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Software News   Software News : Get Ready to Return to War (WW2)
   posted by ssolie on 15-Feb-2005 15:11:28 (2284 reads)
For the first time ever I've completed all the 2nd Edition rules (sans R&D rules) for my Axis & Allies board game clone named WW2 which is now available from OS4Depot or my home page.

New major features include:
- Improved graphics with the Anti-Grain Geometry package.
- Continent contours are displayed while panning & zooming.
- Added battleship support attacks.
- Added Panama and Suez canal rules.
- Now requires ARGB or BGRA colour modes.
- Completed transport rules with allies.

This implementation is quite similar to other attempts such as TripleA (Java) or Dogs of War (PC) except my version runs on AmigaOS directly.

Expect to see even more enhanced graphics (thanks to AGG) and network play support (thanks to Roadshow) in the next version. Unfortunately, it isn't much fun to play on your own since it is a team oriented game and creating a decent computer player is very difficult. While you wait for the network enabled version you can practice up and report any bugs to me.
    

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Re: Get Ready to Return to War (WW2)
Posted on 15-Feb-2005 15:48:39
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congratz ssolie...

i'll have a proper go soon enough


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Looks really cool. Another cool looking program to download when OS4 is finally released.


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Posted on 15-Feb-2005 19:22:15
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I'm currently spending a lot of time with Hearts of Iron 2, can this compete with that game?

Nice work, strategy games are always welcome


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KEWLDOM!

I'm still on HOI:1, but in total agreement with fellow strategist, Tomazkid


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I'm currently spending a lot of time with Hearts of Iron 2, can this compete with that game?

I've never seen Hearts of Iron before but after taking a look at the screen shots it does seem very familiar... It looks to be more complex and detailed but then WW2 is meant to work at more of a macro level. Guess I'll have to code faster.


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As a strategy game fan all I have time for while I order the second invasion of Spain is to say thanks...

 
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Posted on 16-Feb-2005 7:52:30
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@ssolie: looks interesting

I was surfing the web yesterday to found out how's Realms of Power doing and I found a couple of interesting games which are open-sourced "recently".

Call to Power 2:

http://ctp2files.apolyton.net/source/

There was some early screenshot from Amiga version IIRC.

Jagged Alliance 2:

http://www.ja-galaxy-forum.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum;f=40;hardset=0;start_point=0;DaysPrune=0

Both are in the process of getting ported to Linux/SDL so perhaps some day we strategy lovers can also play them on AmigaOS

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I downloaded it a couple of days ago and...

I've spent almost the last 48 hours (minus some sleep time) playing it. It's been over ten years since I played the board game - forgot how good it was! I really should get back to the job hunting though... well, okay, maybe after one more Allied liberation of Europe...

Great stuff!


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Re: Get Ready to Return to War (WW2)
Posted on 19-Feb-2005 2:37:05
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I did some digging around and found these sites that seem to help out the most. Faq and Dox.

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/games/axis+allies/

The dicey.net site has links to 2nd edition rules as well as the 2nd edition clarifications.
http://www.dicey.net/nuke/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=MostPopular


There is just lots of dox on the wizards.com site for the different versions of Axis & Allies. Also in different languages. There is nothing specifically called 2nd edition set. I am thinking the set called 1991 edition is the 2nd edition but I am not positive. Someone with broadband please dload the 1991 edition and confirm it is the 2nd edition set or not.
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=ah/downloads

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@goody
The 1st edition was the pre-Milton Bradley game which hardly anyone has. MB purchased the game rights from the original creators.

The 2nd edition was the Milton Bradley game which I cloned. This is the most popular version.

The 3rd edition was the computer adaptation for PCs which crashes all the time and has been discontinued. The PC version can play with 2nd edition rules as well.

The 4th edition is the current version you can buy today and WOTC created. It adds elements from A&A Europe and A&A Pacific as well as fixing all the holes and making it more playable for one-night games.

There are also variants available from various companies which add more realism but those usually produce a much longer game so only war gamers usually play those.


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