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Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 6/17/2019 5:11:08 PM   
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I've not been on the forums long enough to have seen all the relevant Southern Storm content, I think. Is there a few-sentence-long overview or description as to the game's topic?

I mean, I get the general idea, just looking for something a bit more specific about the content/topic/setting/whatever.

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 6/17/2019 5:45:25 PM   
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Southern Storm will be the first game based on our new Cold War game engine. This game engine is a head to toes reworking and improving of the Red Storm game engine. Southern Storm will cover the action in Southern Germany in the 80s with forces from America, Canada, United Kingdom, France, West-Germany, Soviet Union, East-Germany, Czechoslovakia. The game engine will have a new UI, many improvements over Red Storm and correct a few errors and address a good number of user requested features and comments.

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 6/17/2019 11:55:27 PM   
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As William was quick to point out to me, we will have the data for UK for folks to make scenarios with, but they will not be featured in any of the Southern Storm scenarios. We will see them again in Central Storm (Red Storm rebuild in the new game engine).

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 6/18/2019 3:27:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CapnDarwin

... Central Storm (Red Storm rebuild in the new game engine).

Thanks!


... GREAT news Capn.

Will the 'New engine' require significantly higher computer specs? I'm worried; lately my PC is starting to fail minimum requirements with some newer titles.


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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 6/18/2019 6:04:49 PM   
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The only real change at the moment is to a 64bit executable for the game. This has speed up the game and removed the issue with resources on big maps with lots of units and markers.

We are still evaluating a 32bit build and minimum screen size items.

We will start polling folks on some of these items soon to help us out with final decisions. That said, I can state with 100% certainty there will be no native Linux or Mac OS versions or localizations other than English. We are too small a team and already free time challenged. Sorry.

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 6/19/2019 12:43:58 AM   
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Thanks Capn.

Looking forward to everything...


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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 6/19/2019 10:52:15 AM   
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Hey good synopsis to date. Thanks, I'd ask for a timeline but I know better. Ha!

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 6/19/2019 2:01:36 PM   
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... And we know better to try and state one right now...

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 6/19/2019 9:00:35 PM   
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Let us know any news, screenshots, or time tables about SS whenever they are available. We are all hungry for SS!!

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 6/19/2019 9:17:11 PM   
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We will be dropping some info soon.

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 6/24/2019 4:07:24 AM   
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Will Southern Storm ship with a Canadian campaign? I'm very interested in their European order of battle of the 1980s and keen to try it out against Soviet or Warsaw Pact opposition in your new game engine.

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 6/24/2019 12:55:12 PM   
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Panzer_Leader, we have not yet worked on the campaign side of things at the moment, but I would hope we could get campaigns that feature the main seven nations in some combination. Once we get into campaign work we can talk more clearly on what we will feature in the initial release.

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 6/24/2019 11:18:18 PM   
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quote:

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Panzer_Leader, we have not yet worked on the campaign side of things at the moment, but I would hope we could get campaigns that feature the main seven nations in some combination. Once we get into campaign work we can talk more clearly on what we will feature in the initial release.

Thanks CapnDarwin, appreciate the prompt response. I didn't realise I'd jumped the gun on Southern Storm campaign planning but looking forward to learning more about the new game engine and its contents when available. The screenshots from Origins 2019 look very promising!

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 7/2/2019 7:52:22 PM   
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Can we see any SS contents in July? Sorry to push but we are all curious XD

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 7/2/2019 8:33:53 PM   
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I'll talk to the team and see if they are okay with me posting the presentation we made for Origins that talks about a number of our design decisions for the new Cold War game engine that Southern Storm and other Cold War games will use.

The answer is not right now since we are still in an alpha with many things still in the works. Give us a few more weeks and hopefully we can say a bit more. Sorry.

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 8/1/2019 10:59:46 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CapnDarwin

I'll talk to the team and see if they are okay with me posting the presentation we made for Origins that talks about a number of our design decisions for the new Cold War game engine that Southern Storm and other Cold War games will use.

The answer is not right now since we are still in an alpha with many things still in the works. Give us a few more weeks and hopefully we can say a bit more. Sorry.


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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 8/1/2019 4:43:56 PM   
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I've had my reply crash out twice now, third time is the charm I hope. As soon as we get to beta (hopefully in September, guesstimate on my end) we should be able to start the slow rolling show and tell.

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 8/3/2019 6:13:05 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CapnDarwin

As William was quick to point out to me, we will have the data for UK for folks to make scenarios with, but they will not be featured in any of the Southern Storm scenarios. We will see them again in Central Storm (Red Storm rebuild in the new game engine).

Thanks!


Sounds like the old Central Front series by S&T. Hof Gap, BAOR, etc. But we don't have to worry about the cats moving the pieces.

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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 8/3/2019 6:40:19 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: WABAC

quote:

ORIGINAL: CapnDarwin

As William was quick to point out to me, we will have the data for UK for folks to make scenarios with, but they will not be featured in any of the Southern Storm scenarios. We will see them again in Central Storm (Red Storm rebuild in the new game engine).

Thanks!


Sounds like the old Central Front series by S&T. Hof Gap, BAOR, etc. But we don't have to worry about the cats moving the pieces.

I had picked the magazine ones over the years, but Hof Gap box had proved elusive. Until out of the blue there was a seller at the BGG 2nd hand market, for a decent price too.

Yes, I am showing off. So happy to have the series

I have a cat too though, it was a struggle to only laying out all maps on floor for a quick look, with the little helper around...






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RE: Southern Storm... elevator pitch? - 8/3/2019 6:43:03 PM   
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I have a cat too though, it was a struggle to only laying out all maps on floor for a quick look, with the little helper around...



Sorry for the off topic...




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