A small update to the Future Units Database has been uploaded on EDIBLE. The changes are based on feedback on the Steam forum and focuses on balancing the unit set, but doesn’t make any major changes. If you are using the existing set, you don’t need to update to this version unless you are experiencing balance issues.
I will be making some changes to the Mapscripts later today to apply some backend changes. While the update is in progress, the mapscripts will not work. I do not have an ETA for when they will be back up. This update will only impact files being actively generated, and anything previously downloaded will continue to work as normal.
It is time for a much belated status update! There is some good news to report and a lot of bad news. However, it all points to a positive outcome long-term for this site as well as many of my projects which are currently on hold. This is also an incredibly busy time for me in real-life which is making free time a scarce commodity for the time being. All of this is adding up to fewer updates in the near term, but more promises for the long term.
The new Enhanced Terrain Set (ETS) has been uploaded to EDIBLE. This set attempts to enhance the definition of the default terrain set by improving the depth of the art at closer zoom levels while retaining the same look and feel as the original terrain set when viewed at a distance. It uses a mix of isometric and top down images like the original set and uses a color and contrast that is slightly darker than the original set.
I have resolved the error that brought the website down yesterday. I will forever be referring to this event as the Server Outage of January 25, 2021. I am still working on repairing the damage to EDIBLE and hope to have everything fully restored by the end of the day today. All the of the files are still be available if you have the links. The outage is on the web front only as the storage server is still working correctly. I also have backups of all files and can post them separately if I’m not able to bring EDIBLE back up in a timely manner.
This outage is almost 5 years to the day when I lost everything during the 2016 server crash. That was one the most painful losses in my history of maintaining this repository. Luckily, this outage was superficial as no files were lost or corrupted. Still, is serves as a wake up call that some upgrades to this site are needed urgently. I will be putting a few items on hold until I can implement some immediate fixes.
I recently played through a mod on EDCE called Monster Planet written by gryphin.rampant. One of the items that came up during our recent tournament a few weeks back was around calculations of Recon Spectrum Points (RSP) and why they have such high value. One of the things I did during my playthrough of the Monster Planet was to put the units through the RSP calculator and the results showed some clear differences. I want to share those results with you as it shows how powerful Recon Spectrum can be in your game and why this mechanic has such a high point value in the tournament scoring.
I am putting the finishing touches on my first draft of the enhanced terrain set for EDCE. Click the image on the left to get a better look. There are still a few obvious graphic glitches I want to get fixed before I post it. I plan to have a ready to download version within the week. The focus on this set is keeping the original artistic design of the base terrain in place while making it more detailed at closer zoom levels.
Welcome to 2021! Everyone I know was looking forward to the day when that last zero became a one. So far, it doesn’t feel like things have changed, and in some cases might be trending towards the worse. As far as my goals for this site, there is a bright light at the end of this tunnel, and I am sprinting towards it.
The 2020-21 Empire Deluxe Tournament Championship is in the books and our winner is Keiren. After strong performances in our first two games, he was unanimously declared the tournament victor and received the highest total points scored by a considerable margin. This is his second win in a row as he successfully defended his title as Empire Deluxe Champion and will carry that title throughout all of 2021 until we have the chance to claim it from him once more. Congratulations!
This is our third and final battle of the 2020 tournament. Due to the performance of our players in the first two games, we elected to try a modified unit database and try some rule variations. After obtaining unanimous approval, the changes were implemented by the moderator and action started. With that, this tournament will go into the books as one of firsts – The first on EDCE, the first to use a modified unit set, the first with true Regicide enabled, and the first to be streamed live.
As is tradition, we are using the Tournament Scoring rules outlined on the rule page of this website. Any set matches declared by a player will be shown in Black in the summary provided and any player-specific information will be shown in the color they chose during the initial setup.