Boson is a real-time strategy game, like Command & Conquer(tm) or StarCraft(tm). It uses the QT Toolkit and the KDE libraries. A minimum of two players is required, since there is no artifical intelligence yet. Boson is still in late development and not yet playable.
|Tags||Desktop Environment KDE Games/Entertainment Real Time Strategy|
Release Notes: The major user-visible highlights of this release are a new fog of war system and icons for distant units.
Release Notes: Units and terrain can now cast and receive shadows. A completely new, much more realistic radar system has been implemented that allows for several independent radar stations. Units can make use of ammunition now. Most units have an infinite amount of ammunition, but the feature is there. Power plant units (which have been in Boson for a very long time) now actually generate power.
Release Notes: Boson was ported to libufo, realistic looking water, an event subsystem and a network synchronization protocol have been added. Many new effects, such as daylight and wind have been added. The pathfinder has been much improved. Winning conditions and simple terrain level of detail have been added. Flying units have gotten their own moving quirks. Many new models such as trees were added. Many more changes were made.
Release Notes: libkdegames is included in this release; you do not need to have it installed anymore. OpenAL is used for sound instead of Arts, fixing many problems. Mineral and oil harvesting is supported. There are many performance improvements, improved pathfinding, a neutral player, elementary AI, and a huge amount of bugfixes.
Release Notes: This release supports height maps for 3D terrain, a new map file format that uses .tar.gz instead of .gz, a new save game format, big performance improvements, unit model improvements, and smoke from power plants, oil refineries, and mineral refineries. Map information is now preloaded on startup. In the editor, buildings are placed in constructed mode and big maps are handled better. Many other smaller changes were made.