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Author Topic: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games  (Read 2295987 times)

Tarran

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Re: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games
« Reply #5475 on: July 21, 2011, 06:29:28 pm »

The way to install it is simple:

1: http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php/topic,1830.0.html
Read and follow all the instructions. When being asked to overwrite files, READ CAREFULLY AND SAY YES BECAUSE IT SAYS TO KEEP YOUR CURRENT FILE, NOT TO OVERWRITE YOUR CURRENT FILE. Also read the NBs.
2: http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php/topic,3330.0.html
Unzip to the same folder. As with the note below, it already includes the 5.42 patch.
3: Run the game. Be amazed at it's fantastic graphics. [/sarcasm] But, more seriously, beneath the spreadsheets there's a LOT of complexity in Aurora.
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Re: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games
« Reply #5476 on: July 21, 2011, 06:32:18 pm »

I play games not for combat but for the storyline I create, the experiences I have, and the ability to create something new. I am obsessed with crafting and micro-management!
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Re: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games
« Reply #5477 on: July 21, 2011, 07:24:31 pm »

I just started playing Aurora yesterday, but was overwhelmed by the interface.  I tried to give it a shot last year the the resolution issue pushed me away.

I have barely scratched the surface of this game.  Reading the AARs are what really made me want to play.  It's like a single-players roleplaying space opera 4x wet dream.

I can see why this is popular with the Bay12ers.  Party on dudes.
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« Reply #5478 on: July 21, 2011, 07:27:58 pm »

I just started playing Aurora yesterday, but was overwhelmed by the interface.  I tried to give it a shot last year the the resolution issue pushed me away.

I have barely scratched the surface of this game.  Reading the AARs are what really made me want to play.  It's like a single-players roleplaying space opera 4x wet dream.

I can see why this is popular with the Bay12ers.  Party on dudes.

We've got two narrative LPs going on this forum. Someone come give orders for the People's Republic of China so I can run a turn :P
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Re: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games
« Reply #5479 on: July 21, 2011, 09:38:00 pm »

Is Aurora Mac compatible at all?
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Re: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games
« Reply #5480 on: July 21, 2011, 09:43:39 pm »

Hey guys, is there an easy way to get a bunch of survey ships to travel together in a group, then split up to survey individual planets upon arrival?

Currently I have each ship in it's own taskgroup, which is a ton of clutter and micromanagement.
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Yah, it sounds like minecraft with content, you have obviously missed the point, people dont like content, they like different coloured blocks.
Seems to work fine with my copy. As soon as I loaded the human caravan came by and the world burst into fire.

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Re: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games
« Reply #5481 on: July 21, 2011, 10:08:12 pm »

Is Aurora Mac compatible at all?

Windows only.
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Re: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games
« Reply #5482 on: July 22, 2011, 02:06:07 am »

Hmm I installed but it doesn't seem to be working, I'm getting a few in-game errors. Perhaps I'm just dense, also.
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Re: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games
« Reply #5483 on: July 22, 2011, 02:17:09 am »

@ Ehndras: Are you running Vista/Windows 7? Some folks in the thread have had a hard time getting to work if you install to Program Files on those operating systems. Try installing to a folder on your desktop or something.
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Re: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games
« Reply #5484 on: July 22, 2011, 02:22:25 am »

Also, it would help us a LOT if you listed the error numbers, names, and descriptions. That way we can actually search their or our forums and such for the answer.
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Unknown to most but the insane and the mystics, Tarran is actually Earth itself, as Earth is sentient like that planet in Avatar. Originally Earth used names such as Terra on the internet, but to protect it's identity it changed letters, now becoming the Tarran you know today.
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Tarran has the "Tarran Bug", a bug which causes the affected character to repeatedly hit teammates while dual-wielding instead of whatever the hell he is shooting at.

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Re: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games
« Reply #5485 on: July 22, 2011, 04:02:41 am »

So about 7 enemy ships have been firing missiles constantly for the past 30 minutes in-game while my beam ships close the distance.

These guys just never run out of ammo, huh?

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Re: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games
« Reply #5486 on: July 22, 2011, 04:39:46 am »

You need to shield those antimatter drives!
They are more dangerous than the missiles!  :o
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Re: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games
« Reply #5487 on: July 22, 2011, 04:42:30 am »

Who knew a random engineering space would be the straw that broke the camel's back?

The attack started with 5 ships, 1 simply fell apart after taking too much fire, and 2 had catastrophic chain reactions, mostly involving the engines. One is limping along at 12,000 km/s towards the ~7,000 km/s enemy ships, the other is speeding along at 18,235 km/s and drawing tons of fire, systems slowly failing.
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Re: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games
« Reply #5488 on: July 22, 2011, 05:34:01 am »

Sounds like the next version needs more armor, shields and anti-missile weapons. x_X
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Re: Aurora - The Dwarf Fortress of 4X Games
« Reply #5489 on: July 22, 2011, 06:12:28 am »

Internal armor on your engines and power plants is usually a good thing.
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