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    Quote Originally Posted by Blank View Post
    How do you feel about fan-made localizations, or the old-school hacking scenes in general?
    I love a lot of what I've seen. The playthrough I did of Final Fantasy V was a fan localization, and it was excellent. This was before the game had been brought to the US in any way. I think that this kind of hacking, like mods, can really extend the life of games a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    if you haven't figured it out yet, rep is just a messaging system here - no points
    I assumed people liked them, so I've been giving them out like candy.

    Please tell me if there have been any good playable turn-based or otherwise slow-paced (time-wise, not complexity-wise) strategy games released in the last 5-10 years. I don't know of any
    All the ones I know of are on handheld game systems: DS and PSP. You're talking about PC games, so I assume that's not OK?

    while I love my old heroes III/civ/pharaoh/masters of orion/etc series, the graphics are pretty old and they get buggy with windows xp and later.
    http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/heroe...mplete_edition
    http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/master_of_orion_1_2
    http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/master_of_orion_3

    Those will fix your buggy behavior, but the graphics will still be old.

    I'll also recommend WarCraft III. It's just over 10 years old now I think, but the graphics hold up pretty well, I think, and the gameplay is still great. It runs fine still in Windows, though there are issues with the newest versions of MacOS, which have removed Rosetta support. While it's real-time instead of turn-based, the difficulty sliders are so detailed that you can really tune it very precisely.

    Why does it seem like all new video games recently are either MMOs or shooting games? Super annoying.
    They're the ones that get the most press, I think. I don't play either.

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    Stevie! Where ya been, bro? You've missed a lot of kick ass action.

    But--I must ask--since we're on the topic of vidya games:

    Are you going to purchase and download the Marvel Vs. Capcom Origins when it is released?
    Because I think you should. This series is the best of the fighting games, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricin View Post
    hmm...
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    So, if someone had idea's for games and very limited programing knowledge how much of a chance would they have at designing a gaming structure?

    Like me. I understand things like frame rates and execution from a standpoint of a player. And things like the gravity acceleration in games like megaman [where it's programmed so that the longer duration you're "in the air" (which sometimes has interesting exceptions as far as what's considered grounded and what's in the air because certain objects you can stand on but aren't considered "ground" so your in air) the faster you fall speed increases. Some games do with and have a terminal velocity added to it).

    But despite understanding the effects of the programming I don't know how it's programmed [like the code and all that jazz]. Just things like such and such will take said amount of frames to pull off.

    So, say I have an idea for a game, then think of a company that makes similar games or their style of games [like the feel (how it responds and controls etc), look, and other factors] is something that would make said game idea great. How hard is it to try to sell this idea and become part of the project [knowing full and well I don't know shit 'bout programmin, but just wanna see a wonderful idea come to fruitation].

    Considering the idea is something that's marketable.
    I used to make games when I was a kid, on the old Apple IIc. I'd say programming is not the hard part.

    I'd recommend trying out a game building engine so you can get a sense of how to accomplish things through scripting. There's a few out there that let you plug in things to make a simple game. This is important because it lets you understand all the illusions - because that's really what a game is, a series of visual illusions. To the engine, it's all numbers.

    Once you know what you want to do and how to visualize it in the way a computer might look at it, then you can go on to figuring out how to implement it.

    Basically learn the tricks and what makes a game, then learn the programming. Most of the actual programming is in making the game engine rather than the game. Like Portal and Half Life 2 both run on the Source Engine. You can even cheat guns from Half Life into Portal because they are actually close to the same game, but with different assets and scripting. Usually you do not have to reinvent the wheel. There's also open source engines available to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    Stevie! Where ya been, bro? You've missed a lot of kick ass action.
    I kind of burned out and took a break. Do I even want to know what happened?

    But--I must ask--since we're on the topic of vidya games:

    Are you going to purchase and download the Marvel Vs. Capcom Origins when it is released?
    Because I think you should. This series is the best of the fighting games, IMO.
    I don't think I've played any of those, and I wasn't aware of the Origins game. I played Tatsunoko vs Capcom for review when that came out, though. I thought that was a lot of fun. I have a friend who's more of a hardcore fighting game guy than I am. He seems to love the MvC series, maybe even more than Street Fighter. I have a brother who's a serious Tekken player as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    Oh, I missed this thread before. (btw if you haven't figured it out yet, rep is just a messaging system here - no points. )

    Please tell me if there have been any good playable turn-based or otherwise slow-paced (time-wise, not complexity-wise) strategy games released in the last 5-10 years. I don't know of any, and while I love my old heroes III/civ/pharaoh/masters of orion/etc series, the graphics are pretty old and they get buggy with windows xp and later.

    Why does it seem like all new video games recently are either MMOs or shooting games? Super annoying.
    Turn based strategy has pretty much gone the way of the rogue-like. That is to say it's pretty much become the fare of indie developers, and Japan.

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    A piece of advice for my fellow gamers. If you want to experience something remarkable, and probably laugh and cry quite a bit, try this.



    It's a point and click adventure and some very light RPG elements, but it's more interactive fiction than game, and it will probably take you less than four hours, but I found it riveting and powerful. I bought and downloaded it late last night and played it straight through without stopping.

    I think you can tell from watching this trailer if it's your kind of game. It came out last November but just launched on Steam, and it's on sale. The collector's edition download comes with a 33-track soundtrack, and is totally worth the extra two dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
    A piece of advice for my fellow gamers. If you want to experience something remarkable, and probably laugh and cry quite a bit, try this.



    It's a point and click adventure and some very light RPG elements, but it's more interactive fiction than game, and it will probably take you less than four hours, but I found it riveting and powerful. I bought and downloaded it late last night and played it straight through without stopping.

    I think you can tell from watching this trailer if it's your kind of game. It came out last November but just launched on Steam, and it's on sale. The collector's edition download comes with a 33-track soundtrack, and is totally worth the extra two dollars.
    Yeah I saw that browsing Steam. It's definitely on my list. I think I need something like this a little bit.

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