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by MikkoM
Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Developer (and artist? and sound?) recruiting
Replies: 91
Views: 38504

Re: Developer (and artist? and sound?) recruiting

Since tzlaine continues to be busy, and as a result of this not much is happening in the Ogre based combat system, it might be worth a shot to post an update to FreeOrion`s old recruitment post on Ogre Forums. So some time ago I asked one of the Ogre moderators about their policy towards updating re...
by MikkoM
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Natives
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Natives

Since this thread is in Brainstorming here is a brainstorming kind of a thought: If all of the major species aren`t used in a particular game, could it be possible to have a reduced, but still recognisable, version of one of those unused species to appear as a native species, or would something like...
by MikkoM
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Ruins, Relics and Derelicts oh my!
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Ruins, Relics and Derelicts oh my!

I was wondering.....Could there be a possibility of ancient Ruins on planets that could tell us more about the species that inhabited that planet, or maybe when you collinize you could discover hidden Relics that unlock unique technologies giving the player a minor advantage...maybe even floating s...
by MikkoM
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Scripting & Balancing
Topic: Making Space Monsters Cooler
Replies: 175
Views: 12646

Re: Making Space Monsters Cooler

Perhaps some monsters would be tagged as "one-of-a-kind", once they were placed, they would be removed from the list-- though there would be no guarantee that they will be placed. So could this mean that not every possible space monster would be in every game? If so, this sounds like a good idea, s...
by MikkoM
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: v0.3.16 Alpha Windows Installer
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: v0.3.16 Alpha Windows Installer

(although without a Linux build this time, unfortunately). Since the installer in question is already released, I can probably use this thread to ask a simple question about the quote above. As there is no statically-linked Linux version this time, is there any point in announcing this release on L...
by MikkoM
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: v0.3.16 Black Screen then Closes - Win7
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: v0.3.16 Black Screen then Closes - Win7

After years (literally) of this issue, I've recently added a check when loading the config.xml file to reject it if it's version is different from the current executable, so hopefully this won't happen anymore starting with v0.3.17. So the old config.xml is now automatically replaced with a new one...
by MikkoM
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Stockpiles
Replies: 43
Views: 2192

Re: Stockpiles

Sure, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It simply make high producing resource worlds more strategically important to defend, or capture. It probably wouldn`t be a bad thing as long as the economy system stays flexible enough, so that you can make the possibly needed focus setting changes dur...
by MikkoM
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Stockpiles
Replies: 43
Views: 2192

Re: Stockpiles

IMO, the real problem is the perceived need to switch between food or minerals or industry to grow and produce stuff in the short term. This is possible and beneficial (and thus necessary) due to stockpiles. Without them, the player will be (even more) forced to pick one focus and stick with it, as...
by MikkoM
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 0.3 graphics summary / sidepanel revision
Replies: 307
Views: 58101

Re: 0.3 graphics summary / sidepanel revision

The fleets window seems a more logical place to me... If desired, it could be modified to show multiple empires' fleets, possibly with a mode of rendering showing the much-reduced information (no name, no activity text, much smaller icon) as in the mockup. I also agree that the fleets window seems ...
by MikkoM
Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is this the designer who designed the first two MOO games?
Replies: 0
Views: 3155

Is this the designer who designed the first two MOO games?

I just recently found this youtube video that at least claims to be an interview with Simtex`s legendary game designer Steve Barcia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5DD0zPOB-A …but since I have never seen a picture of Steve Barcia I can`t really be sure that the man in the video is really him. Anywa...
by MikkoM
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After recent changes should the design documents be updated?
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: After recent changes should the design documents be updated?

You should probably be modifying a new version of the design documents for v0.4 rather than editing the v0.3 document. Much of the v0.3 stuff could be prepended to the v0.4 design pad to flush it out into a full v0.4 design document. And does "a new version of the design documents for v0.4" mean th...
by MikkoM
Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After recent changes should the design documents be updated?
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: After recent changes should the design documents be updated?

Someone else taking on the task would be helpful. Even if they're not completely aware of all the changes that have been discussed, they can make known changes. Well I can try to make some changes in the near future, but can`t guarantee that they will be good enough to warrant a permanent place in ...
by MikkoM
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After recent changes should the design documents be updated?
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: After recent changes should the design documents be updated?

Geoff is basically running the whole show on his own at this point. Do you volunteer to do the changes yourself? Well like you said as Geoff is basically running the whole show and is the author of most, if not all, of those changes it might be best if it would also be he who would make the documen...
by MikkoM
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After recent changes should the design documents be updated?
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

After recent changes should the design documents be updated?

There have been a lot of changes recently especially with the meter system and with the focus settings, but the design documents still talk about secondary foci and construction meter`s relationship with growth. And if the design documents are supposed to be “the game design of FreeOrion” this seems...
by MikkoM
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying to understand why there is no successor to Moo2/3 yet
Replies: 8
Views: 3569

Re: Trying to understand why there is no successor to Moo2/3 yet

- Why does it take so long for a great project like Free orion to get finished? (or reach playable status) Probably because no one is getting paid to do this and so everyone is working on their free time. Also projects like this are quite large with many different parts to consider, so they take a ...