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BOA2 - feature focus : #1 more than 1,300,000 km² added

Mon May 19, 2008 12:28 pm

The first feature of note in BOA2 is the map.

While keeping the artistic look and feel of the BOA one, it has been expanded toward the West and the South, so that we can cover more wars in North America.

The new map adds more than 1.300.000 km² of land and seas, translating into 50% more surface coverage than the original BOA. And this is without counting the new off map boxes dealing with Europe and the new naval emphasis portrayed in the sequel (more on that later).

Big parts of Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi river are there and are now fully playable theaters (like in the 1779 Galvez Campaign scenario).

Great Lakes are also there in their full glory!

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Mon May 19, 2008 1:16 pm

Hok wrote:[...]
The new map adds more than 1.300.000 km² of land and seas, translating into a +50% surface coverage, compared to BOA2. [...]
Shouldn't this rather read "compared to BOA1"? :confused:
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Mon May 19, 2008 1:24 pm

Carry on, Hok! :)
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Mon May 19, 2008 1:45 pm

dooya wrote:Shouldn't this rather read "compared to BOA1"? :confused:


Right !

Corrected :innocent: thank you.

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Mon May 19, 2008 2:02 pm

Is Gibraltar displayed as a separate region of Spain? If no, why, if yes, why? :)


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Mon May 19, 2008 2:12 pm

Pocus wrote:Is Gibraltar displayed as a separate region of Spain? If no, why, if yes, why? :)


(what, I can't ask questions??)


Grrrrrrrrrrr :bonk:

Gibraltar is a separate region of Spain, owned by English.
It's historic and permit us to imagine a small European theater.

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Mon May 19, 2008 2:42 pm

Is it possible to highlight the region increase when compared to BOA1 ? I haven't got BOA so i am curious to see the comparison between BOA and BOA2 maps :)
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Mon May 19, 2008 2:52 pm

You can check the BoA 1 map here
http://www.birth-of-america.com/english/gallery.htm

There is quite a lot of new areas!! :coeurs:
Regards!

PS: hey, what is all this about Spain and Gibraltar about? :bonk:

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Mon May 19, 2008 3:24 pm

Screen looks great, and it looks like you have thought of expandeability too.

In the future, could you please also publish a comparison screen at max zoom? That way will be easier to imagine the overall scope of the map (for ppl who have not yet played BOA 1).

Bring on those updates ..

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Mon May 19, 2008 3:40 pm

Hopes it's arrived very very soon

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Mon May 19, 2008 3:43 pm

tyrex wrote:Hopes it's arrived very very soon
In the other thread, Hok said that it is planned for July, 4th. :coeurs:
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Mon May 19, 2008 5:13 pm

<borat> Very nice </borat>

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StatboyVT wrote:<borat> Very nice </borat>

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Thu May 22, 2008 10:48 am

GlobalExplorer wrote:Screen looks great, and it looks like you have thought of expandeability too.

In the future, could you please also publish a comparison screen at max zoom? That way will be easier to imagine the overall scope of the map (for ppl who have not yet played BOA 1).

Bring on those updates ..


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Thu May 22, 2008 11:17 am

oh, do I see that the unit panel is now larger when the resolution is bigger? That's great :)
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Thu May 22, 2008 11:41 am

What is that skull under enter structure command for ?
Will there be 3D soldiers models ala NPC too ?

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Thu May 22, 2008 11:47 am

Carnium wrote:What is that skull under enter structure command for ?
Will there be 3D soldiers models ala NPC too ?


Spike guns/destroy wagons maybe?? :bonk:

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Thu May 22, 2008 12:49 pm

We will talk about the skull later in the features :siffle:

Maybe Arsan is right ... or not !

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Is it not about invoking skeletons?
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Thu May 22, 2008 1:05 pm

Hok wrote:We will talk about the skull later in the features :siffle:

Maybe Arsan is right ... or not !


Probably not, as usual :niark:
My BoA2 tester title mostly means i'm doing the spanish translation of texts so i don't know much about the actual gameplay :bonk:
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Thu May 22, 2008 1:18 pm

Hey, their heads are all different sizes! Hmm, BoA wasn't like that, was it? Israel Putnam looks a bit odd next to Artemas Ward :)

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arsan wrote:[...]
My BoA2 tester title mostly means i'm doing the spanish translation of texts so i don't know much about the actual gameplay :bonk:
Cheers!
Oh, thats great news. Thought that I am the only translation-only-nerd in the beta group. :bonk:
Carnium wrote:What is that skull under enter structure command for ?
[...]
Actually this is an icon to help survive BoA-addicts. It just lights up once every 24 hours telling you that you have to get something to eat. Since it was implemented, the drop-out rate of beta-testers decreased significantly. Image :niark:

(However, it appears to me, that you don't need this icon if you are married. :p leure: )
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dooya wrote:(However, it appears to me, that you don't need this icon if you are married. :p leure: )

Married players get this icon on their screens after a set period of time:

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which, if you don't quit the game and put in some quality time with your spouse, triggers:

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Rafiki wrote:Married players get this icon on their screens after a set period of time:

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which, if you don't quit the game and put in some quality time with your spouse, triggers:

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Thought it was supposed to be this one: Image

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Rafiki wrote:Married players get this icon on their screens after a set period of time:

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which, if you don't quit the game and put in some quality time with your spouse, triggers:

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My icon pops up just after 20 minutes playing an AGEOD game! :p leure:
Can i change this behaviour on the options menu?? :sourcil: :niark:

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arsan wrote:My icon pops up just after 20 minutes playing an AGEOD game! :p leure:
Can i change this behaviour on the options menu?? :sourcil: :niark:
Yes. Just mark

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and handout credit card. :siffle:
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Thu May 22, 2008 2:29 pm

wryun wrote:Hey, their heads are all different sizes! Hmm, BoA wasn't like that, was it? Israel Putnam looks a bit odd next to Artemas Ward :)


It depend on sources quality wryun ... effectively few portraits are smaller than others :grr: .

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Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:56 pm

Hok,

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7452/capturer2bm4.jpg

does not show up in my browser ..

EDIT: an hour or so later it does

I think I will buy this game as soon as it is out. The map looks excellent.

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Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:50 am

I found some interesting information on this website http://www.leqg.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=5802.

Now, my French is a little rusty but, I found this description of the game particularly interesting "la limite c'est l'imagination" (the limit is your imagination). :nuts:

Of particular interest to this thread is post #6 on the above site. :sourcil:

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Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:46 pm

Having recently purchased NCP, I notice it has four types of navigable water, shallow, river, coastal and ocean. Much like a suggestion I made here a while back. (Great minds...)
will these four types be supported by the new BoA map?

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