Bags and Containers

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Bags and Containers

There may be a container issue to iron out.  When collecting new items via the transfer cursor, they seem to go into the container-within-the-container. I didn't really get a chance to play the last build or maybe I've avoided this issue so far.Playing the latest beta, I started a new character with a medkit that had two charges.  Got a couple plastic bags, made due. I found my first backpack, and put the medkit in it.  On finding new items, the ones that only take up a single grid (lighter, wadded plastic bags) go into the medkit within the backpack in the backpack slot, instead of into the pack.  If I didn't know what I was doing I would just assume the item was lost to a bug.  I don't deny the utility of storing items in the medkit at the beginning of the game, but wouldn't it be better to prioritize item placement inside a backpack/plastic bag instead of storing them in a medkit inside a backpack?

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A couple of folks have said similar things, so perhaps I need to adjust the item packing code. Right now, items try to fit into a container by scanning left-to-right, top-to-bottom within a container. If they overlap an object, they pause the scan to check the overlapped object for container space.This works pretty well for things like water in bottles, but it can get confusing for the reasons you mention here. It can also be annoying when trying to shuffle items around, and then they go inside a subcontainer, hiding them from view.I might be able to change it so it checks the top-level container first, and only starts checking subcontainers if the top-level is full. I'll take a look, thanks!

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games

Thanks for the fix!

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I agree it's annoying, although I have to say I like that I can now hold a bunch of Aqua Pill bottles containing water instead of water bottles and save half the space in my bag :D

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I never thought of doing that!  As cool as it is for bag space, this has to be considered a problem though.

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Hm, that may be a short-lived way to cheat... :)

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games