A Few Questions / Comments

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rwmorey71

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« on: April 19, 2019, 05:06:27 PM »
Hi --

I have just started playing around with the Course Designer and I have a few comments.

First, I am running on a PC / Windows 10.

The circle mouse pointer is confusing in my mind because it reminds me of "please wait" circle. Along these lines, I which the UI was more responsive when it was doing something. The right circle does appear on the screen but it takes a few seconds and so I'm sometimes not sure my command has taken effect.

Is there a "printed" (PDF) manual for the course designer? Specifically keyboard commands / short cuts?

Is there a way to hide or minimize the Play / Edit / Settings window?

Also, there are three circles across the top of my screen on the left, in the middle and to the right. One is empty, one is half full and the other is full but what are they for? They never change, there is no text and clicking on them doesn't do anything.

Thanks

Rich


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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 08:53:23 AM »
Above those circles is a yellow bar. This is your object/plant meter. When full, you won't be able to place more objects or plant more trees/grass etc. To be honest, the three circles are useless and don't need to be there. The yellow bar most certainly does.
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rwmorey71

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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 01:31:04 PM »
Ok thanks. How did you know that? Is there a manual somewhere I can read?

Rich

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2019, 08:51:10 AM »
I read it on the forum, either here or TGC Tours, I forget which.

As far as I know there isn't a manual, though I am on PS4.
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rwmorey71

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 04:10:46 PM »
I too have searched long and far for a manual and not been able to find one! If I come across one I will post a link to it here.

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2019, 10:38:00 PM »
There is no official manual.  YouTube is the de facto manual.
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 10:12:05 PM »
I may be wrong on this but I believe the majority of designers, even on PC, use a hand held controller (xbox) to design. I am fairly new to the designer as well and the ones I found who do tutorials in the designer that design on PC use a controller. They say it is much easier.

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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2019, 10:40:23 PM »
What Ron said.......   a controller is DEFINITELY the way to go.  Xbox 360 or Xbox One work great.  Plug it in to your USB and Windows will automatically install it.  You will still need to change the input setting from keyboard/ mouse to controller.  If you see yourself really getting into the game and designing I HIGHLY recommend the Xbox One Elite controller.  It’s a little pricey, but well worth it.
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