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Rome: Total War Remastered

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Ed123, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Shrimp Learned

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    I've only played one Barbarian Invasion campaign to completion and it was the Sassanids. I realise it's probably one of the worst possible choice out of all the factions in the game if you want to experience BI's gameplay/campaign, but playing it did feel like I was playing a mod rather than an official campaign. BI could definitely have benefited from having an additional handful of factions and settlements.
    Rome Remastered having increased mod support is cool and all since it allows for actual custom campaigns, but personally I hope someone's going to attempt to just try to make an improved version of the vanilla campaigns.
     
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    both YT and Wikipedia are older than 2008. And pop-sci history is older than that
     
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  3. Ed123 Arcane Patron

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    I don't want to contradict your obvious autism, but I never specified EB.
     
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  4. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Don't bother Ed, razvedchiki is a little bitch EB fanboy who ignores half the forum and lives in his own fantasy realm.

    Let him cling to his delusions of EB being the perfect historically accurate mod.
     
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  5. Shrimp Learned

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    Did Feral ever explain why they added merchants to the remaster?
    I was never really fond of them in vanilla Medieval 2 since I often felt they weren't worth the effort (long travel time, low return, high chance of just getting disabled by other merchants) but I have also played mods where they were essential to ensuring that you'd be able to make money at the end of every turn. When I look at random footage from the remaster it seems like they won't be too useful in that game since most resources seem to result in a meagre single digit amount of denarii every turn. At least based on the resources's info message when the players hover their cursor over them. Of course there's also a chance that recruiting/using merchants has a chance to give various traits to governors, but I imagine we'll have to wait for the game's release to inspect the trait triggers.

    Since merchants weren't present in the original game I'm hoping that the fact they were able to be included at all means the remastered version supports adding completely new agent types. That'd be great news for mods.
     
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  6. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Maybe, but I suspect they've just copied the implementation from Medieval 2.

    Feral have had access to both codebases for years and probably can make that sort of change relatively easily.
     
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    As long as its not his own magical realm, evrything ahould be in order.
     
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  8. RobotSquirrel Savant

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    It may actually be that this is the Medieval 2 engine and that it was easier to add merchants than it was to remove them as Adding them just requires you change the art asset but removing them means actually going into the code and turning things off.
    I mean lets face it no one asked for this feature.
     
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  9. Dwarvophile Liturgist

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    Also EB1 had the most balanced and fun battles : gestion of fatigue, speed and moral was perfect. This mod really shined in multiplayer (it had a small but dedicated communinity).
     
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  10. razvedchiki Erudite Sad Loser

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    the combat sytem was overall more snappy in eb1 due to romes battle engine, also the phalanxes worked perfectly (well ok they insta turned like wielding lightsabers if they were attacked on the back).
     
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  11. Fedora Master Arcane Patron Edgy

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    Attila is the better BI
     
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  12. Ed123 Arcane Patron

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    I won't lie, the Badon Hill night battle in the Barbarian Invasion demo was pure KINO
     
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  13. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    That actually makes a lot of sense, as it would mean all the features like non-clone armies are implemented from the m2tw code base.

    Also Feral has done a x64 port of Medieval 2 for Mac, so they may well have used that port as the basis for this remaster.
     
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  14. janior Arcane

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    EB>vanilla
     
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  15. oldmanpaco Master of Siestas

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    So why does the remaster require 70gb of space?

    Just checked and my Alexander folder w/ EB is less than 5. I mean jesus.

    Just checked and my WHII folder is less than 60.
     
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  16. Sarissofoi Arbiter

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    System Requirements
    Minimum:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (version 1809)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB - for 30FPS @ 1080p
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 70 GB available space
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/885970/Total_War_ROME_REMASTERED/

    70 GB available space
    :despair:
     
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    i have a theory that 80 percent of that 70 gb is uncompressed videos
     
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  18. gerey Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Either that, or uncompressed audio files for the different languages, because God forbid they gave you the ability to just download whatever languages you want - instead of the whole steaming pile of shit. Can't even tell if this is just incompetence or malicious intent.

    Then again, this is a well-known way to "deter" piracy from the industry - though only actual costumers suffer, pirates just remove all superfluous languages and downsample the videos and release a superior version.
     
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  19. Shrimp Learned

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    70GB for Rome 1 sounds like absolute insanity. Surely that's just a placeholder?
     
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  20. OctavianRomulus Learned

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    This is cool and all but I am most interested in what modding capabilities this has. Any info on that?
     
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  21. Removal Learned

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    That's actually not that crazy when put in perspective, AoE2DE is 30GB alone
    probably a combo of 4k stuff and audio
     
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  22. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    AOE2 DE is mostly the textures I believe. I guess your texture sizes are gonna be pretty big if your whole game is 2D and using high res textures.
     
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  23. Fedora Master Arcane Patron Edgy

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    Even the hackers known as Russia have download speeds that make 70gb a minor hassle at best these days.
     
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    Yeah but HDD space is a real issue if you wanna have more than just 5 games.
     
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