Some news

Hi to all ­čÖé

A lot of time passed from my last post… what to say…. development is going on (and will go on for the next months / years), there are still a lot of features to add, this website needs new pages, etc.etc.

Little summary :

1) Game :

The 3D is available, it’s fairly stable and fast, not perfect, it needs really a lot of other work… I still have to add textures on all units… and I have to think at some simple equations to create a better sea with waves….

The Terrain was added, to simulate a more real world… it makes the game more difficult, because in some zones the sea has low depths and it make difficult to remain undetected by enemies… an┬áidea is, in future, to create a simple editor for the terrain, so everybody will be able to create his preferred world. ­čÖé

And┬áthe ability to load and save different games was introduced ! It permits to play with different games, or to play and continue the same game on different devices (for example a smartphone and a tablet)… I use “Dropbox” and “Dropsync” to keep my games synchronized between my devices, so I can play with my smartphone when out of home, and continue the same game at home with my tablet…

Now I am thinking at some simple missions… the standard games are saved in binary format, my idea is to create instead the missions as text files, so I could store new missions on this web site and permit everybody to create and share them easily…

An other idea for the future is to allow┬áto control┬ámore submarines at the same time, to perform┬ásophisticated attacks against convoys…

I don’t know if this game will be multiplayer in future… I would like, but the big problem to solve is when players want to play with different time-accelerations… at the moment I don’t know how to solve this problem… transform the game as “turn-based” would not be very nice… let’s see in future….

2) Website (this) :

Some new pages were added, and the italian translation was started…┬áI hope to translate it fully to italian in the next months…

And the english manual can also be downloaded as PDF, you can find it here.

I want to thank┬áGraustreif Brombeerkralle, he started the german translation of this site on Wikia ! ­čÖé
A big work ! You can see it here !

If someone has free time and wants to contribute with the translation in other languages, it would be really appreciated !
It is not important how, if you prefer you can build your web site in your language and I will put here a┬álink to it, or if you prefer you can send me some translated┬ápages and I will add them in this site, it’s indifferent. ­čÖé

Also, my english is not perfect (my language is italian, I learned english at school a lot of years ago)… if someone finds that I used wrong words or wrong phrases, feel free to advise me. ­čÖé

3) Forums :

You can upload your avatar, a new forum “stories and screenshots” has been added, new users are always welcome, the community is slowly growing. ­čÖé

4) Beta versions and bug reports :

In these months I started to use beta versions, other players helped me to intercept some bug on some devices and provided me some useful hints, thanks a lot to all beta testers !!
If someone wants to join the beta testers community, it is here !

And many thanks to all players who send the bug reports when the game (unfortunately) crashes ! It helps me a lot in diagnosing problems !

Well, it’s all for today ­čÖé
Have fun and stay tuned ­čśÇ