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#1 martin

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Posted 16.12.2014 - 11:09

This thread will contain all the updates applied to the Quimby game world during the Early Access phase.

 

For a general overview of what's new in 6.2, see this announcement: 

Please also read the FAQ about Quimby, v6.2 and Early Access (English and German): http://community.air...rly-access-faq/


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Posted 16.12.2014 - 11:10

Update v6.2b-14-ga84d280

  • CHANGE*: Use monospace font in dashboard notepad.
  • CHANGE: Only collapse (success) feedback messages when there is more than one.
  • CHANGE*: Use higher contrast font color in tables, darker color for sub-headings.
  • BUGFIX: Terminal changes made in scheduling would not always be applied to flight assignments, causing "ghost departures" in terminals view.
  • BUGFIX: Fuel price range on portal page was limited to a single year.

 

* Might require browser refresh to become effective.


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Posted 17.12.2014 - 10:50

v6.2b-20-gf619ebe

  • CHANGE: Allow deletion of flight numbers with only speed-override-based flight assignments.
  • BUGFIX: Don't display flights without aircraft assignments in public schedules.
  • BUGFIX: Validate number field on blur when editing a flight number.
  • BUGFIX: Only show "remove" icon for transfer flights that have not been started yet.
  • BUGFIX: Wrong label in alliance membership application polls for new members that are ineligible to vote.
  • BUGFIX: Pricing tool would only apply new prices to airport pairs, not flight segments.
     

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Posted 07.01.2015 - 18:02

Update v6.2b-25-g96d3735

 

Work on another bug (not part of this patch yet) has taken far longer than planned and I'm still busy dealing with it. So only some rather tiny fixes for now. More fixes and - more importantly - some features and improvements, will follow in one of the next updates.

  • BUGFIX: No colors in profit and loss statement.
  • BUGFIX: Links in headings of Light Theme were too dark. 
  • BUGFIX: Wrong background in slot column in route evaluation. 
  • BUGFIX: Curfew not showing correctly in route evaluation.
  • BUGFIX: Flag missing in airline signatures.

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Posted 15.01.2015 - 18:28

Update v6.2b-31-ga179785

  • NEW: Button to quickly open missing stations on airport pair pages.
  • NEW: Leasing Page: "show all" link for aircraft type filter.
  • CHANGE: Make speed override input a text field to decrease load times.
  • BUGFIX: Flight day scheduling info would disappear after applying changes.
  • BUGFIX: Connections between same aircraft should be possible in analyzer.

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Posted 16.01.2015 - 16:28

Update v6.2b-33-g91e9ca3

  • NEW: "Classic" Theme selectable in settings.

 

[EN]

 

Everyone who's seen yesterdays live-stream has probably been aware of the fact that I have a "classic" theme for AirlineSim in the works. Since many of you are neither happy with the new dark nor the new light theme, the classic theme might be an acceptable compromise. It doesn't look quite as polished as the old theme or any of the new themes, but it brings back a lot of the familiar elements and - most importantly - colors from the old theme.

 

Note that this is work-in-progress and that this variation will never look "perfect". The HTML has been more or less completely adapted to the new themes and there's only so much I can do with CSS to make it look like the old theme. If you are a CSS wizard and have a few more tricks up your sleeve to get closer to the original, let me know.

 

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Jeder der den gestrigen Live-Stream verfolgt hat wird gesehen haben, dass ich ein "Classic" Theme für AirlineSim in Arbeit habe. Da viele von euch weder mit dem neuen dunklen noch dem neuen hellen Theme besonders zufrieden waren, könnte das Classic Theme einen brauchbaren Kompromiss darstellen. Es sieht nicht ganz so glattgeschliffen aus wie das alte Design oder die neuen Themes, aber es bringt eine Menge altbekannte Elemente und vor allem die Farben des alten Themes zurück.

 

Bitte beachtet, dass es sich hierbei um "work-in-progress" handelt und dass diese Theme-Variante nie "perfekt" aussehen wird. Der HTML-Code des Spiels wurde mehr oder weniger vollständig für die neuen Themes angepasst und die Möglichkeiten, diesen mit CSS wie das alte Design aussehen zu lassen, sind begrenzt. Wenn es unter euch CSS-Profis gibt die eventuell noch den einen oder anderen Trick kennen, mit dem man näher an das Original kommen könnte, dann wäre ich für Tipps dankbar.


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Posted 16.01.2015 - 18:01

Update v6.2b-38-g41c6c53

 

Another set of small improvements to call it a day/week:

  • NEW: Flight number search field on flight number pages now working.
  • NEW: Leasing Page: Sortable age column added to aircraft tables.
  • NEW: Inventory: Display aircraft type code next to flight number.
  • CHANGE: Adjusted flight number finder widget to new design.

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Posted 22.01.2015 - 18:53

Update v6.2b-49-g00f4720

 

This is a fairly large update, affecting several core components of the game:

  • NEW: Scheduling: Added flight number overview and route map for selected airport pair.
  • NEW: "Market Analysis" page to separate market observation from booking monitoring (Inventory).
  • NEW: Inventory: Load summary
  • NEW: Inventory: Added Route Map
  • NEW: Route Evaluation: Per-leg link to new market analysis page.
  • NEW: Flight Number Page: Add link to market analysis in head of flight segment tab.
  • NEW: Flight Number Page: Added inventory view on segment tab.
  • NEW: Flight Number Page: Add route map.
  • NEW: Flight Number Page: Quicklinks in head of flight segment tab to flight number segments matching the airport pair.
  • CHANGE: Area restrictions for new buildings and building extensions have been removed.
  • CHANGE: Inventory: Moved airport pair settings above inventory listing and below new load summary.
  • CHANGE: Inventory: Removed market share stats and "All Flights" tab (now to be found on Market Analysis page).

 

Some comments concerning the most important changes:

 

Restructuring of Inventory

 

This is a core part of the game and I wasn't really happy with it yet. Most importantly, too much stuff was on a single page. Also, players complained that it was hard to get a quick overview of the current load situation. To address this, there now exists a matrix aggregating the loads of all flights on the selected airport pair by service class and flight day. This way, you can quickly figure out the loads of finished flights (yesterday) and of those still open for booking.

 

Directly below this summary, you can now find the airport pair settings. This way, load monitoring and the settings are closer together which probably makes the work-flow of adjusting prices based on current loads easier for most people.

 

The lower part of Inventory now only contains the full inventory view with filtering settings as you know them. The load charts below also adhere to those filter settings.

 

New "Market Analysis" page

 

Inventory is - as the name suggests - about your current offering. Market share statistics and capacities of other airlines really don't fit into it. Therefore I decided to create this new page. The idea here is that if you want to a.) find new routes to fly or b.) want to keep an eye on the competition, you can do it here. I think that in the future, we could also add more functionality to this page, providing more insights into the market (maybe new marketing features?).

 

Space restrictions for buildings dropped

 

To prevent people from exploiting the limited space at airports to block other players from expanding and as a reaction to how overbooked ground handling will work in 6.2, the space restrictions have been dropped altogether. This means, you can build as many as as large buildings as you like.


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Posted 22.01.2015 - 19:04

A note concerning v6.2b-49-g00f4720: The availability display on the new Market Analysis page doesn't quite work as expected yet. Will fix it asap.

 

EDIT: Fixed.


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Posted 23.01.2015 - 15:00

Update v6.2b-57-g7c2c4a9

 

This is just a small update to wrap up this week's work. 

  • CHANGE: Miscellaneous tweaks to Classic Theme.
  • CHANGE: Scheduling: Move flight number overview and map to bottom of page.
  • CHANGE: Improve way game behaves when user has run out of credits.
  • BUGFIX: Fix display of flight status panel in "Classic Theme"
  • BUGFIX: Deleting service profile that's still assigned to airport pair causes error.
     

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Posted 26.01.2015 - 18:00

Update v6.2b-62-g9792013

  • NEW: Speed overrides now cause increased fuel consumption. (1)
  • NEW: Speed parameter in performance tool. (1)
  • CHANGE: Filter settings of Connection Analyzer get persisted. (2)
  • CHANGE: Sort states of data tables get persisted (2). So far this had been added to:
    • Fleet Management
    • Inventory
    • Connection Analyzer
    • Leasing Contracts
    • Stations
    • Station Load Statistics
    • Load Monitoring

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Re (1): Note that is a super-simple, linear model that merely serves the purpose of giving the speed overrides a little disadvantage. See this as a placeholder until we have a better performance model in place. Either way, the new model can reduce your maximum payload and even cause missions to be impossible to operate. To make it easier to check what works and what doesn't, a speed parameter has been added to the Performance Tool.

 

Re (2): Both of these features use the infrastructure that's used for all "custom settings" in AS. That means, the settings can be different for every company and are inherited by subsidiaries unless overridden. 

 

 

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Re (1): Bitte beachtet, dass es sich hierbei um ein super-einfaches, lineares Modell handelt, welches lediglich den Speed Overrides einen kleinen Nachteil verschaffen soll. Seht es also als einen Platzhalter an, bis wir das verbesserte Performancesystem fertig haben. Trotzdem kann das neue Modell die maximale Zuladung reduzieren und sogar dafür sorgen, dass bestimmte Missionen nicht mehr geflogen werden können. Damit man leichter herausfinden kann was funktioniert und was nicht, wurde dem Performance-Tool ein Geschwindigkeits-Parameter spendiert.

 

Re (2): Beide dieser Features nutzen die Infrastruktur die für alle "Custom Settings" in AirlineSim verwendet wird. Das heißt, die Einstellungen können sich von Unternehmen zu Unternehmen unterscheiden und werden an Tochterunternehmen vererbt, sofern sie dort nicht überschrieben wurden.


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Posted 29.01.2015 - 11:23

Update v6.2b-74-gf714822

  • NEW: Add all/none/invert selection links to aircraft flights tab.
  • NEW: Added "save settings only" button to airport pair settings (Inventory and Flight Number page).
  • NEW: Paging navigation on station page (respecting order setting from overview).
  • CHANGE: Moved support widget to bottom, adjusted footer accordingly.
  • CHANGE: German translation of 6.2 features/changes completed.
     

[DE]

 

Dieses Release ist vor allem für unsere deutschsprachigen Spieler interessant: Nun ist auch endlich die deutsche Übersetzung der neuen Features von 6.2 abgeschlossen. Es handelt sich noch um eine frühe Version, solltet ihr also über holprige Formulierungen oder inkonsistente Begriffe stolpern, dann gebt uns bitte Bescheid.


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Posted 19.02.2015 - 09:47

Update v6.2b-92-gf35f7a9

  • NEW: Help article on Income Statement.
  • NEW: Help article on Slots.
  • CHANGE: Display slots and slot availability on airport page.
  • CHANGE: Temporarily disable flight cancellations due to overbooked passenger terminals.
  • CHANGE: Remove old pie charts, replace with embedded bars in market share statistics.
  • CHANGE: More prominent display of (always white) aircraft picture on type page (experimental).
  • CHANGE: Limit width of contractual partners table on airline page.
  • BUGFIX: Contract update time in Station -> Ground Handling would not adhere to user's time setting.
  • BUGFIX: Fix display glitches in classic theme.

[EN] 

 

This is probably the last bigger update before the general release of AS 6.2. As such, it also disables cancellation of flights due to overbooked terminals. A final release date will probably be announced later this week.

 

[DE]

 

Dies ist wahrscheinlich das letzte größere Update vor dem allgemeinen Release von AS 6.2 Entsprechend wurden Flugstreichungen durch überbuchte Terminals nun deaktiviert. Der finale Releasetermin wird vermutlich im Laufe der Woche bekannt gegeben. 


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Posted 26.02.2015 - 10:27

Update v6.2b-100-gbdee6ca

 

I just started the upgrade of Idlewild to the current beta version. These changes are included as well:

  • NEW: Polish localization (a big "Thank you!" goes out to johnny19 for providing this!).
  • CHANGE: Adjusted wording in Income Statement help article.
  • CHANGE: Localized abbreviations on scheduling page.
  • CHANGE: Various localization changes.
  • BUGFIX: Fix display glitch in ORS.
  • BUGFIX: Fix broken ground transport image in ORS.

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Posted 26.02.2015 - 15:42

Update v6.2b-105-gb52bcc9

 

First post-roll-out hotfix includes:

  • CHANGE: Station title shows full airport name.
  • CHANGE: Airport drop-downs in pricing tool show full airport name and IATA code.
  • CHANGE Airport drop-downs in load monitoring show full airport name and IATA code.
  • CHANGE: Show full name, sub-division and country when hovering over many airport/airport code links.
  • BUGFIX: Prevent internal errors when calling alliance/airline info pages without ID.

Concerning changed airport name displays in 6.2, also check this thread. More adjustments in this matter will follow soon.


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Posted 01.03.2015 - 10:01

Update v6.2b-111-g9adda3f

 

A small Sunday morning patch:

  • CHANGE: Use full airport name in origin selection of airport pair pages.
  • CHANGE: Allow one-minute steps in departure offsets. 
  • CHANGE: Add social media links to community menu.
  • BUGFIX: Earnings from aircraft sales were missing in income statement.

The upgrade is moving to Quimby and Idlewild as we speak.


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Posted 02.03.2015 - 10:47

Update v6.2-0-gac6a3d8

 

[EN] This is the release version of AirlineSim 6.2 that will be rolled out to all game worlds today. No code changes were added since the last patch, but there are updates to the airport data. You can find the data change-log attached to this post. Note that the data patch will happen some time after the upgrade to 6.2. 

 

[DE] Dies ist die Release-Version von AirlineSim 6.2 die heute in allen Spielwelten installiert werden wird. Es gab seit dem letzten Patch keine Code- aber dafür einige Datenänderungen. Ein entsprechendes Change-Log habe ich an diesen Post angehängt. Bitte beachtet, dass der Datenpatch mit einer gewissen Zeitverzögerung nach dem eigentlichen Upgrade auf 6.2 durchgeführt wird. 

 

Attached File  data-patch_2015.pdf   54.43KB   286 downloads


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Posted 03.03.2015 - 17:50

Update v6.2-6-gb3088aa

  • NEW*: Re-add option to fix navigation to top of screen (enabled by default, unless previously disabled).
  • CHANGE: Display remaining terminal capacity in ground services tab and on service contract proposal.
  • CHANGE*: Right-align table headers in fleet table and Facts&Figures tab on airline page.
  • CHANGE: Airport Pair Pages: Hide destination list on small devices, add destination drop-down, make origin/destination dropdown searchable.
  • CHANGE*: Update fav-icon.
  • BUGFIX**: "create flight number" button in scheduling wasn't localized

* [EN] Might require a hard refresh in your browser to become effective/work correctly.

* [DE] Erfordert ggf. einen harten Refresh im Browser um (korrekt) zu funktionieren.

** [EN] Non-English translations will follow with next translation patch and only if only addressed by the respective translator.

** [DE] Deutsche Übersetzung folgt mit nächstem Übersetzungs-Patch

 

 

[EN] This is the first patch since the general roll-out of 6.2. It's mainly smaller improvements based on your feedback so far. We continue to read and evaluate all feedback and will do what we can to make the transition as easy as possible (within the given limits of our roadmap). The most import change in this update is probably the ability to fix the navigation bars to the top of the screen, which should reduce scrolling on both desktop and mobile devices. This behavior can be disabled in your game settings if you prefer a non-fixed navigation

 

[DE] Dies ist der erste Patch nach dem allgemeinen Release von 6.2. Er beinhaltet vor allem kleinere Verbesserungen basierend auf den Rückmeldungen die wir bisher erhalten haben. Wir lesen und evaluieren auch weiterhin alle Eingaben und bemühen uns, die Umstellung so einfach wie möglich zu gestalten (innerhalb der durch unsere langfristige Planung gegebenen Möglichkeiten). Die wichtigste Änderung ist vermutlich, dass man nun wieder die Navigations-Balken am oberen Fensterrand fixieren kann, was sowohl auf Desktops als auch auf Mobilgeräten das Scrollen reduzieren sollte. Dieses Verhalten kann in Spieleinstellungen abgeschaltet werden, falls ihr eine nicht-fixe Navigation bevorzugt.

 


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Posted 05.03.2015 - 17:51

Update v6.2-24-g026d3db

  1. NEW: Inventory: Allow to group inventory by flight (persisted as custom setting).
  2. NEW: Overview of handling capacities on stations page.
  3. CHANGE: Minimal tab-indexes in "new flight number" form in flight planning (flight number -> origin -> destination -> submit).
  4. CHANGE: Added text-select for stations in various locations, including flight planning.
  5. CHANGE*: Experimental/untested: Allow users to disable responsiveness of interface.
  6. CHANGE: Persist selected tab on station page.
  7. CHANGE: Aircraft Market: Move immediate purchase button to left of bid button, use warning color for both.
  8. BUGFIX: Only allow navigation to be fixed when screen is high enough to fit the whole menu.
  9. BUGFIX*: Use different font in operations control for better legibility.
  10. BUGFIX: Remove wrong background of condition field in aircraft asset management.
  11. BUGFIX*: Prevent unnecessary line breaks in income statement.
  12. BUGFIX: Load summary in Inventory now displays dynamic amount of days based on flights actually booked in.
  13. BUGFIX: Flight number overview in Scheduling now sorted by flight number.
  14. BUGFIX: Update total handling capacities whenever service contract is updated to clear wrong cargo values caused by patch to 6.2.
  15. BUGFIX: Selected origin would display in destinations list on airport pair pages.

* [EN] Might require a hard refresh in your browser to become effective/work correctly.
* [DE] Erfordert ggf. einen harten Refresh im Browser um (korrekt) zu funktionieren.

 

[EN] 

 

Some remarks concerning the most important changes:

  • Re 1.) This is a first step in bringing back some of the usability of the old "Route Management" while maintaining the general structure of the new Inventory page required for future developments. Please let me know what you think, all feedback is welcome and will be taken into account for further improvements.
  • Re 2.) This tab on the Stations page allows airlines with a large amount of private ground handling to get a quick overview of their capacities booked per terminal. Note that I didn't put all that much effort into it: It's supposed to give a general overview and I think it does that.
  • Re 5.) Based on the idea of a fellow developer I added the option to disable all "responsive" features of AS 6.2 for those that don't like the way the interface looks and behaves on very small screens. Note though that this feature is experimental in nature and mostly untested at this point in time!

[DE] 

 

Einige Anmerkungen zu den wichtigsten Änderungen:

  • Re 1.) Dies ist der erste Schritt auf dem Weg, einige bekannte Bedienmuster aus der alten "Routenverwaltung" zurückzubringen, ohne dabei die generelle neue Struktur aufzugeben, die für zukünftige Entwicklungen benötigt wird. Bitte lasst mich wissen was ihr davon haltet. Konstruktive Kritik ist gerne gesehen und wird für weitere Verbesserungen in Betracht gezogen.
  • Re 2.) Dieser zusätzliche Tab in der Stationen-Liste sollte vor allem Airlines helfen einen Überblick über ihre Handlingkapazitäten zu gewinnen, die an vielen Flughäfen privates Handling gebucht haben. Bitte beachtet, dass ich mich hier nicht allzu sehr verkünstelt habe: Der Tab soll einen Überblick verschaffen, und ich denke das tut er.
  • Re 5.) Basierend auf einer Idee eines befreundeten Entwicklers habe ich die Option eingebaut, alle "Responsive" Features von AS 6.2 komplett zu deaktivieren, falls euch der Look des Spiels auf sehr kleinen Bildschirmen nicht zusagt. Bitte beachtet allerdings, dass dieses Feature aktuell von Natur aus experimentell ist und noch nicht wirklich getestet wurde!

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Posted 05.03.2015 - 18:16

[EN]

 

Further Info on Update v6.2-24-g026d3db

 

The new capacity tab on the Stations page still displays some wrong data at this point due to a buggy script in the upgrade to 6.2. I'll address these issues in another patch as soon as possible.

 

[DE]

 

Weitere Info zu Update v6.2-24-g026d3db

 

Die neue Kapazitätsübersicht auf der Stationen-Seite zeigt gegenwärtig teilweise noch falsche Daten, die durch ein fehlerhaftes Skript im Upgrade auf 6.2 zustande gekommen sind. Ich kümmere mich in einem kommenden Patch um das Problem.


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