What have you been playing recently?

Discussion in 'Press Start' started by foil1212, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Concept F-52 Gen 6 fighter that I took the digital 'modelling knife' to and reworked the tail area a bit, knocked down the poly-count, and then converted it to a game model. I've got this ship stat'd in game as a raw fighter/interceptor- faster than stink, afterburner (SLAM in XWA), centerline cannons, and concussion missiles. Slightly faster and more maneuverable than a stock X-Wing Alliance A-wing. When you kick in that SLAM system (originally designed for the Imperial Missile Boat), her speed kicks up to over 200 MGLT.

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  2. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Rework of the stock Chig fighter. Not the prettiest design ever, but definitely non-human in its look. Screenshot (124).png Screenshot (126).png
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  3. Kommander

    Kommander Not the Best Choice

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    Thanks to the stimulus checks they've been sending out, I've finally been able to replace the 10-year-old laptop. Usually when I buy a computer my budget is like $700, which allows for "better than I was using before but not exactly great." This time, with a $1200 budget, I was able to get "not quite top-of-the-line but very decent."

    To start with I got Fallout 4, The Outer Worlds, and Skyrim Special Edition. Skyrim I played for like 20 minutes just to see what it's like on a computer that can run it without struggling, but I just played through it not to long ago so it'll probably be a while before I sit and play through it again. Between Fallout 4 and The Outer Worlds, I'll be busy for a while.
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  4. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    Have you pled mass effect or witcher games?
  5. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    picked up X-com:enemy unknown/within about a week ago. not overly in depth, but fun and pretty. I'll probably plunk down my credits next time X-2 come sup for 75% off again.

    likewise, bought myself Railway Empire when it finally dropped under $20 :eh:
    still figuring it out, but it's no Railroad Tycoon 2 (still the most perfect train game ever).
  6. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Into the mission building phase on the SAAB mission set for XWA.

    It's not a true 100% total conversion, but it will have ships, music, sound fx, and audio clips from the show. Some 'front end' musical changes as well to the mission briefings, debriefings, and you get to listen to 'Never No More' by Patsy Cline when you're in your quarters aboard ship.

    5 missions completed of probably 15 or so (maybe a couple additional 'short' missions for storytelling purposes). Breaking them up into three 'Battles', XWA style.

    First Battle: "Remember Tellus" From the first encounters with the Chigs up through the 'Battle of the Belt', or the end of the pilot episode.

    Second Battle: "The Farthest Man From Home" A Guadalcanal-esque campaign set in a star system with 2 habitable planets, where players will get to know the landmarks (and hazards) as they chew some of the same scenery in multiple regions and missions. Will make use of at least one planetary opt set as well.

    Third Battle: "On to Victory!" The wrap up, which will include the player encountering and having to vanquish Chiggy von Richtofen, the deadly enemy ace flying a new prototype Chig fighter.

    Hopefully I'll be able to get this all set up with a 1-click installer, and hosted at either (or both) revamped versions of a couple past XWA websites: Vince T's X-Wing HQ (https://www.vxhq.net/) or Ace Antilles' X-wing station, currently under rebuild. I've created/converted a complete set of SAAB game models for this that I don't think anyone else has ever done for a space-sim type of game. (Homeworld is RTS and does not count). Anyway, I've had a heck of a time with it during 'lockdown.'
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    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    'Redtail' Chig fighter seen in the episode 'Ray Butts.' These had the added thrust and speed to run an intercept on the hammerheads across a gravitational 'black hole wash.'

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    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Chiggy Von Richtofen's prototype, final form. I'm not 100% happy with the textures, but the craft will only appear in the 3 missions, and when it does, the player is going to be waaaaay to busy to get a close up look, unless it's right before they get smoked.

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  9. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    6 month subscription old republic cartel coins feel safer doing it through amazon. mother doing it for me. Don't have to potential wort about credit card canelation
  10. matthunter

    matthunter Ice Bear

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    I blasted through TOR at the start of lockdown. Sith Inquisitor feels way OP compared to any of the Jedi classes as you can spam force lightning abilities at multiple targets via AoE - the Jedi don't seem to have an easy AoE rotation that doesn't involve knowing their combat specialisation trees inside out.

    Haven't subbed. Unfortunately the recent XP boost event meant I hit max free level well before finishing even the basic missions. I've still got Shadows of Revan and The Hutt Cartel to access FTP but got a bit bored with it. Maybe when my lightsaber prop finally arrives it'll spark a renewed effort... but the company are backlogged up the wazoo due to COVID.
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    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    Get 5.1 speakers playing this game 200 frames per second.
  12. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    What are you wating lightsaber?
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    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    latest exp is free to all you can do a month subscription for the two knights of the old republic exp. This game helps explain rise of skywalker.
  14. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM Christian Neutral Good (bad at it)

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    Chipping my way through Ori a few minutes a day when I can. Just got double-jump so I should be safe to go in Blackthorn if I feel like it.

    Such a gorgeous game, visually and in design. I feel that I've made a lot of progress, and at the same time Ori still feels so fragile, and not because the enemies got arbitrarily kicked up a few notches. I guess I'm trying to say the power curve is an achievement in itself.
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    matthunter Ice Bear

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    This, but with orange blade:

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    Close to cancelling though - 8 weeks now and their customer service is non-existent.... three emails and two attempts at FB messenger... I know they are backlogged out the wazoo due to Xmas over-ordering and COVID, but an update email takes a minute at most...
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  16. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    All 3 and andromeda with hd texture graphic!
  17. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    Nice... I've been thinking of investing in one myself. Lemme know how satisfactory it is once it does arrive.

    Finally got a decent sale on the BSG: Deadlock S1 pack. Seriously improves the game in both units and difficulty. Started the campaign over and it's complexity triples.

    Likewise, got the expansions for Frostpunk-a prequel and yet to be released epilogue to the original new steampunk (and my gods, someone used the term accurately in describing the game) ice age setting.
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    matthunter Ice Bear

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    It's shipped so I'll give an update when it gets here, but I've read some reviews of the company by former employees and the business practices sound quite bad even beyond their poor customer service, so I won't buy from them again. Basically a sweatshop.
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  19. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM Christian Neutral Good (bad at it)

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    Animal Crossing's swimming update rolled out. My Atlas moth now rests on an octopus. [​IMG]
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    matthunter Ice Bear

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    Message received. Preparations have been made. The sun sets when the partridge takes wing. Good luck, comrade.