David Whyld wrote:I haven’t written a game with ADRIFT in a long time but I still find myself wanting to play ADRIFT games. There's just one big problem. I don’t like the v5 Runner.
David Whyld wrote:I've wanted to like it but no matter how hard I try, I'm always left with the feeling that it’s lacking a lot of functionality of the v4 Runner. Does anyone else feel the same way or is it just me?
David Whyld wrote:Edit mode
v4 had a handy feature called edit mode which allowed you to select text on the screen and copy and paste it into other documents. To achieve the same result in v5, you need to start a transcript then scroll through it to find the text you want.
David Whyld wrote:The one in v4 clearly displayed up and down exits with arrows which were nice and easy to see. At a glance you could tell which way you could go. The v5 map displays down exits in a southwesterly direction which is confusing because it often looks like there's an exit to the southwest when really there isn't.
David Whyld wrote:The v5 map also has this weird 3D thing going on where locations are often displayed under other locations so it’s not possible to see them properly.
This is due to bad map design by the game author. Unless you define the exits BEFORE you click on Apply or OK, each new location will be displayed on a new map page by the developer. In this case, if you want the new location on the same page as the one it is joined to, you have to move it by right clicking on the location on the map view and selecting the map page you want it on.
Lazzah wrote:And as for the little pointing hands to indicate up and down, I would be embarrassed if those were plastered all over my game map!
Lazzah wrote:Anyway, all this is moot, because you've probably got more chance of winning the lottery than any of your suggestions being implemented, judging from the present rate of progress with the debugging and upgrading of ADRIFT. I just wish Campbell would be more honest with us about his intentions for the future of ADRIFT. He hasn't visited the forum since the beginning of December last year (unless he hasn't been logging in) and we have got no idea of when - or if - there will be another upgrade anytime soon.
Lazzah wrote:BTW, I don't know what version of ADRIFT you are using, but the up-down lines are definitely drawn from the centre of each location on the map, not the corner, both in the developer and when playing.
Po. Prune wrote:Just a quickie regarding Campbell.
I've "talked" to hime not so long ago, and he hasn't given up on Adrift. Just to make that perfectly clear.
Like most people with a wife, house, baby and a job to take care of, I would imagine that a hobby like Adrift is not at the top of the priority list like it used to be.
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