Couple questions

Team Assault is a 3D turn based tactical game where players fight in close combat action at a squad level.

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Couple questions

Post by rich12545 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:04 am

Haven't ordered yet but still looking. Just a few questions if you don't mind.

1. During a round does one side move all units first based on initiative and then the other side? Or does the active unit go back and forth between sides based on the initiative?

2. Will reaction fire be implemented in a patch?

3. Will units be able to utilize the inside of buildings in a patch?

Thanks.

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Re: Couple questions

Post by Lillarpy » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:57 am

rich12545 wrote:Haven't ordered yet but still looking. Just a few questions if you don't mind.

1. During a round does one side move all units first based on initiative and then the other side? Or does the active unit go back and forth between sides based on the initiative?

2. Will reaction fire be implemented in a patch?

3. Will units be able to utilize the inside of buildings in a patch?

Thanks.
Don't mind at all :)

All Squads(units) have an initiative value mostly based upon what commander that squad have. And than all Squads is activated based upon that initiative.

So the answer to your first question is really, Both. If you build an force, with just squads with initiative 1, and your opponent have a force with just initiative 9, all his squads will get activate before yours. But if he have a squad with initiative 9, you a 8, he a 7, you a 6 etc, than it will go back and forth.

Also the initiative is dynamic in a match so for example if a squad's squad leader dies that squads initiative will be lowered.

Also you build your own forces and therefor decide your own initiative for each squad, but higher initiative makes more expensive squads.

I can unfortunately not answer question 2 and 3 at this given moment! We would love to experience with them both but I can absolutely not promise anything at all.

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Re: Couple questions

Post by Xerkis » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:49 am

I can’t answer on the “patch” part either.

1) But I can say that once you figure out certain mechanics of the game and especially on how to build a good solid force – the reaction fire is not missed and easily overcome.
I still am one that would love to see this put in to the game in some form – as long as it is done correctly.
:)

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Re: Couple questions

Post by rich12545 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:00 pm

Thanks for the info. When the patch comes out with the finished manual I'll probably get it. I looked at the demo manual and it looks very good. Just putting in a white background for easier printing is excellent.

I'm really more interested in being able to use the inside of buildings than reaction fire and hope that is implemented in a future patch. That would add a lot to the game imo. And I hope you can resist the urge to add a lot of tanks into the mix. There are already enough games with that. Even here at Slithering. Battle Academy is one example. Please just keep it an infantry game.

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Re: Couple questions

Post by Xerkis » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:13 pm

rich12545 wrote:Thanks for the info. When the patch comes out with the finished manual I'll probably get it. I looked at the demo manual and it looks very good. Just putting in a white background for easier printing is excellent.

I'm really more interested in being able to use the inside of buildings than reaction fire and hope that is implemented in a future patch. That would add a lot to the game imo. And I hope you can resist the urge to add a lot of tanks into the mix. There are already enough games with that. Even here at Slithering. Battle Academy is one example. Please just keep it an infantry game.
I don't think you need to worry about the tanks. they just don't have a place in this game.
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Re: Couple questions

Post by rich12545 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:10 am

Just been looking at the game a bit and think I'm going to like it quite a bit. I can see why the buildings don't support using the inside and I'm not sure that can be done. Doesn't look like a big problem for me though.

Just one UI question. How do I turn off the opening videos? Sorry but they're annoying even the couple of seconds it takes to click them off.

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Re: Couple questions

Post by Xerkis » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:10 am

Good to hear. It’s no secret, I think the game is awesome.
:)

As far as the start up videos,
I always start up TA and click twice because I want to get to the game myself and it saves about 10 seconds.
;)

But to turn them off so that they don't even start - I'm not sure that is possible. I did a quick look around and didn’t find anything.

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Re: Couple questions

Post by rich12545 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:47 pm

Too bad. Intro videos that can't be turned off are a pet peeve of mine. I think it's really crappy when companies include them. Removing the files or substituting a renamed txt file doesn't work. I'm going to see if I can figure out how to make a blank avi otherwise I'll have to put up with it. Very irritating.

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Re: Couple questions

Post by Xerkis » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:56 pm

If just clicking through them is sufficient, then a blank avi file “should” work.
:)

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Re: Couple questions

Post by Laxen » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:31 am

I don't know if the videos can be easily bypassed, but feel free to experiment in how to achieve this. We didn't know it would be such an annoyance to some players, sorry :)

If we get the time over, we might see if we can make it a setting in the config file or something like that, but no promises.

The new manual is done and will be included in the next patch of the game!
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Re: Couple questions

Post by rich12545 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:04 pm

I don't know when the next patch will be available but since the manual is done, is there any reason it can't be made available at least to those of us who have purchased the game? The MG members section is one way it can be done if you want to restrict it to purchasers.

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Re: Couple questions

Post by rich12545 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:25 pm

Another question.

I understand the game automatically saves after every round. How can I resume that save?

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Re: Couple questions

Post by Xerkis » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:36 pm

rich12545 wrote:Another question.

I understand the game automatically saves after every round. How can I resume that save?
When you go to start a new Skirmish – where you pick your maps – scroll to the very bottom. The save files show there. Just pick it and click start.

If you want rename or do any with the files themselves; you can find them in the folder …….. My Games\Team Assault\Levels\

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Re: Couple questions

Post by rich12545 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:08 pm

Ok, thanks.

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Re: Couple questions

Post by Laxen » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:07 am

Well done Xerkis :)

And about the Manual; I'm pretty sure we'll make it available to the public. We don't have any issues with stuff like that at all. The patch should be available any time soon. Next week or so (I'm not directly in charge of that). And I'll see if I can get the manual uploaded before that or else way uploaded here by then.
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Re: Couple questions

Post by rich12545 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:01 pm

How do I change a hotkey to use the num pad? I've tried a couple different ways that don't work.


How's the patch (with the finished manual) coming along?

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Re: Couple questions

Post by Xerkis » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:57 am

rich12545 wrote:How do I change a hotkey to use the num pad? I've tried a couple different ways that don't work.
I failed at this as well.
Zeal, what’s the secret or is it somehow not possible within the game?
:?

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Re: Couple questions

Post by rich12545 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:45 pm

Just tried the delete key. That doesn't work either.

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Re: Couple questions

Post by Laxen » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:42 am

Seems as if binding to these keys aren't possible right now. We have no support for it implemented. If this is something very desirable, let us know and we might add it in a patch when we prioritize it.

Patch is going forward, thanks for asking :) Might be done this week or next. And I'm still trying to get my hand on a finished manual for upload.
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Re: Couple questions

Post by Laxen » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:01 am

The latest manual is apparently already uploaded on the forum (1.2), and have been so for a while. My bad :)

It includes info about the status icons and stuff like that.
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