DDragon

SMAC/X PBEM Game proposal...

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What I'm reading was saying it'll RUN (with various reports of being prone to crashing), but it won't load saves from other window's versions. Which would be problematic for a PBEM. I'll try to find my disk again and am willing to give it a try.

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if you manage to install, then we can playtest a little..

it'll RUN (with various reports of being prone to crashing), but it won't load saves from other window's versions

can you give us a link?

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anyone tried on a windows 7 machine yet?

 

I am currently running SMAC/X on Windows 7 64bit runs with no problems at all (provided that u do the .ini edit fix for it that is)

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Under the ALPHA CENTARI.INI file goto:

[PREFERENCES]
ForceOldVoxelAlgorithm=0

Change the 0 to a 1 fixes most problems with Vista and 7

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yeah I have to use this trick on my aging desktop computer even though I'm running Windows XP. But SMAC runs fine without it on my laptop which is also on an XP Operating System.

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So Unorthadox u thinking of joining this PBEM for SMACX?

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i would like to join this game i still only have smac and not smax i hope thats cool (:

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that should be kool Mullet add your Preferances to the table bdanv setup on the previous page and we will go from there.

 

DD

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I've modified my preferences:

Allow Cooperative Victory : changed to No

Steal tech upon capturing base: changed to Yes

 

No code has to be inserted here.

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so as I understand this accelerated start setting, the Spartans will begin the game with 2 rovers and 2 scout patrols as part of their military units.

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welcome to the game mullet!

this will be a SMAC v5 game

@everybody: please check whether your SMAC game is fully patched.

you can do that in-game using the menu (see image) or by using CTRL+F4 shortcut

 

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so as I understand this accelerated start setting, the Spartans will begin the game with 2 rovers and 2 scout patrols as part of their military units.

no. the starting units are those in the table. so the Spartans will start with 1 rover and 2 scouts.

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My Copy of SMAC is 4.0

my copy of SMAC/X is at Version 2.0

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you need to start SMAC and check it, as this is going to be a SMAC game (mullet doesn't have SMAX).

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My SMAC is 4.0

 

what's 5.0? the scient patch? I can't find 5.0 on the Firaxes website

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no. it's the XP patch. there's no scient patch for SMAC.

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this is how it should look like:

 

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indeed

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ok so even tho im not using XP i have to install the patch for it?...

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fixed

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you may choose not to install it as there are no reports of incompatibility between v4 and v5, but you may miss some gameplay features introduced with the compatibility patch (and i'm afraid the Hive's immunity to inefficiency may be one of them)

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im pretty sure i will manage without..... as installing the patch breaks the copy i have

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I can confirm that Hive does not drop below 0 on the Social Engineering table for Efficiency, regardless of what societal choices are made. That's as immune as Hive gets, and this works properly in SMAC v4.0

 

I'm reluctant to believe that the Windows XP patch includes gameplay corrections, everywhere it is described as only addressing OS compatibility issues.

 

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Alpha Centauri XP Patch version 1.03f Installation

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...

Fix List

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This update resolves several issues between Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri and

Windows XP machines.

 

This update is only needed for Alpha Centauri owners who have Windows XP

and are having problems getting the game to run OR if you play

multiplayer games with other players who have installed this patch.

 

If you are not having problems running Alpha Centauri on your PC and you do

not play multiplayer games with other players who have installed this

patch, you should not install the patch.

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that was my belief as well about that patch... and as my copy that i have is working fine without it i dont know if i would need it (or it may have been pre installed with it....)

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