#1 2019-05-08 17:10:09

o01eg
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Longturn games other than FreeCiv

I want to propose FreeOrion http://freeorion.org/ as alternative game for Longturn. It's a 4X TBS influenced by Master of Orion. It's written in C++, Boost and uses Python for server and AI scripting.

The game has a long history but only several of years ago I started to work on rich multiplayer support. There is a public multiplayer server for current stable release: https://freeorion-test.dedyn.io/

Main idea of proposal is to have a game without annoying RTS part. I also summarized other pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Real parallel turns! No RTS issues! The game doesn't depend on order of player actions.

  • Python server API. It enough to install python connector for required DBMS and rewrite python scripts for authentication.

Cons:

  • Poor ruleset support. Only small set of values could be altered on server without desync with official client.

  • Immature features. Release with features required for longturn game isn't published. Moreover timeout feature isn't even in master branch (https://github.com/freeorion/freeorion/pull/2441).

  • Poor administration documentation. Current wiki is outdated.

  • Poor diplomacy support. There no teamed games yet.

Of course all those cons are planned to be fixed in a future. Also I hope to get some feedback from Longturn team before next release.

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#2 2019-05-08 18:00:08

Corbeau
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Re: Longturn games other than FreeCiv

I would definitely play that. I stumbled on FreeOrion a long time ago, but it seemed unfinished and the community seemed much less lively than here, which didn't guarantee that it *would* be finished.

Last edited by Corbeau (2019-05-08 18:01:56)

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#3 2019-05-12 18:51:45

o01eg
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Re: Longturn games other than FreeCiv

I'm going to start a test server: https://freeorion.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11274

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#4 2019-06-15 18:54:39

o01eg
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Re: Longturn games other than FreeCiv

After finding and fixing new bugs I'm going to start a next long game: https://freeorion.org/forum/viewtopic.p … 235#p96235

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#5 2019-07-14 17:49:48

o01eg
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Re: Longturn games other than FreeCiv

New fixed bugs, and new game is next Tuesday: https://freeorion.org/forum/viewtopic.p … 529#p96529

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#6 2019-07-26 19:13:20

o01eg
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Re: Longturn games other than FreeCiv

We have already 5 player for the next game next Tuesday: https://freeorion.org/forum/viewtopic.p … 670#p96670

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#7 2019-07-26 21:07:41

Corbeau
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Re: Longturn games other than FreeCiv

I will definitely join the next game after I return from trip one month from now. Please keep us posted.

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#8 2019-09-21 20:17:13

o01eg
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Re: Longturn games other than FreeCiv

Basic teams support was implemented so next game is going to be teamed.

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#9 2019-11-08 19:39:47

o01eg
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Re: Longturn games other than FreeCiv

Next game will be teamless and already have 8 players: https://freeorion.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11420

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