[BLD] deprecated build v2.4.01.1030 (GM1d)(mod)

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[BLD] deprecated build v2.4.01.1030 (GM1d)(mod)

Post by cothyso » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:02 pm

by cothyso » 12th February 2016 17:25

by cothyso » 23rd June 2015 09:17

Gentlemen, this is the day. After a very long and difficult road, and after an insane amount of hard work and commitment, and against all odds, we're finally there: the PC release build!

It's been a while, and I would like to thank you all for your patience and support. The game you have here is miles away next to the old FoG(RB), and yet still miles away from what it can be in the future. Because the main goal I had in mind and I've followed all these long 3 years was to make from FoG(U) not only a (much) better version of FoG, but actually to build a very solid base for any future direction we'll go on from here with it.

Even if by no means a perfect game (after all these years of dedicated work!), and despite its enormous number of game systems, game mechanics and tools, the game has a solid and stable engine. As a lover of computer ancient warfare tactical games, I really believe that FoG(U) is the best of them all. And from here, it will only be even better, because I do not intend to stop :)

Thank you all for walking along with me,
Dan Antonescu
by cothyso » 24th October 2015 10:06

FoG(U) new features list (WIP):

  • - new Xenophon wargame engine written in modern C# for Unity3D engine
    - full game deployment on all platforms (PC/PSX/iOS/Android)
    - full cross platform multiplayer
    - full PBEM++ server support (actually the PBEM++ was primarily developed for and following FoG(U) necessities)
    - greatly enhanced client-server communication protocol (faster due to file packages compression and data files caching)
    - greatly enhanced GUI
    - new button bars system
    - both SP/MP much more new scenario/DAG new game settings (new DAG game map density mechanics, etc)
    - enhanced team-based MP chat
    - new async tasks system

    - two additional addons packs Wolves from the Sea and Oath of Fealty (both with new scenarios and new DAG army templates, with Oath of Fealty being a double addon in fact and size)
    - fully separate data files (scenarios, maps, army lists, game saves)
    - countless number of data fixes (scenarios, maps, DAG army list templates, figures crop info, formations, etc.)
    - game file packages (for an easier scenario/game files distribution)
    - new MP maps
    - greatly enhanced Editor (PC/OSX only)
    - full modding system (custom figures and unit formations)

    - user-like AI (the AI plugs itself into a game slot and plays the game as any common user would, including in a MP game)
    - huge number of gameplay fixes (as everything was made from the scratch)
    - both SP/MP DAG games with both scenario and MP maps
    - partial movements (you can move a BG for a part of its movement points, do some other actions and then you're still able to resume moving the initial BG for its remaining movement points)
    - both SP/MP full game replay system (including the possibility to stop it at any time, and continue to play the game from there)
    - save-able MP games (you can save an ongoing MP phase turn on the server, and continue it at a later time)

    - both SP/MP allied nations system (separate nations control mode, including AI players and any hybrid human-AI team combination) (not activated yet)
    - DAG games with asymmetric balancing (not activated yet)

    - terrain weather influence (WIP)
    - double BGs (WIP)
    - enhanced AI (WIP architecture design)
    - experimental rules test system (WIP architecture design)

The FoG(U) v2.4.01.1030 (GM1d) (Gold Master 4th update) release build
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2016.02.12

GM1d: some more GM build quickfixes
GM1c: new game saves list dynamic update system, new smart default FoW system, new in-game visual indicators system, various fixes and optimizations
GM1b: some GM build quickfixes
GM: Unity v5 engine upgrade, new cached sounds system, new automatic deployment system, various fixes and optimizations
RB: new server authentication code flow, fixed and optimizations
GC5c: now using FoG(U)'s new PBEM2 server game path
GC5b: fixes and optimizations
GC5: new application tasks system, new screen transition effect, new button bar buttons tooltip, fixes and optimizations
GC4b: new mod users/builders builds; asset files, asset bundles, formations and figures loading flow and management modifications, fixes and optimizations; new app's users load flow and management; new custom asset files; MP gameflow modifications, fixes and optimizations
GC4a: new asset files, asset bundles, formations and figures loading flow and management; new figures crop info format, more GUI polishing, fixes and optimizations
GC4: new managed coroutines, new app load flow, new DAG games' preferred map tileset mechanics, custom figure images and unit formations, preferences window, GUI polishing, fixes and optimizations
GC3b: the new GUI for SP and MP DAG games, the automatic combat speed, fixes and optimizations
GC3: the new asset files formats, DAG map density mechanics, fixes and optimizations
GC2a: fixes and optimizations
GC2: new MP DAG gameflow, fixes and optimizations
GC1e: fixes and optimizations
GC1d: WIP (almost every single aspect of the game suffered major modifications, a list with all major modifications/additions will follow in the next builds)
bRC9: fixes and optimizations, features (new cache optimized MP client-server communication protocol, new messaging system, new button bars system)
bRC8u01: fixes and optimizations (Unity v4.3 engine upgrade, uWebKit v1.5 plugin upgrade, iOS & Android compatibility)
bRC8: fixes, features (new replay system, new sound system, new async MP client-server communication protocol, new package system, new random adaptive generator system, new GUI additions) and optimizations (Unity v4.2 engine upgrade, uWebKit v1.5b plugin upgrade, iOS compatibility, LoS computation, FoW computer & display, MP game flow, etc)
bRC7: fixes, features (new rendering system, GUI polishing, new MP PBEM2 server, new MP communication compression protocol, new SP DAG game flow, new MP game flow, new MP games info, new SP/MP games options, scenario/map preview, SP/MP DAG themed armies, the FoW and many others), WFS and OOF (OFE and OFL) army lists fixes and modifications, WFS and OOF (OFE) starter army lists
bRC6u04: fixes, features (new minimap BGs colors, new gameplay rules modifications), OOF (OFE and OFL) final army lists
bRC6u03: fixes, features (action undo, anarchy charge and compulsory anarchy charge phase, new gameplay rules modifications), asset bundles format modifications, OOF (OFE and OFL) preliminary army lists
bRC6u02: fixes, FOG(RB) manual corrections, gameplay modifications (army leaders can not command allied BG's anymore, and allied leaders main army BGs, rear rank support taken into consideration in ranged combat POAs computation, modified DAG rear rank support additional costs, full movement points pursuit), features (map auto-rotation) and WFS final army lists
bRC6u01: fixes
bRC6: fixes, modifications, new additions (DAG exclusive unit groups, game pause, take screenshots), new formations, new units, WFS preliminary army lists

Finally, the release build. So, welcome to the FoG(U)!


0. BETA NDA
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This FoG(U) build is an open beta build.

1. DOWNLOAD INFO
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Windows
FoG(U)_2016.02.12_01s_v2.4.01.1030_GM1d(mod)_beta_(Win).rar

OSX
FoG(U)_2016.02.12_01s_v2.4.01.1030_GM1d(mod)_beta_(OSX).dmg

You can use any FTP client you would want to (trying to use the FTP directly via your browser might not always work). You can use Total Commander's internal FTP (http://www.ghisler.com/download.htm), which is free (shareware).

2. BUILD FILES
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The build's .rar archive contains the build itself and its readme files. There is also a .exe self-extracting archive containing both the build and its readme files.

3. INSTALLATION
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The build is contained into the a .rar archive. It should be unpacked using any rachive un-packer which knows the .rar archive format. You should best use WinRar itself (http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm), which is also free (shareware). We're also providing the build as a self-extracting (rar) archive.

The content of the archive should be put a folder with full write rights, best directly into a folder on your Desktop (you can also use My Docs or on any drive other than the system's C one).

4. STARTING UP
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To start the build up, you just need to execute the FoG .exe file. At the first run, you will be asked to provide your FoG(RB) (currently FoG released game) serial numbers. The build would not run without at least providing the FoG base game serial number.

While in Unity's launcher, you can also set the build to run in full-screen or windowed mode, and select the general graphics (Unity renderer's output) quality.

5. CONTROLS
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LMB = left mouse button
RMB = right mouse button
LALT = left ALT
RALT = right ALT
LCTRL = left CTRL
RCTRL = right CTRL

The minimum controls you need to know about:
a) in game:
- no picked-up BG + LMB on a moveable BG => picking the BG up
- picked-up BG + LMB on a deployment area free hex => places the BG
- (no picked-up BG + LMB on a moveable BG + hold & drag + LMB release => places the BG)
- no selected BG + LMB on a selectable BG => selects a BG
- selected BG + LMB on a MArea hex => moves a BG to the desired MArea hex
- selected BG + mouse hoovering over a MArea hex => automatic movement path
- selected BG + LALT + mouse hoovering over a EBG => changes impact hex selection
- selected BG + LALT + mouse hoovering over an impact hex => changes charged EBG selection
- selected BG + LCTRL + mouse hoovering over a MArea hex => manual movement path
- selected BG + RMB + hold & drag => rotates the BG
- no selected BG + Z + RMB => switches BG's evade behavior (always evade(default)/auto/no evade)
- no selected BG + X + RMB => switches BG's alternative version (mounted/dismounted)
- LCTRL + M => toggles the minimap on/off (default on)
- M => switches the minimap min zoom/max zoom
- C => switches the combat prediction panel info on/off
- G => switches the map hex grid info on/off
- , -> switches the AORC (area of ranged combat) on/off
- . -> switches the AOC (area of command) on/off
- R => rotates the map
- U => action undo
- P => pauses the game
- ENTER -> turn end
- LCTRL + Q -> game quit
- Y => toggles the MP Chat on/off
- ` (the key to the left of the 1 key, upper left part of the keyboard for most of the keyboards) -> toggles the Debug Console on/off (default off)
- LCTRL + ` (the key to the left of the 1 key, upper left part of the keyboard for most of the keyboards) -> toggles the Gameplay Console on/off (default off)
- (DBG) no selected BG + RCTRL + LMB => forces a cohesion rise on the clicked BG
- (DBG) no selected BG + RCTRL + RMB => forces a cohesion drop on the clicked BG
- (DBG) RALT + LMB/RMB & drag => free placement/rotation of BGs (to allow set up test positions fast)
- (DBG) L -> BG's rear area display
- (DBG) K -> BG's front area display
- (DBG) BG + J + RMB -> opens BG editor
- (DBG) N + RMB -> toggles hex'es mark on/off
- (DBG) [ -> BG info keep current on/off
- (DBG) ] -> Hex info keep current on/off
- (Replay) Space -> next replay event
- (Replay) N -> next replay point load
- B -> toggles the button bars on/off
- TAB -> toggles GUI on/off
- LCTRL + O -> toggles mouse cursor on/off
- F1 switches help on/off
- F11 takes a screenshot
- F12 switches the Debug Menu on/off. You can use it to modify console's output (first column), to force the output of various game methods (second column, the names should be self explanatory), or turn various panels on/off and also modify their output
b) main menu:
- RALT + F5 -> converts legacy scenarios
- RALT + F7 -> packs all separate
- RALT + F8 -> packs all
- (DBG) RALT + F9 -> unpack all
c) editor:
- BG tool:
- LMB + no BG on hex -> place BG
- LMB + no BG on hex + RCTRL -> force place a DS BG (double-sized battle-group)
- LMB + a BG on hex + hold & drag -> move BG
- RMB + a BG on hex + hold & drag -> BG change facing
- RMB + a BG on hex + LCTRL -> edit BG properties
- RMB + a BG on hex + RCTRL -> delete BG
- Elevation tool:
- LMB -> place (cascaded) elevation
- LMB + LALT -> group set same elevation (all hexes with the same elevation as the edited hex, and "touching" it will be forced to the new elevation)
- RMB + elevated hex -> elevation hillsided/steep switch
- RMB + elevated hex + LCTRL -> group elevation hillsided/steep switch (for all hexes "touching" the edited hex)
- Hex tool
- LMB + non-paired terrain type -> set terrain type
- LMB + non-paired terrain type + drag -> group set terrain type
- LMB + paired terrain type + drag -> set paired terrain type (roads, streams)
- RMB -> resets any terrain type to Open, no elevation, no pairs, no special terrain (and updates all neighbor hexes)
- RMB + RALT -> marks the hex (a "m" will apear in front of Hex[]'ex info from the Hexes primary info area)
- RMB + RCTRL -> switches hex'es force-edge property true/false (default is true): used to force the map edge hexes material index from auto to manual)
- General
- H -> switches on/off an over-hex tooltip window

There are various other controls, especially for the editor, but you should be fine with the above short list.

6. CONTENT
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- this is a Gold Candidate build and contains everything
- the MP DAG games accepting is temporarely deactivated (waiting for a gameflow fix)
- the Editor is temporarily deactivated (waiting for a gameflow fix)

7. CONSOLE LOG
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The console log is your BEST friend. To have a better and more detailed look at the in-game console output, open the console log into the in-game help, or keep the console_log.txt file (from game's root folder) open into any text editor (Notepad should do just fine).

8. BUG REPORTS, FEEDBACK & REQUESTS
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When sending a beta report over beta boards/email, please make sure that:
- the beta board thread starts with a [BUG] (): when you're reporting a bug. Try to look for thread sand post in other threads about the same problem (if any available)
- the post/email must contain at least the console_log.txt and output_log.txt files as attachments, and any other relevant screenshots and/or information
- the beta board thread starts with a [FDBCK] (): when sending general feedback
- the beta board thread starts with a [REQ] (): when asking for new features
- the email's subject is FoG(U) BETA - BUG REPORT (): when you're reporting a bug
- the email's subject is FoG(U) BETA - FEEDBACK (): when sending general feedback

Get used (for now) to use the in-game Quick Save button as often as you can. Having a saved game to provide when as close as possible to a reported a gameplay problem would greatly help us reproduce and locate it. When providing bug reports, please attach any available saved game(s) & screenshots, the console_log.txt and output_log.txt files and a (detailed) description about the encountered problem and necessary steps to reproduce it.

Have a look at the whole game, and let us know what do you think about.. everything you'll find important to mention, please :)

9. CONTACT
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Please use the beat boards if you have any problems related with this build.

You can also directly contact me via email (dan . antonescu @ newrosoft . com), Yahoo Messenger (adonys13), Steam (adonys) or Skype (antonescu.dan).


dan

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