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Still plugging away on this? - 4/16/2021 11:35:46 PM   
eggmansdaddy

 

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Just checking in to see if anyone at Matrix is still working on this gem of a game? I know at one point I had a discussion with you guys about issues with making maps I think, but that was a long while back. I see that there are issues with Win 10 installs. I re-installed my game on a Win 10 rig and have not had problems...yet?
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RE: Still plugging away on this? - 4/17/2021 4:42:02 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: eggmansdaddy

Just checking in to see if anyone at Matrix is still working on this gem of a game? I know at one point I had a discussion with you guys about issues with making maps I think, but that was a long while back. I see that there are issues with Win 10 installs. I re-installed my game on a Win 10 rig and have not had problems...yet?


Mobius and I were still working on it about a year ago, but it was down to just the two of us (as far as I know). And I don't seem to be very good at modelling, so that left the modelling all on Mobius. I think he finally lost the modelling software he used in a hardware crash, so things pretty much came to a halt.

I tried picking up the skill to model to help, but didnt seem to have much talent at it.

We also started getting some reports of crashes. I was able to reproduce them, but I wasn't able to find what caused them, so they still pop up from time to time.

I've considered recompiling to see if the latest compiler might help, but I haven't.

Mobius and I did make quite a bit of progress on an add-on module, but we never made it to the finish. We also revamped the map maker to simplify some of the texturing things that sometimes slowed down the process of making maps. But we kind of lost steam.

I don't know of any work by anyone at Matrix, but that doesnt mean there is none.

I still think about trying again, but I'm not sure there is much of a pool of players anymore.

Thanks
Rick

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RE: Still plugging away on this? - 5/25/2021 9:54:38 AM   
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Hi,

I downloaded the demo, and I find this game a good alternative to CM.
Of course the graphic are old but I really enjoy the gameplay.
Before buying it, I have two questions:

1) Win10 compatibility is not so clear for me. Some posts describe issues and other no. Is it fully compatible with Win10 ?
2) Is there somewhere a repository with user made missions ?

Thanks a lot if you can give me your feedbacks.

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RE: Still plugging away on this? - 5/25/2021 6:14:36 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BilboLeFou

Hi,

I downloaded the demo, and I find this game a good alternative to CM.
Of course the graphic are old but I really enjoy the gameplay.
Before buying it, I have two questions:

1) Win10 compatibility is not so clear for me. Some posts describe issues and other no. Is it fully compatible with Win10 ?
2) Is there somewhere a repository with user made missions ?

Thanks a lot if you can give me your feedbacks.


If the Demo works, it should be good to go. There were some crashes reported in a few of the scenarios, but not all, so I am suspecting its not a Win 10 issue.

The Map Maker had some issues connecting with google maps, due to some changes with google maps services, but if you use hand drawn maps (rather than importing from google) lit should work fine.

As far as user made scenarios, best place is in the forum mods folder. But you will need to change the default filter from 365 days to all. there were a few scenarios made, but not as many as I would have liked. But there is a random battle generater thats part of the game

thanks
Rick

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RE: Still plugging away on this? - 5/26/2021 5:14:28 PM   
BilboLeFou

 

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Thanks for your feedback and the trick about the filter. I didn't notice it !
Olivier

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