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Old 12-13-2013, 11:51 PM
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Downloaded this yesyerday, didn't see a thread. The gui isn't the best-but this is a reasonably competent Panzer General 2/3 style game. Worth a try for grognards.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:49 AM
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Is this turn based? Installed size?
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:53 AM
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Another thing just come out from nowhere. It says 57.3MB in size, version is 2.7.0(?!)

Will install and test it out tonight and send back some initial.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:21 AM
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Very quick report:

Looks like this is port of a web-based wargame of the same name

www.openpanzer.net

The web version is 2.6.3, though.

The app has the final install size of 64.9MB. The game is completed with RD and 3-D acceleration support and is very crisp.
As for the interface, basically the same interface as the web version, and it is quick slick and responsive. You can scale it to your liking, but the map and the units cannot be scaled up or down...

I am still running through the tutorial for now and looks like you can play against AI or another human on the same device. It is completed with a campaign and a number of scenarios, which I am yet to dig in.

...not back to Ascension and prepping dinner...
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:50 AM
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Is this turn based? Installed size?
Yeah-turn based. HUGE unit database. I stumbled into this the day before yesterday iirc...randomly browsing the store. As one does
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:12 AM
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I will install Open Panzer when I get home to my iPad...
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:31 AM
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Downloaded...

Download size: 54.7MB
Installed size: 69.4MB

Open Panzer is free as in beer. No IAP unlocks. No IAP anything. Free to download.

I tried the tutorial and it immediately reminded me of a PC wargame by popping up text boxes for me to read as the game tried to teach me the different elements by having me read many text boxes. This kind of tutorial works better when it is in the form of a printed manual that I can flip back and forth as I try to follow the tutorial.

Strangely I had no sound. Not a big issue for me as I usually turn off the music and just leave the sound effects on...
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:12 AM
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The game looks good, but it's a little rough on the edges. The tutorial is way too short. I feel kinda overwhelmed when the first real mission is not a small map but a big front line with many different units, even air fighters. Their website is dowm ATM so I don't know if there's a manual available.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:35 AM
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Hi guys and thanks for the feedback, I'm the developer of Open Panzer, and since it's a 1 man team, I rely on users for bug reports and feedback for improvements. I will monitor this thread for any issues you wish to report. I don't mind negative reports.

I already submitted 2.7.1 update to app store with Game Center integration and some other fixes.
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:50 AM
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Hello, welcome aboard.

The UI is pretty responsive and the game is smooth, so far. However, I cannot zoom in the map to see my units and the combat results, both at RD or not. I am worried I cannot go on playing more complex scenarios.

Also, the UI does not scale correctly at 1.3x or above and I cannot read the unit info clear. I also find the unit info bar moves away from the screen bottom when I pan across the map.

Sorry I am a little harsher than normal and I understand it is ported from web interface but mobile touchscreen is very different from the web one.
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