Interactive and immersive learning Our modern world is dominated by electronics. With a diverse range of careers in electronics available for young and adult minds alike, CRUMB offers an easy to use and interactive introduction to electronic circuitry. Fully realised in 3D, you can construct prototype circuits as you would at the workbench without the risk of terminal component failure or the hassle of ordering individual components. Large Catalogue that continues to grow Infinite combinations and possibilities Version 1.0 of CRUMB comes with a great selection of starter components to allow you to jump straight in to creating prototype circuits. First, I think it’s a little unfair that this isn’t in software and is instead listed as a Simulation Game. It certainly hasn’t got anything for you to really complete, no tasks (not even for learning) nor accomplishments (Even in the most sandbox of sim games you still have gameplay loops, something that is simply not in the scope of Crumb). It should really be listed as software imo.
With the catalogue available it is possible to study the workings of transistors & audio filtering, all the way to programming an EEPROM to run a basic program. For the beginner, it is possible to learn and understand the basics of interactivity, and for the enthusiast it is possible to analyse and perfect prototypes before constructing real world models. Using the built-in oscilloscope and analysis views, it is possible to see clearly the interaction between components from within the wires themselves Community driven development CRUMB will continually be updated and expanded beyond version 1.0. Through community feedback and suggestion, there will be many more components and features added in the future.
If it had some goals / scenarios, ways of unlocking parts by achieving challenges or something, then perhaps it could be considered a simulation game. First is UX. Crumb’s UI doesn’t scale atm, a shame since it’s in Unity and thus if it’s using modern Unity UI options it should be able to get this up and running quite easily. I use a 4K monitor with 150% DPI Scaling and there are text-walls for using some components (e.g. the character display) that is a legitimate pain to read due to how tiny it is. Tooltips take too long to appear when mousing over things, and screen-tearing is common despite it being internally capped at 60FPS since there’s no vsync options. Many tooltips cannot be resized which is very annoying when there’s a legitimate short-story of a manual for operating a part inside that panel. I think all this could easily be fixed however but we’ll have to wait and see.
Second is learning. I’ve dabbled lightly in microelectronics myself, a few boxes of this and that and some arduino kits on my shelf, the biggest advantage to crumb really is the ease of not digging out each part and not worrying about damage or missing pieces or hoping you have the right resistor going spare. However, if you don’t have some basic understanding, or even need a refresher, Crumb does a bad job at teaching. There are a few pre-packed designs, each with a sentence or two of text to roughly tell you what something does in principle. You’ll find that Crumb forgets many basics, late into its pre-made designs it’ll tell you to use voltage and current views but they’ve never been explained, basic principles of voltage/current/resistance are absent, there’s no “Now you do it” type tutorials where you can learn by doing to reinforce your understanding. The program also forgets to explain wiring or even how a breadboard is laid out to make connections underneath. It’s simple stuff, but definitely a big obstacle to beginners. It basically explains a few loose principles, hopes you get them, often doesn’t explain what the part is really doing underneath, and then the only way to learn more is leaving Crumb and learning externally or experimenting until it somehow works *and* you understand how it did so.
HOW TO INSTALL GAME CRUMB Circuit Simulator (v1.01)
First, you will need the Daemon Tool and WinRAR (or similar software) before you start installing the game.
Remember to turn off the Firewall, Antivirus before extracting and installing, because they will block or delete cracked files during extracting/installation.
Run file setup
After extracting .rar files (compressed file) above, there are 3 cases:
.ISO Files (or disk format file):
Right-click the .iso file -> DAEMON Tools -> Mount to -> select the drive you want to mount. Click the Drive you just mounted, double-click the .exe file and go through the installation step by step.
The name of the setup file might be different for your case, but you just need to consider the .exe file. Double click it and follow the step-by-step instructions while installing.
No .iso files as well as setup files:
This case is easy, you don't need to do anything, just play the game right now. Click on the .exe file to play the game!
After you finish installing game CRUMB Circuit Simulator (v1.01), enjoy a good time playing the game. Wish you a good day!