Populous: The Beginning

Populous: The Beginning by TheFish7

This project is a remake of Populous 3, a god-styled strategy game, where you work to gain citizen loyalty as the shaman of a tribe.

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  • Avatar of IliIilI IliIilI May 01, 2014 at 08:46 UTC - 0 likes

    There isn't any problem to disable units from walking over the water. You just need to create units to block the pathing over the water cells. The only problem is that the more units you use as pathing blockers, the more laggy your map will be. That's the reason why I decided to remove them from my map. An alternative would be to design your own a* pathfinding algorithm and use it to modify the pathing route of your units whenever they are issued to move. That would also allow you to make units take the best pathing route depending on the gradient of the terrain. You can find some nice examples of people at sc2mapster who have managed to implement such a system in their maps.

    Last edited May 01, 2014 by IliIilI


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  • Avatar of TheFish7 TheFish7 May 01, 2014 at 04:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @IliIilI: Go

    I've actually already spent time studying your map! It would certainly be very cool to combine our work somehow to get a game as close as possible to the original. The one problem that I think we will still have is unit pathing. We can't have units walking under water or units that attempt to walk over water when ordered to move between two points with water in between. If that problem could be solved, it would then make sense to have both!

  • Avatar of IliIilI IliIilI Apr 30, 2014 at 19:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @Domper: Go

    Yep, that was a map I created some time ago. It wasn't meant to be played, it was more of a "proof of concept". Apart from that, I didn't have the time it would have required me to get it to a playable state.

    @Domper: Go

    If you want to try to implement a dynamic terrain in your Populous map, you can check how I'm doing so in my map. It's available for download here at sc2mapster: http://www.sc2mapster.com/maps/populous/ Feel free to ask me if you have any question about the code. I'd love to play a Populous mod with dynamic terrain.

    Oh, and now that I think about it, I have a slightly more updated version of the map, I should upload it...

    Last edited Apr 30, 2014 by IliIilI
  • Avatar of Domper Domper Apr 30, 2014 at 15:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @TheFish7: Go

    go to european server and type in populous. First i accidentaly opened that map thinking its yours. Its unplayable but has a dinamic terran change. You shall check it.

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  • Avatar of TheFish7 TheFish7 Apr 30, 2014 at 04:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Aha thanks for the feature and thanks baskerville

    Domper, I have thought a lot about how to implement this feature. Right now the problem is I don't have a good way to dynamically change the pathing layer along with the terrain, so that units know how to avoid water.

  • Avatar of houndofbaskerville houndofbaskerville Apr 29, 2014 at 22:22 UTC - 0 likes

    gratz gratz ...

    better than on tl

    hahahhahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha

    still my favorite fish

    and again gratz for work done, "a bocca lupo" "pour la suite"

    <3

  • Avatar of Domper Domper Apr 29, 2014 at 11:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Populous 3 is one of my favorite classic game so i have to try it. +1 for the custom models also. Will you try to recreate the dinamic world changes also? (like raising of water)

  • Avatar of Rommsteinz Rommsteinz Apr 29, 2014 at 10:50 UTC - 0 likes

    +1 for imported models, not especially from wow, but I think that would give the game a new dimension.

    I had so much fun playing the original game, I even began to create my own one on WarCraft III (I stopped because of the limited capacity of the old editor). I'll try to test this someday. :)

  • Avatar of PinkyBlue PinkyBlue Apr 28, 2014 at 15:58 UTC - 0 likes

    It would looks better with imported models from wow

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