Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10
21
Computer Wargaming / Re: Rule the Waves 2
« Last post by Staggerwing on Yesterday at 06:22:52 PM »
Some piracy of niche games may be down to a sort of hooliganism, where someone uploads the game to as many cracked game sites as possible, not because so many people want to play it but more just to be malicious or even to undermine the developers because of some perceived slight.
22
Computer Wargaming / Re: Jumpiní Jack FRIDAY!
« Last post by Toonces on Yesterday at 06:14:56 PM »
I'm going completely off the reservation.  I have a hankering for some operational naval warfare, which as you all know can be some slim pickin's.  BUT, I got a program D-Fend installed and it turns out that, finally, I can get Red Sky at Morning to run properly!  I bought it years and years ago, but I could never get it to run.  Now that I can, I'm going to break out the manual and see what it's all about.  I sure hope it's awesome!

I'm also planning on buying a completely ridiculous game, I think it's called Fishing Barents Sea or something like that; basically Euro Truck Sim but with fishing boats.  I don't know why, it just seems like a fairly relaxing game that doesn't require too much brain burn to enjoy.
23
Computer Wargaming / Re: Rule the Waves 2
« Last post by Grim.Reaper on Yesterday at 06:04:56 PM »
Yep, hard to believe it was a game in high demand for piracy....I respect the right to protect rights of the company, but in such a small market hope they don't go extreme here....if they are restricting to a PC, at the very minimum its a case where you have to give them some info on your PC where they activate it and at worst something like Battelfront.  Either way, has to be something based on your PC.
24
Computer Wargaming / Re: Jumpiní Jack FRIDAY!
« Last post by MetalDog on Yesterday at 05:42:20 PM »
To my FRIDAY thread startin' brethren: I find it rolls off the tongue better if you use a word with two syllables like FRIDAY Jack Flash.  Just my .02 ;)

I'm not sure what it's going to be this weekend.  I've got a Warlock game I've been milking over 300 turns.  I've almost got the last of the six underworlds cleaned out and settled.  Anna the Benign will meet the same fate as my other opponents, assimilation.  If not Warlock, I may give Civ IV BtS another try.  I got burned out a couple months ago and it's about time to go back in.  I need to do some story prep for the p&p D&D session for next weekend.  Probably won't.  The procrastinator in me is calling.  The Premier League, too.  Man City v. Tottenham tomorrow morning at 6:30.  Wanna watch Raheem Sterling hat trick the Spurs.
25
Computer Wargaming / Re: Happy Easter from Matrix!
« Last post by airboy on Yesterday at 04:57:46 PM »

Did I mention that the starting unit of thousands of scouts can live off the countryside until they found your first settlement, and then you have to tech up rather far for scouts to have the ability to supply themselves off the land?  #:-) :pullhair:

I like Aggressors quite a bit and am working on a review.  But this is a glaring bug.  You NEVER build a city with your first scout unit - ever.  It can range far and wide claiming territory.  Nothing else in the early game can - and it is the magic bullet unit for gobbling up unclaimed territory. 

I've put 57 hours into it and played 9 "start from scratch" games.  I have a pretty good handle on that part of the offering.  The second part of Aggressors is where you start in the Med with existing large kingdoms (Carthage, Rome, Egypt, etc.....) and go from there.  You can start with a very, very weak country or start with a country with a huge land area, lots of resources, and a corner position (Carthage). 

Aggressors is two games in one - a "start at the beginning" game similar to a lot of 4x games and a "Hearts of Iron that works" 4x game that you can pick radically different strength of starting position.  I've got a very good handle on "Start from scratch" and have not started the "pick a country strength in a developed world"
26
Computer Wargaming / Re: Rule the Waves 2
« Last post by bobarossa on Yesterday at 04:24:12 PM »
Very surprised by the pirating of RTW1.  This game doesn't have a very wide appeal (just groggy naval freaks).  I've always felt we're not likely to pirate games unlike the twitch crowd. In any case, I doubt the pirates would have purchased the game if they hadn't been able to steal it.  Don't recall my firewall ever complaining about RTW1 trying to access internet.
27
Computer Wargaming / Re: Rule the Waves 2
« Last post by DoctorQuest on Yesterday at 04:06:50 PM »
It would be interesting to know how they tracked the RTW1 pirating.

I'm not saying they don't have justification. I'm curious to see what direction they go with DRM.

I'm waiting for Steam and Iron 2. (I may be waiting a long time)
28
Computer Wargaming / Re: Jumpiní Jack FRIDAY!
« Last post by DoctorQuest on Yesterday at 04:01:44 PM »
I may dig into CMANO: Silent Service if I have any gaming time this weekend. I need to winterize the snow blower and get the lawn mower ready for the season. The weather is going to be nice here. I am ready to be outside.

Easter cookout with the family and friends on Sunday.

Shouldn't that be summerize?

Ha! Good point....
29
Computer Wargaming / Re: Happy Easter from Matrix!
« Last post by Geezer on Yesterday at 03:26:21 PM »
...But, to be fair, they do somewhat feel like tabletop figures fighting (each of them moreso than the other in different ways!), and that was explicitly intended in their design....

Good point.  That's probably why I never got into the tabletop either, although I've seen massive tabletop armies.  I shudder to think what they cost.   :o
30
Computer Wargaming / Re: Jumpiní Jack FRIDAY!
« Last post by WYBaugh on Yesterday at 03:10:22 PM »
I may dig into CMANO: Silent Service if I have any gaming time this weekend. I need to winterize the snow blower and get the lawn mower ready for the season. The weather is going to be nice here. I am ready to be outside.

Easter cookout with the family and friends on Sunday.

Shouldn't that be summerize?
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10