Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:40 am
I've always struggled with the "game", but put that down to my ineptitude and the alpha state of the game.
However, when my base failed to get going (again) - I went to the fount of all knowledge (Youtube) in search of answers, hints and tips.
One thing I found, both in Simon's replies to someone else on the forums and Marc Tookey's videos was a "Land New Colonists" button that is supposed to appear about 10 minutes into the game. On Marc's video's it appears to include a countdown for the next dropship. I've never seen that button. I've installed, deleted and reinstalled both the 0.48 client from Steam (I hate Steam) and the member's download area. I've played previous clients (though couldn't now tell you which versions).
As I say, I've deleted the Steam client (and folder). I've deleted the (separate) .\maiaalpha\ folder I used when I install the client from the members area. I've deleted the .\maia\ folder in My Documents where the configuration XML lives. Is it possible there's another configuration file left over somewhere from a previous client version that's somehow giving me an older version of the UI ? (I also don't see the quicksave/quickload buttons either - but I've put that down to Marc's video using a custom build provided directly by Simon).
Is there something obvious I'm missing?
I did however discover through random button mashing that "l" (L) launches a landing pod. My base still ends up stalling, but that's a gameplay/user-error issue rather than a technical "why is my UI broke?" issue.
Thanks in advance,
Edit: Oh hell... It appears the 0.48 build available via the members download area is different than the 0.48 build available via Steam. (I noticed when I couldn't add "Building Materials" or "Ration Packs"). Side note... That gives the impression this website is being neglected as the primary point of contact for the game.
Edit2: Is it possible to find out the build details anywhere? (ie. 0.48.1.28776 or something equally specific - rather than what appears to be the wholly inadequate 0.48). Right now, I can't tell you which version of the game I'm running.