stefanhendriks Posted July 11, 2009 Share Posted July 11, 2009 It has been a while. And although it is actually a 'tiny' update from 3.5 to 4. For those who never played this 3.5 version, the improvements are more noticable.Do note that this version is mostly an improvement in the engine itself. However, the basic implementation of the skirmish mode could be considered as the big feature of this version.Download at: http://dune2themaker.fundynamic.com/?page_id=11Please let me know what you think of this version. And thanks for your support so far!ImagesChangelistWhat is changed between DEMO 3 and DEMO 4:DEMO 4 - DEMO 3 -----------------------------------------BALANCING:- Ornithopter rockets do more damage- Rockets from Troopers do a bit less damage- Rocket Turrets do a bit more damage to infantry & vehicles- Normal Turrets do a bit more damage to infantry & vehicles- Combat Tank does a bit more damage to infantryFIXED:- AI able to build multiple units from the same building at the same time (oops, cheating!)- Workaround for harvesters doing nothing.- Building troopers/etc for human player.- Bug where "order" button would be misplaced (too low)- Bug where you could select computer units via 'team' key's (ie, by pressing 1-5)- Able to 'repair' units when no repair facility is built.- Fixed bug Repair Facility. (Units always repair as if they were totally damaged)- Memory bug in loading INI file. (causing byte shifts, which *could* eventually screw things up)- Able to select enemy units when pressing group numberCHANGED:- "Devided" -> "Divided" - Unit drawing , more accurate on cells.- Unit drawing , health bar and spice bar is different.- Unit drawing , selection box is changed- Unit variables a bit more efficient.- When buttons are unavailable, they are darkened instead of greyed out.- AI will now not walk over spice blooms, but shoot them.- Upgraded Allegro from version 4.0.3 to 4.2.0- Upgraded Alfont from 1.19 to 2.10- Source is now compiled under MSVC 7.0- Dune 2 missions, briefings, etc is now centered in one "campaign" folderNEW:- More scenes added.- Very smooth fading for Windtraps now (instead of using 256 color palette Blue values, it uses 16 bit values)- Using some FBLEND routines for drawing transparant graphics and so on.- "easy on cpu" auto-code. Will try to give cpu some slack if fps is above "ideal fps" (can be set). Especially useful on laptops.- Skirmish mode, AI is primitive, but tough. - with totally new random map generator built in - able to create your own skirmish missions via INI files (up to 99 missions) - 4 players maximum (1 human, 3 CPU) - CPU can be Sardaukar * Able to see random created map by hovering mouse on the question mark. Default = invisible, so you can be really suprised to play (hit 'random map' and then 'play').- Completely new written structures code (same functionaly as in demo 3 though): using true OOP. *NOTE: Bug detected, starport does not function 100% yet.* - Skirmish mode - maps are named as "map##.ini" , up to 99 maps supported.- RakNet library is compiled in project and will assist in network code in future releases.- MCV can be deployed with D now (select and press D).- Carry-Alls blow sand/spice when picking up unit on sandy/spicy terrain.- Structures graphics updates - Real shadow blending done - Structures show ground underneath, so if no fundament is built the building appears on rock, etc. - When infantry or troopers get 30% health; a single soldier/trooper appears with 100% health. The other 2 died (leaving bodies on the ground).- When not enough money, icons are a bit greyed out + a red cross is drawn over them.- Tanks are able to squish infantry (leaves big blood splatter for infantry and tiny for soldier, etc)- Shortkey B added to build last built icon on list (also applies for units)- Shortkey P added to place built structure- Shortkey U added to quick-upgrade- Units can gain experience: - no stars = no experience - yellow stars (max 3) - orange stars (max 3) - red stars (max 3) -> max experience: twice damage done (*) Stars are gained by kills; infantry kills give units 2.5/10th star experience. bigger units 4.5/10th star. Units with more experience will deliver bigger hits on enemy units. - Tech Tree changes: - Repair Facility & High Tech is available from level 5 now. - Ordos WOR available at level 5.- Force attack : Hold left control and click on cell to attack.- Units & Structures blink when targetted, etc. - Rally points can be assigned to buildings. Select structure , hold left control and click on map. NOTE: Do not give an invalid location or the paths will fail to that. When units are unable to deploy from starport, they are brought via Carry-All to the rallypoint.- Force move (ALT)- Force attack (CTRL)REMOVED:- 32/16 bit adjustment in windowed mode. (speed increasement was minimal) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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