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Reply 2460 of 2659, by badmojo

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clueless1 wrote on 2020-11-27, 18:08:

I remember reading in another thread here that it took a 600Mhz P3 to play fullscreen SVGA completely smoothly.

Out of interest I installed it on my Cyrix MII 300 (233MHz) which runs Duke3D smoothly in SVGA, and Blood pretty well too. CM is definitely playable but not as smooth as I'd like if I was serious about playing it - I'd break out the PIII for sure. Same as System Shock - playable to but noticeably laggy these days.

I really like the idea of CM but I've never given it the time of day either for some reason, despite being a fan of FPS from that era. It's more than a FPS I guess, maybe that's the problem - I wanted my DOOMs!

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Reply 2461 of 2659, by Bruninho

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Reply 2462 of 2659, by Munx

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Played through Wasteland 3 for the first time. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed an RPG this much.

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Reply 2463 of 2659, by clueless1

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Munx wrote on 2020-11-28, 10:54:

Played through Wasteland 3 for the first time. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed an RPG this much.

Good to know! What about it was most enjoyable?

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Reply 2464 of 2659, by DracoNihil

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badmojo wrote on 2020-11-28, 00:16:
clueless1 wrote on 2020-11-27, 18:08:

I remember reading in another thread here that it took a 600Mhz P3 to play fullscreen SVGA completely smoothly.

Out of interest I installed it on my Cyrix MII 300 (233MHz) which runs Duke3D smoothly in SVGA, and Blood pretty well too. CM is definitely playable but not as smooth as I'd like if I was serious about playing it - I'd break out the PIII for sure. Same as System Shock - playable to but noticeably laggy these days.

Doesn't CM run on the same engine as or a equivalent engine as System Shock? Because, I do know it takes a lot of horse power to run System Shock in a SVGA mode.

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Reply 2465 of 2659, by clueless1

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DracoNihil wrote on 2020-11-28, 14:12:
badmojo wrote on 2020-11-28, 00:16:
clueless1 wrote on 2020-11-27, 18:08:

I remember reading in another thread here that it took a 600Mhz P3 to play fullscreen SVGA completely smoothly.

Out of interest I installed it on my Cyrix MII 300 (233MHz) which runs Duke3D smoothly in SVGA, and Blood pretty well too. CM is definitely playable but not as smooth as I'd like if I was serious about playing it - I'd break out the PIII for sure. Same as System Shock - playable to but noticeably laggy these days.

Doesn't CM run on the same engine as or a equivalent engine as System Shock? Because, I do know it takes a lot of horse power to run System Shock in a SVGA mode.

The engine looks and feels very similar to SS. I think CM is a little heavier though, just going by gut feel playing both games on same hardware.

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Reply 2466 of 2659, by Munx

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clueless1 wrote on 2020-11-28, 11:23:
Munx wrote on 2020-11-28, 10:54:

Played through Wasteland 3 for the first time. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed an RPG this much.

Good to know! What about it was most enjoyable?

Building a squad of min-max characters that actually have specific roles, moral choices that matter and aren't black/white.
Really filled the emptiness that the new Fallout games left.

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Reply 2467 of 2659, by appiah4

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Munx wrote on 2020-11-28, 10:54:

Played through Wasteland 3 for the first time. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed an RPG this much.

Was Wasteland 2 enjoyable for you?

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Reply 2468 of 2659, by Munx

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-11-28, 20:47:
Munx wrote on 2020-11-28, 10:54:

Played through Wasteland 3 for the first time. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed an RPG this much.

Was Wasteland 2 enjoyable for you?

Haven't actually played it, despite owning it...its my next game on the "to play" list now.

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Reply 2469 of 2659, by hyperrmachine

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I'm playing Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders. I'm near the end.

I literally got tired from playing that game because of how hard it is. Also it's much longer than Maniac Mansion.

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Reply 2470 of 2659, by appiah4

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I've progressed quite a bit in Pillars of Eternity. I finished White Marsh Pt.1 and the Endless Paths of Od Nua. I ended up killing Od Nua and the Adra Dragon.

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Now I can wrap up Act II, and all my party will be Level 13. Then I'll take a detour to do White Marsh Pt.2, kill the Alpine Dragon that kicked my ass first time I tried it, and finally blitz through Acts III and IV. 80 hours in, this is a long game to 100% with the DLC, will probably end up taking 120hrs or so of my time but it was well worth it.

I look forward to playing Tyranny next. Then I'll probably buy and play Torment: Tides of Numenera before proceeding to Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire.

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Reply 2471 of 2659, by clueless1

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@appiah4 - nice! I just played the main campaign (no DLC) and it took me 80.5 hours. Glad you're enjoying 100%ing it. 😀

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Reply 2472 of 2659, by clueless1

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I just finished Dead Man's Zone, which was a tough level. I had my first encounter with Necrom as well as participated in a battle with fellow solders against Necrom's forces. Now I'm in The Tunnels. I love the level variety in this game, and the graphics are stunning for a DOS game:

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So far I've sunk 14.5 hours into this game. I believe I'm about 2/3 to 3/4 through this game, and it's been a joy. The keyboard controls are actually quite good once you get used to them. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about playing a FPS without a mouse, but it's working out well.

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Reply 2473 of 2659, by DosFreak

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Currently I'm going through the backlog games that have come out recently to find out what kind of DRM they have and how to play them without the DRM. Tons of fun.

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Reply 2474 of 2659, by xcomcmdr

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Oh yeah Dead Man's Zone is when the war against Necrom is getting hot and where I became really invested.
A cat man tells me to go out and hurt some butts ? Right on !

The corporate building level is my favorite. It feels so ominous and "Deus Ex-y".
By the second playthrough it feels almost cozy (maybe because of the lights and the blue carpeted hallways). 😁

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Reply 2475 of 2659, by Almoststew1990

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Last night I completed Red Dead Redemption 2. Great world and characters attached to a pretty good game. I could ride around on my horse in first person for hours.

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I made a car with with a working front engine, rear drive "driveshaft"

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Reply 2476 of 2659, by chrismeyer6

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I love KSP I was playing today and had to do a rescue mission on the MUN which went well and then I was doing a crewed rover to Duna which went very very wrong. I somehow messed up my landing burn and slammed into the surface of Duna at 250M/s and through out the whole flight for whatever reason never quick saved and well I now get to do it all over again. Hopefully my Eve missions with a crewed lander go alot better. I honestly think KSP is one of my all time favorite games. My almost 6 year old son loves it as well and he is actually quite good at it.

Reply 2477 of 2659, by newtmonkey

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I completed Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones just now.

Overall, I liked it! It took just under 15 hours to complete, and I am fine with that. Not every RPG has to be a 60-hour epic.

Although the world sometimes feels like a Lovecraft theme park (some of the quests are taken 100% from individual Lovecraft stories), the game does have a great creepy atmosphere thanks to the excellent music and chilling sound effects. I enjoyed the resource management in the game—in addition to health, you have to keep an eye on your sanity level, light (for exploring dark areas), and camping supplies (for resting to restore spent resources). You also build up "angst" no matter what, which slowly drives your character insane; each time you max out angst you have to select a debilitation for your character. It sounds annoying, but it fits the theme and it's not really that punishing... I ended the game with three levels of angst, an alcohol addiction, and a mental illness where dialog choices would randomly be replaced with ravings and inappropriate outbursts.

Although I though 15 hours was the perfect length, I would have liked there to have been more optional content. The game appears nonlinear (indeed, you can solve the early few quests in any order), but every quest is basically mandatory as far as I can tell. It's got a really interesting character system, so some optional content would have really made replays interesting.

Reply 2478 of 2659, by appiah4

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I finished Act II of Pillars of Eternity and with a Level 13 party at the conclusion of Act II it feels like the rest of the game will be a faceroll. The developers seem to have implemented a level scaling option for Act III and White March Pt. 2. How well that works, I don't know, but at least it would give me more meaningful XP. Regardless, it will probably end up being the only game I get to finish in 2020 at this rate. At this point I can say that this game checked all the boxes I needed for a grand old school RPG epic, it reminds me of all the good parts of Baldur's Gate 2, Icewind Dale II and Neverwinter Nights 2. If you enjoyed any of these games, please get this game in the next season sale and play it.

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Reply 2479 of 2659, by kolderman

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Finished Doom2 for the first time...with the 2 secret levels for the firs time too. Might do a speed/secret run through one day...but not today.

Started playing "I have no Mouth and I must Scream" on this same PC because I wanted to find something adventury from 95 with Midi music.