Friday 15 March 2019

The Ultimate Fungus | SMAC/SMAX

The Ultimate Fungus  | SMAC/SMAX
Have you ever wondered what is the best terrain in AC game? Well, this is the fungus square. Yep, at the late game, from cleaning fungus, I have to grow them back. Hopefully formers can do that. Constructing the Manifold Harmonics secret project, fungus gives 4 food, 4 minerals and 5 energy! This is a really potent town, en? :) No cheats, its reality! With this screenshot, my adventure journal on Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri: Allien Crossfire is completed.

Recorded Adventure Archive 05.03.2019 - 15.03.2019.

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Thursday 14 March 2019

The Thermal Borehole | SMAC/SMAX

The Thermal Boreholes | SMAC/SMAX
Constructing the Weather Paradigm secret project allows the former units to dig for boreholes early in the game. But these insane tile improvements that gives 6 energy and 6 minerals are damaging the planet big time. So it is not good to dig them in the city radius. Instead, use the free squares, that cities can not reach, to dig them and send a supply unit from the cities to collect the precious minerals or energy. Just build a supply in a city, send it over the borehole and press "o". This is additional resources for the city and the Eco damage is not so big.

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Tuesday 12 March 2019

Diplomacy | SMAC

Diplomacy | SMAC
Here is the deal. In AC a number of human factions land on the planet in different locations. But there are also two alien factions that may land later. Meeting them gives almost all of the standard diplomatic options. In Alpha Centauri game, the computer players are a bit more aggressive than the modern "civilization" games.

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Monday 11 March 2019

Research Goals | SMAC

Research Goals | SMAC
Before new games, we can set if research projects are selectable or not. There are 4 main fields of research marked in different colors, green, yellow, red and white(nor visible on the screenshot). They are all important, but the most important is to focus on forest resources, thus discovering more yellow and green techs.

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Sunday 10 March 2019

Exploring Alpha Centauri | SMAC

Exploring Alpha Centauri | SMAC
One of many challenges in SMAX  is the exploration of the map. Playing with Gaians it is a bit more easier. First thing is to capture a mind worm. Move the scout patrol over fungus to find one. As far it is from the city, more likely is to get an independent one. Then discover sea foils fast and make one to capture an Isle from the deep or get sea resource pod. Best they give is: production completion, artifact or money. The rest of the pods may give:

  • Resource;
  • Monolith;
  • Fungal grow;
  • Forests grow;
  • A mine;
  • Farms;
  • Collectors;
  • Rise terrain;
  • A river;
  • Duplicate unit;
  • Free rover unit;
  • A sea transport unit;
  • Teleport unit elsewhere;
  • Comlink to other faction;
  • Hostile alien(s);
  • Production completion;
  •  Artifact 
  • Money

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Friday 8 March 2019

Energy Resource | SMAC

143 Energy per City | SMAC
Energy is always my favorite resource in AC. And there is an event, that triple the energy income for one turn. This city is on size 9 and will give me 143 energy next turn! Amazing, en? :)

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Wednesday 6 March 2019

Today We Play: Alpha Centauri - SMAC

Today We Play: Alpha Centauri SMAC
It is time for another epic adventure on the huge Map of the Planet in SMAX (abbreviation with the expansion). 

What I need to know to run the game:
  • Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri - Alien Crossfire(expansion) is a 4x4 turn based strategy game from 1999, that take place on a strange fungal alien world.
  • To make it run on your computer resolution, even on wide resolution screen monitors, paste the code in the commas "DirectDraw=0" in your Alpha Centauri.ini file, just  under [Alpha Centauri] line.
  • Windowed mode is almost impossible, some people runs the game twice, and close one of the applications to make it windowed but not always works.
What I need to know when starting new game:
  • Play with Gaians, they can capture mind worms and isles of the deep.
  • Make forests, all forests, forests are awesome with Tree Farm and Hybrid Forest buildings.
  • Make the Weather Paradigm world wonder ASP, it allows to  rise/lower terrain and drill for rivers and dig Boreholes.
  • Dig Boreholes on squares that are not used by cities to avoid ECO damage and send Crawlers there to get the insane amount of minerals or energy.
  • Explore fast to get more pods
  • Save money to buy critical wonders.
  • Do the population control well.
Recorded Adventure Archive 05.03.2019 - 15.03.2019.