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Old November 7th, 2003, 10:18 PM
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Default Battle Simulator!

Continuing in my never ending quest to not really fix things using stupid badly done maps, I now present BATTLE SIMULATOR for those who really really wanted one.

http://www.techno-mage.com/~dominion/Mini.tga
http://www.techno-mage.com/~dominion/Mini.map

You can "play" this map with 2 nations. You can have one great big battle with hundreds of commanders all equiped and thousands of units. Even ones that the game wouldnt normally let you have.

To change the battle, learn how to edit the .map file. Use any program you want; NotePad, WordPad, Word, Word Perfect, Edit, VI, whatever.
There are 1,010 units available in the game.

Part of the .map file reads like this...
#setland 2
#commander 1010
#bodyguards 15 1006
#units 100 1002
#additem "Ice Pebble Staff"

That sets the attention on Province 2, puts unit numbered 1010 into that province and makes him a commander, gives him 15 bodyguards of unit-number 1006, gives him 100 troops of unit-number 1002, and gives the commander an Ice Pebble Staff.

Things which still need to be done by others.........

A) make this map prettier, maybe even make a unique one instead of just a stolen part of the eye map.

B) come up with a really fun huge battle to use instead of the first one I stopped at

C) write a program that lets people select their armies and writes the .map file for it. maybe select magic items also? maybe even show them what they are selecting? (for now you can use the AllUnits games and Items spreadsheets done by others to look things up)

D) patiently explain to me how this doesnt really solve the problem in case I thought it did

E) give me a better rating on this board

[ November 07, 2003, 22:00: Message edited by: Gandalf Parker ]
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This game is NOT suitable for students, interns, apprentices, or anyone else who is expected to pass tests on a regular basis. Do not think about strategies while operating heavy machinery. Before beginning this game make arrangements for someone to check on you daily. If you find that your game has continued for more than 36 hours straight then you should consult a physician immediately (Do NOT show him the game!)

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