Author Topic: Unit Limit  (Read 137 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Citizen King

Unit Limit
« on: February 28, 2019, 02:32:03 AM »
  • Publish
  • While running the original release of Alpha Centauri, I hit a limit on the number of units I could have in the field at around 1000+ units. I have also tried running the sav file with SMAX using the GOG Version and it had the same problem. Browsing the internet, I see documentation that the limit is at 2000+. So I have two questions: a) why exactly does my game have such a lower limit and b) is there any way to change that. The scient patch I tried kept crashing for SMAX whenever I made new units.

    Offline bvanevery

    • Emperor of the Tanks
    • Librarian
    • *
    • Posts: 2986
    • €657
    • View Inventory
    • Send /Gift
    • Allows access to AC2's quiz & chess sections for 144 hours from time of use.  You can't do without Leadship  Must. have. caffeine. -Ahhhhh; good.  
    • Planning for the next 20 years of SMACX.
    • AC Text modder Author of at least one AAR
      • View Profile
      • Awards
    Re: Unit Limit
    « Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 05:30:14 AM »
  • Publish
  • a) why exactly does my game have such a lower limit

    'Cuz it's an old game.  It was made in an era when we didn't have PC hardware remotely as powerful as we do today.  The original game has a 256 color palette.  It only allows 256 unit designs.  This was all to save memory. 

    and b) is there any way to change that.

    You could try reading the wiki pages about Yitzi's patch to see if he did something about it.

    Offline BFG

    Re: Unit Limit
    « Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 03:27:53 PM »
  • Publish
  • Hindi ko alam kung gaano karaming mga pag-update ang ginawa upang hindi ako makatutulong sa pagrerekomenda sa kanila.

    Machine translation from Google:
    “I do not know how many updates have been made so I can’t help with recommending any.”


    * User

    Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
    Did you miss your activation email?

    Login with username, password and session length

    Select language:

    * Community poll

    SMAC v.4 SMAX v.2 (or previous versions)
    14 (6%)
    XP Compatibility patch
    8 (3%)
    Gog version for Windows
    64 (27%)
    Scient (unofficial) patch
    24 (10%)
    Kyrub's latest patch
    14 (6%)
    Yitzi's latest patch
    82 (35%)
    AC for Mac
    2 (0%)
    AC for Linux
    5 (2%)
    Gog version for Mac
    9 (3%)
    No patch
    10 (4%)
    Total Members Voted: 232
    AC2 Wiki Logo

    * Random quote

    Human behavior is economic behavior. The particulars may vary but competition for limited resources remains a constant. Need as well as greed has followed us to the stars and the rewards of wealth still await those wise enough to recognize this deep thrumming of our common pulse.
    ~CEO Nwabudike Morgan 'The Centauri Monopoly'

    * Select your theme


    Facebook Comments