Developer Log #65

Howdy Folks!

I had originally planned for Update 29 to focus on additional options when starting a new game as well as training equipment for colonists. While this content is still in development I got a bit side tracked with various other tweaks, changes and fixes. Let’s take a look at what I’ve been doing.

Copy & Paste

A new copy paste feature is being added that will allow you to copy settings from one object to another. This includes the ability to copy storage container filters, crop settings and lighting.

Mouse Selection

I’ve dug into the mouse drag selection code to make selection more consistent and improve performance. Visuals related to object selection has been updated including area highlighting during mouse drag, selection visuals and more.

When selecting objects for deconstruction, mining or harvesting the selection graphics are now colored separately to make it more obvious which mode you are in.

Stasis capsules can no longer be selected for deconstruction if their is an occupant.

Colonist & Vehicle Selection

Colonists and vehicles now have a new selection circle. This should improve the user experience, especially on the planet map where vehicles can be hard to spot even when selected.

Additional Changes

A big complaint has been the inability to move the camera using the mouse without it snapping back to a selected colonist or vehicle. This was an oversight on my part as this already worked correctly when using the keyboard to move the camera. This has now been fixed.

Many other minor changes and improvements have been added or are being worked on. I plan to release this update next week on the experimental branch.

Thanks for all the support, feedback and bug reports. Hope everyone has a great weekend! 🙂

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