Who wants to launch some nukes and stuff? Let's all play DEFCON
it's a multiplayer RTS, where the goal is (usually) to have as many survivors as you can, and kill as much of your opponents population as you can, by the end of the game.
There are 3 main types of units:
There are 3 types of ships, carriers, which carry bombers and fighters, destroyers, your basic attack ships, and subs, which can sneak around undetected, and blow up stuff with Short-Range Ballistic Missiles.
Then you have your 2 types of Air Units, Bombers, which carry Medium-Range Ballistic Missiles, and fighters. Both can be launched from Air Bases or Destroyers.
Finally, your land units.
You've got your silos, which start out in defense mode and shoot down incoming air units and missiles, and at DEFCON1 they can switch to ICBM Mode, and launch Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles. They have an unlimited supply of ammo while in defense mode, but only have 10 ICBMs. Once all ICBMs are used up, the silo automatically changes to defense mode.
Everything takes place on a map of the world, divided into 6 parts, 1 (or more) for each player: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Russia, and Asia.
Here's a handy chart to show what happens when:
DEFCON5: Ground units can be placed, fleets can be moved. No hostile action [start-6 minutes]
DEFCON4: Radar intel available. Units may still be placed. No hostile action. [6-12 minutes]
DEFCON3: Naval and air combat authorized. Units can no longer be placed. [12-20 minutes]
DEFCON2: No change from DEFCON3. Final stage before nuclear combat. [20-30 minutes]
DEFCON1: ICBM, SRBM, and MRBM combat authorized. Shit hits the fan. [30-end]
But what if you don't have hours to spend on this game? Not to worry! The speed is variable, from real-time, where 1 second in game=1 second real time, to 5x, 10x, and 20x speed. If you want
to spend a few hours on the game, you don't have to have it open the whole time. Just double-tap escape, and the game is minimized to the system tray, where it alerts you when shit happens.
One of the best parts of DEFCON is its alliances. You can have everybody start out on different teams, and eventually alliances form between countries. Alliances can include Radar Sharing (you see where their stuff is at, and what they see) and a cease-fire. If your ally isn't in a cease-fire with you, you better be ready, because he's going to fuck you with nukes when you aren't looking.
The game ends once all countries have used 80% or more of their nuclear explosives. A "victory timer" starts counting down from 45 minutes, where, if you're winning, everyone else is going to try and destroy you
You can DL the demo from here
, or STEAM. Get it from STEAM because it is awesome, and it costs less to buy the game ($20 from Introversion, $15 from STEAM). Plus, STEAM has the fancy friends list thing, so you can jump into a game with people, without having to go through the server list.
If you just get the demo, you can only play a 2-player game on the standard settings, which is enough to give you a feel of the full game.
If you want to play or something, throw up your STEAM account name.
Forum Name-Steam Account
I need to buy this one of these days
I just dont know right now.
I need to look for a job.
but the energy to run it?
Does the little boy get turned into poop too?
lemme go check
By the apple
it's a terrifying cycle
because i had my tray table up
and my seatback in the full upright position
i played this song for my cub scout troop on bring your favorite music night
i was laughed out of the scouts crying for you, weird al, god bless you
I'm demo, so we will need some non-cheapos as well.
Let's Play La Mulana!
Only one demo user per real game.
That is what I said.
It's not Exactly what you said.
And I'd like to point out that MULTIWINIA, THE MULTIPLAYER DARWINIA has also been released by introversion recently.
But whatever, it doesn't matter.
EDIT: Oh, hey. the patch works now.
lemme try deleting local content and reinstalling
Don't give me your shit Wombos, Swear to god.
Because if its a bunch of annoying shits...
go into C/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/defcon and delete the authkey file. When you start up DEFCON again, it'll re-authorize the game, and it should work. You might have to try it a few times. A reboot helped me when this happened.
Ryan and PotU are being alot less shit faced annoying,
Guru Marsh Wombos are also here.
Just Chillax'in Brosef.
Already downloadin' son.
Shit yeah, 64 bit one too.
EDIT: eeerrr, or not.
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oh god I am not good at battlefield