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  1. Hey guys. So here's the deal, I noticed over the past months that my time to play has become more limited and I usually have to choose between playing games or sleeping. I'll admit that I've never been a casual player so I always tend to immerse (loose) myself in the game I'm playing, so I tend to overstay with it and sleep less than I should. But I've been lacking sleep a bit too much and I've even done a break from games late at night . Thing is, sometimes I have like an hour or so to kill, and I'd love to have something I could play while hearing a record or two, but I've searched and searched and I can't find anything that I really like. Opinions? Something cool to play but that doesn't require that I play it three hours in row to feel like I've gone somewhere. Being able to listen to music while I'm playing it would be a huge bonus, since my time there is also more limited nowadays. So if I could combine both it'd be great.
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    Need a new (or old) game

    Yeah, zilch. But thanks for the effort.
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    Need a new (or old) game

    No idea, I wouldn't even know where to start looking.
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    Need a new (or old) game

    That was actually the question I made before. I found download links for the series on an abandonware site, but I have no idea if it's faux-piracy or not.
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    Need a new (or old) game

    Oh I know that, you can even only play Standard decks as there are no other game modes right now (at least from what I've read). I actually thought of it because MTG has been an on and off love for more than two decades, but the idea of the human element on the other side left me cold. You say that there's no noticeable difference when it's PvP? I can't find the Elite Force series anywhere for purchase. Sorry Gogo.
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    Need a new (or old) game

    Case in point, you paid $240 for it, damn that's steep! That's almost half the minimum wage in my country, to put things in perspective, so my point stands mate. It's just too much money the way I see it. @gogoblender - I wasn't aware of that Elite Force series, looks pretty cool. Kind of like a bridge between Quake (ID Software after all) and Bioshock with the mini-games, but set in the Star Trek universe. Googling it brought abandonware sites giving full downloads for it, but I'm not sure if that's legit or just another form of piracy.
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    Need a new (or old) game

    Don't be sad, I'm really picky after more than 20 years of playing pc games.
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    Need a new (or old) game

    Thanks for the tips, but I wasn't enticed by most of it. Area of Effect and AoM are great games though, haven't played them in a million years!
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    Need a new (or old) game

    Funny that you mention Starcraft, I've just installed the Battle.net client and both SC and SC2 (the free versions). Has any of you played Starcraft Remastered? The visuals I've seen online seem great, but is there the option to change sreen res or is it just 1024x768 like on the original? They seem to have changed some stuff, portraits for instance are the ones for SC2 instead of the original ones. Is the remaster worth 15€? I played SC2 Wings of Liberty for a few days some years back, my pc at the time couldn't deal well with it and I'll admit that I wasn't playing RTS games at that time. But what I do remember is that the game menu wasn't as satturated as it is now when I logged this version (Legacy of the Void version even though the campaign isn't available). Man, it's all bells and whistles, e-games propaganda, buy buy buy stuff... What the hell?! MTG Arena seems interesting, but it only works as PvP right? I'm not into multiplayer, never been.
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    Need a new (or old) game

    Yeah, this is some really whacky stuff! Embark looks cool for those who appreciate the genre, but I was never into that kind of sim game. @Delta! - Never been a fan of the HoM&M series, hex games and all that. The only turn-based combat I appreciated was in the old Final Fantasy titles. Don't Starve is in line with the indie titles that Steam has, not a fan of the pack. I remember BfME fondly, a friend of mine used to play a pirated copy all the time and it was great. But... it costs an arm and a leg?! Ah, shame... I miss old school RTS games, I played Red Alert 2 and Rise of Legends so much it isn't even funny! @podgie_bear - Sorry for not saying anything about Icewind Dale before. Not my thing, but thanks for the tip anyway.
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    Need a new (or old) game

    Ah, ok then! Thanks a bunch for that info. In the meantime I've dug up this beauty. Unreal was actually one of the first PC games I've ever played (honors were given to Quake 2). I haven't played an FPS game since Crysis 2 as I've began experiencing severe nausea and headaches, shortage of breath and revolted stomach included. Gladly enough I can't feel that kind of stress now with UT 2004 (maybe it's the glasses that are making a difference?!), so if that experience doesn't nauseate me nothing will! I don't really remember it being as bloody frantic as it is, but then again I had what, a Pentium 3 with a 32MB GPU at the time?! It's curiously a good game for not having sound, and right now it's doing the trick. I should really invest some time into the FEAR and Bioshock collections I have on Steam... I'll put Dragon's Dogma on the watchlist (it's 30€ right now...). If the price goes down I'll grab it. Sadly there's no demo available on Steam so I can't try it out. PS: Out of curiosity I've just checked the price of the Unreal series on Steam, they have the Unreal Deal Pack (Anthology+UT3) for 33€. I actually bought the Anthology for 4-5€ and UT3 for 10€ back in the day. Both are physical editions (how I miss those...).
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    Need a new (or old) game

    You think so? I mean, they request at the minimum a fourth gen I Core CPU and I have a first gen one. I know my GPU is strong, that's why I bought it a few years ago, to compensate for the rest. But still, heavy effects from old games still hinder the performance. I'll admit that I haven't had the courage to try to play a more recent game on my PC.
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    Need a new (or old) game

    I checked the requirements on Steam, that's why I said it'd break my CPU. It's a very cpu-intensive game, which is where my bottleneck is, and I don't plan on upgrading anytime soon unless the hardware breaks down on me. I could probably run it on low, but then where's the fun in that?! I can run Crysis 2 with medium/high settings without frame rate drops, unless there's a whole lot of lighting effects. But the moment I step a foot outside and the sun shines, or fog or smoke or any other of those effects my frame rate goes significantly down. So an even newer game should really break my frame rate.
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    Need a new (or old) game

    Yeah, wow... That would definitely break my PC! Still got a first gen I7, and even though I have a GTX960 there'll always be a bottleneck to be found in more intensive games. Just did a complete OS reinstall, running smoothly and ready to install a game or two, if I ever decide what to actually install.
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    Need a new (or old) game

    That might break my CPU...
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    Need a new (or old) game

    You're absolutely right, sorry about that. I've played RTS, RPG, FPS and third-person isometric games all my life. Some platformers as well, some sports games too but I'm not into football anymore. So there's a lot of ground to be covered really. If possible I'd prefer a game where I can log in, do some progress without feeling the need to keep playing for hours on no end and log out, while being able to have music playing in the background (so a game that doesn't rely on its ambient music or sounds for gameplay). I'm not into tower defense nor multiplayer online games, I'm more of a single player person. I've played too many games to name them all, maybe I need something outside of my habits. Could be just that.
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    Sacred 2 Community Patch Questions

    Oh man, I said yellow on one post then golden on the other...
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    Epic Office Quest - High Elf

    Yeah, pretty much. That quest is bound to be broken otherwise.
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    Epic Office Quest - High Elf

    He had to Hooyaah, otherwise the blue circles wouldn't appear on the map. @mystical_fan - Are you playing with a character created anew after the installation of the patch? Because if you aren't that's probably the cause of your issues.
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    Sacred 2 Community Patch Questions

    Yeah, there's the chance that your gold items will have randomly different bonuses. You can do backups of the saves before loading them if you want, and see how they roll out afterwards.
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    Sacred 2 Community Patch Questions

    Don't sweat it, we're all very smooth riders here. ;) Anyway, the patch should run with every iteration of the 2.65 version of the game, be it FA+I&B or Sacred 2 Gold Edition. That's also accounting for physical and digital distribution, so you're good to go. Regarding the equipment, if what you have are uniques, legendaries and set items they won't be changed unless they've been re-balanced between the release of FA and I&B. On the other hand if those items are rare (yellow) then I'm sorry but once you load the chest their stats will be completely different. Please realise that these items are RNG, so once you change the game version they suffer a re-roll of their stats. That's valid for both developer patches and community made patches. The idea about starting anew after installing CM Patch is for the sake of consistency and stability of your progress, items and quest log.
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    Community Patch 160 Bug Reports

    Press SHIFT+left click to split the stacks, it's written in the patch's notes.
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    Community Patch 160 Bug Reports

    Well, if you're hitting for 1% of the total HP and it's 100k you're leeching 1k, but if it's a million HP then you're leeching 10k. That's per hit, and if you happen to have a multi-hit CA then the boss goes down really fast indeed. Given that by later Platinum the Nameless Guardians are already verging on 1 million HP and that the strongest one goes a bit over that value then even 1% can make a huge difference. For what is worth though, against regular mobs the modifier isn't very helpful because their HP is much lower. From experience it only gives benefits in later Platinum/early Niobium, and even then it depends on what you're hitting since many mobs still have low HP in those difficulties. I really don't see a way to balance it without effectively changing the modifier's original purpose. I do like the idea of damage mitigation stacking with diminishing returns in terms of balance.
  24. I know it's a total clickbait title but I actually want to discuss something important. And everyone knows that Ancaria was always great anyway. Over the course of time and different iterations of community made patches and mods there has been a lot of content added to the vanilla version of the game, and this is something that hasn't been consensual as far as I can tell. No one questions the ability for CM 1.60 to make the game stable, so all the added content that comes with it is to be endured in order to fully enjoy the game in its full splendor. And yet there are always folks that think that vanilla it should be. Now with that in mind there is one thing that's been talked about over the course of time, which is to make more standardized CM version. As daunting of a task as that may seem at first the question I ask is this, is it really a necessity or just something for a selected few who complain about no vanilla no game?! That's my first point so I'll keep the rest of the conversation below. Now, we all know how easy it is to mod this game, just grab GSME and enable the module you want to load on top of the game. You want added content? Load the module with "cm items", which would need what, an already existing blueprint and drop.txt files? Come to think of it it shouldn't really be that difficult to make a "vanilla cm patch" with optional modules to be added like any other mod with extra items and stuff. Now, I'm not talking about eliminating restored content but making newly created content an optional module. It's pretty much incredible just how much variety CM 1.60 and even EE 2.1 bring to the game in terms of enemy skins and weapons, as well as rng loot skins. The point I'm trying to make is that those things should stay, if they're in the game files anyway why shouldn't they? The only thing that they add is a greater visual variety in the game, they don't add more items to drop pools. Now the big question is this, do you, the community, feel like this is an endeavour worth taking? Making a CM Patch that has all vanilla plus only restored content, with the option to side-load all the extra content created by the community? What do you all think abou this? We have the tools, I know there's will out there. But how about it being something people actually want? And that my friends, is the million dollar question. Thanks for reading and I hope that we can discuss this.
  25. Again, agreed. Just remember that those red eyes with snakes on their heads (or whatever that is!) do %LL, so the more HP you have the more it bites for. HP regen is more important there.
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