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by Underling
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: Story
Topic: The Campaign Mode
Replies: 37
Views: 4752

Re: The Campaign Mode

Because the concept "environmental maintenance robots" is good and and its within out abilities to untie them from the original storyline. If Underling dosn't like what we've done (sadly he's not here anymore so we can't ask for advice) we could always change the name and create a fully new race ba...
by Underling
Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Story
Topic: The Silexians
Replies: 22
Views: 7220

Re: The Silexians

wow! I'm happy to see that someone is playing with this idea. This looks like a very nice retcon that brings them in line with current thought & keeps the core concept. Thanks for taking the time to look at them.

The 'Ling
by Underling
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: First impressions of MoO3
Replies: 7
Views: 3446

Re: First impressions of MoO3

oh GOD I hated that game. The vanilla version is an abomination, and after hanging in that community for a year and a half, the finished product left me so bitter, that I ripped it off my HD and never looked back. For what its worth, I heard that some of the fan made mods go a long way toward making...
by Underling
Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: update?
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

update?

Do we have any update on how the Ogre integration is going? Any estimate on when an Ogre tech demo or mainline update will be ready?

I know quite a bit of work has been going on for 0.4, but little of that is visible to the public. Any info you can provide would be appreciated.
by Underling
Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You guys are still here? Really?
Replies: 24
Views: 9423

Re: You guys are still here? Really?

I think there are more of us oldtimers lurking than you may suspect. I'm in here weekly to read up on the progress & I do playtest the releases.

I wish I had the time/aptitudes to do more.

The 'Ling
by Underling
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Top Priority Game Design
Topic: Diplomacy Preliminary
Replies: 147
Views: 46059

Re: Diplomacy Preliminary

All interesting ideas so far. i especially like the concept of seperating an AI ruler's desires and his population's. That type of system allows for freedom of action, but penalizes diplomats (AI or real) for actions unpopular with the public, allowing PR and diplomacy to still have an effect. I wou...
by Underling
Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: The Help Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 43560

Re: The Help Thread

Thanks for the clarification Geoff.

I have to say that although progress has slowed ovver the last year or so, this is a very nice step forward. The efforts of the regular contributors (you, tzlaine, tyreth, the art & music crews, etc...) should be commended.

Thanks,

The 'Ling
by Underling
Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: The Help Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 43560

Re: The Help Thread

Alright, I've uploaded the new installer. Problem should be solved. Thanks! it does run now so it appears that the problem is (mostly) solved. I hesitate to mention this, but I did notice that there is significant lag when opening the production screen. I've timed it to as high as 7 seconds. This i...
by Underling
Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: The Help Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 43560

Re: The Help Thread

I'm getting the same problem. Uninstalled RC5 and reinstalled 6 today. When attempting to run the program, the following windowed error message occurs: C:\Program Files\FreeOrion\freeorion.exe this application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the a...
by Underling
Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:32 am
Forum: Design Archive
Topic: Space Combat: Preliminaries
Replies: 48
Views: 35060

OK, finally a reason to post. I've been lurking so long I forgot what a post screen looked like. :wink: I tend to play the Orions in a similar fashion to you. As for combat itself, I would suggest that it should play a relatively minor part of the game overall. I would like it to be tactical, but wi...
by Underling
Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: Master of Orion 4 announced!
Replies: 19
Views: 53370

umm... guys?

did you look at the date? I know pd posted a little in advance for the rest of us, but this is definately an April Fools post.

For just a moment, I was truly scared. :wink:
by Underling
Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General 0.3 Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 26533

My brief vision of tutorial suggestion: [...] Have you looked at the Quick Play Guide ? It covers most or all of what you suggest should be in a tutorial... I think the problem Geoff is that many gamers don't ever examine a print guide, let alone a HTML file while playing a game. If the answer is n...
by Underling
Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Release schedule
Replies: 8
Views: 5111

That sounds excellent. More frequent releases should go far in keeping a high level of interest among the community. As a teacher, parent of a 1.5 year old, and Grad student my time is not always my own. However, I do check these boards several times a day (it counts towards my daily "down time") I ...
by Underling
Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks to the Programmers 0.3
Replies: 9
Views: 2085

We have decided to release incremental builds every month (minimum). 0.4 will take a lot of work because it's going to be a detailed combat engine. However, you can expect many more releases building up to it with bugfixes and other improvements. So, on that note: 0.3.1 is due out at the end of Jan...
by Underling
Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks to the Programmers 0.3
Replies: 9
Views: 2085

Bravo gentlemen, bravo! I have anxiously been waiting to see the improvements discussed over the last year or so implemented in a new release. Hopefully 0.3 will draw back some of the old standby contributers along with the some new blood. My only question is what's the projected release date for 0....