Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
So for the last few months (since the arrival of Valentine’s Day), we’ve been hearing about an issue with Amazon Fire TSTO players, the game is super zoomed in. Since then the bug has expanded to Android. Let’s take a look…
We talked about this on the last episode of Addicts Live, but with the OS update rollout for Android Pie, the “Zoomed In” issue is expanding.
Those still using Android Oreo OS, or an even earlier version should have no problems. However, as the devices start their rollout of the new OS the “Zoomed In” issue will continue to expand.
I recently (as in this week) updated my devices from a Samsung Galaxy S8, running Android Oreo, to a Samsung Galaxy S10, running Android Pie. I had no issues with my S8, as soon as I launched TSTO on my S10 zoomed in city!
Here’s a visual look…
Here’s a screenshot of my town on my S8 (running Oreo), Zoomed all the way out:
And here’s the same view of my town on my S10 (running Pie), Zoomed all the way out:
Notice the difference?
Here’s another look…
On the S8
On the S10
While I don’t have an Amazon device, I know that it runs on its own version of the Android OS. So I believe the two issues are directly related to an update in the Android software.
Update: Here’s an image Teresa emailed me from her Amazon Fire 7. This is zoomed out as far as it will go…
While it’s not a massive issue and doesn’t hinder the ability to play, it is REALLY annoying. It makes designing difficult, and it’s really just a royal PITA.
The good news is, this has happened before. So it is fixable. EA has fixed this before. So, EA, get on it already!
Any players out there experiencing this? What device are you using? What version of the software are you using? Share your thoughts and some screenshots of how Zoomed in your town is, when it’s all the way zoomed out, in the comments below.