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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/14/2004 6:43:11 AM   
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The first one was bad enough to keep me away from anything like that again.


When Superpower was about to be released everyone was saying that it was going to put Civilization to rest. Then we all saw how darn buggy it was. A lot of people uninstalled it and never picked it up again even though they fixed a large number of the problems.

I'm hoping that this new one will be a 180' turn around from the previous release.

From all the hype I've read about S2 it's going to be a knock out of a game if the've fixed all the previous issues.

I've already pre-ordered it and I'll let you know if it's buggy.

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/14/2004 7:54:59 AM   
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EverQuest brings up some late nights early mornings into afternoons then nights again hehe F'ng Jboots camp brought me to the point of insanity. Looking back im glad I quit figured my level 60 druid with an epic was enough to say I won, ....Log on .....Guild "Hey Cazic is up lets go to Fear".......Go thru portal with 30 everyone dies except the necros and sk's...wait 3 hours for healers to start ressing.......5 hours to get my tree hugging sissy druid a res.....bad pull starts whole process over again. The good ole times hehe

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/14/2004 10:05:17 AM   
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AETO (best WW2 boardgame, i.e. most historical, sadly I have no local opponents)

Wife plays Gothic 2, a very nice game, I help her out/watch

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/14/2004 2:12:04 PM   
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APBA Baseball....best baseball strategy sim going!

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/14/2004 6:33:45 PM   
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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/14/2004 8:51:24 PM   
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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/15/2004 2:07:17 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: kew

quote:

The first one was bad enough to keep me away from anything like that again.


When Superpower was about to be released everyone was saying that it was going to put Civilization to rest. Then we all saw how darn buggy it was. A lot of people uninstalled it and never picked it up again even though they fixed a large number of the problems.

I'm hoping that this new one will be a 180' turn around from the previous release.

From all the hype I've read about S2 it's going to be a knock out of a game if the've fixed all the previous issues.

I've already pre-ordered it and I'll let you know if it's buggy.


Please let me know.

I was extremely put off by the bugs and lack of suppport. And training the AI never seemed to help the AI at all.

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/15/2004 2:12:09 AM   
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ORIGINAL: captskillet

APBA Baseball....best baseball strategy sim going!


God, I cannot tell you how many hours my brothers and I spent rolling those little dice and looking at those cards (this was way back when). We had the play boards memorized. Don't know if we ever finished a complete season (APBA football took precedence) but we managed to always get the entire league to the All-Star game and usually up around 100 games each. That is a lot of dice rolling and stat keeping.

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/15/2004 6:52:41 AM   
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While I got into gaming because of wargames (in boardgames the only non-wargames I played regularly were from AH - Bowl Bound and Speed Cicuit for the most part), I now do tend to play other games. I think it is a version of ADHD...I can only handle any one game exclusively for about a month before I have to take a break and play something else.

My favorites, (non-wargames)


Neverwinter Nights
Civ3
Railroad Tycoon 2 ( I do play RT3, it didn't grab me as well as RT2, but it is gaining strength as new maps are released by fans).
Tropico (Tropico 2 is okay, but again doesn't grab me as well)
Morrowind
Knights of the Old Republic
Imperialism/Imperialism2
Cycling Manager 2
Links LS 1999 (with all my old Links courses).

If there were a decent college football game on PC (I almost bought NCAA 2004, but then found out that it does not have a coach only mode - I don't deal well with eye-hand coordination) like the old Microsports All-American College Football (DOS game that locks up in W98 mode), I would definitely grab it.

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/15/2004 2:11:47 PM   
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Lately my list of games have lately been quite short:
nethack ( sometimes, not even to trying to ascend... Just slashing around is just fine sometimes :)
M.U.L.E. ( not without beer and other player )
Allways having one online 3D shooter installed, currently Vietcong. Relaxing :)
Hellfighter ,if the game server would be up. Don't bother on my own. Because I loved Star control I&II.

If I'd have more time, I'd play MOO3, newest Championship manager etc. etc.

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/15/2004 7:19:07 PM   
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ORIGINAL: PeckingFury

EverQuest brings up some late nights early mornings into afternoons then nights again hehe F'ng Jboots camp brought me to the point of insanity. Looking back im glad I quit figured my level 60 druid with an epic was enough to say I won, ....Log on .....Guild "Hey Cazic is up lets go to Fear".......Go thru portal with 30 everyone dies except the necros and sk's...wait 3 hours for healers to start ressing.......5 hours to get my tree hugging sissy druid a res.....bad pull starts whole process over again. The good ole times hehe


Wow, Everquest Ebonics...

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/15/2004 9:09:35 PM   
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UFO enemy unknown on my Amiga 1200 Still the best - also Jagged alliance 2 - cool, cool game.

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/15/2004 9:21:53 PM   
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ORIGINAL: watchtower

UFO enemy unknown on my Amiga 1200 Still the best - also Jagged alliance 2 - cool, cool game.


Excellent tactical games.I love this games!You should also try Unfinished Business and Wildfire:much more difficult!!!

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/15/2004 9:24:46 PM   
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I liked the urban chaos mod even if it was a little too ambitious but what a community mod scene! I didn't realise Wildfire was out! --rushes off to JA2 fan sites..........

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/16/2004 3:51:14 PM   
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DOOM III. Unbelievable graphics and game play but not a relaxing game or good for panic attacks.

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/16/2004 4:42:47 PM   
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Of course there's always poker

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/16/2004 7:54:48 PM   
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I like train simulators because the things they have done with the graphics in the past few years is astounding..There are sites where you can download(free) additional engines,routes,scenery,etc,so it's common for a fella to have a hundred engines in his collection.I have a lot of steam and early diesel as I "model" the late 40's,early 50's and have equipment from companies that went out of business years ago,like the Pennsylvania RR,B&O,Monon,Wabash,C&O,Milwaukee Road,New York Central,etc..
I also have routes and equipment from trains I rode while stationed in Europe..
I prefer the Microsoft Train Simulator,(which can still be had in places for about $14,you just have to look..
I can ride in the tail end passenger car of the "City of New Orleans,watch scenery go by(accurate),turn my head and see the bartender shmoosing other passengers over drinks,and hear Arlo Guthrie singing "The City of New Orleans",(which is the soundtrack which came with the FREE trainset!!!!)..
I probably have 15 routes,most were free.....

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/16/2004 9:22:55 PM   
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Star Wars Galaxies
1830 (oldie but oh so good a game, avalable for free downloads around on the net)
Transport Tycoon 3
Civ3
Championship Manager 4

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/17/2004 1:26:28 AM   
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At the moment it's HTTR, IL2 FB and Ace expansion, and Doom3. Been playing around with a few demos lately, Warhammer 40k and Rome TW. My future games look to be Pacific Fighters, Rome Total War, and Conquest of the Aegean.

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/17/2004 7:17:07 AM   
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Shooter-stuff usually. Currently Joint Operations, Battlefield Vietnam and Red Orchestra (UT2004 mod). Am I really the only one who thinks Doom 3 is complete pants ? 2005 graphics... 1995 gameplay. Yrrrccchhh...

I dabble with most genres from time-to-time, except the C&C style RTS games, which I loathe.

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/17/2004 4:21:43 PM   
YohanTM2

 

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ORIGINAL: Hoplosternum

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ORIGINAL: Titanwarrior89

You ever play MOO3? Was a hard one too get into.



It looks terrible Such a shame how the mighty have fallen, Emerich's MOO and MOM what can I say! The guy was almost a God


MOO 1 and 2 were awesome. I couldn't even bear to buy MOO3, what a total waste.

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/17/2004 6:47:41 PM   
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ORIGINAL: m10bob

I like train simulators because the things they have done with the graphics in the past few years is astounding..There are sites where you can download(free) additional engines,routes,scenery,etc,so it's common for a fella to have a hundred engines in his collection.I have a lot of steam and early diesel as I "model" the late 40's,early 50's and have equipment from companies that went out of business years ago,like the Pennsylvania RR,B&O,Monon,Wabash,C&O,Milwaukee Road,New York Central,etc..
I also have routes and equipment from trains I rode while stationed in Europe..
I prefer the Microsoft Train Simulator,(which can still be had in places for about $14,you just have to look..
I can ride in the tail end passenger car of the "City of New Orleans,watch scenery go by(accurate),turn my head and see the bartender shmoosing other passengers over drinks,and hear Arlo Guthrie singing "The City of New Orleans",(which is the soundtrack which came with the FREE trainset!!!!)..
I probably have 15 routes,most were free.....

That sounds great! I had no idea such software existed....

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/22/2004 12:06:33 PM   
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I currently play (or wish I had time to play):

EVE Online
Il-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles + Ace Expansion pack
Civilization III
Morrowind
Starshatter (plenty more playtime when the Babylon 5 mod hits soon)
Mechwarrior 4 (plus Mech Pak)
Lock-On: Modern Air Combat
Europa Universalis II

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/23/2004 5:29:52 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Mr.Frag

Only thing I really detest is *sports* games



How come?

Is it the "flashy" graphics and no reality?

Try stratomatic's... very statistical accurate replays



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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/23/2004 5:33:03 AM   
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Farcry
Neverwinter
Dungeon Siege
SPWaW
UT2k4
Battlefield Vietnam
Civ3
Temple of Elemental Evil
Day of Defeat


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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/23/2004 5:37:53 AM   
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Stratomatic... In several Leagues, Past retro types and presentday..
Looking forward to 1961 in one league where I have Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Duke Snider, Mazeroski, and Elston Howard (in his .348 year)

Then theres the Civ's Civ, Civ II, Civ III, PTW, Conquests and other Civilization types and explore world and build nation types like still play Colonization etc..

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/24/2004 2:46:52 AM   
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I recently picked up the re-release of Vampire the masquerade a'la the bargain bin. What a great game. Keyboard controls take a little getting used to but good story.

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/24/2004 6:24:09 AM   
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Madden

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/24/2004 4:12:03 PM   
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Madden,NCAA 2005, why? Its a tradition to have a yearly league in these two games.

NASCAR 2003,nobody has topped that as far as sim racing goes.Im stil waiting on a F-1 or an IRL that is up to par with this title.

Battlefield Nam and COD just for the sheer mindless killing,its theraputic.

My B-day is comin up so no telling whats up.The GF said somthing about Nam 67 for the PS2,I can deal with that.

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RE: Non- wargames you play and why - 9/25/2004 6:09:35 PM   
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