Thursday, July 14, 2005

Origins 2005 New Features

July monthly total ~17 hours; yearly total ~185 hours.

Here are some of the new features that we put in the game during Origins 2005 itself (click on the pictures for full size images).

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The first new feature is the Game Messages window. This is a
dockable, resizeable window that shows messages output by the game.
If any of you have seen earlier versions of the game, you'll remember
that turn execution resulted in many annoying dialog windows popping
up to display messages. After Origins 2004, I took the opportunity to
centralize the code that displayed those dialogs. During Origins
2005, I wrote the code for the Game Messages window.

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The Find Locate Leader option draws a line from the currently selected unit to its leader. The line is green if the unit is in command; red otherwise.

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The Show Command Radius feature draws hexes highlighted in yellow with a "C" around the selected leader unit to indicate the command radius.

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When active, the Show Current Command Units mode hides all combat units except those commanded by the currently selected leader.

vive L'E!


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