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by siron
Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: MOO on linux
Replies: 12
Views: 6765

Re: MOO on linux

We have several linux users who use DOSBox without any problem:

http://masteroforion2.blogspot.com/2006 ... guide.html
by siron
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: Question about Moo 3
Replies: 4
Views: 2983

Re: Question about Moo 3

MOO2 via DOSBox has the best stability:

http://masteroforion2.blogspot.com/2006 ... guide.html
by siron
Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: 4X games for PocketPC?
Replies: 3
Views: 3478

I have just recently found 2 posts about Pocket DOS: http://www.selectablog.com/jc/3900/ Master of Orion on Windows Mobile!! Computer So a while back (== a good few years!) I loved playing a certain PC game called Master of Orion (Remember it??). Now I came across the CD's for it the other day, and ...
by siron
Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:21 am
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: Sword of the Stars demo
Replies: 108
Views: 30646

Demo Information The demo premiered on FilePlanet on July 25th. It can be found at this link: http://www.fileplanet.com/165574/160000/fileinfo/Sword-of-the-Stars-Demo The demo covers the Destroyer age, 2 races (the Humans and the Tarkas), 4 player multi-play, the fission- and beginning of the fusion...
by siron
Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: Sword of the Stars demo
Replies: 108
Views: 30646

Havent tried the demo yet, but of course it has SP. Dunno about hotseat. Nasty meteors are the only random event in this demo. Full release will have other random events, i.e. also less meteors. I like the 1planet per system solution (see also moo1) quite a lot. Lets face it....the AI can barely com...
by siron
Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: Sword of the Stars demo
Replies: 108
Views: 30646

Sword of the Stars demo

Anyone of the fo fans here has tried the demo already?

http://www.fileplanet.com/promotions/sots/

(my moo2 buddies were not really impressed by the demo)
by siron
Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Design Archive
Topic: Space strategy: Where and how?
Replies: 71
Views: 31388

Re: Space strategy: Where and how?

I beleive that orginality is key as well as options. In Moo2 there were few different weapons types. You had Beams, Missiles, Torpedos, Pulsar and that was it (only differences are stats or RPS). In Worms you have so many weapon types that were so different. Grenade (bounced), Bazooka (quick and im...
by siron
Tue May 30, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: 4X games for PocketPC?
Replies: 3
Views: 3478

I saw this discussion here recently.
by siron
Mon May 29, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: several ideas on making little ships useful in late game
Replies: 12
Views: 2227

Re: several ideas on making little ships useful in late game

And that got me thinking, as in most MoO games, any player using small craft at the end of the game would be considered a fool. So it got me several ideas: 4. anything can hit large ships. but smaller are harder to hit the bigger guns you have. First of all, it didnt really matter what ships you us...
by siron
Mon May 29, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: Other Game Design
Topic: Phased Time (aka Simultaneous Turn Based) Space Combat
Replies: 16
Views: 4641

In galciv 2 space combat is pathetic. Combat involves moving your ship into the same square as the enemy ship. Then combat occurs. The pre-1.2 battle system was completely absurd....attacker had even first shot....and therefore it was pretty easy to take out the AI. I am stunned they can release su...
by siron
Mon May 15, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: Design Archive
Topic: Space strategy: Where and how?
Replies: 71
Views: 31388

utilae wrote: Basically all players play at the same time as opposed to attacker goes first.
The last official patch 1.31 of moo2 invented Ship Initiative. Attacker don't necessarily move first then any longer.
by siron
Mon May 01, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Design Archive
Topic: Combat Requirements Doc - Preliminary
Replies: 133
Views: 37611

The way to do that is to design the game so how many ships you can build stays nearly constant through out the tech tree. Didn't happen in MOO2, there the higher you were in the tech tree the more ships you could build. (the max productivity of your HW started at 18 PP/turn and ended up at ~180 PP/...
by siron
Mon May 01, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Design Archive
Topic: Space strategy: Where and how?
Replies: 71
Views: 31388

I think that if you don't accept that you need to inherently weight some types of units against others, then there is really only one unit type and it's just a question of who can cram more guns onto that one unit type. This is what MOO2 does,... Your observation must be based on the AI. Right, the...
by siron
Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:41 am
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: Sword of the Stars
Replies: 15
Views: 11776

I have also observed the development a bit. And I think it looks like a modern Moo1.

I almost agree with every decision they made. The only exception is that I still prefer a turnbased tactical combat. But I also doubt that there will be a game with turnbased combat in near future. So I will buy it.
by siron
Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Strategy Games
Topic: Master of Orion 4 announced!
Replies: 19
Views: 46345

marhawkman wrote:You think we'd have more luck buying Atari?
Mebbe cheaper?! :wink: