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#21 Mandrake628

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 02:01 PM

I never expected such a good line up from Feral.  Great job!  Keep them coming Aspyr and Feral... or my avatar yells at you!

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 12:04 AM

im interested in this game but i would have preferred rome total war
im surprised no ones ported it its popular and with its expansion coming for the pc in september it could have been bundled making us mac people feel better about it being a later port

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 06:31 AM

anarchy99, on August 1st 2005, 02:04 AM, said:

im surprised no ones ported it its popular and with its expansion coming for the pc in september it could have been bundled making us mac people feel better about it being a later port

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RoN was bundled with its expansion, Thrones & Patriots, but RoN had already been announced.  Also, Peter Tamte of MacSoft had done previous work w/ Ensemble (AoE2 Gold).  Is there a mac publishing company who has the rights to Activision's games?

That said, Imperial Glory's arrival on the mac and good sales may improve the chances for similar strategy games to be ported. ???
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Posted 01 August 2005 - 07:34 AM

anarchy99, on August 1st 2005, 07:04 AM, said:

im interested in this game but i would have preferred rome total war
im surprised no ones ported it its popular and with its expansion coming for the pc in september it could have been bundled making us mac people feel better about it being a later port

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Since none of the Total War games have been ported to Mac, one would suspect that The Creative Assembly either want unreasonable fees for it, or doesn't even want a Mac version at all. Activision have several of their games ported to the Mac after all (Aspyr has several), so they shouldn't be the block, so it's probably just up to the original developer.
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Posted 01 August 2005 - 10:54 PM

Any chance Imperial Glory will run on my ATI 7500 (eMac - 1GHz)?
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 03:15 PM

Well, I have read the review provided and what can I say besides "bummer." I guess I'll still keep firing up Starcraft when I need my RTS fix.
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:00 PM

In the Total War games, your units gain experience through combat. I looked at their site, but I couldn't tell if this was also true of Imperial Glory.
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:56 PM

dojoboy, on August 1st 2005, 09:54 PM, said:

Any chance Imperial Glory will run on my ATI 7500 (eMac - 1GHz)?

PC version requires at least a 1GHz P3 and a  64MB GeForce 3 or Radeon 8500. Pretty low requirements, but it's not what you want to hear.

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 09:14 PM

Gimme guns to swords anyday. You all can do whatever you want. I'm buying 5, hanging 3 on my walls around the house and installing the last 2 on each of my computers. (Macs of course)

I dunno if you guys realize this, but the fact that Total War games are so realistic makes Imperial Glory a strategic masterpiece. Instead of mass, unit types, and terrain... the Napoleanic era will put it on the throne of wit vs. wit games. I continually LOVE a fair fight... when I win. And in a battle of maneuvers, strategic placement, support, where that rock actually makes a difference, and where taking that hill will give you a clear artillery reign on the entire battlefield... lets just say "Oooooh."

The Ships are like an "Eh, ok cool I guess" thing to me.

Bring on the mad waves of human attackers!!

If anyone has any doubts, check out the trailers. The in-game footage and screenshots are to die for.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 12:43 AM

Rubel, on August 24th 2005, 01:00 PM, said:

In the Total War games, your units gain experience through combat. I looked at their site, but I couldn't tell if this was also true of Imperial Glory.

I don't know about ordinary troops, but this is true for the generals who help you out at least as far as they start low and have to gain ranks to climb the chain of command.
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Posted 25 August 2005 - 01:36 AM

WhiteSavage, on August 24th 2005, 08:14 PM, said:

I dunno if you guys realize this, but the fact that Total War games are so realistic makes Imperial Glory a strategic masterpiece

Uhhhh... non sequitur? Your description of IG's TACTICS (not strategy, never mind masterpiece) might as well be of any TW game, for all it means.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 07:46 AM

I saw the PC version at Gamestop the other day and noticed it was developed by Pyro Studios.  If I recall, these are the same guys who originally developed Commandos3 and the PC-only Praetorians.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 08:07 AM

Indeed they are.  Looks like Feral seems to like them.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 07:29 PM

bobbob, on August 25th 2005, 12:36 AM, said:

Uhhhh... non sequitur? Your description of IG's TACTICS (not strategy, never mind masterpiece) might as well be of any TW game, for all it means.

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Definition:
"Strategy: The science and art of military command as applied to the overall planning and conduct of large-scale combat operations."

Strategy. Masterpiece. And yes, it is different. If my post made you think, "Yawn*" then I'm sorry.

I really don't think you've read enough Civil War books to get my meaning when I say, "maneuvers, strategic placement, support etc." Believe me its different then just throwing in the troops.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 10:38 PM

WhiteSavage, on August 25th 2005, 06:29 PM, said:

Believe me its different then just throwing in the troops.

Exactly. Strategy is about logistics, traffic-control, goals and long-term planning. Tactics is about what the troops do when the shooting starts. Strategy is not "where that rock actually makes a difference, and where taking that hill will give you a clear artillery reign on the entire battlefield", which is pretty much already in TW.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 07:50 AM

So you don't believe that tactics are all part of strategy?

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 08:17 AM

WhiteSavage, on August 26th 2005, 09:50 AM, said:

So you don't believe that tactics are all part of strategy?

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I. Strategy
  A.  Tactics

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I.  Tactics
  A.  Strategy
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Posted 26 August 2005 - 04:39 PM

dojoboy, on August 26th 2005, 07:17 AM, said:

I. Strategy
  A.  Tactics

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I.  Tactics
  A.  Strategy

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So....???

I was saying something different? Did I use the wrong term or something here people?

Did I say Strategy when I was supposed to say Tactics?

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 05:10 PM

WhiteSavage, on August 26th 2005, 06:39 PM, said:

So....???

I was saying something different? Did I use the wrong term or something here people?

Did I say Strategy when I was supposed to say Tactics?

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Aw hell, I might've been agreeing with you.    :unsure:

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 06:52 PM

WhiteSavage, on August 26th 2005, 06:50 AM, said:

So you don't believe that tactics are all part of strategy?

Macro vs. micro, here. The line gets fuzzy but your examples were tactics not strategy.