Can you get rid of Santa in Defcon please?

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Can you get rid of Santa in Defcon please?

Postby Legendary1 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:50 am

Every time Defcon goes on sale during the holidays, many new players are turned off by the fact that the tutorial becomes unplayable because Santa crashes the game. They load up the game, try the tutorial, the game crashes, and then they probably never try playing the game again. At this time there are dozens of complaints in the Steam Defcon Discussion forums for this issue.

3 years ago in this thread (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7956&start=15) Chris said they were working on a fix, but we never got it.

Since you guys are so busy with Prison Architect, could you please just remove Santa from the Steam version of Defcon? You would probably have to remove the Steam Achievement for nuking him too. Most new players do not even notice that Santa is flying around the map, and no one really finds it amusing.

Also, if the Steam version of Defcon was updated, it would interest players who have the game in their Steam library when they see that it received a recent update. Defcon could also appear in the "Recently Updated" section of Steam, which could get you more sales.

I understand if you can't do this because you do not have the time, and I know that it is very easy for you to ignore it year after year, since it is only temporary. But if it is a simple thing to just make the Steam Defcon version the same as the standalone Defcon version, and if you think it wouldn't break anything, could you pretty please do it? :D

Thank you!

I am posting this here because I do not think any IV staff read the Defcon forums any more.
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Re: Can you get rid of Santa in Defcon please?

Postby tllotpfkamvpe » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:09 pm

Santa just crashed a 2 hour 2v2 game. :cry:
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Re: Can you get rid of Santa in Defcon please?

Postby Chris » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:07 pm

Wait this bug still exists? Holy shit! We fixed it years ago. Somehow, we must have removed the fix.
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Re: Can you get rid of Santa in Defcon please?

Postby Endless » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:10 pm

Yea it's still around. Luckily you are off the hook until next year. :D
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Re: Can you get rid of Santa in Defcon please?

Postby Legendary1 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:13 am

Chris,

You told us about the "change the date" work around in this thread in Dec 2011. It was bumped in Dec 2013, and again in Dec 2014. Not sure why we missed 2012 :lol:
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Re: Can you get rid of Santa in Defcon please?

Postby Laika » Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:55 pm

So, it still crashes.
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Re: Can you get rid of Santa in Defcon please?

Postby Legendary1 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:57 pm

:)
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Re: Can you get rid of Santa in Defcon please?

Postby Endless » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:50 am

Another long competitive game ruined again by fucking santa. The bastard...
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Re: Can you get rid of Santa in Defcon please?

Postby atomic oracle » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:49 am

:twisted:

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