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Discussion of the space strategy game where you design ships, issue orders to your fleet, then play hands-off battles against human or AI designed enemies.
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Newb

Postby Vek » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:26 am

Howdy.

Absolutely love this game. The concept is sheer genius.

Cliff, buy yourself a beer on me.

OK, who was the hero in Star Wars was a question to ensure I wasn't a bot. I said Obi Wan, then I said Han Solo. Luke? Really?

Let's say a 40 ish yr old guy, like myself, who is a computer idiot was to DL the dreadnaught mod. It takes me an hr to figure out where to put it even reading the instructions. Now, let's say my dreadnaught is a giant white square?

I do love this game. It gives me the joy of Total War epic battles without all the trade and diplomacy nonsense. The game has the best name ever.

Happy to spend my mid-life crisis destroying spacecraft.

Cheers,
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Re: Newb

Postby Vek » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:38 am

Hahaha, I posted in General.
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Re: Newb

Postby Vek » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:39 am

Darkstar, you are on top of it.
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Re: Newb

Postby darkstar076 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:55 am

Hey, its what i do ;)

Anyways, G'Day Vek and welcome to the forums.

Vek wrote:Howdy.

Absolutely love this game. The concept is sheer genius.

Cliff, buy yourself a beer on me.

OK, who was the hero in Star Wars was a question to ensure I wasn't a bot. I said Obi Wan, then I said Han Solo. Luke? Really?

Ah, the good ol bot question, without it we would be drowning in spam


Vek wrote:Let's say a 40 ish yr old guy, like myself, who is a computer idiot was to DL the dreadnaught mod. It takes me an hr to figure out where to put it even reading the instructions. Now, let's say my dreadnaught is a giant white square?

As you are new around here I will give you the 5 cent tour.

First of we are in the General Forum, it is in here you are free to talk about GSB in General. In here you will find useful information as ideal ship designs and diarys of various space admirals as they conquer the various systems.

Next area of note is the Modding section where you have already been through to acquire the dreadnaught Mod, be sure to stop and savour the history that was presented as it represents some of the finest lore this side of the quadrant.

In the event that you need mod assistance, it would be best to contact a member of the Friendly Community Mod Squad throught the modding forum as the support on a few of the mods have discontinued. (and the support forum is for the vanilla game)

Should you feel up for a challenge and wish to test your mettle then there is no better place than the Challenges and Tournaments
section.

Vek wrote:I do love this game. It gives me the joy of Total War epic battles without all the trade and diplomacy nonsense. The game has the best name ever.

Happy to spend my mid-life crisis destroying spacecraft.

Cheers,

May your Battles be Gratuitous
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Re: Newb

Postby Vek » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:18 am

Thanks Darkstar.

I did add some subforum stuff. It was more in a way to explain where I was in the game.

My tactics are pretty much heavy cruisers and fighters.

My pc speed and memory would require a Saint to sit through the lag in a challenge match.

I'm kinda amazed the game is this old and I didn't here of it. I played CC3(close Combat 3): and it's many mods in the last decade online. This game reminds me of that one, CC3 is amazing.

I'll try to post in the appropriate subforum in the future.
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Re: Newb

Postby darkstar076 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:40 am

Vek wrote:I'll try to post in the appropriate subforum in the future.

I should clarify, the Support forum is mainly for the Support of the vanilla game.
Any errors you have with the various mods - really should be placed in the modding fourm.
(which I already have done)

Vek wrote:My pc speed and memory would require a Saint to sit through the lag in a challenge match.

I feel your pain - Pentium III pain.

Vek wrote:I'm kinda amazed the game is this old and I didn't here of it. I played CC3(close Combat 3): and it's many mods in the last decade online. This game reminds me of that one, CC3 is amazing.

I never heard of CC3 :P
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Re: Newb

Postby Berny_74 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:57 pm

Vek wrote:
I'm kinda amazed the game is this old and I didn't here of it. I played CC3(close Combat 3): and it's many mods in the last decade online. This game reminds me of that one, CC3 is amazing.

I'll try to post in the appropriate subforum in the future.


What about Close Combat V? The Normandy campaign? Wasn't too keen on The Russian Front, preferred #2, a bridge too far over, it it.

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Re: Newb

Postby Vek » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:34 am

Benny, CC3 had many mods. Finno/russian mod, Vietnam mod, Great war mod, Western front mod. Pcific mod, etc etc.

The main comparison with GSB is the playability.
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Re: Newb

Postby StigRS77 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:40 am

Definitely wish for a proper Close Combat series reboot. One of the best real-time strategy games I have played.
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Re: Newb

Postby dafrandle » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:37 pm

Vek wrote:Berny, CC3 had many mods. Finno/russian mod, Vietnam mod, Great war mod, Western front mod. Pcific mod, etc etc.

The main comparison with GSB is the playability.




sorry i had too
having a job has allowed me to understand why Archduke Astro has no time to work on his mods
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Re: Newb

Postby obliviondoll » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:08 am

Hey!

I'm not the only newcomer to GSB.

Welcome. Nice to meet you.
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Re: Newb

Postby Vek » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:37 pm

Thanks for the welcomes all.

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