Author Archives: Krom

Alpha 9 plans

I’m planning following major features for Alpha 9: agressive animals (e.g. boars, wolves, bears) early army to fight those animals (e.g. militia hireable from School) warriors morale to prevent rushes (e.g. militia in enemy town is weakened by a factor of … Continue reading

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Alpha 8.2

New Alpha 8.2 has just one critical bugfix. In Alpha 8.1 the game would crash upon warriors death. This has been fixed now. Download links:   Discussion forum: http://www.knightsandmerchants.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=35

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Alpha 8.1

Fixed bugs: + Having selected a neutral unit that is about to be dead (killed) causes a crash + Camera changes height too noticeable on panning across mountains + Camera does not move smoothly when dragging over minimap + Desert … Continue reading

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Bugfixing Alpha 8

It has been almost 2 weeks since Alpha 8 release. There are many bugreports and suggestions – thank you for that! Bugfixing goes on. I’m also using a nice little tool called Runner, which runs the game without display (e.g. 45min of … Continue reading

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Alpha 8 is ready!

Alpha 8 is ready!   Change list is quite big: Gameplay mechanics: Rigged Cottages to spawn Blank units Units get trained from Blanks now Wool/Cloth/Recruits removed Warriors take small time to train now Units can be stacked in training queues … Continue reading

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A dozen of ways to loose a unit

I’ve been categorizing and refactoring unit deaths in the game. Made this comment block in the code. Might be interesting for you to see it too: // Killing of a unit is done in 4 big steps // 1. KillUnit … Continue reading

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Skirmish equalization improved

I had some doubts about how to handle “Skirmish” setup in MapEditor. Cos there are plenty of ways for Skirmish maps to be made made “unfair” (placement of resources, dynamic script, etc..). So I thought that maybe the MapEd should not … Continue reading

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Terrain Triggers – another feature into Alpha 8

There’s one more feature I want to include into Alpha 8 – terrain triggers. Terrain triggers are special zones placed in MapEd, that trigger dynamic script events when a unit enters into the zone. This is very helpfull for story missions … Continue reading

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Faking horses

Alpha 8 is mostly ready. I’d guess it will take another week or two before it’s released. Now I’m looking into making some final touches to it. For example until there are proper designs and models for mounted units – … Continue reading

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All notifications together

Made these notifications and updated the games’ code to show them in appropriate situations:

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