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Developer's Corner => News & Announcements => Topic started by: Olafson on March 03, 2013, 08:16:04 pm

Title: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Olafson on March 03, 2013, 08:16:04 pm
Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music

In the previous developer blog we talked about the Battle of Bull Run but today we have gone for something a little bit different! Development has been great and progressing swiftly, as such we would like to show you what we have worked on these past few weeks.


(https://www.fsegames.eu/images/devblog12.jpg)


As it is always hard to show people how games work behind the scenes through code, we haven’t shown much in this area yet. Though from now on this will be different! We found a simple way to show you our progress in this area with the help of mini-programs.

In this developer blog we decided to show you something that may seem simple but is a must in any game, communication! What would a game be without the ability to chat with your friends and foes alike? Behind the scenes this means that text needs to be sent to all clients in certain teams or even globally. With that in mind we created a system that compresses text very well, supports any language and on top of that it will come with a bad word filter, which can be turned on and off client side according to the player’s preference.

Herby some screenshots of the code in action:

(https://www.fsegames.eu/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Foi45.tinypic.com%2Fimunfo.jpg&hash=9a6dadbb5868b7168fdbc75bb82de48f)

(https://www.fsegames.eu/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Foi49.tinypic.com%2F3009u9f.jpg&hash=f80f7e5c019f79668e2ddab509710389)

(https://www.fsegames.eu/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Foi46.tinypic.com%2Frvjzow.jpg&hash=52dce8d27f20b3f1c59f1a391169aeee)

During these past few weeks we have also asked Sven Gerlach, the creator of the Napoleonic Wars soundtrack to make some music for us and it turned out to be great. So turn on your speakers and listen to this epic piece of music!

To listen to the soundtrack please take a look at the developer blog on our Website, here. (https://www.fsegames.eu/devblog12.html)

Thanks for reading the twelfth developer blog.
Flying Squirrel Entertainment
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text compression & Background Music
Post by: Gokiller on March 03, 2013, 08:16:46 pm
Sweet! Finnaly, thought we would  never see a 12th blog. :)

Also, that new piece of music is truely brilliant! My compliments very enjoyable to listen to!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text compression & Background Music
Post by: MackCW on March 03, 2013, 08:19:04 pm
The intro to that piece of music is really decieving. Good work!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Millander on March 03, 2013, 08:41:33 pm
Hell of allot better than NW's soundtrack.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Matthew on March 03, 2013, 08:43:00 pm
Nice
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Hugh MacKay on March 03, 2013, 08:43:32 pm
Seems good with the text-thingy, but how much difference will it actually do?
But awesome music!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Coconut on March 03, 2013, 08:46:04 pm
Our Dixie forever! Love the music, good work guys.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: TORN on March 03, 2013, 08:46:38 pm
nice
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Orcaryo on March 03, 2013, 09:03:46 pm
Getting better and better!
Is that the music that will be played ingame? Or the music in the loading screens and all that?
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: McEwan on March 03, 2013, 09:06:33 pm
All this music! Beautiful!! :D
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Jacob on March 03, 2013, 09:25:39 pm
Looks great and loving the music
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Wismar on March 03, 2013, 09:48:44 pm
Really nice work! I'm donating right now!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Pinball Wizard on March 03, 2013, 09:55:34 pm
Goodie. Nice work! Keep it up!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Onii on March 03, 2013, 10:01:51 pm
Love it love it <3
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Cop on March 03, 2013, 10:22:25 pm
Love that last bit.  :P

The music is great! I'm getting more and more excited for the game.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Stunned Lime on March 03, 2013, 10:23:34 pm
The music sounds might great :D
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Olafson on March 03, 2013, 10:24:54 pm
Getting better and better!
Is that the music that will be played ingame? Or the music in the loading screens and all that?

Loading screens etc. Though if you guys want, we can ofc. add it to the ingame music.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: James Clark on March 03, 2013, 10:37:21 pm
This music. Awesome! :D
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Orcaryo on March 03, 2013, 10:40:59 pm
Getting better and better!
Is that the music that will be played ingame? Or the music in the loading screens and all that?

Loading screens etc. Though if you guys want, we can ofc. add it to the ingame music.
Perhaps the intro would be a good song to put at the end of a round if your team won? But yeah I wouldn't mind hearing it ingame, do not know about the rest of the community though.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Charles William on March 03, 2013, 10:47:14 pm
MUSIC IS FREAKING AWESOME  8)
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Aztir on March 03, 2013, 11:02:59 pm
Love the song!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Crawford on March 03, 2013, 11:03:45 pm
Wow, this music is amazing
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: VonTawast on March 03, 2013, 11:05:40 pm
Spoiler
(https://www.fsegames.eu/images/chat3.png)
[close]

Lmao'ed.  :P
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: OGNValjean on March 03, 2013, 11:56:44 pm
Dat Spoiler  8)

Dat MOOSIC :O
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Hartraft on March 03, 2013, 11:59:18 pm
Love the music!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Evil_Irish on March 04, 2013, 01:26:47 am
Excellent. I cannot wait to play this, as a Civil War reenactor I love any chance to recreate history even if it is in a digital format.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Jorvasker on March 04, 2013, 02:02:15 am
This song is so epic i cant even explain it in words i cant wait for that soundtrack :D
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: GoldenEagle on March 04, 2013, 02:32:34 pm
This shit is fucking great  ;D
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Romulus on March 04, 2013, 02:37:21 pm
Sexy Music! So pumped to play this game!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: BSM 'Shut up' Williams on March 04, 2013, 05:28:37 pm
Battle Cry of Freedom Theme WOOHOO I want to travel in the future when i get this game.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: TheZach_Attack on March 04, 2013, 05:42:27 pm
Good stuff. Thanks for tuning us in!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: kpetschulat on March 04, 2013, 06:25:30 pm
Omg, I can listen to that music on loop. It's really good. Now, I'm sort of excited that I accidentally donated $30, which will get me the beta, game, and soundtrack... I'd also like to hear more music from Andrea. His them song for the game was phenomenal.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Manfred on March 04, 2013, 07:02:37 pm
Thanks for the new piece of music  ;D
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Danijongo on March 04, 2013, 08:54:57 pm
Wow! Nice  ;D

In the chat,
all languages, Include hebrew too?
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Getty on March 05, 2013, 03:48:05 am
Sounds amazing can't wait to hear it while killing plebs.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Skott on March 05, 2013, 06:20:42 am
Looks great and I love the music!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Jacob on March 05, 2013, 11:19:55 am
The music is awshummm
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: AlekoTheGreek on March 05, 2013, 03:45:34 pm
I think the intro of the song is the "Battle Cry of Freedom" a song played by the military bands during the Civil war.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: MackCW on March 05, 2013, 07:24:28 pm
I think the intro of the song is the "Battle Cry of Freedom" a song played by the military bands during the Civil war.

It's intentional, a tribute to the games title.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Felix on March 06, 2013, 05:01:25 pm
Very nice!..- The music is amazing.  :)
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: EdwardC on March 07, 2013, 02:10:26 am
Very nice.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Jelly on March 09, 2013, 01:35:13 pm
Great soundtrack!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Furnardan on March 11, 2013, 05:32:54 am
What style of music is planned to be used in-game? Traditional tunes with purely historical instruments? More game-combat, dramatic styled music but that fits the theme? A mixture of both?
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: OGNValjean on March 11, 2013, 07:38:49 am
I just thought of something and wanted to say it cuze yolo?

But yea, Irish Volunteer regiments should have a violinist for the luls.

Would be great for Musician Trolls(Or gods to some)
and for videos that could use some lively feel.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Jacob on March 11, 2013, 08:47:15 am
I just thought of something and wanted to say it cuze yolo?

But yea, Irish Volunteer regiments should have a violinist for the luls.

Would be great for Musician Trolls(Or gods to some)
and for videos that could use some lively feel.

+1, I have also said in general discussion at least once that I would love for the confederates to have a banjo player :P
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: GunZo on March 11, 2013, 09:57:05 pm
MEANWHILE IN THE CREATIVE ASSEMBLY
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Furnardan on March 13, 2013, 01:21:57 am
Think I'll rephrase my earlier question, as I found the single sentence on the FAQ saying they'd be using real civil war background music. Though, I wonder if that's limited to marching bands playing marching and nationalistic tunes only? I know you have a song by Sven Gerlach and one by Andrea Giachini now, but you can only have one title song right? So, will you be using both of the songs some how? I'm Mr. Curious.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Olafson on March 13, 2013, 05:19:30 pm
Think I'll rephrase my earlier question, as I found the single sentence on the FAQ saying they'd be using real civil war background music. Though, I wonder if that's limited to marching bands playing marching and nationalistic tunes only? I know you have a song by Sven Gerlach and one by Andrea Giachini now, but you can only have one title song right? So, will you be using both of the songs some how? I'm Mr. Curious.

We are most likely going to provide 2 Soundtracks which you can choose from.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: 2ndCSG_Mrjnoonan23 on March 14, 2013, 10:11:28 pm
I was playing on the 91st GroupFighting server with a couple of friends and at that time i had only played the game for 1-2 weeks and i didnt know what groupfighting ment and i got banned so please could i be unbanned its was about 2-3 months ago i had 97th_Maj_Mrjnoonan23 my tags now are
2ndCSG_HsrCvl_Mrjnoonan23
Thanks Mrjnoonan23
Title: Re: Developer Blog 12 - Text Compression & Music
Post by: Nozza on March 14, 2013, 10:40:34 pm
The music sounds great! Sven did a great job :D

Also lol at the previous post :P