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by daviddunham
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Battle of the Bulge
Topic: Play balance
Replies: 193
Views: 27262

Re: Play balance

Race to the Meuse is actually more of an abstract game than a wargame, you don’t need to leave your forces in a great position to win.

Or do you mean the longer game?
by daviddunham
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Maximum Number of Sessions
Replies: 4
Views: 2221

Re: Maximum Number of Sessions

Yes, Apple imposes a limit of 30 active matches.
by daviddunham
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Maximum Number of Sessions
Replies: 4
Views: 2221

Re: Maximum Number of Sessions

30 is an Apple limit. I don’t know any way to increase it.
by daviddunham
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Hard crash in iOS 8
Replies: 13
Views: 5479

Re: Hard crash in iOS 8

I played a complete game vs the AI this morning (had to try out my new iPhone 6), so I don’t think it is necessarily iOS 8.0.

Can you sync your device and send a crash log? (I think the process is in the forum FAQ.)
by daviddunham
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Hard crash in iOS 8
Replies: 13
Views: 5479

Re: Hard crash in iOS 8

Have you tried disabling Restore State in the Settings app (scroll down for Desert Fox)?
by daviddunham
Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Battle of the Bulge
Topic: Why I love the ‘Bulge’… and hesitate about the rest
Replies: 8
Views: 2487

Re: Why I love the ‘Bulge’… and hesitate about the rest

Ah, I see what you mean. Yes, there are more units in Moscow. But not hugely more, and you won’t get to move all of them anyway (which is one of the great features of the game system — you have to prioritize). Desert Fox has more complicated rules for its campaign (Moscow is about the same as Bu...
by daviddunham
Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Battle of the Bulge
Topic: Why I love the ‘Bulge’… and hesitate about the rest
Replies: 8
Views: 2487

Re: Why I love the ‘Bulge’… and hesitate about the rest

I didn’t see any reasons to hesitate in your post. Especially if you want an icy wind, check out Drive On Moscow (I think it’s my personal favorite of the Crisis In Command series).
by daviddunham
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Game Center often losing connection when playing turn
Replies: 5
Views: 2873

Re: Game Center often losing connection when playing turn

I have web sites fail to load all the time, despite having a pretty good connection on my computer. Usually retrying works in those cases. There is no simple answer for network-related issues. You’re right, our games don’t keep retrying in the background. But there’s a variety of times we retr...
by daviddunham
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Game Center often losing connection when playing turn
Replies: 5
Views: 2873

Re: Game Center often losing connection when playing turn

Pending Transmission is not always a bad thing, in many cases the app will be able to connect and send the turn. (We show that state so you know that your opponent hasn't gotten the turn — in other words, you are not waiting on them, just waiting for better network conditions.)
by daviddunham
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Rating reset?????
Replies: 24
Views: 7002

Re: Rating rest?????

Must have been a Game Center glitch.
by daviddunham
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Fog of War or lack of
Replies: 6
Views: 3825

Re: Fog of War or lack of

Indeed, the Crisis in Command game system does have a chess-like feel (which is one of the reasons it works so well for Game Center play).

There are times that it can be acceptable, but when the AI plays by different rules than the human, it is often called cheating.
by daviddunham
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Fog of War or lack of
Replies: 6
Views: 3825

Re: Fog of War or lack of

Fog of war tends to conflict with the desire to have undoable actions (which can be pretty important when you play on a mobile device). It also makes the artificial intelligence a lot trickier, since it has to not only make good moves, but deduce where opponents might be so that it can make good mov...
by daviddunham
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Desert Fox Rules Updates and Errata
Replies: 20
Views: 7491

Re: Desert Fox Rules Updates and Errata

I'm trying to understand the reason for lowering the point bar for the Ruwaseit Ridge scenario. … Am I missing something? The data from actual play from actual players (not just the much smaller playtest group, many of whom were playing us). I didn’t crunch the numbers, but they looked compelli...
by daviddunham
Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein is Now Available!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 5617

Re: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein is Now Available!!!

thedudeabidez wrote:Great, was the Axis east edge map exit bug fixed?
Do you mean “Fixed counting of Axis exits to allow this win condition in Game Center?”
by daviddunham
Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Ambient sound
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

Re: Ambient sound

Drive on Moscow also has distinct sounds for each season, which isn't relevant in Desert Fox.
by daviddunham
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Shenandoah General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gamecenter login error every time
Replies: 2
Views: 2104

Re: Gamecenter login error every time

I'm guessing you are on iOS 7, which is significantly slower to connect to Game Center on startup. (And 3G is also fairly slow networking, which could make this worse — you might have better luck on WiFi.) We tweaked this for Drive on Moscow and Desert Fox, but have not yet had the chance to do a ...
by daviddunham
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: Questions regarding install size
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Questions regarding install size

If you install via a computer, you'll need less storage on the device. It is true that installing on the device needs not only room for the game, but also for the compressed file that the App Store downloads. We don’t know that size until we see it in the App Store, but it is likely to be around 4...
by daviddunham
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Joy & Frustration
Replies: 6
Views: 3134

Re: Joy & Frustration

Like Miguel said, we tried to make things robust to deal with network outages of various types. If this isn’t working, in some cases you can delete the entire game from your iPad, restore (from a backup on your computer), then reload the turn from Game Center.
by daviddunham
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Battle of the Bulge
Topic: Chat feature?
Replies: 28
Views: 8223

Re: Chat feature?

Ah yes, turn annotation is not available in the free version of Bulge.

(A more full-blown chat is part of Drive on Moscow, since we can take advantage of iOS 7 specific functionality.)

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