Problem with Balloons?

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Daxar's picture
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Joined: 11/18/2012 - 14:09

Hi, Pingpeem!

I've noticed that sometimes, too. I think it has to do with the air currents in the fireplace. Sometimes the balloons float upwards slowly and other times they sink immediately. It'd be nice if they had far stronger of an upward acceleration and the bricks tied to them were heavier, so they behaved properly. It is a bit annoying as it is. But no worries; I've had this happen too sometimes, so it's not like your game is broken or anything.

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Joined: 11/17/2012 - 08:00

Have you tried to put the balloons slowly?

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Joined: 12/31/2012 - 22:11

Yes, I tried to put them slowly many times but they still fall down.
The other things in the game work fine. It's just annoying me a bit but OK.

Thanks Daxar and Mygod!

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Joined: 11/17/2012 - 08:00

Try to restart your game to make sure there is no stuff in your fireplace and then buy balloons.
And try to update your game to 1.1.

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Joined: 12/22/2012 - 14:01

SPOILER:
Some of the combos are difficult to get, as the balloons die far too easily.
Maybe if we could make the balloon part of it having negative gravity, heavier brick, and make it more resistant to popping just a tad?

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Joined: 11/18/2012 - 14:09

@kirdneh: Yeah... I kinda just said that...
In any case, it's a good idea for a mod. Hopefully one we'll be able to make soon.

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Joined: 11/17/2012 - 08:00

Maybe it is not a bug, it's a feature because I found when there is too much stuff in the fireplace, the balloons will no longer float and explode to keep the game running fast.

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Joined: 12/29/2012 - 14:36

What? The balloons are intented to float sometimes? Altogether I sat before my Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace for a few days (played through multiple times) and I never ever saw any baloon floating.

Maybe this is a bug.

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Joined: 12/29/2012 - 14:36

Btw, Thanks very much @Pingpeem. I thought the balloons were just extremely boring. But I never knew, that they are actually not.

Amazing... it *IS* a bug for me. I NEVER could get them to float. Just checked it and can confirm this bug. But this is weird, isn't it? Why do they float on some installations and why won't they float on another?

Here's the expected (floating) behaviour: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ARceRM8xHtc&vq=high#t=58s

Crazy...

PS: Good idea: Reporting this to Contact at TomorrowCorporation.com | http://tomorrowcorporation.com/about

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Joined: 12/29/2012 - 14:36

Another confirmation of this funny behaviour of the game: http://steamcommunity.com/app/221260/discussions/0/828925849504817433/

"After I finished playing through the game, Iwatched a playthroug and found i was missing some things. like the balloons don't float and that half robot person's ghost isnt there?"

"and i have already tried reinstalling it"

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Joined: 12/29/2012 - 14:36

Hi Pingpeem,

I just wanted to share this email reply with you:

"The problem with balloons not floating is related to the frame rate
that the game is running at. As long as the game is running fast
enough they float but if a computer is running the game at a low frame
rate they sink. We've got this on our list of things to address in
future updates. Thanks for the report!

Allan"

I linked this thread on the report. So credit belongs to you, Pingpeem! I thought this behaviour of the balloons would be normal.

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Joined: 11/17/2012 - 08:00

Aha. I guessed it right.