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Topic Subject:Stronghold Crusader 2 Summer Milestone Update
HG Alumnus
posted 08-10-13 00:27 EST (US)         
Summer Milestone Update

It's Crusader 2 milestone day here at Firefly and our Lead Programmer (bless his heart) thought players would appreciate an update on game development thus far. The team has been hard at work on various cool features for E3 and Gamescom, achieving a huge list of tasks, including work on unit abilities, building sizes and placement, events and more:

Tile-based system for placing buildings
Whirling Dervish
Horse Archer
Arabian Archer
Arabian Swordsman
Sassanid Knight
Slave Driver
Hussite War Wagon
War Wolf
Locust Swarm
New religious buildings (Church/Mosque)
New walls and towers for Arabic Lords
Lions and Lion Dens
Camel herds
Reworked fire system
Reworked Hovel and Farm sizes
Mercenary Post build panel
Knights, Stables and horse system for summoning and riding a steed
Added several in-game systems to help debug unit animation behavior
Movement code rewritten for more intelligent formations and better troop handling
Implemented Archer volley fire
Implemented arrows bouncing off objects including walls
Implemented health bar icons and secondary bars for horses
Refactored projectile collision detection for better efficiency
Implemented a wall punch-through algorithm for siege equipment to use

Nearing Completion
Unit Orders controls for stances, formations and unit abilities
Multiplayer rewrite
More stable, less latency, less sync issues and supports 8 players

Multiplayer Co-op
Skirmish Trail maps
Campaign maps

A few of these tasks required a considerable amount of work, such as updating our existing systems to make efficient use of the new tile-based building system and moving over our buildings to the new format. In some cases this even required re-modeling buildings to fit their new tile dimensions, though we felt that in the long term this would be more than worth it!
(id: PCD)
posted 08-10-13 01:46 EST (US)     1 / 4       
Hi Merepatra and thanks for the update.

As far as I can tell, there are points on that list that should make the fans bang their swords on their shields from happiness

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HG Alumnus
posted 08-21-13 22:47 EST (US)     2 / 4       
Some of our team is currently at Gamescom (unfortunately they didn't send me) and the first gameplay trailer from Crusader 2 has been released for this.

You can see it at
posted 08-25-13 03:12 EST (US)     3 / 4       
For those who have questions and can see, many details are explicitely shown in the new video.

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posted 09-10-13 22:27 EST (US)     4 / 4       
It's nice to put the important details in text, indexing a video isn't the easiest thing and due to my archaic internet connection I always end up downloading them at the lowest quality.

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