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44 minutes ago, Loki1950 said:

That would work for Linux just a separate package while OSX could use a media bundle though I imagine curating that extra stuff would be a handful ;)

The forums are literally full of stuff of which some would fit this 'extras' content, and in various fields of interest. E.g. (and just e.g.), having studied history I have a vivid memory of the whole Kushit research and the interest it created for me (« Jee, these guys do a sh*t ton of historical research before even starting the graphics/modelisation that'll eventually lead to adding a new civ into the game! ») i.e. it inspired me respect as well as a will to contribute. For other it'll be more Graphics, or Code efficiency... Now the forum is also a time heavy place for newcomers to find such valuable 'extras' imho. atm though I have no specific idea on how we, as a community, could select and vote for some of the best contents around here. Just that it'd be nice if it also helped newcomers to (easily, visually) get where some more luv would do great to further improve the game -- and sorry for my English.

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The art repository would probably be a good place to start for extra stuff.

As to where we could use some help, I have a few ideas but I guess I usually wait for people to ask before suggesting them :)

It's better to wait a bit for people to show what they can do so I can orient them better.

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7 hours ago, Loki1950 said:

That method would only work with Windows we also support Apple(OSX) and Linux which do not use installers but package managers adding extra media would also increase our already large download size in which the media are in compressed formats.

Enjoy the Choice :)

It may be Bonus folder in game directory after installing/unpack. It may be opened from game menu such we open Atlas using button, but this time bonuses will be opened as folder. I hope Linux or OSX are use folders to keep datafiles.

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Please read what I said carefully i did not say it was not possible I said it would cost us lots of bandwidth and the size of the download would increase very much are you ready for the download of a game to take over on hour media take up memory very fast one hi res image can be 5 Mb not every one in the world has ultra hi speed internet so it should be a choice to get those extras ie: a separate download not the default.

Enjoy the Choice :)

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19 hours ago, Loki1950 said:

Please read what I said carefully i did not say it was not possible I said it would cost us lots of bandwidth and the size of the download would increase very much are you ready for the download of a game to take over on hour media take up memory very fast one hi res image can be 5 Mb not every one in the world has ultra hi speed internet so it should be a choice to get those extras ie: a separate download not the default.

Enjoy the Choice :)

Age of Empires have in-game media and no one care about it's size. At least, developers may put the most interesting media. For exampe: music+some arts+1 video trailer/commercial of current version etc. Most games didn't even put video. Simply: music+arts+manual (finaly Windows can open PDF)

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1 hour ago, KingKrios said:

Age of Empires have in-game media and no one care about it's size. At least, developers may put the most interesting media. For exampe: music+some arts+1 video trailer/commercial of current version etc. Most games didn't even put video. Simply: music+arts+manual (finaly Windows can open PDF)

Some of our users pay internet by MB. Or have very poor connections. So people do care :)

If you want art you can look at https://trac.wildfiregames.com/browser/art_source

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On 1/16/2020 at 4:46 PM, Stan` said:

Some of our users pay internet by MB. Or have very poor connections. So people do care :)

If you want art you can look at https://trac.wildfiregames.com/browser/art_source

If all developers thought the same we would still be at the Non-GUI Systems stage. And the games which have built-in encyclopedia will newer be released. So, maybe 0 A.D. should to be downgraded to 2D version? It could save many traffic...

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What I mean is there is no need to bundle it with the game when people can download it for free if they want it.

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On 1/31/2020 at 6:19 AM, Stan` said:

What I mean is there is no need to bundle it with the game when people can download it for free if they want it.

People wants more comfortable content may be placed in main website

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Other languages needs bigger and higher dialog windows. And some text strings overlayed by each other.

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Yeah it should be fixed unless the resolution is lower than the mininum supported.

A screenshot would help.

I've been working with @cassius for the bengali translation. Not sure how far that has gone.

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4 hours ago, Stan` said:

Yeah it should be fixed unless the resolution is lower than the mininum supported.

A screenshot would help.

I've been working with @cassius for the bengali translation. Not sure how far that has gone.

Here some examples

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Thank you for pointing this out!

For the militia spearman generic name, try to formulate a shorter translation.

For the chat labels, there is now a patch available: D2623

Any other examples of too limited space for text?

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On 2/7/2020 at 3:29 PM, Nescio said:

Thank you for pointing this out!

For the militia spearman generic name, try to formulate a shorter translation.

For the chat labels, there is now a patch available: D2623

Any other examples of too limited space for text?

Missed "ды" in word "Команды". I can try to generate smaller name for unit but it became uninformative. Also, we have another cyrillic languages with huge naming... Maybe information windows would be better with 5-10% more free space?

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Usually we don't use a current text size to layout. So we have to test UI with the special language from our repo, which is combined from longest strings in all languages.

The proper solution is to account the current size, but it's harder to test. Since we need to test all languages instead of the only one.

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Simple sort of idea that I think is worth considering: Having the Theatron building widely available seems like a bit much.  The Spartans were hardly known for their love of drama, and I'd say whenever we do think of Greek playwrights, only Athenians come to mind.  That all said, it would make sense for that structure to be exclusive to Athens and perhaps making its effects more interesting than a simple buff to territory.  As to what it could be, I can't necessarily say.  Maybe it could make workers within x radius work faster; I'd be open to better ideas though.  

Another structure that I would say is sorely missing from the Athenians is having an academy structure for a variety of technologies.  Maybe there could even be minor yet exclusive ones that reflect philosophical teachings of various schools.  The list goes on.  

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Hey guys! I recently found out about this game and I instantly fell in love with it. Reminds me of Age of Empires and Rise of Nations. Plus I think it's really cool how its open source. As someone who has has his entire life playing RTS games, only the 2 that I mentioned, I think I might have some suggestions to make this game an overall better experience. I haven't dug too deep into these forums yet so I apologize in advance if these have been brought up before. 

  • RESOURCE INFO - It would be helpful to know how many workers I have collecting each resource.
  • AUTO EXPLORE - This should be a feature for all units, civilian and military, to be to automatically explore the map, land or sea.

This is all that is coming to mind right now but I'll definitely add some more when I get home from work. 

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44 minutes ago, AndreMarc991 said:

AUTO EXPLORE - This should be a feature for all units, civilian and military, to be to automatically explore the map, land or sea.

planned I guess.

@Stan` confirmed?

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