Well, it sounds like unit creation is in already, so having spaceships of various sorts would be easy enough, as would renaming areas of the map as galaxies etc.

The only additional thing you'd need is the ability to tinker with the naming of basic elements, ---- for instance planets instead of cities, and gas clouds instead of water (ie, areas where only special units could cross), pluss of course the ability to completely switch to an sfx set without getting rid of the original (though i assume David may include this in the new version anyway sinse presumably different units will have different attack and death sounds).


It will all depend upon how customizable david makes things.

Beware the Grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Darren Harris" <darren_g_har...@btinternet.com>
To: "'Gamers Discussion list'" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Something incredible in the pipeline.


I wonder if david will do a futuristic version so we can go into space
explore and take control of planets etc? the map would have to be far far
bigger of course but assuming this works the potential is there now.

-----Original Message-----
From: gamers-boun...@audyssey.org [mailto:gamers-boun...@audyssey.org] On
Behalf Of dark
Sent: 07 December 2010 09:14
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Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Something incredible in the pipeline.


this sounds amazing!

I've always felt the ui in time of conflict is probably the best example of
a map overview I've ever seen in an accessible game.

I've beaten the computer on a few skill levels, and have just been waiting
in the wings for more units, scenarios and other options to turn up.

So, this sounds amazing, and I'll deffinately be looking forward to it's
release.

Beware the Grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Christopher Bartlett" <themusicalbre...@gmail.com>
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Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 11:59 PM
Subject: [Audyssey] Something incredible in the pipeline.


Over on the GMA games list, I asked a question about a delayed release
for the update of Time of Conflict.  We were expecting a release this
fall, with some nifty new unit types and some increased control over
scenario design.



Well kids, David Greenwood is in process of producing a monster update
that
looks, from the description like we will be able to create and play
arbitrarily complex combat simulations from any era, with user-definable
unit types. I'm finally going to be able to design and play my Gettysburg
battle scenario that I've thought about for years, as well as Midway,
Guadalcanal, and possibly even theater-wide simulations such as Korea.



For this old-school war-gamer, this looks like the Holy Grail, a game
with sufficient complexity and flexibility to match the best of the
board games for sighted people, and even play well in the sighted
strategic simulations market.



David has already made the user interface break-throughs that make
such a sprawling game possible.  Now that he' adding in such user
flexibility, there is literally no limit other than your computer's
power and your imagination to what simulations you can create.



I forgot to mention, there will be multi-player for up to 5 players
for those who want to compete against humans.

In the interests of full disclosure, I have no financial connection
with GMA, and this message was not solicited by anyone, I'm just that
excited.



Finally, he posted a call for folk interested in designing unit sets
to contact him.  I think he'd like to release some pre-created unit
sets for scenario design when the game comes out.  He states that it
won' involve programming, just text editing.  Since he liked my
prototype for GMA Tank Commander mission 5 enough to use elements from
it, I am hoping to join in this team.  I'd like to create some
Napoleonic and/or Civil War era unit sets for him.



Did I mention that I am phenomenally excited about all this?  I think
that
if he delivers on what he is saying, it will be a break-through event in
the
audio gaming market.  Other developers may wish to examine some of his
inte3rface choices if they wish to take on such a task.



               Christopher Bartlett *bounce* *bounce* *bounce*





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