Current Status, Roadmap and General News - Updated 2020/05/09

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aaron-fawcett wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:39 pm Is any signs to when a new update will come out?
Soon enough
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aaron-fawcett wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:39 pm Is any signs to when a new update will come out?
We have two updates in the works. The first one is forced on us by Google, and is just changes to the game engine. Sorry, no new content. The one with new content will be after that. The new content is pretty much done aside from testing, but we have to do the game engine first.
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Will the Google forced game engine changes affect players in any way? For instance, will I have to join Google play or have 5G, etc.?

Great news that the content update is close to being ready for test phase!
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In general, no, they will not affect players. They will kill our ability to support very old versions of Android, but this will be true for every app. Any version of Android earlier than four-point-something (I forget exactly which version) will become almost unusable in the not so distant future. For AT, the rules have changed regarding where we can save files. This is a PITA, but it's a security issue, so Google has laid down the law. Complying has created some headaches :roll:
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rijackson741 wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:15 am In general, no, they will not affect players. They will kill our ability to support very old versions of Android, but this will be true for every app. Any version of Android earlier than four-point-something (I forget exactly which version) will become almost unusable in the not so distant future. For AT, the rules have changed regarding where we can save files. This is a PITA, but it's a security issue, so Google has laid down the law. Complying has created some headaches :roll:
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Uh oh...my android version is 4.4.2 :oops:
Thanks 4 the heads up - nice 2 know in advance I'm soon 2 be rendered obsolete. ;)

Thanks for keepin us in the loop !
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eor wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:40 am Uh oh...my android version is 4.4.2 :oops:
You sneak in over the wire for most things.
https://www.republicworld.com/technolog ... sions.html

However, note this: https://mashable.com/article/android-de ... te-upgrade

Versions of Android prior to 8.0 also no longer receive security updates.
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rijackson741 wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:14 pm
eor wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:40 am Uh oh...my android version is 4.4.2 :oops:
You sneak in over the wire for most things.
https://www.republicworld.com/technolog ... sions.html

However, note this: https://mashable.com/article/android-de ... te-upgrade

Versions of Android prior to 8.0 also no longer receive security updates.
Thank you for the additional info, rijackson..

..sadly for me, my phone is just begging to brick, so my android version issue will likely solve itself when I pony up for a new phone :(
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Zukero wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:29 pm Hello Adventurers,

Seeing how we aren't having regular meetings anymore, and how the last meeting's post got flooded, and how some of you asked for it, here's the new topic to subscribe to to get notified of news in the project development.

This opening post is dedicated to storing the current status since last version and the roadmap to the next version. As things move up from "roadmap" to "current status" we get closer to the release.
Beware though, as it contains spoilers.

Update 2020/05/09:
In the last 1.5 years we progressed on the roadmap and did 9 releases, including new content and game features, rebalancings and fixes. Thanks to everyone who helped!
We also moved the repos to the team account at https://github.com/AndorsTrailRelease.

We also took our time to think about the future and here are our ideas about the roadmap as of 2020/05/09:

Content
  • In parallel we worked the last months on Brimhaven which we plan to release as beta in the near future. Including quests and other content. This might be the v0.8.0.
  • Next we will start working on one of the big cities and want to push the main story forward. Maybe you will even meet your brother Andor! This will take us some time so in parallel we will be working and release other content (e.g. Mount Galmore or new Quests, NPCs, items, etc in existing places)
Code
  • Fix bugs ?
  • Meet the new Android 11 requirements: Requires changes to how savegames are stored
  • Add smaller features based on the ideas of the community
  • Maybe a rebalancing for defensive oriented build
  • GPlay page text and screenshots are already part of the source code repo we want to make these translateable from Weblate as a third component
Old roadmap before 2020/05/09
Current Status

Content
  • Brimhaven. Outside maps done. First quests taking shape.
  • Fungi panic. ATCS project created with old content.
  • Arulir mountain. Need to resurrect old content.
Code
  • Some stability bug fixes.
  • Add "random" requirement in dialogues. 90% done. AT code complete, ATCS code to merge. Thanks Gonk!
  • Migrate project to Android Studio 3 and Gradle. 70% done. First preview available as as3_migration branch on github. Sadly, this will imply dropping support for Android version below 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich, API level 14).
  • New icon to comply with the new Google Play requirements and the adaptive icons of Android 8 Oreo.
Project
  • Old wiki frozen for now due to performance issues. Static version available as a workaround.

Roadmap

Content
  • Testing and bug fixing.
  • Items rebalancing, with potential impact on the combat system.
Code
  • Fix bugs ?
  • Add more faction-related reward types.
  • Manage GPlay page text and screenshots from the source code repo, using fastlane or Triple-T, for easy acquisition by F-Droid and...
  • ...allow translation of these from Weblate as a third component!
Project (not mandatory to release next version)
  • Write ATCS user manual / documentation (and keep it up to date).
  • Update contribution guide to remove references to the old content editor, and give help and links to use ATCS.
We are currently working in parallel on several fronts.

The v0.7.x branch is mostly dedicated to bug fixes and minor content additions. New content will be released in small batches, as soon as they are done.

The v0.8.0 version will include at least the migration to Android Studio 3, and hopefully the items rebalancing.
Brimhaven will most likely be in this version, but if it is ready way before that, it may end up in the v0.7.x branch.

I'll post news below, like in a developer log, but don't hesitate to comment !
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