So, with that logic I shall enter the troll mode: the new Babylonian graphics look just like Widelands!!!11!1!111
Now. Then. You can keep the support for using original graphics, nothing takes that away, but eventually to make it easier for new people and to gain more popularity by far easier installation process it is a huge must to have replacement graphics. There is no way around this fact. RttR is cumbersome to install right now, the Windows installer that is easily obtained off this site's download page is still in German
and if it tells me to copy Settlers II files to it's installation location... I can't read that. I don't know how many people try out RttR and remove it immediately simply because they can't get it working.
And then people wonder why RttR doesn't take off and Widelands, despite graphical look that is much worse, is so popular in comparison! It is so much easier
to grab and get into Widelands, and it does offer the experience that matters. For many people that is enough.
I am, and I'm going to be hard with this opinion. RttR will never succeed if the project wants to serve only the old fans who already have Settlers II. RttR also has to appeal new fans, new players, and the only way to pave that road is to make it as easy as possible to get the game working. RttR can't provide original graphics due to Ubisoft's legal dictation so the only way around that is a lot of original work.
Widelands is a project inspired by The Settlers II.
Return to the Roots is the spiritual continuation of The Settlers II.
But lets make RttR stand on it's own credits, and not only on the original game's fame.
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