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2D or not 2D?

Post  Dr Ezra Sidran on Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:07 pm

I've just posted on the topic of making General Staff a 2D or a 3D game with screen shots displaying the pros and cons of both arguments.

Please feel free to take a look and leave a comment:
2D or Not 2D That is the Question

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Re: 2D or not 2D?

Post  Theodor Schmidt on Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:11 pm

I am very much for 2D, the 3D map doesn't look too nice, and the unit blocks may have clip problems with different terrain heights.

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Re: 2D or not 2D?

Post  Dr Ezra Sidran on Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:32 pm

Thank you very much for your feedback.
And, by the way, I agree with you completely.

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Re: 2D or not 2D?

Post  mi98c10 on Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:27 am

I also prefer the 2D. Have you thought of half and half solution? When I use to run Kriegsspiel I used Irregualr 2mm troop blocks on proper sized bases with the 2D maps and it gave a nice effect

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Re: 2D or not 2D?

Post  Dr Ezra Sidran on Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:28 pm

I am experimenting now trying to find a way to display the troop blocks in a pleasing pseudo-3D way.

Take a look at this image from a very early post on the General Staff blog:
http://general-staff.com/welcome-to-the-general-staff/

I very much appreciate the comments and feedback!

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