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  1. Ok guys my game now seems to run flawlessly. There are only two things I have done: 1. No more saving and reloading, which I was doing a lot of (I just play now and let it autosave) 2. New RAM. I found out that the RAM I had installed was not on the QVL for my motherboard so I replaced it with RAM that was. Hope this helps.
  2. Great little game but I found it incredibly difficult. I lost the tutorial so many times it was starting to grate a bit but I'm glad I persevered. Also Walsingham, as Rosbjerg pointed out, it is about a global entity being set up which has the authority to do whatever it deems necessary in any part of the world. It's also pretty cynical. You can fund black ops around the world, develop gene plagues, sterilise entire continents, or just flat out ignore areas of the world and watch as they degenerate into nuclear wars and famine (which is great for reducing the worlds population and, thus, the amount of mouths to feed and carbon produced). Oh and Flouride, here's how I dealt with the economic crisis (as I recall anyway). You'll want to set up Tobin Tax in every taxable country you can at the start (NA, Europe, Russia, Japan, Australia I think are the only ones at the start?) as this limits growth and gives you lots of nice money. Keep the taxes up for a couple of turns before you lose all support and keep swapping them in and out any chance you get. The global economic collapse comes about when commerce overtakes agriculture and industry as the main job sector so you'll want to play a few Grow Industry and Grow Agriculture cards to try and stave it off. Eco awareness campaigns also pay off in the long term as you can implement some otherwise controversial cards (vegetarian revolution for one). With regards to research, Japan is great for robotics, Europe is great for the materials one and North America is great for infotech. Just get them going early to reap the rewards. Oh and always ban clathrate mining because otherwise you get huge methane spikes which negatively affect the global temperature.
  3. Same problem here. It crashes seemingly at random. I played for an hour or so fine the first time and then, subsequently, it has been crashing regularly. Windows 7 seems to be the common factor here.
  4. I would recommend the Prince of Nothing series by R. Scott Bakker: Darkness that comes before (first book) It was really quite a struggle to read at first but after a while the pieces fell into place and it was truly one of the best series of books I've read. He's working on the follow up books now - the first of which is already out (haven't read it yet).
  5. The strange thing is I actually read your post before posting myself... Definitely agreeing with the opinion that it looks semi S.T.A.L.K.E.R ish - especially the video of the character crawling through the building with the powerfist in it (subway was it?). I'm not sure what to make of it. It has a hint of Oblivion about it. It doesn't really seem to come across as Fallout though, albeit in its name, which is a shame. Admitedly they were just a few short videos so it is difficult to form an impression without actually playing the game. I just can't put my finger on it. There's something not quite right.
  6. Am I the only one that thinks the music just doesn't fit?
  7. If you think your computer can handle it I would recommend downloading the Mount and Blade battle size changer which allows you to increase the number of troops allowed on the map at a time. I think the game can only handle, unmodded, a total of 72 troops maximum at one time. It's pretty awesome riding with hundreds of Khergit horse archers and lancers and slaughtering everything, everything, in sight. Here's some screenshots for the Mount and Blade loving: Edit: oh and you can cross dress as well.
  8. Buy it! Buy it! Buy it! The demo version only lets you level up to level 6 I think and you can reach that fairly quickly. It is definitely one of the better independent games out there. The combat is awesome - this is how Oblivions combat should have been imo. Tons of mods for it as well.
  9. Preview up on Gamespy: Gamespy Hinterland Preview
  10. Will there be any additions to what we can do with the toolset?
  11. I think the general consensus is that the game seems rather unfinished and unpolished (dungeons being unplayable and buggy) and the communication between the devs and the community is rather poor. My advice would be to give it a few more months of patching. This is purely based upon what I've read in forums and the like - haven't actually played the game myself - so take what I say with a pinch of salt.
  12. I would highly recommend Company of Heroes. I got it a while ago and didn't touch it for such a long time because I was a bit wary of another WW2 game but I eventually installed it and I'm glad I did. Tis an enjoyable romp and the AI is rather good (the way your units act by themselves, to an extent, and take cover without you having to issue an order for instance - this is something that most, if not all, RTS's should have, imo). I can't really recommend Sins of a Solar Empire. It just seemed so...shallow Bioshock is pretty cool - the atmosphere especially - but I've found that I haven't touched it for a while now... And here's a few games that haven't been mentioned that I would recommend: Dwarf Fortress (an indie game - if you can get over the ASCI graphics it is truly wonderful) Mount and Blade (another indie game - new version released quite recently - I believe it's the last beta version before the final release) Hitman: Blood Money Europa Universalis 3
  13. There's a program that has been specifically designed to run the old Lucasarts games (and it appears they have the ability to run other adventure games such as Beneath a Steel Sky and Flight of the Amazon Queen among others) available here: ScummVM if you didn't already know about it.
  14. I do so hope they port this to the Wii like they did with RE4.
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