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by arcan
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: The Outside World
Topic: playing olc CBs again
Replies: 6
Views: 6122

Re: playing olc CBs again

Thank you Keith. I'm also introducing her to CotN. I completely forgot about the patch. As she doesn't have internet, I'll download it for her.
by arcan
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: The Outside World
Topic: playing olc CBs again
Replies: 6
Views: 6122

Re: playing olc CBs again

I fond some in French. New, they sell it for more than 50€ :shock:
Second hand, it's over 20€. When I bought mine (2nd hand) I bought it about 7 €...
If my friend wants it in French, she'll buy it. I'll stick to my English one.
by arcan
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: The Outside World
Topic: playing olc CBs again
Replies: 6
Views: 6122

Re: playing olc CBs again

Finding Emperor in French is almost impossible. That's why I eventually bought it second-hand in English. It's as if they didn't sell it in French. Too bad then. :cry:
I can't even find just the instruction manual in French. If anyone has it, It would help.
Thanks.
by arcan
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: The Outside World
Topic: playing olc CBs again
Replies: 6
Views: 6122

playing olc CBs again

Hi everyone, long time no see... Sorry. I've been introducing a friend of mine to a few old CB that she didn't know about. First one is CotN. No problem there. The second is Emperor, and it got trickier as when I bought it I had to import it and it's only in English. My friend doesn't speak English ...
by arcan
Tue May 07, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: The Outside World
Topic: Kindle eBook reader for PC
Replies: 10
Views: 2732

I was indeed refeering to authors providing free works. There are indeed a lot of them.

As for the drm problem, it get worse if someone wants to buy an ebook on amazon to read it not on a kindle (so no account) but on another reader. It's simply impossible...
by arcan
Sun May 05, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: The Outside World
Topic: Kindle eBook reader for PC
Replies: 10
Views: 2732

One thing I don't like with amazons ebooks are the drm. impossible to buy a book from the computer and then transfer it to the kindle. bloody absurd. Otherwise i much prefer reading on the kindle than on a computer or a tablet. And if you prefer reading books that are newer than the ones in gutember...
by arcan
Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Gameplay Suggestions
Topic: Hexagonal city grid ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2565

The usual grid, I wouldn't mind that much as long as buildings can be rotated in pretty much any direction, and roads can be placed diagonnaly
by arcan
Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Divine Intervention And Folklore
Replies: 11
Views: 9456

Not to annoy you, but I could point out that "Science" was often seen as some sort of tricky or magic during that period. What was supernatural at the time covers a broad range of subjects. Certainly a fertile ground for gameplay features and debate in a medieval game and I think you are on the rig...
by arcan
Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ON fortifications, city enclosure and Basic Medieval warfare
Replies: 21
Views: 15108

i do like the CotN system. I don't mind having combats onscreen, like invasions in Caesar, as long as I can disable them if I don't want them. (but then the whole military system gets useless, so not a good option either)
by arcan
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Gameplay Suggestions
Topic: Hexagonal city grid ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2565

I would like to be able to turn as I like. Medieval city were pretty erratic. Or if not completely free, more like octogonal-like grid
by arcan
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Gameplay Suggestions
Topic: Walker suggestions and other ideas
Replies: 70
Views: 10516

That poor ol' market lady does seem to catch most of the flak. :) Other walkers were problematic but the ML has always been #1 on everyone's complaint list at some point. Players unfamiliar with her "whims and ways" would hang on the edge of their seats in anticipation, as she emerged from the mark...
by arcan
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Gameplay Suggestions
Topic: Achievements
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

"Keith" wrote:I was using it as a an example, not as a proposal. :) Something of a similar nature would have to be found for a medieval city.

Cathedrals, beffrois would be good achievements
by arcan
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Gameplay Suggestions
Topic: Achievements
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

buildings are good achievements, but triumph arcs were not really in fashion during medieval times...
by arcan
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Gameplay Suggestions
Topic: Walker suggestions and other ideas
Replies: 70
Views: 10516

I do like intelligent walkers rather than having to use roadblocks. The walker just goes where needed. Of course, if too many people need him or if he doesn't have enough goods, all houses won't be delivered.
by arcan
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Gameplay Suggestions
Topic: Trade
Replies: 14
Views: 4923

I do like evoluting trade routes. It allows a slow start and increasing trade as the city develops. Not just building trade right at the begining to make a lot of money without developing the reste of the city...
by arcan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Gameplay Suggestions
Topic: City Grid / Masterplan
Replies: 27
Views: 3715

One thing I absolutely want is to be able to build independently of the square grid. I'm really fed up of cities with only perpendicular roads...
by arcan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Gameplay Suggestions
Topic: City Grid / Masterplan
Replies: 27
Views: 3715

It could be interesting to have not "fixed dimension buildings" i.e. a shop could have a certain standard dimension, but it could be fitted in smaller places at an higher price or at a lower efficiency. I loved one CB game (can't remember which one) where houses could be put alltogether, even witho...
by arcan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Gameplay Suggestions
Topic: Moving goods around
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

i like to be able to micromanage if I want to, but don't wwant to have to spend all my time on it. I prefer complexity to micromanagement (lots of different goods, producers and so on)
by arcan
Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: The Tilted Mill
Topic: Merry Christmas, Felicitious Solstice, Happy Hanukah...
Replies: 13
Views: 3608

Oops, haven't posted my wishes... Luckily for me I still have until the 31st of January...
So merry xmas ;) and best wishes for the new year.
by arcan
Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inactivity Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2296

I don'th think the inactive accounts are deleted. I just come back every now and then (with long inactivity periods), and my account hasn't been deleted.

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