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by ahfretheim
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Gameplay
Topic: Airlifts between carriers, or between carriers and airports?
Replies: 4
Views: 8242

Re: Airlifts between carriers, or between carriers and airpo

Not in the usual sense, although you could build a transport helicopter unit in units.rulesets. Certainly that's how it would be done in real life - airliners don't usually have the frame to handle catapults or wire-assisted landing.
by ahfretheim
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: Tech support
Topic: Need help with LUA coding - detecting famines
Replies: 2
Views: 3407

Re: Need help with LUA coding - detecting famines

At the moment lua scripting interface does not provide complete access to game data, but things have been added in priority order. Since you have a real need for this feature, please open a wishlist (Severity: Wish) ticket about it: http://gna.org/bugs/?func=additem&group=freeciv This one is pr...
by ahfretheim
Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Tech support
Topic: Need help with LUA coding - detecting famines
Replies: 2
Views: 3407

Need help with LUA coding - detecting famines

Hey there, Thanks for reading this message. I was just about to start coding LUA script for the first time in order to add an additional effect of a new form of government I made that isn't supported by the effects triggers (another way a Civil War can occur) and can't seem to find any information a...
by ahfretheim
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Single player
Topic: How many cities are reasonable?
Replies: 16
Views: 18983

Re: How many cities are reasonable?

In short, I would say you should stop asking what's reasonable and start making the best decision given what you have. To be more specific though, I'd say that your city building strategy depends upon your starting position at the beginning of the game. If your starting capital has the potential for...
by ahfretheim
Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Split up the helptext field across effects
Replies: 6
Views: 5660

Re: Split up the helptext field across effects

Have it appear in the help file for governments a, b & c then After which a government may get "...provides bonus x with building a...", "...provides bonus x with building b...", "...provides bonus x with building c..." Anyway, even if we can't completely switch to...
by ahfretheim
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Split up the helptext field across effects
Replies: 6
Views: 5660

Re: Split up the helptext field across effects

Works in easy cases, but last time I looked that possibility, complex cases were very bad. For example multiple effects, but with a bit different other requirement adding practically the same text multiple times ("...provides bonus x under government a...", "...provides bonus x under...
by ahfretheim
Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: SLAVERS!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 20834

Re: SLAVERS!!!

I know a lot of you are talking about enslaving your own citizens, but in practice, NO historic society actually enslaved its own people, unless you count enslaving domestic nations that were in rebellion. They went to Africa, or Russia, or enslaved native peoples. Slavery in Africa largely started ...
by ahfretheim
Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: SLAVERS!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 20834

Re: SLAVERS!!!

I would actually group Monarch with Communism and Despotism: It's totalitarian. No monarchy in the history of the world has EVER been totalitarian. HM Abdullah of Saudi Arabia cares not what you ate for breakfast this morning, and even the basic establishment of monarchy (inheritance) requires a fa...
by ahfretheim
Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: SLAVERS!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 20834

Re: SLAVERS!!!

The idea of Republic and Democracy (and, somehow, even Monarchy) is that you can develop science and culture easier, because these are more effective. The Confederacy did. They even invented submarines, armored warships and light industry over the course of the Civil War. So did the United States p...
by ahfretheim
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: SLAVERS!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 20834

Re: SLAVERS!!!

Slavery? Yeah, I thought about that. Every form of government has its own advantages and disadvantages. Slavery should be allowed in most primitive (Despotism) or totalitarian (Communism) forms of government. In the other govs, the slavery should be banned. Both the early American and Roman Republi...