Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

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Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by Daniele » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:03 pm

The big one has finally landed!

A new patch is available for our popular Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager, bringing the game to version 1.4.0 with tons of improvements, bug fixes and....tigers. Yes, tigers. Never heard about tigers hired by space agencies?

You'll understand this better in a minute!

The most relevant changes are:

- Added an interactive tutorial for the NASA campaign, which covers the basics of the game from agency inception until the execution of the first manned mission.

- Added the option of hiring 'Tiger Teams' when running a mission inside the Mission Control room. 'Tiger Teams' are groups of paid experts that help Flight Controllers and increase the chances of success when a failure occurs during a mission step.

- Added a new program: the Luna 17 lunar lander and the Lunokhod 1 lunar rover.

- Lots of improvements across the UI: more tooltips, new set of buttons for navigating the various screens inside the Headquarters, made the information related to programs and missions more easily available, replaced the personnel silhouettes with real photos, improved the performance of the personnel management screen, etc.

- Completely revamped the end screen for the campaign mode: now the game shows a series of relevant stats and grants the player a medal based on its performance. The player can also continue running the agency after the manned Moon landing goal has been achieved.

- Added a new set of Steam achievements.

- Various gameplays tweaks and fixes in the game database.

The full changelog is here

Dowload the patch here (PC) or here(MAC)

Get more information about the game from its official product page

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by tjsnh » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:48 pm

Excited to be able to continue past the moon landing! Downloading the update now :D

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by BARIS70 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:43 am

Looking forward to this, but I got an error on the Mac file. I'm running Mac 10.10.2 I downloaded the file twice.
I'm getting the following error:
"No Mountable File Systems"

Do you have any suggestions? Thanks! :)

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by VPaulus » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:23 am

I'm no Mac expert, but try mounting the dmg file from within Disk Utility.

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by BARIS70 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:36 pm

I just tried the disk utility but I still get the same error. Pretty frustrating. I restarted it in between on the off chance something is weird on my side. I've downloaded it three times now with Firefox. I'll try Safari next.

Is there an alternate route to get the update? I so want to play it.

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by VPaulus » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:39 pm

We will re-upload the MAC patch.
I'll post it here when it's ready for re-downloading.

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by BARIS70 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:52 pm

Awesome! Much appreciated! :)
I tried it with Safari and had the same issue. Both file sizes were the same however I downloaded it.

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by VPaulus » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:38 am

BARIS70 wrote:Awesome! Much appreciated! :)
I tried it with Safari and had the same issue. Both file sizes were the same however I downloaded it.
OK. The issue is now fixed. We have re-uploaded it. Pleas try downloading it again:

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/BuzzAldri ... SX-140.dmg

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by BARIS70 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:12 am

The download is fine now. The .dmg opened with no problem.

I overwrote my working version. Mac Security and Privacy calls you an unidentified developer. I used the control key to override that. The icon bounces in the dock and then nothing happens. I bought the ipad app in the meantime and it doesn't like the ipad 2 air. I'm one of the guys who gave you one star in the app store. I would love to get my $10 back. So I now have a dead app on my ipad, and my desktop version no longer works.

I hate to sound like a whiner, but it is unacceptable that the new update won't load and that the ipad version is unplayable.

I'll try to figure this out tomorrow. I wasted an hour on this tonight.

What's the easiest way to uninstall everything and get back to my stable version of the desktop app on the mac OS 10.10.2 ?

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:20 am

BARIS70 wrote:What's the easiest way to uninstall everything and get back to my stable version of the desktop app on the mac OS 10.10.2 ?
Perhaps just play it with the last working patch, not installing any newer ones?
BARIS70 wrote:I'm one of the guys who gave you one star in the app store.
:cry:

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by BARIS70 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:42 am

I'm going to try the newest version and download from scratch and see what happens.
Worst case I'll go back to what I originally purchased.

On the ipad app review, I did state that the desktop version is great. On the ipad you can't assign all scientists. That's a major problem. Getting a black screen that blows up the game is unacceptable. On the iPad Air2, the app is essentially unplayable. I made 3 attempts. I wasn't trying to be harsh, but I don't want others to have the same frustration.

I will praise highly when the apps actually work and the bugs get fixed.

Update: Tried again with a fresh download and install. Program 1.4.0 will not work. The .dmg opens, the app copies but app will not load. I figured out how to disable the Security and Privacy panel and program still doesn't load.

I reinstalled v 1.1.1 and it's very stable.

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by Nacho84 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:29 am

Hello BARIS70,

Regarding the iPad issue, I'm getting an iPad Air today so that I can reproduce the problem and fix it. Unfortunately this didn't show up during testing, since I have a regular iPad and I believe all the beta testers had one as well.

The issue with the scientists is a funny one: I managed to reproduce it on my iPad, then took the savefile to my development environment and found out that it worked just fine. After several hours of trial and error, I found out that by rewriting this function:

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public List<Employee> GetPersonnelAvailable(PersonnelManager.EmployeeTypeT employeeType)
{
	return _personnelGroups[(int)employeeType].Employees.FindAll(o => o.IsAvailable());
}
into this:

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public List<Employee> GetPersonnelAvailable(PersonnelManager.EmployeeTypeT employeeType)
{
	var returnValue = new List<Employee>();

	foreach (var employee in _personnelGroups[(int)employeeType].Employees)
	{
		if (employee.IsAvailable())
		{
			returnValue.Add(employee);
		}
	}
	return returnValue;
}
the problem went away when running on the device, which is a bit puzzling. I suspect it has something to do with the IL2CPP compiler used by Unity (the game engine we're using), though I'm not 100% sure at this stage. Rest assured, we're working hard to get the compatibility problems with iPad Airs/Minis sorted.

Regarding the OSX problem: try uninstalling the game first before reinstalling it from the latest DMG. I've tested the DMG file here before sending it to Slitherine and they tested it as well before uploading it to the server, so it should work on your end as well.

Cheers,
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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by BARIS70 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:41 pm

First off, I really appreciate the hard work you're doing to to get these issues right. It must be very frustrating for you to have these issues come out of left field. I want to say thank you for all your time and effort.

Last night I did as you said. I fully removed Buzz and downloaded it brand new. I ran into the same issue. As I think about it now, I didn't turn off the Mac Security before the attempted install. I'm not sure if that is creating an issue behind the scenes. I will try again today as I turned it off.

On the iPad issue, would it help for me to create screen captures so you may see exacting what is happening with the scientists? If so, how do I forward them to you? I'm not to savy using these forums. Thanks again!

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by Nacho84 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:26 pm

Hello BARIS70,

Thanks for your understanding. Indeed, the Mac Security might be the root of the problem. Let us know if you're still having issues once you reinstall the game and we'll take it from there.

Luckily, I got an iPad Air a couple of hours ago, and I managed to reproduce all these problems that have been reported (black screens, inability to assign personnel to the Jupiter-C rocket in the tutorial, etc). I'm a bit confused about all this but, on the bright side, at least I can reproduce the issue and try out different approaches. Many thanks for offering your help on this but, for the moment, I think I can work on the device directly. I'll drop you a PM if I change my mind, though :)

I'll post updates on the main iPad thread during the weekend.

Cheers,
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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by BARIS70 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:40 pm

On the iPad issue, I never player the tutorial. I played US on the first level. I went with the Thorable rocket. My black screen happened on the second launch of explorer. I had two useless scientists at the time.

I'm downloading again now and will tell you the results.

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by BARIS70 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:16 pm

That's the trick!

1. Open - Security and Privacy Control Panel
2. Set a password if you haven't already.
3. Click on the lock in the lower left corner.
4. Change "Allow Apps Downloaded from:" to Anywhere
5. Install App
6. Open App

If you want to return security back...
7. Change "Allow Apps Downloaded from" - Mac App Store and Identified Developers
8. Lock settings
9. Change password to none if you find a password tedious.

All set.

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by Nacho84 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:25 pm

Enjoy! :)

Cheers,
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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by nico7550 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:39 pm

Hi, I cannot test until next week, so I'm asking, for the the Lunokhod mission, did you use the dedicated audio files I provide last summer ?

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by Nacho84 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:52 pm

nico7550 wrote:Hi, I cannot test until next week, so I'm asking, for the the Lunokhod mission, did you use the dedicated audio files I provide last summer ?

Cheers
Yes we did :)

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Re: Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Post by BARIS70 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:51 pm

Just to update. I upgraded my iPad Review to 4 stars. It's a great game. Thanks for the fixes.
I prefer the desktop, but it's a lot of fun to play on the move.

Looking forward to your next Buzz Game.

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