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Stars! Nova - May Update Sat, 01 May 2010 01:51 Go to next message
Daniel is currently offline Daniel

 
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What happened to April? I'll tell you what happened to April:

The Stars! Nova team have been flat out getting ready for a release this month. Although this will be a "not for real play" release it will showcase the work and many improvements we have been making over the last year. And there is a lot to show!

To give you some idea of how much has been going on lately:

Our first commit to subversion was 1st August 2009.
Our 100th commit to subversion was 28 March 2010.
Our 200th commit to subversion was 28 April 2010.

So we have done about as much in the last month as we did in the 8 months before that! Of course not all "commits" are equal but it gets me exited to see how quickly progress on Stars! Nova is accelerating.

We are now putting the final touches on new features such as improved turn generation, support for linux/mono, a new map generation system and new ship graphics. I have also had the exciting job of giving all 234 code files a consistent comment and layout style Confused . Next we will settle into some serious stability/useability testing so we can make a release that will be user friendly enough to get some useful feedback on.

I hope to be getting back to you soon with our new release. In the meantime, if you haven't already had a look, check out some of the new ship graphics: https://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/stars-nova/index.php? title=Graphics




Have fun.

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Re: Stars! Nova - May Update Sun, 02 May 2010 07:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
m.a@stars is currently offline m.a@stars

 
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Sounds cool! Cool

Daniel wrote on Sat, 01 May 2010 07:51

a new map generation system

Does that mean there'll be spiral galaxies and rings? Teleport



So many Stars, so few Missiles!

In space no one can hear you scheme! Deal

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I am so looking forward to this Beta!! I love helping make things more balanced.


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Re: Stars! Nova - May Update Sun, 02 May 2010 16:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Daniel is currently offline Daniel

 
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m.a@stars wrote on Sun, 02 May 2010 21:17

Sounds cool! Cool

Daniel wrote on Sat, 01 May 2010 07:51

a new map generation system

Does that mean there'll be spiral galaxies and rings? Teleport


I have looked at the code sample you provided for spirals and rings and I think we can use some ideas from that to add similar options but they are unlikely to make it into this release.



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Re: Stars! Nova - May Update Sun, 02 May 2010 16:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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slimdrag00n wrote on Mon, 03 May 2010 01:11

I am so looking forward to this Beta!! I love helping make things more balanced.


We are very keen to have feedback but I want to make it clear that this is not at Beta yet. Betas normally have most of the features of the finished product and should let you use the software to do what you would normally expect to do. There is still a lot of work to do to get all the PRT and LRT traits implemented and lots of important parts of the turn system are incomplete (bombing, repair, remote mining). This is a developmental release which will give you some idea of our progress and the way we are laying out the game controls. This is a good time to give feedback on user interface issues. We are also looking for help to find things that are obviously broken - things that cause crashes or just don't work. Testing for game balance, cheats and such will come latter...



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Re: Stars! Nova - May Update Mon, 03 May 2010 22:26 Go to previous message
Lythandros is currently offline Lythandros

 
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You guys are machines! Great to see the commitment from the community. To the dev team keep it up guys, for the rest of plebs who can't code you're living legends.

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