FUEL: REFUELED is an enhancement modification for the game FUEL, which brings multiple bug-fixes, improvements and the addition of various new content.
Another revision of the Free Ride Extreme Editor app, since the last revision (shown here: Moddb.com) I have implemented a "Random" button feature, as well as done several optimizations to the code.
The random button, when pressed will present the user with one of several scenarios, which will then be randomized slightly to always be different. For instance rather than every value being completely randomized and likely a mess, the editor will only give random values based around varying weather types. This could include a rain storm, heavy fog, light rain, mixed snow/rain, light clouds, tornado and so on.
Also the editor 'knows' not to give a snow storm in the middle of a sandy desert, and will also give greater rainfall in temperate landscapes as-well. The zone, point and time is not randomized as those are key values the user would likely wish to set. All randomized results can be changed by entering a custom value in the text-box or by pressing the + or - buttons.
The main optimization is adjustments to the refresh of symbols and text relating to each value. Before every time you change an item of text all the symbols and text refreshed - now only the last updated item will refresh.
I suppose it doesn't make any difference at all in practical performance terms - but its less sloppy...
One additional improvement is the implementation of a simple log system, which records activity in the program and exports a note to a text file. At least that way on the off chance people do encounter a bug or require assistance they can simply copy and paste the log into a private message to make it easier for me to identify the issue.
The size of this log is going to be insignificantly small (few kb's max), but I'll eventually include a button in the configurator to clear it and maybe even disable it if they wish. Standard stuff really.
More updates to follow...