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patch #4655: Removing alien ruleset from 2.6 tarball

Submitted by:  Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Submitted on:  Thu 17 Apr 2014 10:26:23 PM UTC  
Category: bootstrapPriority: 5 - Normal
Status: Ready For TestPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Planned Release: 2.6.0

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Wed 19 Nov 2014 05:18:06 AM UTC, comment #4:

- Drop README.ruleset_alien from tarball

(file #22923)

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project Administrator
Thu 18 Sep 2014 11:18:28 PM UTC, comment #3:

Patch to be applied to S2_6 once it has been branched.

(file #22281)

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project Administrator
Fri 18 Apr 2014 12:52:47 AM UTC, comment #2:

It's not a single thing, but overall quality. Techically we have current ruleset quite well covered, but as I have had no time to do kind of playtesting I hoped to do, playability / game balance has many problems. It simply doesn't work as a game. Once properly identified, fixing those issues probably require technical changes I can't currently foresee. Iterate several times.
Still, we've going to have alien ruleset in the default custom modpack list of the modpack installer even in 2.5, so it's not like not including it to the core distribution makes it unavailable.

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project Administrator
Fri 18 Apr 2014 12:30:24 AM UTC, comment #1:

Is this just about the graphics, or are there other structural or narrative issues with the alien ruleset that need to be addressed for inclusion? While I also have other motivations, the alien ruleset has provided a fair amount of incentive for supporting complex nativity, etc.

I haven't done a deep review of the specific rules since last year but at that time the main thing I noticed other than the engine support issues were related to some of the vision arithmetic assuming !hex topologies.

Emmet Hikory <persia>
Project Member
Thu 17 Apr 2014 10:26:23 PM UTC, original submission:

It's becoming increasingly clear that alien ruleset will never make it to 2.6 in an acceptable quality to be included in the main tarball. This ticket is about dropping it from the tarball.

I think we should not remove it from TRUNK in any point, but only from S2_6 once it has been branched. That way there's no duplicate work of readding it again for 3.0 development, and more importantly the translations already made (Polish) will live in TRUNK and not be lost because of rulesets temporary removal.

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project Administrator


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file #22923:  DropAlien-2.patch added by cazfi (3kB - text/x-diff)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Wed 19 Nov 2014 05:18:06 AM UTCcazfiAttached File-=>Added DropAlien-2.patch, #22923
    Thu 18 Sep 2014 11:18:28 PM UTCcazfiAttached File-=>Added 0002-Drop-alien-ruleset-from-S2_6-distribution.patch, #22281
      StatusNone=>Ready For Test
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