Big Pharma v1.04.00 is now live!
With it comes a plethora of bug fixes, UI improvements and balance changes, as well as two significant language based features.
Firstly we have noticed, since launch, a budding community of Spanish pharmacists using an unofficial translation created by the community. We're very grateful to all the people involved in the unofficial Spanish translation but we've decided it's time to roll out an official Spanish language version of the game.
As if this wasn't enough, we've also added pan-European font support to the game, including the Cyrillic and Greek alphabets plus every accented version of the letters of the latin alphabet.
The result is that it should now be possible to create unofficial translations for any European language now. I know there has been special demand for this among Russian speakers.
Here is the full list of changes in the patch:
• Added Spanish language option
• Added Cyrillic/pan-European character support
• Added an extra speed button. 5x speed used to be hidden behind 2x. Now it has its own button.
• Added scenario title to objective window
• Lowered process time of UV Curer, Sequencer, Sachet Maker and Centrifuge to 2
• Analyzer now has a zero process cost and upgrading it increases the speed of analysis
• Daily profit calculation is now more even and less prone to fluctuation
• Two of the same effect in a single drug now get their strengths added together for cure rating purposes
• Fixed a few display issues in German language version
• Fixed a few animation glitches
I'm especially interested to see the effects of the balance changes on the game. Reducing the process times of big bulky machines like the Centrifuge and Sequencer should hopefully give them more utility, where previously they got little or no use.
The change to the Analyzer is good too I think. By making the process cost zero, it is now a free way to discard unwanted drugs (such as those created by the Centrifuge) and the increased analysis rate from upgrading should significant gains because it reduces the number of drugs you need to sacrifice to the analyzer - which was always the most expensive part anyway.
Let me know what you think below.