"Basic Warfare" FreeBasic Multiplayer RTS Game

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Re: "Basic Warfare" FreeBasic Multiplayer RTS Game

Postby Boromir » Feb 19, 2019 0:23

badidea wrote:I tried it again, using Windows this time. But I still don't understand how to create e.g. a scavenger.

To build units you can press "1" to enter the buildings menu. Then press "=" to filp tabs until you get to one named "Compilers". Then press the corresponding number to the compiler you want to use. And press "1" to build a scavenger.
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Re: "Basic Warfare" FreeBasic Multiplayer RTS Game

Postby dafhi » Feb 19, 2019 21:36

tip: the unit you control does not (seem to) fire
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Re: "Basic Warfare" FreeBasic Multiplayer RTS Game

Postby badidea » Feb 19, 2019 22:38

dafhi wrote:tip: the unit you control does not (seem to) fire

I discovered that with a "Patrol" unit you can fire with the "Left shift" button.
The whole interface via keyboard is complicated, a mouse base interface would be better I think.
The number of key you have to press to create a "Patrol" unit and take control over it, is a lot. I also keep pressing "Escape" if I think that I made a wrong choice in the menu. Which then asks me if I want to quit the game everytime.
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Re: "Basic Warfare" FreeBasic Multiplayer RTS Game

Postby Boromir » Feb 20, 2019 0:29

badidea wrote:
dafhi wrote:tip: the unit you control does not (seem to) fire

I discovered that with a "Patrol" unit you can fire with the "Left shift" button.
The whole interface via keyboard is complicated, a mouse base interface would be better I think.
The number of key you have to press to create a "Patrol" unit and take control over it, is a lot. I also keep pressing "Escape" if I think that I made a wrong choice in the menu. Which then asks me if I want to quit the game everytime.

The "Are you sure you want to quit?" message may be annoying but it is a safeguard to keep you from accidentally actually quitting when you press esc.
The command interface is designed after the classic game "Battlezone 1 1998". For those who have ever played that game using this interface is a breeze. For those who are familiar with RTS games learning the system shouldn't be too hard either.
Some of the keys are rebindable in the options menu if that helps.
There are a few things that can be done using the mouse but it is extra and does not need to be used.
The mouse is limited to the area visible to the player which is very restrictive to experienced players hence the more versatile number command system.
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Re: "Basic Warfare" FreeBasic Multiplayer RTS Game

Postby badidea » Feb 20, 2019 18:21

Boromir wrote:The "Are you sure you want to quit?" message may be annoying but it is a safeguard to keep you from accidentally actually quitting when you press esc.
Yes, that is a good thing for me :-)
Boromir wrote:The command interface is designed after the classic game "Battlezone 1 1998". For those who have ever played that game using this interface is a breeze. For those who are familiar with RTS games learning the system shouldn't be too hard either.
I don't think I ever played "Battlezone". I have played "Dune 2", "Warcraft" and "Command & Conquer" a lot.
Boromir wrote:Some of the keys are rebindable in the options menu if that helps.
There are a few things that can be done using the mouse but it is extra and does not need to be used.
The mouse is limited to the area visible to the player which is very restrictive to experienced players hence the more versatile number command system.
I understand that a keyboard interface is better for an experienced player. For a beginner, it takes time to get used to it however.

Maybe a (youtube) game play tutorial would help.
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Re: "Basic Warfare" FreeBasic Multiplayer RTS Game

Postby Boromir » Feb 20, 2019 19:16

badidea wrote:I understand that a keyboard interface is better for an experienced player. For a beginner, it takes time to get used to it however.

Maybe a (youtube) game play tutorial would help.

That sounds like a good idea. If I can find the time I'll try to make and upload one.

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