New Features Available in Version 4.20
So, what new features have been included with this version? Well, besides fixing all the known bugs that were ever reported to us in previous versions, we have also added a number of other new improvements...
In this version, we've improved the graphics in virtually every part of the game!
Multiple Grow Rooms
You can now have up to thirty grow rooms, with as many as ninety plants at any one time!
Adding and Editing Grow Rooms
You can now select different pots, soil, lights, reflectors, and a whole lot more for each grow room.
Rasta Robbie can now care for your plants while you are away on holiday.
You can now be reminded of something special at any specified time.
MP3 and MIDI Music Player
You can now play back all your favourite MP3 or MIDI files in a random order when you enter any of the grow rooms.
You can now easily zoom in on your plants in any grow room to get a closer look at them.
Other New Features in Version 4.20
You can now right-click on any plant in any grow room and select a growing activity from a popup menu that will appear.
Bugs Fixed in Version 4.20
We believe that we have now successfully trapped and killed every bug that was ever reported to us with any previous version of HighGrow. Although there were one or two errors that were quite serious, most bugs were merely inconsistencies or inconveniences. Some of the more apparent errors that were found and fixed were the following...
The date and time routines are now finally fixed to accept the automatic time adjustment that is made when daylight savings time kicks in. This was a problem with all previous versions and we are confident that this will no longer trouble you.
There were some problems with the harvesting routines, where sometimes the game would not start up after you harvested the oldest plant and left the others growing. This has now been fixed.
With HighGrow version 3.0 it was possible to bring dead plants back to life! If you discovered that a plant had died because you forgot to water it, and you found a leafless stem and branches when you entered the grow room, you could water your plants, exit the game, and everything would be fine when you re-started it. This was obviously a bug... dead plants could (and should) NEVER be brought back to life!
We also discovered that many of the graphics did not draw correctly on certain Windows operating systems (particularly XP). We have repaired these problems and can assure you that everything should now work correctly on all operating systems.
Previous versions of HighGrow also refused to install on the latest versions of Windows XP. This has also been fixed.
All the other bugs fixed were either much too technical, or too insignificant to mention here... but hey, we have NO DOUBT introduced a few new bugs with this new version, so please report anything unusual to [email protected]
What and where is the HighGrow Easter Egg?
An Easter egg is a small hidden part of a software program that most people would never discover while they are using it for it's intended purpose. It's not usually visible to the naked eye, it never looks egg-shaped, and is often only activated by a special sequence of events, keystrokes, or mouse-clicks.
Why would someone want to hide something in a program, where most people would never find it?
Well, this is one way that programmers like to add their own "personal" touch to the software they write. Often it is no more than a special graphic or window that lists the names of the people that worked on the project, but often this Easter egg is something which actually adds enormous value to the program. This is definitely the case with this new version of HighGrow!!!
If you do manage to find the egg that we've hidden in this version, you will enable a very special feature that you would otherwise never see. Sadly, you'll have to find this Easter egg first, before you will be able to discover what it is... Otherwise it couldn't be called a hidden feature could it now?
So, how can you find this egg?
Well, the only clues to finding that elusive egg that we ever give anyone, are the following;
* It is hidden in a grow room (it is not visible nor shaped like an egg).
* You must click (or double-click) a mouse button on a special spot.
* One (or more) keys on your keyboard must be held down.
* Everything all at the same time!