I can’t seem to find the bugs sub category so I figured I would post one. I’m playing on an Android device and the first box that pops up when you first start is to show you what the icons mean etc. I can’t click through the pages and it caused my tab to crash. I reloaded the page and the box disappeared so I carried on, chose mining, bought a laser and reactor and went to ship loadout. I clicked on the mining box and it brings up the laser but I click equip and it doesn’t move the laser to my equipped box. Same with the reactor so I’m having some basic troubles progressing so far.
I have added you to the PT Alpha group, and moved the bug report to the correct area.
I do not have an android device unfortunately, so cannot test at this time. I will see if I can lay my hands on one so that I can run through your issues.
I crated a hauler and had the tab crash from the introduction box again so I’m able to replicate it. Same with equipping a cargo expander, it won’t equip. And another thing, I’m assuming based on the profession chosen it comes pre equipped with skills like level 1 hauling certification because it says I already have it but when I go to the list of cargo missions it says I need certification before I can accept any contracts.
Hi there Slurmwerds.
I have a Tab 2 Samsung Galaxy which is a cast off from my wife when she moved to an Ipad last year. I have powered it and updated the OS.
I can confirm that fitting items from the right in to a slot does not seem to work. Yet swapping an existing item does. Very strange.
On the pre installed browser (doesn’t seem to offer its name anywhere) I could play pretty much all the elements of the game, although it did have ‘some’ issues with a few of the pop up messages. Mostly I suspect because they appear near the screen break and render half on and half off the screen.
The hovers all seem to function and I managed some mining and hauling. All be it very slowly.
I installed Firefox and sadly that had some real issues on the tablet. The hovers refused to go away and the pop-ups rendered blank.
I can also confirm that the ‘initial’ help screen does lock up both browsers. But even more weird the help page in mining works fine.
I will make this tablet available to @prevuk so we can work through and see if there are any answers to some of these issues.
I will also try a few other browsers as I suspect its mostly down to the rendering engine of each browser.
Having spent some time this morning with the ageing old tablet I found that Chrome works a treat. I installed the standard chrome browser through the ‘Play Store’. I choose the normal version not the Dev or Beta.
Instantly it behaved more like a proper browser should. It resizes the screen to fit ‘Hooray!’ The fit / swap and remove functions work as they should and I played for 10/15 minutes testing all the elements. This included the Introduction blue box system when docked for the first time.
Mining, Hauling, Crafting, Refining, Recycling, Harvesters, and all the screens in-between worked as expected.
Even the Jump gate timer works (which doesn’t move on my Ipad) lol.
So the short version - Install Chrome to play PT. Please note I installed it and didn’t change any default settings.
How did you get on Slurmwerds ?
Everything seems to work great with chrome, thanks! I also figured out you need to be docked to equip an item, which is a little odd. I don’t have a mouse to mouse over everything so some things take me longer to figure out
Glad to hear that Chrome solved the issue. Sadly there is a lot of disparity between Mobile browsers (Phone and Tablet) and only a few are fairly close to being compliant.
Seems a few testers are not reading the text on the screen - your not alone In the Ship Load out section on the right it warns you that you need to be docked to swap / fit items and docked at a Space Station to swap ships.
Remember this is not CE folks Pretty much every space game I’ve played makes you dock to swap ship load-out.
No hover menus, or searching required. The information is right there as soon as you enter the loadout screen in the right hand column: