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Offline RyanE

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Re: Matrix World in Flames
« Reply #120 on: November 10, 2017, 11:42:33 AM »
Its kind of like ASL in my view after reading about it.  And WiF is an example of why ASL has never fully been made into a PC game.  The lawyering over rules is the primary competition, not really the tactical or strategic decision-making.


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Re: Matrix World in Flames
« Reply #121 on: November 10, 2017, 12:14:34 PM »
This surfaced in my Twitter feed:

https://bigbossbattle.com/observation-matrix-world-in-flames/
Read the manual and then read the manual again? Seriously. 700 pages would take me a year to read! I suppose by the time I've read it twice netplay may be fixed.
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Re: Matrix World in Flames
« Reply #122 on: November 10, 2017, 12:19:35 PM »
^I wouldn't count on it.
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Re: Matrix World in Flames
« Reply #123 on: November 10, 2017, 12:27:41 PM »
Example - this is the first interactive tutorial.

Step 4 says
LC drop down menu Command; LC Find City/Port; TY rom; OK



LC means left click, TY means type. However, the Command window has nowhere to type. Only a list and pressing a key (example R) will take you to the first entry with that letter (example Rabat). So the tutorial doesn't fit the tools. And that's only the 4 entry in the first tutorial.
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Re: Matrix World in Flames
« Reply #124 on: November 10, 2017, 12:28:57 PM »
Silly documentation!

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Re: Matrix World in Flames
« Reply #125 on: November 10, 2017, 12:32:18 PM »
Silly documentation!

You sure you didn't write that manual? :P
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Re: Matrix World in Flames
« Reply #126 on: November 10, 2017, 12:33:26 PM »
If I did, these problems would not exist.

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Re: Matrix World in Flames
« Reply #127 on: November 10, 2017, 12:35:24 PM »
Has documentation kept up with all the changes over the first year?

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Re: Matrix World in Flames
« Reply #128 on: November 10, 2017, 12:36:08 PM »

If I did, these problems would not exist.

Yeah, it'd a completely different set of problems!  ;D
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Re: Matrix World in Flames
« Reply #129 on: November 10, 2017, 12:40:58 PM »
Arguably!  :2funny:

No, I was kind of difficult to deal with. I remember pissing off Joel Billings a couple of times because I was very methodical (e.g. too slow for them). I wasn't going to pass along a product that was messed up.

Development of this began a LONG time ago. If the above holds true I'd STILL be writing that damned manual. ;)

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Re: Matrix World in Flames
« Reply #130 on: November 10, 2017, 12:43:17 PM »
^hah!  They would have hated you! The manual is the only thing they really have to sell.  :crazy2:
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Re: Matrix World in Flames
« Reply #131 on: November 10, 2017, 12:45:21 PM »
Has documentation kept up with all the changes over the first year?
I honestly could not say. But given the scale of the issues (and more being found all the time), I would hazard a guess, no.

Those interactive tutorials are extremely poor anyway. Just written and abbreviated - they're just painful.
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« Reply #132 on: November 10, 2017, 12:55:22 PM »
It does have a helpful feature of letting you click the current phase button which brings up a helpful text box giving some info on what's going on. I've always been a huge fan of context help.

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« Reply #133 on: November 10, 2017, 12:59:21 PM »
that is one fugly UI.
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Re: Matrix World in Flames
« Reply #134 on: November 10, 2017, 02:02:08 PM »
It looks like a '90s web page.  :D