Moo Ii

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  1. Flickta macrumors 6502

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    Anybody remember this game? Or better yet play nowadays?

    There was a multiplayer... Well...

    I'd like to know, whether I am really so bad at it...

    The same about Marathon
     
  2. Doraemon macrumors 6502

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    Are you referring to Master of Orion 2?

    If so, it's a very cool game. But ever since MOO3 is available, I haven't touched it.
     
  3. nargot macrumors regular

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    i used to love moo 2, however it is to easy and you hardly ever lost... which is good and bad. I only bought moo3 2 weeks ago, but i have yet to grasp the change in play style due to lack of time.
     
  4. Flickta thread starter macrumors 6502

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    MOO II is great, but I just couldn't force myself to try the third part.

    It is not that bad, perhaps... but it is so clumsy, so unfriendly, ugly, that it disgusts in a moment. I don't like MOO III. Tastes differ.

    (MOO II on impossible is tough enough for me. Though I sometimes get confused with the results of elections. True wonders happen in MOO. It never ceased to amaze me. I still play it after watching too much of sci-fi movies or reading sci-fi books)
     
  5. nargot macrumors regular

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    i've noticed that moo3 is not as user friendly as moo2, but i'll give it a go for a couple o' games before i give up on it
     
  6. Flickta thread starter macrumors 6502

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    right...
    What about graphics? Interesting, what the authors have been doing for 3 or so years (since the announcement of the sequel). The reason may be that these were different people... Not the creators of the first two games
     
  7. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    said this type of thing on the atari MOO forums.

    I loved MOO1 play it still occasionally. MOO2 was a let down. I owned the game from the start. Moo3 is different. It is much more like moo1 than moo2. It is also much more zen game.

    In MOO3 you have to be the game.

    I probably spent more time jonesing for MOO3 than playing it though. One thing that I found though when I got MOO3 (and the Sims) was that playing the game was no longer enough. I think I will have to make games now. I still enjoy the Burst/Collapse/etc style puzzle games.

    I can't do graphics though so I am in trouble there.
     
  8. krimson macrumors 65816

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    Love MoO, and MoOII.. i've tried III on a friends machine, and i couldn't really get into it at all.. it doesn't suit me, so i'll keep wearing down the barbarians in CivIII
     
  9. Flickta thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I wish I could play MOO 1, but I'm not sure if it is available...
     
  10. nargot macrumors regular

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    you would be very lucky to be able to buy it, i know i have moo1 somewhere, gona have to ring home to see if the box is there.
     
  11. Flickta thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well... Just curious, MOO I should already become one of those semi-legal "unsupported" titles?

    What's your opinion on those, btw?
     
  12. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I loved Master of Orion II...

    I have MOO III... I don't know... so many things to do... doesn't get intresting quickly, I lose focus...


    It wasn't as fun as II.
     
  13. Flickta thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's like a game should be the game, nothing more...

    If then there are some "fans", what's the best trick/tip you have?
     
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    And here I was, trying to figure out what "Moo Li" is. Sounds like some sort of Asian cow :rolleyes: (the font I was using shows capital I and lowercase L the same)
     
  15. gatesisthedevil macrumors newbie

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    I too have been a long time fan of MOO 1, I found this site devoted to it and I now play it under VPC. as I don't know if there was ever a mac version of it. Hope this helps some of you out in your quest for such a great and timeless game.

    MOO 1 Site
     
  16. Flickta thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanx for the link! Now exploring :cool:
     
  17. nargot macrumors regular

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    yes there was a mac version of moo1, i have it somewhere i'm sure (unless the discs died)
     
  18. gatesisthedevil macrumors newbie

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    MOO1 in Java

    Did some more digging today and although it is not done yet this looks very good indeed. When it is done we can say goodbye to classic or VPC and still play this game.

    JavaMOO
     
  19. Flickta thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Re: MOO1 in Java

    I'd rather have a working VPC.

    All my experiences with Java-based stuff were bad.
    I recall Tom Clancy's "Politika" or something was based on Java. Now it refuses to work.
     
  20. nargot macrumors regular

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    just did a net search (my discs are far away from where i live now), but moo 1 can be found on mac abandonware sites (mac version of cause... why VPC when you have the real thing)
     
  21. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    The Underdogs have it.

    From what I understand they obtain publisher/author permission before turning the games loose. The things are abondonware.

    I got a copy there. I don't think I did anything wrong since I have install disks and manuals someplace.

    [rant]
    There are legal precedents for abandoning copyrights and there are ways it can happen involuntarily. They way copyrights are working right now is getting silly. Back in the day the copyright would have expired on it a couple years ago and they probably wouldn't have renewed it. Now the rights go for 60 years after the death of the creator or 90(?) years after creation for corporate works...
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