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by dmantione
Thu May 14, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager
Topic: version 1.5
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

Re: version 1.5

I'm generally reserved towards Wine. It has definately has its uses, but few games work perfectly, you have to work to make games work, such as copying DLL's from a real Windows system (which is technically piracy) and there is absolutely no support from the developer if something turns out not to w...
by dmantione
Thu May 14, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager
Topic: version 1.5
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

Re: version 1.5

I have been reading announcements of this game with interrest for some time... it sounds fun and is already supported on a number of platforms... was hoping for Linux to be added.

I would have no problems to commit buying it. What if x users commit to buy a Linux version?
by dmantione
Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: World Generation
Replies: 13
Views: 4431

Re: World Generation

I'm not criticising your work :) I am explaining why it is a bad idea to add features that may sound cool. You are doing exactly what is needed.

I would love to try your version, and give you feedback, but I really need a Linux build for that :(
by dmantione
Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: World Generation
Replies: 13
Views: 4431

Re: World Generation

Sure that might be a disappointment. Nevertheless, what this game needs it not more features. New terrain options require a different play style, for humans but also the AI. The AI is currently the weak spot in the game. Once you develop strategies to defeat the AI, a game looses a lot of fun in the...
by dmantione
Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: 1.5.5 BETA Change log
Replies: 11
Views: 2456

Re: 1.5.5 Change log

That is an impressive update! Time to start playing again :D
by dmantione
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: What du you think why this game lacks popularity?
Replies: 29
Views: 9461

Re: What du you think why this game lacks popularity?

What would be interresting when playing with Terra Salvum is: Vivian: "Dear Mr. AI, you are runing the planet. I'll give you 20 turns to reduce your polution by at least 30% or otherwise our soldiers will do it for you." Other leader: "Yeah your complaint is not unjust. We'll build more air purifier...
by dmantione
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Pandora : Tech Support
Topic: Game Still Crashing
Replies: 16
Views: 3924

Re: Game Still Crashing

Well.... I read the thread back, I read the original thread... is there any indication the graphics subsystem is at fault at all? I would want to know where the crash happens, i.e. inside the graphics subsystem or somewhere else. In older versions there was a problem report on an application crash t...
by dmantione
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Eclipse of Nashira = Terrible.
Replies: 39
Views: 12183

Re: Eclipse of Nashira = Terrible.

An option to disable equals to accepting that espionage debalances the game. Further, the diplomatic fraction would be worthless with espionage disabled. I doubt that is a good solution. Now espionage is there, it should be improved until it is both offering it possibilities as well as not introduce...
by dmantione
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Pandora : Tech Support
Topic: Game Still Crashing
Replies: 16
Views: 3924

Re: Game Still Crashing

Everyone is confusing DirectX with Direct3D here. For 3D rendering one can choose between Direct3D and OpenGL. But OpenGL needs a surface to draw on. On Windows this surface is provided by DirectDraw. As the game also may want to play audio it will also use DirectSound. Moral of the story: OpenGL ga...
by dmantione
Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Improve the game, but no new features please
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

Improve the game, but no new features please

HI, I have played Eclipse of Pandora now a few times and I like expansion. The eclipse is a welcome event that prevents the game from becoming boring, the espionage adds new possible strategies. However, I also think that the expansion shows a few negative points of adding features, for example: Deb...
by dmantione
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Pause Updater/Launcher
Replies: 7
Views: 1644

Re: Pause Updater/Launcher

Use the pandora_updater.exe then.
by dmantione
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Pandora : Tech Support
Topic: [Linux] graphical glitch with Kraken unit on screen
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Re: [Linux] graphical glitch with Kraken unit on screen

If you take a look how the 3D engine works, you see that there are meshes defined in: Data/Video/Meshes/Units/Kraken.xml ...animation data in: Data/Video/Animations/Units/Kraken/Idle.xml .. that consist of pure numbers. I doubt the Kraken has any special properties compared with other units in the w...
by dmantione
Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Pandora : Tech Support
Topic: [Linux] graphical glitch with Kraken unit on screen
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Re: [Linux] graphical glitch with Kraken unit on screen

On my system with Radeon HD6670, OpenSuSE 13.1, the Kraken from your savegame looks like this: screenshot.jpg I see no issues with the picture. I am however using the Fglrx driver, version 14.10.2. It is most likely a bug in the free driver. Installing Fglrx seems to be the most pragmatic solution.
by dmantione
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Expansion Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira Released
Replies: 4
Views: 3722

Re: Expansion Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira Released

I think the point is to deliver you all ports... you might switch to Linux next year and want the Linux version. If they would not deliver you all ports they would have to keep the download servers up for a long time. Software and hardware is replaced one day and at some point they might not care an...
by dmantione
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: What du you think why this game lacks popularity?
Replies: 29
Views: 9461

Re: What du you think why this game lacks popularity?

A major reason why the game doesn't seel in huge numbers must be searched outside the game itself. The big game publishing houses have sales offices all over the world. They talk with local game related websites and local printed magazines. If a game is sold on physical media, they know exactly whic...
by dmantione
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: General Impressions if/before I buy/questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2497

Re: General Impressions if/before I buy/questions

I think a lot of what you write is true, but you absolutely don't need to worry that the game keeps your interrest for just one or two games. If you are used to playing Civ and AC, you really have to get used to the novell economic system in order to play this game succesfully. You can't play it lik...
by dmantione
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Pandora : Public Beta
Topic: How to Partake in the Public Beta?
Replies: 11
Views: 3665

Re: How to Partake in the Public Beta?

The procedure for the non-Steam version is to execute the PandoraUpdater in the Binaries directory of the game. It will tell you the game is up to date. In the upper left of that window there is a combobox that allows you to select "Beta". It will then say there is an update available. Install it an...
by dmantione
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Pandora : Tech Support
Topic: Performance Issues in later game
Replies: 21
Views: 3542

Re: Performance Issues in later game

Sounds goood. Just curious, making the server wait sounds counterintuitive. What makes it more efficient to do so?
by dmantione
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: Pandora : Tech Support
Topic: Performance Issues in later game
Replies: 21
Views: 3542

Re: Performance Issues in later game

Save game has been sent.
by dmantione
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Pandora : Tech Support
Topic: Performance Issues in later game
Replies: 21
Views: 3542

Re: Performance Issues in later game

Hi Pip, I think that posted logfile is misleading. I experience the issue as well, allthough I haven't found it that annoying. From one of my own games: [2014-Jul-02 21:47:31] Processing turn 384 ... [2014-Jul-02 21:47:31] Processing AI (pre-pass) ... [2014-Jul-02 21:47:31] ResearchAgent::process Bu...

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