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Such a nice looking engine and artwork for such limited gameplay.
Well, it's more of a passive ability... ;)
The Romans in part 1 will be the Republican Romans of the Punic Wars era. Strong infantry and siege weapons, but poor cavalry and average everything else (for game balance).
Female citizens can not fight, however they can build civilian structures and gather resources. They have an aura that boosts the productivity of the male citizen-soldiers as they labor nearby.
Building rotation is already in. It's as simple as click to place, then hold-drag to rotate.
As far as Min. Sys specs, we don't know yet, but I'll go ahead and make an educated guess:
- 2.0 GHz process or better
- Geforce 6 series and above / Radeon 9 series and above
- 1GB RAM
- 2GB Disk Space
1600 x 1200
An updated version of this screenshot can be seen here:
The blue dudes are Republican Romans.
The blue guys on the right are Macedonians while the dudes in olive and red are Carthaginians. Of course, the teal guys in the center are Spartans.
I want to say that the shield patterns of the Spartans are based on the latest research. Some people couldn't care less, but others appreciate such detail. :)
I suspect Robot Entertainment, one of the "Diadochi" of late Ensemble empire, are indeed working on an ancient themed game. It's just a hunch based on scant (photographic) evidence, but of course that evidence could have been part of a misinformation campaign. lol
People can also make some nice screenshots in the Atlas editor, plus run some battle simulations in Atlas as well. :)
I think if both players have the mod installed you can play a DirectIP game. I have not tried it though.
* Age of Empires II: Age of Kings.
* Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion.
* Mod Pack Studio Lite 2.0 or greater.
Mod Pack Studio must be installed in order to run the RaW Mod Pack. You can download either:
* Mod Pack Studio Lite 2.0 (used only to install mods) - 1.96 MB
* Mod Pack Studio 2.0 (used to install and make mods) - 3.82 MB
Note: Both versions of MPS will install either version of RaW.
Sorry, you have to read the 'More' link on the download page.
Everyone please keep in mind that (at first at least) we are only releasing about 20% of the game art along with the source code of the game. :) About 80% of the game's art assets are held back internally. This release is not to release a workable game for gamers, but rather for those who are interested in game development to try their hands at helping develop a video game. :) But I know personally a few enterprising modders and fans that have taken it upon themselves to learn new skills (compiling executables, etc.) in order to turn the source code into a playable state (even if it is missing most of the assets). We are hoping this release will garner new interest and bring more talent to the team. If you don't want to join the official Wildfire Games team, but still want to help by taking a crack at the code, you can still submit patches to us, we'll evaluate them, and then commit them to the game. We are doing it this way in order to maintain some sanity to the development and to maintain the spirit and letter of the game design. All contributions are welcomed and appreciated. When everything is said and done, those who have made contributions will be recognized alongside the developers. :) We want this to be a huge community of developers and avid modders developing a great game under a structured and well-documented umbrella. :)
Thanks for the kind words, gents!