Strings.ini is weird...


#1

Strings.ini has some strange things, like this example:

MAINMENU_AISHIPDESIGN = “AI Ships”
MAINMENU_BATTLE = “Battle”
MAINMENU_CHALLENGES = “Challenges”
MAINMENU_DEPLOYMENT = “Deployment”
MAINMENU_FLEETDESIGN = “Fleet Design”
MAINMENU_HULLEDITOR = “Hull Editor”
MAINMENU_MANUAL = “Manual”
MAINMENU_ONLINE = “Online”
MAINMENU_OPTIONS = “Options”
MAINMENU_QUIT = “Exit”
MAINMENU_SHIPDESIGN = “Ship Design”
MAINMENU_UNLOCKS = “Fleet HQ”
MAIN_MENU_TOOLTIP = “Return to main menu screen to select from gameplay options.”

What’s MAINMENU_AISHIPDESIGN and MAINMENE_HULLEDITOR? Perhaps a future feature? And what about fleet design? There’s a difference between that and ship design, obviously, but why have i found this? Why is it here? If it comes out later, then why is it here now?


#2

I think cliffski has mentioned once or twice that some of his development tools are in fact hidden areas within the game itself. I suspect those names you’re seeing are extra buttons that appear on the main menu when he’s compiled GSB for himself in “developer” mode. Perhaps if GSB sells well enough for him to keep working on it for a long time, he’ll get some of those tools polished up for general release.


#3

ah. I hope he does.


#4

If you saw the state of them at the moment, you would understand why they are hidden :smiley:


#5

well, then i hope you fix them, because they would seem really useful.