Oxybeles
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Have Developers Abandoned WoN?

Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:33 am

As stated on Matrix Forums:

It appears that updates ended in 2016...

A formal announcement either way would be professional, would it not?

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Re: Have Developers Abandoned WoN?

Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:12 am

Hello

If by abandoned you mean there won't be any further development on the game engine and content, it's both yes and no like all other titles from Ageod.

We won't make engine additions or changes, barring yet-unseen blocking bugs fixes, as the team is now moving to another new engine. As for content, this remains in the hands of modders after the game release, unless it is announced that an official expansion or update is planned.

So in short words, no to further developments unless major issues, and yes to content development if and when a new expansion becomes official. Meanwhile, of course, fans development would be welcome and supported. This has been likewise since 2005 and you can't expect more from a 2-man team. :papy:

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Re: Have Developers Abandoned WoN?

Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:31 pm

Thank you for the clarification.

Is the new engine a complete revamping to better harness the capabilities of current hardware and software advancements since the now dated original engine?

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Re: Have Developers Abandoned WoN?

Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:47 pm

The new engine has no common roots at all with the old AGE engine indeed. It is a much improved version of the Battle Academy II engine, used for turn based, regions based games. It natively uses 3D and is very fast.

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Re: Have Developers Abandoned WoN?

Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:01 pm

But future Ageod games will be 2D or 3D?

Historical wargames?

:siffle:

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Re: Have Developers Abandoned WoN?

Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:46 am

I've heard that The-Real-World™ runs only in 3D, except for some notable exceptions, like Lord Admiral Nelson mode :cool:

Frame rates are generally very good, unless alcohol is involved :siffle:

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Re: Have Developers Abandoned WoN?

Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:59 pm

They were serious questions! :fleb:

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Re: Have Developers Abandoned WoN?

Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:58 pm

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Then back on subject, Ultimate General runs on a 3D engine. You don't have 6DOF; in fact you only have 2DOF, up-down, left-right. As long as units and terrain are readily recognizable, and the UI is easy to use, it should make no difference, whether 3D or 2D.

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Re: Have Developers Abandoned WoN?

Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:42 pm

That's difficult to not go 3D these days. For one, DirectX is only 3D, except if you go legacy.

But you should not be in foreign lands, rest assured.

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Re: Have Developers Abandoned WoN?

Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:42 pm

Well, we'll see in September then :hat:

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Re: Have Developers Abandoned WoN?

Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:35 pm

Pocus wrote:The new engine has no common roots at all with the old AGE engine indeed. It is a much improved version of the Battle Academy II engine, used for turn based, regions based games. It natively uses 3D and is very fast.


I hope the engine has been much improved from the Battle Academy 2 engine.

But I have faith in you and PhilThib.

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Re: Have Developers Abandoned WoN?

Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:38 pm

It is indeed difficult to see any remain of BA2 engine in the current engine, except perhaps in a few behind the scene file names.
For the rest, defintively different. Hopefully we can start giving you more details in late september.

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Re: Have Developers Abandoned WoN?

Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:19 pm

Pocus wrote:It is indeed difficult to see any remain of BA2 engine in the current engine, except perhaps in a few behind the scene file names.
For the rest, defintively different. Hopefully we can start giving you more details in late september.


Thanks for the answer, which reassures me.

But, I have to confess, I was thinking September first, not late September. Maybe someone could leak the subject matter?

Sorry for my impatience. You have only yourself to blame for making such stupendous games.

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Re: Have Developers Abandoned WoN?

Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:11 am

I prefer to be prudent. Our communication officer is wary that if we start too soon giving you infos, this will slow down development a bit (communicating takes time and the team is still small).

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