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RE: New Game? - 9/30/2020 4:36:09 PM   
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+1 Ramming Speed!

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RE: New Game? - 10/4/2020 1:07:33 AM   
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Here is a screen shot of the Popup menu in action with disabling. The idea is that the player can turn tooltips on to get an explanation for an item being disabled.






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RE: New Game? - 10/4/2020 6:14:13 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Zorch

+1 Ramming Speed!

Indeed.

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RE: New Game? - 10/8/2020 7:22:47 PM   
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Very nice looking graphics.

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RE: New Game? - 10/11/2020 1:01:56 AM   
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Well, I found that in preparing the popup menu for rivers that I had to finish my scheme for fleet patrols on rivers, which I hadn't quite finalized. So I started by adding naval bases on rivers which is something that can be supported on certain rivers.

Before showing that, let me say that I realize that the game map gets pretty crowded on the Rhine and Danube frontiers with so many Roman forts and fortresses (and cities). This isn't so true here, because this screenshot is taken from the Trajan scenario and that is 98 A.D. A hundred years later and the Danube frontier is bristling with them.

I decided to change the control banner for ports to use an anchor symbol in place of a faction icon. That is more generic because the player has only the color scheme to go by, but I think that in general it will provide more clarity rather than less. Here is a screenshot of the naval base at Noviodunum with the provincial fleet in port:








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RE: New Game? - 10/11/2020 1:05:25 AM   
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Here is the naval base at Gesoriacum with the provincial fleet at sea. Now, this isn't a river port, but it shows the new anchor icon in action. There isn't a banner in the city because there isn't a garrison there (unlike Noviodunum which has a frontier army garrison in the city proper).

Anyway, if the player isn't sure about control, all banners can be toggled on with the "B" hotkey, of course. And if there is any doubt the player can simply select the port to verify the current owner. I say this because there are countless barbarian factions and their colors are not always so easily identifiable. Well, it's tough being the Emperor of Rome!






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RE: New Game? - 10/11/2020 10:16:32 AM   
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Thank you for the update. This looks awesome. And it sounds even better. It might indeed be tough to be emperor, but it sure do sound like fun.

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