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[Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 12/10/2010 10:55:39 AM   
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Link to playthrough 1
Link to playthrough 2

Basically, this video shows me starting an empire in a quite hospitable map. I've been playing Distant Worlds since it had been released. I mostly play with the Sluken race, but now I went for a game with the Zenox :)

Constructive criticism is welcome!

PS: I recorded this with fraps, with the monitor aero desktop mode enabled!

edit1: Added link to the second playthrough! Sorry for the msn popups!

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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 12/10/2010 12:02:39 PM   
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Awesome job, robske! I also used fraps to make my Archer era mod video. It took me a while to figure out you need the monitor aero desktop mode enabled!



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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 12/10/2010 12:36:51 PM   
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quote:

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Awesome job, robske! I also used fraps to make my Archer era mod video. It took me a while to figure out you need the monitor aero desktop mode enabled!




Ty! Basically, I'm planning on going strong straight from the start with this game. Hence that I build so many ships. It's a different approach then usually. Usually, I try to keep it peaceful in the beginning, and expand as much as I can. Here it will be a mix of expansion and military prowess.

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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 12/10/2010 1:15:59 PM   
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Hey robske,
great video! I was searching for this kind of videos on ytube but couldn't manage to find anything besides the videos from codeforce.
I know that your video is not ment to be for newcomers to the game (quite sure about that) but it would be even better if you would do your actions a bit slower. You say that your trying another strategy. Try to give more insight on that in your commentary. I'm sure it would improve your videos.



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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 12/10/2010 1:48:38 PM   
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Thanks! The next video will be telling my strategy for this game!

I will also make my actions slower in the next one!

Thanks for the feedback!


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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 12/10/2010 2:09:34 PM   
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Awesome dude, that's what I've been looking for for so long, thanks a lot. Now hopefully, it will also bring DW to light so that many more people can see it.

Cheers

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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 12/10/2010 3:34:30 PM   
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Hi Robske,

Great job, I really enjoyed watching you play. My only suggestion for your next video would be to reduce the music volume a bit as in a few places it was hard to hear you through the music.

Regards,

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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 12/10/2010 3:47:09 PM   
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Nice Video Rob!

quote:

 It took me a while to figure out you need the monitor aero desktop mode enabled!


Thats odd, you really shouldn't need Aero mode enabled to record a video....
Ok I havent actually tried this with DW, but I have never noticed this with Fraps recording any D3D application.


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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 12/10/2010 6:07:19 PM   
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@Erik: Thanks! I will likely make a next playthrough tomorrow, and will process the suggestions in that.

@s20dan: Ty again The thing is that fraps is not compatible with how DW draws. It likely uses alternate directX libraries or GDI+ for drawing. Fraps only has a hook for the default DirectX libraries as far as I know. But I can never be sure. It's simply that I know this, since I've worked with GDI+ and a bit of directX (yes, I can code ).

Expect the next video to be released tomorrow or sunday


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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 12/11/2010 4:59:26 PM   
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Update: Added episode 2!

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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 12/11/2010 6:57:02 PM   
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Excellent video, Robske!

Which mods are you using? They look good.

I also noticed you upgrading ships one at a time on the Ship Design screen. Did you know that you can Shift-Click to select multiple ships and upgrade them all at the same time? Once I have my custom designs set, I often shift-click to select all the designs on that screen and use the Upgrade button to keep them up to date, until a new tech makes some redesign necessary.

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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 12/11/2010 7:27:07 PM   
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Excellent video, Robske!

Which mods are you using? They look good.

I also noticed you upgrading ships one at a time on the Ship Design screen. Did you know that you can Shift-Click to select multiple ships and upgrade them all at the same time? Once I have my custom designs set, I often shift-click to select all the designs on that screen and use the Upgrade button to keep them up to date, until a new tech makes some redesign necessary.

Regards,

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Hey, thanks! Would it be better to make a jump to wartime in the next playthrough, or continue with buildup?

Mods used: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2443302

And thanks for the tip! I will use that next time!

Cheers,
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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 1/8/2011 2:26:33 PM   
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more, more

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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 1/8/2011 5:13:04 PM   
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I will make more, just need a well-set-up DW:RotS game :) Or do you want one straight from the start again?

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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 1/8/2011 6:12:49 PM   
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hmm, do i want to wait or get one straight way? now, now please :)

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RE: [Video] Distant Worlds Playthrough 1 - 1/9/2011 12:39:32 AM   
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Video will be coming soon 

Will be one straight from the start

Just very busy with setting up competitions for a certain game


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