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Colony ships in Shadows - 7/29/2013 1:09:13 PM   
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Hello
i play in 1.9.0.8 with Humans and research Colonisation
After that i retrofit Bases and ships and Unable to build Colony ships
What i do wrong? I have gerax hyper and all basic research
I select homeplanet and space port - no option to build colony ship :(
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RE: Colony ships in Shadows - 7/29/2013 1:31:44 PM   
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Also all my construction ships stand still with no mission (they are fully automated)
i open 5 other star systems and in potential resources good list what to build, but they stand still few months...

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RE: Colony ships in Shadows - 7/29/2013 2:04:34 PM   
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Ok i got it
max size of my bases is 480
colony ship design need 566
i need to improve size of base and ships vai research

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RE: Colony ships in Shadows - 7/29/2013 2:46:50 PM   
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Make sure your colony ship did not become over sized with a upgrade or anything. It is easy to do if not careful.

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RE: Colony ships in Shadows - 7/29/2013 3:01:50 PM   
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You can design your own colony ship to be smaller, if you haven't the size technology available.

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RE: Colony ships in Shadows - 7/29/2013 4:04:49 PM   
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Always design the colony ships to be bare bones as well. They are only good for one trip anyway, no point in wasting money on components that aren't needed.

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RE: Colony ships in Shadows - 7/29/2013 5:46:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Rabble

Hello
i play in 1.9.0.8 with Humans and research Colonisation
After that i retrofit Bases and ships and Unable to build Colony ships
What i do wrong? I have gerax hyper and all basic research
I select homeplanet and space port - no option to build colony ship :(


This is a bug that is still not fixed for some reason even with the latest patch 1.9.0.8. I reported this already. No colony ship design at all for humans.

1.9.0.6 Freighters, Construction Ship Explorers wont upgrate to Warp Bubble
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3348506

And warp bubble is still not added to each ship. I have to manually edit each and every one of them which is a pain to do.

I hope the devs fix this soon.

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RE: Colony ships in Shadows - 7/29/2013 11:59:50 PM   
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And warp bubble is still not added to each ship. I have to manually edit each and every one of them which is a pain to do.


Unfortunately, I believe this is currently "working as designed". When you auto-upgrade a design, the code looks through the components and checks if you have the ability to build a more advanced component that is on the upgrade path for the component - and replaces it if it finds one. With no-warp ships, there is no warp engine to replace - so the auto-upgrade code replaces nothing with nothing.

Sucks, but that's how it's designed.

Should Elliot change the behaviour? I absolutely agree with you.


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RE: Colony ships in Shadows - 7/30/2013 5:59:49 AM   
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Current auto design dont fit in const.yard size. But this information shows in design screen then you click to colony ship design. Not so transparent for player as i expect.

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