akkamaddi wrote:Arioch wrote:There are custom reports for the Tinkers; they're just not in yet.
I hope it's not inappropriate for me to step in here.
That looks like the "you found a minor race" screen. Keeping in mind I haven't played the dev builds, are Tinkers still a minor race in the current Legacies pre-release?
(Or what may be more appropriate, do they still have an entry in forced_planets_fun.lua, making a "minor race" colony somewhere in the galaxy, causing this trigger?)
It was my understanding from past posts of the concept, that neutral Tinker colonies will be handled as old colony attempts by the Tinkers sending out colony ships which took for ever to get somewhere
Game-mechanic wise we already have a similar race and that is the humans. They have old colonies scattered around after the war.
Now the way this is handled in game is that humans have a different pop type for these civilians: the refugees, and these get converted to Human settlers over time.
My best guess is that Tinkers would also get a similar mechanic, possibly via the disconnected status, so when a Mayor Tinker faction stumbles upon these they can go: "Look at these poor beggars wasting away without a machine altar"