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Empire Deluxe Combined Edition

The latest in the classic Empire Series of games, which has spanned almost five decades. · By Killer Bee Software

Questions on Empire Deluxe Internet Edition

A topic by w0qj created Apr 15, 2019 Views: 251 Replies: 4
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I've tried the demo on archive.org on what I believe is the Empire Deluxe Internet Edition.

Interested in buying, and I have two questions on this:


1) Did the game maker fix this potentially game-breaking (at least it's "cheesy") exploit yet?

==> Exploit: sneak a Troop Transport right beside a Coastal City, unload/attack city with your troops.

~this BYPASSES all "defending" units located in the City, and the attacking troops directly attack the City to take it over.

~I repeat, all "defending" units cannot be used to defend the City against such a cheesy attack!

~To add insult to injury, once attacking troops take over the City, all "defending" units inside the City (which did nothing to defend by the way) are destroyed.

~***I repeat, this is potentially game-breaking, and even the computer AI had accidentally deployed this tactic against me!


2) When it's computer's turn to play, there is excessive scrolling around the map which is very very ssllooooooww scrolling.

==> Is there any way speed up this kind of scrolling, which is too time consuming IMHO?

Developer

For #1, this is how the game is played. You need air cover and naval units to prevent such scurrilous attacks.

For #2, I think that is a behavior of the older games. In this version the map can be dragged around and zoomed via mouse.

Many thanks for your quick reply! Just one more question:

1. Please confirm that the Empire Deluxe (all versions) can save the game file to my own computer.

(I do not plan to use Steam, or any cloud service).

Developer (1 edit)

First let me clarify the earlier response about scrolling and map dragging - map dragging a a feature of the Combine Edition, not the Internet Edition - EDIE was released in 2003, EDCE 2017/18 - so I was speaking tin the context of EDCE.


Any/all versions save the game to a file on the local computer. None need a network connection to actually play a game solo.


--Mark

Wow, many thanks for your quick & detailed reply!