Post news RSS State of the Mod, Mid May 2018

News update for mid May. AI progress, beta poll results and updates for Soviet progress.

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Greetings fellow workers! The glorious Soviet armies are being prepared for deployment...


AI Progress

The AI has taken some major work to resolve all the issues with the new build. A major bug with ZH scripting caused several days to be lost.

Regardless the progress has been good overall. All that remains is to plug the new aircraft into the scripts and possibly tweak how the AI uses infantry.



Soviet Progress

The build is well and truly in the "shine and polish" phase. There's a few rough edges left to clean up but nothing really major now. I'm not certain how much time it will take but it's days rather than weeks. A few of the old cameos could do with replacement and the airfield's construction fences are too small. Some locomotors need fixing... I can't think of much else though!



Beta Poll Results

The people have spoken! By a 3:2 majoirty, the people are in favour of an early beta test: Strawpoll.me

Once the Soviet build is finalised we will do a bit of internal testing to make sure it's reasonably stable. Beta testing will be done via our forums at Derelict Studios.
Derelictstudios.net

It will be semi-closed so if you want to take part you'll need to agree to keep the files secret and register for a beta testing account. I'll expect people to be posting feedback and bug reports. The build will probably just be the raw files rather than an auto-installer so some degree of knowledge on ZH modding is helpful. This shouldn't be a major challenge to any veteran modders that still visit this page here on modDB!

Time-frame wise this should be happening around the end of the month. The DS forum is pretty dusty at the moment but if you want to take part you should register an account as they will be needed to access the beta files.



Discord

I've also started a Discord server for fans to chat and for mini-updates as we get into a test phase:
Discord.gg

Fairwell comrades, more to come!

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Alguien
Alguien

Korona, just a tip of warning.
I tried to register in the forums but:
Puu.sh
Seems to make it impossible

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Korona Author
Korona

Hey, thanks for the heads up - I'll wake the volcano dragon and see if he can make it work!

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Zess1664
Zess1664

Maybe it's worth moving the mod discussion to the Discord?

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Korona Author
Korona

Discord is a good idea:
Discord.gg

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mohmarDEATHSTRIKE
mohmarDEATHSTRIKE

its broken :(

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis
Lupus_of_nox_noctis

Hey there, The discord link is borked! Its expired, Ive got a buddy who is very interested in playing and we dedicate time to a few games of modded Generals every evening so we could get around to happily testing stuff !

PM me a fresh working invite and ill get around to it, alternatively set up a link that works and doesnt expire as a permanent link. I also run a few discord servers so if you have any trouble setting one up, again, feel free to contact me for any assistance!

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Korona Author
Korona

Doh I wondered what was up with it :P
Should work now! -
Discord.gg

Signup for the forums should also work now, although the theme is now broken and there's not much activity atm (which is reasonable)

Discord is cool for live chatting but it tends to bury info, so I think the forum is the better way to organise testing results.

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