Author Topic: I’m guessing this has been asked already...  (Read 298 times)

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Offline BFG

I’m guessing this has been asked already...
« on: February 21, 2019, 03:10:26 AM »
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  • ...but for those of you who are modding experts: is a version that allows more factions even remotely possible?  I’d love to play a game where all 15 stock factions are active, instead of just 8.

    Probably not, but thought I would ask.
    « Last Edit: February 21, 2019, 08:58:13 AM by BFG »

    Offline Mart

    Re: I’m guessing this has been asked already...
    « Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 05:56:57 AM »
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  • I think amount of work needed to do it would large enough to make someone attempting this to consider simply making AC2.

    Offline BFG

    Re: I’m guessing this has been asked already...
    « Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 07:26:48 PM »
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  • Yeah, I kind of suspected as much. I have been amazed at how much modders have been able to do on such an old game, but there IS a limit.

    This makes me wonder how much it would cost to purchase the rights to the series in order to have the legal right to publish a true SMAC2. 

    Offline Induktio

    Re: I’m guessing this has been asked already...
    « Reply #3 on: February 22, 2019, 11:49:50 AM »
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  • So yeah, it's been asked before. The short answer is that adding more factions is just impossible without a full rewrite of the engine because of the way it uses statically allocated arrays to store faction data. This also makes increasing any other unit limits very difficult.

     

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