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[Freeciv-Dev] (PR#12029) Freeciv 2.0 interface and bugs

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Subject: [Freeciv-Dev] (PR#12029) Freeciv 2.0 interface and bugs
From: "gianmario.scotti@xxxxxxxxx" <gianmario.scotti@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 01:29:58 -0800
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I noticed a bug where the AI can build cities within my "zone of influence" or 
"borders". I don't think this should be possible? Otherwise, what's the purpose 
of the borders?

However, my biggest concern is the interface. I played the Win32/GTK2 version 
of freeciv 2.0, and the interface was hideous. Compared to 1.x, I feel like I 
lost all control over what is going on. Changing production in a city is so 
painful it makes me cringe. Overall, things seem to happen without my control 
over them, and they happen badly: the AI seems to be beating me even if in 
"novice" mode. Or, there is a bug where "novice" is not implemented? I don't 
know, but either way, this is the end of my Freeciv adventure, it seems. I'm 
glad my previous bug reports (some directly to the Win32 maintainer) made the 
previous version a bit better. This one is unfixable and I won't ever try to 
play 2.0 again.

As this is my goodbye to freeciv, let me just add what I felt was an 
unnecessary "improvement": the isometric view. You went ahead with the 
implementation, even though your own poss showed that people prefere the 
top-down view. I don't understand that decision, which brought to stopping the 
development of top-down tilesets and an inflation of iso tilesets.

I hope one day freeciv 3.x will fix the interface, some years from now. If 
freeciv becomes fun to play again, count on my humble contributions.



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