|Brief update on debug messages|
|Posted: Tilanus Commodor @ Mon May 16, 2016 5:12 pm|
I don't know when this thread will be posted (Edit: Wow, that was posted instantly!), but I hope it'll be asap (this already points to one of the few issues this site seemed to get out of nowhere). I've posted it on facebook already a few days ago, but anyone who visits the forum will surely have noticed it there are some technical issues. I've received a few mails and private messages of you guys and only didn't answer them, because you'd have gotten all the same reply with the same explanations which I prefer to post once here.
The current forum issues are:
Why are all these things happening? I don't know yet, but I suspect some database or cache needs to be cleared. I got in touch with Elpea, the server owner, but both of our time seem to be quite busy right now. I'll try to fix this issue either alone or with his help. Elpea has been looking into the issue briefly, I wouldn't say he fixed it, but maybe that'll happen as unexpected as the issues came in first place. (let's hope for it)
The purpose of this post is that I just wanted to let you know I'm well-aware of these issues, have been and will be trying to fix them. It could take a while though, because I actually consider progressing with NE 2.2 a bit more important right now. This might sound a lil unfair, but if I'd only focus on fixing the forum NE 2.2 would be delayed even more and the truth is that the majority of NE fans would rather see a new version coming out than a fixed forum.
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|NE AI Limit Hotfix & release plan for NE 2.2|
|Posted: Tilanus Commodor @ Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:38 am|
I'm coming with two great things in my pocket. One is a much a wanted hotfix for NE and the other one is an update regarding the next NE version. Let's go with the hotfix first (because .. it's hotter! ):
A few words on the release date. As you all should know: There is none. It has always been:
Amen. (hail the mascot!)
While I receive great support and contributions through my fellow modders I may point out that the concept work, implementation and presentation is to 99% the work of me alone. Be sure I'm doing my best to get things done asap and push NE to the next release. So have some mercy with a poor lad like me and maybe ... send me a few coins to boost my motivation and enthusiasm!
(thanks to roy1012 & EdgarGNZ)
Vive la modification de l'époque napoléonienne pour Age of Empires 3!
Age of Empires pour toujours!
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|DDT Plugin for Adobe Photoshop|
|Posted: Tilanus Commodor @ Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:34 pm|
This is something useful and powerful for the AoE3 modding scene. kangcliff from the NE team has developed a plugin for Adobe Photoshop that allows you to load and save DDT files directly. So with the plug-in you no longer need to use the FileConverter of the AoE3Ed to convert between TGA and DDT files. The plugin also has an interface to specify the settings of the file instead of having to manually code the non-understandable bracket numbers of TGAs (i.e. 0,1,8,6 or 1,1,1,1). Here's how the plugin looks:
Furthermore the plugin has a much better MIP map generation than AoE3ED and the original game. This will result in high resolution textures to look even better. With the controller you can regulate the sharpness.
The DDT Plug-in works for Photoshop versions from CS3 onwards for both, 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64). The tool was originally only developed for NE, but we thought it'd be a good idea to share it with everyone.
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|Posted: Tilanus Commodor @ Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:44 am|
|Hey there, just a quick update. Multiple persons have been asking me for a way to donate money for the work on NE. I've finally managed to finish the donation page.
The donations go to my personal paypal account and because I've no idea how many and how often these will happen, I currently do not expect to use the money for a paid service (we use none). It's for all the people who want to show their gratitude, thank me for the time and efforts I've invested in this project or keep up my motivation to continue improving NE.
If you do not like paypal and would prefer to send money to either me or someone else from the team directly, just send me a message/mail to let me know.
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|New NE FAQ|
|Posted: Tilanus Commodor @ Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:30 pm|
|Since the very first release of NE in January 2006 there were people asking questions on future plans and the chance to include some of their - sometimes overly individual - wishes and suggestions for this free project.
Some questions have become real evergreens such as Will there be a singleplayer campaign for NE? or the annoying (because unanswerable) question for the next release date, ideally requested in a level of detail that includes month, day, hour, minute and second. (jk!)
Long time ago the honorable SAOL wrote this extensive FAQ for NE 2.01, which is outdated by now in large parts, but was still used as a base for the newer version. Shortly after the release of NE 2.1.7 we started gathering all these questions to publish this new Napoleonic Era FAQ:
The new FAQ was written by me, Firestorm and Earkalspea. We hope people will finally find answers to the (most) frequently asked questions there. The FAQ will be updated by us when needed.
Think we forgot a question? Then let us know!
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