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Postby khite » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:11 pm

Have enjoyed fighting my way through Darwinia, and finally get to Temple. Right I think, I might look for some tips, this is the last level.

So I find some, and they mention research points.

What are they? I say to myself.

You have to allocate them?

You can upgrade stuff?

Oh dear.

So I have squandered my research points on squad, and have only level 1 or base everything else.

I feel a bit sad really. And very very very stupid.

Wish me luck on Temple.
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Postby Golgo1327 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:13 pm

o well you knew you were gonna play through again anyways
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Postby xander » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:23 pm

Also, assuming that you have not been allocating points throughout the game, you should still have a sizable pool of points. Pick things that you want to research, select one, then wait a while until it gets to the desired level, then pick something else. All is not lost.

Also: how the hell did you get through Biosphere without lasers for your DGs?! I am impressed.

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Postby jaysc » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:25 pm

But if it is, you have a very low chace of surviveing. i'm suprised at how you got to the temple pass the biosphere

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Postby xyzyxx » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:29 pm

khite, you are to be seriously commended for getting this far without research. :P :P
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Postby khite » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:51 pm

Just finished off Temple. I discovered that everytime I entered a location I got some research points. So I did that until I had one level of airstrike. I destroyed the emails using squads and airstriking. Suicide runs until I got lucky.


I completed Biosphere by deploying a lot of armor. I would clear ahead with a squad then deploy guns behind the squad. I could then work my way over each island.

I would show you a screen shot. Except that now going back into Darwinia it seems that the game has reset itself.
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Postby xander » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:55 pm

khite wrote:Just finished off Temple. I discovered that everytime I entered a location I got some research points.


See my previous post. You should get research points every time you capture a control tower. Those points are then slowly applied to whatever research you have selected. If you max something out, you will not spend any more points, thus, by Temple, if you have not spent any points, you should have a sizable pool of points. By selecting something else and waiting a bit, you should be able to upgrade quite a bit.

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Postby khite » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:58 pm

Ah sorted out profile manager. Here we are.

http://www.khite.org/dar.jpg
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Postby khite » Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:17 am

xander wrote: By selecting something else and waiting a bit, you should be able to upgrade quite a bit.

xander


Thank you for that!
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Postby xander » Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:25 am

khite wrote:Ah sorted out profile manager. Here we are.

http://www.khite.org/dar.jpg


Damn... Just... Damn.

That's a lot of armour. How long did it take you to clear the level, if I may ask?

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Postby khite » Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:27 am

Well considering it kept crashing and I had to restart ....

Most of the afternoon really.

I tended to exit and re-enter after each island due to the crashes.
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Postby shinygerbil » Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:15 am

Your pic's not loading...

I did something similar :P I had up to 10 armour per level, but I guess I cheated because I could use lasers, and they probably saved my ass a couple of times.
Also, first time I played Yard, I couldn't figure out how to destroy the Ants with armour, so it was lots of suicide squad runs. Second time, I wiped 'em out with Armours in no time and was puzzled as to how I'd found it hard in the past. (I assume it was something to do with patches.)
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Postby xander » Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:01 pm

khite wrote:Well considering it kept crashing and I had to restart ....

Most of the afternoon really.

I tended to exit and re-enter after each island due to the crashes.


You say it kept crashing... you wouldn't, by any chance, have Hardware 3D Sound and Realtime FX enabled, would you?

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Postby khite » Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:53 pm

No turned it off.

I now have all sound options turned to minimum.
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Postby fez » Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:51 pm

hehe, I almost ended up in the same boat as you. I was piddling around with the task manager in 1 of the earlier levels and noticed I could go up and down to find objectives and research. Had I not found this I would have done the same as u lol :lol:
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