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[Giants On] So Who's Up For A Game Of Giants: Citizen Kabuto?

LaCabraLaCabra MelbourneRegistered User regular
edited June 2008 in Games and Technology
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As was recently established here, Giants: Citizen Kabuto was, and continues to be, a brilliant game.
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Now, I'm not entirely sure how these Game On threads work, but I really want to throw down in some awesome three-way Giants, and there seemed to be some interest in the Giants Is Awesome thread, so I figured I'd make one. Unfortunately my ISP renders me incapable of hosting an online game, but I know it can be done, and here's how.

How To Get Your Giants: Citizen Kabuto All Up To Date

Firstly, this jazz will not work unless you have Giants actually installed on your system because you can't update it, so if you've lost your discs but you've still got the game installed you're out of luck for multiplayer unless someone hooks you up with the appropriate registry keys (I have no idea how legal this is).

So,

  1. Install Giants
  2. Update Giants to version 1.4. This will kill the cheats in single-player, for the record.
  3. Install the Geforce 3 Patch. This is non-essential, but hey, why not? It's like, ten megs. It improves the graphics in various ways, and adds weather effects, which is neat.


That should be pretty much it.

Bugs
Help! The game won't even launch when I double-click on it after updating to version 1.4!
Are you on Vista? You might be fucked. This doesn't happen to everyone, but it does to me. Fortunately I dual-boot with XP, on which everything is fine.

Help! The game crashes if I hang around for upwards of like 40 seconds.
Uninstall the Geforce 3 patch, and reinstall it without the weather effects.

Help! Delphi's wearing a bra.
Fix that shit.


As far as I've tested, which is a fair bit, the multiplayer should work fine as long as everyone's version is the same. Failing that, we should be able to use Hamachi to great effect.

Assuming this all goes well, we can then try some mods... like the ones that let you have multiple Kabutos and pretty much any team configuration you want, or the many many custom maps.

Now, who's interested in hosting a game?

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    MightyMighty Omeganaut '15 '16 '17 NebraskaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Haha, i still have the discs for this. but i have a horrible time installing anything with my new CD rom. so i wont be able to get it even installed.

    Loved the game when it came out. though the story was SUPER campy....
    timmy?
    timmy!
    TIMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMYYYY

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    LaCabraLaCabra MelbourneRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Oh come on guys

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited June 2008
    I think expecting anyone to have the disks for Giants just lying around in easy reach is a bit much

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    Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    however, if you want me to reinstall Quake 1, Descent 1, C&C: Red Alert 1, Tomb Raider 1, Starsiege: Tribes 1, Baldur's Gate 1, or No One Lives Forever 1, I can handle any of those for you

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    JaramrJaramr Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Id be up for a game, but I wont be able to host.

    And because I lost my discs and had to use a less than legal method of getting it installed it might fuck up somehow with multiplayer. But theres also a chance of that happening with any old game.

    Come on guys, someone has to be able to host.
    TIMMMMMMYYYYY!!!!!!!!

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    Dr SnofeldDr Snofeld Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Damn, I only have the PS2 version so I can't join you.
    WHAT THE F**K IS THAT!?!

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    XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'd probably be up for joining a game, though I'd have little idea where to host one.
    Haven't really played this in 5 years, so I suspect i'm a little rusty.

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    LaCabraLaCabra MelbourneRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I think expecting anyone to have the disks for Giants just lying around in easy reach is a bit much

    Man I never let mine out of my sight.

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    FagadabaFagadaba Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Fuck yes that game is great.

    I could try hosting, I dunno if it'll work.

    I've had this game for years man. Woah.

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    LaCabraLaCabra MelbourneRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Hells yes.

    Add me on AIM or MSN or Steam.

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    übergeekübergeek Sector 2814Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I just started playing through the single player. I'm using a different graphics patch though, I'm not sure if it's better or worse. Plus there's the blood patch and GiantsHook to add some bells and whistles. I got it all from http://www.giantswd.org/?file=2.

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    CarcharodontosaurusCarcharodontosaurus Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The second I see this game on sale, and I actually have in the last half a year or so, I'm going to buy it and play the fucking shit out of it with you guys. Actually, fuck it, I'll buy every copy available and send it to PA people who are serious about enjoying this fantastic game.

    Also, that is a fucking wonderful OP.

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    What.

    When did this appear.

    I could walk over to my giants cds with my eyes closed.

    I've always wanted to play this multiplayer and never ever got to.

    edit: Ok I didn't do it with my eyes closed because there's a box between me and the cupboard....but I am holding my giants cd right now.

    If someone wants to organise a time I'll happily join a game of this.

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    Dr SnofeldDr Snofeld Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    So how does Giants multiplayer work then? Are you building bases and fighting over Smarties?

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    JaramrJaramr Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Dr Snofeld wrote: »
    So how does Giants multiplayer work then? Are you building bases and fighting over Smarties?

    Its been a while, so I might be wrong about a few things.

    But yes you are building bases, theres three sides: The Meccs which can have multiple people, and jetpack around shooting things, hunting vimps (You have to feed the Smarties), and stealing Smarties. Delphi also builds a base, and I think theres only one, not sure though. Instead of feeding the smarties you transfer the souls of your fallen enemies to them and they summon stuff out of nothing, and Delphi is ridiciously a lot more powerful that your average Mecc, although there are usually a whole lot of Meccs.

    Kabuto is a giant fuck off thing that stomps around the island smashing things. He can also make offspring, to do his bidding. I havent played him in a long time so im probably missing a whole bunch of stuff.

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    Dr SnofeldDr Snofeld Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    So you'd have the Meccs, Delphi and Kabuto, all player-controlled, on the one multiplayer map, all working towards their own victories?

    Looks like I'm gonna be buying a second copy of this at some point...

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    JaramrJaramr Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Dr Snofeld wrote: »
    So you'd have the Meccs, Delphi and Kabuto, all player-controlled, on the one multiplayer map, all working towards their own victories?

    Looks like I'm gonna be buying a second copy of this at some point...

    Yeah, thats the gist of it. Its a shame that the multiplayer community died out before I really got to play it a lot.

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    Dr SnofeldDr Snofeld Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Whelp, I just ordered a PC copy. You made me do it. I hate you LaCabra.
    <3

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    There have to/should always be multiple Meccs, there can be multiple Reapers and there can be (and should be!) only one Kabuto.

    It is an amazing game mode.

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    Dr SnofeldDr Snofeld Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I hope this thread is still going in a couple days once I get the game, I'd be irritated to say the least otherwise.

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    JaramrJaramr Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Ill try to mess around with hosting myself if it isnt. Ive failed horribly with every other game, so theres going to be a very low chance of it actually working.

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    FagadabaFagadaba Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Anyone who's got it up right now and wants to try a game.

    Add me on AIM or MSN: Fagadaba.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited June 2008
    I think expecting anyone to have the disks for Giants just lying around in easy reach is a bit much
    I actually do, surprisingly. Reinstalled it last week.

    Didn't expect to still have the discs at all, much less in working condition.

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    LaCabraLaCabra MelbourneRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I figured now would be as good a time as any, since the recent thread on the game probably got some people at least thinking about reinstalling it.

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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    How does death work in multiplayer? What are the victory/loss conditions? And how does Kabuto not just get raped if he's located before reaching full size?

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    LaCabraLaCabra MelbourneRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    -You die, you respawn (kab is back to small size)
    -depends on the game mode, be it capture the smartie or just team deathmatch
    -when kabuto's small, he's still big enough to eat you, and all the better weapons for mecc and reaper don't come until they've built their gift shops and party house

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Also,Kabuto is a fierce beast. You would think it's easy to evade him with a jetpack and stuff but it's not. Not even the helicopter is safe from him. And that's the genius. Kabuto can easily grab you,sometimes even if you thought you were safe.

    This game actually managed to have a fantastically balanced multi.

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    LaCabraLaCabra MelbourneRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Which is amazing.

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    LaCabraLaCabra MelbourneRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The best trick as Delphi is to slow down time

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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The mental image of a Mecc base under assault by a full sized Kabuto... oh man. <3

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    CarcharodontosaurusCarcharodontosaurus Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Come on guys, start playing Giants multiplayer via Hamachi or what have you and post the wonderful screenshots this game is sure to generate in multiplayer. If we can see Kabuto arse stomp something to death than so much the better.

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    LaCabra wrote: »
    The best trick as Delphi is to slow down time

    Delphi/the reapers are my favorites. Slowing Kabuto and then unloading homing missile arrows into him,then making 2 copies of yourself and jumping like a mile or so to flee is amazing. Also,you get a fucking jetski/boat/rocket launcher which is awesome.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited June 2008
    kabuto can also grab you and put you on a spike to eat later

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    Dr SnofeldDr Snofeld Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Installing now, this had better work right on my Vista machine...

    EDIT: Works perfectly. Hope there's a game tonight.

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    Dr SnofeldDr Snofeld Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Guys? Was there a game? Did I miss it?

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    JaramrJaramr Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    No, not that a I know of.

    Come on guys.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited June 2008
    yeah it was amazing we all talked about how much better it is when you aren't there

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited June 2008
    oh way to go jaramr

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I WILL be jumping up and down on this thread saturday week since exams will be all over and I want to play this dammit. Just can't right now.

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    MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I have an empty box :(

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