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Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/10/2011 11:49:57 PM   
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Okay, so I've had over ten.. TEN legendary pirate groups show up in my colossal game. Could this be a result of constantly paying pirates off (yet not allying with them)? Or is it simply expected to happen on a big enough and rich enough map?
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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 12:06:22 AM   
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They are an event... did you like more plagues and financial crisis' rather than legendary pirate?

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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 12:07:59 AM   
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They are an event... did you like more plagues and financial crisis' rather than legendary pirate?


I'm not complaining. By the time they started showing up in droves, the galaxy was strong enough to handle it. I just want to know if there are additional factors in their appearance: Do they spawn from old Pirate Groups who have become rich enough? Do they randomly appear? Are they affected by the total wealth of the empires in the galaxy? ect.

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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 12:15:34 AM   
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It might be worth taking a look if you can upload a save file to make sure they are appearing as intended.

For me the most challenging one was a single Legendary Pirate Group showing up in the early game at the same time as the Silvermist and with the effect the Legendary Pirates can have on the other pirates, they became very powerful indeed.

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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 12:17:55 AM   
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quote:

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It might be worth taking a look if you can upload a save file to make sure they are appearing as intended.

For me the most challenging one was a single Legendary Pirate Group showing up in the early game at the same time as the Silvermist and with the effect the Legendary Pirates can have on the other pirates, they became very powerful indeed.

Regards,

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Yeah, there were a few challenging ones in the earlier years. At this point in the game they're just free tech, though. I'll upload that save, so you can see if its working as intended!

But while we're on the subject, are they random or are there other factors? Or is it a secret? :p

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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 12:32:59 AM   
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So uh, this is embarassing... I cannot find the AppData folder. I see Users. I see my User name (So, User/Sam/AppData/ect... is what I'm trying to find) but none of the DW-related stuff is there. I go in game, I load it up, I *see* that the folder-tree exists, and then can't find it at the specified location.

This MUST be a Windows issue. If someone could tell me what setting I need to turn off or on so that Windows 7 will stop playing mindgames with me, I'd be much obliged.

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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 12:57:28 AM   
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The AppData Folder is part of the hidden structure of windows, yes. I did never understand why DW saves there. Just enable the show of hidden objects and go in there followed up by /roaming/CodeForce etc.

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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 12:58:12 AM   
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The AppData Folder is part of the hidden structure of windows, yes. I did never understand why DW saves there. Just enable the show of hidden objects and go in there followed up by /roaming/CodeForce etc.


How do I do that? I remember it was very easy in Windows XP, but this new rig has Windows 7.

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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 1:01:16 AM   
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Windows 7 is more simple. Just open your hardrive, click a folder - don't open it - and go in the top line of the window on organize.
There you take folder and search options and switch in the second sub menu. In this list there should be hidden folders and data to be unselected.




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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 1:03:59 AM   
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I did it from Control Panel, Folder options Gelly. There's a tick box or circle rather that you check to "Show Hidden Files" and then in every folder all those hidden files will show up.

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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 1:04:47 AM   
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Neo yours seems ot be the old XP way. It does NOT apply for Windows 7!

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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 1:06:58 AM   
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Thanks both of you! Yes, Neothene that was the method for windows XP. Thanks Nedrear for showing me that, I should be able to upload that save now.

Erik: The Save shows three legendary pirate bases currently in the galaxy, and I have previously destroyed 3 myself. The AI has destroyed several in places that were too far away for me to care about, as well. Savename should be BigWekkarusMARATHON.dwg, uploading now.

*Actually, after finding a very convoluted way of doing it kind of like Nedrear said, it turned out that Neothene's method also works. My dog, bad.

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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 1:13:04 AM   
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to show the save games either load the game and open the load dialog box or search you computer files for a .dwg file, it finds the saves real quick.

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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 1:28:30 AM   
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Also, can people download from that FTP Server? If so, that savegame is the same one I'm using for my Fleet Posture guide, and might be really helpful for people who want to take a peak. BigLongWekkarusMARATHON.dwg is what it is.

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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 1:39:51 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gelatinous Cube
Okay, so I've had over ten.. TEN legendary pirate groups show up in my colossal game. Could this be a result of constantly paying pirates off (yet not allying with them)? Or is it simply expected to happen on a big enough and rich enough map?


I have yet to start playing since I am modding so much... but it sounds like I will need a MASSIVE CRASH ship building program the moment I start the game... WOW!


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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 1:46:59 AM   
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In contrast to your claim Cube, my Windows 7 got no folder options in it's main control panel reached through the start up menu. Maybe you got another version between Home Premium and Deluxe... otherwise it would have been much easier to find it the first time.

Edit:

I take it back and call windows the most idiotic programmer house in the world. To see it you need to switch from category into the detailed view in the upper right corner. Seriously ALL ways of sorting should show it.

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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 1:55:41 AM   
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Okay, so I've had over ten.. TEN legendary pirate groups show up in my colossal game. Could this be a result of constantly paying pirates off (yet not allying with them)? Or is it simply expected to happen on a big enough and rich enough map?


I have yet to start playing since I am modding so much... but it sounds like I will need a MASSIVE CRASH ship building program the moment I start the game... WOW!



No, not too much more than usual. I find that one big strong fleet assault on their pirate base is the best way to deal with them. Also, sometimes you get their ships.. and they are powerful. Also, destroying the bases yeilds massive tech. I got all the phaser tech except for 2 from destroying three bases.

This is all on a very, very big game with 19 empires and abundant colonies. I haven't seen anything remotely like it on other settings, which is why I ask.

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RE: Legendary Pirate Madness! - 12/11/2011 3:02:07 AM   
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You can just go to start menu, click on run, type in: %appdata%

Which should open up your AppData\Roaming folder on your computer.

Saves are located in:
Profile Name\AppData\Roaming\Code Force Limited\Distant Worlds\1.7.0.#

Saves will be in whatever folder for the version you are currently playing in the SavedGames folder.

At least that is how I get to it, if it helps anyone.

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