Kwik E Mart
What a terrific game ! Just downloaded it about a week ago, received the disk and manual about 4 or 5 days later, and it's been wreaking havoc on my personal time ever since.
Being a total newb I started with the smaller ‘Thousand Mile’ scenario, and thought it was a great omen when the AI and myself ended in a perfect draw. Of course I had no idea what I was doing, so like any good ex-marine would do, I just loaded up a bunch of guys on some LST’s and we put our heads down and rushed ‘em. Yep, ran right up to the beach, opened up on their coastal guns with one of our LST’s, and let the cruisers and destroyers just stand off at a distance while their crew drank beer and enjoyed the show. Hey, whatever works…..strategy will just have to wait.
A couple of comments.
Devs, thanks sooo much for a game where alt-tab actually works without crashing the game. Given the complexity of this game, I can’t imagine not being able to go back and forth between the game and the manual whenever needed. Nicely done.
Also, I’ve seen a few posts where people mention about all the mouse clicking that needs to be done. For those that may not know, there is a way to avoid it. FWIW, I’ve been playing computer games for a very long time, and one of the neatest things I’ve used is something called a multi-function panel. Nothing showed up on a forum search for it, so thought I’d mention it because IMHO it’s perfect for this game. Essentially, it’s a small panel with a bunch of keys that you put wherever you want on the panel…..you set the keys to perform any keystroke you want (including mouse clicks)…..and you can then check bases/lists/intel reports/TF’s/etc (and alt-tab to the manual) without ever having to look at and reach for the keyboard again. It may not be worth it to everybody, but I love it. The one I happen to use is made by CH Products, and on a scale of 1 to 100 the ease of setup and learning curve to use it is about a 1. I think they’re about $180-$190 (US), so it is a little salty. But, then again, it is almost time for a Christmas wish list.
Anyway, just wanted to say hello…..I’m saving up all my game-mechanics questions for later.
specifically what buttons did you use? sounds interesting...
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