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[News] Titan and Hyperion bring "Alien Nations" from Jowood to the AmigaANN.lu
Posted on 09-May-2000 06:37 GMT by Christian Kemp27 comments
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Ben Yoris writes: Alien Nations is a real-time strategy game in the vein of "The Settlers", which was enthusiastically received by the German speaking public and press. The game is set on an alien planet inhabited by three very distinct races: the Pimmons, the Amazons and the Sajikis and features campaigns consisting of 10 single player missions per race, set against a giant 3D back-drop. Resource-management, diplomacy, research, commerce and battle are key to success. The Amiga version will most likely require a graphics card and will support PPC accelerators through WarpOS although the feasibility of a 68060 version will be examined. Optional 3D acceleration will be supported through Warp3D. Release is expected during Q3 of 2000.
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Posted by XDelusion on 08-May-2000 22:00 GMT
I would be happy to see the upcoming Opposing Forces 2 on the Amiga, now that would be the shit, and would certainly turn heads. Bascially what we are looking at at the moment is old games being ported to an old system, which is still kool, but no head turner indead, infact my Sin looks better on this PeeSea with my VooDoo3, than those AmiScreen shots I saw.
Another good game would be Croc 2, or Rayman 2, we all have a kid inside us somewhere don't we?
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Posted by Its not of your business on 08-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Seehund):
I'm sorry but what we need is a 3d football game or at least
a good sport simulator (tennis, basketball, ...)
It's sad to see how certain Amiga publisher (you know what they
are) are trying to release a 10 years old game like Sensi Soccer
ot Goal with no new features.
So, please Hyperion, you are from German and Belgium, countries
where football are important. Why not to port a football game?
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Posted by HRH on 08-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Hey Hyperion... what about finishing Worms Armageddon before
starting yet another new port? Just a thought ;-)
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Posted by Ben Yoris on 08-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Its not of your business):
Concerning football, flight sim, racer games, we would be very happy to port all of theme to the Amiga.
The problem is we just can't seat in front of editors like that. If we sign games, it's because we have a good opportunity to meet the right person at the right moment.
Anyway, we'll do our best to diversify our range of products. And with the success of the BoXeR and the new Amiga OS, it should be more easy to sign up new games...
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Posted by Ben Yoris on 08-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (HRH):
As you may see in our Schedule for 2000, Worms Armageddon is planned and included in our delivery dates.
Be sure we don't sign up games without knowing if we can deliver it at a reasonable date.
Hopefully, we should have a beta version of Worms 3 for the end of Q2 2000.
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Posted by Unleaded on 08-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Ben Yoris):
%As you may see in our Schedule for 2000, Worms Armageddon is planned and
%included in our delivery dates.
Why the hell bother? Worms Armageddon was a piece of shit game. Worms 2 was more playable and more fun than Armageddon was. The original Worms was more fun yet, if it had internet multiplayer it would be infinitely more fun.
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Posted by Rafo on 08-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Elwood):
Well, WarCraftII is still very playable thru ShapeShifter.
FusionPPC (if it comes out) will make StarCraft playable too.
Of course, a native port would be preferrable though.
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Posted by CCRider on 08-May-2000 22:00 GMT
...and I'm waiting a decent racer and flight sim. :/
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Posted by Roj on 08-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (CCRider):
I'll second the motion for a flight sim. VGP is decent enough to fill the racer void ATM, but we're hurting for a decent flight sim and have been for ages now.
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Posted by Seehund on 08-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Roj):
Glad to see I'm not the only one wanting a flight sim! Will I never get the
opportunity to rule the skies with a Me 262 or FW 190-D9 on an Amiga? :(
I wouldn't mind sitting in my Königtiger blowing turrets off Sherman tanks at
1500 meters either! Has anybody played Panzer Elite on a Wintendo? God, what a
game!
I'm (almost) tired of all announcements of "this-and-that old 3D shooter will be
ported to Amiga". Well, I guess I could accept Half Life though. ;)
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Posted by Elwood on 08-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Still waiting for any War/Starcraft port !!!
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Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 09-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Well, maybe people should check the review of Heretic 2 and Shogo again. On the PC and the Amiga.
Standard quality software, my ass. These games got reviews way above "standard class".
"What we need is a StarCraft port".
Yeah, what we need is another 100.000 USD, that would be enough to license it.
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Posted by Eric on 09-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Actually I'd like to see all of Hyperion's announced games released
right now so I can buy them already. (But then I'm sure they'd like
to release them all too if they could.) I find myself in the unusual
situation of being interested in every one of their games.(though my
reaction to Sin is on the lukewarm side, still it's worthwhile enough
to get). So I guess I'll buy 'em all when they're out. I really
don't see how they can expect to make any money, given the licensing
fees and the small Amiga market (even smaller given the high-spec
Amiga system required). But at least it won't be for lack of spending
on my part.
Addressed to Villagetronic/Blittersoft/whoever: Didn't I just read
that Paraglide for the PicassoIV was about done? Ship it already!
Send a bunch to Software Hut, so I can buy one and finally get
Wipeout2097. It's been way too long.
--Eric
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Posted by Unleaded on 09-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (the man in the shadows):
%One of the original Cooksey Traitors. Tell me, is that unleaded meaning coffee
%or smoking section?
LISTEN DEVIL BOY, if YOU want to know then YOU had better start begging for GOD'S FORGIVENESS!
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Posted by redrumloa on 09-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
Bravo Hyperion!! Don't take these critics to heart. You all are doing an excelent job! I hope you sell tons! With every game release you give an extra reason to buy a PPC card! As soon as I get my AmiJoe I'll be getting some of your warez buying it, not pirating:)
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Posted by Hans-Joerg Frieden on 09-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Cartman):
Before you ask for a game like Unreal Tournament, think one moment about what
the current Amiga hardware is capable of. UT does not belong in this category.
Neither does SWAT3, which already swaps heavily on my K6 with 64 MB.
For UT, you will need at least 128 MB of memory and a graphics board that is much
faster than P5's "workstation class graphics card". You cannot expect up-to-date
games for three-year-old hardware.
Sorry to put it that open, but it just would not work.
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Posted by Cartman on 09-May-2000 22:00 GMT
I've tried Alien Nations and I didn't think much of it... The pinnacle of PC strategy games is StarCraft (and of course C&C:TS). SettlersIII is also nice.
Port these instead, and people would be happy for a long time. Also, what we need is a Half Life port, and also S.W.A.T 3. Unreal Tournament would be cool too. Instead, Amiga users are stuck with Quake I and other old PC games. I think i got tired of playing Quake sometime in 1997.... :)
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Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 09-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Cartman):
There are some times I wonder why we bother. "We are stuck with old games" and then in the same post ask for Half Life which is exactly as old as Heretic 2, SiN or Shogo.
Check your facts please or abstain from posting
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Posted by Andrea on 09-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
Probably that's because Half Life is such a good game it's not appearing old.
So most people would prefear to see it on their Amigas instead of "old",
"standard quality" software... I think that even today there are still few
people that dares to say that, for example, Wings by Cinemaware or Civilization
are bad games. On the other hand some people, maybe not understanding the
situation, would like to see more recent software. Or, if it has to be "old",
well, at least it should be top notch, like HL.
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Posted by the man in the shadows on 09-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Unleaded):
The infamous unleaded posts useless dribble once again... "et tu unleaded"
That just doesn't sound right. IMHO, the original worms was bad, very bad. But then again I also hated Lemmings and Worms 2 as well as Worms 3. The point being is that you have your own opinion, I have my own opinion and everyone else in the whole freakin universe has their own opinion.
One of the original Cooksey Traitors. Tell me, is that unleaded meaning coffee or smoking section?
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Posted by the man in the shadows on 10-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Unleaded):
"%"LISTEN DEVIL BOY, if YOU want to know then YOU had better start begging for
GOD'S FORGIVENESS!
Yup, it's cooksey. I know that style of writing anywhere. Er wait... it
could be the well known Tim Rue, but you never know.
The whole point to my post is that maybe you don't like certain games but I
can assure you that there are people that do. For "gods" sake, there are
people still trying to get hold of a good jumpman clone from the C-64 days.
As far as "begging for GOD'S FOR..." which god are you speaking of?
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Posted by Cartman on 10-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
sorry... please don't be put off by our posts... i guess we're just a bunch of spoiled little kids. :) But since I have both an Amiga and a PC, I tend to get like that sometimes. But I'd still like to see as many games as possible ported to the Amiga.
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Posted by Cartman on 10-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (Hans-Joerg Frieden):
I guess, but a PPC750@400 MHz with 128 (or even 64 Mb) of memory should be able to handle it? I don't know if DCE will be manufacturing and releasing the Cybervision NG card, but if they did, should it be able to handle it? I heard it had at least the power of a TNT2 chip or sumthin'.... well, i don't really know, i'm just guessing. How 'bout a Quake II port? surely the Amiga could handle that right? I've seen it run on a Pentium 200 with a Voodoo1 card easy...
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Posted by Steffen Haeuser on 10-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Andrea):
Hi!
Well, myselves actually I like Heretic II better than Halflife (with or without
Counterstrike...). I don't think a Halflife Port is possible, though... not out
of technical reasons, though... Look at what happened to the Mac port...
It got cancelled... Reasons??? "MacOS is not Windows", maybe ? Ex-Microsoft
poeople at Valve, maybe ????
Titles like Q3 or UT on the other hand are WAAAAYS above the current Amiga
Hardware. What does Q3 do after it loaded the level ? There is "Loading
Models", right ? This is a absolute memory-killer... believe me, I had
enough to do to fix that "model/memory-waste" stuff for THF, and Q3 (or
UT or similar games) are much more "memory-intensive". (UT requires 128
MB RAM at least). Also GFX Board is a problem... CPU not so much, but maybe
also a bit... most heavy problem are the missing Virtual Memory for PPC,
and the GFX Board...
There are still MANY VERY NICE GAMES which are "cheap enough" and which
are basing on a "not too high-specced engine" (different Q2-titles maybe,
and similar engines). And which are nice games also. Of course we should
hope that the first Hyperion-titles sell good, me thinks...
Ah, and if you want "more stuff", maybe someone should ask some more guys doing
Heretic II Addons about Amiga versions... :) Addons are often also quite nice...
remember how this was on Quake 1, still ? :)
Steffen
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Posted by Hans-Joerg Frieden on 10-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (Cartman):
Actually, the memory is one of the biggest problems in this issue. Heretic II
works barely in 64 megs, and if it starts swapping on my K6-II with 64 megs, then
you can be sure that it will have a hard time on the Amiga...
Best regards, Hans-Joerg.
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Posted by Hans-Joerg Frieden on 10-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (Cartman):
Actually, since you mention the PC, there is an interesting page on Ravensoft's
web server:
http://www2.ravensoft.com/users/jscott/timings.htm
Of course, no one would plug a Permedia 2 card into a PC right now...
Best regards, Hans-Joerg.
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Posted by Cartman on 13-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Hans-Joerg Frieden):
hum... man... the permedia2 really IS junk.... :-/
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