm, it seems to me that the "win mission using only this exo" achievements require that the exo in question be the first in the group of four, since that's the one that gets deployed at the start of the mission (thereby invalidating the achievements for the other exos). Is there a way around this?

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Re: .926 now out.
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 02:15:24 PM »
Hmm, it seems to me that the "win mission using only this exo" achievements require that the exo in question be the first in the group of four, since that's the one that gets deployed at the start of the mission (thereby invalidating the achievements for the other exos). Is there a way around this?
Ah, hrm.  May need to take those out, actually.
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Re: .926 now out.
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2013, 02:19:07 PM »
Could just make it not count the first turn.

(of course, that "just" is probably presuming too much!)

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Re: .926 now out.
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 02:20:38 PM »
Possibly, but then it gets a little confusing what the achievement actually means, in terms of how to get it.  Anyway, there might be an easy solution, I'll see.  Anyway, thanks for letting us know, wouldn't have wanted that dissonance to slip through as-is :)
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Re: .926 now out.
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2013, 02:27:54 PM »
Possibly, but then it gets a little confusing what the achievement actually means, in terms of how to get it.  Anyway, there might be an easy solution, I'll see.  Anyway, thanks for letting us know, wouldn't have wanted that dissonance to slip through as-is :)
I kind of assumed it would be okay to only be able to achieve one of those per game (and party) ;D...
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Re: .926 now out.
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2013, 02:30:10 PM »
Hacking a terminal just destroyed my first ironman game :-\.
Trying to load the save freezes the application.
Mantis ticket here
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Re: .926 now out.
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2013, 02:33:01 PM »
Hacking a terminal just destroyed my first ironman game :-\.
Trying to load the save freezes the application.
Mantis ticket here
Whoops!  Sorry.  Taking a look now.
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Re: .926 now out.
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2013, 02:35:02 PM »
Possibly, but then it gets a little confusing what the achievement actually means, in terms of how to get it.  Anyway, there might be an easy solution, I'll see.  Anyway, thanks for letting us know, wouldn't have wanted that dissonance to slip through as-is :)

You could make it a bit more circumstantial -- if any other kind of exo uses an ability other than switch-exo, or fires a shot, or takes damage, then it does not grant the achievement.  Something like that.  I think this is too interesting a set of achievements to take out, if we can figure a way to do it.
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Re: .926 now out.
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2013, 02:38:30 PM »
Possibly, but then it gets a little confusing what the achievement actually means, in terms of how to get it.  Anyway, there might be an easy solution, I'll see.  Anyway, thanks for letting us know, wouldn't have wanted that dissonance to slip through as-is :)

You could make it a bit more circumstantial -- if any other kind of exo uses an ability other than switch-exo, or fires a shot, or takes damage, then it does not grant the achievement.  Something like that.  I think this is too interesting a set of achievements to take out, if we can figure a way to do it.

Change the wording to something like "After the first turn, complete the entire mission using only this exo." That'd let you change exos when you start the map and still get it.

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Re: .926 now out.
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2013, 02:40:34 PM »
That would be even better.
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Re: .926 now out.
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2013, 03:14:38 PM »
.927 is now out with those changes.  You can restart steam to force an update.

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Re: .926 now out.
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2013, 03:17:25 PM »
Hacking a terminal just destroyed my first ironman game :-\.
Trying to load the save freezes the application.
Mantis ticket here
Whoops!  Sorry.  Taking a look now.
And this is fixed in 0.927, so your save should work now :)
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