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by Dart00_Tech
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effects?
Replies: 38
Views: 1865

Re: Effects?

If i understand correctly the player would have a total of 20 troop points (5+10+8), The player would wonder why they did not have the full 23 (5+10+8+3) (The ATroops stacking bonus took precedence). Thats why I think we should say something about stacking in the description. "This offers xxx plus ...
by Dart00_Tech
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effects?
Replies: 38
Views: 1865

Re: Effects?

You write in the description: "Effect is non-stacking." Also, players don't research, or even know anything about stacking groups, so I don't see why that would be cause for confusion for the player. Example: Well if you research something like "ATroops", that gives your empire 5 troop points (one ...
by Dart00_Tech
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effects?
Replies: 38
Views: 1865

Re: Effects?

Ah...I get it.

Im wondering how I could explane Stacking effect groups to the player so they know whats going on if they reserach a stacking group that adds 5 to something each and the player wonders why they it only increased 5......
by Dart00_Tech
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effects?
Replies: 38
Views: 1865

Re: Effects?

Activation conditions and stacking groups are discussed here: http://freeorion.org/index.php/Effects#EffectsGroup In short, things with a stacking group don't stack with other things that have the same stacking group. So if you activate a effect with a stacking group name, and then later you resear...
by Dart00_Tech
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effects?
Replies: 38
Views: 1865

Re: Effects?

Ahhh..I see. What about this? Does this mean that this building stacks and it adds on the effects for every instance of the building? Whats "activation" mean? scope = Contains Source activation = Source stackinggroup = "BLD_MEGALITH_EFFECT" So the Megalith has a 1 time effect of 10 construction plus...
by Dart00_Tech
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effects?
Replies: 38
Views: 1865

Effects?

Im working on updating the English String table with up-to-date stats and have a question. BuildingType name = "BLD_MEGALITH" description = "BLD_MEGALITH_DESC" buildcost = 2500 buildtime = 10 location = And [ OwnedBy TheEmpire Source.Owner TargetPopulation low = 1 ] effectsgroups = [ EffectsGroup sc...
by Dart00_Tech
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3-D combat simulation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1065

Re: 3-D combat simulation?

I was wondering that same thing just a few days ago. Check this thread out. I add all my small questions on it...

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6495
by Dart00_Tech
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Removing Food?
Replies: 145
Views: 5081

Re: Removing Food?

Maybe instead of "growth" we could call it "Economy"?
by Dart00_Tech
Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Shipyard Concept...
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Shipyard Concept...

Well iv spent most of the day playing around and put together a very nice Shipyard with modules (addons). Here are some pictures and a 256x256 dramatic view with transparent background. Its about ~2000 polygons fully upgraded. Let me know if this comes in useful. Shipyard Empty: http://img254.images...
by Dart00_Tech
Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: My Hull Concepts... (Monsters and Drones Too)
Replies: 30
Views: 6312

Re: My Hull Concepts... (Monsters and Drones Too)

And as for using PD's stuff, his "Mark 1" hull graphic should be assigned to one of the hulls. Currently it only appears in the thumbnail of a "mark 1". Ill include that in my next update later today with the 8-bit graphics. EDIT: Alright...Iv redone all of them and now the file size is down to ~9M...
by Dart00_Tech
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: My Hull Concepts... (Monsters and Drones Too)
Replies: 30
Views: 6312

Re: My Hull Concepts... (Monsters and Drones Too)

I think all that needs to be changed is: a) Change what the default thumbnail is for designs that don't have one specified. I.E. look in "hull_small" for a file of the same name as the big graphic. Currently they all have "_small" appended to the name, but that could be changed. b) Use the small ve...
by Dart00_Tech
Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reporting a playtest
Replies: 16
Views: 1714

Re: Reporting a playtest

Which version were you playing? There was an issue with combat that was resolved pretty recently... My suggestion for the tech-tree is actually a major reform. But I reckon there's some hard work in the current one, and I'd suggest a few things that might make it easier to navigate through. It's ni...
by Dart00_Tech
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: My Hull Concepts... (Monsters and Drones Too)
Replies: 30
Views: 6312

Re: My Hull Concepts... (Monsters and Drones Too)

Hmmm, it appears the thumbnail images (such as appear in the fleet window) can be attached only to pre-made ship designs. Which is probably not what we want. I figured lil issues like this would crop up once we start to have unique hulls.... Also did I do the ship_hulls.txt update properly? Iv neve...
by Dart00_Tech
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: My Hull Concepts... (Monsters and Drones Too)
Replies: 30
Views: 6312

Re: My Hull Concepts... (Monsters and Drones Too)

There is no separate thumbnail graphic. I meant do I do anything with the 256x256 icons that got commited for them to be taken into effect in the game? Or are those not be used just yet? One time loading delay is fine; you'll notice something similar on the sidepanel in systems with asteroid belts....
by Dart00_Tech
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some help....
Replies: 28
Views: 1990

Re: Need some help....

Ya, im seeing a lot of the descryptions going south compared to the effects.

Ill download a tarball of all the updated txt files and cross refrence them all and see if i can bring them upto date.