Not my idea, but I found it too sensible to not try it now that the S&S Editor is around:
An solution would be a "guaranteed" event like the Militia Parade on turn 2; a trader pops by selling ancient datadisks and you get to choose if you want to pay Fate Points (1? 2? Maybe scale for Discovery Speed?) to discover Solar Power or not.
So players worried they'll get ****ed by RNG can pay a sizable sum of FPs (which are rare enough it's not a free tradeoff, esp early game) to avoid getting destroyed by RNG.
Detecting tech status
Status: Partially doable
"TECH.21 < 100" does the trick for checking if Solar Panels (tech #21) are finished.
I can even use it calculate a refund if you are already finished
However in the ideal case I wanted to be able to detect if the tech was already discovered.
"Exe(346,19,REGIMEID,21)" does the trick
There is one for giving just the discovery as well, of course.
But without the ability to check for Discovery status or use 2 step decisions this is pretty useless
Decision Format to use
Status: Partially done
Gustav decisions have the maximum number of Options - 6, -1 for the "None" option.
Epsilon would allow me to avoid a lot of code duplicaiton (I figured out you can have rows that applies to any of the Options), but I can not disable options and I only got 4 options to begin wiht - so I would need a Gustav first to decide which tech to offer a 2 or 3 specific deals on (Discovery help only, Buy for Credits, buy for Fatepoints).
However a big issue with splitting them, is that I would need to be able to get the Techname, the Tech progress and grant the Tech all with the ID being stored in a variable. And even just getting the Name currently eludes me.
Make a Gustav Pattern Decision, triggered every ~20 turns, that allows buying techs for 2 Fate Points.
The techs I selected with some external help are:
- Solar Power
- Power Banks
- High Velocity gun
- Padded Environmental Suit
- Soil Filtration
< Message edited by zgrssd -- 5/13/2021 3:02:27 AM >