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16d ago
Hello @bastecklein!

Here I have some models of "tile improvements" for the Terra Nova 4X game.
I attempted to go for a quite simplistic style for them.

The tile improvement models contained in this pack:
Camp - Probably for forest tiles.
Farm - Food-yielding tile improvement.
Fishery - Offshore tile improvement that provides food yield.
Fortress - Advanced fortification building that provides better defensive bonus for units on it, but also with a longer construction time.
Industrial Compound - In case of low productivity, this will help to boost your industry a bit. Removes food yield on the tile, however.
Military Base - Basic fortification tile improvement for early game.
Mine - Can improve tiles with mineral resources, provides productivity boost.
Offshore Platform - Improves offshore resource tiles and provides productivity yield.
Oil Refinery - Can improve land-based oil tiles. Yields productivity (and possibly power as well).
Plantation - Improves tiles that has plants of great economical values like spice and cotton. Yields money.
Solar Plant - Basic power yielding tile improvement (if power is ever to be implemented in the game).
Starport - Yields money.
Suburb - Increases population limit of the city it is adjacently or diagonally attached to by 5.
17d ago
Ahh yes, I've this experience once and I have no choice other than starting another new map. 🤣
24d ago
We should have at least trade back to Earth.
26d ago
The following models has been updated.

Draconian Sloop
Draconian Cutter
Draconian Brig

1mo ago
(Already outdated. Newer ones are in the next comment, but please do read this comment first to know what it contains!

Here's some models for ships, hopefully these looks decent!
(And hopefully some ships have the correct ratio and scale lol)

Tell me if any further changes of models are needed!

Also introducing some new ships.
MC-177 Frontier Mining Vessel
A mining ship manufactured by Martian Industries for heavy duty mining operations.
BB76 Beaconburg Frigate
Frigate developed by LIS Beaconburg Arsenal for expanding space military strength, without "violating" the terms in the Treaty of Hoxton. De facto capital ship of LIS.
LSE M3A8 Orca Corvette
A patrol vessel designed by LIS Liberty Star Engineering. Backbone of LIS space fleet.
B-BJK Bijenkorfschip
Literal meaning "Hive Ship". The cruiser-carrier of Zolarg Empire.
C-CSX Clanschip
Multipurpose cruise ship capable of transporting an entire clan of insectoids.
G-IIM Meteoroide Graafschip
Meteoroid excavation ship most seen deployed by Spacebug Guild.
S-VXI Rumitesleepschip
Cargo ship of Zolarg Empire. It is actually a tug ship, but it can also transport cargo when act as a "train" locomotive.
Draconian Brig
Utility ship that carries drones and several drone control terminal, for various industrial, economic and maintenance purposes.
Draconian Corsair
Draconian frigate. These ships are often issued to privateer fleets owned by lesser nobles of Alpha Draconians.
1mo ago
Everytime after a city have built too much rum distilleries, this happens.

Water (and food) is "profitable" business. (smirking)

Side note, this is the case that when city has totally ran out of water, and has 18 rum distilleries.

@bastecklein BTW also a reporting a problem, not sure is that the city out of funds or a bug.
When the sum of profit in a single trade is too large the transaction will not occur even if you click sell.
1mo ago
Just my small (?) attempt making a big parade featuring United Earth!

Created using MagicaVoxel.
1mo ago
I like this idea, and it might make a good addition to some maps.
1mo ago
bastecklein said:Hey @GeneralWadaling I might use a couple of these also in My Colony 2 proper, if you don't object.

2mo ago

So here are my models for Colony Wars so far, although originally created for fun.
Includes units (includes separate parts for those with turrets) and buildings.

did you see something?:There is an Alpha Draconian probe at the right side of the image!

Just tell me if you need some edits on the models or something else!

wHoops! Missed one model in my .zip!
2mo ago
Hello @bastecklein!

It's just my little question regarding the future development of Colony Wars..........
Would you favor transition it to Scroll3D engine just like in My Empire?

This can save a lot of sprite work as they can be simply replaced by models.
There's some details to be considered though.
Like, attack animation - most vehicles in the game has turret structures. To make stuff look normal separate moving components might be needed.
On the other hand, real time fog of war calculation in S3D engines. Which currently (If I'm guessing correctly) (non-real-time) fog of war is a new feature first implemented in Terra Nova. Would it take a toll on game performance?
The map editor and terrain has issues to be considered as well - the terrain elevations, currently in S2D represented by cliff obstacles. The generation of slopes (passable terrain elevation "intervals") and cliffs (impassable terrain elevation "intervals") for map terrain might be a thing to be considered as well.
Plus, unit models, especially big stuff like ships (and if you have planned, large aircrafts spawned from support powers). Although from MC2 modding attempts shown it is possible for units with model size wider than a standard tile, BUT as the model isn't centered on the tile it is on, some weird scenes can happen....... like some parts of a model landed on terrain that it isn't supposed to be on. Either it can be solved by adding displacement value to model rendering, or really just have unit models at single-tile size.

These are the "issues" I can think of if Colony Wars is transitioned into using S3D engine.
So in your opinion, is it a good idea to give Colony Wars a 3D update? 🤔
2mo ago
Additional ideas for Zolarg Empire.

Mound is the core structure of a Zolarg Empire base, just like landers for the two human factions. Also double as infantry production facility.
Sugar Burner is the power generator for Zolarg Empire.
Antanium Smelter is a Zolarg counterpart of Ore Refineries of human factions.
Weapons Stash allows basic infantries to be trained as well as unlocking base defenses.
Sentry Post is the basic anti-land defense for Zolarg Empire. Lobs bombs that deals moderate damage.
Skywatch Pit is the anti air defense for Zolarg Empire.
War Workshop is the vehicle production facility for Zolarg Empire.
Shrine of War is the Tier 2 tech building.
Observatory unlocks air units.
Temple Fort is the Tier 3 tech building and also the advanced anti-land defense structure for Zolarg forces.
Aquabug's Jetty is the navy production facility, while also act as a coastal defense, armed with low caliber cannons.
Keiserkannon is the superweapon structure of Zolarg Empire. Has faster recharge than other superweapons, but deals relatively less damage per strike.
2mo ago
Revised ideas on buildings.

Black Market Tent and Tech Bunker are Tier 2 tech building.
Operations Center and Strategy Bunker are Tier 3 tech building.
LIS Missile Tower is advanced base defense with roles of both anti-air and anti-tank.
LIS Watchtower is anti-infantry base defense for LIS, manned by snipers. Has low fire rate, but can pick off enemy infantries one by one. It is also the prerequisite for training LIS Snipers.
United Earth RPG Bunker is Tier 1 anti-tank defense.
LIS Helipad deploys Attack Helicopter and Transport Helicopter (the LIS infantry transport unit).
United Earth Drone Bay deploys Interceptor Drone (anti-infantry/atmospheric superiority fighter) and Bomber drone. Also refills their ammunition.
LIS Assembly Tent (Or Mechanized Weapons Camp) is the vehicle production building for LIS.
LIS Torpedo Platform is the naval defense for LIS. Has low fire rate but effective against big ships.
2mo ago
3x3 landing pad.
The current landing field with guide lights.
Basically the upgrade of the landing field, with capabilities of exporting goods - Spaceport.

Hopefully they look decent!
2mo ago

Updated the HQ designs, the models should spawn facing correct direction by default.
HQ colors for Galactic Freight and Corporate Industries has changed to their corresponding in-game color.
Red Satellite Drive Yard's faction color changed to brown.
(Please replace all the files with newer version :P)
A new HQ design is also added.

I've watched the newest My Colony Podcast, although it is still in build-up stage, but I'm gotta say, that looks pretty good!
although cities of other AIs can be seen without exploration lol, presumably radar

On the other hand, my further explanation on the idea of Monopoly Victory.
It is basically a race to claim the largest share hold of the planet, ultimately seizing control of the planet by an legal takeover. To achieve monopoly, the factions have to find ways increasing the value of their colony and make sure they own a majority of resources on the planet.
Basically it is a race to get highest score. The score accounted for a Monopoly Victory is called Monopoly Score, which included the following:
  • Every city owned - +3
  • Every 1 population of owned cities - +1
  • Every luxury resource yield - +5
  • Every strategic resource yield - +3
  • A building in owned cities - +1
  • Every wonder owned - +10
  • Every natural wonder owned - +8
  • Per tile area of territory - +1
These are the regular ways gaining Monopoly Scores. Here are additional ideas on how Monopoly Score can be obtained:
  • Quests from Earth
    Every 50 turn, a quest would be issued from Earth to all factions on the planet. The faction would compete to finish the tasks in order to gain support from Earth, only the first one finishing the task would be able to increase their Monopoly Score - the most efficient can impress the potential investors.
    Possible quests:
    • Tax Collection
      It's a civil responsibility to pay tributes.... I mean taxes. Now it is the turn for the new colonies on Terra Nova. This will also evaluate the economic potentials of the colonization project.

      Send a required sum of money to Earth.
    • Assured Security
      Some potential investors are concerned of are we able to safeguard their interests in Terra Nova. We'll assure the safety - be employing more security forces!

      Produce 5 MILITARY units basically, of any type.
    • Contest for Tourist Attraction
      There are already some travel guide writers eager to find some really, really special places to visit on Terra Nova. We'll prepare and recommend the best place for them - Before others do so.

      Finish construction of a wonder.
  • Surveying Abnormalities
    Scout Rovers can interact with the natural abnormalities on the map when they have reached one of them. Some discoveries like Exclusive Ancient Discovery and A Nice Place to Erect Our Flag that shows how "special" we are will add Monopoly Scores!
The player reaching a certain amount of monopoly score as well as having a percentage of global monopoly score distribution will have the Monopoly option available. Initiating Monopoly requires a large sum of money that is proportional to the rest of the global monopoly score not owned by you (in other word, buy down everything from your opponents) , but once started, it is an unstoppable victory - The Monopoly Victory.

Hopefully the idea isn't too complicated..... 😅 And hopefully you'll enjoy the idea today!
2mo ago
Oh my god, this will be awesome!
3mo ago
Hello guys!

I kind of having ideas of limiting the types of ships you can buy from a spacedock, by each spacedock are run by a single shipbuilding corporation. And each shipbuilding corporation provides different variety of ships.
Of course not all ships must come from a single shipyard. We can still have most types of the ships available to all while have some special ships exclusively products of the shipbuilding corporations.
Maybe exclusive upgrades too?
Shipyards of neutral cities would be free from influence of shipbuilding corporations.
Also, I'm coming up with mission idea related to these shipyards in my mind. Like, "borrowing" samples of a special ship just to be reverse engineered by another, and then you have another shipyard able to produce the ship you want, probably at cheaper cost. Of course, there can be consequences if you fail......

Alright, here are my ideas about some ship suppliers!

Red Satellite Drive Yards
Exclusive ships
  • Galactic Freight Heavy Hauler
    A long range cargo ship with better self defense capability.
Exclusive upgrades
  • Heavy Duty Hyperdrive Engine
    Requires more starship parts to assemble one for your ship, but it does make your ship much faster than common hyperdrive engines.
    Can only be upgraded once.
  • Fuel Storage Module
    Expands fuel tank capacity. Now you can save more space for cargo instead of fuel!
Martian Industries
Exclusive ships
  • Phobos Class Modular Transport
    It can be greatly modified by attaching lots of modules, making it a starship with versatile potentials.
    Can be upgraded up to 8 times!
Exclusive upgrades
  • Advanced Cargo Pod Module
    A more streamlined, lightweight but sturdy cargo pod module allows a ship to carry a heavier load of cargo without affecting ship performance too much.
  • Automatic Self Repair System
    "In case of emergency, break glass to initiate repair"
    Ship slowly repairs itself over time. Can only be upgraded once.

Beaconburg Arsenals
Exclusive upgrades
  • Sensor Scrambler
    Makes you invisible on sensor readers! Notes: It does not actually makes your ship not visible.
    Allows your ship to bypass blockade easier (higher success rate). Can only be upgraded once.
  • Rapid Escape System
    Additional navigation computer for rapid calculaion for an emergency short range hyperjump.
    Increased in-battle escape success rate. Can only be upgraded once.
  • Ion Beam Capacitor
    Normal attacks have a chance to disable enemy for a short duration.
Liberty Star Engineering
Exclusive ships
  • Hauler Carrier
    Is essentially a modified Galactic Freight Hauler, which it is repurposed into a carrier for asteroid mining operations and military.
  • Orca Corvette
    A small military vessel developed by LIS themselves to bypass treaties signed with United Earth.

Solaris Imperial Shipwharf
(pending icon)
Ruimtevaarder Guild
Exclusive upgrades
  • Sugarcane Microfarm Module
    Produce food right on your ship!

Draconi Royal Shipyards
Sigma Systems
3mo ago
Oh-my-gosh, this update is really amazing!
3mo ago


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