Well i never played the non expac version but! im currently playing FA.
My biggest worry is the time it takes to do anything :O im going insane. At alot of times it feels like im watching grass grow XX_X__X_X_X AHHHH.
Basically im obviously missing something crucial. Firstly i notice my game timer is counting SLOWER than 1:1 seconds , infact about 1:2.5 seconds. So i uped the speed using + and it seems to be at about 1:1.5 still excrusiatingly slow.
But even if the game was 1:1 most my units are taking well over 1-2 mins to create. And don't get me started on trying to send them anywhere !!! takes 30 mins to get from one side of map to other!. I think the wars over by then lol.
Finally my resources if you can call em that are totally whacked out. My power fluctuates between figures of for example , -2000 +3424 - 2343 +3240 rapidly. I have no idea whats goin on and i also can't figure out how to gather mass faster. The mass extracters are really slow even on tech3 and the refinaries apart from costing a tech 3 powerplant to support , also seem lacklustre.
Im missing something big i can feel it , what am i doing wrong lol or do i have some retarded game setting on that should be switched off!
well, the slowness sounds like your comp cant even handle the begining of the game lol, as for the power thing, try playing a cheat enabled game, then in-game press alt-f2 to spawn in t3 power and see what happens, it should be fine, however it may also be that your game got screwed up during installation. also the campaign is nothing like skirmish, campaign is virtually a different game.
Lt_hawkeye;4183123well, the slowness sounds like your comp cant even handle the begining of the game lol, as for the power thing, try playing a cheat enabled game, then in-game press alt-f2 to spawn in t3 power and see what happens, it should be fine, however it may also be that your game got screwed up during installation. also the campaign is nothing like skirmish, campaign is virtually a different game.
Nah computer can handle this game :P
But ill update my situation. Ive managed to handle the resources it would seem when building nukes , if you run out of said resource it will rapidly fluctuate between building the nukes and stoping so other projects can be built.
As for gamespeed slowness , i had one game on some giant 81 k map that worked fine. I could instantly see the speed increase and time was running at 1:1 after winning that map i started a new game. Unforunatly after about 30 mins the game time slows to a GOD DFSJFOSDHFUISSD boring pace i seriously cant take the bordem any more ahhhh going insane. For no apparnt reason the games slows down to 1.5+ seconds real time to every 1 second game time. When i say slow i don't mean my computer jerks or something computer related. I mean the game , all unit animations building times resource income ect slow down. Its like watching paint dry and is ruining a great game. No idea why it does this , anyone offer any idea's?
ah i know, how many AI's are running in the map? the AI takes about 80% or so of the CPU, which causes immense slowdown. i dont play against the AI for this reason, playing against other people is always a lot more fun.
even if you have 1 AI it tends to slow the game down a lot.
ah , well i was playing against 4 other ai's. If this is to be the case i am somewhat dissapointed. However ty for pointing it out.
its was pretty obviosious that have 4 supcom commanders it will slow down a bit
my game aloso dose the rapid energy mass thing sometimes