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Jesper540
Skirmisher
posted 09-06-06 01:55 PM EDT (US)         
is there coming some kind of demo like the demo with only the iroquois?
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Cancer of the Head
Skirmisher
(id: say1988)
posted 09-06-06 02:27 PM EDT (US)     1 / 21       
It is unlikely that there will be a publicly available demo. In the event that there is it won't be released prior to the game.
Jesper540
Skirmisher
posted 09-06-06 02:36 PM EDT (US)     2 / 21       
ok thnx
Strong Man
Skirmisher
posted 09-12-06 04:55 AM EDT (US)     3 / 21       
no, according to what most of us believe.
reason: a pack, not a new game (so ROR, TC, TT?)

actually the core engine and most data have to be provided in the demo to run properly, that can be summed up to 1 GB+

I think no demo can be better than a demo, if the demo is ugly. Waiting for the words of mouth. from friends, boards, ...


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Elpea
Hal
(id: lp_usa)
posted 09-12-06 12:16 PM EDT (US)     4 / 21       
There have been demos for the xpacks before, I don't get what Sandy meant by that.

Legioona
Skirmisher
posted 09-12-06 12:40 PM EDT (US)     5 / 21       
In his latest set of answers Sandy said that the demos for the previous expansions were one of the dumbest things they have done.

Quote:

46) Why doesn't TWC have a demo while RoR, TC and TT did have ones?
A – I think it was foolish to have demos for those other expansions. I regret them as a wasteful use of our time.


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[This message has been edited by Legioona (edited 09-12-2006 @ 12:47 PM).]

Cancer of the Head
Skirmisher
(id: say1988)
posted 09-12-06 04:41 PM EDT (US)     6 / 21       
It is not that x-packs don't have demos. Sandy thinks they souldn't, and I agree with him. They generally aren't neccesary unless the x-pack completely and utterly changes all gameplay.
Cancer of the Head
Skirmisher
(id: say1988)
posted 09-15-06 11:25 PM EDT (US)     7 / 21       

Quote:

FiringSquad: Are there plans for a playable demo to be released?

Sandy Petersen: Yes, we are releasing a playable demo for the expansion

Dieneces
Skirmisher
posted 09-16-06 00:02 AM EDT (US)     8 / 21       
Sweet.

I thought they would release a demo, as the Titans had a demo, if I recall correctly. I think I've got it on a freebee disc somewhere.


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Cy Marlayne
Skirmisher
posted 09-16-06 00:45 AM EDT (US)     9 / 21       
Apparently the design team decided to go ahead and make a demo. Maybe ES has more freetime now?

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Cancer of the Head
Skirmisher
(id: say1988)
posted 09-16-06 02:14 AM EDT (US)     10 / 21       
Or they were told to make the time. After what Sandy said about Demos for x-packs, I suspect that he could have found something better to do with any free time that they had.

Although, I would be surprised if they aren't just releasing the Iroquois tester sent out to sites, perhaps with minor updates that they have donce since then. Still demos would likely fall onto the hands of MS marketing.

[This message has been edited by say1988 (edited 09-16-2006 @ 02:19 AM).]

Legioona
Skirmisher
posted 09-16-06 06:55 AM EDT (US)     11 / 21       
Yeah… That was definitely a decision made by Microsoft, still this is going to be sweet.

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mike_rules32
Skirmisher
posted 09-23-06 07:52 PM EDT (US)     12 / 21       
can't wait!
MudokonGod
Banned
posted 09-23-06 07:57 PM EDT (US)     13 / 21       
It's quite weird really. The demo'll give loads of content - at least one entire civ. There's not much left for the final game.
Jumbalaya
Skirmisher
posted 09-23-06 08:21 PM EDT (US)     14 / 21       
Except for the 2 other civs, the new maps, the single player campaign, the updated european civs, the updated multiplayer, the various balance fixes that will come with the game, and the chance to play real people

lol im jumby
mike_rules32
Skirmisher
posted 09-23-06 08:44 PM EDT (US)     15 / 21       
not much material is going to be used in the demo,probably only Iroquois and British
Cancer of the Head
Skirmisher
(id: say1988)
posted 09-23-06 09:45 PM EDT (US)     16 / 21       
Iroauois are a significant part of the x-pack.

It will most likely be just like the preview build sent out for reviews, but updated of course.

Woolagaroo
Skirmisher
posted 09-24-06 09:53 AM EDT (US)     17 / 21       
Yeah, I don't know why everyone is so concerned with what Snady says about a demo, because that's not really his call. If there is no demo, it will be becuase Microsoft decided it wasn't worth the time and resources.

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Cancer of the Head
Skirmisher
(id: say1988)
posted 09-24-06 11:50 AM EDT (US)     18 / 21       
Sandy's view is important because, as soon as MS decides to have a demo released he will know. Sure others will know, but how many other people from MS or ES do we get information from regularily?
AuxiliA MieS
Skirmisher
posted 09-28-06 12:06 PM EDT (US)     19 / 21       
Maybe it`s just 2 of the old european civs fighting in some of the new maps and they have the new cards that can be sent from home cities? IMO this would satisfy most people but it wouldn`t reveal so much of the xpack than if they included 1 of the new native american civs.

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nidhog_slayer
Skirmisher
posted 09-30-06 05:17 AM EDT (US)     20 / 21       
demo will be released about same time as xpack, it will have british and iroquois on california ^^

why ask sandy when we have honcho?

AuxiliA MieS
Skirmisher
posted 09-30-06 02:36 PM EDT (US)     21 / 21       
Iroquois in California

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