British English and American Versions?

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British English and American Versions?

Postby Maraio1 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:11 pm

Heya,
I was just wondering, as Introversion is a British Company. Then why is the money in Dollars ($) and not Great British Sterling (£). Also, the emergencies button is 911 (the American Emergency line) and not 999 (the British Emergency line). This is just a bit of a wonder, and sort of request, so that way we can have two versions of it.

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Postby Collic001 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:24 pm

I don't really think it matters. I would assume those have been used because they are more instantly recognisable to everyone than the english counterparts, and english people recognise them just as easily.
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Postby Toast_Burner » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:19 pm

The game isn't set in England, that should be obvious for the reasons you mentioned and the inclusion of the electric chair.
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Postby Diceman » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:19 pm

Seems like a good idea for a player made mod!
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Thanks!

Postby Maraio1 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:12 pm

Thanks for your feedback, I'm just being pedantic and proudly British!
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Postby gazmask » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:48 pm

I'd call it narrow-minded.
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Postby Maraio1 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:11 pm

Grrrrrrrr
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Postby Kuraru » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:42 pm

I believe Prison Architect isn't really meant to be set anywhere. I read in an interview that the setting is obviously American-inspired at the moment, what with the orange prison uniforms, electric chair, CEO, dollars, etc., but they're going to try and make it more ambiguous as development goes on.
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Postby Azarath » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:49 am

If you REALLY want £, then you can simply edit the graphics file, the exe isn't in charge of of what symbol to use, it merely calls to a location in the fonts/catalogue.bmp file (you need to extract the files from main.dat)
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Postby Setari » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:36 am

Let's just make the uniforms pink and have the prison walls all be covered in flowers and kittens. That's ambiguous right? Right?

Seriously though, picky picky.
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Postby Maraio1 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:16 am

Sorry! :cry:
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Postby Ric666 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:12 am

Americans can't understand anything else so they have to keep it simple for them. Poor little guys. ;)

jk jk...lol!

It's the most commonly recognised currency I would say.
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Postby Arucar » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:50 pm

Also the US isn't the only country to call their currency the dollar, if you really wanna get picky.
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Postby Wakey » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:10 pm

Jeeesuuus Christ. What a stupid question :P
Why on Earth would they use £ just because they're from the UK?
Stalker was developed in Ukraine... It doesn't use UAH as currency.
Hitman was developed in Denmark... It doesn't use DKK as currency.
The Anno series was developed in France/Germany... They don't use EURO as currency

Everyone knows what 1$ equals to in their own currency. No one knows what the rest (Beside maybe £) equals to.


Same with the emergency number. The whole world knows the US uses 911 as their emergency number (Thanks to movies/games). I never knew the UK uses 999... So I would get confused with what seems like a random number :P
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Postby RacingGun » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:36 pm

It never ceases to surprise me how US-centric so many people. Anyways, personally, I don't care which currency, emergency number, or anything that is country identifying that is used in the game, but to assume that everyone knows everything about the US is just kind of sad. The original question isn't stupid or silly, and like the OP said, he's just proud to be from the UK :) (I'm Canadian by the way)

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