Author Topic: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).  (Read 749 times)

Offline x4000

  • Chris Park, Arcen Games Founder and Lead Designer
  • Administrator
  • Zenith Council Member Mark III
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,462
Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« on: April 07, 2017, 07:50:08 PM »
Basically this is now out: https://wiki.arcengames.com/index.php?title=AI_War_2:Earlier_Than_Early_Alpha#Version_0.117_New_Planetary_Sidebar

It has a variety of things that are inwork in it, some of which might be considered temporary steps backwards (the buttons are a bit smallish and awkward now), but that's the nature of progress.  Fits and spurts. ;)  Overall it's a lot of strides forward and getting our systems set up so that we can get actual art in there for the buttons, and get actual proper organization in there for the ship icons.

There are some performance issues with the ship icons thing at the moment, which Keith fixed in 0.118, but that's not out partly because I think it might cause some other issues.  We may use a hybrid of some of my other sprite drawing stuff to help with the performance of certain bits of the unity gui, I don't know.  That's something we're still investigating.

If the new release causes any intractable problems over the weekend, there is an alpha0116 beta branch on steam that you can revert to if you wish.  Cinth is also working on lots of new ship graphics integrations to be ready for Keith to wire up whenever he has a spare bit of time, and I'm excited about that.  Blue's been really busy over the last month, and a lot of that stuff hasn't been reflected in the game yet.

Happy weekend, everybody!
Have ideas or bug reports for one of our games?  Mantis for Suggestions and Bug Reports. Thanks for helping to make our games better!

Offline Cinth

  • Global Moderator
  • Core Member Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,517
  • Volunteer and occasional contractor
Re: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 10:53:08 PM »
Cinth is also working on lots of new ship graphics integrations


 :D  Officially back to work.  Going to have lots of new ships coming online soon!  And when I say soon, I'm not talking Valve time  ;)
Quote from: keith.lamothe
Opened your save. My computer wept. Switched to the ST planet and ship icons filled my screen, so I zoomed out. Game told me that it _was_ totally zoomed out. You could seriously walk from one end of the inner grav well to the other without getting your feet cold.

Offline kasnavada

  • Hero Member Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 911
Re: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2017, 02:29:26 AM »
:)

I'm not sure how the icon thingy scales but it would probably look better if there was 10 icons large because there is 10 squads per unit caps.
Also the squads could show how damage they are by being "grayed" (if 25% damaged, 25% of the icon is grayed from the top for example).
« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 02:57:10 AM by kasnavada »

Offline Chthon

  • Sr. Member Mark II
  • ****
  • Posts: 392
Re: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2017, 10:57:37 PM »
:)

I'm not sure how the icon thingy scales but it would probably look better if there was 10 icons large because there is 10 squads per unit caps.
Also the squads could show how damage they are by being "grayed" (if 25% damaged, 25% of the icon is grayed from the top for example).

Ooh, wait, what if it grayed out like a growing circular slice of the icon?

Offline chemical_art

  • Core Member Mark IV
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,857
  • Fabulous
Re: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 11:33:17 AM »
I intentionally stay away from these forums to preserve an element of surprise. Well, that and school. Anyway I am super excited to when it is in a semi-friendly state (I guess it is not yet?)

Anyway good luck!
Life is short. Have fun.

Offline x4000

  • Chris Park, Arcen Games Founder and Lead Designer
  • Administrator
  • Zenith Council Member Mark III
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,462
Re: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 11:34:50 AM »
Thanks guys!

And yep, chemical_art, it's not to that state just yet.  But it's coming along!
Have ideas or bug reports for one of our games?  Mantis for Suggestions and Bug Reports. Thanks for helping to make our games better!

Offline BadgerBadger

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 268
  • BadgerBadgerBadgerBadger
Re: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 04:59:45 PM »
The models Blue/Cinth have been working on.... Fleetships? Starships? New Turrets?

Offline Cinth

  • Global Moderator
  • Core Member Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,517
  • Volunteer and occasional contractor
Re: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 02:32:23 AM »
The models Blue/Cinth have been working on.... Fleetships? Starships? New Turrets?


I'd tell you but then the Special Forces would kill you.   >D
Quote from: keith.lamothe
Opened your save. My computer wept. Switched to the ST planet and ship icons filled my screen, so I zoomed out. Game told me that it _was_ totally zoomed out. You could seriously walk from one end of the inner grav well to the other without getting your feet cold.

Offline x4000

  • Chris Park, Arcen Games Founder and Lead Designer
  • Administrator
  • Zenith Council Member Mark III
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,462
Re: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 09:48:52 AM »
The models Blue/Cinth have been working on.... Fleetships? Starships? New Turrets?

Yes, yes, and yes. :)
Have ideas or bug reports for one of our games?  Mantis for Suggestions and Bug Reports. Thanks for helping to make our games better!

Offline BadgerBadger

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 268
  • BadgerBadgerBadgerBadger
Re: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2017, 09:59:27 AM »
Uh oh..... Chris, are the special forces coming to get me now?

Offline x4000

  • Chris Park, Arcen Games Founder and Lead Designer
  • Administrator
  • Zenith Council Member Mark III
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,462
Re: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2017, 10:46:45 AM »
No, they'd only come for you if he told you.  It's just the Nemesis that is coming for anyone who read my post.

Oops, did I not mention that? ;)
Have ideas or bug reports for one of our games?  Mantis for Suggestions and Bug Reports. Thanks for helping to make our games better!

Offline eRe4s3r

  • Core Member Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,765
Re: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2017, 11:26:35 AM »
I intentionally stay away from these forums to preserve an element of surprise. Well, that and school. Anyway I am super excited to when it is in a semi-friendly state (I guess it is not yet?)

Anyway good luck!

Same here, I once ruined a game for me by playing alpha and beta (Divinity: Original Sin) it's mainly why I only backed AI War 2 as I did, I don't even want the "lure" to have a key sitting there, a game icon in steam telling me that I have it... although it was nice that a lot of feedback we gave during alpha really made it into the game (The start of D:OS was FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR worse than it is in remake version where they finally took to listen to us that a tutorial cave that is mandatory without a skip (because skill-books and tons of loot.....) is maybe not a smart idea... now you can skip it and gain all the important items)

When it is presentable and in a state where both keith and x4000 think it's pleasing to play and look at, then and only then will I hit "install" and play ;P Imo it is important that at least some keep their first impression .. well, a true first impression. Only then can a good feedback be formed after all.

When the game is ready to be played "for realz" (as in, systems, emergent AI behavior, balance and stuff like that) I hope we get a hint. ;p
Proud member of the Initiative for Bigger Weapons EV. - Bringer of Additive Blended Doom - Vote for Lore, get free cookie

Offline x4000

  • Chris Park, Arcen Games Founder and Lead Designer
  • Administrator
  • Zenith Council Member Mark III
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,462
Re: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2017, 11:28:22 AM »
We will definitely be letting you know when that's the case. :)
Have ideas or bug reports for one of our games?  Mantis for Suggestions and Bug Reports. Thanks for helping to make our games better!

Offline BadgerBadger

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 268
  • BadgerBadgerBadgerBadger
Re: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2017, 09:57:27 AM »
So how's .118 coming?

Offline x4000

  • Chris Park, Arcen Games Founder and Lead Designer
  • Administrator
  • Zenith Council Member Mark III
  • *****
  • Posts: 30,462
Re: Quickie notification about 0.117 (it's out).
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2017, 10:18:23 AM »
It's coming along!  Lots of invisible-for-now changes from Keith heading through svn.  A lot of ships and larger game mechanics rely on the things I've been seeing him add, so that's exciting stuff even if it's not yielding immediate visible results.  Kind of makes for more of an explosion of stuff later, I guess. :)
Have ideas or bug reports for one of our games?  Mantis for Suggestions and Bug Reports. Thanks for helping to make our games better!