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Download link: http://www.eternal-lands.com/SDLActivity-debug.apk

 

We have a proper app icon now (done by Roja).

Fixed some hardware keyboard problems.
Added some arrows around the camera rotation boxes.
Spaced out the NPC reply options to be easier to hit the right one.
Trade from storage works
The storage categories are more spaced out
The spells and manufacture windows are also closable with the back button.

 

Please delete app data before installing, to benefit from the new arrow keys on the camera rotation areas.

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No noticeable errors within the client so far, other than the loading screen looks a bit buggy, but nothing affecting gameplay. The only thing I'd suggest is what was said in channel 6 last night over right clicking for options, like alphabetical storage.
Also, maybe an option for skill bars in the HUD? Not required of course, but maybe the select few we can put in the bottom bar next to EMU. Other than that, I'd say it is ready for the full release to Google Play!

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Hi. After clearing data and launching the new client, I cannot see character names. I attached a usb keyboard and tried to alt n but it did nothing.

Device is samsung galaxy s7.

 

Edit: Ok, nevermind, I figured out what happened. The name seems to disappear when camera perspective is under 0.40.

It still shows at 0.10 on the desktop client.

Edited by hussam

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ok tested a few things,

Space bar issue fixed, thanks

disconnecting the bluetooth keyboard when client is live causes crash, (el client not responding message)

 

the camera rotation boxes appear as solid blue rectangles only opaque not transparent, no arrows or other features ass with them, they work as before

 

the player mob dots on mini map still to small, the map scale works fine, but doesnt increase said dots at same time

 

still an excellent client,

 

Google pixel C Tablet

 

Are you able to make use of long press in the el client radu? maybe trade with characters and the opening of mini map could make use of this if able to, the latter being long press on map icon

Edited by caladina

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I never said I changed anything with the minimap. I don't plan to make more changes to it, it's not a feature that many people are going to use, and it's almost useless on phones. I am trying to keep the interface as minimalistic as possible.

As for trading with chars, I am not sure what you mean with long press... Can you be more specific? Why would you need that for trading?

Regarding the solid blue bars, I can't reproduce the problem on any of my devices, but redownload the client please, I made some changes that I hope will fix it.

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The name seems to disappear when camera perspective is under 0.40. It still shows at 0.10 on the desktop client.

 

OK, that's what's happening to me also. Names show at .40, vanish at .39. I run 0.05 on main.

 

They also vanish if you enable Isometric-View.

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i now see the arrows on the blue oblongs, personally i prefered the first version, bt i guess these are more obvious to new andy players

 

long press is when you press and hold the screen, like when you pull up widgets in android etc

 

yes i know you never said you were going to change anything in mini map, i was just saying was all.

mini map is more likely to be used but tabletiers so it would have the screen space useage, on a phone i can see your point its something of a brussel sprout

 

i like brussel sprouts

Edited by caladina

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I know what you meant by long press. I only asked why would that be necessary. It's a bit painful I think, to do it in order to trade (especially if the person moves).

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I want to keep it as minimalistic as possible, because the screen space is a valuable resource on phones. You can check your action points in the stats window.

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I asked for the minimap but it is worse than useless with dots of at most one pixel for players and mobs.Right now the minimap is a waste of space, on the main client it is an essential feature and something I always use.

I tried playing but cannot fight any mobs or find the NPCs I need to talk to at night.

Mixing is a royal nuisance with the one mix/click.

At night visibility is poor, changing the gamma had no effect.

I keep walking instead of clicking on mobs or trying to close a window. eating items from inv window requires me to switch to "use" mode first.

It looks great but usability is poor.

I wouldn't dream on fighting anything challenging on there, since you cannot dis/tele or do anything else that requires a coordinated sequence of actions. Event fighting giant spiders on a 10.1" Galaxy Tab 3 is annoying, and they are huge targets.

Targeting is awkward, would be much improved if we got the "clicking on the name" option back. trying to hit a small spider is a study in frustration.

Is there a way to reduce the size of the bag-window and make it a 1-click pick up of a bag? grabbing creature drops requires several taps, so I just leave stuff lying around.

A lot of settings don't seem to do anything and/or don't get saved on exiting.

Power consumption is high in spite of reducing settings to a minimum and turning all nice features off. Game has drained my tablet several times now, every time requiring me to open the tablet for a hard reset (disconnect/connect) of the battery so it will charge again. This is a Samsung Galaxy issue, but with EL draining the battery this fast and not stopping the client when I log off, it is currently preventing me from testing any further.

I am back to using the limited old client, cant talk to NPCs but mixing and harvesting are much more convenient.

If this is the final Android client, then I am not going to test it any further. Seen enough, not compatible with small critter fighting, Lenny, Joker, pear or Ivan hunting, mixing large quantities or making a lot of different items. This pretty much sums up all the things I enjoy doing in EL, so I guess it is just not compatible with my playstyle. Since that playstyle rarely costs a rosto, I assume it is not interesting as a client base.

Nice try.

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I am getting the double number issue as well. I'm using an amazon fire tablet.

 

Zaffi

 

Can you give me the name/model of the keyboard?

And is this problem only when using an external keyboard, or the software one too?

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I have used it for a bit now.

 

I like the graphics.

 

My concern is generally understood UI. Some parts of it are just too small for me to click (Galaxy S6), eg. menu items - I tried the infamous pinch gesture to scale them (a habit for most of android users by now). Some tweaks from maxine posts, that would make gameplay simplified in comparison to PC would be good. If they work - maybe some them could be introduced to PC client as well?

 

All in all, I like the direction it goes to. I hope to see it develop further.

Edited by Vanyel

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Which parts of the UI did you have problems with?

I already resized some of the menus that people had trouble with, such as the NPC reply window and the storage categories.

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In release 6, bone eating did not seem to work. Is that fixed now?

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.pocketworkstation.pckeyboardmay be somewhat useful. Not like it is convenient, but you can do the turn right, turn left, step forward, tab, ` using that keyboard. You can also do alt-# qnd ctrl-# whih are pointless unless in console.

 

I will go get the newer app now.

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