SVF progress report: 11/22/2012

Posted: November 21, 2012 in AACW Mod

I’m yet working on the GUI. The bottom menu bar is a long work, as AJE and AACW positions of buttons have changed, forcing to do some redraws ( and I’m not skilled in gfx). Then I have to add the 2 elements opening the ledger and the unit recruitment mode.
Yet a Work in progress, of course, but the following screenshot will give you an idea of the definitive results:




About the mod gameplay, the GC will begin in July 61 and not anymore on April 61. Excepted Maryland situation, I’ve come to the conclusion the first 6 to 7 turns are just boring.

  1. berto says:

    I am of divided opinion about the July 1861 start. It will advance beta tests that much quicker. OTOH, to bypass Ft. Sumter and start the war on the eve of First Manassas seems a bit weird. Kind of like designing a WWII Pacific game and skipping Pearl Harbor.

    Would it be much extra work, after developing SVF 2.0 with a July 1861 standard start, to offer an April 1861 variant?

    • Clovis says:

      No, not much work to start in April 61.

      Now, Sumter isn’t pearl Harbor. First because the result of the former is certain, when the second may vary in intensity ( how many battleships sunk?). Then because Japan Army and Navy launched the very same days operations in all the Pacific, when Civil war begun essentially with Bull Run and Missouri events. Apart a few very minor actions, both sides were just gathering troops in the first 3 months… In game term, the cSA player will take Sumter, then will look for the next turn to the formation of his armies….

  2. berto says:

    Yes, yes, of course. It’s the symbolic importance of it. Just seems weird to skip Ft. Sumter and start arbitrarily three months later. It starts when it starts.

    Anyway, you answered my question: “not much work.”

    Good idea to develop and test based on the proposed July 1861 start. Then, when finished, add the April 1861 variant, IMHO.

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