64 years old, gaming all my life, using Linux since Ubuntu 8.04. Running a dual-boot Windoze 7 and Kubntu 13.04 with MATE, both 64-bit.

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oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Dec 2 2013, 4:17pm says:

I did get the .trn file and placed it in savedgames/ThereCanBeOnlyTwo, which is where my pretender file is.

+1 vote   member: Vulpes_Inculta
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Dec 2 2013, 12:42pm says:

I'm in my very first MP game, submitted my pretender, but I'm a little unsure how to proceed.

If I select "Network," enter www.llamaserver.net, and then it asks for a port. Port 80 is not accepted, so what is the port?

A .trn file is to be sent to me?

Sorry to be asking, but I want to play MP, and I don't (yet) know how!

+1 vote   member: Vulpes_Inculta
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Dec 2 2013, 10:16am replied:

Right-click the game name in the Play menu and select "View CD Key.,"

+1 vote   game: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Nov 10 2013, 8:49am says:

"These are the original DOS games." Therefore, they run on DOSBox, and the game should run the same on any platform.

HOWEVER: libSDL_sound-1.0.so.1 was not installed on my system, and DOSBox was not marked as executable, so it took a little fiddling, but they do run on Linux.

+1 vote   game: Castles 1 & 2
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Sep 14 2013, 5:02pm says:

Is there a way to set resoultion? On my 1366x768 laptop, there is severe overscan to the point that menu items are beyond the edge of the screen. Is there a commnand line switch to set resolution?

+1 vote   game: The Provinces Of Midland - Argskin
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Sep 2 2013, 1:54am says:

Hooray! Started Ur...this is going to be FUN!

+3 votes   game: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Aug 23 2013, 6:42pm replied:

I'm going to take the .pdf to a print shop and get it spiral bound, like a certain game that used to be sold by Another Company had printed. I keep my DOM3 manual within close reach.

+1 vote   game: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Aug 23 2013, 6:38pm replied:

Print out the manual; it'll tell you a lot about playing the game that isn't obvious if you learn-while-playing.

+1 vote   game: Conquest of Elysium 3
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Aug 14 2013, 9:11am says:

Ordered (finally)! Now it's just a matter of patience...

+4 votes   game: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Aug 4 2013, 10:50am says:

I could play LA Mictlan...

+1 vote   member: Xeelee
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Jul 16 2013, 11:51am says:

Thank you for your amazingly great games; I bought COE3 as soon as it was available (preordered!) and as soon as I have the $$$. I've been playing DOM3 for three years, and bought it from Sharpnel as well as rebuying it from Deaura. You could say I'm a fan...

+3 votes   group: Illwinter Game Design
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Jul 12 2013, 5:47pm says:

Oh. My. Pretender. I am stunned to hear of this news. I will be buying (next month, preordering)

+3 votes   game: Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Jul 1 2013, 11:36am says:

Here's my command line output:

./clonk --sync
[22:36:23] Using XRandR version 1.4
[22:36:23] Command line: ./clonk
[22:36:24] OpenClonk Beyond the Rocks Delta
[22:36:24] Version: 5.3.3 [025] Delta linux-x86 (b78664b43cae)
The program 'clonk' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadRROutput (invalid Output parameter)'.
(Details: serial 521 error_code 147 request_code 140 minor_code 9)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

I'm running Xubuntu13.04 on an Acer C7 with Sandy Bridge graphics. Other games run surprisingly well.

+1 vote   group: OpenClonk Fans
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Jan 11 2013, 1:28pm replied:

Just click on "Random" when that screen comes up, and you'll be able to select all the races for that era.

+2 votes   game: Dominions 3: The Awakening
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Dec 19 2012, 5:49pm says:

Well, I *did* buy DOM3 again, from Desura, and it was to support Desura as well as to support Illwinter. Yeah, I could have bought a relative the game, but my nephew, my only game-playing relative, is a DOTA2 fan...

+1 vote   member: Maerlande
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Dec 17 2012, 10:45pm replied:

Yeah, but you do get the manual from GOG; I've even suggested Linux players of 7kaa to buy the GOG version just for the manual, which can really improve understanding of this surprisingly complex game.

+1 vote   game: Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Dec 16 2012, 12:33am says:

In fact, a number of mods adding Warhammer nations and units have been published. It is the DEEPEST stretegy game that can be found.

+1 vote   article: Dominions 3: The Awakening Available on Desura
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Dec 16 2012, 12:28am says:

I bought the disc version 2 years ago and am strongly considering buying it again on Desura for the updates, which I *assume* are still coming. Besides, I have already gotten way more than $60 of gameplay from what is the best strategy game I have ever played.

+4 votes   game: Dominions 3: The Awakening
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Dec 3 2012, 10:32am says:

When Dominions 3 is available on Desura, will Shrapnel customers be able to install using their keycodes? If not, will be be able to update through Desura? What will happen to the Shrapnel DOM3 forums?

Enquiring people want to know...

+3 votes   group: Illwinter Game Design
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Dec 3 2012, 10:27am says:

It's exciting news that Dominions 3 will soon be available on Desura. The question I have is, as a Shrapnel purchaser, will I be able to get the 3.28 update from Desura? Will I be able to reinstall from Desura using my key code?

This is my #1 favorite game; I like COE3, but DOM3 is the be-all and end-all of strategy gaming.

+2 votes   member: Kristoffer.Osterman
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Sep 21 2012, 9:18pm says:

I remember this fondly from the old XP days. It's a game in which you have little direct control on the good guys, except to place a bounty on baddies. A lot of building and upgrading, and a lot of fun. On my wishlist, certainly.

+5 votes   game: Majesty Gold
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Jun 29 2012, 3:58pm says:

I tried the demo and it ran on my 64-bit Ubuntu (using MATE) just fine. I bought it immediately. It appears that more, uh, GAME is in this, unlike Populous. Yes, terraforming is a little sketchy still (but I notice I canna terraform the enemy's land, which is As It Should Be), but I am impressed with this newest example of the New Age of Low-End Graphics (pioneered with the Pretender-like Dominions 3) filled chock-full of Gaming Goodness.

Glad I bought it on Desura for the timely updates, too.

+5 votes   game: Reprisal
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Jun 29 2012, 3:12pm says:

This looks like POPULOUS, only not with the same basic scenario over and over. I'm buying!

+2 votes   media: Reprisal - game play footage
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 May 31 2012, 8:28pm says:

I was a fan of this back when Windows 98 was new; no other RTS game featured what this baby has, and none (with the exception of Seven Kingdoms II) has ever tried what this game does. It's a complete winner, even with its rough edges.

+1 vote   game: Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Feb 20 2012, 6:55pm replied:

Yes, just as in Dominions 3, you right-click on a unit to see the text box.

+2 votes   game: Conquest of Elysium 3
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Feb 20 2012, 10:24am says:

Ooh, it's better-looking that Dominions 3, has terrific music, and is just as much fun to play as Dominions 3, with just as much replay value. GET IT!

+4 votes   group: Illwinter Game Design
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Feb 8 2012, 7:27pm says:

Preordered and it's 12 days away!

+2 votes   game: Conquest of Elysium 3
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Feb 8 2012, 7:26pm says:

Now I'm waiting for Conquest of Elysium 3. I preordered it and it comes on the 20th.

+1 vote   member: oldrocker99
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Jan 24 2012, 7:46pm says:

This will be the best turn-based strategy game since...Dominions 3?

+2 votes   game: Conquest of Elysium 3
oldrocker99
oldrocker99 Oct 27 2011, 7:24pm says:

Been playing Dominions 3 over just about everything else...

+1 vote   member: oldrocker99
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