Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

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Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by Andy2012 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:33 am

Alright, guys: It took some time in beta, but right now the Wheel of Steel is here to keel, uhm, kill. :wink:

The Red Army rumbles over the battlefield again. It is not the sleekest formation, more like a drunkard with a butcher's cleaver facing a fencer with a rapier. Meaning: This will get messy. But only steel is real. Yeah.

I have played all missions in beta and will use my Red Star core for this playthrough. As usual, I will post deployment and tactics. Even though we are all in pandemic mode lockdown, this may not proceed faster than usual.

Everybody, feel free to discuss and comment. :D

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by bebro » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:28 am

Andy2012 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:33 am
But only steel is real. Yeah.
:mrgreen:


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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by Halvralf » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:00 am

Is it released?
"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by bebro » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:25 am

Should be soon :)

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by Shards » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:32 am

In the next 90 mins or so

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by Andy2012 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:24 pm

Great, now I want to slice somebody's ear off and douse them in gasoline. *eyes neighbour on porch* :wink:

While we wait for the release to pop up in our (steam) accounts, feel free to do more steel puns. But dont steel, uhm, steal mine. :mrgreen:

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by Shards » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:43 pm

8.4.1 is out!

Red Steel will be officially out at 3PM Uk Time. However, if you're pre-ordered from Slitherine store, then you'll find that you're already able to activate the content with your serial key!

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by LandMarine47 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:58 pm

Is it just me or did the UI changes make the text a lot smaller and harder to read?

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by Shards » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:32 pm

LandMarine47 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:58 pm
Is it just me or did the UI changes make the text a lot smaller and harder to read?
The Font is different, but uses the same Point, so should be the same size. What resolution are you using?

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by LandMarine47 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:56 pm

Shards wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:32 pm
LandMarine47 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:58 pm
Is it just me or did the UI changes make the text a lot smaller and harder to read?
The Font is different, but uses the same Point, so should be the same size. What resolution are you using?
1600x900, I do remember it being easier to read pre-patch, but It's not that big of an issue just something that I noticed

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by Oleksandr » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:03 pm

I have a 2560x1440 27 inch monitor, and for me UI is now too large. Seems fonts increased as well. Is there a way to make the UI and fonts smaller, as they were before?

maybe I'm wrong about the fonts, but UI definitely occupies more space now

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by Otto65 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:45 pm

The modding folder no more work with the new version ! I there a way to play again with modding things ?

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by Shards » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:45 pm

Oleksandr wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:03 pm
I have a 2560x1440 27 inch monitor, and for me UI is now too large. Seems fonts increased as well. Is there a way to make the UI and fonts smaller, as they were before?

maybe I'm wrong about the fonts, but UI definitely occupies more space now
We are looking into providing an option to "unscale" the UI for this situation

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by Shards » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:45 pm

Otto65 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:45 pm
The modding folder no more work with the new version ! I there a way to play again with modding things ?
Hi, sorry, in what way does it not work?

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by Otto65 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:55 pm

Hi, sorry, in what way does it not work?
If I start my mod I have this screens:
Image
Image
and cant do nothing - the buttons dont work no more.

Is there a new positions for the mod folder ?
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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by bebro » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:58 pm

I do get similar menus when I leave data files open. If that's the case here too, and you have opened game data files - close them before launching the game.

Edit: BoB mod launches fine btw, so in general there's no bigger prob it seems with mods.

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by Oleksandr » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:00 pm

Shards wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:45 pm
Oleksandr wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:03 pm
I have a 2560x1440 27 inch monitor, and for me UI is now too large. Seems fonts increased as well. Is there a way to make the UI and fonts smaller, as they were before?

maybe I'm wrong about the fonts, but UI definitely occupies more space now
We are looking into providing an option to "unscale" the UI for this situation
Thank you very much! That will improve my gaming experience 8)

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by Otto65 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:02 pm

bebro wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:58 pm
I do get similar menus when I leave data files open. If that's the case here too, and you have opened game data files - close them before launching the game.
Edit: BoB mod launches fine btw, so in general there's no bigger prob it seems with mods.
No - that isnt the problem.

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Re: Feel the Wheel of Steel: Red Steel Review and Discuss

Post by bebro » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:15 pm

Feel free to attach your mod or give us a dl, so we can have a look.

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