Author Topic: Emperor of the Fading Suns now available on GOG!  (Read 75 times)

Martok

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on: October 20, 2020, 02:47:13 AM
I gotta admit, I did not see this coming.  I shan't complain, though!  :D 


https://www.gog.com/game/emperor_of_the_fading_suns



Now here's hoping for a proper sequel... 

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Anguille

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Reply #1 on: October 20, 2020, 05:54:27 AM
You think i may like it? Or do i have to read a 300 page manual first....(don't have the time to do that anymore)?



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Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 06:39:51 AM
Nice!

I have a boxed copy of EotFS but have had trouble getting it to run on later Windows versions. A few years ago  I tried a few rounds on my old pentium laptop but that had it's own issues and now no longer works. I've been considering fixing up an old Netvista all-in-one and installing Win98SE just to give the game another try. Hopefully the GOG release fixes the issue and saves me the trouble.

You think i may like it? Or do i have to read a 300 page manual first....(don't have the time to do that anymore)?

I have not actually had a chance to play it much (see above) but it has been talked about for a while in positive terms. One thing I do recall hearing is that there are some glitches with the AI.
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Reply #3 on: October 20, 2020, 08:36:36 AM
For real?!?!  :o
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Bought. Haven't played in ages, not even sure I know how any more. But it was Civilization with multiple worlds!!!!  :rockon:

Now here's hoping for a proper sequel... 

THIS!

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Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 08:39:59 AM
Oh, and there were a couple of really good mods for this game. I hope they are still around out there on the interwebs.

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Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 06:05:56 PM
I hope the mods work with the GOG version.  I used to play the Hyperion mod but never managed to finish a game before getting bogged down in the micromanagement.  Never tried the other big mod (reality? I think).



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Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 09:56:20 PM
For whoever's interested, this article takes an in-depth look at EofFS, including both its strengths and weaknesses.  (Sounds like the game's biggest problems are dodgy AI and micromanagement, as SDR noted.)  It's a great read, and made me especially keen to try the game, despite its obvious flaws. 

He also lists the three main overhaul mods for Emperor of the Fading Suns (Hyperion, Nova, and Emperor Wars), along with links and brief descriptions of each.  I honestly recommend go checking it out! 




You think i may like it? Or do i have to read a 300 page manual first....(don't have the time to do that anymore)?

Having played around with the game a bit last night, I'd say newcomers to the genre would struggle to learn it, but that anyone who has played 4x and/or grand-strategy games for years (like we have) will find it familiar enough.  Fortunately, however, EotFS also includes a set of tutorials, which appear to do a fairly decent job of teaching you the game. 


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Reply #7 on: October 21, 2020, 03:58:24 AM
Thanks for the comments guys!