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questions on the new patch - 5/16/2010 5:29:43 AM   
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Ralph and the team,

Plenty has been talked about the new interface, but I am more interested in the fuctioning of the game. If you find the time, could you let me know:

Will the new patch address the cooperation bug reported by Damezzi?

Will it address the ant attack problem?

Will it address that bug concerning that only the artillery unit on top will support the attack/defense (I can´t remember the details)?

How will the new P1/P2 sequnce of calculations work? at what point will the supply be calculated, at what point will the reinforcements and replacements arrive?

I thought somewhere was a "whats new list" but I can´t find it.
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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/16/2010 10:59:37 AM   
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And the attack helicopter bug? (elmer don't use attack helicopter after one turn, and all the modern scenarios lost this important weapon!) PLEASE! For me, this is the only real bug!

Thanks!

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/16/2010 4:52:29 PM   
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There is now code which attenuates attacks with units that aren't cooperating.
Attacking at less than 1:1 odds don't generate the same supply loss for the defender, and less than 1:10 are even worse, so ant attacks aren't likely to be useful.
All artillery should now support, instead of the top one.
There are two distinct sets of calculations, one set is between turns and the other set is between player moves. Weather is done each turn, while supply is done between sides. I don't remember the rest off-hand.


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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/16/2010 4:53:22 PM   
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And the attack helicopter bug? (elmer don't use attack helicopter after one turn, and all the modern scenarios lost this important weapon!) PLEASE! For me, this is the only real bug!

Thanks!

Do you have an example? I remember doing some work the Elmer and attack helicopters, but I don't remember the details.


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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/16/2010 5:49:40 PM   
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thanks for the reply! and excuse me for my english!
example : elmer make the status of all the attack helicopter in REST, only if in the editor the status is set to COMBAT SUPPORT, for ONLY the first turn elmer use the attack helicopter! after, for all the game, elmer turn the status in REST,

ANOTHER EXAMPLE : DESERT STORM player=iraq elmer=coalition
For all the war the coalition don't use a single apache! This problem in modern era scenario is devastating!

thanks for your job! if you can change this... in the new patch, you make me happy!


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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/17/2010 9:04:01 PM   
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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/18/2010 2:07:19 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: stefanoc

thanks for the reply! and excuse me for my english!
example : elmer make the status of all the attack helicopter in REST, only if in the editor the status is set to COMBAT SUPPORT, for ONLY the first turn elmer use the attack helicopter! after, for all the game, elmer turn the status in REST,

ANOTHER EXAMPLE : DESERT STORM player=iraq elmer=coalition
For all the war the coalition don't use a single apache! This problem in modern era scenario is devastating!

thanks for your job! if you can change this... in the new patch, you make me happy!



Got it. Air in general was too likely to rest sometimes.

Now, Attack helicopters are set to split 50% between combat support and interdiction like a medium bomber does, does that seem reasonable?

Thanks,
Ralph


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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/18/2010 2:32:59 PM   
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Reasonable? it's Great! No more attack helicopter bug!
Thanks!! and good luck for the new patch!

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/18/2010 4:42:56 PM   
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No problem. So I don't get a nasty email when the patch is released, Desert storm is 12 hour turns and most of the helicopters don't have night gear, so Elmer only uses most of his air on odd numbered turns.


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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/19/2010 1:03:15 PM   
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Hey Ralph,

will there be an option for pbem games: No borders at all onmap? I mean this hexcontrol borders.

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/19/2010 4:24:24 PM   
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Just a question about map scrolling. Will the new interface be able to scroll by moving the mouse to the edge of the PC screen rather than needing to make the curser turn into an arrow at the edge of the map screen?

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/19/2010 4:34:29 PM   
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Hey Ralph,

will there be an option for pbem games: No borders at all onmap? I mean this hexcontrol borders.

regards

pio

Isn't there a 'No Borders' Option in 3.2, if not, there is in 3.4. It makes the border and supply hexes only appear for hexes adjacent to your units. I did clean it up a bit in 3.4.

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/19/2010 4:40:50 PM   
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Just a question about map scrolling. Will the new interface be able to scroll by moving the mouse to the edge of the PC screen rather than needing to make the curser turn into an arrow at the edge of the map screen?

No, I'm not sure I can do that since mouse messages outside the window normally don't go to that window. There are exceptions for drag and drop, but in general I don't think I can do that. I may be able to do something with the next patch is it's maximized, but even then, the start menu makes it impossible for the edge that the start menu is on. I'm also not sure that it wouldn't generate more complaints from people taht went to push a button and had the mouse scroll, etc.

You can now drag the map, which is good for small movements. I normally use a combination of that and the jump map in the bottom right corner.


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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/19/2010 5:07:20 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Hey Ralph,

will there be an option for pbem games: No borders at all onmap? I mean this hexcontrol borders.

regards

pio

Isn't there a 'No Borders' Option in 3.2, if not, there is in 3.4. It makes the border and supply hexes only appear for hexes adjacent to your units. I did clean it up a bit in 3.4.


Yes it is, my wish was to give the option to turn off borders completly, so that there is none adjacent to my units.

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/19/2010 5:29:32 PM   
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Yes it is, my wish was to give the option to turn off borders completly, so that there is none adjacent to my units.


Designers can set hex-conversion costs to as low as zero in 3.4 - if that's what you mean.

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/19/2010 5:43:03 PM   
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No i just was wondering why there is no possibility to turn off borders just on the map, at least as an option for pbem games.

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/19/2010 6:39:01 PM   
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ORIGINAL: ralphtrick

You can now drag the map, which is good for small movements. I normally use a combination of that and the jump map in the bottom right corner.


Ah! Thanks for reminding me about "drag map" being in the new patch. Yes that will make it easier. Thanks for answering my scrolling question too.

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/19/2010 8:39:15 PM   
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No i just was wondering why there is no possibility to turn off borders just on the map, at least as an option for pbem games.

regards


You could always make the graphic blank. Then you wouldn't see them.


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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/19/2010 11:45:29 PM   
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No i just was wondering why there is no possibility to turn off borders just on the map, at least as an option for pbem games.

regards


You could always make the graphic blank. Then you wouldn't see them.



lol, simplicity is a difficult concept to grasp.

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/20/2010 12:35:51 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Panama


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No i just was wondering why there is no possibility to turn off borders just on the map, at least as an option for pbem games.

regards


You could always make the graphic blank. Then you wouldn't see them.



lol, simplicity is a difficult concept to grasp.

In a PBEM game, you would have to trust that your opponent also was using a blank graphic.

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/20/2010 3:27:47 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Bill II


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ORIGINAL: Panama


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ORIGINAL: golden delicious


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No i just was wondering why there is no possibility to turn off borders just on the map, at least as an option for pbem games.

regards


You could always make the graphic blank. Then you wouldn't see them.



lol, simplicity is a difficult concept to grasp.

In a PBEM game, you would have to trust that your opponent also was using a blank graphic.


changing the graphic would be the only way to have no borders once the scenario has started. make a copy of the border graphic and eliminate the borders then put them in a folder with the same name as the scenario in the Graphics folder. i think that would do it, wouldn't it? and yes, trust is a must.

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/20/2010 7:34:58 PM   
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In a PBEM game, you would have to trust that your opponent also was using a blank graphic.


If I distrust someone, I don't play PBEM with them.

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/20/2010 8:13:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: ralphtrick

There is now code which attenuates attacks with units that aren't cooperating.
Attacking at less than 1:1 odds don't generate the same supply loss for the defender, and less than 1:10 are even worse, so ant attacks aren't likely to be useful.
All artillery should now support, instead of the top one.
There are two distinct sets of calculations, one set is between turns and the other set is between player moves. Weather is done each turn, while supply is done between sides. I don't remember the rest off-hand.



Thanks, this is all good to hear. I am looking forward to the next patch.

How does the non-cooperative units attacking is attenuated? do they suffer a penalty reuction (maybe number of units actually firing, or the force that they fire with) or does it affect having more turn burn?

And one final question, another thing very much disliked by TOAW comunity is having small units widthstanding attacks in the face of much larger forces (specially recon units which are imposible to hit, and end up causing a full turn burn when attacked). Is thi addressed in th new patch?

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/25/2010 7:17:22 PM   
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Hey Ralph, might it be possible to give us players the opportunity to use a speedup key in the replay? I'm watching all the fite repplays. It would be useful if we could speed up the train movement via a key? For a replay with 6.000 movements i waste 30 min... (Half moveing traings)

best regards

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/26/2010 2:26:42 AM   
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Press Caps Lock.

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/26/2010 3:28:52 AM   
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Press Caps Lock.

Cool. Does shift work too?

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/26/2010 6:53:54 AM   
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No shift not. But cool I thought it wouldn't function in the replay - don't know why.

And thank you(!) I thought I tried that alreasy but it seems really to speed up the process

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/29/2010 10:50:07 PM   
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Got another one. Whats about large river hexes convertion? Might it be possible to give at least Engineer units the possibility to switch if no enemy is adjactant? Same with flooded marsh? Regards Pio

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/29/2010 11:49:38 PM   
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Got another one. Whats about large river hexes convertion? Might it be possible to give at least Engineer units the possibility to switch if no enemy is adjactant? Same with flooded marsh? Regards Pio


Large river conversion? Flooded marsh conversion?

Are you talking about changing a super river hex into a non super river hex? And draining flooded marsh hexes?

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RE: questions on the new patch - 5/30/2010 1:44:18 AM   
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I'm talking about conversion of ownership. It's my fault somtimes I think it is easy to check.

here i got two pictures...



I went almost 50% of the super rivers with engenieers, I would be glad if this could be fixed!







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