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UPDATE: .226 Alpha Released!

Hey everyone!

While it’s a day later than I wanted, I think everyone will be pleased with the stability improvements, bug fixes, added functionality, and especially the UI. While I strongly recommend playing on at least a 1280 x 1024 screen, it will work for any resolution. The game looks especially good on moderate widescreen resolutions like 1440 X 980. Give it a try! I think you’ll be pleased…

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. If this build runs well, then I will close the book on .2 and proceed to .3 – Science Labs will now have meaning, and characters will start to interact with what their peers are doing, as well as you!

As always, you can get the latest build at the Sourceforge site using the links to the left. Please uninstall any previous build you have of Imperia before installing a new version. Thanks!

Imperia V.226 Change Log

5.20.14

Fixes

* Fixed bug where deleting a system edict caused crash

* Fixed ‘rounding’ bug when adding Influence to an Edict

* Fixed rare bug where planets had identical populations and the Intel screen was accessed

* Fixed bug where crash occurs if you abandon a planet or system with active Edicts that are not completed that turn

* Fixed bug where viceroy would refuse to expand a sector based on the fact that the planet was losing money when it fact it was not

* Fixed bug where expanding a planet economy could cause the development level to go above the maximum

* Fixed bug where Edict ADM values in selection lists would not always match up with Edict Creation screen ADM values

* Fixed bug where if the system capital was abandoned and no other planet was in the sector, the sector would still remain active, even though there was no population, and the governors would still be assigned to an empty sector/system. Now all governors are removed from office, the sector is made inactive, and any money in the sector treasury goes into the Empire treasury.

* Fixed a few bugs relating to assassinations.

 

Changes/Additions

* Added full resolution support across all screens, including the planet screen

* Improved look of most resolutions by scaling all viewports and graphics more precisely – continued work on this will be ongoing

* Added some of Nadia’s awesome planets, especially gas giants

* Dimmed out buttons on button bar which don’t function yet to minimize confusion

* Changed economic model to now take planetary subsidies if needed from sector treasuries first before the Imperial treasury. This will promote developing stronger sectors while penalizing weak economic sectors in assisting their system’s projects, since if they go broke the sector will now receive a subsidy from the Empire with a small efficiency penalty depending on distance

* With this change, added AI for sector governors to adjust the sector tax as needed, depending on their intelligence, greed, and other traits

* Added right-click on system will center functionality on the quadrant map. This is experimental and may be removed or optioned depending on feedback.

* Added assigning system to new sector edict, and added UI functionality to allow other edicts with secondary choices (such as designations)

* Added new planetary edict – change primary designation

* Added 2 new designations – government nexus and material production world

* Added more system and planet names, and eliminated duplicate planet/system names – may have fixed a bug related to duplicate names

* Added basic designation effects – i.e. heavy production worlds now have negative terraforming modifiers, but greater wages, etc.

* Added attempt to assassinate character action – must have active informer network and costs 5 Tyrannical Influence. More informers improves chance; a high character Power and Intelligence lowers it. May take several turns to resolve.

* Some small calculating efficiency gains, especially between turns

* Added check to potentially add ADM for emperor every year

* Added more reactions to events and emperor Edicts that affect governors and viceroys, especially changing system assignments

* Some small graphics improvements/changes

 

Balance

* Some cost/edict balances; some items cost less ADM, some more (a few were 1 ADM for testing, those have been changed)

* Material production is now considerably more profitable per mTon (to counterbalance increased costs for setting up and maintaining manufacturing) ($10 vs. $4)

* Science production is more costly due to impending Science system addition, prepare for costs!

* Planet ADM has been tweaked upward for sectors and the Imperial capital

* ADM efficiency has been increased from 6:1 to 5:1 for Empire ADM used for planetary Edicts

* Increased empire possible minimum Base Engine Range so that missions are easier (will probably change once science is available, as this will be available to improve)

* Significantly increased effect of Loyalty on Edict completion. Now you will absolutely have to get your leaders into line somehow if you want your more advanced Edicts to be completed this decade. J

* Lowered cost of surveying and exploring to encourage it.

5 thoughts on “UPDATE: .226 Alpha Released!

  1. Hey,
    Downloaded the new alpha. First impression: Accidentally killed game with [ESC]. Could you add a ‘Really Quit (Y/N)’ prompt, please? 🙂

    1. Yes. I’m going to add an ESC menu in the next version. Due to (very) popular demand. 🙂

  2. Oh, yes. Also I would suggest adding a list of administered sectors to the Intel screen. I keep forgetting that Sector Governors exist.

    1. The Intel screen will be a lot more useful as the game expands. For now, don’t forget that you can hit ‘Page Down’ to see the next page, where the sectors are shown. It’s a start. I will be adding a new page with drop-down sectors for finances and administration soon. Thanks for playing!

      1. You can? I had no idea. Lol. 😛

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