From Railnut Jim 05/19/02:
I chose some easy stuff to verify. Here are my results.
Ranch bug: When I built a ranch, it immediately showed two meals provided through the marketplace even though I had no marketplace and the ranch had no workers. This later changed to zero. There were never any meals actually provided because I bulldozed the ranch.
SBT bug: I got the notice of impending trouble every September, even when I had no tourists on the islands.
Political tab bug: I didn't see the problems that Eddy had. But I did notice in U.S. Relations the third paragraph, the one about staffing problems at the embassy, there was no ending period. I think this was the same under Russia Relations after I changed the embassy's setting.
Election denial results: Again, not the same as Eddy's problem. I noticed that where it said, "The people's expectations were moderate..." the m was an n.
>From the documentation list:
1.1 I cheated the date forward to lose a game. The switch to the rowboat was fine.
1.2 I played around with two scenarios with clouds on. I turned clouds off and on a few times while playing. In the second run, I had random events set to max and had one storm. No crashes.
1.3 I bulldozed a marina while it's boat (I assume that's the squarish, hydro-foil looking one) was away. I didn't see the boat again and had no crashes.
1.4 I tried the sequence of buttons several times while playing. I even placed the fountains and tried again. I had no crashes.
2.1 The number of readers now apppears for the newspaper. I didn't try any of the other media outlets.
2.2 The Tennis Court does indeed appear as a Sporting Event site now.
2.3 I bulldozed a ranch and the cows and calves all disappeared immediately when the ranch did.
2.8 The hover-help text worked on the rubble from bulldozed and storm destroyed buildings. It continued to work even after I saved and reloaded the game.
3.2 My laborers had no trouble building on top of rubble. Not even when I rebuilt a dock that was destroyed by a storm.
4.2 I have never played with random events so I don't have anything to guage by, but the storm I had while testing did not do so much damage as to be insurmountable. I had many buildings left standing with varying degrees of damage. Without the patch many of them would have probably been destroyed too. That may have been game ending. The quick purge of so many nasty little a shacks was actually kind of nice.
5.2 TPI buildings hover-help text does appear in the Preferred Attractions tab now.
5.3 The missing skills text is there now too.
5.4 The script for the win event in Mt. Sucio now matches the breifing. Until I get better at this game, I can only assume it works. The spelling of Caribbean is also fixed in the game.
5.5 I didn't find any hotspot in the circle window while playing around with Sucio or EcoTrop.
5.6 The missing period is there now in EcoTrop. I did however notice other typos. I'll go through the scripts later to find them all again.
That's all from me, for now. Hope you're all having as much fun with this as I am.