Populous Resurrection

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The Populous Resurrection client-lobby

Populous Resurrection was created by Wildman Productions. The matchmaker has many features for customising the game such as editing game constants and the colours of the tribes.


History

Warg started Wildman Productions around the last year. Then after unhappy chat with The Gabber, Warg started up his own matchmaker that the Wildman Productions staff got involved in. The first matchmaker was made by Doktor but discontinued after a while. Then Koen came in at the last minute to make the Second Matchmaker which was released.

Staff

Warg made a lot of the graphics and decided how the matchmaker should look. Koen then made the engine and a beta working matchmaker that was released. Warg and Koen then both programmed more of it with additional add-ins by TedTycoon. Many of their beta testers also had a great help sneaking out bugs in the matchmaker.

The Site

You can visit the site here. The site tells you lots about Resurrection and has a user page on it where you can log in, submit mappacks and clan stuff. The site also has a mini forum that you can use.

Features

The matchmaker has many features like:

-In-Client Ping Checker: See what your ping is before entering the game from the hut menu
-Auto-Update client upon startup
-Automated mappack installation
-3D map previewer with tribe, tree, and stone head placemarks
-interface font changing
-full skinning support
-Option to play with the old EA Client interface
-integrated game repair utility
-integrated client repair utility
-integrated resolution changer
-send file to other users
-shaman helper program with graphical animations
-enhanced leagues table
-Intelligent Ranking: Winning against better players earns more points.
-Option for Unranked "Friendly" Games.
-active viewing of leagues table from client
-Tribe Customizer: Change your tribe to Any color.
-Control the constant values. Speed, Spell Range, Spell Cost, Mana, Mana from Huts, Wood, etc.
-Load Modpacks with mappacks.
-Random Map Generator
-Game Crash Recovery: resume a game at a later time.
-Multiple Chat Rooms that can be custom made and password protected.
-Server Based Populous Installer on start-up. 
        -Can install the full working game if you don't have it.
        -Choose where to install.
        -Option to not overwrite files.
        -Installs fully patched.
        -On a cable connection takes no more than 15 minutes.
-Server Based File checker. If a file is damaged or missing, the matchmaker will be able to repair
by downloading just the files it needs instead of requiring players to reinstall.
Plans to add a Server Based File Checker is in the works.  Plans to add a save game feature is
also in the works.

Plans are in the works for a new Single Player launcher, with all the benefits of playing online, such as custom tribe colors, swapping tribe buildings, and a central database to preserve existing Single Player maps and encourage the collection of lost Single Player maps and creation of new Single Player maps.


New features are being added all the time.

Programs
Level Editing: 2D Map Editor · AI Scripter (PopScript) · AI Scripter (Wildman) · Header Editor · Level Changer · Level Tester · PopEdit (2D) · Random Map Generator · Script Editor · Spell Editor · Symmetry Tool · World Editor
Modification: 3D Object Extractor · Background Extractor · Displacements Editor · Palette Editor · Raw Editor · Sound Editor · Sprite Editor · Sprite Extractor
Misc.: Matchmaker (Reincarnated) · Matchmaker (Wildman) · Multiplayer Monitor · Trainer