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by Zaimat
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Game PC System Specs
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: Game PC System Specs

If you are planning a PC upgrade, currently supply can't keep up with demand on components like the latest Ryzen 5000 CPUs and Nvidia RTX 3000 GPUs but it should get better by Summer. I would recommend the new Nvidia RTX 30xx series GPU for both desktop and laptops if you plan to upgrade. It offers ...
by Zaimat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Game PC System Specs
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Game PC System Specs

Traditionally 4x and Strategy games haven't required modern PC specs or benefited much but this is changing. Things like increased CPU cores and multi-threading have become more mainstream and GPUs (Graphic cards) even more so with rasterization performance and higher VRAM buffers. All of these enab...
by Zaimat
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: When can we expect some news?
Replies: 88
Views: 194044

Re: When can we expect some news?

I was finally able to complete the update to the forums. The upgrade comes with many benefits including responsive web design. If you find any issues please let me know.

We now also have a dedicated section for Horizon 2, with a section for main discussions and another for Design specific topics.
by Zaimat
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Welcome to the Horizon 2 discussion boards!
Replies: 0
Views: 863

Welcome to the Horizon 2 discussion boards!

Welcome to the Horizon 2 discussion boards! Don't hesitate to post a message, questions or offer suggestions. We love to interact and welcome everyone into our community. You will have to register a name first if you haven't already done so and log-in with that name to view, post or reply to messages.
by Zaimat
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: When can we expect some news?
Replies: 88
Views: 194044

Re: When can we expect some news?

Also had a chat yesterday with a new player (bought the game based on my recommandation) who loves the game (MOO and BOTF player). So there are still people interested in Horizon 1 ;) which is imho still the superior 4x game around. Can't wait to see how Horizon 2 will amaze everyone. That is great...
by Zaimat
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Gameplay
Topic: Employement on planets
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: Employement on planets

What is still obscure to me is how the multiplications are dones (population x (buildings x improvements). The question is really to know when it makes sense to build an improvement or not based on the population. The formula is basically as you say it but a lot more complex due to modifiers from a...
by Zaimat
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Gameplay
Topic: Employement on planets
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: Employement on planets

The workforce is the % of the population that is actively engaged in producing (food/industry/research), defined as farmers/workers/scientists. For humans, they begin with 33% workforce, the remaining 67% don't contribute as they are too young/non-adults/going to school, those retired/elderly or the...
by Zaimat
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: When can we expect some news?
Replies: 88
Views: 194044

Re: When can we expect some news?

Yes, we plan to support Horizon 2 for a very long time and that will most likely include DLC's and/or expansions. That's something we will decide post launch and we will also take into account what our community wants for new features. The Senate is one such possible feature as we won't have it in t...
by Zaimat
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: GOG?
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

Re: GOG?

I tried to schedule a meeting with them years ago during Gamescom but they didn't follow through so it never happened. I will try to approach them again after Horizon 2 is released and I have more time to set it up.
by Zaimat
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: When can we expect some news?
Replies: 88
Views: 194044

Re: When can we expect some news?

Hello everyone, 2020 has been a long and difficult year with the impact of this new corona world having also caused delays with the development of Horizon 2. The good news is that we still made significant progress and I continue to pour all my energy and time into it. A lot of the work this past ye...
by Zaimat
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Merry X-mas 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: Merry X-mas 2021

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everybody is having good holidays as much as it is possible under the current pandemic. It's been a difficult year for many in the world but we're finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. And may 2021 be indeed a glorious year for us all, I will give an upd...
by Zaimat
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Gameplay
Topic: Ingame videos
Replies: 2
Views: 1548

Re: Ingame videos

There is a lot of video scenes in the game, about 40 of them. It took a lot of time to make these, something that's rarely done nowadays at least not in 4x games. List of video scenes in game: . Intro Story . Encounter videos one for each faction . Homeworld videos one for each faction . Colonizatio...
by Zaimat
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Trade in Horizon 2?
Replies: 4
Views: 12236

Re: Trade in Horizon 2?

Simulating Trade (and Tourism) was always important for your economy in Horizon. The presentation though was quite abstracted/at a High-Level on the map and on the colonies, with control limited to building choices and diplomacy pacts. We will have more control in the new game with diplomacy resourc...
by Zaimat
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: When can we expect some news?
Replies: 88
Views: 194044

Re: When can we expect some news?

Just to add further about the Galaxy Map size and how to capture that grand expansive feeling, we will have a full 3d visualization of the game map while keeping a planar (2d) interface. And because it is a seamless map (no transitioning into systems or combat) it is way bigger and more immersive. T...
by Zaimat
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: When can we expect some news?
Replies: 88
Views: 194044

Re: When can we expect some news?

Kind of a random question, but do you have any plan/idea for how large the maps in Horizon 2 will be? Our initial target is to have 4 galaxy map sizes which will encompass from 400.000 to 1.200.000 units (u) square on the largest map, which is quite vast. To give you a sense of the scale of the gam...
by Zaimat
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: War Room
Topic: Horizon let's play with the Kuntari
Replies: 6
Views: 9419

Re: Horizon let's play with the Kuntari

Thanks for your feedback! I am using very basic tools so far (Xbox and now also Debut Screen). Had not heard of Debut Screen but looks like a good tool. Not sure about the webcam overlay...has it's pros and cons. Yeah I think you could go either way. You could also turn it on/off depending on the t...
by Zaimat
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: War Room
Topic: Horizon let's play with the Kuntari
Replies: 6
Views: 9419

Re: Horizon let's play with the Kuntari

Ah Oui, I'm fluent in French having grown up in Montreal, even went to french college. :wink: For the videos, I am sure you'll get even better at it but really the most important stuff you already have it I think. And it will be great to post, also you can update the links in your OP here with all t...
by Zaimat
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: War Room
Topic: Horizon let's play with the Kuntari
Replies: 6
Views: 9419

Re: Horizon let's play with the Kuntari

Just started watching today and I finished the first 3 videos. You do a very good job of explaining the game play, and the pace and tone of your voice is really great also. You definitely have a knack for it! If you make a post (in french) on Steam Discussions I will pin it, I'm sure french speaking...
by Zaimat
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Development
Topic: When can we expect some news?
Replies: 88
Views: 194044

Re: When can we expect some news?

Hey Martok - it's good to see you back and looking forward to it. Work continues at a steady progress and since my last update we've been working on things like: Victory points system - Previously I had mentioned about how I had some qualms about it but I've since had a change of heart and implement...
by Zaimat
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: When can we expect some news?
Replies: 88
Views: 194044

Re: When can we expect some news?

Makes sense. I wonder if an aggressive AI empire will do it because they don't care (the Federation wouldn't do it but the Cardassians would surely do it). Definitely, this will be accounted for in the relations system. If they are hostile to you or don't respect you, they can ignore your borders. ...