Saturday, October 23, 2010

[log] SoundRTS 1.1 alpha 5 released

Available at:
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts

The main changes since 1.1 alpha 4 are:

Team play:
- allied players, including allied victory and allied vision
- available only in the server menu (use a private server for single player games with allied play; computers are not allied by default)
- the single player menu is the same than before (computers are allied by default)

Chat:
- only available in the server lobby and in the pre-game room (not available when selecting the map and the game speed though)
- to say something to everybody in the same room, press S, enter your message and press enter

Maps:
- multiplayer maps are sorted from the smallest one to the biggest (the number of units is taken into account too)
- added maps pm1 to pm6 by Peter Mahach

The AI might be a bit stronger:
- the AI will retaliate only if it is stronger than the attackers
- the AI builds additional townhalls automatically (no need to specify their number in ai.txt)
- the AI builds more than one production building automatically (barracks, workshop, dragons lair...)
- the AI builds where the peasants are
- the aggressive AI researches the upgrades and abilities
- the aggressive AI uses teleportation

Bugs fixed:
- bug fixed: when restoring a game just after the program's launch, the program would freeze
- bug fixed: sometimes when the sawmill was complete, not all the hit points were available


SoundRTS 1.1 and SoundRTS 1.0 should coexist in the same machine without any problem. The settings are also stored in different folders (respectively "SoundRTS unstable" and "SoundRTS 1.0").

About multiplayer games, this version is only compatible with itself. If you modify the rules.txt file or the ai.txt file, you need to send it to your friends if you want to play with them, or they won't find your server.

16 comments:

Storm Dragon said...

I get the following warning:
WARNING: recursion error with aggressive; current ai.txt line is: get 9 peasant 50 knight
It doesn't seem to have any effect on game play though.
I was using map OMJ1 in single player mode.

SoundMUD said...

It happens when the AI can't find a way to build what is requested. It freezes the game for less than a second, then the AI stops thinking for a while to let the program work. I'll try to make the AI detect this loop earlier so the game doesn't freeze at all.

cyan bloodbane said...

hola!, excelente trabajo mi amigo!
una idea solamente, podrías implementar en futuras versiones que el sistema avise cuando atacan a un aliado de nuestro equipo, así para poder ayudarle en caso de necesidad. También, si fuese posible, que se crearan nuevas razas y que se puedan elegir al inicio del juego, en el menú principal después de elegir el servidor.
Podrías hacer que la AI fuese más inteligente, ejemplo, si ya tiene un castillo o ayuntamiento, puede mejorar ese y construir sus bases, para no perder recursos y tiempo construyendo nuevas unidades que son necesarias para tener otras.
saludos

SoundMUD said...

Gracias.

Anonymous said...

This is verry cool! I like the game when it says woods insted of saying wood anymore!

radrizzani said...

Hi... I speak italian, I hope you understand.
La nuova versione di sound rts, mi piace molto, vorrei capire una cosa:
come si deve fare per trasportare le bombe di guardia, o le bombe cannone insieme alle unità tipo cavalieri ecc.
Inoltre, volevo sapere se era possibile implementare altre armi, tipo, mitraglie, cannoni, missili.
Ultima cosa, volevo sapere quando uscirà la prossima release di questo fantastico gioco.
Ciao e a presto.

SoundMUD said...

Hi, thanks for your message.
I haven't been able to work on the game for some weeks and I hope I will be able to come back soon.
The guard tower and the cannon tower are buildings, so you cannot transport them.
A game with more modern weapons is probably possible, even if I will focus on programming what is required to customize the rules and explain how to modify the game.

radrizzani said...

Thank you very much.
Congratulations, for this game, is very accessible and is beatifull.
Non vedo l'ora, della nuova versione.
Verrò spesso qui, per darvi suggerimenti.
I'm sorry, don't write complitly in english, but I don't know very well english.
Ciao e grazie ancora.

Anonymous said...

hello friends first of all you Vuena Felisita the game I have 2 query: the first is how I can defend against attacks that accentuated IMBISA? is like an
archer, and my ace egersito not nothing kills the keeper one on one, and they do not grab anything! aser that I can protect myself from this attack? acer
as I can and the same attack? another query because the game with big maps anta so slow? acer as I can for the game I walk faster? of hands to thank you
very much for the responses and will be tempted qe answer me!

SoundMUD said...

Against invisibility, use a flying machine (the new one, called "flying machine", not the "offensive flying machine").
I try to improve the speed of the game but some maps are really big.

Anonymous said...

hi how I can use safety that the flying machine to combat these attacks? and how I can I IMBISA acer attack?

Anonymous said...

hola como puedo utilisar la maquina voladora para defenderme de los atakes imbisible? y como puedo atacar yo a mis enemigos con este tipo de ataque?

SoundMUD said...

The "flying machine" is a detector. Have other units in the same square to do the defense.

To attack using invisibility, build "dark archers" by upgrading archers.

Anonymous said...

las nuevas modificasiones son muy buenas, realmente es agradable jugar soundrts. Algunas recomendasiones que yo haría, sería por ejemplo: que Para aorrar teclas, si uno aprieta "r" aparezca un cuadro donde puedas elegir la cantidad de soldados razos, si locales y si no de cual casilla. de este modo se podrían añadir mas unidades sin la limitasión física de el teclado. Que se pueda elegir cuales construcciones seleccionar al apretar la "w". Un problema que me ocurre a mí es que cuando tengo un mapa muy grande y juego con varios jugadores se me cuelga el programa. Otra muy buena idea sería poder nombrar como uno quiera grupos, unidades, construcciones y casillas de este modo si quiero seleccionar 5 caballeros 3 hechiseros 2 arqueros y una máquina voladora, pueda incluirlos en un grupo llamado, por ejemplo, defensores a2. Por último sería muy bueno si pudiesen trabajar con jaws. La verdad lejos uno de los mejores audiojuegos que jugué, espero que siga creciendo como hasta ahora lo biene haciendo. grasias por su gran esfuerzo.

Anonymous said...

hola el juego es genial, quería saber cuando sale la nueva version gracias
b

SoundMUD said...

Hi, maybe this week, I hope.