[snapshot] Alpha 10 Released

The first snapshot of the last iteration of the Alpha 10 is released.
Since it is only a snapshot release it doesn’t constitutes the full release of this alpha 10, but it is one more stage toward this direction. I doing these snapshots to avoid to do only one release in 2 years, so I split them until the final package.
You can wait for the final and “official” release, if you whish so.

The alpha 10 [] is released.

FARC is bundled in one setup file and is now supporting 64 bits systems only.
Meaning anything from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
I only using setup files from now because it will be easier for any user to update the files than a manual archived version.

You can download and update your installation if you had installed via the setup file the version.

If not (older version and/or manually installed version) please delete your installation directory before installing this setup.

If you encounter any problems at launch, don’t forget to delete the “farcolony” directory and all its content in your C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\
Since FARC is heavily modified often, its save and configuration files are affected, especially with this version.

Setup is here: FARColony-alpha_10-

Working Dates & Lines of Code
From 2018-09-17 to 2018-12-23
Lines of Code: 114,430 (+3,478 lines)

What’s Next?
Tomorrow I will start to work on the next stage of the Alpha 10, the 0.6.17 version. Here is a summarized list of the main points of development of it:

  • The implementation of the Weather and Geophysics System (WEAGES) including effects of it in the game (like how it can affect the structural integrity of infrastructures).It will be the only real new feature until the completion of the alpha 10.
  • Full standardization of the user’s interface for its appearance and behavior.
  • Updates of the Knowledge Base.
  • Addition of assets I haven’t added in this release; 2D pictures, icons and new infrastructures.

Yes I haven’t added the infrastructures and other assets in this release, as I planned. But it will be the first thing I will start to do tomorrow (I have days off because of Christmas and New Year holidays).

There is also no more project with the online updater. The solution I had wasn’t really interesting to me in the end.

That’s all for now, I must update a few parts of the website and that will be all for today (December 23  late/early to December 24 hehe).

Thanks for your interest and stay tuned!