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by BlackMarketBeagle
Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Success, Rank, Some Statistics
Replies: 14
Views: 9572

I don't think it's plain number of kills per se; I think it's score, which is based on all sorts of things. Score for a mission is based on the value of the ships you kill, and reduced by the value of your own ship. It's reduced even more by the value of any friendlies you kill. Winning/losing also ...
by BlackMarketBeagle
Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Nothing but Gold?
Replies: 6
Views: 5259

Not sure if I've ever managed 4 for 4, but my GCs are always clustered around the early missions. The main ingredients for a GC are 1) a bit of luck with mission assignment and 2) kamikaze levels of aggression. Playing aggressively enough to get the very high GC rates is pretty much guaranteed to ki...
by BlackMarketBeagle
Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: This game hates my computer.
Replies: 7
Views: 5782

crash_sc wrote:Ok, completely disabled hardware acceleration and nothing changed.
Bugger. It didn't seem all that plausible an explanation, but I don't have a better one.
crash_sc wrote:Just curious, are you a fan of Firefly?
Oh, yes. I'm on the front cover of Firefly Whore Monthly. :D
by BlackMarketBeagle
Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: This game hates my computer.
Replies: 7
Views: 5782

Hi crash_sc, If Sean's guess is right and this is a video hardware/driver issue, you ought to be able to confirm it by disabling hardware acceleration of Windows GDI calls. (In Display Properties -> Settings -> Advanced -> Troubleshoot in WinXP SP2.) This should fall back to software rendering - not...
by BlackMarketBeagle
Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Take a look at the new version (4.0)!
Replies: 29
Views: 21315

Forgive me if this is a silly question, but is v4 actually out yet? Or does everyone have an advanced beta but me? The CM changelog isn't showing anything new and the last beta I played had only one mission and very few of the new features.
by BlackMarketBeagle
Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Take a look at the new version (4.0)!
Replies: 29
Views: 21315

Looks good. Missile homing behaviour looks to be improved, friendly fire seems to be a lot less pathological and the whole thing feels a bit smoother. Smaller squadron size is a good change; I'm a relative newbie to the game, but at mission #350-ish I'm pretty much indestructible and have a full squ...