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Planetary Annihilation: TITANS [Steam, Official Site] has been revived and then some. This massive new patch focuses on performance and turns it up to max.

This was previously in beta which I wrote about before, but it has just been pushed out to the stable build! Everyone now has it.

Note: This patch is for both Planetary Annihilation: TITANS and Planetary Annihilation.

Summary of the changes:
- Added Multi-threading support to both client and local servers
- Tweaked AI
- LZ4 compression for server mods
- Major rework of the System Editor
- Lots of bug fixes and polish
- See the full and rather long changelog here

The multi-threading alone is a huge new feature, which will make bigger games run much smoother. The entire game should be smoother in general thanks to that.

I'm really happy about this, as I will most likely start playing it again. Performance was one of the blockers for me, as the later game started to become annoyingly sluggish, but that will be a thing of the past now!

I really hope that a renewed focus on the game by some of the developers will bring some players back, they certainly worked hard on this patch.
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sub 22 November 2016 at 10:36 am UTC
Such a great game. Yet, not for me.
Damn, I still want a great story-based single player campaign,
and I'd pay extra for it.

I'm so sick of all these sandbox and multiplayer-only games.
The recent trend is definitely not my friend.

I know, *good* and long single-player campaigns are hard to produce
and costly. But, as I said, I'd pay extra for it. Really.
Edmene 22 November 2016 at 10:47 am UTC
Good that is still being updated, maybe I start playing it again, against the AI or even online if I find someone in the lobby or unranked.
omer666 22 November 2016 at 10:54 am UTC
subSuch a great game. Yet, not for me.
Damn, I still want a great story-based single player campaign,
and I'd pay extra for it.

I'm so sick of all these sandbox and multiplayer-only games.
The recent trend is definitely not my friend.

I know, *good* and long single-player campaigns are hard to produce
and costly. But, as I said, I'd pay extra for it. Really.

Have you tried the likes of Dawn of War 2, or Company of Heroes 2? They are nothing original or groundbreaking, but I think "solid" is the word. Especially DaW2's Chaos Rising expansion.
coolbober 22 November 2016 at 11:03 am UTC
IMO one of the best games on Linux. That's true that single player campaign is missing, but skirmish mode is GREAT.
JOndra91 22 November 2016 at 11:09 am UTC
I don't think this game really needs campaign. I had lot of fun just playing against AI. And then I started to play ranked 1v1 matches which was good as well.
liamdawe 22 November 2016 at 11:10 am UTC
I just did a 1v1 ranked match, no problem finding a person to play against
boltronics 23 November 2016 at 2:27 am UTC
subSuch a great game. Yet, not for me. Damn, I still want a great story-based single player campaign,
and I'd pay extra for it.
My order of Emperor: Battle for Dune arrived today from eBay. It's supposed to work great with Wine. Just finished Dune 2000 the same way.

Too bad I've already finished all the C&C games, but I'll take whatever RTS I can get my hands on provided it has a good single player campaign experience. I've also been desperately waiting for Grey Goo to run under Wine (since the devs have shown no interest in SteamOS), and it's almost there - something I test regularly. It's been on sale for $6 with all DLC in a bundle with a bunch of other games (over at BundleStars IIRC), so will be dirt cheap when Wine fully supports it.
DMJC 25 November 2016 at 3:14 am UTC
Emperor: Battle for Dune runs brilliantly in WINE, I've been testing/running it for over a decade. Support really picked up about 5-8 years ago. You'll probably enjoy it. The plot could be a little bit better, but it's a great title.
boltronics 27 November 2016 at 6:22 am UTC
Runs great so far (with the -C option as per https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35194). When that bug is fixed, it'll likely be flawless.


Last edited by boltronics at 27 November 2016 at 6:23 am UTC
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