Civilization

Reports of me becoming a zombie are greatly exaggerated! I am not decomposing yet :-)

Although today I came close to becoming a zombie, because I played Civ 5 from 9pm until 5:30am. About twice a year I get this craving for a proper epic strategy session, and it always ends up with “just one more move” syndrome. In winter it’s not too bad, much worse when it happens in the summer because then I have to go to sleep when the sun is already shining.

Btw. I think Firaxis made a mistake by not allowing you to stack units and there is not much you can do with your engineers once you built all the railways, but otherwise the game is great 4.5/5. I think it’s the best of the series, and I played them all since 1st Civ on Amiga.

On Survivalcraft front Dropbox work is still in progress. In the meantime I am also trying to cut memory usage of the game. There are new 256MB phones coming out shortly (Lumia 610). There always was a soft RAM limit of 90MB, but I think Microsoft was rather lax enforcing it during the certification. That’s because on a 512MB phone you can use a lot more memory without problems. Not so with 256MB.

20 Comments

  1. pippyo03
    Posted March 16, 2012 at 13:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Haha jriot10!

    • jriot10
      Posted March 17, 2012 at 02:06 | Permalink | Reply

      Well as long as he is not a zombie or at least not yet then Survival Craft should go steadly on it’s way. But, if he was a zombie it would be interesting how this game would turn out.

  2. Worgun
    Posted March 16, 2012 at 17:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Good to hear back from you Kaalus!
    Can’t wait for more updates coming…
    :)

  3. Posted March 16, 2012 at 19:56 | Permalink | Reply

    More Survival were good, because it’s too easely to survive … What about a Bear, or a animal very agressiv, the bear can spawn only at night or into the cavern … please answer me Kaalus :)

  4. Code5
    Posted March 16, 2012 at 20:08 | Permalink | Reply

    tbh i wouldn’t mind a performance increase, idk why but SC on my samsung focus tends to freeze for about 0.7 seconds each time i mine a block (like it freezes between the moment the circle fills and the moment when the block disappears and the animation plays)

    but then again it might be from me still mining in the area the last version created with the numerous caves and blocked entrances ect

    still anything about increasing Performance makes me smile :)

    • Code5
      Posted March 17, 2012 at 03:24 | Permalink | Reply

      probably closer to 1.5 seconds..still its annoys me that the FPS drops Dramatically all of a sudden

  5. Tanner
    Posted March 16, 2012 at 21:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Ahhhhh I think zombies are cute

    • jriot10
      Posted March 17, 2012 at 02:07 | Permalink | Reply

      Well i guess when you get pass the disorted face, blood, rags for clothes, and their temptation for ripping you open and gnashing on your brains they can remind you of unicorns!

  6. jriot10
    Posted March 17, 2012 at 02:13 | Permalink | Reply

    When i got the email and saw the title Civilization i was like “OMG HE’S ADDING NPC’S TO THE GAME” but oh well i guess i shouldn’t get too ahead of myself

    • reundeadified
      Posted March 17, 2012 at 20:25 | Permalink | Reply

      That was my thought exactly. I want some native tribes to interact with

  7. Nikpol22
    Posted March 17, 2012 at 04:40 | Permalink | Reply

    I have been playing yesterday Minecraft from 1 p.m to 8 p.m and now I think, that this game is much cooler. I had diamond armor and had no food, and some idiots, one of them was “Notch” who knowed Russian killed me and get all my staff, but thanks to admin, he get all my staff back to me.

    • Tanner
      Posted March 17, 2012 at 05:07 | Permalink | Reply

      That guy sounds like a jerk I wish I could play minecraft with you but I doesn’t work on my computer. :'(

      • Nikpol22
        Posted March 18, 2012 at 15:10 | Permalink | Reply

        Are you having bad drivers? If that you only need to update .NET Framework and java, and you should play it all time.

  8. veryorange
    Posted March 17, 2012 at 05:32 | Permalink | Reply

    What exactly is a drop box?

    • Korbak
      Posted March 17, 2012 at 11:07 | Permalink | Reply

      “Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website.”

      Source: http://www.dropbox.com/tour#!/tour/1

      • veryorange
        Posted March 18, 2012 at 23:33 | Permalink | Reply

        Cool thanks

  9. Posted March 17, 2012 at 11:45 | Permalink | Reply

    How about SkyDrive support? Microsoft released the APIs a while ago, and a lot of apps are now using SkyDrive for synced storage.

    Keep in mind, everyone who has WP7 has a SkyDrive (it’s part of the primary Live ID required to use the phone). Not everyone has a DropBox…

  10. survivaler
    Posted March 17, 2012 at 22:27 | Permalink | Reply

    This is irelevant I know, what can I wear?

    • jriot10
      Posted March 17, 2012 at 22:33 | Permalink | Reply

      Well in real life whatever you want but in the game nothing

  11. Posted January 21, 2013 at 02:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Hola

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