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I have a huge problem, solar flares, please help.
I am on the last planet. First of all the initial alert comes far too early, am I supposed to lock down for like an entire day or 2? If I am and its working as intended I just find it annoying, but I guess I can live with that.

The big problem is that I cant see the solar flare when the base is on alert, maybe its something to do with my eyes. I see the screen flashing in regard to the alert, be it yellow or red, but I have no idea wether there is a solar flare now, sandstorms are much easier to see. Could we please have an icon while a disaster is going on?


If there is, I have missed it so far.
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I have a similar problem. I can see the sand storms clearly, but the glare of the solar flare looks similar to the yeloow tint of the yellow alert. So, I find it hard to tell when it's over.
im always watching connections, they are bright durring solar flare and than they are normal so this way you will see it. Not sure how it looks on lower graphic settings but ive run max and it was pretty easy to see. and you will never get solar flare durring night.
Watch your solar panels as they are brighter during a flare. If you still don't see a difference do the following.....

Highlight a filling collector when they call the flare and watch the rate at which the numbers increase as it fills. When the flare actually hits the rate of filling increase by a heck of a lot.

If you want to be scientific about it you can time it using your second hand on your watch.....say time for 500 untis. When that time decreases a lot the flare is ontop of you.

So there are a couple of ways I can think of to help you
martiño  [ontwikkelaar] 19 okt 2015 om 17:54 
I have a similar problem. I can see the sand storms clearly, but the glare of the solar flare looks similar to the yeloow tint of the yellow alert. So, I find it hard to tell when it's over.

You can just listen to the music :)
If you get the warning at night or dusk, remember that solar flares can't hit during night time. You have until dawn at least to get your base locked down.
The best thing to do is get the observatory built. It will let you know, sometimes a very long time, before sandstorm or solar flare will come. Solar flares are easy to tell, they screen gets real bright. They usually dont last too long, however sandstorms can last the entire night or day. I have gotten the warning almost 1 game day before the solar storm hit. I almost took the yellow alert away, but waited a little bit the next morning and sure enough, thats when it hit.
thats great i never new there was music for the sonic flare since I can't hear it, Really would love reading an all clear at the bottom where the first warning comes. I relize this is a finished game but there is ton of problems that need to be addressed. This being an easy fix. Come on developer don't take the easy way out. this could be a real good game if you fixed this and the dumb NPC that do nothing but panic till they die concept. that is a game breaker for me!

If you have an early warning from an observatory, it will occur the instant the next morning starts.

Watch the direction of the solar panels, as they move to follow the sun during the day, but they stay at the primary location during the flare. As soon as they rotate, you know it is safe.
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I have a similar problem. I can see the sand storms clearly, but the glare of the solar flare looks similar to the yeloow tint of the yellow alert. So, I find it hard to tell when it's over.

You can just listen to the music :)

One of the first things I do with games is to turn down really low or switch off the music...
Havnt noticed the music change during solar flares, hmmm .... but a good idea to check the solar panels, thanks Tenzek.
I have the same issue. I haven't noticed the music, since I usually listen to podcasts or my own music when I play these types of games. There have been many times when I cancel the alert on my base only to find out that people are starting to suffer from radiation poisioning when going outside. Lost half my base once due to this.

A simple indication at the bottom of the screen indicating when an event is over would be super nice, and something I don't think would be hard to impliment. :B1:
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I have a similar problem. I can see the sand storms clearly, but the glare of the solar flare looks similar to the yeloow tint of the yellow alert. So, I find it hard to tell when it's over.

Check to see if its Day or night, for some reason Solar flares dont happen at night. Thats been my experience.
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Origineel geplaatst door Didz:
I have a similar problem. I can see the sand storms clearly, but the glare of the solar flare looks similar to the yeloow tint of the yellow alert. So, I find it hard to tell when it's over.

Check to see if its Day or night, for some reason Solar flares dont happen at night. Thats been my experience.
Well, it's pretty simple to explain...solar flares come from the local sun. Hard to cook people with solar radiation at night, as there's an entire planet in between you and the sun. And if the flare was going to pass during the night, why even bother with a warning?
Would be nice to have have a more precise time of arrival from the observatories than just just 'in a bit'.
Origineel geplaatst door martiño:
I have a similar problem. I can see the sand storms clearly, but the glare of the solar flare looks similar to the yeloow tint of the yellow alert. So, I find it hard to tell when it's over.

You can just listen to the music :)

I realize this is necroing an old thread, but since there was a recent post regarding having a better indicator of when solar flares are in progress/ended, I wanted to quote the developer's comment here so that I might make a reply to it.

The very first thing I do when I install any new game is go to audio options and turn music off. IMO, a game can't be immersive (ie: make you feel it's real life) if it has constant music playing in the background. Anyway... I just don't like game music. The point being, "just listen to the music" to know when a solar flare has ended is a moot point if music is off.
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