News and Updates.

StratSketch v4 Final Development Update

Hi everyone,

The new and improved version of StratSketch is just about ready. I definitely underestimated how much time the final 10% would end up taking, and I ended up thinking of some new features that prolonged the development, but it will be worth it.

Today I am starting the final testing and also will also resume work on converting the old briefings over to the new version. This work is partially done for World of Tanks maps, but I need to work on custom images and other games.

Once the above tasks are done I will schedule a time to do the conversion and make everything go live. I am excited to post the new features in the next blog post when that happens. Spoiler alert: Nearly every feature that has been suggested has been developed!

StratSketch v4 Development Update

Hi everyone,

The next version of StratSketch is now about 85% done! This has taken a bit longer than I was hoping, but it is a side project (for now) and I'm only able to work on it during my spare time.

So far almost every feature from the existing version of StratSketch has been rebuilt from the ground up with more modern technology and performance in mind. In addition to that, I have added many new features that the community has been asking for over the years. Only one major feature remains, which I hope to have wrapped up in the coming weeks.

After that, it will be time for thorough testing and also working on the new server system that will be able to support increased traffic. I will also need to convert all of the existing briefings over to the new version. I am thinking all of the remaining tasks will take 2-3 more months, but the end is finally in sight.

Lastly, Thank you to everyone who has made a donation, it will go greatly towards supporting the server costs.

StratSketch v4 In Development

Hello everyone,

I would like to announce that I am working on a new version of StratSketch to be released later this year! Believe it or not I initially started this project back when I was in high school and I have learned a ton about software development since then. I am not sure if any users from back then are still around, but StratSketch used to be a desktop application for Windows PCs which was re-built into a web application in 2016. A lot has changed since then and it is certainly time for a revamp of StratSketch.

The new version will also be web-based but will be entirely re-written with modern technology and will include some highly requested features that the community has wanted over the years.

Here are some ideas I have for the next version:

  • Some kind of clan integration allowing you to share strats with your entire clan
  • More real-time tools. Meaning when drawing or moving items, everyone will see what you are doing in real-time rather than only updating the screen after your action is completed.
  • Folders! We need a way to organize strats better.
  • Better slides feature, possibly show previews of each slide and allow them to all have different maps.
  • More games (including ability to upload custom images as maps)
  • Better performance during peak times. There have been some crashing issues during clan wars in the past. I will make sure to focus on proper scalability for the next version.

I do not have an ETA on when it will be ready yet, as this is still just a side project of mine as I work full time. I will try to publish monthly updates on our forum to keep everyone updated.

Lastly, any donations to StratSketch would be greatly appreciated to cover the existing hosting costs plus costs for the new version: Click here to donate

StratSketch Custom Maps

StratSketch now has support for custom maps! When creating a briefing, select "Custom Image" for the game and set the image URL. (Note that the image must be uploaded elsewhere)

StratSketch EU Servers

A new server located in Paris has been added to handle the increased load. EU players should no longer be experiencing issues.

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