I created a patch for turnbased tech activation, with this you can automatically give certain techs to certain countries on a certain turn.
For example you can give IndustrialTechnology to US at turn 4 to change its productionfrontier, or give JetPower to the Germans at turn 5.
<delegate name="turn_tech_activation" javaClass="games.strategy.triplea.delegate.TurnbasedTechActivationDelegate" display="Activate Technology By Turn"/>
Add this step to a power:
<step name="britishTurnTechActivation" delegate="turn_tech_activation" player="British"/>
And add the property to set the technology in the properties section:
<property name="Activate jetPower for British on turn" value="4" editable="true">
<number min="0" max="1000"/>
The propertyname is always "Activate xxx for xxx on turn" and the value is the turn it should be added.
Would appreciate the peer-review and inclusion of this patch.
(I have yet to test if you can use this techActivation as well to allow access to certain units at a later turn or at least make them affordable (20 for a B29 instead of 50 for example) at a later turn, not sure if you can add different IndustrialTechnology production frontiers for each country.
I was hoping to sneak in an updated the LobbyMenu.Java (attached as .txt)
before the next release. I have added a "Help" menu with "How to Host,"
"Install Maps," and "Report Bug." Obviously that can change or whatever,
but I have two questions for the pros about this code.
Firstly, I'm using direct URLs within the action, and this is probably not
good form. Maybe these links should be stored in a text file (like the
current lobby properties file) for easier updates, ie if there are ever
problems with the forums.
Secondly, from this page http://www.centerkey.com/java/browser/ .. I am
This requires sun java 6 I believe, so I don't know if thats kosher either.
If that's correct, and this will only work for some people, then I can look
for an alternative. Or, it can be set it up to show the content in a little
java window, yea?
Anyways, please have a look, I think this is much more formal than trying
to squeeze links into the server message that is character limited.