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by Cironir
Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: The Tilted Mill
Topic: I hope the next game is more like CotN
Replies: 68
Views: 7533

Interestingly, when CotN was released, there were posts from people who requested a game that's more like Caesar, and who disliked all that made CotN different. Now we have a new Caesar, and we see posts that ask for a more CotN-like game. :) I actually enjoy both games, though I'll admit that CotN ...
by Cironir
Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: GENERAL PRE-BETA
Topic: Thanks for the game!
Replies: 23
Views: 884

Mine arrived a little later and I was buried under the end-of-the-year workload, so this is a little belated, but I wanted to chime in and say "thank you!" for the game! Now I, too, have a German and an American copy! (The packaging and documentation of the latter is more attractive!) Happy holidays...
by Cironir
Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: The Outside World
Topic: It's official: Civcity Rome is a flop
Replies: 10
Views: 1369

Yes, and fifteen years ago I paid $16,80 per hour I was online, but that doesn't mean that I would be willing to do that now. CivCity is bugged, and while it is not unusual that new games require a patch or two before all major issues are addressed, if I have to click an inch next to the object I wi...
by Cironir
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:13 am
Forum: The Outside World
Topic: It's official: Civcity Rome is a flop
Replies: 10
Views: 1369

The game is all right, but the support is poor. The 1280x1024 bug is critical, and they have not released a patch for it even though the game has been out for several weeks now. It should never have passed Q&A; 1280x1024 is not exactly an uncommon resolution. If I had known it would be weeks or mont...
by Cironir
Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: GENERAL PRE-BETA
Topic: New Patch Released! v17.28
Replies: 13
Views: 558

It figures. I am looking at two nearly free days (free as in "less work that I have to take home than usual"), and not only did I start to fiddle around with CivCity Rome, but now I also "have" to play C4! :eek: Just kidding -- C4 is the better game even now (though CCR isn't a bad game at all, it j...
by Cironir
Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: The Outside World
Topic: Civcity opens to mixed reviews
Replies: 208
Views: 15654

I had pre-ordered the game a while ago, so I got it a couple of days ago before I had read any reviews or user feedback. I'm glad I got to play it without having any expectations, good or bad. In short, it's a good, enjoyable game. There are issues, many of which have been addressed here (particular...
by Cironir
Thu May 25, 2006 3:54 am
Forum: GENERAL PRE-BETA
Topic: Scenarios a Go-Go!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 1526

Seems like most of you guys prefer the economy scenarios, so I guess I'll play a bit around with the military ones. I'll start with Tarsus. :)
by Cironir
Sat May 20, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: GENERAL PRE-BETA
Topic: Coming back to the bigger questions
Replies: 11
Views: 464

How's it play? Pretty well. I initially had some issues with placement, because it wasn't always obvious why I couldn't build on an uneven area. The area didn't *seem* uneven unless I rotated and tilted the camera. I occasionally still run into that trouble. How's it feel? Like Caesar. Duh! Well, r...
by Cironir
Thu May 11, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL PRE-BETA
Topic: Patch v14.21 Released!
Replies: 26
Views: 765

Same problem here, the engineer isn't working in this build. That slightly limits the ability to win a scenario! :D
by Cironir
Sat May 06, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D - Why bother?
Replies: 37
Views: 3918

Well, personally, I have always liked 2D, and I still think it is very approriate for many strategy games (and I have a fast card with 256 MB video RAM). When I looked at the demo of HoMM5 I thought it might have been better to stuck to 2D, because I had trouble actually seeing "stuff" on the map. T...
by Cironir
Sat May 06, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: System Requirements?
Replies: 61
Views: 7092

(I'm late to the party!) In one of the recent previews, it said ... "But Tilted Mill's Tony Leier, the lead designer, is quick to point out that scaling is important to them -- although it won't look as fancy with a GeForce 3 or some such, it should be perfectly playable. If you haven't updated your...
by Cironir
Sat May 06, 2006 1:44 am
Forum: GENERAL PRE-BETA
Topic: Julia's 13,38 tests
Replies: 36
Views: 799

Here is the results from September year 1 and also a pic of my very messy city. Another try on this would find the whole thing walled. without a central wall. Your city does not look messy at all to me! I just lost my latest Corinth game (slowly getting a feel for the right balance now, though) and...
by Cironir
Fri May 05, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: GENERAL PRE-BETA
Topic: New graphics card - freeze
Replies: 16
Views: 540

(I'm back from my vacation. Hi!) I haven't noticed any disappearing buildings or fields with my X700pro and Catalyst 6.3, though I see vertical lines every so often, and "flickering" fragments of paved roads. Other than that, performance seems to have improved in 13.38 (and there seem to be fewer gr...
by Cironir
Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:52 am
Forum: The Tilted Mill
Topic: Time to remove the snowman
Replies: 178
Views: 13074

For whatever it is worth, I do like the snowman! Then again, spring invaded over here (south-west Germany), about three weeks ago, so it -may- be time to replace the cuddly creature with something more apppropriate. A bunny, perhaps? Then again, winter is approaching on the other side of the hemisph...
by Cironir
Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:59 am
Forum: GENERAL PRE-BETA
Topic: First Impressions.
Replies: 4
Views: 298

*grins* Hey, at least the game never crashed on me! (I probably shoudn't say that!). There's still a bit of "mystery meat" in the game, but I figure that's normal for a beta version. :D The flickering graphics is a just a tad tedious, though. I think I'll wait for the next patch and then, if there a...
by Cironir
Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:54 am
Forum: The Outside World
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 107
Views: 7593

Considering I -still- pay for my internet connection by the minute (the price of living in a beautiful, but DSL-less area), the monthly subscription fees of games are relatively secondary -- just being online costs a lot more, unfortunately. I only need little food! I looked at Runescape, but still ...
by Cironir
Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: The Outside World
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 107
Views: 7593

If you are into roleplaying games, Spellforce 2 is definitely better than the previous version. I'd say of the time I have played the game so far, at least two thirds were spent on doing quests and exploring, the other third on "RTS stuff". It wasn't even as fast-paced as I was afraid it might be --...
by Cironir
Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ummmm....Release info?
Replies: 18
Views: 2239

Exacty, Keith. I have guides I've never read, but still buy them if they are available. :) I'm just as bad. I always buy the strategy guides as a source of background information, but rarely read them before "solving" a game. In a way, I consider them the "real" manual: the kind of documentation yo...
by Cironir
Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cannot Wait!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

The Caesar games were really, really good. Actually, the first Caesar game was my introduction to the genre, back when I was still young, handsome and successful, and it kept me playing through more nights than I care to remember! If you enjoyed CotN, I'm pretty sure that you'll also appreciate Caes...
by Cironir
Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expansion PacK!?
Replies: 12
Views: 2022

It's just a guess, but I would expect Caesar 4 to incoperate many of CotN's ideas and extend on them. So, if I'm right, C4 is definitely the game to look forward to this year, if you enjoy(d) CotN! To me, personally, CotN was -the- CB/society builder in recent years, so I'm really excited about Caes...

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