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 Post subject: New Waterloo game
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:23 pm 
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Take a look at this:
https://waterloo3d.com/

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Vs the AI, only, it seems.

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 Post subject: Re: New Waterloo game
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:19 pm 
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Was it real time or can you stop play and save it?

I like the 3D approach to the battles but only as long as they have a nice overhead map system that allows you to narrow down the view to areas you are interested in.

I played the old "Fields of Glory" game on Waterloo. Was kind of fun. Had some issues but hey those were the early days of the PC gaming.

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http://www.theblitz.org/message_boards/ ... ?tid=72029
A market rep of the new company posted a feedback request on the blitz forum. Problem is that the website doesn't describe a damn thing about the game other than a few formations and commands. I guess all Unreal Engine 4 can do naturally is pausable realtime. Each formation is probably a remote controlled pawn class given scripted (bot) or player orders. I don't think an operational level game has ever been made with Unreal so that's a neat concept. From what I've read I don't see how it can be done correctly in that environment. Maybe a kickstart fund collection and cancellation scheme.
https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-us/

https://www.prlog.org/12732558-plus-inf ... oo-3d.html
Here the 'chief designer' Kranakraj says the engine is based on propriety code which allows 30,000 Unreal character classes to move simulatneously. Which I seriously doubt and believe it's hundreds of mirrored 'pawn' unit formations which cannot move autonymously only through scripting. I couldn't run this game at it's lowest settings on any of my equipment so I'm not gonna pursue it.


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Same here, Geoff - my low end system gags fur balls trying to load the Field of Glory 2 game let alone what this game would demand.

I am using a refurbished Dell system and while it was an inexpensive way to solve my PC dilemma at the time I really need a faster system. I am looking at something in the $800-900 price range. The newer 4GB video cards should solve my problems with Photoshop (along with a second drive that I can use for a huge swap space).

So what we are looking for is:

1. Glorious 3D unit, building and terrain graphics.

2. PBEM capable. You plot/I plot the game resolves the moves format OR IGO/UGO format

I am guessing that a map editor would be nice. I used one for the lovely Slitherine Ltd. "Battle Academy" game for building the product "Fortress Metz" and let me tell you - I can make 6 Nappy maps in the JTS editor in the same amount of time that it takes me to build ONE map in the Battle Academy editor.

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 Post subject: Re: New Waterloo game
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If you wanna spend that much than I'd suggest https://pcpartpicker.com for build schematics. Followed by pricewatch.com for purchasing. Buying wholesale is a definite waste of money. $50 is about my yearly electronics budget anymore ;] Plus I'm way out of my depth with new fangled things like SSD specs and overclocking modern quad core processors. I just lost my LCD monitor backlight :/ There goes my yearly budget!


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I used to build my own PCs from scratch. Had two systems built here in Idaho. The first one actually was still running when I finally took it apart back in San Diego (but it was showing its age and very slow to load software of today). The second one I was less pleased with. Starting in 2013 (4 years after I had it built) it started to shut down on its own. I had a repair place look it over. They could not figure it out. Probably a bad contact on the MB. Tried everything we collectively could figure.

I have gone to Pricewatch.com a lot to find part prices.

I also like to get a 600 watt (or higher) power supply. Many of the store systems give you a 400 Watt power supply. Barely enough to get back. The slimcase units are worse. My small Dell has a 275 watt power supply meaning it barely can run the video adapter I added in so I could run my larger monitor.

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As for graphic cards, go for 8GB as that is usually not so much more expensive than the 4GB version but doubling the graphic RAM pays out.

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Some explanations for the game mechanics, sounds interesting:
http://www.napoleon-series.org/cgi-bin/ ... ;id=186765

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