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* All table headers now surrounded by a 1pt thick box. * Keyboard Guide page * Includes missing Mac keys. * Explanation of ID Recognition effects on pylon systems. * Corrected information in relation to game paused * HUD page has had half the bitmaps replaced with vectors.(WIP) * First General Information page. * Vector images now replace all bitmaps on this page. * Equipment Guide now split into Weapons Guide and Equipment Guide due to space restrictions. * Equipment and Weapons Guides now has icons showing what category each item belongs too. * Government Guide now lists numbers of both Police and Pirates. * Added type icon to entries in Commodities Guide, which links to the Economy Guide. * Economy Guide show what a economy imports and exports. * Entries in the Combat Rank guide now directly matches what is shown on the Commander’s Profile page. * Legal Status and GCW Interstellar Laws moved to next page. * Second General Information page. * Legal Status corrected to reflect actual game mechanics. * GCW Interstellar Crimes & Bounties (was GCW Orbital Laws) altered to better reflect the game mechanics * Joystick Controls updated for new ‘Target Nearest Incoming Missile’ function. * Added table showing other controls available when the game is paused. * Game Settings table moved to next page. * Third General Information page. * Options Menu corrected and sorted by version (all, Mac only, Linux & Windows only.) * Game Configuration updated and split into two. Features now sorted by OS (all, Mac, Linux & Windows.) * Tables in Commander’s Log has 1 pt lines now.
This is will most likely be the last version of the current design. I’ve reached the terminal limit of what can be done in a word-processor. (Doing these corrections caused Open Office crash every 5 minuets.) The next draft will have to be rebuilt from scratch using a different technology. This raises a few new issues that I want to hash out with you folks before I start.
So, which technology to use? One of the biggest issues is making it accessible. It’s all very well turning out the final product but it’s the source that matters. It has to be in a format that is accessible to everyone, regardless of OS or preferred application. The issues I’ve had in exporting the last version of the RS into MS doc format from OpenDoc format, and the less than stellar results, makes me never want to do it again.
This also is important for the other documents I’m working on. I want to use one system, that everyone can agree on. I believe I have a solution, but before I explain it I would like to hear (read) your ideas first (just in-case you come up with something better. )