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comment Difference between “staggered” isometric and “normal” isometric tilemaps?
@Kroltan: Simcity 2000.
Feb
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comment How can I run a Unity game in a window larger than the desktop resolution?
Scrolling over a bigger-than-screen-res canvas can definitely be done, but it has little to to with the screen size in the build settings.
Feb
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comment How can I run a Unity game in a window larger than the desktop resolution?
Don't you mean you need a canvas of that size? It doesn't make a lot of sense to say that you're looking for a software solution to needing more pixels in your screen than you have.
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comment Vertical vs horizontal hex grids, pros and cons
Frankly, @JoshPetrie, I don't see why this was closed as primarily opinion-based. I explicitly asked for objective reasons, "in terms of data structures, graphics, gameplay etc, not personal preferences".
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comment How to divide hex grid evenly among n players?
@manabreak: I made something to try it out. With a small change to step 2 (reassign by cycling through all players instead of reassigning randomly) it works quite well. I'll try to write it up when I have time.
Oct
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comment How to divide hex grid evenly among n players?
PS I don't think this problem is ever impossible, the map coloring problem is quite different (for one thing it's the other way around, shapes->colors instead of colors->tile assignments).
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answered How to divide hex grid evenly among n players?
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comment How to design the AI for a board game like Risk?
@Almo: According to wikipedia (and my experience), missions have been a standard feature in European editions of Risk for ages.
Feb
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comment How to design the AI for a board game like Risk?
Another minimax (or alpha/beta pruning) limitation, besides the ones mentioned by @Almo; you don't know your opponent's value function because missions are secret.
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comment Vertical vs horizontal hex grids, pros and cons
That's really interesting. I wonder how hard it would be to determine the direction of the probable fronts on random maps.
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comment Vertical vs horizontal hex grids, pros and cons
I agree, this is something I was just thinking about too! Although this probably matters more on small maps with a clear directionality (e.g. hexagonal chess, hex-stratego) than on large and complex maps (e.g. Civ 5 or this monster)