eznark said:I don't know what the f gamezone is, but this interview is pretty dope
GhaleonQ said:I'm a terrible PC gamer in that single-player is the main draw for me. *wanders back to Handheld/Console Land*
arstal said:Well, 90% of the people getting this will never play MP, probably myself included. That's why Stardock stuff is so good- the AI always ends up being good enough that you don't need MP. I typically play sandbox- campaigns get dull.
Minsc said:Anything big not make the cut this time around? The biggest problem with stardock games is you usually have to wait for expansions for some crucial features to get added in. They usually need a good 20 patches to iron out performance issues and bugs too, that was my experience with GalCiv II anyway.
_tetsuo_ said:Anyone doing the official thread? Games out next week.
Oh, and this game actually has the same hardware requirements as GalCiv II because we avoided doing any bump-mapping. All games have bump-mapping these days but its really expensive from a hardware, CPU, and video card standpoint. But because of the game's art style we didn't have to do bump mapping so our game will actually run on a netbook.
I'm very interested in seeing that because the version Im playing most definitely will not run on a netbook.
I actually bought a three year old Thinkpad as my demo machine to drive home the point about the game's hardware requirements. It's getting 40 - 50 frames a second.
It's actually a different game from Civ - have you ever played MoM? Master of Magic? Or MoO? Master of Orion?johnsmith said:Civ 4 is one of my favorite games ever. Will I like this?
Oh man oh man oh man oh man - feeling that Master of Magic nostalgia around me all over again.Ceebs said:
It's pretty amazing how well the Master of Orion games stand up, even today.Minsc said:
arstal said:I think this means they finsihed the day 0 patch early, which is a good sign for stability.
Hey Brad, what happened to the dungeons? Are they in?
edit: and thhe 64 bit version of the game? Next patch?
Only in the abstract sense.
As for 64-bit, yep, it's coming. We did eventually get Intel to get us a 64-bit version of Havok but it was too late in development to get it in for day 0.
arstal said:Impulse is saying the full version is up, but your registration key will be invalid until they pre-release it. This is planned, so no need to panic.
It's still scheduled for either Sun Night or Monday.
I think this means they finsihed the day 0 patch early, which is a good sign for stability.
MyOtherBike said:Thanks. I got the update last night that said there is an update available, and then it said my registration was invalid. I was too tired to look into it further, so I appreciate your post.
I'm really looking forward to diving into this game. I held off on playing the beta to wait for final release. Though how I'm supposed to sink my teeth into this, replay the Witcher and Arkham Asylum and play the other ton of Q3-Q4 releases is beyond me.