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Prison Architect Alpha 26

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:33 pm
by Chris
Alpha 26 has been released! Steam users will be automatically updated. Non-steam users can download the latest version from the builds page here:
http://www.prison-architect.com/builds.html

You need an active forum account to access the builds from our website. If you haven’t already done so, please register your game here to gain access to the builds, the private forums, the bug database and the wiki.
http://www.prison-architect.com/register

Here is our video demonstrating the work done this month.


This month was dedicated to our second Bug Bash - which means all the programmers at Introversion focussed exclusively on bug fixes for an entire month. We've spent the month slogging our way through the bug database and fixing the highest priority issues to bring you a slicker, faster, better, less buggy Prison Architect. But that's not all - NOT ONLY have we fixed 39 issues and resolved 550 duplicates, we also present a brand new feature! Tell your mates, put it on facebook, set twitter on fire, let the world know that Prison Architect now comes with a digital clock.

At the very start of the month we decided we would aim to resolve the food/kitchen/chefs bugs as a priority. If you are a regular player you have no doubt experienced chefs being dumb, food going to the wrong canteen whilst inmates starve elsewhere, and various issues around kitchen resources. In many ways the food distribution system is the most complex of all of the AI within the game, and none of these problems are 100% solvable simply because everyone builds prisons differently, and there are many variables to take into account. Players can build one or many kitchens, one or many canteens, and can hire chefs or use prison labour. They may intend one kitchen to cook for everyone, or multiple kitchens to cook for one canteen, or multiple kitchens to cook for multiple canteens. If that wasn't bad enough, each kitchen may have a security designation limiting which prisoners can work in there when, and the canteens may be designated as well such that only certain prisoners can eat there, and each category of prisoner can potentially eat at a different time of day. Sometimes you may have a mixture of prisoner types in one canteen. Just figuring out how many prisoners will be eating in a single canteen at a certain time of day is a very complex AI problem. But thanks to the work done this month we think you'll find the whole system much more reliable from now on.

We also resolved lots of nasty bugs to do with zoning your prison into different categories of prisoners. Eg prisoners failing to go to reform programs, or visitations failing, all due to the AI not taking into account the security designation of different sectors.

Normal service will now resume, and we will be getting back to adding new features to the game. See you next month!

Here's the full list of all fixed bugs:

- 0005441: [Gameplay] object_FoodWaste is not being removed properly (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0002141: [Save & Load] Can overwrite save files without warning (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0006069: [Gameplay] Supermax security prisoners are downgraded back to Max security after a murder (lim_ak) - resolved.
- 0006493: [AI & Behaviour] prisoners use the same seat/phone/shower etc (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0001589: [Control & User Interface] Request - digital clock (elDiablo) - resolved.
- 0004535: [Control & User Interface] Enumerate cells by security level (elDiablo) - resolved.
- 0003822: [Gameplay] Always Fog Of War (Chris) - resolved.
- 0004464: [Gameplay] Cooks and reform programs clash with the new regime system (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0004193: [AI & Behaviour] (Some) Prisoners won't attend Reform Programs (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0003542: [Graphics] Full-screen image flash when contraband discovered (elDiablo) - resolved.
- 0004588: [AI & Behaviour] Multiple regimes not working with classroom scheduling (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0004515: [Sound] Riot Music Continues to Play After Loading a Different Prison (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0005846: [Save & Load] Special char in user account name result in the game failing to save (John) - resolved.
- 0001358: [AI & Behaviour] Dead inmate's family still come for visitation (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0004720: [AI & Behaviour] Teacher wanders into adjacent rooms while teaching (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0003948: [Control & User Interface] dragging sound may continue playing when it shouldn't (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0003162: [Sound] Construction sound would not stop (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0006001: [Other] Name in Game ages incorrect (lim_ak) - resolved.
- 0004048: [Sound] carpenter table sound continues even when no one is working at it (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0002093: [Sound] Sirens do not turn off (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0006208: [Sound] Ringing sound when deploying guard for patrols (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0000450: [Other] Make the introduction video skippable (elDiablo) - resolved.
- 0004419: [AI & Behaviour] Having Multiple Psychiatrists running Multiple Counseling Programs causes them to jump between. (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0004528: [Control & User Interface] non-click mouse input still possible when window is not in focus (John) - resolved.
- 0005164: [Control & User Interface] Introduction Objectives (lim_ak) - resolved.
- 0002655: [Save & Load] Incident free timer resets on load (lim_ak) - resolved.
- 0003969: [AI & Behaviour] visitors may go to the wrong visitation rooms (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0000027: [AI & Behaviour] Garbage is unloaded at Deliveries (elDiablo) - resolved.
- 0005611: [Control & User Interface] Clone toolbar not visible (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0001061: [Save & Load] Prisoner's sleep state not saved (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0004784: [Control & User Interface] Policy Tab - Setting punishments to "None" resets after save & load (lim_ak) - resolved.
- 0006021: [Control & User Interface] too many informants cover the screen (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0002563: [AI & Behaviour] Prisoner released same time as family goes to meet him (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0002611: [Graphics] An Invisible Prisoner (Icepick) - resolved.
- 0005896: [Save & Load] Cannot save game. So I cannot load it neither. (John) - resolved.
- 0006020: [Gameplay] Bankruptcy when playing with unlimited funds (lim_ak) - resolved.
- 0004601: [Sound] [motherbug] Issues regarding Sound which does not stop when it should (Icepick) - closed.
- 0002461: [Sound] riots music does not stop after a riot (Icepick) - closed.
- 0004874: [Sound] Lockdown alarm continues to sound after loading a different *.prison (Icepick) - closed.


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Re: Prison Architect Alpha 26

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:40 pm
by Heffernan
FIRST! YAY!

edit: HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS FIXED MEMORY LEAKS, I LOVE YOU FOREVER!!!

Re: Prison Architect Alpha 26

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:18 pm
by GOG778
build is not showing up on the build page all i see is 25 and below

Re: Prison Architect Alpha 26

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:52 pm
by Heffernan
just so u know i started a building on a map that is X and Y enlarged by each 5x and the building costs like 3-4 million and only lags a BIT, instead when in Alpha25 it laggy building somethzing huge on a small map already..

http://rev2.re2.de/pics/2014-10-30_00001.jpg

edit: You cannot use certain BBCodes: [img]. dafuq is this crap..?

Re: Prison Architect Alpha 26

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:03 pm
by Seth2697
Thank you guys so much for mentioning and complimenting my land mine mod in the video blog!

Re: Prison Architect Alpha 26

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:03 am
by RGeezy911
Thanks for the update guys!

Re: Prison Architect Alpha 26

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:07 am
by xander
RGeezy911 wrote:Thanks for the update guys!

Oh, yeah. Sorry about that. ;)

Ditto, as well.

xander

Re: Prison Architect Alpha 26

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:46 pm
by muditk
0006021: [Control & User Interface] too many informants cover the screen (Icepick) - resolved.

This issue seems to not have been solved. I am running Alpha 26b PC Vanilla, which I'm quite sure is the latest version.

THANKS!

Re: Prison Architect Alpha 26

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:00 pm
by NeatNit
muditk wrote:0006021: [Control & User Interface] too many informants cover the screen (Icepick) - resolved.

This issue seems to not have been solved. I am running Alpha 26b PC Vanilla, which I'm quite sure is the latest version.

THANKS!

I can't really tell you specifically about this case (I don't even have the game, lol), but it's possible that it means "resolved for next release". That is, the issue was resolved in their internal builds, but there hasn't yet been an update.

Re: Prison Architect Alpha 26

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:11 am
by RichieGrape
muditk wrote:0006021: [Control & User Interface] too many informants cover the screen (Icepick) - resolved.

This issue seems to not have been solved. I am running Alpha 26b PC Vanilla, which I'm quite sure is the latest version.

THANKS!

it has been resolved....there is now a lil arrow in the top right hand corner to minimize the list

Re: Prison Architect Alpha 26

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:18 am
by JASPer.Gamer.9.0
next alpha=gangs!

RichieGrape wrote:
muditk wrote:0006021: [Control & User Interface] too many informants cover the screen (Icepick) - resolved.

This issue seems to not have been solved. I am running Alpha 26b PC Vanilla, which I'm quite sure is the latest version.

THANKS!

it has been resolved....there is now a lil arrow in the top right hand corner to minimize the list

Correct.

Re: Prison Architect Alpha 26

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:04 am
by ZnCsDad
Great update and bug hunt....
but i think i have a another one...
the Amblance keeps coming back ive had as many as 3 of them on the screen after all te dead bodies are gone.
they will keep coming until i save and reload the game.
Keep up the great work.

Re: Prison Architect Alpha 26

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:48 am
by technofiber
Looking forward to playing it just bought it :)