What will you play in the weekend?


Surviving Mars managed to hook me from the free weekend. While it’s obvious it won’t last forever (like a good sim), it should last several dozens of hours. And it’s calming / Zen as a break between other games.

I picked up Total War: Warhammer 2 on sale last weekend, even though I haven’t finished a campaign in the first yet (but have played plenty the last few weeks to know I’m a big fan). Wish I’d known the first game is effectively included in the second Mortal Empires campaign, plus some very welcome UI improvements - would have upgraded earlier. Can see this being my regular for quite some time to come.


Anyone? I also wanna know.


I guess I may restart Bard’s Tale IV. Play a bit of Kassandra (and more if it lures me) and some Fallout 4 heavily modded survival mode so I can stay humble and get killed a lot.

I’f a land a nice big fat client tomorrow I may wander over to the Bethesda Website and buy Fallout’76 and look for wonderglue and duct tape from zombies while I find off the other 23 weirdos playing. We’ll see.

Oh and a very funny Warhammer 2 campaign if I have the time.


It’s like interstate '76 but in fallout? :P It’s the new Bethesda thing, Fallout as an MMO. I for one am totally and utterly uninterested in any of that.


Thanks. I actually just heard the new Gamers with Jobs podcast discuss it, and they said it was still pretty buggy, and that even grouping could be a problem. An MMO where grouping is a problem?


It’s more toward one of those multiplayer “survival game” things, apparently. Certainly it’s not what I’m looking for from a Fallout game.


Skyrim VR, Astro Bot VR, Tetris Effect. Yep, got a new PSVR set. The immersion will be strong this weekend.


Starsector and more Starsector.


Loved that game. One of my favorite sims ever. I remember it ran like a dog on my rig back then - which was a 486 dx2 66 with 16Mb of ram and a 2d video accelerator card. I convinced my father I needed it to run physics simulations…


RE: EF2k

A Good SoundFont+
EF2K DOS set for MT32




I confess to having shut off the music as my first move.




Deep Madness board game
Pavlov’s House board game
A Distant Plain board game.

Fallout 76


I looked up a bit, and on my Mac, Boxer (the local, fancy DOSBox) ran the game quite sluggishly, and had no voodoo support.
The DOSBox ECE you mentionned has voodoo support, but the game wasn’t working here, crashing back to DOS on loading the simulation. I found a special version of DOSBox released in 2013, “EF2000 reloaded”, that works perfectly (running it through Wine here, to top it off!), with a small caveat: its voodoo support prevents switching in or out of fullscreen, which is why they recommend playing in an oversized window.
I have just done that, and to celebrate, I turned on the CD soundtrack.
Just played my first dogfight, where I hardly did anything but told my buddy to engage while I was only tracking down the crashing enemies with my gun, thanks to the all the knowledge I acquired reading the dry manual this past week, but it was glorious.


I am currently reading up on the rules of Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain in roder to play it on Friday. It’s been a few years since the last time I played (or participated in an attempt to play, rather) a COIN game, but I like what I’m seeing in this so far.




I don’t think I could play using that engine again. :(

There’s a poll in another thread where THROUGH THE POWER OF VOTING!!! we determine what genre it belongs to. Not sure what the tally is at this moment.

(Actually, I created the poll and just about everyone ignored it.)


There were 22 votes! Thats a good amount for our forum. :)


Your group should totally start the game by looking at the win statistics and gang up on people based on that: