The Second Antarean War is a multiplayer team-based real time strategic battle simulator. It simulates battle between spaceships in fully accessible 3d space. As an admiral, you can call in different types of ships for different situations. The game aims to be played against other people, not the game itself. The 3d navigation, order queues, smart orders and no limits on build queues aim to hide the visible user interface completely and allow you to focus on the battle at hand. You can join any battle in progress at any time. Some battles start small and grow in player size and in their importance to universal scale. The universe is persistent. Each battle has an impact on how well your faction does. Winning battles progresses the war and earns you medals, rank and respect from people you play with and strikes fear into players you fight against. Good hunting.

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Why Fog of War is bad?

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Istrolid has its design origins in RTS, so we looked carefully at many of the conventions of the genre to determine whether they should be included in...

A New Direciton

A New Direciton

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I know its been awhile and I'm sorry for that, but I've been really busy. With 2aw in fact. I looked at trends in the gameing industry and saw that more...

Typhon - Part 1 - by Alex

Typhon - Part 1 - by Alex

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Zooming Problem

Zooming Problem

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In 2aw I have a problem with scaling and zooming. I am not playing with the ships at all! I am playing with radar dots, ship ranges and icons and its...

Switching to Integers

Switching to Integers

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Recently I have switched 2aw's simulation to pure integer maths. This makes math computation the same on all platforms. It does not matter how the compiler...

Thoughts about Interfaces

Thoughts about Interfaces

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Here i try to think about the UI in 2aw by drawing a similar UI on top of Starcaft screen shot. Key points i try to stress are Full Zoom, icons when zoomed...

Life of a concept

Life of a concept

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The Blobbing problem

The Blobbing problem

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One problem you get in any kind of RTS and in 2aw in particular is blobbing. Blobbing is when you take a blob of units and hurl it at your opponent. The...

Making Clouds Look Better

Making Clouds Look Better

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I always had a problem with my clouds not looking realistic enough. My clouds were looking like they where made out of triangles. As one would turn around...

Alpha screen shots

Alpha screen shots

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Long time without some screen shots of what we are working on. Lots of things have went on in the game. I have just started working on shaders - i hope...

About Starcraft networking model

About Starcraft networking model

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Starcaft is the most popular RTS of all time. Just recently I got into an discussion on how StarCraft implements networking. We where talking about two...

Thoughts on 2aw Maps

Thoughts on 2aw Maps

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Because 2aw is a tactical game - there is no resource gathering and no building on the map - there needs to be some thing interesting on the map to make...

Info in the 2aw HUD

Info in the 2aw HUD

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Many RTS games have a info panel in thier HUD. This panel is used to display many different types of information, mostly about the in-game units. Using...

Marching Cubes: Generating Rocks

Marching Cubes: Generating Rocks

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In the quest for the best rock shape, I went to the next best thing - marching cubes. Marching-Cubes is an algorithm to convert a 3D math density function...

Lockstep Model

Lockstep Model

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Second Antarean War (2aw) uses the lockstep model. This is an older model used in many RTS and early FPS games. Basic premise is that each client runs...

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