Feature Comparison

Michel Jung edited this page Aug 7, 2018 · 36 revisions

Should you choose my client over the original one? Decide for yourself:

User Experience

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Non-freezing UI
Non-blocking UI (background tasks)
Modern UI
Supports High DPI
Doesn't crash when losing connection to server during game
Realtime-styling (for theme creators)
"Aero snap"

General Features

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
News
Chat
Play Game
Vault
Leaderboards
"Game full" notification
Unit database
Achievements
Connection status (Public/Proxy/Blocked)
Player statistics
Ready for internationalization (multi-lingual)
Auto-refreshing and highlighting "News"
Tutorials
Tournaments

Achievements

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Unlocking achievements (implicitly supported)
Display locked/unlocked achievements
Notify about unlocked achievements

Other

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Support for "Rehost" button
Flash FA window when game is full
Bring FA window to front when game starts
Automatic port forwarding (UPnP) ✗ (broken)

Chat

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Channel topic
Add friend
Add foe
Search users
Avatars
Game status
Paste images
Grouped user list
Custom user colors
Search in chat history
Close #aeolus channel
Advanced user filter
Paste/upload image
Link preview

Co-Op

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Host game
Join game
Leaderboards ✗ (broken)

Custom Games

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Tile view
Select mods
Select map
Table view
Search map
Random map
Rating-out-of-bounds warning

1v1

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Select specific faction
Random faction
Notification
"Selective random"
Player data
Rating distribution

Map Vault

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Install map
Search map
Browse all maps
Map ratings/reviews
Rate/review map
Uninstall map
Map "showroom"
Upload map
Advanced map search

Mod Vault

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Install mod
Uninstall mod
Search
Filter
Sort
Browse all mods
Advanced mod search
Upload mod
Map ratings/reviews
Rate/review map
Manage UI mods

1v1 Leaderboards

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Search player
Search rank
Instant search
Endless scroll
Divisions

Tournaments

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Tournaments

Galactic War

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Galactic War

Live Streams

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Live streams

Replays

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Local replays
Live replays
Search online replays
Advanced replay search
Replay ratings/reviews
Search local replays

Technical Features

Feature Downlord's FAF Client Original Client
Programming language Java Python
Automated tests
Actively developed
Multithreaded
RAM usage (Min/Norm/Max) 200/300/550 MiB 90/130/400 MiB
Disk space usage 33 - 191 MiB 70 MiB
Download size 11 - 66 MiB 30 MiB
Decent code quality
Easy to get running (for developers)
Uses the new FAF API
Decent logging
Works on Linux
Works on Mac

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