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Standard orders are not working.
« on: August 20, 2020, 07:54:06 PM »
I am new to C#. 

I played the old version of aurora 4x a lot.

I have a good idea what I am doing.

However the new menus take a lot to get used to how to do things.

So I first downloaded and set up a game version 1. 9. 5

Built my first geo survey ship set up standing orders and watched a few tutorial videos on exactly how this procedure works.
And no joy.  The ship would not move.  I went to the movement orders menu and manually ordered it to fly to luna and do a survey.
That worked.  Then tried to patch to version 1. 11.

Standing orders still did not work.

Started a new game, got to the same point still did not work.  Tried a bunch of different standing orders and did not get any of them to move the ship.
Again the ship will move and do its survey under manual movement orders but refuses to follow any standing orders.

Completely uninstalled and reinstalled the game.  Same thing happened.

Standing orders, none of them at all work for me.

I am at a loss how to fix this, anyone have any ideas?
 

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Re: Standard orders are not working.
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2020, 08:08:28 PM »
Couple of questions to start with:

1) What Standing order did you assign?
2) Did you run a time increment after the assignment?
3) If you did how long was the increment?

I noticed that if I ran anything less than a 3 hour increment the standing order never triggered even if a construction cycle passed.
 

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Re: Standard orders are not working.
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2020, 08:13:04 PM »
The last thing my be my problem.  I did not use a long time increment.  I tried all of the time increments below 1 hour.  Nothing above 1 hour.
I will try that now see if that works. 
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2020, 08:22:29 PM »
Well I am getting somewhere now.  In the events log I get order not possible Survey fleet is unable to carry out its primary standing order Survey nearest body.

So the time increment was part of the answer but it still will not follow the order but at the same time I can use the movement order drop down menu and order the ship to move to a planet and survey it like mars and the ship does go their and does do a survey of mars. 

So what am I missing?
 

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Re: Standard orders are not working.
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2020, 08:32:51 PM »
Normally you would get that message if there were no more bodies in the system to survey or if the only remaining bodies were too far away (there is a hardcoded distance - i dont remember what it is - past which the standing orders will not check).

The only similar situation i had was a fleet with colony ships refusing to pick up or drop off colonists using automated orders.

I would suggest starting a  quick testing game, using SM mode to give yourself GeoSurvey sensors and SM in a quick GeoSurvey ship and test standing orders. Mostly to see if it is a problem affecting one game or all games
 

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Re: Standard orders are not working.
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2020, 09:54:10 PM »
Ok finally got it to work.   

I ended up uninstalling everything and deleting the zip downloads.

Re-downloaded the game reinstalled everything fresh tried it again and now it works.

I must have had a corrupt file in the previous download.

Thanks you help a bit with the time increments anyway.

Got me on the right track. 
 
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