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    While we're all gathered here, let's compare install options.

    Use BI exe OFF
    Use Alex exe ON Less buggy, better AI.
    Enable Fatigue OFF I miss it, but the AI does better.
    Faster Movement OFF
    Land Bridges ON More realistic I think.
    Minimal Borders ON Can't stand the old ones now.
    No Red Line ON Better screenshots and less temptation to exploit.
    Prometheus Cities OFF I wish we had them for other cultures.
    Reduced AI Bonuses OFF
    One Hitpoint System OFF
    Enable Loyalty ON
    Last edited by DimeBagHo; 04-04-2009 at 21:39.

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    Default Re: Install Options

    I goofed up and forgot to add the rest, but I use the same setting as you do.

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    I can't vote yet, but I use:
    BI: Yes, don't have Alex
    Alex:no
    Fatigue: Yes
    Faster Movement: no
    Land Bridges: on
    Minimal Borders: ON
    no red line: off
    promotheus cities: on
    Reduced AI Bonuses: On
    1 HP system: I've been going back and forth between the, can't decide which one I like better at the moment...
    Loyalty: on

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    Can;t vote either zo I will say it here:

    Use BI exe OFF
    Use Alex exe ON
    Enable Fatigue OFF
    Faster Movement OFF
    Land Bridges ON
    Minimal Borders ON
    No Red Line ON
    Prometheus Cities ON
    Reduced AI Bonuses OFF
    One Hitpoint System ON
    Enable Loyalty ON

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    Default Re: Install Options

    Use BI exe OFF
    Use Alex exe ON
    Enable Fatigue ON
    Faster Movement OFF
    Land Bridges OFF
    Minimal Borders ON
    No Red Line ON
    Prometheus Cities OFF
    Reduced AI Bonuses OFF
    One Hitpoint System OFF
    Enable Loyalty OFF

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    Default Re: Install Options

    Use BI exe ON I use this.
    Use Alex exe OFF Would like to try it, but don't have Alex unfortunately. :(
    Enable Fatigue ON dunno, I'm used to having fatigue so I leave it on
    Faster Movement OFF
    Land Bridges ON the game is much improved with land bridges imo
    Minimal Borders ON brilliant compromise between full vanilla borders and the one-colour ones, I even use this approach for vanilla now.
    No Red Line OFF left it off because it messes with vanilla, bit nervous about that
    Prometheus Cities OFF the models look very nice, but look way at odds with the vanilla models
    Reduced AI Bonuses ON <-- and sometimes I even mod out the bonuses because I like RPing
    One Hitpoint System ON still personally prefer the 1-hp system
    Enable Loyalty OFF
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    Default Re: Install Options

    Use BI exe ON: BI features makes the game much more challenging
    Use Alex exe OFF: The slightly better AI doesn't compensate the loss of hording and game variety
    Enable Fatigue OFF
    Faster Movement OFF
    Land Bridges OFF: I would remove the ones that are left I could
    Minimal Borders ON Can't stand the old ones now.
    No Red Line ON Better screenshots and less temptation to exploit.
    Prometheus Cities ON
    Reduced AI Bonuses ON and beyond: Can't stand attrition war
    One Hitpoint System ON: way less unbalancing
    Enable Loyalty ON
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    Default Re: Install Options

    Use BI exe - I jump back and forth between exes, but mostly BI for shield wall, schiltrom, and hording.
    Use Alex exe - Like I said, I jump back and forth.
    Enable Fatigue - I jump back and forth between off and on.
    Faster Movement - Consistent with "enable fatigue"
    Land Bridges - On.
    Minimal Borders - On.
    No Red Line - On.
    Prometheus Cities - On, but, like Dime, I wish there were eastern and barbarian counterparts.
    Reduced AI Bonuses - I jump back and forth, but lately they've been off.
    One Hitpoint System - Off. I like longer battles.
    Enable Loyalty - Didn't like loyalty in vanilla BI, so I don't like it in XGM. Plus there's that random settlement capture bug I prefer to avoid entirely.
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    Default Re: Install Options

    I usually use this combination of install options (H/H level):

    Use BI exe ON (as a part of the Gold Edition)
    Use Alex exe OFF (I don┤t have this expansion)
    Enable Fatigue ON
    Faster Movement OFF
    Land Bridges ON (I like to cross those narrow straits without ships, and AI Factions need them too)
    Minimal Borders ON
    No Red Line ON
    Prometheus Cities ON (occasionally OFF)
    Reduced AI Bonuses OFF
    One Hitpoint System ON
    Enable Loyalty ON

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    Use BI exe OFF I have crash issues with unmodded BI already
    Use Alex exe OFF Don't own Alexander (yet) - hoping for a new TW pack
    Enable Fatigue OFF Until I get around to tweaking fatigue values
    Faster Movement ON Haven't got the time/patience for slower battles
    Land Bridges ON Makes for a more dynamic experience
    Minimal Borders ON I think - haven't actually noticed the difference yet
    No Red Line OFF To see how far routing units have left to run
    Prometheus Cities ON Not that bothered either way
    Reduced AI Bonuses ON Will be trying this out soon now I'm getting the hang of things
    One Hitpoint System ON Haven't got the time/patience for slower battles
    Enable Loyalty ON Hasn't made much of a difference so far

    I can't vote in the poll yet.

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    Default Re: Install Options

    Use BI exe ON
    Use Alex exe OFF, Don't have Alex,
    Enable Fatigue ON more realistic, I don't see much difference with the AI
    Faster Movement OFF
    Land Bridges ON more realistic I think
    Minimal Borders ON
    No Red Line OFF
    Prometheus Cities ON
    Reduced AI Bonuses OFF
    One Hitpoint System ON Have you seen what 2 Regiments of Royal Spartans can do with this OFF?, Plus makes it easier to kill enemy generals when they get close, by using archers.
    Enable Loyalty ON

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    BI: ON
    Alex:OFF
    Fatigue: ON
    Faster Movement: ON
    Land Bridges: OFF
    Minimal Borders: ON
    no red line: OFF
    promotheus cities: OFF
    Reduced AI Bonuses: ON
    1 HP system: ON
    Loyalty: OFF

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    Default Re: Install Options

    Quote Originally Posted by DimeBagHo View Post
    While we're all gathered here, let's compare install options.

    Use BI exe OFF - Understand.

    Use Alex exe ON - Too.

    Enable Fatigue OFF - Too.

    Faster Movement OFF - What does this mean?

    Land Bridges ON - Understand.

    Minimal Borders ON - Understand.

    No Red Line ON - Understand.

    Prometheus Cities OFF - What are these?

    Reduced AI Bonuses OFF - ???

    One Hitpoint System OFF - ???

    Enable Loyalty ON - Understand.

    Could you please explain to me those functions?

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    Default Re: Install Options

    Anakuj: The AI factions get a bunch of extra economic bonuses. The reduced bonus option means the AI gets less money, which mostly means you face fewer stacks, and the development pace is a bit slower.

    By default units have two hitpoints which means that each man has to be hit twice before he dies. That generally produces longer battles, and reduces the effectiveness of ranged weapons. The one hitpoint option plays more like vanilla RTW.

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    Default Re: Install Options

    Use BI exe ON
    Use Alex exe ON
    Enable Fatigue ON
    Faster Movement OFF
    Land Bridges ON
    Minimal Borders ON
    No Red Line ON
    Prometheus Cities ON
    Reduced AI Bonuses OFF
    One Hitpoint System OFF
    Enable Loyalty ON

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    Default Re: Install Options

    Quote Originally Posted by DimeBagHo View Post
    Anakuj: The AI factions get a bunch of extra economic bonuses. The reduced bonus option means the AI gets less money, which mostly means you face fewer stacks, and the development pace is a bit slower.

    By default units have two hitpoints which means that each man has to be hit twice before he dies. That generally produces longer battles, and reduces the effectiveness of ranged weapons. The one hitpoint option plays more like vanilla RTW.

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    Default Re: Install Options

    Quote Originally Posted by DimeBagHo View Post
    Anakuj: The AI factions get a bunch of extra economic bonuses. . .
    A million thanks for that, noble DimeBagHo, but forgive my ignorance (or maybe I just forgot)--what are Prometheus cities?
    Last edited by wumpus; 07-19-2011 at 02:45.
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