i'm on implementing a hot seat mode now, cause i think there are numerous people out there who whish to play the game offline with their friends. what do you think?
I don't think it's necessary, because you can have two clients running on the same computer and swap between them to effectively play hotseat.
i've read that ver 3.13 is made in 2005
v0.3.13 was released at the end of May 2009.
if there is no solution in sight, man could invoke a java program which simulates a fight like you invoke the server with xml file command parameters.
i think with blender the meshes could be converted in the lightwave format.
You can write such a program if you want, but it won't be made part of the main FreeOrion program. More useful would be some C++ code that simulates the battle without user input, and outputs the results back to the server. This will be needed long-term to determine the outcome of battles that aren't manually controlled, and would be useful now to make the various parts and hulls and ship statistics more relevant to combat.
We've had various people start making stand-alone programs to work with FreeOrion in the past, but they've mostly been abandoned and left in a useless state. It would be much more helpful to contribute to the actual program so that if / when you decide to move on, there's something left of use. A separate Java program that no-one else knows how to maintain won't be useful.
i've found out, that if you want to split your forces over the dropdown menu in orion it crashes.
If you mean the right-click "Split Fleet" command, it works fine for me in the SVN version... Could you describe the process to produce this crash more specifically?
i've installed the ati radeon fglrx driver and now i can't sart the game in window mode nor i can uninstall it. i think it is the driver. in fullscreen, debugging is not possible.
can you tell me a way to execute it in window mode?
What do you mean by "can't start the game in window mode" ? Does it crash, or does it just always start in fullscreen mode? Did you previously tell it to start in fullscreen and now you can't get it to go back? If that's the case, try deleting your config.xml which should be in ~/.freeorion/ on Linux.