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by dc4bs
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Gaurds not finding tunnels. Prisoners escaping randomly also
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Gaurds not finding tunnels. Prisoners escaping randomly

It sounds to me like this is what happens when you buy the western land expansion: 1: The existing land is shifted left, out from underneath the prison. 2: The new land is added on the right and slid in under the prison. I would guess that the "object position grid" starts at 0,0 in one of...
by dc4bs
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: The way the Needs system works - and why it is flawed
Replies: 17
Views: 494

I hired enough chefs/cookers (30) to ensure feeding everyone in a 230 or so prison. Built a canteen that holds everyone at once in the very middle of the prison so everyone can get food in 1 hour and have free time after so anyone still eating can finish. The meals are at 8 AM freeing up most guards...
by dc4bs
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: [suggestion] Performance improvement (simple)
Replies: 6
Views: 293

I find with very large prisons that all seems to go OK until the game goes over around 640 Mb of RAM. I have a 2nd monitor with system and process stats up and running on it. Once that happens the lag begins and then gets worse until it's unplayable by around 750 mb and above. I once let it go till ...
by dc4bs
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: [Query] Running out of prisoners?
Replies: 21
Views: 721

I edited a save game made a few seconds after starting a large map. Gave myself a million dollars to start. Then, over 4 game days spent 965 thousand building a 224 cell prison with all the trimmings. Canteen big enough to seat all of them, 30 cooks & 30 cookers in the kitchen, 18 or so fridges,...
by dc4bs
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Contraband Items
Replies: 14
Views: 390

Concealed carry, much? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdRE-CuBms4 :D ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Erm... MAJOR EDIT: So OK. After I laughed at the pile of guns the kid pulled out I then clicked on one of the other videos at the end of the one you posted. ...
by dc4bs
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Suggestion: change delivery/storage room mechanics
Replies: 4
Views: 289

I'd be happy with just having more efficient workmen... I am currently fiddling with a large prison that has 128 saw/presses total. After an 8 hour work shift, the workmen were still unloading sheet metal deliveries FOUR HOURS after all the prisoners headed off to dinner... Ugh. So 8 workers get ass...
by dc4bs
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: [ UI Bug ] Menu items overlap on smaller resolutions.
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Maybe move the reports button to the left a bit and then run the red icons up the right side of the screen? That's pretty much unused screen real estate unless you buy the plot of land across the road... Or leave reports alone and just start the red icons above it. Also could make the blue icons hav...
by dc4bs
Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Hmm...(long)
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Path finding hammering a CPU does not seem to be the issue as far as I can tell... I'm still inclined to think it's a memory issue. PA is simply not requesting enough RAM from the OS. I have dual monitors and if I leave a task manager running on screen 2 while I play, I see 3 cores at about 15-20% u...
by dc4bs
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Hmm...(long)
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Pogo wrote:While these are pretty easy temporary solutions, they shouldn't be regarded as permanent fixes.


I agree. Just sayin... Not as bad as the OP made it sound. :)
by dc4bs
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Workers in Workshop
Replies: 3
Views: 137

when you "define" rooms they are added to a list or stack somewhere. The 1st room defined is the "primary" room. Then each other room in the order added. My prison has 5 shops. The "first" one I defined (10x34) only has 44 tables in it and 20 workers assigned. NO saws o...
by dc4bs
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Hmm...(long)
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Some of the issues like stuck guards are easy to fix. Just left-click the stuck guard and right click in a nearby open square. He'll drop what he's doing and step over there. Either he or another guard will then restart the task he was doing (escorting or searching prisoners, etc...). The above meth...
by dc4bs
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Bedsheets
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Make a sheet rope and rip a leg off the bunk. Wrap the rope around the bars. Stick the bunk leg through and start twisting... Homebrew escape tools! --- Monty Pyton "Dead parrot" sketch: C: Look, I took the liberty of examining that parrot when I got it home, and I discovered the only reas...
by dc4bs
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: [Suggestion] Faster game speed
Replies: 9
Views: 258

+1 And yes, now is not yet the time to fiddle with that sort of thing in the game. As of now, even 1x bogs down after a while and needs a restart/reload at least once per game "day" to get speed/smoothness back. As it's apparently needed to get the prisoners to change clothes in A12 anyway...
by dc4bs
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: Community Members
Topic: Lockdown circumvented by guard's keys
Replies: 9
Views: 680

For realism purposes, unless it's an electronic door , I'm not sure how the player would be able to nullify keys in a physical door within seconds, but that's another discussion. The handy tube of Crazy Glue that all of my guards are required to carry? "Holds this prisoner suspended in air!&qu...

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