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  1. Andrettin

    ===[TASK]=== Removing all carpets from the game

    I am not quarreling. You made a claim, and I asked for sources, that's all. This is common procedure in projects that strive for historical accuracy (like 0 AD). Usually when someone makes a proposal for a change that relates to historical accuracy here, people ask for references. That is perfectly reasonable, as otherwise how can people know that the claim is substantiated? Consider for instance what happened to the Europa Barbarorum project. For years they added content to their mod based on the say-so of a team member who they trusted because he was a friend. That team member claimed to do primary research in an Irish monastery. When that person was asked for sources, he would tell that his research was too bleeding edge for there to be published sources, and other reasons. Eventually people caught up that he was inventing things wholecloth, and that him being a researcher in an Irish monastery was a lie. For a project to protect itself against such things (or against innocent misinformation), it is important to ask for sources. I am NOT saying that that is the case with you, note, I'm only mentioning the story to emphasize the relevance of sourcing.
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    ===[TASK]=== Removing all carpets from the game

    Academics discuss the nonexistence of things all the time, and in any case it should be perfectly possible to provide sources to at least corroborate what you just said on your second paragraph. "Go look it up on Perseus" is hardly proper sourcing, you didn't even say which entry there would contain the relevant information. In my opinion, since this is your suggestion, it's up to you to provide specific references, rather than asking others to invest hours in looking it up when asked for sources. I know this is a game forum, so academic rigor is not to be expected, but nevertheless references of some kind are still important, specially for suggestions that are supposed to improve historical accuracy. There's also the question of artistic license. Sometimes it's ok to have a bit of (intentional) historical inaccuracy (or exaggeration) if it makes a building or unit more interesting, or more recognizable.
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    ===[TASK]=== Removing all carpets from the game

    IMO that is a pretty radical change to make without any sources being provided. Would you care to provide any?
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    Render Dump

    There is some cool mech concept art in OpenGameArt.com which could be used for the design of such an easter egg unit for 0 AD, e.g.: https://opengameart.org/content/sci-fi-vehicles-collection
  5. This is true. It's something I've been considering for Wyrmsun, too. But doing pathfinder multithreaded is very difficult to do without either 1. losing determinism or 2. losing the performance improvements multithreading would provide. Losing determinism is not as big a deal for single player games, but for multiplayer ones it is essential, or else different players will end up with different game states. The UI could certainly be handled in a thread of its own, though (if it isn't already).
  6. As you know, the Page Down and Page Up buttons rotate entities in the scenario editor. Unfortunately, this also happens even if the scenario editor window has no focus. So, for example, if you are making a map, Alt+Tab to your browser to post on a forum, press Page Down or Up a few times while viewing said forum, and then come back to the editor, the entity will have been rotated.
  7. Farm queues aren't in? Oh darn... I hope there'll at least be an idle villager button. EDIT: Eh, there's filter to replace with "darn"? A bit too much I think, the replaced word is hardly a vulgar one
  8. Indeed, I feel the same way. And saying that higher APM being necessary to play well is something *good* is a bit too much for me as well. The more a high APM is required by a RTS game, the less strategic it actually is, the more it becomes a fight against the interface.
  9. IMO "Population Limit" for A and "Maximum Population Limit" for B work well.
  10. Andrettin

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year! Much success with the further development of this wonderful project!
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    Terrain idea

    I'm not sure how the Pyrogenesis pathfinder works, but wouldn't it calculate the "cost" of moving through each "tile" (since IIRC it uses an A* pathfinding algorithm)? If it does that, it would just be a matter of changing the "cost" depending on terrain speed.
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    ===[TASK]=== Athena Parthenos Statue

    There doesn't seem to be any license attached to it? Under "License", it just says "Free (Personal and Commercial)", which is not really a license. Nor do their terms of use explain much more about that: http://www.cadnav.com/help/disclaimer.html The possibility of that model being compatible with the CC-BY-SA 3.0 seems rather bleak to me...
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    ===[TASK]=== Athena Parthenos Statue

    Do you mean the file I linked to, which describes the license of DE's artwork, isn't accurate?
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    ===[TASK]=== Athena Parthenos Statue

    All Delenda Est art seems to be under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license: https://github.com/JustusAvramenko/delenda_est/blob/master/Contributors and License.txt
  15. Stratagus has the same license as Pyrogenesis, so it wouldn't be any different in that regard It does, actually. Stratagus is just the engine, and there have been new, open-source games made with it (Aleona's Tales, Bos Wars, Wyrmsun). But it is a 2D-only engine.
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