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Re: Supremacy new release

Post by Isangrad » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:18 pm

I created this problem. I got tired of combing through the tables after each update making the same changes repeatedly. I have a copy of the modded files saved and i over write the files that come with each update with the modded copies. I did not take into consideration the addition of the Ion Storms this update and my modded UniverseTables.txt file was the problem. Thank you for the help.

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Re: Supremacy new release

Post by Iceman » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:18 pm

Oh, you've modded the game. Sorry about the inconvenience. I'll try to remember to point out which data files were changed in each release, to alleviate some of that work.

Would you care to explain the changes you made? Is there something you feel needs to be tweaked/changed/overhauled? It could be an interesting discussion, I think.

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Re: Supremacy new release

Post by Iceman » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:16 am

I'll try to make Ion Storms span multiple sectors when I have enough available time.
They will now try to run adjacent (diagonal) sectors, but it doesn't really look very nice...
I'll have to take a look at the way stars are placed, especially in Elliptical galaxies, as there's a lot of wasted space, and when an empire fails to be placed, the game crashes when trying to re-gen.

I also implemented dragging the starmap with only the mouse-wheel pressed (keeping the previous way, CTL + LMB).

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Re: Supremacy new release

Post by Iceman » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:00 am

Tweaked ellipticals so that the chance for a crash on generation is reduced. While at it, also tweaked the minor race spawning for the various galaxy shapes.
I think I also fixed an old combat crash.
Added a few more soundfx.

I've also been looking into the economic view, and the eliminated icon, but they're taking way too long...

Currently working on properly implementing Garrisons and Entrenchment, and tweaking some of the bonuses.
And at the same time working on improving/extending Regard penalties for system assaults (for all civs).

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Re: Supremacy new release

Post by Iceman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:10 pm

Added a StationType tag to SpaceStations to prepare for station upgrades.
Still working on fixing the old combat crash (the previous fix didn't work).
Declaring war on a civ now triggers a state of war between the declaring civ and all the target's allies.
The different bombardment modes have their intended effects now, and have different impacts on other civs, according to their traits.

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Re: Supremacy new release

Post by Iceman » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:54 pm

Added the Raid order to taskforces.
Also added the Intercept order, but it does nothing yet.
Added voice clips for taskforce orders, Romulans only for now. Will add the rest as I get the time to convert the files.
Working on the technological victory condition.

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Re: Supremacy new release

Post by Iceman » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:15 am

I'd like some feedback on which version for displaying the eliminated icon is best.
Or suggestions for any other implementation, of course.

The first version has the icon overlap the civ's insignia, the second has it displaced a bit to the lower right, so that the insigna is still visible.
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Re: Supremacy new release

Post by Martok » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:36 am

I like the first version.
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Re: Supremacy new release

Post by Iceman » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:06 pm

Thanks! Just to clarify, the top image (displaced) or the bottom one (overlapping) ?

I've actually been thinking about you. We need more personalized texts for each civ, would you be interested in such a task? ;)

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Re: Supremacy new release

Post by Martok » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:22 pm

Iceman wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:06 pm
Thanks! Just to clarify, the top image (displaced) or the bottom one (overlapping) ?

I like the top version (displaced), with the insignia being still somewhat visible.


Iceman wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:06 pm
I've actually been thinking about you. We need more personalized texts for each civ, would you be interested in such a task? ;)

Lol. I still don't think I'm very good, but I can take a crack at it if you like. What kind of texts do you need?
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Re: Supremacy new release

Post by Iceman » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:00 pm

Cool, thanks. I think it's best too, you can see which civ got eliminated.
I still have to get it to work properly though, it needs to refresh on elimination. Right now it only works when exiting and reloading.
Do you think the scrap indicator (the red cross when scrapping stuff) would look better than the skull and bones? Or any other icon?
If someone can produce a better image, please do attach it here! (or any other image)


Ok, so I've added SitReps for allied civs when war is declared on one of their partners. It's in lines 123~134 (... _WAR_DECLARATION_ON_ALLY), but it's not very good, any improvements are most welcome. That's the default/generic one. It'd be nice to have customized texts for each civ, just like you did for the WarDec some time ago - those are at the bottom of the file, lines 331+.
Any other text that you can customize, feel free to do it! ;)

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Supremacy new release

Post by Iceman » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:46 pm

Eliminated icon now working correctly.
Raid order complete.
Voice clips for the rest of the civs added (except Borg and Dominion). SitReps are next.
Changed scrap and unscrap from 5/10 to 2/5.

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Re: Supremacy new release

Post by Iceman » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:46 pm

Implemented a new tab in the Settings dialog which will allow, at the start of the game, to choose if the Borg are playable, and which victory conditions will be enabled for that game.

More voice clips added. Improved the handling of sound effects.
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