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  1. X3M

    Art of War 3

    Any one familiar with the game? Interested in sharing experiences? Even if you think it sucks. I am all ears I for one, am enjoying it right now. Unlike PvZ2, I will stop with the game when it gets too much pay to win for my taste. Other than that, it too has a good single player game. But also upgrades for units like in C&C Rivals. At first meaningless, but if you encounter someone without upgrades. Let's just say that RPS doesn't matter much at that point too. The big difference between Rivals and AoW3? AoW3 is a real RTS game. They still force you a bit to play a bit online. But the first few are obviously AI that you play against. You can still go back to the single player campaing whenever you like. Gaining money and gold by grinding. Eventually, you should be able to get all upgrades and missions. I have yet to test this though. Another big plus is that it doesn't whine about you playing the game. Also, commercials are a choice. Not a forced upon thy.
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    Dune II micro is balanced?

    No problem. I did write it down a bit weird after all. In other news. I got myself a new Iphone. My saved games are gone. But the game is not. So I started with the Atreides. I discovered that mission 5 gives me soooooooooo much more points than mission 6 and 7. All 3 missions, I build only 1 refinery and watches the slaughter. After roughly 2 hours I ended the mission. But the scores are very weird. 5>7>6. I mean, I almost reached 1000 points in mission 5. Only 700 in 6 and about 850 in 7. Weird huh? But as said before, I suspect that the score system is bugged in my version. I checked some notes of you Nyerguds. And compared them to the game. Counted units etc. It's totally different.
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    Dune II micro is balanced?

    That 600 is based on your 800 for the refinery. I know that the helipad is 300. Refinery is 600. True that I put both comments in the same alinea.
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    Dune Tabletop Games Coming

    There is another game that uses the same concept. It is called Warfare Inc. It works more like C&C. Multiple units can be selected and commanded. There is RPS in weaponry. A good 14 mission single player campaign. And that for free. But that aside. This board game. I already had my eye's on it. But my experience tells me that this is one of those "great" idea's that will not see the day light. Why I have that conclusion? I know of a couple more games that tried the same. But all failed. These last 3 couple of years. On the other hand. This group of designers has put out multiple games out there already. They know what they are doing. And I think it is brave of them to try Dune. further more, they are on BGG. Which is a gathering place of the best designers for all I know.
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    Dune Tabletop Games Coming

    Sarcasm aside. I think that the board game makes a good chance... IF.... they finish that product. PS. Dune2 can be played on the android. And works even better then using a mouse and keyboard.
  6. Got something for you from the wiki. Maybe your soldiers can specialize in gathering resources from the plants and animals. As someone who has been playing around with balances for some time. I suggest to have your first game only have 1 resource for production of buildings and units. Active upkeep is a very bad thing to do, so you might as well discard the above quote. Instead, have a passive upkeep, like reduced income. See WC3/Frozen Throne for that. I like that rock climbing. Time to introduce some mechanical units that can do that too. Minelayers, I always wanted to see infantry lay anti tank mines and vice versa. If you go for fog of war. Have those Sand storms reduce the unit vision by 50%. Thus only 1/4th of the area. The best fog of war allows for objects to block vision in a cone. But I don't know how it is all programmed. How about path's and bases through trenches, these are unaffected by the sand storm. So attacking from outside is a bad thing to do here. But a vice versa effect like night time would also be neat. Being in the trench creates more night vision than outside. 1/3th reduction outside while 2/3th reduction inside. The longest cooldown so far that I have seen is the one of the V2-launcher in Red Alert. Maybe you can have something that has a cooldown of 30 seconds or so. A big nasty artillery tank that is slow moving. Needs to deploy. Then hits its target with a lot of splash. Range due to height differences? Take the square root of the height difference if the projectile goes from high to low. Thus 4 higher is only +2 range. Some projectiles like lasers and flame weapons will not have this advantage. The disadvantage of shooting upwards is best taken linear in combination with 3D fog of war effects. You need to get a scout up there. Well, so far my idea's. I bet most are unfeasable for a simple indie project. I really like that random terrain though. But does it have much influence on the campaign itself?
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    Dune Tabletop Games Coming

    You don't want a C&C Rivals clone. Trust me on that one. I wonder what happened to that indi game. That one looked good as a Dune 4.
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    The Search and Trying Continues

    MrFibble beat me to it. But as a pointer. Make absolutely sure. ABSOLUTELY SURE. That you are using the right dosbox. I had 0.64, didn't get my kknd to run. Eventually I did get 0.74 after a reminder. And ALL problems where solved. Good luck.
  9. Your graphics aren't bad at all. Keep up the good work. The sound of 1 mech being able to become godlike is... to put it bluntly, not smart. Don't allow this for the major part of the game. Maybe that one mission for the fun of it. How are the RPS mechanics? And how are the terrain mechanics? Need any pointers for balance? The name BlightSteel is used in MtG. Hundreds of the same card to see. so... If you want to have your game found through google later on. You need to set up a page with pictures. With the tags BlightSteel and RTS.
  10. You just started? I was hoping to see some material to build up-on. I wish you the best of luck with your project.
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    How about making a dune cardgame?

    This forum is good as dead. If you want to make a card game and seek advice. Try this website: https://www.bgdf.com/ Create an account. Which includes introducing yourself to the website admin(s). Await approval of your account. Introduce yourself on that website of who you are, what you normally do. And mention that you are new in game design. And after all that you can tell your idea. Some people there are real professionals. I used to work on a RTS board game. And got pretty far with their help. But the bottom line is. You have to do it all by yourself. Good luck! And maybe I see you there popping up.
  12. I never expected to get an answer. I was still pondering on making a Dune board game. But we are used to the houses as mentioned in dune2/dune2k and emperor battle for dune. The board game would be limited to a number of "races". 4 or 6 races, due to cutting out excess material. But that was back then. Plans have completely changed by now. Chances are very low that the theme is going to be Dune. But thanks any way for the answer!
  13. pm the guy about this? Perhaps he has his email linked and can get the info he needed.
  14. So, I was discussing this with some friends. But they don't really know Dune. We have the Atreides, Ordos, Harkonnen and Corrino. Then we have the most important sub house, is the Fremen. But who comes next? Who is the next most important sub house that adds fuel to the war fire? And should Ordos be replaced by one of the original houses?
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    E:BFD Windows 10 Help

    It seems that some time ago. A patch for Windows 7 came out. And that disabled this game again. Going try to reinstall it. But if it fails. I declare the game dead in my eye's.