Questions tagged [4x]

4X is an abbreviation of "eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate." It is is a kind of turn-based strategy genre.

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How do I make TextMesh Pro go invisible when at a distance from the camera?

I'm building a 4x game. I've rendered the galaxy, and I want the text below each star to disappear when I'm zoomed out, so it looks nicer. My stars are Prefabs with a star sprite and a 'UI' ...
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How do you apply relativistic physics to a 4x strategy game?

I had the big idea of trying to create a hard science fiction 4X strategy game (with the obvious space setting), which is supposed to simulate a realistic way of creating interstellar societies while ...
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How can the lategame in a 4X game be made more exciting?

I played a lot of different 4X games lately (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate, like the Civilization series, for example), and noticed that most of them suffer from the same problem: As soon as ...
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Doing a passable 4X game AI

I am coding a rather "simple" 4X game (if a 4X game can be simple). It's indie in scope, and I am wondering if there's anyway to come up with a passable AI without having me spending months coding on ...
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Successful Elements to a 4X Game

4X games (That is, Xpand, Xplore, Xploit and Xterminate) like Civilization, Sins of a Solar Empire, and other top Strategy games, all seem to have the same addictive hook. I'd like to know what ...