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Most important ADRIFT 5 problems?

Postby Denk » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:27 pm

There are over 100 bugs/enhancements with four or more votes. I am not sure that the voting system gives a clear picture of what the most important problems are.

If Campbell does return to ADRIFT for a while at some point, I guess it is important that he is aware of the most urgent problems. How difficult it is to fix a problem probably plays a major role in what Campbell will fix, but only Campbell knows that. Still, if we regard something as a simple change, we may also decide to mention it.

So I have made this post which hopefully Campbell will read at some point.

Note that saabie has fixed a lot of bugs in the Standard Library and that library can already be downloaded, so I suppose we do not need to mention those.

Here are the proposed issues so far in no particular order:
(I will edit this post whenever someone proposes an important bug and add it to this list. )

* Event can be started by stop-task http://www.adrift.co/bug/19205
more info here: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=12066&hilit=event+bug

* New mandatory property does not update items immediately http://www.adrift.co/bug/18891

* Fix Character walk/activity (when character comes across..) http://www.adrift.co/bug/18524 Recent thread about it with some testing, as it works in some strict conditions but not as intended viewtopic.php?f=14&t=12622&p=107361#p107361

* Fix Change location name and long descriptions http://www.adrift.co/bug/19129

* Allow multi-custom windows to display http://www.adrift.co/bug/19096 Currently only 1 displays properly, add more and window pane problems occur.

* Fix Skip turns viewtopic.php?f=14&t=12606&p=107251&hilit=skip+turns#p107251 Would be nice if we could write a numerical variable string in the place of a number as well.

* Delete Conversation tree causes exception error http://www.adrift.co/bug/19164

* Installer sometimes claims that Framework v.2.0 is required. According to Campbell a newer version should work ( http://forum.adrift.co/viewtopic.php?f=14&p=107582#p107582 and  http://forum.adrift.co/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=12423&p=106513&hilit=installing#p106513 )
 
* Linux version should be tested with success, otherwise it should be removed from the Downloads-page.
 
* Many Virus Killers claim that ADRIFT and exported .exe-files are viruses. It would be good if something could be done about this problem. ( http://www.adrift.co/bug/19171 )
 
* Keyboard key for activating comment-function should be optional (a problem for people with non-US/UK keyboards) ( http://www.adrift.co/bug/19218 ).
 
* Option to disable Autocomplete, or it could be disabled as default ( http://www.adrift.co/bug/19041 )
 
* Fail to undo properly ( http://www.adrift.co/bug/19031 and  http://www.adrift.co/bug/19033 )

* Parametric tasks cannot set properties of type "location" to [referenced location], only specific locations ( http://forum.adrift.co/viewtopic.php?f=14&p=107706#p107706 )
Last edited by Denk on Fri May 01, 2020 1:08 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Most important ADRIFT 5 problems?

Postby DazaKiwi » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:52 pm

New mandatory property does not update items immediately http://www.adrift.co/bug/18891
I know this one is suppose to have been fixed, but mentioning it to make sure its not forgotten about in a new update as this would save headaches for big projects.

Fix Character walk/activity (when character comes across..) http://www.adrift.co/bug/18524 Recent thread about it with some testing, as it works in some strict conditions but not as intended http://forum.adrift.co/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=12622&p=107361#p107361

Fix Change location name and long descriptions http://www.adrift.co/bug/19129

Allow multi-custom windows to display http://www.adrift.co/bug/19096 Currently only 1 displays properly, add more and window pane problems occur.

Fix Skip turns http://forum.adrift.co/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=12606&p=107251&hilit=skip+turns#p107251 Would be nice if we could write a numerical variable string in the place of a number as well.

Delete Conversation tree causes exception error http://www.adrift.co/bug/19164
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Re: Most important ADRIFT 5 problems?

Postby Denk » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:13 pm

DazaKiwi wrote:New mandatory property does not update items immediately http://www.adrift.co/bug/18891
I know this one is suppose to have been fixed, but mentioning it to make sure its not forgotten about in a new update as this would save headaches for big projects.
Good point DazaKiwi.

I have added all your proposals to the first post.
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Re: Most important ADRIFT 5 problems?

Postby DazaKiwi » Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:32 am

Another one to add; Allow storing of a location property in a Character Property

When you have a character property that stores a location and you have a task where you want to store a players location for use later on. I find if i have a task that params players current location and i want to store it in that Character/location property you can't, in the action > Set Property it will only list locations and not show Referenced Location at all. This should be possible. It will be handy for when wanting to move the player to a central location (eg. if making a transport system where you take a train to a central station for example- storing the location in the players property and then param that location later). Hope this makes sense.

The work around to achieve this (ie. move player to a central location in a transport system) is add Players location (when they enter the central hub or station) and add that location to a group, then param the group and the location's selected property key (aka GroupKey.PropertyKey) eg. Location is a Station. And this seems to work fine as a work around, so long as the group gets emptied before adding player's updated location when they enter a station or hub etc.
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Re: Most important ADRIFT 5 problems?

Postby Denk » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:47 pm

DazaKiwi, I rephrased the problem as "Parametric tasks cannot set properties of type "location" to [referenced location], only specific locations" and added it to the list in the first post. The problem is present whenever the property is of type "location" for characters, objects and locations.
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Re: Most important ADRIFT 5 problems?

Postby DazaKiwi » Fri May 01, 2020 2:40 am

Adding another bug that I think will catch many Adrift users out and Events are commonly used in games..

Event starting when it shouldn't:
http://forum.adrift.co/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=12066&hilit=event+bug

Bug Report
http://www.adrift.co/bug/19205
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Re: Most important ADRIFT 5 problems?

Postby Denk » Fri May 01, 2020 1:09 pm


Right, that is a pretty important bug to get fixed.
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