Say hello to Chronos!

Ancient Armies

Uh oh.... What's going on here? Uh oh…. What’s going on here? (Click for full sized image)

Who or what is Chronos?

That’s a good question…

But first lets digress a little…

Many moons ago I tested Ancient Armies with a full Macedonian and Roman Army. The results in terms of performance was a bit of a let down. The whole game ran like an arthritic slug… 😕

I had known ahead of time that there might be issues as Ancient Armies has to perform many calculations for the high fidelity Line of Sight system. The complexity of these calculations is compounded by the fact that the terrain supports infinitely zoomable bezier curves. All of these calculations can suck up valuable processing time.

Luckily, I had designed the system to run with 30 second turns. This mechanic provided me with the option to add a turn processing phase later on should it be needed…

As things had turned…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on April 11, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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