Space Simulator

General Category => Development news => Topic started by: jcarrion on October 28, 2015, 06:08:42 AM

Title: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: jcarrion on October 28, 2015, 06:08:42 AM
Android version 1.0.4 , with lots of improvements is out.

But before you rush tu update it......

-There have been some circunstances that has forced us to change the app descriptor. ( bad planning ).  That means that-for Google Play - 1.0.4 is indeed a new app, and no an update from 1.0.3  .

That means that you would need to purchase it again ....but  we are refunding in full the previous ( 1.0.3 )  one.   So for you is -as it should be - a free upgrade.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brixtondynamics.spacesimulator

So , when you purchase 1.0.4  - , send us an email to refunds@brixtondynamics.co.uk  with the approximate date/postcode of your last (1.0.3 )  purchase , and we will order Google to refund your 1.0.3 purchase in the next 24 hours.

And remember ,  is again a 'fresh' app , so is highly deppendant on the ratings.  We deppends on sales to keep on developing ... and sales deppend mostly on fauvorable ratings. .. :)

I va taken every measure to make sure this mess doesnt happen again .I.,e.   1.0.5 will be a free 'normal' upgrade. And so on .

Thanks , and sorry again for any inconvenience .

Javier.
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: machala on October 28, 2015, 11:00:48 AM
Mmm... What a shame it got this complicated :(

Can I ask you if you increased the sim's price or it's a mistake of google play?
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: jcarrion on October 28, 2015, 11:21:32 AM
hi Machala.

yep. It has been a mess , but the sooner we corrected the situation the better. Thanks god It has happened only for Androids. Anyway ,  as soon as people upgrades to 1.0.4 should be fine by then . 

Regarding price... It should be the same . Isnt it ?  

Is it different now ?
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: machala on October 28, 2015, 04:10:22 PM
I am in the Czech republic. Previously the price was around 146 CZK and now it is 181. Don't think any exchange rate changes can explain that... Perhaps Google started to charge more for currency conversions? 146 CZK was approx. 5 bucks + VAT. 181 is more like 6-7. Unfortunately Google never shows me the pricing in the original currency.

Anyway, I don't care, I just want to make sure there's nothing wrong with the package and it is the right one before I purchase it.
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: jcarrion on October 28, 2015, 06:02:29 PM
hi. 

mmm , I ll get the price back to 146. Things is that we selected the prices , initially from iOS ,  that has a fixed "tier1,2,3" etc price mapping . 
So we (erroneously kept  the prices as they were 4 months ago ) . Since then , the relation beetween Euro/Dollar/Pound has change a lot . 

Give us a minute ,  we ll get the price in CZK as before .  :)

and send us an email with your previous purchase date , so we can refund you :)

Thanks 
j
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: machala on October 28, 2015, 06:41:06 PM
Thank you very much! Price is 146 now, 1.0.4 purchased and e-mail for a refund sent.

Thanks a lot again for your great support!
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: machala on October 28, 2015, 07:07:30 PM
So I tested the new 1.0.4 and the situation actually got worse for me... the whole earth lost its textures and some objects like spacecraft and cab desks are unnaturally dark or actually black.

I know that my Tegra 3 is showing its age, but anyway this sim is probably not very Tegra friendly. Nevermind, perhaps it will improve with new versions or I may get a new tablet in time.

What I would really welcome is a Steam/PC version. I have several gaming PCs and a laptop too, would work very well there I believe. PC already has Orbiter 2010, but the fact your space sim is a nice all-in-one package (you don't have to download various mods here or there), plus there are some nice missions and tutorials etc. could give it the edge.

P.S. I already received a message that the refund had been issued. What a speed!
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: jcarrion on October 28, 2015, 07:42:11 PM
hi Machala.

could you send / post us a screenshot ?
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: machala on October 28, 2015, 08:10:49 PM
Unfortunately could not get the screenshot function to work on the tablet, so i at least took some pictures with my smartphone. However I dont see a way how I could attach the pictures to this forum... ?

"Attachments and other options" section below this text box does not contain any attachment option in fact.
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: jcarrion on October 28, 2015, 08:11:20 PM
hi Machala (no need to upload the screenshot , I just found what the issue is ) 

This link http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/unity-5-2-0f3-black-textures.354187/#post-2339491  relates almost 100% to your issue of the black textures on Tegra's . It is a bug of Unity3D Engine -the editor from  which Space Sim is created-  

 They (  Unity people) have  just release a fix for it  -we re downloading it  rightaway- so will update the build with the fix in 1-2 days .  
 
Thanks for pointing out !  and sorry again for any inconvenience !  

J
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: machala on October 28, 2015, 08:48:18 PM
You're welcome, thanks!
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: machala on October 31, 2015, 04:54:38 PM
Finally got the refund today, thanks a lot. But no sign of the new version fixing the texture issue on Tegras. Are you planning to release it soon? Or it's waiting for google's approval now?
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: jcarrion on November 01, 2015, 03:51:46 AM
HI . 
Look at your email. We sent you a build with Tegra3 texture fix ..  ( I think )
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: machala on November 01, 2015, 06:02:10 AM
Hi,

thanks a lot. However I just sent you an email reply, seems I don't have the rights to download the apk.

Jan
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: jcarrion on November 01, 2015, 11:47:36 AM
anyway ... we are uploading to Google store version 1.0.5 which has -amonth other stuff- 

1->Fix for Tegra3 GPU devices 

2-> A totally new , rendering engine   option , so you can choose beetween both (Scattered and vertex-lit ). Definitely one of the two will run on the device. It should be ready tonight (as Sunday ) . Monday worst case scenario :)
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: machala on November 01, 2015, 02:14:06 PM
Great news, thanks! Perhaps the alternate rendering will give me better performance...
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: machala on November 03, 2015, 01:14:55 PM
The worst case scenario got even worse apparently. Tuesday and I see Google play still at 1.0.4 ;)
Title: Re: Android Version 1.0.4 is READY FOR SALE
Post by: jcarrion on November 03, 2015, 05:54:19 PM
Hi Machala.  We were considering launching 1.0.5 at the same time as iOS (that means one week from now , as iOS require some aproval from Apple's guys)

but if you send me your  *@gmail registered address  ( the one you use with your phone ),  I ll send the build directly to you throught Google Play. 

Thanks!