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Old 18-02-2007, 03:13 PM   #401
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I still play this game time to time, and have done since back in about 1996. It's a great game, can play it for hours on end. I can still remember the cheat files too, :shameful:

Create a blank text document and then rename it (including extension) to...

You can then use keyboard shortcuts to finish construction quickly. I can only remember a couple off-hand as I was about 8/9 when I was playing this reguarly.

R - Claim Planet
T - Create Colony
I - Finish Construction

Then I think on the main systems view it's cycling thru 1-7 to choose the civilization you want to play as

EDIT: Also I still have the original disc :P
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Old 11-03-2007, 04:14 PM   #402

Hi Folks!

I've been playing Ascendancy since it came out, and came to the same conclusion most of you have: the AI sucks!

NEVER play in a peaceful environment because your enemies' ships won't be destroyed regularyly by each other!
Why is that bad?
- You will never notice any technological advancement in your enemies fleets, since they are unable to abandon their ships or to refit them!
So, if their ships don't get destroyed they will still have tiny frames even in the endgame

-> It's imperative to kill off all ships smaller than 'big' to slowly get a challenge

I abandoned this game 5 ago, but reading this thread, i realised that i never got a different ending than the 2/3 one.
I think I'll try it again.. with the patches of course.
(with knowlege of automated management ('m' key) and fractured empire this time)
Thanks for the tips to prolong gameplay!

2 handicaps to get a bit more of a 'fair' game:
- don't colonize large planets (conquering is allowed of course ^^)
- only build metroplexes instead of industrail megafacilities - by far the biggest handicap

otherwise its easy to build planets which can churn out a gigantic ship with nothing but nano-technologie in 1-2 days
(cover the whole planets surface with automated industrial megafacilities (now you will realise a big flaw in the games graphics: you can't visually discern automated plants from manual ones))

flaws: same goes for the lush growth bomb.. have you ever tried to build it on all planets in a game with 150+ planets under your control?

last thing:
since i didn't know about the alternative endings i tried to achieve other things, e.g. biggest fleet (while not colonising or attacking)
-> my biggest fleet so far: 80 gigantic ships (60 fighters, 10 colonizers, 10 invaders; never needed more classes)
gamefaqs suggest to build gateships and supporters, but if you have anything in that game it's time.
(once in the endgame i set all my planets to party and left the computer alone, i hadn't lost a single system when i came back 4 hours later (but i think it was peaceful env))

-> fastest victory was on day 932 (small universe, max enemies)

-> most planets: 350+ (don't remember exactly, but less than 500 (was the goal, but won to fast))

ok, back to setting up dosbox..
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Old 05-05-2007, 01:10 PM   #403

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Old 06-05-2007, 09:31 PM   #404
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hmmmmmm i think imperium galactica is a clone of this ive only played the second one but it deffinatly reminds me of this
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:19 PM   #405
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No clone, it's simply in the same genre
They're both 4X games
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:48 AM   #406

This game rocks!! that and MOO2 and non-spaced game Jagged Alliance..

ohh the good old gaming days.. i will have to try this dosbox emulator to see if i can play these old games..

i certainly miss them..

i would love to see ascendancy II but gosh there certainly is now news of it at all.............
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Old 13-06-2007, 04:40 PM   #407

ascendancy 2 is supposedly in development,go to the logic factory website and go to development,it shows it.but theve bin workin on it for like 10 years mg2:
it better be an awsome game,hope logic factory makes tons for more games like ascendancy
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Old 17-06-2007, 05:10 PM   #408

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I been playing this for a while and at this moment I'm not sure which should be my next step. The races that declared war are already dead, and I don't want to start one. Does the ends at some time, how do I win, or it continues until you get bored?
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:25 AM   #409
Thumbs down

i know you guys will think im an idiot but how do you start the program
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:31 AM   #410
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also could you write your response in the simplest terms possible because i am a complete computer noob
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