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Offline General Battuta

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there's an AC total conversion mod for Civ IV

Wait, seriously? With the videos and everything?

 

Offline Turambar

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10:55:48   TurambarBlade: i've been selecting my generals based on how much i like their hats
10:55:55   HerraTohtori: me too!
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People actually like Alpha Centauri? I played it for about an hour and lost interest. Though I think my favourite civ is still civ1. That's the only game where I read the historical information. I think the **** graphics have a certain charm that the newer ones lack. Though it sucked losing a battleship to a phalanx.

 

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People actually like Alpha Centauri? I played it for about an hour and lost interest. Though I think my favourite civ is still civ1. That's the only game where I read the historical information. I think the **** graphics have a certain charm that the newer ones lack. Though it sucked losing a battleship to a phalanx.

loved it though yer Civ 1 tops it.  i also had the Alien crossfire expansion but it didnt add a great deal of note (though the sea faction was cool)
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Offline General Battuta

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People actually like Alpha Centauri? I played it for about an hour and lost interest.

I think it's commonly considered the best of the series, I-V inclusive.

 
People actually like Alpha Centauri? I played it for about an hour and lost interest.

I think it's commonly considered the best of the series, I-V inclusive.

Really? I always thought it was weird. Fighting slime or some crap. Though people prefer MOO2 to 1 and I don't understand why because I thought 2 was crap myself. I still got AC around maybe I'll pop it back in sometime.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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I think it's commonly considered the best of the series, I-V inclusive.

More or less. I think the AI for IV was better at handling military bits and the V setup handles culture/borders in a far less annoying manner than IV does.

But AC was the last of the pure 4X setups without resources and the first of them to use borders in a meaningful way, so it stands at a transition point between landgrab (which is what 4x is all about anyways) and scrambling because the AI can see unrevealed resources.
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Offline mxlm

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[With the videos and everything?
No. You have to manually import the art and sound, though you can do so. Provided you have the original disc, or a, um, facsimile thereof. I'd rather just straight play the original.

For my money, SMAC is superior because it has actual goddamn personality, something every other iteration sorely lacks. I love the tech and building and wonder quotes, whereas the quotes in III-V are painfully earnest and deadly dull. Leonard Nimoy cannot compete with Colonel Santiago, or Chairman Yang, or CEO Morgan, or whoever.

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Offline NGTM-1R

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I agree that Leonard Nimoy totally phoned in his lines for Civ IV, but the guy doing V isn't terribad.
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Offline mxlm

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Right, but it's basically devoid of personality. Oh, sure, he puts some emotion into his lines, but it's nowhere near SMAC's level. They did a fair bit of world building and character development in those quotes, and random, vaguely topical one-liners just aren't as good.
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I loved how AC managed to put you into this deep story while at the same time conforming to however the current game was going.

I always like using the gaians to unleash cheap mind worm hordes to sweep over aggresive factions while an elite human force tagged behind to take and hold key cities/locations.
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Offline T-LoW

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Alpha Centauri rocked the party. Mind worms 4tw :yes:

Just played the mod with my brother and it feels almost like the original :nod:
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Offline newman

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Planet busters ftw. AC rocked.
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I agree that Leonard Nimoy totally phoned in his lines for Civ IV, but the guy doing V isn't terribad.

Beep...Beep...Beep...Beep.

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I had such a  :wtf: when I researched that tech for the first time.
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Offline newman

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I laughed at that, actually - considering sputnik 1 was originally supposed to have all sorts of scientific apparatus installed and it ended up being a machine that goes ping.. well, beep :D
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Firaxis should have gotten Mr. T to do the quotes.  Sure, every quote would have "foo" in it at least once, but at least it would be characterful.
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