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Yearly overview

#1 Post by Sebastiaan » Sep 03 2005

Question± how can I acces the yearly overview of all my trade. Currently I´m using the approximated annual overview but because dayly trade is very irrigular, the numbers produced are totalyu unreliable. Therefore I would like to see how my economy did last yer - month - quarther so I can make better judgement and devise a better long time stratagy

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#2 Post by haenkie » Sep 04 2005

There just isnt one :D

We asked for some overview of this sort, but i dont know if it will be done.

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#3 Post by Legend » Sep 04 2005

This request would need to use "historical data". Something we decided not to work on a long time ago. We are working on many other game elements for our next update that we feel would add much more to gameplay. We hope you'll feel the same way.

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#4 Post by Sebastiaan » Oct 10 2005

Why Historical data so had to track? It's it just a matter of summing all income and expanses?

Now that patch 3 is completed, is it on the todo list for patch 4?

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#5 Post by BigStone » Oct 10 2005

Sebastiaan wrote:Why Historical data so had to track?
The engine doesn't store historical data... :-?
NO MORE NOISY FISH [unless they are green & furiously]
I HAVE STILL A FISH IN MY EAR

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#6 Post by szabfer » Oct 11 2005

And isn't it possibble to make a compromise? For example, I believe that it could be useful to make an offline historical feature - if the engine could write the values into a text file at the end of every day/week/month, then it could be also useful... you don't have to ruin/modify the game's GUI in this case and the gamers would be glad :)

As this game is really about the long term changes (almost every production, social changes are really long term and this is always stressed by the devs), I constantly miss such feature....

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#7 Post by Fordson » Oct 12 2005

I have already been shut down on this request! I thought that dumping the data to a text file would be an easy task for a developer. I could do it in 10 minutes if I had the source code. Guarenteed!!!

There may be a fudge factor that shows up under historical analysis, hence this data is ignored.

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#8 Post by lordrune » Oct 14 2005

It'd be great fun for geeks like me as well as micro-managers :)

but I guess we should accept that the core of the game isn't about trade.

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#9 Post by szabfer » Oct 17 2005

It's not just about trade, but basically about all economic aspects of the game. For example, effects of tax settings or the efficiency settings could be also investigated easily by this way.

Beautiful graphs could be done with Excel :lol:

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#10 Post by Sebastiaan » Oct 17 2005

I agree. In the beginning I got frustrated with the game because I could find yhe yearly overview as is present with any other economical game I played. Out of desperation, I'm now using old fasion pen a paper to track the market value of Oil and other resources which a huge effect on my economy.

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#11 Post by The_Blind_One » Oct 18 2005

Sebastiaan wrote:I agree. In the beginning I got frustrated with the game because I could find yhe yearly overview as is present with any other economical game I played. Out of desperation, I'm now using old fasion pen a paper to track the market value of Oil and other resources which a huge effect on my economy.
Yes they should make it easier to see how much ur imports cost per ton/barrel/unit 8O

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#12 Post by Sebastiaan » Dec 14 2005

Is't this just wrong?

Immagine you are the new elected supreme ruler of a real country. You want to know how your country did financialy last year. You make an appointment with your financial Minister. When you meet, you ask if you can get an overview of the total income and expenses done last year. Now, immagine the Minister Finances saying that he cannot give you an overview of how the country did last year. On the otherhand he can give you a prognoses of next year income and expanses. unfortunatly, his department only consist out of impisils who can only calculate this figure based on previous day expences.

Get my point?
not going forward eqeals to going backward

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#13 Post by Balthagor » Dec 14 2005

historical data is simply not tracked in the program. It is on our wishlist but many things are currenlt getting a higher priority. I would also like to see historical data listed, but there are only so many resources to go around.
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#14 Post by Legend » Dec 14 2005

Fordson wrote:I have already been shut down on this request! I thought that dumping the data to a text file would be an easy task for a developer. I could do it in 10 minutes if I had the source code. Guarenteed!!!

There may be a fudge factor that shows up under historical analysis, hence this data is ignored.
Dumping data is easy to do but we don't want to pull a player out of the game to look at data in Excel. I'm not sure what you mean by "fudge factor" but we just don't want players to given a reason to alt+tab out of the game.

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#15 Post by Seydlitz » Dec 14 2005

That, and, some of us don't have Excel :roll: .

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