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Demigod

Discussion in 'Games' started by ShadowFold, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. ShadowFold

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    Anyone try this game yet? I just got it.
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    It doesn't have a story/campaign mode, it's just like dota in warcraft III. And I got bored after playing this game for 30 mins at my friend's house.
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    What's dota? I usually like games that people think are repetitive.. Like L4D and hellgate.
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    Here it is:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_of_the_Ancients

    EDIT: And I don't think it's better than Warcraft III Dota, but it does look better.
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Demigod is pretty good. Single player is like Unreal Tournament where you are working to be the best out of the 8 demigods in a round of 8 random maps with random objectives, and random teams. Skirmish is what you'd expect it to be. It also has many achievements for each of the 8 demigods that add a lot of replay value.

    My only complaint is it keeps crashing on me (4 or 5 times in 6 hours). :(
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    ain't demigod a mix of RTS and RPG with bit of action?
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I think it is a lot like Ground Control/World in Conflict except take your dropship and all your units and bundle it into a single upgradable unit. Just like GC/WiC, there's AI/Human players with the same objective as you.
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    There is an update available on impulse for Demigod that corrects some problems ...
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    I played it, bored the hell out of me. 8 characters to pick, few items as far as I could tell. Dota was better last time I played that. Apart form DotA players, they're just assholes mostly.
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    Sounds like GTA forums lol.
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    I've not played it as I would like to try out a demo first (and there is not one available at this time).
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    I'd always rather tryout a demo first than wasting my hard earned $$.
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    I'm awaiting for a demo if there might be one. Maybe not. But I'd rather test it out before I buy also.
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    More problems for Stardock ...
    I think I will get the game just to support Stardock. I like their DRM policies.
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    Well I feel bad now.. I actually bought it, it's pretty fun. I like the DX10.1 features, looks really nice. I wish more people would have bought it :(
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Yeah, there already is a patch out that was to lessen the burden on their servers. They should try to kick the pirates off so they have to use 3rd party servers if they want to play. It's only fair. ;)
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    I'm pretty sure that they will figure out a way to keep illegal copies from working on their servers.
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Through requiring Impulse, probably.


    At the same time, maybe a lot of those players are legit but the people that bought it haven't registered their copy.
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    I keep getting "Cannot create Direct3D" error at startup. I've read around that that's a common error with integrated graphics chips. Waiting for updated Catalysts or a game patch here..

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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    After doing some reading it seems that the problem Stardock was seeing is that since the software (retail version) has no DRM on it (yay Stadock :toast:) that there is no way to tell a valid, un-registered copy from a pirated one.

    Since the unregistered (or pirated) versions could still connect to the server (even though they could not do anything) the effect was similar to a DDOS attack, swamping the servers.

    To overcome this, they released their "day 2 update", which bumps the version number of the game (you can only get the update if your copy of the game is registered on Impulse, and Impulse is the only place to get the update), and redirects the valid users to a different NAT server so the legit players do not have problems anymore.

    If you have DG, you will want to make sure you get the latest update.
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    What they should do is have a key that comes with the software. That key is linked to your Impluse account and you have to log in to impluse to play on their online serves. That isn't DRM, just registration.

    Updates get on P2P really fast too so it may stop them for a while but not for long.
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    They do, and it works fine. The problem was that 120,000 people with unregistered software were trying to get in the servers. While they were not able to get in, the servers still had to process the incoming requests and got overloaded. They even admit that they were not prepared for that kind of traffic, as they configured their servers for about 50k people and figured they would just add on as the need grew. Whoops :laugh:

    Yes, but I think you still have to have the game registered to play.
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    hi there, i just bought demigod but it just seems to run super slow once the game gets intense, any pointers on puting it up to speed?
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    Fill in your system specs so we can see what hardware you are running the game on.
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    theres my specs

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