CIA Galaxy report

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CIA Galaxy report

#1 Post by muxec » Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:26 pm

It'd be cool to have something like CIA world repord (download it from CIA site) but for entire galaxy. It should be generated dynamically according to known info. There must be an ability to save it to file.

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Re: CIA Galaxy report

#2 Post by Ablaze » Wed Jul 21, 2004 5:04 pm

muxec wrote:There must be an ability to save it to file.
Or else what? It wouldn't be cool?

Post a link to this CIA report you speak of, I doubt most of us have seen it.
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#3 Post by Aquitaine » Wed Jul 21, 2004 5:41 pm

He's talking about this:

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/

It's one of the nicer things our spy agency does. :)
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#4 Post by Daveybaby » Thu Jul 22, 2004 8:39 am

Aquitaine wrote:It's one of the nicer things our spy agency does. :)
Huh, yeah, right. Except for the fact that they make it out of babies.
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#5 Post by PowerCrazy » Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:36 am

Yes that site is EXTREMELY informative. The idea might be cool too. If for the most part useless. But I think it would decrease the strategy of the game if all other empires information was known. Now could we modify the "factbook" to mirror your current infiltration of each empire? Perhaps...
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#6 Post by vishnou00 » Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:54 am

Such factbook could be used for spy reports. If a successful spy mission could retrieve excerpts from the enemy's factbook. Of course, it would only be useful if the factbook is private and always true (but a less successfull operations might provide approximative or false excerpts).

The facts (population, economy, stats) could be generated automatically, the more verbose information would be entered by the player, if they are so inclined.

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#7 Post by muxec » Tue Jul 27, 2004 4:50 pm

Not as report, JTR

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#8 Post by Prokonsul Piotrus » Sat Aug 07, 2004 4:44 pm

For starters, the 'public score' thingy could be turned on and off for a given game when creating it (like in Stars! or SE4), so if you don't like it, you don't use it.

If it is turned off, specific spy missions or relations (alliance) could provide you with additional info - that sounds like a good idea for me.

An ability to save it into a txt or other file would be useful as far as trading information and using it in tools not yet included in the main game (I am again thinking of Stars! ability to generate planets and fleet reports in txt files and of many programs people have written over the years to make use of them).
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