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Patch 29 Feedback topic. Sextant, ui improvements and localization preparation.

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Please provide feedback on the patch 29 here. 

 

New content and experimental changes.

  • Sextant perk
    • 2 points (price might change) perk will allow to determine your position at sea
  • Shallow water based on draught of ships (experimental change)
    • All ships below 4m draught will be allowed into shallow waters and shallow water battles
    • This includes
      • Cerberus
      • Renommee
      • Pandora
      • Surprise (L Unite)
    • Hercules and LRQ will be allowed into shallow port battles. 
    • Please make necessary preparations if needed. 
  • The game code has been almost completely prepared for localization. Localization/Tranlsation has started into main promised languages. Custom language file added for those who want to translate the game into any language for themselves or community or those who are not satisfied with our main english version
    • To use the custom file for your version of the translation:
      • Open folder Languages (currently Langs)
      • Copy the file named  _English.csv 
      • Paste and rename it to another name
      • Translate or edit that file to the language you want 
      • Save it in the standard CSV format if you open it in the Excel (file uses UTF-8)
      • Name of that file will be available in the general section of options in the drop down menu
      • File will be working properly after game has been restarted.

Fixes

  • Important: Fixed the annoying redraw of all icons when dragging items between holds and warehouse. This will significantly increase the speed of item management if you have a lot of items in holds and warehouses.
  • Fixed annoying blinking of expand button 
  • Clan leaderboards should now work properly and show statistics for the last 7 days (without weekly reset)
  • Fixed the bug that does not allow to build buildings if doubloons are in money chest
  • Fixed the bug that did not reset the exit timer when using grape against crew
  • Fixed rare crash of client during teleports
  • Fixed bug that closed port trade chat after sinking in the open world
  • Fixed visual bugs of DLC flags on Essex
  • Fixed bug that allowed the NPC fleet to reappear on the open world at the place of previous attack (if you sank any ship besides the flagship)
  • Fixed the bug that hotkey did not work if you had tooltip active (when mouseover)
  • Fixed the bug that did not let players pick rewards for previous challenge on the day new challenge starts

Improvements

  • Multiple minor fixes on the Port UI.
  • Added new shallow patrol zone Deadman's Cay (+1 shallow patrol)
  • New icons added to most trading goods
  • New warning symbol D (damaged) under LEAVE PORT button to show that your or your fleet ship needs to be repaired.
  • Added indication to Hunt and S&D missions to show 3 nearest regions where your targets can be found
  • Improved performance of port UI
  • Reduced FPS drops when opening windows.
  • Improved the performance of drag and drop - holds and warehouses no longer hide behind other windows if drag and drop is in progress
  • Barter resources are now spawned during the day (not immediately after maintenance)
  • Loot from sealed bottles has been generally improved.
  • Added 5th rate S&D missions in common non capital ports
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22 minutes ago, admin said:

Important: Fixed the annoying redraw of all icons when dragging items between holds and warehouse. This will significantly increase the speed of item management if you have a lot of items in holds and warehouses.

This is very very welcome.

25 minutes ago, admin said:

Improved the performance of drag and drop - holds and warehouses no longer hide behind other windows if drag and drop is in progress

And this.

25 minutes ago, admin said:

Loot from sealed bottles has been generally improved.

Will test this. I have probably 50 bottles laying around. Haven't opened any in months.

24 minutes ago, admin said:
  • Fixed the bug that did not reset the exit timer when using grape against crew

Thanks!

 

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32 minutes ago, Sovereign said:

I need to test if this is true... I require a Pandora now. :P

Uh why is this on the list if it's not in game...grrrrrrrrr.   My game broken ok going back to something else now....

 

Disclaimer:  If the Pandora wasn't ready for game should make not of it.

Edited by Sir Texas Sir

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Just now, Captan Thomas Fremantle said:

And where is Pandora ?

I think admin said all testers would get it on official release and it is probably only listed in patch notes to clarify, that it will be a shallow ship.... :(

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3 minutes ago, Intrepido said:

Loving the new icons and the overall increased performance of the port UI.

I would like to introduce the words "banana split" for creating stacks of spanish dried fruit.

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15 minutes ago, Sella22 said:

Where can we submit the language files for the rest of the community to use?

I thought this was the purpose of this feature to begin with... to help with localization??

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Just now, Sovereign said:

I thought this was the purpose of this feature to begin with... to help with localization??

I meant the finished product after i have done the translation into my language ;)

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This is likely an unpopular opinion, but for the PvP server, can we see more NPCs? It gives the world a bit more life and if I'm out paroling for PvP action and I see nothing, sometimes it's fun to see a frigate for a quick duel. 

As it stands now, the world (at least along the east coast of the US) is rather empty.

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2 minutes ago, Sella22 said:

I meant the finished product after i have done the translation into my language ;)

Someone could create a dedicated thread for sharing all the custom langage files. 😉

Edited by LeBoiteux
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I have severe technical issues w the game after patch 29:

Game updated and i could login normally.

I built renos for use in shallow waters. 3rd one was 5/5, so I equiped it w guns and 5 upgrades and towed to Nassau.

The tow process seemed incomplete, for 2 or 3 minutes, than it looked like I had duped the ship.

Finally it appeared in Nassau and vanished in shipyard harbor...

But , the ship had first a wrong icon (showed as Victory) after some time it showed as reno but had only 2 of its 5 upgrades left.

Upon exit/restart of the game, I could not login anymore. Both servers had - signs in all categories.

I restarted my comp, and got a directx check screen that smthg had violated directx (nothing else but NA was running)

Checking the game in steam showed no fault. 

Currently I try reinstalling the game.

 

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1 hour ago, admin said:

Shallow water based on draught of ships (experimental change)

  • All ships below 4m draught will be allowed into shallow waters and shallow water battles
  • This includes
    • Cerberus
    • Renommee
    • Pandora
    • Surprise (L Unite)
  • Hercules and LRQ will be allowed into shallow port battles. 

 

Nice idea, will make Nassau patrol a bit more varied perhaps and will give people without DLC a bit more of a competitive chance against Herc in shallows. But fact remains these ships are still inferior to Herc and shallow water PBs will be dominated by PTW-DLC again and that will be a step backwards. I'm no expert and I havn't checked the BR PB maths, but I can't see them being used much for any other reason. Everything else is welcome though.

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9 minutes ago, Powderhorn said:

Dedicated language files might actually deserve their own subforum to keep everything in one place.

I was just about to post this that we should have a Language forum section for folks that want to convert over to certian languages and have it where the files can be link with directions of how to use them and set it up.  I'm going to bet by allowing players to translate some of the none official languages they will get translated pretty fast might even get the official ones done fast too until they can be officially checked and confirmed.

I was thinking of looking at it to change some of the English words depending how it's set up so that some of the mods and stuff have a more easier understanding of what they are/do lol

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14 minutes ago, Powderhorn said:

Dedicated language files might actually deserve their own subforum to keep everything in one place.

IMO translation groups should make Clubs and then post the latest translated versions into Language sub-forums.

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So I'm testing the new perk.....It's a GPS dot.  As you can see I'm sitting right out side Marsh Harbor........I still think putting the lat/long back on the map as grids and giving some one the Lag/Long is better, cause that was actually what folks had to do back then would read a map.  I get this can be for new players but I honestly would jsut prefer the cords be on top and we have grids on map.    

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7 minutes ago, Sir Texas Sir said:

So I'm testing the new perk.....It's a GPS dot.  As you can see I'm sitting right out side Marsh Harbor........I still think putting the lat/long back on the map as grids and giving some one the Lag/Long is better, cause that was actually what folks had to do back then would read a map.  I get this can be for new players but I honestly would jsut prefer the cords be on top and we have grids on map.    

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I like it that way, even though I don't think I will use it (too many other perks and I get used to sail without it).

The result is the same as lat/long coordinates at the corner of the map in a neater, clearer way.

Nice.

imho

Edited by LeBoiteux

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6 minutes ago, Sir Texas Sir said:

So I'm testing the new perk.....It's a GPS dot.  As you can see I'm sitting right out side Marsh Harbor........I still think putting the lat/long back on the map as grids and giving some one the Lag/Long is better, cause that was actually what folks had to do back then would read a map.  I get this can be for new players but I honestly would jsut prefer the cords be on top and we have grids on map.    

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Cannot test right now, but does it update all the time or at intervals ?

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I hope it is not accurate like a GPS dot ! that circle over Marsh Harbour, I would love to see it 5 times bigger.

Also port UI is still GPU hungry, request graphics option to lock FPS to may be 15/30, just like the options in OW or Battle instance. My gpu fans go %100 in port ui, it is not like that in battle instance. @admin can you give us this fps lock for port screen ? until 2d port screen etc.

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