More Reviews
REVIEWS Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Review
Does Beyond Earth lead humanity to a better world or into a nest of aliens?

Screencheat Review
The first FPS in history where looking at your friends’ screens isn’t cheating; it’s a requirement.
More Previews
PREVIEWS NHL 2K Preview
NHL 2K has a timely return on mobile devices for your on-the-go hockey fix.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
Release date: Out Now

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Release date: 11/04/14

Far Cry 4
Release date: 11/18/14

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Release date: 11/18/14


LATEST FEATURES Xbox Downloads October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Microsoft's Xbox One console continues an Xbox Live revolution started over a decade ago. Here's hoping Summer of Arcade makes it to the platform next year.

PlayStation Download October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Sony's PSN platform had new games each week along with free offerings for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Take a look at the weekly additions for October.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
I Don't Want to, but I Have To...
By oblivion437
Posted on 10/20/14
Well, Gamergate has spilled over into the mainstream media and the coverage appears to be nearly uniformly dreadful. Take " What is Gamergate, and What Does It Say About Gender In Video Games? " by David Konnow as an example.  It appears that the writer has done little to no...

 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   SmartFeedSmartFeed   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
King of kings, conqueror of conquerors

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Game Revolution Forum Index -> PC
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
De-Ting
Formerly Known as Prince


Joined: 11 Nov 2006
Posts: 7998

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:06 pm    Post subject: King of kings, conqueror of conquerors Reply with quote

Age of Empires II HD is now available for pre-order on Steam for 10% off, plus early access on April 5th.

It ain't no lie, baby. Buy, buy, buy! (Buy buy!)
_________________

o--(^-^)--o
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
madster111
The Original Pie Lover


Joined: 04 Jun 2006
Posts: 6328

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll wait until it gets some patches and's on sale for $10 or so.

I'm fine with AOE2 as it is, anyway - i just finished a match right before i came on GR, actually.
Kicked 2 CPUs ass' with my viking berserkers. Seriously, they're overpowered as hell. I love it. Create a line of them with trebuchets to back them up and nothing can oppose you.

Quick tip incase anybody didn't already know, to fix colours just disable explorer in task manager, and then start it back up when you're finished. Then you can run AOE2 on Win7 64bit perfectly.
_________________
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abWqy3DOnuA

BarackObama,Putin,DavidCameron,XiJinpingAndseveralothers wrote:
Song of the year, every year.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
De-Ting
Formerly Known as Prince


Joined: 11 Nov 2006
Posts: 7998

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My CDs got some corrupted files, so I haven't been able to play in quite a while.

I consider the graphic style of games like AoE II to be far superior to a lot of current styles used today. Same with Diablo II. Seeing that in HD would be like sex for your eyes.
_________________

o--(^-^)--o
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
madster111
The Original Pie Lover


Joined: 04 Jun 2006
Posts: 6328

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the game still looks pretty good these days, even on my laptop. Just crank it up to 1024x768 and deal with the 4:3, or if you must have 16:9 -
http://www.wsgf.org/dr/age-empires-ii-conquerors-expansion/en
You could try that until the 5th. Obviously the purpose built one would work better, but that looks pretty good if you just want 1280x720 or something.

If your CD's dead, just torrent it. There's a pre-installed version with tons of seeds on tbp just you just extract and double click straight away. That's what i'm using right now, because downloading 180mb was quicker than searching through boxes looking for my discs.
It's annoying how CDs degrade over time. I had to torrent Warcraft 3 because the Frozen Throne cd in my battlechest thing decided to die.
_________________
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abWqy3DOnuA

BarackObama,Putin,DavidCameron,XiJinpingAndseveralothers wrote:
Song of the year, every year.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Longo_2_guns
Ruler of the Queen's Navy


Joined: 29 Jun 2003
Posts: 16033

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still play AoEII, but I'd honestly be willing to buy the Steam version still.

Also, Teutons > All
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address MSN Messenger
madster111
The Original Pie Lover


Joined: 04 Jun 2006
Posts: 6328

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kick major Teutonic ass with my Vikings, longo. The CPU is too stupid to pack the bombard towers with archers, so my berserkers just storm in and ruin the place.

I'll probably buy the steam version at some point. I still have random money in my steam wallet thing that's been sitting there for, what, 6+ months?

Then we call do a big GR free-for-all. 8 of us should be keen enough. Maybe we can get ugh in on it and convince him to go for the Goths. I'm sure 5 or 6 rows of wooden walls would be good enough, right?
_________________
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abWqy3DOnuA

BarackObama,Putin,DavidCameron,XiJinpingAndseveralothers wrote:
Song of the year, every year.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
De-Ting
Formerly Known as Prince


Joined: 11 Nov 2006
Posts: 7998

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, Goths. Even as a kid, I knew that if you wanted to kick balls, you set up a random map against Goths.
_________________

o--(^-^)--o
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
213EDD



Joined: 07 Sep 2007
Posts: 287

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wololo
_________________
Lien wrote:
No matter what happens on TPS, Edd always win. He always wins.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LawnGnome



Joined: 25 Apr 2007
Posts: 924

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wants it, but $18 feels awfully steep to me. Fingers crossed for it being $5 during the Steam summer sale.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Green_Lantern
Spacecataz


Joined: 06 Nov 2008
Posts: 5284

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll pick it up once we get closer to April 5. I'm actually pretty excited, I haven't played it in a few years.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
De-Ting
Formerly Known as Prince


Joined: 11 Nov 2006
Posts: 7998

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Wallace pities the fool who's not preloading this game right now.
_________________

o--(^-^)--o
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Green_Lantern
Spacecataz


Joined: 06 Nov 2008
Posts: 5284

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just realized this has Steam achievements....Awesome
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Green_Lantern
Spacecataz


Joined: 06 Nov 2008
Posts: 5284

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worthy of double post.....



If you pre purchased it, you can play now instead of waiting until Monday!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
cyberjim2000
Forum Bum


Joined: 28 Feb 2010
Posts: 1810

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish if you enter the CD key of the previous copy you own that you'll get the HD version half off or something.

EDIT: Oh shit, scratch that. Forgot there was never a CD key for AoE II... man, those were the days.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
De-Ting
Formerly Known as Prince


Joined: 11 Nov 2006
Posts: 7998

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Booting it up. Rogan.
_________________

o--(^-^)--o
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
De-Ting
Formerly Known as Prince


Joined: 11 Nov 2006
Posts: 7998

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green_Lantern wrote:
Just realized this has Steam achievements....Awesome
They're dysfunctional at the moment.
_________________

o--(^-^)--o
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
madster111
The Original Pie Lover


Joined: 04 Jun 2006
Posts: 6328

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So just quickly booted this up to see what was happening.

So, why is this worth more than $1 again? It's literally just AOE2 that's been stretched. There's not even any graphics options. The exact same experience is had with a slightly modified version of the original game, except it's much smaller on your HDD.
_________________
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abWqy3DOnuA

BarackObama,Putin,DavidCameron,XiJinpingAndseveralothers wrote:
Song of the year, every year.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
De-Ting
Formerly Known as Prince


Joined: 11 Nov 2006
Posts: 7998

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it's basically just an update of the original game to run at higher resolutions. And some of the unit animations have a short delay before the loop, which is just ugly. But, being released on the Steam platform, hopefully we'll see more patches and updates, and almost certainly more mods a la Steam Workshop.
_________________

o--(^-^)--o
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Green_Lantern
Spacecataz


Joined: 06 Nov 2008
Posts: 5284

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was getting pretty shitty frame rate when I played yesterday....Hopefully that gets sorted out soon.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Game Revolution Forum Index -> PC All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum