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Master of Galrion IV :: Jul 2, 2009 @ 10:34pm

Ensign kharnellius

Joined: Jan 14, 2009
Posts: 11

Hey all,

I am mostly finished with a new mod I've been playing around with.  It's nothing too sophisticated from a coding standpoint as I am not that experienced with it.

Description
I call it "Master of Galrion IV" as a throwback/homage to the popular game "Master of Orion II".  (III was not so great)  This is a bit slower paced game with a much larger map.  

Tips
You will have to change your strategy as the "trading spaces" tactic doesn't really work in this game especially since planets lose production every time you trade places.  

Also, "turtling" won't help you much as planets begin to lose production effectiveness as the number of ships stationed on planet increases (factories and parking lots are filling up! :P).  As the game progresses, you are going to find that there are pretty well defined lines of defence.

Read the following changelog for the basic changes you will see compared to traditional Galcon.  Give it time to get used to.  Not everyone will like this mod as it is definitely a slower paced game.  Give it a chance either way...


  *** Master of Galrion IV - V1.0 ***

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1) Minimum production a planet can have is 5.

2) # of neutral ship defenders is based slightly off of production value of planet.
   - No more 0 defenders on a planet with 96 production.

3) Planets lose 10% production when attacked.
   - Minimum a planet can be reduced to is 5.

4) Fleet movement speed slowed to 45%

5) Production speed slowed to 50%
   - Net difference: production slightly higher (compared to movement speed)

6) Planets production slows down once the # of ships exceeds the production value for said planet. (Need indicator)

7) Level will occasionally spawn planets with greater than 100 production (rare).

8) I have tweaked the bot a little so it values planets in closer proximity more.  Much smarter as the default bot looks primarily for cheap planets (even if it takes 40 seconds for his ships to reach them).

9) Last planet finale.

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HERE IT IS!!!!

http://www.galcon.com/classic/uploads/kharnellius/master_of_galrion_iv.zip 

- Unzip into your "\Galcon\mods" folder.


Thanks.
post updated on Jul 15, 2009 @ 1:44pm
Re: Master of Glarion :: Jul 2, 2009 @ 10:34pm

Ensign kharnellius

Joined: Jan 14, 2009
Posts: 11

I hope to add more features, but I think I have been hitting my "wall of coding knowledge".

Few things I could use help with (if you so wish):

1) Is there a way to add more information to the game screen?  For instance, I would like to create something similar to the "Ships: 50%" dialogue found at the bottom, elsewhere on the screen.  Any tips?
post updated on Jul 2, 2009 @ 10:46pm
Re: Master of Glarion :: Jul 2, 2009 @ 10:34pm

Ensign kharnellius

Joined: Jan 14, 2009
Posts: 11

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Re: Master of Glarion :: Jul 2, 2009 @ 10:34pm

Ensign kharnellius

Joined: Jan 14, 2009
Posts: 11

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Re: Master of Glarion :: Jul 2, 2009 @ 10:54pm

Ensign philhassey

Clan: Galconicorn
Joined: Nov 30, 2006
Posts: 6034
Location: Zarcon

The Developer
Hey ..

I just re-enabled the "Uploads" section of the website.  You can find it under "Your Profile" stuff.

http://www.galcon.com/profile/ 

-Phil
Re: Master of Glarion :: Jul 2, 2009 @ 11:31pm

Cabin Boy pwn.era

Joined: Apr 28, 2009
Posts: 710
Location: ^ rawrr

this looks like a cool idea kharnellius!
do you go by any other names?
i'm eragmus if you know me ;)
Re: Master of Glarion :: Jul 3, 2009 @ 7:33am

Ensign kharnellius

Joined: Jan 14, 2009
Posts: 11

Thanks Phil!
post updated on Jul 3, 2009 @ 7:40am
Re: Master of Glarion :: Jul 3, 2009 @ 7:35am

Ensign kharnellius

Joined: Jan 14, 2009
Posts: 11

I think I may have played a few online matches with you in them.  I only play under the Kharnellius name.

Thanks!  Feedback is welcome but keep in mind what kind of game this is supposed to be.  Requests to make it faster will be ignored.
Re: Master of Galrion IV :: Jul 3, 2009 @ 10:45am

Ensign philhassey

Clan: Galconicorn
Joined: Nov 30, 2006
Posts: 6034
Location: Zarcon

The Developer
Cool - I'm heading out for the holiday, but I'm going to be sure to check this out  next week!

-Phil
Re: Master of Galrion IV :: Jul 3, 2009 @ 1:40pm

Ensign benign

Joined: Jun 7, 2009
Posts: 261
Location: Your Pants, Bangkok

Looks pretty sick dude!
How do you do it through a Mac?
Darn you apple >.
Re: Master of Galrion IV :: Jul 3, 2009 @ 2:05pm

Cabin Boy pwn.era

Joined: Apr 28, 2009
Posts: 710
Location: ^ rawrr

Hey, go to the Galcon app file, which would be wherever you put it. Then right click it and choose "show contents," after which you navigate the folders in this order:

Galcon app --> Contents --> Resources --> mods 

At this point, unzip/extract the .zip file and drag the resulting folder into the "mods" folder. All done. 

So I beat the bot in the mod, but the thing is, I had to use a LOTTTTTTTT of ships to destroy the mod's last planet, which seemed a little strange. I mean, I had to select all my planets and then empty them repeatedly into the bot's last planet. It was kinda absurd how many ships I needed for his last planet lol.
post updated on Jul 3, 2009 @ 2:05pm
Re: Master of Galrion IV :: Jul 4, 2009 @ 10:53am

Ensign benign

Joined: Jun 7, 2009
Posts: 261
Location: Your Pants, Bangkok

My mods folder says it cannot be modified... so it brokeded D:
Re: Master of Galrion IV :: Jul 4, 2009 @ 6:19pm

Ensign kharnellius

Joined: Jan 14, 2009
Posts: 11

Hehe, yes.  I thought it'd be fun to make the final planet a major push to win.  Completely unrealistic but it is for fun only.  It would never work with multiplayer obviously.
Re: Master of Galrion IV :: Jul 6, 2009 @ 10:05am

Ensign philhassey

Clan: Galconicorn
Joined: Nov 30, 2006
Posts: 6034
Location: Zarcon

The Developer
Hehe, pretty fun.  I totally got gooshed by the bot :)  

-Phil
Re: Master of Galrion IV :: Jul 14, 2009 @ 2:33am

Ensign assassin437

Joined: Jan 29, 2007
Posts: 1118
Location: Quantification

Sheriff
Hey,

Brilliant mod! Really fun to play. Maybe make the bot a little faster though - I haven't managed to lose yet :) 

Ass
Re: Master of Galrion IV :: Jul 15, 2009 @ 1:43pm

Ensign kharnellius

Joined: Jan 14, 2009
Posts: 11

Yeah, I'm thinking of some ways to make the bot a bit better.  Maybe someday I'll have time to update the mod. :P

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