Master of Orion II

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Did anyone else play it? And what's a modern game that's similar to it?

I miss it so much I want to rewrite it, but I'm afraid of all the AI.

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I played it. In fact I still do sometimes with friends (go classic)
I have no idea of a modern game that similar :/
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great game, loved it to death. Would conquer orion and build a million android workers and basically make a factory planet that pumped out 1 titan per turn
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I loved the game, but when I try to run it in classic the screen gets all wonky! If you want help making a port/similar game I would help.
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Have you tried using SheepShaver to run it?

http://www.gibix.net/dokuwiki/en:projects:sheepshaver

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Great game. Great game. Unfortunately, a search reveals no patches to make it OSX native.

I know that Master of Orion III is out, but I've heard it isn't as good...

Other than that, I don't know of any similar games.
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Yeah, Amazon reviews say it sucks. Anyone up for making a clone? If there's no AI, perhaps we can do an online version. The mechanics themselves are pretty simple.

(Btw, I got it to run in Classic, but you have to do the "minimal" or "standard" installs, not the full one, because the paths get messed up.)

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Malarkey Wrote:Have you tried using SheepShaver to run it?

http://www.gibix.net/dokuwiki/en:projects:sheepshaver
Maybe I'll try that.
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Beat it today on average difficulty, small galaxy, average age, average tech, non-tactical combat, no Antarans (I personally hate that aspect of the game), 3 races. Got the Elerians and the Gnolams, which I seem to get a lot. By the end, I had taken each of them down to one non-homeworld colony, with only one colonist. I got the Gnolams there first and then invaded. (They gave me a star system to try to get a peace treaty...hehe.) For the Elerians, I reserved something special - I researched until I got a Stellar Converter, and then destroyed the last planet they had, which had a population of 1. And it was mighty satisfying.

Now I'm moving up to 6 or so races, again in a small galaxy, because it's fun to fight for position.

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diordna Wrote:Beat it today on average difficulty, small galaxy, average age, average tech, non-tactical combat, no Antarans (I personally hate that aspect of the game), 3 races. Got the Elerians and the Gnolams, which I seem to get a lot. By the end, I had taken each of them down to one non-homeworld colony, with only one colonist. I got the Gnolams there first and then invaded. (They gave me a star system to try to get a peace treaty...hehe.) For the Elerians, I reserved something special - I researched until I got a Stellar Converter, and then destroyed the last planet they had, which had a population of 1. And it was mighty satisfying.

Now I'm moving up to 6 or so races, again in a small galaxy, because it's fun to fight for position.

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diordna Wrote:...no Antarans (I personally hate that aspect of the game)...
I always thought the Antarans were a way of making the end of the game challenging since if you make it that far you are usually pretty powerful.
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Posting because MOO2 is an epic game, and I just got it to run very well under sheepshaver.

Loving it.
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Oh man, MoO2 was great. MoO3 wasn't, unfortunately. I still haven't found anything that matches it.

I take it no one here ever wrote a clone. Wink

Very temping to try it in sheepshaver sometime....

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(Jan 3, 2011 09:24 AM)AndyKorth Wrote:  Very temping to try it in sheepshaver sometime....

The key for getting it to run fast enough to be playable for me was enabling "built-in 68k DR Emulator (EXPERIMENTAL)" and disabling "Allow Emulated CPU to Idle". Otherwise the AI turns just took abnormally long ( with the CPU only using 20% ).
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I was never able to get it to run satisfactorily. Can anyone post detailed instructions with download links?

Also, I started this thread five years ago when I was 16.

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