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Old 08-10-2008, 03:00 PM   #16
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I have been looking forward to this game, as ACW naval warfare is one of those areas I'm interested in, but have had little time to study.

I've played the demo three times as CSS Virginia, forcing USS Monitor to retreat each time. The results were 6% / 6% damage, 6% / 2%, and 16% / 2% (Union / Confederate).

One feature that would be nice would be to see the damage done to each ship at the end of the battle.

I found that the TBS aspect allowed very unrealistic actions. For example after I came to a stop after ramming Monitor, she passed down my starboard side, around my stern and up my port side during her turn. Of course, I was not able to fire at her at all, when in reality, seven guns would have been brought to bear at one time or another during that manuever. I was able to return the favor later, hitting Monitor with my bow gun, all three port side guns, and my stern gun and then continue past and out of Monitor's range without receiving any return fire.
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:27 PM   #17
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22 megs?

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Old 08-25-2008, 11:39 AM   #18
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Well, I'm trying the demo, and not being familiar with turn based games (except Outpost), I can't quite get the UI. Is there some sort of controls explanation I've missed?

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Old 08-25-2008, 01:12 PM   #19
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Not trying to go OT but, Isn't the small mb D|L# easier on the dialup people so more will try Demo ?

Just a thought. :hmm:
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:16 PM   #20
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I'm downloading the demo, but even before seeing it you have one customer in me I always buy and hence support any serious effort to bring a new naval game to life; but this time I also have the sense it will be a very fun experience

Keep it coming Totem Games

P.S. I forgot: How will it be comercialized? Will we be able to buy a boxed version like the one displayed in the web? Will it be available in Spain?

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Old 08-26-2008, 10:56 AM   #21
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http://www.totemgames.ru/Ironclads_ACW_demo_2.exe

New Demo

1. The user's guide (Game Manual) to be in a folder from a demo. It is a file in format PDF.

2. You are right. Not in all countries the Internet is developed equally well. We try to make game accessible to all.

3. The English version of game can be purchased in Spain only through the Internet. We did not receive offers on translation of game on Spanish.

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Old 08-27-2008, 10:24 PM   #22
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Hey, this demo is much better than the last one. I felt this demo really gave me a feel for the game and it is much more interesting with more ships involved

I have one fairly bad problem with the demo though. There is a bug I seem to get every time I play. At some point, an AI ship will get stuck in some sort of loop and never end it's turn. It will not move, but rather sit there and I must close the game's running process to stop it. I was very patient for quite some time, but it is apparent that this is a bug and the AI will not execute it's action. I'm uncertain as to what causes this. It seems that when I have a ship in front of an AI ship, this bug is likely to occur. As though I'm blocking it and it doesn't know what to do. I have been unable to finish the demo because of this problem. I suppose I could try not to get in front of the AI...

Apart from that bug, this is much better than the first demo.

"3. The English version of game can be purchased in Spain only through the Internet. We did not receive offers on translation of game on Spanish."

Any info on who the English version of the game may be purchased from?


On the TotemGames.ru website there does not seem to be any other projects. Is Ironclads their first game? Just curious.
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:01 AM   #23
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I agree that the new demo is much better than the last one, but I found that bug with the AI really annoying, hopefully that will be fixed when the full game comes out
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:37 AM   #24
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1. We shall correct errors up to release of game.

2. Help us to relieve game of this bug. If at you the same problem send us please two files: "dxdiag" and "TotemLog".

dxdiag - computer diagnostic file. To get the file, follow the instructions below:

1. Press the Windows «Start» button;
2. Click on «Run»;
3. Type the following: dxdiag, then hit enter;
4. Save result in a separate file and pack this file in ZIP archive;
5. Attach the file to your email.

In a folder from a demo file TotemLog (for example C: \Program Files \Ironclads - American Civil War Demo 2 \TotemLog.log) is located. Attach the file to your email.

3. Now it will be known that the English version to be on sale through the Internet. About sales on disks there are negotiations.

4. It is first our game.

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Old 08-28-2008, 08:51 AM   #25
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The bug is corrected. The updated version of a demo here:

http://www.totemgames.ru/Ironclads_ACW_demo_2.exe

Excuse for inconveniences.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:38 AM   #26
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Apparently I am the only one here that has crashes every time I try to play the game.

I can't even play with the US side, but with the CSA I can move 2-3 ships before it randomly crashes, either by me hitting move and crashing right after load. Any ideas on this? Looks to be an intresting game, I like the idea of surface combat and it looks like it would be fun. But again I can't seem to play it. I'm looking to see if I've done anything wrong. I am going to uninstall and re-download then reinstall to make sure.
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:36 AM   #27
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Nice, the AI no longer locks up the game. I had much fun

However, around 27-28 turns into it, the enemy had two ships left and the game unexpectedly closed itself.

The end of the TotemLog states;

EXCEPTION : 0x 4841ce
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:52 AM   #28
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I ask to pay attention, that game should not work on operational system Windows Vista at all. It is written in system requirements.

Now we work above this problem. We hope with your help it to solve.

Thanks all who has sent us files with the indication on an error.

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Old 08-30-2008, 12:57 AM   #29
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I'm looking to see if I've done anything wrong.
You have made all correctly. Excuse for the caused inconveniences. We do all that we can to correct it a bug.

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Old 08-30-2008, 12:14 PM   #30
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Oh wow I had no idea a dev was in here! It no problem at all no need to apologize. Any software is going to have its problems and glitches but from what I have been able to play I am very excited about this game.

You guys keep up the good work don't let a couple of bugs get you down, most of us understand how it is. Thank you for you quick response! I just received an email from you guys this morning, I hope it helps you guys.
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