Computer Tycoon

Computer Tycoon

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Progorion  [developer] Oct 17, 2017 @ 6:36am
PLEASE HELP! I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE GAME!
Here anybody can ask the community if he is stuck with something or doesn't understand something. Feel free to ask, it is very important for the development of the game. By opening up your confusion I will be able to create a better tutorial!

Thank you, guys! I really appreciate your help!
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Trifler Oct 17, 2017 @ 7:45am 
I just published the first section of a new player guide. I'm not sure how long it takes for Steam to review it before it becomes visible. I will continue working on it over the next few days.
Progorion  [developer] Oct 17, 2017 @ 7:46am 
Originally posted by Trifler:
I just published the first section of a new player guide. I'm not sure how long it takes for Steam to review it before it becomes visible. I will continue working on it over the next few days.
You are awesome, thank you! I will take a look and give advice if needed.
Trifler Oct 22, 2017 @ 7:50am 
Just finished the last sections of the guide. I hope it's not too much of a wall of text. Hopefully it will help people out.
Mumbolian Oct 24, 2017 @ 2:04pm 
Trying to start a new game and I can't do anything with the two tick boxes for random events and random world.

I don't' really want to start with a random world and I happen to like random events. Unfortunately, I can't switch them around.

Any ideas?
Trifler Oct 24, 2017 @ 3:28pm 
Originally posted by Mumbolian:
Trying to start a new game and I can't do anything with the two tick boxes for random events and random world.

I don't' really want to start with a random world and I happen to like random events. Unfortunately, I can't switch them around.

Any ideas?

At the moment those are the only settings available. The developer says a historical world is in the works.
topkek Oct 25, 2017 @ 1:46pm 
1. Is the game even winnable in the current state (is there enough of a grace period for the laboratories to finish everything, given a good strategy)?
2. I've found a really werid state in my game when the price becomes smaller than the PP required to build a computer? Is this a bug?
2.5 I can achieve a negative market share, is this a bug?
3. Because of the imminent doom of the price/PP ratio (to stall the opponents) I'm considering a new playthrough of the game, any tips on the best time I should buy a populated rich country (to amp customer/PP ratio)?
Progorion  [developer] Oct 25, 2017 @ 2:10pm 
Originally posted by topkek:
1. Is the game even winnable in the current state (is there enough of a grace period for the laboratories to finish everything, given a good strategy)?
2. I've found a really werid state in my game when the price becomes smaller than the PP required to build a computer? Is this a bug?
2.5 I can achieve a negative market share, is this a bug?
3. Because of the imminent doom of the price/PP ratio (to stall the opponents) I'm considering a new playthrough of the game, any tips on the best time I should buy a populated rich country (to amp customer/PP ratio)?

1. you have enough time- yes, but unfortunately, I'm still looking for a bug that prevents reaching the singularity.
2 - 2.5 Please send me a save where I can see this. This would help me a lot! support@progorion.com tell in the email the same, please. You can find the save file path in this discussion (under the Users folder)
3. I don't really understand your question, unfortunately. But I think others will be able to give you some help! Also, maybe after seeing your save file I will understand you better as well.

Thank you very much for the feedback, it means a lot to me!
Trifler Oct 25, 2017 @ 4:03pm 
@topkek
I usually get a high population rich country as soon as I can afford it.
PawelK198604 Oct 25, 2017 @ 11:08pm 
Originally posted by Progorion:
Here anybody can ask the community if he is stuck with something or doesn't understand something. Feel free to ask, it is very important for the development of the game. By opening up your confusion I will be able to create a better tutorial!

Thank you, guys! I really appreciate your help!

On what i should focus on start of the game?
Progorion  [developer] Oct 25, 2017 @ 11:40pm 
Originally posted by PawelK198604:
Originally posted by Progorion:
Here anybody can ask the community if he is stuck with something or doesn't understand something. Feel free to ask, it is very important for the development of the game. By opening up your confusion I will be able to create a better tutorial!

Thank you, guys! I really appreciate your help!

On what i should focus on start of the game?
getting a product, getting PP and getting markets (buying countries). :) That's the most important, so you will have the money to build more sites and laboratories to keep your product as good as you can.
Try to focus on a given prop of your product (such as performance) and expand to countries with interest in performance.
Mayhems Oct 27, 2017 @ 9:30am 
my market shares got eaten by the other companies a lot when I don't / can't expand to the new countries, and even making new computer it doesn't increse my market shares/PP .

Now I'm bankrupt, game over. This is the only annoying thing I've found so far
Trifler Oct 27, 2017 @ 6:12pm 
Originally posted by Mayhems:
my market shares got eaten by the other companies a lot when I don't / can't expand to the new countries, and even making new computer it doesn't increse my market shares/PP .

Now I'm bankrupt, game over. This is the only annoying thing I've found so far

This can happen rather suddenly, but I find the cause is always not researching fast enough.
Progorion  [developer] Oct 28, 2017 @ 12:48am 
Originally posted by Mayhems:
my market shares got eaten by the other companies a lot when I don't / can't expand to the new countries, and even making new computer it doesn't increse my market shares/PP .

Now I'm bankrupt, game over. This is the only annoying thing I've found so far
Hi mate, check closely the market preference and your computer's value compared to the industry standard. If you are above, you have a great chance to create profit.
You can ensure this by research.
Also, try to build your first research centers in rich countries, but your first factory centers in poor countries. This will help you minimize the costs.

I hope this helps! When you get the concept the game becomes very easy.
Solaire of Astora Oct 31, 2017 @ 1:55pm 
Hi,

Every computer I build is sold very poorly. Also, researching new technologies does not change that. After some time I always get bankrupt. What can I do about it? Greetings Alex
Progorion  [developer] Oct 31, 2017 @ 2:02pm 
Originally posted by Solaire of Astora:
Hi,

Every computer I build is sold very poorly. Also, researching new technologies does not change that. After some time I always get bankrupt. What can I do about it? Greetings Alex
Hi Alex!

- Check out the new version! In this one, the AI will be slower. It means that you can find countries without opponents more easily. Try to expand in such areas. Also, try to get more/bigger markets as soon as you can, be aggressive in that! This is crucial.
- Try to build more building sites instead of maxing them.
- Try to focus on a given preference, such as performance. Not all of them.
- Try to get markets where your chosen preference is dominant.
- Try to put your factories into poor countries (or poverty) and your science stuff into rich countries.
- Check out game promotion
- Try to be better than the industry standard.
- You should also note, that poor countries tend to buy the best value for the money computers, while richer ones focus more on preferences.
- If you have too much PP, reduce the factory budget. (Just don't forget it when you need more PP)
- Try to downclock hardware to create a very cheap computer.

I hope some will help you! :)
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