I’m playing the scenario “May not cause side effects” (from Full Unlock) a game in which patents should be disabled for this scenario (from the last Vlog I understand that’s the case for all the “Full Unlock” scenarios). After loading a saved game mid-way through it seems my opponent is now taking out patents, none were taken before I saved and loaded, but that could be coincidental.
I do not have access to patents, I cannot see any information about his patents in the UI (even with fully upgrade espionage), but I am prevented from selling drugs that match his patents.
I’ve not yet had a chance to try and reproduce this on other scenarios or saved games (I’ve a few saves spanning this game though if they’d be useful to you).
Still haven’t seen patents, but my AI appears to be cheating. She/It has started producing a cure w/ a side effect.
Sure the creamer can reduce the side effects, but it is still there (inflames skin). Is that allowed?
In the image, note:
the last drug “Medicorp” (the AI) is producing w/ “Appetite Suppressant” has it. I’m on the same challenge - as you can see by the challenge objectives:
“Don’t cause a single side-effect”