Friday, January 11, 2019

[log] SoundRTS 1.2 continuous 12 released

The file is there: (Windows only)
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts/continuous/soundrts-1.2-c12-windows.zip

Changes from 1.2 continuous 11:
Map editor (experimental):
-  usage explained in the map making manual
Dynamic forests:
- _meadows, _forest and _dense_forest (3 woods or more) terrains are dynamically selected during the game
- two _dense_forest squares won't have a path until one of them turns into a forest (and if no height difference between the squares)
- new map: jl8 (forest map: the players cannot attack each other until a path is cut into the dense forest)


Other changes:
- units that move at a specific speed on a specific terrain (speed_on_terrain keyword) (example: necromancer, zombie and skeleton are unaffected by marsh and ford)
- squares available for water and ground (example: big_bridge)
- squares that air units cannot pass (mountain for example) (no_air keyword)

- interface: moving from a water square to another water square won't require control + arrows
- bug fixed: in bindings.txt defines couldn't be redefined




Minor changes:
- bindings: if the keyboard type doesn't exist in style.txt, no unit will be selected
- various bug fixes


For a Linux server this file might help:
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts/continuous/soundrts-1.2-c12.zip

Sunday, December 30, 2018

[log] SoundRTS 1.2 continuous 11 released

The file is there: (Windows only)
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts/continuous/soundrts-1.2-c11-windows.zip

Changes from 1.2 continuous 10:

Water squares:


- shipyard (trains water units; must be built near water and not on a plateau)
- boat (transport), destroyer (fires arrows), battleship (fires like a catapult), submarine (invisible and detector)
- 2 maps with water: jl6 and jl7 (in jl7 aerial units move 4 times slower over water)


Various bug fixes:

- the client will recover from minor errors (sturdier)
- bug fixed: a unit entering a zero speed square would be stuck and couldn't go back
- bug fixed: the "say group status and follow group" command (space key) would say the initial square instead of the new one
- bug fixed: when changing player the name would be the same
- by default, add_units will choose "a1" (instead of raising an error)

New verbosity parameter in SoundRTS.ini:

- by default: menu_changed, unit_added, unit_complete, scout_info, food, resources, resource_exhausted
- unit_added may be too verbose in most cases (raise_dead and summon)
- scout_info and resource_exhausted are probably useful

For a Linux server this file might help:
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts/continuous/soundrts-1.2-c11.zip

Thursday, December 20, 2018

[log] SoundRTS 1.2 continuous 10 released

The file is there: (Windows only)
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts/continuous/soundrts-1.2-c10-windows.zip

Changes from 1.2 continuous 9:
- now auto-gather and auto-repair can be disabled (enabled by default)
- now workers will auto repair allied buildings (or repairable units)
- fixed "harm_target_type unit" and "harm_target_type building"
- fixed: now equivalent types of units won't be applied to campaign missions (in chapter 1 of the crazy_traditional campaign, the farm was erroneously replaced by random equivalent types; another solution would consist in using a new name for traditional farms, like "traditional_farm")
 
Terrain (experimental):
- improved terrain in map jl5, and in chapter 1 and chapter 2 of the default campaign
- now terrain and resources are known when a unit is one square away
- new cosmetic terrains (title, ambient and footsteps): river, lake, sea, ocean, mountain, mountain_pass, big_bridge, ford, marsh (in a map file, for example: "terrain sea a1 b1 c1")
- ground (footsteps): grass, leaves, gravel, wood, mud, water, snow
- a speed modifier can be defined for any square in a map file (for example: "speed .5 1 a1 b1" for half speed; "speed 2 1 a1 b1" for double speed); the first number is for ground, the second number is for air
- a cover modifier can be defined for any square in a map file (for example: "cover 0 0 a1 b1" for no cover (default); cover .75 0 a1 b1" for 75 per cent chances for ranged units to miss a ground target in the square; these miss chances are combined with the high ground miss chances); the first number is for ground, the second number is for air

For a Linux server this file might help:
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts/continuous/soundrts-1.2-c10.zip

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

[log] SoundRTS 1.2 continuous 9 released

The file is there: (Windows only)
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts/continuous/soundrts-1.2-c9-windows.zip

Changes from 1.2 continuous 8:
- now workers won't automatically help building (they will still automatically repair)
- multipoint patrol (If a unit is patrolling and an additional patrol order is given (with shift), the target will be added to the end of the targets list.)
- now a defeated player in a team will only observe the team as long as the team isn't defeated
- bug fixed: wrong perception and memory after the defeat of the first ally
- restored several frames per communication turn (in the config of the server, set fpct_max to 1 to remove this feature)

For a Linux server this file might help:
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts/continuous/soundrts-1.2-c9.zip

Monday, November 12, 2018

[log] SoundRTS 1.2 continuous 8 released

The file is there: (Windows only)
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts/continuous/soundrts-1.2-c8-windows.zip

Changes from 1.2 continuous 7:
- now events in the neighboring squares will be played (for example archers launching their attacks)
- bug fixed: some allies had some squares wrongly marked as "unknown"
- the AIs (easy or aggressive) will play during turns as spaced as possible (to avoid a slow turn every 10 turns)
- more optimizations (save CPU time)

For a Linux server this file might help:
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts/continuous/soundrts-1.2-c8.zip

Monday, October 29, 2018

[log] SoundRTS 1.2 continuous 7 released

The file is there: (Windows only)
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts/continuous/soundrts-1.2-c7-windows.zip

Change from 1.2 continuous 6:
- automatic gathering will only start if a warehouse is in the same square

Note: You can still carry goods from a few squares a way back home. The difference is that if there is no "warehouse" on a square the workers won't automatically start gathering resources, so you will have to give the order to gather resources from a specific deposit.

For a Linux server this file might help:
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts/continuous/soundrts-1.2-c7.zip

Sunday, October 28, 2018

[log] SoundRTS 1.2 continuous 6 released

The file is there: (Windows only)
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts/continuous/soundrts-1.2-c6-windows.zip

Changes from 1.2 continuous 5:
- optimizations (faster update of perception, area healing, area harming, cloaking and detection ; faster choice of footstep noises when there are many footstep events)
- probably faster reaction in multiplayer games (always use 1 frame per communication turn)

For a Linux server this file might help:
http://jlpo.free.fr/soundrts/continuous/soundrts-1.2-c6.zip