Re: Which is more of a hack 2?
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2019, 01:03:37 PM »
I'm kind of dumbfounded that people would think nothing is a hack heh. I dont understand that type of logic. Like, why would a maphack not be considered a hack? Why would unlimited levels not be a hack? The way I see it, if you selected that option, you're actually FOR adding a maphack to the realm of possibilities because when you say nothing is a hack, then literally the sky is the limit. That would never fly, why would someone want to chose that as an option? I saw iL was the first person to select it and I was floored. I was like waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? iL is FOR hacks?
The one thing I DONT want to see is for war2 to turn into a Total Conversion and then war2 ceases to exist. If a TC is your goal, then you should be looking at Wargus, not War2 lol. With Wargus you wouldnt need to nigger rig everything. You could literally code it natively because the source code for Wargus is completely public. It already has health bars, chop counters, new units, new races, new tilesets, new sounds, HUGE resolutions (only limited by your GPU and Monitor), Queueing, Rally points, unlimited unit selections, hotkeys, and all the "modern goodies"..... BUT. It's not war2. It's Wargus.
Similar to and based off War2, but it is NOT war2. And it's not just a single player game either. You can play wargus multiplayer on Metaservers, the server for stratugus engine games. They have a whole following thats completely separate from our War2 community although its FAR smaller. There might even be a few Wargus players among us, but I suspect not. Would be interesting to find out though. They could probably tell us what I already know. War2 and Wargus are NOT the same thing. But with SOME of these (not all, some of your shit is good Lambhax) modifications that Lambhax is making, I see him trying to push War2 to become another Wargus.
Do not attempt to turn war2 into another stratagus/wargus project. Thats an asinine idea. Why re-invent the wheel? If the sky is the limit, then the project for you is Wargus. You dont need to re-invent everything that they've already done. Notice in the video below that it has chop counters and a CRAP ton of other modern modifications. I do NOT want to play war2 like this. This turns it into something more like SC2 than War2.
For those that dont know what wargus is, you can see it in action here: Warcraft 2 Wargus 4v4 naval warfare - YouTube
and the install is here video here: Latest Stratagus and Wargus Installation instructional Video - YouTube
But I know that iL and most everyone here should already know what it is. It's been around for years.