FeXoR

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  • Birthday 03/03/1978

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    Florian
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    Physics:
    - If 'our' interpretation (not the formula) of the general theory of relativity turns out correct
    - How 'we' manage to get rid of time as a so far widely needed variable (IMO needed for a deeper understanding of the structure of... well, 'it all')

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    - The different infinities IMO caused by a poor definition of 'countably infinite' and the hair-raising 'proof' of the existence of cardinal numbers.

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    - Ensure system stability

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    Gaming: RTS games mainly and mapping/modding them

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  1. Textures are automatically blended. See http://trac.wildfiregames.com/wiki/Atlas_Manual_Terrain_Tab#Texturepriority for information on the priority. Textures are still tile based and some textures doesn't blend well next to each other, we are aware of that. Handling more than one texture per tile is not really planned AFAIK. There are a lot of tickets with the aim to improve Atlas in general also including brushes. Some other aspects have heavily been worked on like the GUI but ATM we don't have a developer/contributor focusing on Atlas I'm afraid so things will move slowly.
  2. Why not? Handling a spear on the back of a horse is quite cumbersome. I'd expect that to result in slow attack speed. Concerning balancing the attack speed doesn't really matter but the damage per time. If that is to low it can be raised by increasing the damage. Armor effects a portion of damage so also no problem there. High damage/low attack speed only makes a difference at the first blow. And spear cavalry dealing high damage in the first blow actually makes total sense to me. So (besides siege) spear units are a good choice for having a slow attack. (I also like that we actually make use of the stats we have in a wide range) @wowgetoffyourcellphone: I hardly find "Looks ridiculous" a very convincing statement especially as what we are used to is often influenced by videos and those are rarely focusing on realism.
  3. IMO this a bug in the AI and thus should be fixed there. It would be nice to be able to paint passability in atlas as terrain textures and elevation. I don't think invisible objects are to be used for that.
  4. @jeffnz: SVN takes care of only updating changes. It doesn't matter how long it was since you last checked out You can "SVN ignore" the binaries. That way they won't get updated when you update 0 A.D.. You will need to recompile when something in the C++ part changed. Otherwise there should be no problems.
  5. If I understand correctly you want to change sounds. Sound files (or their formats) is usually not referred to as code. Do you want to change the format or the content of a sound file? Do you mean you have created a sound (How? Format? Program?) and put it into a game? Into which game? I don't really understand what you try to achive and what you allready have done so I find it hard to help you. Could you try to explain it in other words?
  6. IMO "heroes" with a unique name that cannot be spawned again after death are for campaignes (maybe for scenarios, too). For skirmishes/random maps (and maybe scenarios) "heroes" should be a generic leader with some specific skills rather than a specific person (A list of names could be given to make it more personalized. Irrelevant for gameplay though). Then it wouldn't be any problem a "Hero" could be "rebuild" (because it wouldn't be the same person). Training such a unit should indeed need a long time. I put "Hero" in quoteation marks because IMO a hero cannot be trained or planned (at least not with a great chance of success) because any person can become a hero if he has unique views/skills/way of acting and (during our time frame) survived against the odds having done what maybe many have done before but where more often mentioned and had more "luck" in surviving. So a person becomes a hero, he isn't made as one. IMO that "Hero" concept we have (as is) is more what we are used to from literature or movies than from reality.
  7. Hi @Servo ! @Map sizes: The biggest maps in 0 A.D. (original content only) are 512x512 terrain tiles ("Giant" for random maps). There are several maps available of that size (Likely not a complete list!): - Scenarios: Necropolis, Peleponnesian War - Skirmishes: Two Seas - Random maps: All (change the map size option on the bottom right to "Giant") Bigger maps are possible (2084x2048 tile maps has been reported to be played on) but I wouldn't recommend it. I also like regenerating resources/living maps Have a pleasent stay
  8. Since all of the contributors are volunteers things are done by whoever finds the motivation to work on it. In this case, if you want Hebrew language (font and translation), you may want to participate and add it yourself or motivate a member of the community (team member or not) to do so, @Squizen That does by no means you are alone on this! You can ask questions here in the forum or the development chat. If the font package is ready the translation will usually be done by many people (preferably native Hebrew speakers in this case). Step one would be to find a font that is compatible with 0 A.D. licenses (project overview and licensing) and fontbuilding system, so why not start there and search for one that suits you? One step after the other and you can manage what you might have though you couldn't You don't have to read and/or understand all of the links at once, I just meant to give you hints where to find out how it can be done (and allready has been done for other non-latin languages).
  9. Hi @Squizen and welcome to the forum Thanks for letting us know you tried and like 0 A.D. It's definitely possible to add other languages. As far as I know we don't have a hebrew character set but it could be added. This has been done e.g. for east asian fonts. Due to their size they are not included in the default release versions of 0 A.D. but have to be downloaded seperately (see the links above, We, Wildfire Games, provide the downloads). Have a pleasent stay
  10. Thanks for introducing yourself Please let us know if you suceed building 0 A.D. or if you need more help EDIT: If you find any information missing/missleading or errors in our wiki please let us know
  11. (I don't find browsers enforcing https funny...)
  12. Hi @jeffnz Welcome to the 0 A.D. forum! Don't take me to serious on this one because I didn't compile the game for more than a year and never used Fedora or RedHat. It looks like you experience a "hardening" linker problem similar to this: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1343892 (That may also contain a solution if you are willing to dive into that) I hope a developer more experienced with the build process will show up soon Have a pleasent stay EDIT: Another link (similar bugreport): https://issues.asterisk.org/jira/browse/ASTERISK-25726 So maybe installing the redhat-rpm-config package fixes the issue *hope*
  13. Maybe also set @leper's last post as "Best answer"?
  14. I'd prefer a civilization selection screen like https://wildfiregames.com/forum/index.php?/topic/19724-design-civillization-name/&do=findComment&comment=305418 allowing to chose multiple civilizations to be selected (one of them then chosen randomly). Also giving the option of using a random civilization but not use the same civilization twice will require checks every time one player selects/deselects a civilization for some combinations will simply make chosing unique civilizations impossible (like all 4 players in a game select the same 3 civilizations to draw from). While this still is possible players civilization choices will interfer with other players likelyhood of getting a specific civilization which is IMO unwanted. Another option would be to make it a game wide setting to only use random civilizations and try to avoid duplication. However, to many settings for the game (for all players in that game) will make it harder to agree on game settings in a multiplayer game - which also should be considered. In general I like that idea @balduin just that I like the "random from a preselected set" idea more
  15. If we use that we don't have the files on our server - which is what we want to avoid.so that's not an option IMO.