New resolutions

so current interface is limited to future number of players equals 12 :slight_smile:
it would be nice support more players. I want believing in that 12 is enough :wink:

Interesting, where did you find that? And why it doesn’t work for me?

10 years of playing multiplayer. First Tab, enter text, then F1 for red player, F2 for blue etc. Works on ROE, AB, SOD, Heroes complete and WoG. Of course, to test it you need to select a MP mode (hot seat TCP/IP etc), or you want to chat with computer player? :stuck_out_tongue:

Maybe it will be better to limit console not by symbols count but by string width (in pixels)? String “lllll” is definitely shorter then “wwwww”

Why not? :stuck_out_tongue: interesting idea for AI - response for some generic messages like “help me”, “attack hero heroname”

So I misunderstood you, I thought you mean it’s implemented in VCMI (apparently it isn’t).

Good idea, but it would make the code responsible for dividing text much more complicated.

Thanks for the tip, as I didn’t know about it. I’ve raised it in the Missing features & functionalities thread.

One question though (just to make sure I’m not missing something). When you say “getting back the message you wrote”, do you refer simply to the fact that you can see what you’ve sent (for a while), as in the screenshots I posted there? Or was it even a key that would “recall” the message?

That could be the subject of a complicated (and perhaps not very useful) mod. :stuck_out_tongue: “Attack hero xxx” would be a risky one (may mess up the AI completely:p). Something like “resources please” would be more decent, for which the other player would send the resources he has too much of. But even that’s not easy to establish (how much is “too much”). :wink:

Plus in practice, you won’t really get sentences with a lot of w’s, and without i’s or l’s to balance the length. A more useful enhancement for me would be a logic to avoid word splits at the end of the line, by simply moving the word that doesn’t fit fully to the next line.

I meant it is necessary to get back the message you wrote. Most people playing MP are typing in hurry and the message sent is hardly similar to what you wanted to type. Sometimes need corrections, thats why it is better to see what you sent. Would be a bad idea IMHO to remove this feature.

If done nicely it can be not something complicated. Look on H5 for example - it has such system in map scripts. But to make it we still need one thing: adventure AI. So this is too early to discuss this.

Back on topic - Zamolxis, can you update your config with the file in my attachment - case of files in your config does not match case of actual files = problem on linux systems. (1.93 KB)

Sure, I can do that. But just to avoid updating the archive more than once, are you sure only the Settings file needs to be changed? Because currently the case of files in my config are actually matching the case of the actual files (i.e.: AdvMap1.pcx i/o ADVMAP1.pcx). At least at my side under Windows. Could it be that when you overwrote the files, it kept the case of your original files (you can test that by fully deleting them first)? Or is it because under Linux file names are considered as upper case by default (and only extensions in lower case)?

Apologies for my lack of knowledge in Linux. I’m asking some of the above more out of curiosity for myself. I will of course update the package before the next release, I just wanted to better understand why do you see different cases on your side.

Source of problem is that on linux files “File.txt” and “file.txt” isn’t a same one.
I’ve downloaded latest package from the top of 2nd page with 1680x1050 res. In its config.txt all names of custom graphics are only in upper-case:
but file in Data folder are AdvMap3.pcx. As a result - system can’t find correct file. I’ve changed all names in config.txt to
to match files in config with files in data folder - so there is no need to change something else

Ah yes, it’s true. In the 1680x1050 package there is indeed a discrepancy in the case of the file names. Thanks for pointing this out. I’ll try to keep this in mind when building future resolution packages. :wink:

But FYI - as I mentioned above, in the package from this thread there is no discrepancy, so unless new issues are found, it’s ready to be used for the next release. :slight_smile:

My personal vote is for 800x480 support. This is for Maemo and SmartQ V7 mobile devices (both running Linux on arm).

Moreover, I’d like to contribute (as I wanna play heroes on my SmartQ).

It may be somewhat hard to work in resolution lesser than native, since many H3 windows fill entire screen. You’d have to redesign them all and probably get rid of some interface.

Hi and welcome to the forum. :slight_smile:

I admit I was a bit surprised the first time somebody showed interest in a resolution lower than the original H3. But now I see why that would be useful. I couldn’t resist the tempting challenge :stuck_out_tongue: and I already created a first draft of the files needed for the Adventure Map. But that was the easy part. The problem is how to handle all other 800x600 in-game windows (I don’t know programming, so I wouldn’t even know how to start approaching this;). But I’ve opened a thread HERE on this subject, so we should continue further discussions on this over there.


Besides resolution requirements, current version of VCMI needs at least 128 MB of RAM and quite decent CPU. Porting it to mobile devices is challenging. I’m not sure we should do it before VCMI is playable on PC. … ternetowy/ 256mb ram, arm11 600mhz. This might work!

Wow… if H3/VCMI will be playable one day on a portable mini-player like that, I’m finally gonna consider buying myself one of them. I love movies & music, but somehow I always felt these MP3/video players are often too expensive for what they offer. Well, that will change the day any of my favorite games (HoMM/Civ) would be playable on them. :wink:

Do you play Fall from Heaven 2, a Civ IV Beyond the Sword modpack? Patch k has just been released, however it seems to have a few teething problems. Going back to my Good Old Games ( collection for the moment. :slight_smile: Although I do wish that the H2 version was the W95 version rather than DOS - one reason - longer than eight letter save game names. As long as it runs reasonably well I don’t mind if it has some minor issues that need to be worked around.

Best regards,

O/T: [size=75]Civ4, as great as it looks, is just getting dusty on my shelf. I bought it about 2 years ago, and still didn’t manage to really play it (if I ever had a week-end free, I spent it with Heroes, or not in front of the PC; I did play some Civ on holidays on the portable, but Civ3, as the graphics of Civ4 are too much for my laptop).[/size]

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