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0 A.D. Pre-Alpha 2 Released


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#1 Jeru

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:53 PM

Wildfire Games proudly announces the release of a second pre-alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. Although it's not a playable release yet, it includes a new pathfinding system, training queues, a dynamic minimap and more. This progress in gameplay, graphics, audio, and GUI brings us closer to the alpha version set in July.

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To recap, some of the changes since the last pre-alpha include:
  • Added new unit movement system, for precise pathfinding and obstacle avoidance.
  • Added training queues in buildings.
  • Added units to the minimap.
  • Added initial audio integration with gameplay code.
  • Gameplay fixes in projectile models and population bonuses.
  • Graphics fixes in unit outline shapes and animation synchronisation.
  • For modders and developers: Added automatic RNG validation of entity template XML files; Added documentation of entity template XML file format.
  • Fixed compatibility bugs with Windows x64 and with OS X.
  • Various other changes and bug fixes and optimisations - see the SVN log.
An overview of the gameplay feature status is on our wiki. There is still a lot of work to be done, though. If you want to be part of this effort too, you're welcome to get involved!

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Edited by Jeru, 20 August 2010 - 08:34 AM.

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#2 Gallaecio

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:24 PM

Great, guys. Arch Linux package is on the way.
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#3 xsoh

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:23 PM

Awesoooooome!! It's something good to see game like this...
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#4 eggman

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 04:27 AM

I just downloaded and ran it, and I am absolutely stunned at how gorgeous everything looks. Great job team!
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#5 SMST

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:51 AM

Well, i think the trainig and building buttons are a bit too small ... i had actually trouble reading the descriptions. I would suggest to enlarge them a bit.

Also, i had some problems that my workers would just stop collecting resources after a time.

Otherwise, it's great. Nice to hear some music and sound. Also, it's great that units do now correctly take their positions as they march to a location.

Looking forward to July!
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#6 Arthur_D

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:16 PM

Great work folks!
Currently downloading from SVN after I tried the pre-alpha 2 package, and I'm going to svn up and test the game regularly. I want to keep an eye on this as this has been a long-time dream - a decent historical RTS for Linux!

Thanks a lot for your effort! :D
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#7 xbody

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:39 AM

Nice!
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