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Offline Traveller

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General Comments - Mainly GUI
« on: August 16, 2018, 02:48:24 AM »
Thanks for the chance to play with BETA....

Some comments, mainly GUI type comments.

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32bit really? ;)
Icon on desktop - ask do not force

Header - please add what file is being used to save
Adding sub units - add a save button, it is not intuitive
Show cursor when typing names (disappears in number typing)
Delete does not work in unit?

Thanks,
Avi



Offline Dr D Ezra Sidran

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Re: General Comments - Mainly GUI
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2018, 05:19:31 AM »
Andy and I are experienced coders but neither of us have had to write an installer before. We're still learning.

32-bit: We have to support it. This machine I'm typing on is 32-bit.

That delete unit thing is an intermittent bug. I've found it too but can't duplicate consistently. I know that if you quit and re-load the army file you can delete the unit that wouldn't delete before.

Offline Andy ONeill

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Re: General Comments - Mainly GUI
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2018, 05:31:14 AM »
I'm experienced with installers.
This is an interim installer for beta testers only.
The final deliverable will be installed by steam rather than this msi.
The exe is actually built for "any cpu" and if that was file copy delivered should run 64 bit on a 64 bit machine.

I just worked out what was probably going on with delete and there's a fix in the source repository.

Header - please add what file is being used to save
I'll look into that
Adding sub units - add a save button, it is not intuitive
I don't follow what you mean. When you click add subordinate, it is added in memory.
You persist all or nothing to disk by saving the army.
If you just closed the app and opened the army file again then that subordinate would not be there.

Show cursor when typing names (disappears in number typing)

I just tried that, don't follow what you're seeing. The cursor is there for me when focus is in the name box. Whether I type letters or numbers it doesn't matter.
Delete does not work in unit?

Think I fixed that just now.