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64bit operating systems (like Windows 7-64bit) pave the way to expanding games in interesting ways.  Bigger worlds, more players, more unit types, more stuff.  It wouldn’t be fair to those who don’t have 64-bit OSes to have to pay for features and content they can’t use.

So the question is, would you support the creation of future DLC that is only available to those who have 64-bit?

To vote, go here: http://www.elementalgame.com/journals

  

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on May 18, 2012


Wow! I love the idea! I would pay top dollar because it would be worth it to me. Really hoping for DLC and numerous expansions as well. The newest game I play is Starcraft and am downloading Warlock next week. I want to use my quad core!

on May 18, 2012

Yes sir this great!!

on May 18, 2012

Does this mean there's a 64 bit version of the game? I don't see how you can add 64 bit DLC to a 32 bit version of the game, and I *really* don't see how DLC could be used to make the game 64 bit given just how significant a change that actually is.

If the 64 bit version is already planned, then by all means use the extra power to do crazy awesome things in DLC.

on May 18, 2012

Yeah... How can we have 64bit only content if there's no 64 bit version of the game??

on May 18, 2012

Does 64-bit DLC mean like say, a $5 DLC that redesigns the game to use what 64-bit provides?

 

Voted yes/yes, but would be price dependent.  The game runs really smoothly (outside of bugs/glitches/UI issues) and manages to not overheat my newer laptop. 

 

When are you guys going to announce your future plans?  Because of this crummy laptop, I may be in the market for a new one this year.

 

 

on May 18, 2012

hell yeah! 

on May 18, 2012

Yes I'd pay you a dollar for this.  

 

Can we get a map editor ? 

on May 18, 2012

I voted 'I have 64bit, I like this idea' because I'm going to have 64bit soon, and would very much love to see this in action.

on May 18, 2012

Well this is different sure!

on May 18, 2012

want BOTH the CE & 64bit (have 32gb ram in my new beast (b4), 12gb in my older beast(b3), 6gb on my oldest beast(b2).

harpo

 

on May 18, 2012

Voted YES/YES.



But a few considerations must be made.



It´s always good to remember that huge maps and dozens of players, using every bit of RAM and every core/thread/GHZ of the CPU to provide an epic gameplay experience were among the original promises of E:WoM.



I always expected then fulfilled eventually. Trusted SD so much that my current PC was built with that kind gameplay in mind, so I would definitely pay to get it (despite the fact that it was originally a promised feature)



But it would depend on the price and on the 64 bit version actually offering something (or lots of things) new.



I wouldn’t pay just for the possibility of someone, someday, making a mod that will use all the power of the 64 bit version.

 

I guess It´s also good to remember that, even thought lots of people got 64 bit OS, they don’t necessarily have the hardware to take full advantage of it.

 

Maybe offering that DLC would just lead to disappointment and bad publicity when someone can´t play the extra-huge map with a dozen dozen of players because his PC/NB wasn’t up to the task.

 

I guess the answer here is the same for the multiplayer question, focus on making FE a hit, them think about expansions...

 

With rather tiny large map, 4 brainless cheating opponents and no multiplayer MoM is still more enjoyable than the current FE. So I guess more attention should be payed to the basics before working on those DCLs

 

Not criticizing or bashing, those are just the 2 cents of someone who really wants FE to became a classic.

 

 

on May 18, 2012

I'd like it because I have 64-bit. I'd feel pretty bad though if I knew that I was getting something others couldn't. I think a better way to come at the question would be "if we've got feature or improvements we could only make work on 64-bit systems, do we have enough 64-bit players who want that, to make it viable?" I'm sceptical on that last point. I want the game to be better, so I'd buy it on those grounds, but I also want the game to be successful, and given how few people are 64-bit, I'm not sure how much it would really help in that regard.

on May 18, 2012

Sethai
I'd buy it because I have 64-bit. I'd feel pretty bad though if I knew that I was getting something others couldn't. I think a better way to come at the question would be "if we've got feature or improvements we could only make work on 64-bit systems, do we have enough 64-bit players who want that, to make it viable?" I'm sceptical on that last point. I want the game to be better, so I'd buy it on those grounds, but I also want the game to be successful, and given how few people are 64-bit, I'm not sure how much it would really help in that regard.

Somebody needs to move the industry forward... I think Stardock should do it.

on May 18, 2012

This would give me a reason to upgrade to Win 7, so I say go for it.

 

on May 18, 2012
Actually, I do think it is fair for the developer to include and "charge" for features (I mean, Fallen Enchantress is an unusual case) that the player might not be able to use.  This might include graphical settings that ones machine is incapable of running, or a secret level or boss that the player might not hav the ability or patience to get to, or the ability to play an enhanced game if they have 64-bit capabilities.  It is fair because, if they had these capabilities they would be able to enjoy these features, and one neve knows when they might upgrade thier system.  The developer cannot be expected to design and charge for only what peoples systems are capable of.  Anyway I too would like these features and wish I saw them in War of Magic. 
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