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Setting Mars 3 lander mission to fixed time (Dec. 2, 1971)
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Description

While starting a new space program, the splash screen tells you it's December 2, 1971, yet the game clock is set to the current system date/time, and as a coincidence, it usually makes for me the mission happening in the middle of the Mars night, unless I adjust the system clock before starting the game.

I suggest setting the time of beginning of the Mars 3 intro mission to fixed: December 2, 1971, 13:52:10 UTC (or something around), and then reset it back to the system time after finishing Mars 3 / Prop-M tasks, when the next splash screen appears.

Details

Legacy ID
1005986385
Severity
Minor
Resolution
Fixed
Reproducibility
Always
Steps To Reproduce

Launch the game.
Start a new space program.
Read from the splash screen that it's currently December 2, 1971.
Read from the clock at bottom-left of the HUD that it's actually the current time.

Event Timeline

Orb edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Nov 17 2013, 9:28 PM
Orb set Category to category:suggestions.
Orb set Reproducibility to Always.
Orb set Severity to Minor.
Orb set Resolution to Fixed.
Orb set Legacy ID to 1005986385.May 9 2016, 9:54 AM

Hi orb and thanks for suggestion! We know about this and it will be tweaked very soon. :-)

Dram added a subscriber: Dram.May 9 2016, 9:54 AM
Dram added a comment.Nov 18 2013, 5:42 PM

Fixed, will be in today's dev build

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