I am still struggling to find free time as it is a busy time of the year as we start planning for 2021. Any time I get is being spent on changes to our end of year tournament which will most likely be virtual. My goal is to have all the rules posted publicly which is time consuming as there are many edits and unknowns.
Back in July, while testing functionality for Random Earth Map (REM), I noticed some peculiar behavior with the AI and decided to take some notes for a future fix. Shortly thereafter, I got bogged down in personal stuff and never picked it back up. With the upcoming patch making some tweaks to the AI, I opened my July analysis and decided it might be worthwhile sharing in case it results in improvements to the AI.
My life had some significant changes in August which caused me to miss my monthly update. You will also notice the updates to the site are slower as well. However, there are some positive changes coming in September that should see some new posts made this month.
Today I have uploaded the first pass at an AI for MUD. This is posted to EDIBLE in the usual spot. Note that, like MUD, this is an alpha upload as the set is not yet fully functional so lots of future changes are expected. It’s also worth noting that the AI is capable of using MUD without this AI script which is why it is packaged separately.
The Movement Sound Pack is a collection of movement sounds for EDCE. The pack includes 68 sounds recorded from several military and civilian vehicles averaging between 5 to 10 seconds per clip. There are trucks, tanks, helicopters, bombers, fighters, watercraft, submersed pings, and electronic noises. The sounds can be mixed and matched to produce a more unique EDCE experience but were specifically tailored to MUD which will also have a parallel update added to EDIBLE.
July is the year’s version of a Wednesday. It’s a reminder that our year is half over. In a normal year, it’s a call to action to focus on your new year’s resolution and your goals and objectives. In 2020 however, it’s a reminder that there are still six months of this nightmare scenario to go before we can push the reset button and try for a better 2021.
This Random Map Generator is uses with the standard EDCE unit set with a focus on sea power. All cities will be accessible by sea units. The map will not place any landlocked cities, making each placement along a coastal tile or a river delta.
I have uploaded version 0.0.5 of the MUD Random Map Generator to EDIBLE. You can view it here. The update consists of back-end changes and is backward compatible with previous versions. I want to give a thank you to dandan who located a bug and helped me test the change sin this release.
The Steam Summer Sales event is up. As mentioned previously, I plan to go through my bucket list and make some recommendations. This list below represents the top games in my list and my thoughts on purchasing them. As with any sale, I will be focusing on the value of the game at the price they are listed and not simply the merits of the game or the discount prices alone.
I know it’s a little late for a June status report. I have a number of small updates to give and it’s easier to just put them all together on one post. On my agenda for today is the resurgence of COVID-19, a site upgrade, the planned re-opening of the baseball season, and the Steam Summer Sale.