Alite 1.3.0 "Release Candidate"

I have uploaded an "unofficial" 1.3.0 here.
 

It seems to be stable, but I did not have enough time to test it on various devices, yet. My gut feeling is that is crashes more often on the simulator, which usually indicates a lurking bug...

There are a couple of improvements or new features in this version, though:

  • Bugfix: Memory leak in the equipment screen (if you tapped items randomly, for a while, the game crashed).
  • Quit-Button: Since several players requested it, Alite now comes with a "quit" button. Android, however, does not "really" quit applications. They continue running in the background, until the system decides it's time to kill them... So, the safe way to quit Alite (or any app, actually), is to manually kill it from the list of recently used apps.
  • Commander Gehling's requested button layout is implemented (see http://alite.mobi/node/30) and you can activate it using Options/Control Options/Linear Layout: Yes (it's off by default)
  • When you tap an item once in the buy screen, it now tells you the (galaxy wide) average price of this good. If you tap an item once in the inventory screen, you will see exactly how much you are going to gain or lose by performing this transaction.

And I am currently working on a "guided docking" feature. The general idea is that you can choose to pay a fee when approaching a station to let the "station hands" dock your Cobra automatically. I am still in the process of balancing this, though, and I need some more assets for it, too... So, it's still work in progress and cannot yet be seen in 1.3.0.

It will take a while until this version makes it to the Play Store, though. Real life currently is quite busy... Sorry folks!