BCE/CE to BC/AD?

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BCE/CE to BC/AD?

Postby ThisIsOnlyATest » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:54 am

Is there a setting to change the calendar from BCE/CE to the classic BC/AD?

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Re: BCE/CE to BC/AD?

Postby ThisIsOnlyATest » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:57 am

I should clarify that I'm using the version 2.6.0, gui-gtk-3.0 client

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Re: BCE/CE to BC/AD?

Postby Caedo » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:16 am

Not without editing rulesets.
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Re: BCE/CE to BC/AD?

Postby ThisIsOnlyATest » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:57 am

Are there any plans to change that? I'm no programmer but it seems like it shouldn't be that hard to update.
Also is there a reason why?

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Re: BCE/CE to BC/AD?

Postby Corbeau » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:15 pm

Why what?

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Re: BCE/CE to BC/AD?

Postby ThisIsOnlyATest » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:40 am

I wrote that reply at like 4 AM my time, even I'm 100% not sure :lol:
Probably "Why hasn't this been added yet" or "Why would there be a problem adding it."

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Re: BCE/CE to BC/AD?

Postby Corbeau » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:01 am

Adding it would not be trivial because, if you retain both options, then you also need to make the interface to switch between them. Probably not a shitload of work, but also non-zero number of minutes for something that I think hardly anyone thinks is important.

But if the thing is in the ruleset, then the user can do it manually. I'm just not sure in which part of the ruleset it is, you'd have to search a bit.

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Re: BCE/CE to BC/AD?

Postby Caedo » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:18 am

It's in game.ruleset, I believe. Adding an option to change it while still allowing ruleset authors to decide what to call their year labels (if their ruleset is a completely different setting, e.g. Alien World) would be nontrivial.

Also, I don't really see why this would be necessary - using CE and BCE instead of AD and BC was an intentional decision on the part of the maintainers; presumably since they're more neutral terms.
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