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  1. Dear 0 A.D. community, This is just to let you know that we've had something of a revolution in the modding section of Age of Mythology Heaven. Tasev created a file converter (ABE) that allows you to export models from 3ds Max into AoM directly, without facing any of the constraints we previously had (number of frames/materials, attachpoints, etc.). I thought you guys might be interested since a lot of you have their roots in AoM modding. Most of you will be fine with the instructions you can find in ABE's readme but there's also a beginner's guide in case you need it. Best Android
  2. Ok. It's funny though that actual university researchers study stuff like this - where science meets games haha.
  3. I see . I guess Continuum Crowds are no option for 0AD either though? Too complicated?
  4. I am surprised noone has commented on this yet. I find it most interesting, especially this video, very impressive. Why do you think that advertising SupCom2's pathfinding as being based on this is nonsense, Philip?
  5. The thing is that it's redundant. You could just build walls in different directions using left-clicks - then cancel with a right-click, as always. Less effort than holding Shift throughout the process. Less effort > redundancy, so these guys do have a point. We should not stick to the Age conventions like glue if they don't really make sense
  6. It'll need some work, sure, but for now it's spectacular indeed!
  7. Good to see how the game's coming along. Speaking of walls, I think this would be suitable for 0AD as well!
  8. And only if they don't obstruct things otherwise pathfinding will be a nightmare
  9. Good points. I guess what I meant by 'fluidity' is what you can see in video 2 if you look at the left flank of the formation - units are able to ignore other units' obstruction radii and thus the formation as a whole is able to contract/spread out very quickly if desired. This is even more visible when you have large formations of 100-200 units. I think this is special compared to the Age games and 0AD? Edit: In other words, units just completely ignore the obstruction radii of other units in their formation. I think that's new and also highly effective.
  10. True but I mean we haven't even tried a 'fluid' approach yet. Formations are more or less rigid with strict minimum distances, as they were in the older Age games. Maybe this is something worth investigating.
  11. Thanks for your comments and your newest report Philip, most interesting . I too think you're doing a great job! Please remember my criticism was targeted only at the funding campaign that raised false expectations. On the issue of not having ideal or out-of-the-box pathfinding solutions: Take the Age games for instance; pathfinding has improved in every instalment of the series. Now with AoEO it is almost perfect but remember how long it took them . By the way I think we could learn a lot from AoEO's pathfinding. The way it handles formations is most interesting: Units tend to close ranks very tightly when necessary, making them move almost like a fluid mass while still looking realistic enough. It works out quite nicely.
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