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Played this over the weekend


By Akuf - Posted on 03 February 2013

Played this over the weekend and it was a load of fun.

Q-Bert's picture

When is our next LAN party ? I have the IOS version, but I am willing to purchase the PC version too. I will test it on VirtualBox+XP for the Mac-heads out there.

Q-Bert's picture

Well, that's a "maybe" for VirtualBox+XP on the x86 Macs. It's not reliable. So, next test is Boot Camp.

Coxxorz's picture

I have version 7.

Q-Bert's picture

I was able to get it working fine with Wineskin Winery. I can even run multiple instances. So, we have a Native OSX solution that runs fine.

Coxxorz's picture

More than one ship?

Q-Bert's picture

So, each instance can be a "client" to the server. So you could have Helm and Main Screen on your dual-monitor setup.

And a server can "run" many ships, so to answer your question directly: Yes, if you somehow want 2 ships to control from your mouse...

Blackwalt's picture

Technically the server can run more than one ship but with one ship the server runs as a server and as the bridge/viewscreen of the one ship.

In a multiple ship setup the server becomes just the server and each ship needs a dedicated PC to run the bridge/viewscreen.

Not a big deal but we have to arrange the extra hardware.

Possibly you can run three instances as server, ship 1, ship 2. That would be interesting to watch. Particularly when your machines bursts into flames and we have to test our real-life damage control skills...

Q-Bert's picture

I have 5 servers gathering dust downstairs that I can install XP on. Just missing screens.
The iPad and iPhones are compatible with the XP version, and can easily run as a server (yes even the iPhone). Running the iPad as the server or a Main Screen and displaying to the Apple TV works great.

I tried most stations on the iPad, and only Helm and Weapons have any weirdness. So all others stations are great on the iPad.

I also have 4 Macs in the house that can run Artemis via Wineskin. So, just with the hardware I have in the house I can almost equip 2 crews.

But I don't have a projector ...

Blackwalt's picture

The day before you went all wacky with the Artemis thread.

It's sad how predictable you can be...

PS- Thanks Graybush!

Q-Bert's picture

And we can use the living room TV as another main screen.

Coxxorz's picture

He's overdue for a basement flood anyway.

MauriceRevek's picture

Ctrl + Alt + Del
or F://// or whatever it is?

Coxxorz's picture

Cuz I don't think I wanna lug my Mac Pro around just for this.

Q-Bert's picture

PPC... my god, join the 90s...

Coxxorz's picture

But since one is my wife's and the other is the size of a Cray, that only leaves the old spare Battlefield 1942 iMac in the bedroom.

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that noticed the "head of engineering" was wearing Green Lantern's Power Ring? A bit too much geek there... I didn't think it was possible... but that was a bit too much geek.

Coxxorz's picture

Yes you are.

Personal Game Reviewer's picture

carry on then...

Swag's picture

And instead of taking all day to set up, like a regular LAN party, it would take you guys all week!

Coxxorz's picture

The video seemed kinda long, but there was enough laughs to keep me watching to the end.

Seems like it would be hard to find that many people willing/able to do it. Did you have a full crew?

Akuf's picture

yep,
In fact we had more than enough

Next time we are going to try the pvp multiplayer.
Ie 2 or more crews.

It will be my second LAN party

Akuf's picture

Nt

Q-Bert's picture

Next game, I'm in. Big time.

Akuf's picture

How did you get it to work on the diePad?

or is that sarcasm?

Q-Bert's picture

There is an iPad/iPhone version of Artemis, compatible with the Windows version no less. $2.99 I think.
I have it running on my iPhone and iPad right now, checking it out. It's way fun to put the server on the iPhone, and have the iPad as the Main Screen, and then Mirror the iPad to the Apple TV. I can see us playing this game easily with 5 or 6 iPads and an Apple TV.

Akuf's picture

There is an iPad version but no iMac version

Q-Bert's picture

n/t

MauriceRevek's picture

You could get the Windows version to run in Wine.

Akuf's picture

"downloaded"

Are you sure your can get it out of the diePad?

Coxxorz's picture

But I was going to leave that for someone else. I'm above making sophomoric references to "the captain's log", etc.

MauriceRevek's picture

Or does the navigator look like Guba.

Coxxorz's picture

Although I'm pretty sure she'd be in command, not a science officer.

Guba's picture

I wonder if I would be suited for the role?

Personal Game Reviewer's picture

Do you own a Green Lantern Power Ring??

Coxxorz's picture

If they don't mind you finding all the flaws in the ship's design and rewiring it during a battle, that is.

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