Boson 0.6

June 11th, 2002 by keerf

Version 0.6 Real Time strategy game Boson has been released. According to the annoucement the code itself has had a complete rewrite. So there is a new set of features, bugs, and fixes. The major changes for this version are:

  • auto-shoot: Defensive buildings automatically shoot at enemies when they are in range. Normal units do not do this yet.
  • split views: you can split a display and play at several places on the map at once
  • full network capability (please note that single player mode is quite boring without an AI)
  • fog of war
  • mineral/oil harvesting (experimental)
  • fullscreen mode
  • Map and scenario files are now XML based (was originally binary). All units can be configured using KConfig syntax
  • music, sound and speech
  • pathfinding (thanks to some excellent work by it’s hacker!)
  • Most units actually have “sense”, e.g. if your Comsat station is destroyed your minimap will disappear.


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