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#21 Mythos_Ruler

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:31 PM

Sounds like a good excuse to implement Level of Detail in the game. Replace existing (now very high poly - by standards 5 years ago) models with low poly versions. Remove animations, and make units move around like chess pieces if needed. Use mip-mapping features, and change the defaults for shadows and water rendering.

I'm sure you guys can get it to work, and it would be an awesome platform to add to list of compatible OSs.


I want features, not Android compatibility. Posted Image IMHO, this whole Android thing is just a distraction.
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#22 k776

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:06 PM

I want features, not Android compatibility. Posted Image IMHO, this whole Android thing is just a distraction.


I couldn't agree more, esp when it's halted the development of the new path finder... :-(

Philip, please re-assess priorities:

Pathfinder affects all
Android compatability affects only a few
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:00 PM

Honestly, I find it pointless to even try to start for the android system.. My phone will NEVER be able to run this game due to the simple fact that phones ARE NOT MEANT TO PLAY 2-24 hour GAMES..

Just sayin..


Don't get me wrong.. being able to play this game on my phone would be AMAZING.. but i want to play it on my Computer to the games fullest compatibly before i even want to attempt to think of looking at software for my phone..

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#24 Wijitmaker

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:30 PM

I couldn't agree more, esp when it's halted the development of the new path finder... :-(

I respectfully disagree. 0 A.D. already is filling in a niche market as a free open source RTS (with a small number of competitors). If 0 A.D. could get on the Android it would be without comparison to any other strategy game available in that market. The Android community would eat that up, and surely run with this bringing more publicity and attention to the project - with the hope that more programmers/animators would be interested in joining as well.

Also, people who volunteer on this game tend to do what they find to be fun and enjoyable work to them. Self satisfaction is often the greatest motivator to continue contributing. Philip obviously enjoys this and seems some benefit because if he didn't - he wouldn't be doing so. Perhaps he just needs a break from tedious pathfinding coding - only Philip can say for sure.

I understand you guys have a plan and it is deviating, so that is a bit annoying - but I say, cut the guy a bit of slack ;)

I too would like to see gameplay features implemented too, but there are more programmers on the team besides Philip aren't there?

Oh, and don't just think phones - think tablets.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:53 PM

We don't even have the game working 100% on OSX yet.

Oh, and don't just think phones - think tablets.


Indeed, and a whole new UI control scheme, artwork, et al. This is way beyond your garden variety feature creep.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:10 PM

If you want Ykkrosh to only work on pathfinding, employ him under a real contract. Not giving him a contract and demanding that he work as if he had one is just disrespectful and can quickly deplete anyone's motivation to work.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:12 PM

(Lets get this topic back on track guys!!)


Look here everyone, a new Roman building:

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:45 PM

(Lets get this topic back on track guys!!)


Look here everyone, a new Roman building:

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oh... lovely :victory:

it's barracks?
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:51 PM

oh... lovely :victory:

it's barracks?


Yes it is :)
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:51 PM

I respectfully disagree. 0 A.D. already is filling in a niche market as a free open source RTS (with a small number of competitors). If 0 A.D. could get on the Android it would be without comparison to any other strategy game available in that market. The Android community would eat that up, and surely run with this bringing more publicity and attention to the project - with the hope that more programmers/animators would be interested in joining as well.

Also, people who volunteer on this game tend to do what they find to be fun and enjoyable work to them. Self satisfaction is often the greatest motivator to continue contributing. Philip obviously enjoys this and seems some benefit because if he didn't - he wouldn't be doing so. Perhaps he just needs a break from tedious pathfinding coding - only Philip can say for sure.

I understand you guys have a plan and it is deviating, so that is a bit annoying - but I say, cut the guy a bit of slack ;)

I too would like to see gameplay features implemented too, but there are more programmers on the team besides Philip aren't there?

Oh, and don't just think phones - think tablets.

i don't have any Android phone or tablet, and i would prefer pathfinding feature to Android implementation, but i agree with you: it's an open source game after all
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:53 PM

Here's another Roman building:

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:53 PM

If you want Ykkrosh to only work on pathfinding, employ him under a real contract. Not giving him a contract and demanding that he work as if he had one is just disrespectful and can quickly deplete anyone's motivation to work.

Philip can do whatever he wants. But with respect to you, some of us have put 100s or 1000s of hours into this game. I think we've earned the right to give our opinion.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:58 PM

Here's another Roman building:

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very nice :cheers:

it's the perspective, or the porch tiles are larger than roof tiles?
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:58 PM

(Lets get this topic back on track guys!!)


Look here everyone, a new Roman building:


Acojonante! (spanish word for "fu***** awesome" ^_^) :)
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:00 PM

Philip can do whatever he wants. But with respect to you, some of us have put 100s or 1000s of hours into this game. I think we've earned the right to give our opinion.


maybe you team guys should discuss this question internally ;)
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:02 PM

it's the perspective, or the porch tiles are larger than roof tiles?


Nope, that's just me being rubbish at UV mapping ;)
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:29 PM

maybe you team guys should discuss this question internally ;)

Probably a good idea, or move the discussion to the appropriate 'Android' thread. Posted Image
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:31 PM

Philip can do whatever he wants. But with respect to you, some of us have put 100s or 1000s of hours into this game. I think we've earned the right to give our opinion.

What an incredibly immature outburst. If you want to start a new thread somewhere and explain what this has to do with me - please do! Maybe you should make it clearer in the forum rules that it is reserved for official team members only?
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:32 PM

If you want to start a new thread somewhere and explain what this has to do with me - please do! Maybe you should make it clearer in the forum rules that it is reserved for official team members only?

I didn't say you did not have the right to your opinion. Perhaps reread what I said. As far as I could tell, you told the rest of us to sit and spin in regards to our opinion on your pet project.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:46 PM

I didn't say you did not have the right to your opinion. Perhaps reread what I said. As far as I could tell, you told the rest of us to sit and spin in regards to our opinion on your pet project.

Whatever. I'm out of here.
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