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by Veneke
Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Faction Balance Discussion and Feedback
Replies: 40
Views: 7832

Re: Faction Balance Discussion

Excellent analysis and I, generally, agree with you. However, I'd be very cautious in suggesting that the Solar Dynasty and Togra % bonus should be reduced. Right now Togra are only really viable if they can obtain a reasonable tech lead and, with the bonus they currently have, they're actually a vi...
by Veneke
Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Shape of the map
Replies: 11
Views: 2070

Re: Shape of the map

This is an awful lot of talk about a non-issue. Connecting E-W and N-S is good for gameplay. Why is this even a thing?
by Veneke
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: First Impressions & Concerns Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 4575

Re: First Impressions & Concerns Thread

As compared to the rest of the game, the last tech-tree keeps going. It seemed a bit unbalanced. I got pretty deep into it and to tell you the truth it didn't add much. It was there just to be there. And when I'm discovering a tech a turn and the tree keeps going, that's perhaps an issue. Making ea...
by Veneke
Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: First Impressions & Concerns Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 4575

Re: First Impressions & Concerns Thread

Nice write-up though I disagree with several of your cons. - A tech tree can never be too long. On one hand that's simply personal preference and, on the other, it helps extend the length of the end-game even in the face of significant research bonuses (the default ones or even the Togra's boost). -...
by Veneke
Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Plant Forest question
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Re: Plant Forest question

I found this a little awkwardly explained as well. It seems to be though that farms and mines stack with whatever terrain is underneath (so a farm gives +1 food to the tile, a mine +1 minerals) but planting forests effectively creates a whole new tile. The 1 food 1 mineral is an indication of what y...
by Veneke
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Mindless ramblings after a first playthrough
Replies: 5
Views: 2032

Re: Mindless ramblings after a first playthrough

Something I forgot to mention in the OP was that the music was pretty good. It did get a bit repetitive but I was expecting that given it was on Marathon speed. Anyway, here are a couple of screenshots. I couldn't figure out how to take a screenshot when it was fullscreen so I windowed it and used t...
by Veneke
Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Mindless ramblings after a first playthrough
Replies: 5
Views: 2032

Re: Mindless ramblings after a first playthrough

Although that's possible I don't think that it's very likely. Their military score ramped up significantly and consistently throughout the game - I didn't see an attempt to keep pace with me. At the end of the game their military score was double mine, even though one of my units could probably slau...
by Veneke
Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Mindless ramblings after a first playthrough
Replies: 5
Views: 2032

Mindless ramblings after a first playthrough

I just finished my first run through the game and decided to leave my thoughts on how it went. Quick overview of how the game played out. I started as Terra Salvum on a huge archipelago map on marathon speed against hard AIs and medium native aggression. The start was pretty nice - there was an isla...
by Veneke
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15386

Re: [AAR] Solar Destiny (Turn 33)

Ah, gotcha. Aye, there are some things that don't seem to be particularly clear in terms of their precise effects. The Planetary Council tech is a good example of this, although so is xenobiology and the Terra Salvum bonus to the duration of good relations with the alien natives. I presume that ther...
by Veneke
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15386

Re: [AAR] Solar Destiny (Turn 33)

Very nice and informative AAR. I've a question about diplomacy though. In SMAC you're able to create a planetary council. I'm currently at the point in the game where I picked up the planetary government tech (or whatever it's called) and I had kinda expected something similar to that to start - I'v...
by Veneke
Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Pandora: First Contact has officially been released! :D
Replies: 24
Views: 4560

Re: Pandora: First Contact has officially been released! :D

There's no option to install through steam at the moment so you're good. It's just like the good old days of boxed games, long codes written on bits of cardboard and manuals. Oh man, manuals!

But yeah, there's no steam requirement as it isn't on steam.
by Veneke
Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Pandora : Tech Support
Topic: Game stuttering and optimus
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: Game stuttering and optimus

Ah. Nevermind, I fixed it. For anyone else who runs into the same problem you need to adjust the graphics card used for the following .exe ...\Slitherine\Pandora\Binaries\Pandora.exe On the Nvidia panel it thinks that it's Splinter Cell Pandora tomorrow but that doesn't seem to cause a problem. I do...
by Veneke
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Pandora : Tech Support
Topic: Game stuttering and optimus
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Game stuttering and optimus

* Please include the version and build information seen in the middle at the bottom of the main menu screen. - v1.01 * What problems do you see. E.g. which screen you are looking at, which buttons did you press to repeat the problem. How does the game go wrong. - The game stutters, the video is chop...
by Veneke
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Commander - The Great War: Tech Support
Topic: Crash on change to winter textures
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Crash on change to winter textures

It seems to happen at odd but consistent intervals and, for me, repeats on every new campaign. Well, I've only done two this one and my current one. The reports are actually from my initial runthrough. I wrote up the report on it and then figured that it might just be a one-off error but when it hap...
by Veneke
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Commander - The Great War: Tech Support
Topic: Crash on change to winter textures
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Crash on change to winter textures

* Please include the version and build information seen in the top right corner of the credits screen. - It's the latest version, 1.3 I think. * What problems do you see. E.g. which screen you are looking at, which buttons did you press to repeat the problem. How does the game go wrong, is your cras...

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