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by dmantione
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Can anyone offer some guidance to a rookie?
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Can anyone offer some guidance to a rookie?

If you want to be left alone, you can select a larger map to increase the distance to your opponents. If the aliens are too annoying, try playing with Terra Salvum. Neiter of these are structural solutions though that allow you to win. Pandora has very different mechanics than SMAC. Where with SMAC ...
by dmantione
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Deal of the Week – Battle Academy and Pandora
Replies: 6
Views: 2401

Re: Deal of the Week – Battle Academy and Pandora

Maybe this is one of the reasons why we're still around and growing fast I agree, because it is an important ingredient in a DRM free business model. $30.... a meager €22 gets me the service of a continuously improved game, where I don't need to spend any time to keep it up to date. Being an adult ...
by dmantione
Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Pandora : Modders Corner
Topic: Dutch translation project
Replies: 2
Views: 1565

Dutch translation completed!

Hi! With pleasure I would like to announce the completion of the Dutch translation of Pandora. It was quite a bit of work... especially if you have it all you learn how much data 500kb of text really is.... there used to be a time when full games where smaller than this :D I tried hard to make a hig...
by dmantione
Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Traduction Française avec google trad pour dépanner
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

Re: Traduction Française avec google trad pour dépanner

What I would do is to focus first on GUI.xml, Settings.xml and Dialogue.xml. Then of many files that describe game entities, like Buildings.xml, Features.xml, Advancements.xml, just translated the enitities first, and skip the compendium text initially. This allows you to make quick progress to make...
by dmantione
Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Messari thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 3604

Re: Messari thoughts

I don't get why people have so much trouble with the Messari. A mech with laser and good armor wins against most messari units. These technologies are available in the kolonisation era. Just make sure you research these techs in time (should be absolutely no big deal with the way the tech tree works...
by dmantione
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: For Alpha Centauri fanatics: forum and French translation
Replies: 4
Views: 2209

Re: For Alpha Centauri fanatics: forum and French translatio

While I will not deny that experience is helpfull, I would say that lack of it should not stop you doing so...
by dmantione
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Steam release schedule
Replies: 65
Views: 313535

Re: Steam release schedule

I have had enough Linux is for geeks discussions in the past, so no need to repeat. I work in the HPC world where Microsoft has a market share of 0%. We roll out multi-million €€€ HPC systems. Very systems in our office runs Windows. Why would you want to use use such a terrible operating system? Th...
by dmantione
Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Pandora : Public Beta
Topic: Allow umlauts please
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Re: Allow umlauts please

That is exactly the problem with Unicode: There are an awful lot of code points you don't want to allow in unit names. The game is already using Unicode, just its code needs to become aware of a larger portion of it.
by dmantione
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Minor bug: Can purchase when 1 round left
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Minor bug: Can purchase when 1 round left

Hi, The game seems to allow you to buy stuff in construction that needs just one turn to complete. In the attached screenshot the game allows me to buy a Cultivation Facility, which needs 1 turn to complete. I don't think there is a point buying stuff that needs just 1 turn to complete? A more funda...
by dmantione
Sun May 25, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Steam release schedule
Replies: 65
Views: 313535

Re: Steam release schedule

Well.... the main reason I care about Steam is that they believe Linux is the future of gaming. Having deleted my dual-boot partition some time ago, I would need more of your titles available on Linux in order to be able to bring you more money. Nevertheless, I'm very happy with Pandora.
by dmantione
Fri May 23, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Pandora : Public Beta
Topic: Steam Testing
Replies: 64
Views: 13005

Re: Steam Testing

Dutch, OpenSuSE 13.0 (desktop) and OpenSuSE 12.3 (laptop).
by dmantione
Tue May 20, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: World sizes > Medium = "Not Recommended?"
Replies: 9
Views: 2153

Re: World sizes > Medium = "Not Recommended?"

The last beta's have become a lot more challenging... I now need to build an army early in the game, which I did not experience before. Might also have increased border conflicts on big maps.
by dmantione
Sat May 10, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Pandora : Modders Corner
Topic: Additional translations policy
Replies: 13
Views: 3042

Re: Additional translations policy

Thanks! I am progressing well, I think I am about halfway. I am getting at a critical point now: I can play the game fully in Dutch, while there is still a huge pile of compendium text and diplomacy text to be translated. Working on achievements.xml at the moment, which is prograssing a bit slow bec...
by dmantione
Tue May 06, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Pandora: First Contact can now be pre-ordered on Steam
Replies: 14
Views: 9780

Re: Pandora: First Contact can now be pre-ordered on Steam

Does it cost you money if we use our free steam key?
by dmantione
Mon May 05, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: First Game issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: First Game issues

I have seen the comment about terrain that cannot be lowered or raised a few times now. We have to be realistic: This game has 2D terrain (despite using a 3D engine). That means raising or lowering as in Alpha Centauri is not possible with the current game engine. The best that is possible is to con...
by dmantione
Thu May 01, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: hotseat?
Replies: 7
Views: 2514

Re: hotseat?

There is one sucky way you can get around it even on one computer. Host a game with multiplayer direct connect. Start another instance of Pandora and direct connect with default parameters. Both instances of Pandora will be in the same game. With a dual monitor setup this might actually be quite wo...
by dmantione
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Pandora : Modders Corner
Topic: Additional translations policy
Replies: 13
Views: 3042

Re: Additional translations policy

Okay, I think I have set everything up, my fork and work in progres is on-line at:

https://github.com/dmantione/pandora
by dmantione
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Pandora : Modders Corner
Topic: Additional translations policy
Replies: 13
Views: 3042

Re: Additional translations policy

A repository is fine... I've used Subversion a lot so Git should be no big deal. But would it be possible to get a branch where intermediate results can be committed? Especially if there will be more people interrested this will be helpfull. One thing that may or not be an issue is that I am current...
by dmantione
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Pandora : Modders Corner
Topic: Dutch translation project
Replies: 2
Views: 1565

Re: Dutch translation project

Messages.xml:
Status: Complete
Game version: 1.2.4
Translated from: German
by dmantione
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Pandora : Modders Corner
Topic: Dutch translation project
Replies: 2
Views: 1565

Dutch translation project

Hi, This is the thread for a Dutch language mod. For now I'll be posting simply translated files and things I will encounter during the translation progress, but if people are interrested in cooperation, we can used this thread to discuss and synchronize our efforts. GUI.xml: Status: Complete Game v...

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