I’ve been playing a few weeks, without spoilers, and been enjoying the experience a lot. It’s hard to believe Rogue turned into this!! Unfortunately avoiding spoilers has meant avoiding the how-tos most of all. I did a search of the site using the magnifying-glass search function - nothing useful. (Strangely, when I typed my question here the “Your topic is similar to…” box (a great idea!) provided very different results than my own search - what’s up with that?)
My problem seems like maybe a bug (0.E-3, so I’d think it would have been discussed already) but it could be an interface issue. It seems like the answer would be something I’d notice “if I were there” considering what I’ve tried so far, and the interface options I know about, so I’m no longer worried about getting spoiled here.
I discovered vehicle construction, making a no-wheel car battery recharger by adding a wind turbine to a frame that I found, which led me to vehicle repairs. Very cool, nice progression of in-game discovery! I found a recharging station in another vehicle and haven’t figured out how to get it attached to my recharger vehicle yet (I think I’m close, so no spoilers there please!), but in the meantime, to try it out, I added a wind turbine to a tour bus and added the recharging station to the bus. Worked great! And of course power means working kitchen, means more …
Then I discovered the aisle curtains, and pulled them closed with the ‘c’ button, and then found hitting the ‘o’ key results in a “nothing to open here” message. For ‘c’ to work but ‘o’ not seems buggy to me, but maybe not. The game does have some newbie-sensitive interface issues after all.
Now I’m finding I can’t reopen the aisle curtains at all. The description when I examine the vehicle square says I should be able to open and close them from the driver’s seat, but I can’t. There is no aisle curtain control among the other electronic controls, though I don’t remember if they were there before, and I’m seeing no other controls anywhere else.
I’ve tried to mend but the vehicle has nothing to mend.
I’ve tried uninstalling the charging station (maybe the dashboard has a limited number of spaces).
I’ve tried uninstalling and re-installing the aisle curtains (maybe order of installs affects what shows up on the controls).
I’ve tried repairing the dashboard, and everything else at the driver seat, except the XX security system (maybe controls disappear when damaged, but that’s something I should be able to “see” when I examine or attempt to mend/repair it).
I’ve tried repairing everything between the driver seat and the curtains (logically a ridiculous thing to try - installing wind turbine and recharging station at arbitrary places automatically made the connections, so continuity of aisles/frames should not apply).
I’ve tried adding aisles (both directions) over the exposed frames at the aisle curtain locations.
So now I’m stumped, and my avatar has spent the entire day in the heat, literally virtually naked AND with her internal climate control running full blast (She’s just upset she hasn’t been able to figure out the whole clay problem. I’ll let her try out those grenades on that skeletal monstrosity this evening and she’ll be fine.)
So am I banging my head on a bug here? Is there another control interface I should know about, or something else I’m missing?