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Offline TheRowan (OP)

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Calming the shakes
« on: October 31, 2019, 05:23:33 PM »
While we're waiting for C# Aurora, what is everyone playing to scratch that insanely-detailed-simulation itch?

For me, it's Rule the Waves 2, and Children of a Dead Earth... Both have ship designers detailed enough to match Aurora, but the games around them feel quite lacking to me...
 

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Re: Calming the shakes
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 01:44:54 AM »
Children of a Dead Earth is amazing fun. Difficult, but very fun.

Other possibilities include Stationeers, if you're into that sort of game -- incredibly complicated electrical and gas systems are possible, along with custom-written logic to maintain it all -- or Command: Modern Air-Naval Operations, which is likewise incredibly complicated. The latter has a new version being released sometime in the near future.

Never have tried Rule the Waves, but I'll have to give it a look.

But god I want so badly to play C# Aurora.
 

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Re: Calming the shakes
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 02:53:10 AM »
VB Aurora :)

But recently I finally got Hearts of Iron 4 while on sale, and before that was playing modded Xenonauts.
 

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Re: Calming the shakes
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 08:22:26 AM »
I was playing RtW2 pretty much non-stop since it came out until a few weeks ago.  I've gotten frustrated enough with the lack of stability (e.g. hearing about the issues with fleets spawning on top of each other once they finally solved the scouting force problem) that I put it down for a while.  This board finally convinced me to try Battletech - been playing that for the last week or two.

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Re: Calming the shakes
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 10:32:53 AM »
VG Aurora, Dwarf Fortress, plotting people's downfall IRL.
 

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Re: Calming the shakes
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 01:04:43 PM »
Dwarf Fortress, and Caveman 2 Cosmos mod for CIV4 recently released a new version which has finally squashed the stability issues and lot of the performance issues, so it's a joy to play again. Though I should continue the Conventional War game in VB Aurora to some sort of conclusion before C# comes.
 
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Re: Calming the shakes
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 02:12:48 PM »
Caveman 2 Cosmos mod for CIV4 recently released a new version which has finally squashed the stability issues and lot of the performance issues

Really! I might have to look into that again. I used to play that mod religiously, about 6-7 years ago. The latter installments of Civ never really did do it for me, though.
 

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Re: Calming the shakes
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2019, 05:19:47 PM »
BattleTech with RogueTech mod.
Rimworld with about 80 various immersion mods.
Aurora VB.
The Outer Worlds.
Distant Worlds Universe.

But got to admit, the craving for C# Aurora pretty much dominates.
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Re: Calming the shakes
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 09:44:40 AM »
NetHack
 

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Re: Calming the shakes
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2019, 09:12:35 PM »
Well I played Gregtech New Horizons (super tough minecraft mod) for about 12 months. Lately though I've been playing Roguetech. Played a bit of Rise to Ruins, thought about playing Rimworld... Keep meaning to hit up Cracktorio (Factorio) again for a AngelBobs experience... So many games so little time, yet if c# dropped, I'd play only that for months..

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Re: Calming the shakes
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2019, 11:21:17 AM »
Oxygen Not Included for me--game is brilliant.  Every month or so, I realize I've lost track of Aurora C# development, though, and rush to come here and check for a release with my heart in my throat.
 

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Re: Calming the shakes
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2019, 11:25:34 AM »
Oh god, Factorio... I haven't played in months and I still dream of belts.
 
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Re: Calming the shakes
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2019, 06:03:45 AM »
Burned out on Factorio after 4000+ hrs played.  Been playing a little anarchy online.
 

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Re: Calming the shakes
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2019, 09:28:47 AM »
ever look back at a game and say "huh, i could have gotten a PhD in the amount of time i spent on that?"

yeah, me neither.  *shakes fist at Sid Meier*
 

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Re: Calming the shakes
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2019, 12:16:16 PM »
I've recently bought Elite Dangerous, so playing that while waiting for C# Aurora :)
 
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