• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

What are you playing?

FordGT90Concept

"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Joined
Oct 13, 2008
Messages
26,240 (5.24/day)
Location
IA, USA
System Name BY-2021
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (65w eco profile)
Motherboard MSI B550 Gaming Plus
Cooling Scythe Mugen (rev 5)
Memory 2 x Kingston HyperX DDR4-3200 32 GiB
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Storage Samsung 980 Pro, Seagate Exos X12 TB 7200 RPM
Display(s) Nixeus NX-EDG274K (3840x2160@144 DP) + Samsung SyncMaster 906BW (1440x900@60 HDMI-DVI)
Case Coolermaster HAF 932 w/ USB 3.0 5.25" bay
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150, Micca OriGen+
Power Supply Enermax Platimax 850w
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei RAW
Keyboard Tesoro Excalibur
Software Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Faster than the tortoise; slower than the hare.
Playing Battletech. It's much slower paced than I expected. Gameplay mechanics wise, it's a lot like X-Com: Enemy Unknown.
 

Ahhzz

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Feb 27, 2008
Messages
8,104 (1.55/day)
System Name Silence / Ironic
Processor Intel i5-10400 / Intel 2500k 4.4Ghz
Motherboard MSI Z490 A-Pro Motherboard / ASROCK|Z68 PROFESSIONAL Gen 3
Cooling Corsair H75 / Corsair H60
Memory 32GB Team Dark Za 3600 / 32GB GSkill Ripjaw X 1866
Video Card(s) Palit GeForce RTX 2070 / Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X 4Gb
Storage WD BLACK SN750 500GB NVMe / Samsung 860 EVO 1Tb
Display(s) 22" Dell Wide/24" Asus
Case Lian Li PC-101 ATX custom mod / Antec Lanboy Air Black & Blue
Audio Device(s) SB Audigy 7.1
Power Supply Corsair Enthusiast TX750
Mouse Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless / Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Keyboard K68 RGB — CHERRY® MX Red
Software Win 7 Ult 64 bit
Playing Battletech. It's much slower paced than I expected. Gameplay mechanics wise, it's a lot like X-Com: Enemy Unknown.
You'll have to keep us updated. I'm looking at that, remembering the "good old days" when I first played it, and also checking out Frostpunk, wondering which, if either, is worth the time :)
 

FordGT90Concept

"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Joined
Oct 13, 2008
Messages
26,240 (5.24/day)
Location
IA, USA
System Name BY-2021
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (65w eco profile)
Motherboard MSI B550 Gaming Plus
Cooling Scythe Mugen (rev 5)
Memory 2 x Kingston HyperX DDR4-3200 32 GiB
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Storage Samsung 980 Pro, Seagate Exos X12 TB 7200 RPM
Display(s) Nixeus NX-EDG274K (3840x2160@144 DP) + Samsung SyncMaster 906BW (1440x900@60 HDMI-DVI)
Case Coolermaster HAF 932 w/ USB 3.0 5.25" bay
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150, Micca OriGen+
Power Supply Enermax Platimax 850w
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei RAW
Keyboard Tesoro Excalibur
Software Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Faster than the tortoise; slower than the hare.
It's like MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries but tactical instead of shooter. You have upkeep costs, transit fees, etc. to consider too so there's macro (ship) and micro (battlefield) management. I like it but the macro side seems...unbalanced against players. For example: losing an arm on a mech can take 41 days to repair. A pilot getting injured can take 26 days to heal. You have to pay upkeep every 30 days. If you can't afford upkeep, game over.
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2015
Messages
2,893 (1.17/day)
Location
Argentina
System Name Ciel / Yukino
Processor AMD Ryzen R5 5600X / Intel Core i3 5005U
Motherboard Asus Tuf Gaming B550 Plus / HP 240 G5
Cooling ID-Cooling 224-XT Basic
Memory 2x 8GB Geil Orion AMD Edition 3600MHz@3800MHz
Video Card(s) Dell 1660 SUPER + Sentey RX 550 2GB
Storage SSD ADATA FALCON 512GB PCIe3.0 + HDD WD 4TB
Display(s) Samsung S22F350
Case Cougar MX410 Mesh-G
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC S1200A
Power Supply Aerocool KCAS-500W
Mouse Logitech G203
Keyboard VSG Alnilam
Software Windows 10 x64 / Manjaro x64
Did the first 2 minutes of Final Fantasy XV, looks good, but the combat is still bad if you compare it to Automata.
Made me laugh that at the highest settings it used 7,5GB of my 8GB of RAM, and 2,5GB of my 2GB of VRAM.
 

Ahhzz

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Feb 27, 2008
Messages
8,104 (1.55/day)
System Name Silence / Ironic
Processor Intel i5-10400 / Intel 2500k 4.4Ghz
Motherboard MSI Z490 A-Pro Motherboard / ASROCK|Z68 PROFESSIONAL Gen 3
Cooling Corsair H75 / Corsair H60
Memory 32GB Team Dark Za 3600 / 32GB GSkill Ripjaw X 1866
Video Card(s) Palit GeForce RTX 2070 / Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X 4Gb
Storage WD BLACK SN750 500GB NVMe / Samsung 860 EVO 1Tb
Display(s) 22" Dell Wide/24" Asus
Case Lian Li PC-101 ATX custom mod / Antec Lanboy Air Black & Blue
Audio Device(s) SB Audigy 7.1
Power Supply Corsair Enthusiast TX750
Mouse Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless / Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Keyboard K68 RGB — CHERRY® MX Red
Software Win 7 Ult 64 bit
It's like MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries but tactical instead of shooter. You have upkeep costs, transit fees, etc. to consider too so there's macro (ship) and micro (battlefield) management. I like it but the macro side seems...unbalanced against players. For example: losing an arm on a mech can take 41 days to repair. A pilot getting injured can take 26 days to heal. You have to pay upkeep every 30 days. If you can't afford upkeep, game over.
oooh... that almost sounds like not-fun....
 
Joined
Sep 24, 2008
Messages
2,597 (0.52/day)
System Name Dire Wolf III
Processor Intel Core i7 1165G7 (25W)
Motherboard LENOVO LNVNB161216
Memory 40GB DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) Palit Game Rock GTX1080Ti (eGPU: AKiTiO Node Pro), Intel Iris Xe (iGPU)
Storage SK Hynix 512GB NVMe + Kioxia 256GB NVMe
Display(s) LG 29WK600-W (29", 2560x1080, 75Hz)
Case Lenovo ThinkBook 14s ITL
Audio Device(s) Musiland Monitor 02 US, Tin Audio T2 Pro IEM
Power Supply Corsair SF600 in the Node Pro
Mouse Razer Deathadder Essential White
Keyboard Drevo GRAMR 84
Software Windows 10 Professional
Also playing Battletech, and it is bloody brilliant.

It isn't perfect (and thankfully I am not running into any of the technical issues others seem to be getting), but for someone who played the tabletop version for years it just "feels" so right, like they managed to capture the essence of the setting with the music, the cutscenes, the lighting, even the UI.

The combat itself is fun, and the operational layer is interesting, without being overwhelming with too many knobs to turn. Time is your most valuable resource, as Mechwarriors healing, 'Mechs getting damaged, transit times to your next contract, they all conspire to make your life difficult and reduce the number of missions you can do to make ends meet. It isn't an easy game, and you really need to keep reserve 'Mechs (and pilots!) if you want to keep rolling in the C-Bills and staying afloat, but that's half the fun. Losing a 'Mech can be a big deal as a result. I've scrapped 'Mechs before because they were too damaged to repair in a reasonable time frame and refitting equipment can take several in-game days, so you need to balance your wish for having your "perfect" designs with the need to do missions to make money, which is a fun tension to have.

You really feel like you are running a mercenary outfit on a shoestring budget.

I probably have a massive advantage as I know a lot about the 'Mechs by heart, and a lot of the weapons and mechanics are quite true to their tabletop roots, so I am not sure just how easy it is a newcomer to just dive into it, but that said:
It is a great game, and the soundtrack is phenomenal.

I got it off GOG, and they bundle Shadowrun for free with it. I think that is still true for the next day or two. Not too bad for 39.99$.
 

aoirey17

New Member
Joined
Apr 26, 2018
Messages
14 (0.01/day)
Just downloaded Stardew Valley from Steam. Feeling nostalgic with its retro graphic.
 
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
727 (0.21/day)
Location
Malaysia
System Name Cypher-C4
Processor Ryzen 9 5900X
Motherboard MSI B450 Tomahawk Max
Cooling Deepcool AK620
Memory 32GB Crucial Ballistix Elite 3200MHz
Video Card(s) Palit GTX 1060 Jetstream 6GB
Storage 250GB Crucial MX500 + 2TB Crucial MX500 + 2TB WD Black + 4TB Toshiba + 1TB Samsung F3
Display(s) Acer XV272UP
Case Corsair Obsidian 750D
Audio Device(s) Behringher UMC202HD Audio Interface + Mackie HM-4 + Sennheiser HD 280 Pro + Shure SM58
Power Supply Corsair HX750i
Mouse Steelseries Rival 310
Keyboard Keychron K8 + Kailh BOX Crystal Jade switches + Ducky Good in Blue keycaps
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Haven't been writing anything here in quite a while. I've just been playing NBA 2K18 these last 7-9 weeks or so. Just finished the playoffs tonight. Took around 95 hours overall, but that was expected.



Next week, I'll be starting Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China.
 
Joined
Mar 6, 2007
Messages
717 (0.13/day)
Processor i9 9900k @ 5.1 Ghz
Motherboard Asrock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Bitspower Monoblock, EK GPU FC Blocks, 2x 480 swiftech rads, D5, Monsoon Dualbay Res
Memory 32gb G.Skill DDR4 3200mhz CL14
Video Card(s) 2x EVGA 1080Ti FTW3 DT
Storage Samsung Evo 860 500gb, Samsung Evo 860 1Tb x2, WD Red 6TB x3
Display(s) Acer xb270hu 144hz 2560x1440
Case Enthoo Primo
Audio Device(s) Schiit Modi Multibit/Magni3 - M1060 (fuzzor+LQi cable+Eikon suede)/ATH-W1000X (Purrin's mod+suede)
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova 1300w
Mouse Razer Orochi
Keyboard Tesoro
Software TeamOS W10 Pro/W7 Pro
Also playing Battletech here. Man it just sucked me right in. Having a blast with it. It can definitely be challenging and has some nuances to it that take a little while to learn, but just like Yukikaze said, it really feels like you are running a mercenary group on a tight budget.

Very fun!!

Coming from MechCommmander I was not sure if I was going to be OK with a turn-based game but so far, it has been a non-issue for me.

Also, for MechCommander fans out there I recommend checking out MechCommander: Darkest Hours.


http://www.nogutsnogalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=4427.0

A bunch of modders made custom campaigns for the original Mechcommander and a modder over at NGNG made a compilation of all of the campaigns integrated together along with lots of bugfixes and updates. Mechcommander is freeware and you can download the iso off the NGNG forum.

From the website:
"
- 89 missions original campaign merge
- 41 missions expansion campaign merge
- 95 solo missions to play (Solo-Mission-Update Part II available)
- 64 multi-player mission maps pre-installed and activated - start game with gameranger on gameranger.com in order to play multiplayer
- +20 new MechWarriors
- new MixedTech Patch for Solo- and Multiplayer comparing all technologies into logistic purchases (full mechs, warriors, vehicles & equipment)
"

 
Last edited:

FordGT90Concept

"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Joined
Oct 13, 2008
Messages
26,240 (5.24/day)
Location
IA, USA
System Name BY-2021
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (65w eco profile)
Motherboard MSI B550 Gaming Plus
Cooling Scythe Mugen (rev 5)
Memory 2 x Kingston HyperX DDR4-3200 32 GiB
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Storage Samsung 980 Pro, Seagate Exos X12 TB 7200 RPM
Display(s) Nixeus NX-EDG274K (3840x2160@144 DP) + Samsung SyncMaster 906BW (1440x900@60 HDMI-DVI)
Case Coolermaster HAF 932 w/ USB 3.0 5.25" bay
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150, Micca OriGen+
Power Supply Enermax Platimax 850w
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei RAW
Keyboard Tesoro Excalibur
Software Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Faster than the tortoise; slower than the hare.
I'm at 277 days in Battletech, have 2.4 million in the bank, and the game is starting to feel grindy. Previous HBS games had the mediocre combat balanced with excellent story. This game does not. Story is sparse. Non-story missions are very generic. Add to it other pet peeves like not being able to lock a target and hover over move spots to check accuracies, the over use of UI animations (pretty the first time, frustrating now), the uselessness of light mechs once medium are available, inability to change armor by 1 (jumps to a number divisible by 5 and then by 5 thereafter), UI complaining about being underweight when you're at 44.98 of 45 tons), and the game has crashed for me once. Also, I disagree with @Yukikaze on the music: it's completely forgettable.

If you're looking for something like X-Com, sure, get it. Overall though, I'd call it mediocre.
 

Kursah

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 15, 2006
Messages
14,231 (2.48/day)
Location
Missoula, MT, USA
System Name Kursah's Gaming Rig 2018 - Ryzen+ Edition | SpartanCore | SpartanCore2
Processor R7 2700X @ Stock (3.7/4.35) w/PBO+XFR2 | i7 3770 3.4/3.9 Stock | i7 4770 3.4/3.9 Stock
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X370-F Gaming | Intel DQ77MK | SuperMicro X10SLQ
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S Push-Pull + NT-H1 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4
Memory 16GB (2x8) G.Skill DDR4-3200 | 16GB (4x4) Samsung DDR3-1600 | 32GB (4x8) Mushkin Stealth DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming 6G LE @ Stock | Onboard Intel HD 4000 | Onboard Intel HD 4600
Storage SSD 250GB + 960GB, 1x2TB | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x2TB (6TB) | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x3TB (9TB)
Display(s) Samsung 32" TV IPS 1080p, Dell 23" U2312HM IPS 1080p | 19" Dell on KVM..mostly headless operation.
Case Corsair 600C - Stock Fans on Low | Lian Li Lancool PC-K7 - Cougar fans | Modified Lenovo TS430 Case
Audio Device(s) Aune T1 mk1 > AKG K553 Pro + HiFiMAN HE-350 (Equalizer APO + PeaceUI) | Not in use
Power Supply EVGA 750G2 Modular + APC Back-UPS Pro 1500 | EVGA KR500 80+ Bronze (Both) + APC Smart-UPS 1500
Mouse Logitech G502 | Dell USB Laser Mouse (KVM)
Keyboard Logitech G15 rv2 | Dell USB Keyboard (KVM)
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows Server 2012 R2 (Hyper-V) | Windows Server 2016 (Hyper-V)
Also, for MechCommander fans out there I recommend checking out MechCommander: Darkest Hours.


http://www.nogutsnogalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=4427.0

A bunch of modders made custom campaigns for the original Mechcommander and a modder over at NGNG made a compilation of all of the campaigns integrated together along with lots of bugfixes and updates. Mechcommander is freeware and you can download the iso off the NGNG forum.

From the website:
"
- 89 missions original campaign merge
- 41 missions expansion campaign merge
- 95 solo missions to play (Solo-Mission-Update Part II available)
- 64 multi-player mission maps pre-installed and activated - start game with gameranger on gameranger.com in order to play multiplayer
- +20 new MechWarriors
- new MixedTech Patch for Solo- and Multiplayer comparing all technologies into logistic purchases (full mechs, warriors, vehicles & equipment)
"

This is AWESOME, I haven't played MechCommander for so long. I don't have my physical copy any longer. Time see if I can dig up another copy. :D

I've been playing a lot of Total Annihilation lately, with the community patch/mod. I also keep a second installed copy that has the Escalation mod as well. Has been surprisingly fun to return to that one, and frankly I find myself enjoying Ashes of the Singularity more when I switch gears and play it as well. One would think it'd make me want to play SupCom more, and I tried...but it just didn't keep me as entertained as TA and Ashes are at the moment. Not that I can complain. I've also been playing some of the Zero-K SP campaign as well, I do gotta say that game has come a long ways and is mighty impressive for what it is.

:toast:
 
Joined
Mar 6, 2007
Messages
717 (0.13/day)
Processor i9 9900k @ 5.1 Ghz
Motherboard Asrock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Bitspower Monoblock, EK GPU FC Blocks, 2x 480 swiftech rads, D5, Monsoon Dualbay Res
Memory 32gb G.Skill DDR4 3200mhz CL14
Video Card(s) 2x EVGA 1080Ti FTW3 DT
Storage Samsung Evo 860 500gb, Samsung Evo 860 1Tb x2, WD Red 6TB x3
Display(s) Acer xb270hu 144hz 2560x1440
Case Enthoo Primo
Audio Device(s) Schiit Modi Multibit/Magni3 - M1060 (fuzzor+LQi cable+Eikon suede)/ATH-W1000X (Purrin's mod+suede)
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova 1300w
Mouse Razer Orochi
Keyboard Tesoro
Software TeamOS W10 Pro/W7 Pro
This is AWESOME, I haven't played MechCommander for so long. I don't have my physical copy any longer. Time see if I can dig up another copy. :D

I've been playing a lot of Total Annihilation lately, with the community patch/mod. I also keep a second installed copy that has the Escalation mod as well. Has been surprisingly fun to return to that one, and frankly I find myself enjoying Ashes of the Singularity more when I switch gears and play it as well. One would think it'd make me want to play SupCom more, and I tried...but it just didn't keep me as entertained as TA and Ashes are at the moment. Not that I can complain. I've also been playing some of the Zero-K SP campaign as well, I do gotta say that game has come a long ways and is mighty impressive for what it is.

:toast:
You can get the original Mechcommander Gold iso from No Guts No Galaxy (it's freeware) or download the Darkest Hours mod and that includes the iso as well.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Sep 17, 2014
Messages
16,664 (5.86/day)
Location
The Washing Machine
Processor i7 8700k 4.6Ghz @ 1.24V
Motherboard AsRock Fatal1ty K6 Z370
Cooling beQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200/C16
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X @ 2100/5500
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 1TB + Samsung 830 256GB + Crucial BX100 250GB + Toshiba 1TB HDD
Display(s) Gigabyte G34QWC (3440x1440)
Case Fractal Design Define C TG
Audio Device(s) Situational :)
Power Supply EVGA G2 750W
Mouse XTRFY M42
Keyboard Lenovo Thinkpad Trackpoint II
Software W10 x64

Ahhzz

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Feb 27, 2008
Messages
8,104 (1.55/day)
System Name Silence / Ironic
Processor Intel i5-10400 / Intel 2500k 4.4Ghz
Motherboard MSI Z490 A-Pro Motherboard / ASROCK|Z68 PROFESSIONAL Gen 3
Cooling Corsair H75 / Corsair H60
Memory 32GB Team Dark Za 3600 / 32GB GSkill Ripjaw X 1866
Video Card(s) Palit GeForce RTX 2070 / Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X 4Gb
Storage WD BLACK SN750 500GB NVMe / Samsung 860 EVO 1Tb
Display(s) 22" Dell Wide/24" Asus
Case Lian Li PC-101 ATX custom mod / Antec Lanboy Air Black & Blue
Audio Device(s) SB Audigy 7.1
Power Supply Corsair Enthusiast TX750
Mouse Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless / Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Keyboard K68 RGB — CHERRY® MX Red
Software Win 7 Ult 64 bit
Joined
Jan 13, 2016
Messages
657 (0.28/day)
Location
127.0.0.1, London, UK
System Name Warranty Void Mk.IV
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Motherboard Asus X470-I Strix
Cooling Arctic Freezer 240 + 2x Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 140mm / Silverstone 120mm Slim
Memory Crucial Ballistix Elite 3600MHz 2x8GB CL16 - Tightened Sub-timings
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 2080 XC Ultra
Storage WD SN550 / MX300 / MX500
Display(s) AOC CU34G2 / LG 29UM69G-B - Auxilary
Case CM NR200p / Silverstone RVZ03-B
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC 1220+SupremeFX
Power Supply Corsair CX550M 550W / Silverstone SX650-G 650W
Mouse Logitech G302/G502/G203 / RPG: Corsair Nightsword
Keyboard CM Masterkeys Pro M / Asus Sagaris GK100
VR HMD Oculus Rift S
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 - LTSB
I was playing Battlezone: Combat Commander. The remaster looks great and has full ultrawide support with an FOV Slider. Yay.

Then I got into the game and remembered the braindead AI units both in campaign and instant action. You get a squad of 5 tanks and only 2 of them are actually shooting at the enemy craft. It's like they're radar blind.

Most of the craft aren't fast enough to dodge any kind of weapon when trying to use side movement. It's not fun when there's no skill involved in trying to beat AI craft. And best tactics to defeat defensive structures is to either rush with a bunch of units and lose a lot of them in the process or just be a scaredy cat, use mortars or other long range weapons and avoid getting hit altogether.

Sniping pilots, base building and hovering fast around mountains were the only things that were fun to do. None of the gameplay seems to have been touched, most of the fixes of BZ2 Unofficial Patch seemed to have crossed over to BZCC. Though I'm not entirely sure, I haven't made an in-depth comparison between the two, campaign is exactly the same as vanilla.

I know you can get mods to make the game more interesting, but Steam Workshop won't work for me and there's no other way to get mods for that version of the game. AFAIK old mods and addons from BZ2 won't work. So forget playing something like Fleshstorm 2.

I liked those dual-cannon linked tanks or warriors you could get with some Recycler variants.

I would play some multi-player matches, but most of them don't host for noobs, any-time I get into a game I get constantly sniped out the hovercraft. That's the whole match sometimes, just sniping each other.

I'd rather play Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries right now, but it's not out yet. I always wished MekTek finished their MW4:Mercs project, they canned it and went to develop Heavy Gear or something. More mechs, directional jumpjets, mouse controlled target/crosshair like in MW3, all of that gone. There was a public beta version but it was short lived, and there are 0 links to a patch that contains the files. So it's been vaporware since they released the video on YT showing all the features they could have had, nobody took over the project and I think the MechWarrior IP holders wanted them to stop hosting the files for the MW4:Mercs free release. You can still find links on the internet to places that host the game though.

Personally, I've burnt out on real-time strategy games, I've been playing them for a long time, they get either stale too quickly because of the repetitive nature or too complex with a lot of micro-management. A lot of genres have been just, not fun. I'm missing out on a lot on great indie games, but I just feel like they might be too short or have weak story/gameplay to justify buying them. I don't want to invest time into something that's just meh, I don't get a lot of free time when out of work these days, so I'm trying to make the most of it. And I seem to be bad at managing that. (I literally bought a game that I'm going to stop playing after a week. a.k.a BZCC, because I had high hopes for it)
 
Last edited:

Tatty_One

Senior Moder@tor
Staff member
Joined
Jan 18, 2006
Messages
24,937 (4.15/day)
Location
Hartlebury, Worcestershire, UK
System Name The Grey
Processor Intel Comet Lake Core i5 10600K
Motherboard MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
Cooling Artic Cooling Liquid Freezer II 280mm AIO + 4 Phantek 140mm case fans
Memory 16GB Patriot Viper Steel DDR4 4133Mhz @ 4000Mhz 16-16-16-36 2T 1.43v
Video Card(s) Gigabyte RTX 2060 SUPER Windforce OC 8GB
Storage WD Blue SN550 1TB M.2 NVME//SkHynix 120GB SSD//CrucialM4 64GB SSD
Display(s) AOC Q2781PQ 27 inch Ultra Slim 2560 x 1440 IPS
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Windowed - Gunmetal
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1200-VD1 via SPDIF/Sony AVR through Tangent 4.1 speakers/Yamaha YST-SW40 sub
Power Supply Seasonic Core Gold 650w Semi modular
Mouse Coolermaster Storm Octane wired
Keyboard Element Gaming Carbon Mk2 Tournament Mech
Software Win 10 Home x64
You can get the original Mechcommander Gold iso from No Guts No Galaxy (it's freeware) or download the Darkest Hours mod and that includes the iso as well.
Will they run on Windows 10? I have resurrected a couple of my very old games but whatever compatibility mode I try in 10 they are borked.
 
Joined
Nov 3, 2013
Messages
2,123 (0.67/day)
Location
Serbia
Processor Ryzen 3600
Motherboard X570 I Aorus Pro
Cooling Noctua L12S + Kryonaut
Memory HyperX Fury 2 x 8GB 3200 CL16
Video Card(s) RX 470 Nitro+ 4GB
Storage SX8200 Pro 512 / 860 Evo SATA 250GB
Display(s) 24G2U
Case NR200P
Power Supply Ion SFX 650
Mouse G703
Keyboard Apex m500 (gateron yellow)
Software W10
INSIDE

Loved Limbo, and currently loving this as well.
Best gameplay aspect is that there are, beside movement, only 2 controls, jump and action. And all additional difficulty is made with smart puzzles.

Also don't know why, but the game reminds me of an old PS1 hidden gem, Heart of Darkness

Btw, the game is on an 50% discount on steam atm.
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2014
Messages
16,664 (5.86/day)
Location
The Washing Machine
Processor i7 8700k 4.6Ghz @ 1.24V
Motherboard AsRock Fatal1ty K6 Z370
Cooling beQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200/C16
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X @ 2100/5500
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 1TB + Samsung 830 256GB + Crucial BX100 250GB + Toshiba 1TB HDD
Display(s) Gigabyte G34QWC (3440x1440)
Case Fractal Design Define C TG
Audio Device(s) Situational :)
Power Supply EVGA G2 750W
Mouse XTRFY M42
Keyboard Lenovo Thinkpad Trackpoint II
Software W10 x64
OMG Tower of Time is one helluva concept and impression thus far. Sleeper hit material

I'll update this post with some screens later... in brief:
- In your younger days you discover this tower, the world is post-cataclysm and living conditions are dire. You believe the tower holds the key to restoring the world.
- During adulthood you venture back into the tower and lead a group of soldiers into its depths (yes, depths, you'll see)

Game mechanics: exploration through beautiful scenery, contains many environment based puzzles and probably a whole lot I haven't seen yet - you meet enemies, they walk towards you slowly and you enter an instanced battlefield.

Battlefields contain several waves of enemies. Combat is realtime with pause/slow-mo options, and it basically presents a beautiful mix of a Starcraft-like micro game with an itemization/stat based progression system on top. Skill trees are customizable much like Dragon Age (choose A or B per skill tier to specialize) has it, except goes a lot deeper and really enables different party setups. Some skills like a wall of stone can be 'hand drawn' to determine area of effect. The party uses trinity (tank/healer/dps) and a threat system and the battles offer new challenges such as enemies that constantly drain health, have aura's, etc. Positioning is key, timing is key, party management is key. You can really control the battle and you really do have to, to win.

During exploration mode you can return to the city which has several buildings that can be upgraded to improve the party and its equipment, quite similar to Darkest Dungeon without being a self-chastising exercise.

So far I'm incredibly impressed. From the narrator voice and delivery of the story to the atmosphere in this odd 'tower'... I might not sleep tonight ;)

It looks nice too
TowerOfTime_2018_04_27_19_22_07_081.jpg


TowerOfTime_2018_04_27_19_23_10_558.jpg
 
Joined
Nov 13, 2007
Messages
9,003 (1.69/day)
Location
Austin Texas
System Name Espresso Machine
Processor 12600K @ 5.2Ghz
Motherboard MSI 690-I PRO
Cooling 280MM push pull water Loop
Memory 32 GB DDR5 6200 MHZ 32-35-35-67
Video Card(s) MSI Ventus RTX 3080 UC @1810mhz 775mv
Storage 3x1TB SSDs, 2TB SSD
Display(s) LG CX OLED 48"
Case SLIGER S610
Audio Device(s) Bose Solo
Power Supply Corsair SF750
Mouse Superlight wireless
Keyboard 65% mini hyperspeed wireless
Software Windows 11
OMG Tower of Time is one helluva concept and impression thus far. Sleeper hit material

I'll update this post with some screens later... in brief:
- In your younger days you discover this tower, the world is post-cataclysm and living conditions are dire. You believe the tower holds the key to restoring the world.
- During adulthood you venture back into the tower and lead a group of soldiers into its depths (yes, depths, you'll see)

Game mechanics: exploration through beautiful scenery, contains many environment based puzzles and probably a whole lot I haven't seen yet - you meet enemies, they walk towards you slowly and you enter an instanced battlefield.

Battlefields contain several waves of enemies. Combat is realtime with pause/slow-mo options, and it basically presents a beautiful mix of a Starcraft-like micro game with an itemization/stat based progression system on top. Skill trees are customizable much like Dragon Age (choose A or B per skill tier to specialize) has it, except goes a lot deeper and really enables different party setups. Some skills like a wall of stone can be 'hand drawn' to determine area of effect. The party uses trinity (tank/healer/dps) and a threat system and the battles offer new challenges such as enemies that constantly drain health, have aura's, etc. Positioning is key, timing is key, party management is key. You can really control the battle and you really do have to, to win.

During exploration mode you can return to the city which has several buildings that can be upgraded to improve the party and its equipment, quite similar to Darkest Dungeon without being a self-chastising exercise.

So far I'm incredibly impressed. From the narrator voice and delivery of the story to the atmosphere in this odd 'tower'... I might not sleep tonight ;)

It looks nice tooView attachment 100286

View attachment 100285

This looks awesome... definitely going to check this out
 
Joined
Mar 6, 2007
Messages
717 (0.13/day)
Processor i9 9900k @ 5.1 Ghz
Motherboard Asrock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Bitspower Monoblock, EK GPU FC Blocks, 2x 480 swiftech rads, D5, Monsoon Dualbay Res
Memory 32gb G.Skill DDR4 3200mhz CL14
Video Card(s) 2x EVGA 1080Ti FTW3 DT
Storage Samsung Evo 860 500gb, Samsung Evo 860 1Tb x2, WD Red 6TB x3
Display(s) Acer xb270hu 144hz 2560x1440
Case Enthoo Primo
Audio Device(s) Schiit Modi Multibit/Magni3 - M1060 (fuzzor+LQi cable+Eikon suede)/ATH-W1000X (Purrin's mod+suede)
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova 1300w
Mouse Razer Orochi
Keyboard Tesoro
Software TeamOS W10 Pro/W7 Pro
Will they run on Windows 10? I have resurrected a couple of my very old games but whatever compatibility mode I try in 10 they are borked.
Yup! They run on Win10. I have not personally done it, but there are plenty who do. Sean Lang (Phil) does his Ironman playthroughs on youtube on Win10.

Instructions:


Written Instructions:
http://forums.mechcommander.co.uk/topic/9048592/1/
 
Joined
Oct 20, 2015
Messages
450 (0.18/day)
Location
Michigan
System Name Velka
Processor R5 3600
Motherboard MSI MPG X570
Cooling Wraith stealth
Memory Corsair vengeance 3000mhz
Video Card(s) RX 6650xt
Storage Crucial P1 1TB/ 1tb WD blue
Display(s) LG 29WN600-W + Insignia NS-PMG248
Case Corsair 400r
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair HX1000i
Mouse Logitech G403 Hero
Keyboard Redragon K556
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores No thanks
Currently in between jobs so I've had a alot of time to game, so I've replayed all of the Mass effect games except Andromeda due to some performance issues. I also beat Divinity at long last. Trying to play through dragon age Inquisition but not very fast.
 
Joined
Nov 13, 2007
Messages
9,003 (1.69/day)
Location
Austin Texas
System Name Espresso Machine
Processor 12600K @ 5.2Ghz
Motherboard MSI 690-I PRO
Cooling 280MM push pull water Loop
Memory 32 GB DDR5 6200 MHZ 32-35-35-67
Video Card(s) MSI Ventus RTX 3080 UC @1810mhz 775mv
Storage 3x1TB SSDs, 2TB SSD
Display(s) LG CX OLED 48"
Case SLIGER S610
Audio Device(s) Bose Solo
Power Supply Corsair SF750
Mouse Superlight wireless
Keyboard 65% mini hyperspeed wireless
Software Windows 11
Currently in between jobs so I've had a alot of time to game, so I've replayed all of the Mass effect games except Andromeda due to some performance issues. I also beat Divinity at long last. Trying to play through dragon age Inquisition but not very fast.

Dragon Age inquisition was too painful to finish. I stopped having fun after about 2 hours.
 

Kursah

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 15, 2006
Messages
14,231 (2.48/day)
Location
Missoula, MT, USA
System Name Kursah's Gaming Rig 2018 - Ryzen+ Edition | SpartanCore | SpartanCore2
Processor R7 2700X @ Stock (3.7/4.35) w/PBO+XFR2 | i7 3770 3.4/3.9 Stock | i7 4770 3.4/3.9 Stock
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X370-F Gaming | Intel DQ77MK | SuperMicro X10SLQ
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S Push-Pull + NT-H1 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4
Memory 16GB (2x8) G.Skill DDR4-3200 | 16GB (4x4) Samsung DDR3-1600 | 32GB (4x8) Mushkin Stealth DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming 6G LE @ Stock | Onboard Intel HD 4000 | Onboard Intel HD 4600
Storage SSD 250GB + 960GB, 1x2TB | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x2TB (6TB) | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x3TB (9TB)
Display(s) Samsung 32" TV IPS 1080p, Dell 23" U2312HM IPS 1080p | 19" Dell on KVM..mostly headless operation.
Case Corsair 600C - Stock Fans on Low | Lian Li Lancool PC-K7 - Cougar fans | Modified Lenovo TS430 Case
Audio Device(s) Aune T1 mk1 > AKG K553 Pro + HiFiMAN HE-350 (Equalizer APO + PeaceUI) | Not in use
Power Supply EVGA 750G2 Modular + APC Back-UPS Pro 1500 | EVGA KR500 80+ Bronze (Both) + APC Smart-UPS 1500
Mouse Logitech G502 | Dell USB Laser Mouse (KVM)
Keyboard Logitech G15 rv2 | Dell USB Keyboard (KVM)
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows Server 2012 R2 (Hyper-V) | Windows Server 2016 (Hyper-V)
I was playing Battlezone: Combat Commander. The remaster looks great and has full ultrawide support with an FOV Slider. Yay.

I've been eager but holding off to buy BZCC. Looks like I'll keep waiting. I have had fun with BZ98R though, but that one has its faults as well and I don't really do much multiplayer-wise anymore. I'm also busy with work, kids, wife, etc. So I understand your frustration when your limited time feels wasted on a game that feels unfinished, still a beta or bugged. I was also feeling burned out on some games and just trying to find something that when I do have time to sit down and play it, I can have some genuine fun and feel it was worth my time. Not many new games accomplish that for me in the small amount of time I have.

I'm still playing plenty of Total Annihilation with 3.9.02, with and without the Escalation Mod. Damn good game still to this day, and plays great in Win 10 at 1080. The only issues I have is that I want to tweak the controls to be more modernized, and you can't minimize or alt-tab out without the game going blank on you, forcing you to close it and start it back up. Frankly for a game from 1997 that isn't a remaster/redux, I'm still impressed and content.

I'm also still playing plenty of Ashes of the Singularity Escalation, going back through the campaigns and having quite a bit of fun doing it. Also doing skirmishes against the AI and seeing how they react to different strategies. I know high level players say the AI is only okay in Ashes, but I find it refreshingly challenging and surprising at times. Overall this is a fun RTS for me to play, it isn't the most exciting and has some areas where it feels more generic, but recent balance adjustments have kept gameplay engaging and fun for me.

Last but not least, been playing SupCom2 with my youngest son again. We still call it a rematch (even if we're not facing off against each other) after almost 5 years. This is still a fun and more casual approach to large scale RTS gameplay in a digestible level that fits my time needs and allows me to do some strategic gameplay that isn't too dumbed down. Not saying SupCom2 is complex, but there's also RTS games with much less than it has to offer. Many scoff at this game, but frankly it is still fun to play, especially with my kid, we take on some AI and have a blast (literally and figuratively) with it! :)
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2014
Messages
16,664 (5.86/day)
Location
The Washing Machine
Processor i7 8700k 4.6Ghz @ 1.24V
Motherboard AsRock Fatal1ty K6 Z370
Cooling beQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200/C16
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X @ 2100/5500
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 1TB + Samsung 830 256GB + Crucial BX100 250GB + Toshiba 1TB HDD
Display(s) Gigabyte G34QWC (3440x1440)
Case Fractal Design Define C TG
Audio Device(s) Situational :)
Power Supply EVGA G2 750W
Mouse XTRFY M42
Keyboard Lenovo Thinkpad Trackpoint II
Software W10 x64
Battles in Tower of Time

Spawn rates of new waves are fixed, so if you don't kill fast enough, you get overwhelmed...

TowerOfTime_2018_04_27_21_02_09_702.jpg


TowerOfTime_2018_04_27_21_02_43_282.jpg
TowerOfTime_2018_04_27_21_02_53_043.jpg
 
Joined
Oct 20, 2015
Messages
450 (0.18/day)
Location
Michigan
System Name Velka
Processor R5 3600
Motherboard MSI MPG X570
Cooling Wraith stealth
Memory Corsair vengeance 3000mhz
Video Card(s) RX 6650xt
Storage Crucial P1 1TB/ 1tb WD blue
Display(s) LG 29WN600-W + Insignia NS-PMG248
Case Corsair 400r
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair HX1000i
Mouse Logitech G403 Hero
Keyboard Redragon K556
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores No thanks
Dragon Age inquisition was too painful to finish. I stopped having fun after about 2 hours.
i agree its getting to the point where i dont really wanna play it, i may just do a re run of a dwarven nobel on origins
 
Top