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August 02, 2017, 03:54:17 PM
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RocketStone

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So I'm very confused with version 9 of the game. I finally figured out how producing and giving out disks work, but how do you get an outstanding product now? does the review have to say 10/10 and how do you even get 10/10? whats the max score for code and art and how to make it go faster? version 8 was so simple to understand also last thing, where can I see my distribution channel? there is just so much change I'm so lost, I was so used to the stable branch  ;D

August 03, 2017, 07:58:09 AM
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Harag

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Hi, Welcome to v9 of the game, I've personally not played any previous version, recently new to the game myself. Anyway I'll try and give you some tips if I can

Printing - If you do your OWN printing, you can do these while the game is in BETA, no need to do it at release - just get 1 printer and 1 pallet and press the "print" button on the card on the right of screen. You will end up at the distribution channels and the product would have been added - here you can set the limit, so if it ever drops below that limit in (stock+storage) it will print some more.

Once you have a full pallet (27,000 per pallet) hire a courier, he will then come and take the boxes to the shops.

Outstanding - You will notice your employees has 2 types of skills (Base, Specialise) - The base skill can't be trained in, this will increase over time as the employee is doing the work - Base skill is for the SPEED at which the employee will do the job, so the higher the faster. The Specialise skill (system, 2d, 3d etc.) these are the ones that point to QUALITY of the product, so if they are 50% in the system skill and you're doing a system product, then you won't get outstanding quality. - these skills are the ones you train up - 33% increase per month - so 3 months training from 0 to 100%.

Recommended - When you are on the design product screen (the one where you tick features) take a look at the details in the middle (and note down the following)

Recommended Designers, Codes, Artists
Estimated Code Units
Estimated Art Units.

OK, now you have these - put the people on the project it recommends - if you put more - it will be slower and reduce the overall quality of the product - "too many cooks spoil the broth"

For the code & art units - this is the estimated units it will require, you can of course go over or under this - but I guess it will also affect quality. When in Alpha - keep an eye on these figures and do your reviews at around that time.

V8 Simple - Not played this, but it does sound like I won't have enjoyed it as much as v9. I love the detail in this and the fact you don't get 100% every time!!!

Distribution Channel - there is a button - bottom middle(ish) of the screen it has 3 arrows on it pointing up - this is the distribution button! though I guess you found this by now with the in game tool tips!

Hope this helps.

August 03, 2017, 09:31:21 AM
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RocketStone

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Thanks for all the information!

most of this stuff I knew because of the previous versions, in version 8 both dev and alpha was controlled by bars that would fill up and you'd know it was 100% outstanding.

I'm still unsure about the distribution channel, like in version 8 when you pressed that button it would show you plenty of other companies with distribution channels and it would even show your own, it would show how much money they take as a cut and it was the place where you would set how much of a cut your channel took, now that button just shows stuff which idk what it is because its empty although at the top you see your products for printing. The change from v8 to v9 is way too big lol xD there is even new sounds now which I think is the part I love the most of v9  ;D

August 03, 2017, 12:20:42 PM
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Harag

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No problem wasn't sure what you knew or didn't, I've not played the previous version so not sure what the difference is from 8 to 9.

I've not really done any distribution stuff with other companies. so not sure what is really available. But I'll explain what I have done and you can decide if it helps or not :)

1. On the company screen, select company, and go to details
2. On the company details, there is a bar to offer distribution for them for a % (seems to be online thing - like "steam")
3. On the distribution window (IIRC - Currently at work and can't check) it tells you the % of the distribution you are doing (line chart bottom left), and it lists the companies that you are doing it for and what % - bottom right. I think above that is the printing screen.
4. The printing section is for your own printing, you can limit the amount to print so if (stock+storage) is under the amount, it will print some more.
5. Also shown on that printing section is the printing for DEALS you have taken - which can be seen on the deals window

Hope this helps.

August 04, 2017, 05:47:24 AM
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RocketStone

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Than you for the information, I really appreciate it. I have figured some stuff of version 9 thanks to your help.  8)