Machines: Wired for War

Machines => The Game => Topic started by: GodBishop on February 08, 2008, 08:17:29 am

Title: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: GodBishop on February 08, 2008, 08:17:29 am
Well to begin the topic

1- I like the inside view of Units.
2-The way you can custom Units.
3- And the selections Sounds (they are Machines lol)


What could get better
1- An Unit Able to give order to other> The idea is to give order to one unit and that unit give the order to a group. so you just have to move 1 unit and this one move 12 for example,
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: X-Lord on February 08, 2008, 09:11:23 am
What I like 'bout Machines:

1. 1st person rocks :smilydude:
2. Great abilities of different units :dancinggorilla:
3. A lot of movement kinds
4. Great Sounds
5. Cool Music
6. Spectacular weapon effects :evil:
7. Templar Knight !!! :jackson:
8. Fantastic Campaign :eng101:


What I don't mind 'bout Machines:

1. Stupid Transporters :|
2. Stupid Constructors :-(
3. Stupid Gorilla :-P
4. AI is just too easy to beat 8-)
5. It's hard to make a new map :cry:
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: ScrewTheSystem on February 08, 2008, 11:30:21 am
Well to begin the topic

1- I like the inside view of Units.
2-The way you can custom Units.
3- And the selections Sounds (they are Machines Har de har harr)


What could get better
1- An Unit Able to give order to other> The idea is to give order to one unit and that unit give the order to a group. so you just have to move 1 unit and this one move 12 for example,

What do you mean 'custom Units'? As far as I know, in Machines you can't quite customize your units...

And you CAN let the unit give 'orders'... Well, not exactly orders, but... You can select a group of units and let them form a squad, and then you can move/attack these alltogether(also, if there's an administrator among them, you recieve a 'nightvision bonus', meaning that your units will all shoot more accurate in the dark)
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: machinesrocks! on February 15, 2008, 10:39:23 pm
Making custom units,, sounds very interesting.... I'll try that when I play

plus-- Pros/Cons of Machines
Pros:

1. Wide diversity of units (many of them)
2. Original storyline
3. Just plain fun!

Cons:

1. Some units are just plain retarded (techs)
2. Not the best graphics
3. AI not artificial "intelligent" enough 
P.S. I only played the demo and this is what I think of it   :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: ScrewTheSystem on February 17, 2008, 06:19:19 pm
Making custom units,, sounds very interesting.... I'll try that when I play

plus-- Pros/Cons of Machines
Pros:

1. Wide diversity of units (many of them)
2. Original storyline
3. Just plain fun!

Cons:

1. Some units are just plain retarded (techs)
2. Not the best graphics
3. AI not artificial "intelligent" enough 
P.S. I only played the demo and this is what I think of it   :mrgreen:

NOT the best graphics?? You DO know that we're looking at a game from '99, right? Those graphics are amazing for that year!^^
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: GameConsolesMad on February 18, 2008, 01:25:34 pm
What I like:

- Loads of different units!
- Great 1st Person view (Good for circle strafing lol!)
- Huge, interesting maps
- Awesome Multiplayer
- Fortress Building using turrets
- Owning the AI

Dislikes:

- Fog of War (Lets enemies get the jump on me, scary sometimes - dont know what they're doing!)
- Unit Cap

Basically Pros > Cons. Machines = WIN
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: franky200 on October 30, 2008, 09:23:52 am
What i like


-The Wide Varaity of Units

-Multiplayer use

-Campaign

-Killing AI  :evil:

What i Dislike

-Unit Cap

-the graphics need some work :-(

 :dancinggorilla: :gorilla:

Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: Dim001 on December 04, 2008, 05:46:48 pm
ther is something too: the atmosfear.

Machines has its own atmosfear, programmers had really succeeded in creating this.
To me, that would have been the first thing to develop in "Machines2":

_ adding something like a planet life: climat that changes, influence of the war on the environment, animal life and maybe even vegetal life (to create something like an environment influence on machines due to humidity, pollution etc..).
 
I don't remember the music, i remember i was enjoying the "Wasp ooooon line"
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: X-Lord on December 04, 2008, 06:56:04 pm
"Wasp ooon line" :D

and the "Ding ding, Knight approching(or smth like that :-P) the duty"

and the best one, the Reaper :eng101:

but... they all sounds cool

Oh... I love this game :holy:
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: coolio2654 on December 07, 2008, 11:11:39 pm
For some reason I'm obsessed with Robots and that's the major reason.  But I like the weapons and the many ways you can use them, like for strategy. 
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: chindi on December 16, 2008, 08:42:34 pm
the only decent rts iv'e seen in  a while.
well balanced
good looking models/textures
nukes
first person
just the best rts iv'e seen in  awhile.
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: megasxlr on March 03, 2009, 11:35:17 am
well, i got to agree. The first-person view bit is an interesting feature, and the building looks are amazing. well, im a fan of them at least
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: Bravo_457 on March 16, 2009, 09:22:33 am
I like the fact that most Civilian buildings (and research centers) have doors that open to infantry.

That means you can garrison your troops in your enemies buildings. What's even better is that the building gets hurt if shots are fired inside.





No, actually what I like more from machines is the  :cowbell:.
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: Reaper XIV on March 18, 2009, 09:59:18 am
pro is:

- no power plants
- the first person mode is the best i ever seen in a RTS
- great units
- difficult campaign
- kind of buliding the constructions

neg is:

- CPUs does always the same
- no map editior
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: Giggity on April 04, 2009, 07:35:20 am
Generally just the look and feel of the game and the fact that the actual machines look so damn cool 8-)

Plus the 1st person view is just zomg amazing
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: Tails on April 04, 2009, 10:37:16 pm
Back on Vista again so Machines isn't working. However, the thing I love about Machines is that no matter how many times you get bored of it, you always find yourself going back to it.
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: X-Lord on April 05, 2009, 05:57:30 am
http://forums.wiredforwar.org/index.php?topic=1401.0 - ??
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: -Aj- on April 05, 2009, 08:58:23 am
ill host the game music if you guys want, got disk one sitting right here, cool lookin wraith reaper art n all ^^
um... torrent would probs be epic fail on my connection, ill find a free hosting site and link it all for you guys. will get on it in morning... not quite sure how to get it in game, but im sure someone here does. ill have a play around anyway and see what i can do
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: Tails on April 05, 2009, 06:33:12 pm
http://forums.wiredforwar.org/index.php?topic=1401.0 - ??
Thanks, just about ready to go to school though. I will check it out when I get home tonight.
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: -Aj- on April 05, 2009, 11:53:00 pm
opps, looks like audio is on cd 2... uh, whered i put that again?
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: X-Lord on April 06, 2009, 03:21:27 pm
opps, looks like audio is on cd 2... uh, whered i put that again?

sorry, I don't understand you :P
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: taz on November 14, 2009, 03:49:23 am
I love the way you build your little base and then smash the enemys to peices
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: Druyii on November 16, 2009, 09:53:58 am
Yupyupyup, wouldnt be the same without the smashing to pieces ;)

I like the unit sounds, the weapons, the buildings, the graphics (taking the time into consideration) and many other things)

The only thing I dislike, the fact that I only have the demo :D
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: reaper_24 on November 16, 2009, 12:44:20 pm
really?...why dont u get the isos? :?
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: X-Lord on November 16, 2009, 03:57:24 pm
or the Download tool though ?
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: Druyii on November 20, 2009, 07:16:56 am
I have, but I can't install an image disk program atm, so wouldnt be able to run it anyway. :(
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: reaper_24 on November 20, 2009, 11:42:41 am
you mean like daemon tools? or like a iso image writer......cuz you could make those isos into actual cds if you have the software like sonic or sumthin like that
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: Druyii on November 26, 2009, 09:45:52 am
When I get a chance, I'm going to try weriting the isos to disk, but until then, I  shall have to make do with just the demo ;)
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: reaper_24 on November 26, 2009, 04:49:47 pm
alright then  :smilydude:
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: Mahmoud on December 06, 2009, 06:49:11 pm
it seems the topic here has shifted, but nonetheless, my favorite thing about machines is the fps/rts capability, even if it is limited fps. The only other game like that I know is Battleswarm: field of Honor. It's a free multiplayer game with fps players against rts. The rts is kinda messed up to make it fair, though. Anyway, the machines fps made you capable of having smarter troops to balance for the fact that the cpu could make instantaneous decisions when you had to put the building in just the right place, taking much longer.
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: schism on January 05, 2010, 08:22:45 pm
I like 2 bang bang the yellows <3
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: humodz on April 19, 2011, 10:06:51 pm
Good story, the RTS + FPS combo was a good idea too
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: ua7 on April 26, 2011, 09:07:43 pm
great story line, but the last lvl is :-P. The computer does do the same.  Love the team up.
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: X.A.N.A. on June 23, 2011, 08:05:40 am
Team up? What do you mean?

I know that a few times one of the AIs will turn on it's own 'allies' (it's not a free-for-all, it's you vs them! :p ) and completely ignore my own forces ripping apart the other AI's base (that both of us just happen to attack at the same time...).
So, like yeah, they completely ignore me, even if I cross their path will chopping the other side of the base to pieces and we meet in the middle, though sometimes I engage them if they start attacking the Pod, since I want to convert it.

I remember in last night's game, me and the 3 AI's were destroying each other as usual, and after the two main AIs (the ones with the biggest bases at that time) got rid of the 'third wheel' (the third AI who couldn't quite get it together in time), me and Green proceeded to attack Yellow from both sides of its base and even though we met in the middle of the base we didn't engage in combat since Green was busy doing the same thing I was and not attacking Yellow's Pod. I still won since Green wasted all his BMUs beating up Blue and Yellow (I didn't see it attack me much, though Yellow did a lot and Blue was just there not doing anything in particular).

Except the one before that was almost the same except Green decided it'd start destroying Yellow's Pod and I had to double my mission from destroying Yellow, who was in my way of Green's base, from that and *defending* Yellow's Pod from Green. It was pretty awesome that happened during that game, since I had to destroy Yellow before I could get to Green and still had to kind of defend Yellow from Green in a way.
Blue, again, didn't really do anything that game either, it got destroyed by a double attack from Yellow and Green early on (guess it was lagging behind in technology).

So, because of all this, I'd have to say the computer doesn't always do the same thing all the time (their building does, but not the actions involving attacking/defending).
I don't really play the campaign, though.

I hope you found my little story about those two different games interesting though. :)
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: humodz on August 01, 2011, 11:21:15 pm
I like 3 things;
the plot;
the 1st person mode;
the unit designs (not the low-poly models, but their concept), with few exceptions
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: wildh0rse on October 17, 2011, 11:37:09 pm

Far and away, and the greatest innovation, is First Person mode as far as what I like best.

At fist, I did not use it until the last levels, with the judas.  You can use the hotkey for treachery attack in third person  view but its sooooo much more fun in FP.  Then other levels, like REclamation of Talonthia, became more fun with FP.  PS, just beat this level with NO SAVES bwa hahaha. 

Any of you "kids" here remember the gaming landscape in 1998/99? there was the tombraider series, which also had a FP view, but only when your avatar was static.  That's why lara always auto-aimed her guns, a merciful addition by the designers. 

Just look at game like half life, another contemporary... blood, blood and more blood. I think I rememver reading somewhere (was it in the manual?) that Acclaim's designers wanted a hard core battle game without all the blood, hence Machines.  Another great point.

NO CHEATS built in to the game! I was hammered by Behind Enemy Lines for over a month, no kidding.  What a challenge.... another pro.

The "tab" key to select special weapons in first person ROCKS.

The battle effects are indeed spectacular, ground punch, plasma weapons, and that insane sound the Goliath makes when firing  8-)  ... not to mention the Eradicator! When your tooling around in FP and you hear that crazy Vortex weapon go off, you KNOW you're in deep s**t.... superb.

Only one "con" and everyone agrees.  The AI.  It's tough to deal with the hesitant movements of groups of units.  It's like theyre all figuring out how to get to the same empty spot, then realizing it isnt empty (because 10 other units are on thier way to it too) it has to decide where to go.  Forming squads with commanders seems to help, I will test further and report back  :eng101:




Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: The Merciful on October 18, 2011, 12:20:55 am
I just like the feel of Machines. Other games I would play in the late 90s and early 00s are Populous: The Beginning, Zax, Civilization 3,  Conker's bad fur day for the n64 and others that I can't remember their title...(  :wink:). Machines was a fun game back in the day. I remember going on the gaming zone (microsoft or msn, don't remember) and play others. The sound track was epic too.

First person is pretty useful because you can trick the computer but really doesn't work well on humans [damn lag!]... Hmm, yup.

I kind of didn't like the limitlessness of the skirmish. Special could have really been improved. It only has about three different things on it.

The voices fit the guys too. Some of them like the wasp's are just pretty awesome.

My favorite unit is the Goliath. Just pure awesomeness.

AI is only a challenge because of all the things against you. They already have a founded civilization. They have about 10x more BMU's than you, and its the cheating computer (computers help eachother  :R ).

That's pretty much it.  :bunny:
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: wildh0rse on October 20, 2011, 12:35:50 pm
In my recent go-round wiht Behind enemy Lines, I found that my old strategy of builing leviathans was not working.  I instead used Goliaths and SPANKED any invaders.  I found that the high initiative/stand ground tactic works well, just takes them a bit to rotate to fire.  Cheaper than missile launchers and their guns are deadly :)
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: ScrewTheSystem on October 20, 2011, 01:22:48 pm
In my recent go-round wiht Behind enemy Lines, I found that my old strategy of builing leviathans was not working.  I instead used Goliaths and SPANKED any invaders.  I found that the high initiative/stand ground tactic works well, just takes them a bit to rotate to fire.  Cheaper than missile launchers and their guns are deadly :)

Goliaths?...

Cheaper than missile launchers?!

Srsly?  :-o

 :squidly: :squidly:
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: The Merciful on October 21, 2011, 12:28:40 am
Goliaths cost 370 BMus and leviathans cost 400 bmus. 30 bmu difference that could make you a locator, or a scout.
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: ScrewTheSystem on October 21, 2011, 05:25:10 am
Goliaths cost 370 BMus and leviathans cost 400 bmus. 30 bmu difference that could make you a locator, or a scout.

Or a Gorilla!...

Oh, wait...

 :squidly: :squidly:
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: wildh0rse on October 21, 2011, 08:03:39 pm
Goliaths cost 370 BMus and leviathans cost 400 bmus. 30 bmu difference that could make you a locator, or a scout.

Actually I did not know the difference was so slim.  Does that make the Leviathan the second most expensive to build, aside from a Pod?
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: The Merciful on October 22, 2011, 01:17:35 am
No. Is this a serious question...
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: Mahmoud on November 01, 2011, 07:55:28 pm
...you can't...it just....I don't see why.....just.....bunnies, explain to wildhorse that you can't build a pod...
 :bunny:
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: ScrewTheSystem on November 01, 2011, 09:22:09 pm
Quote
...you can't...it just....I don't see why.....just.....bunnies, explain to wildhorse that you can't build a pod...
 :bunny:

[cute bunny-voice to mark irony]
Target acquired... [/cute]

:squidly:
Title: Re: Tell here what is what you like the most from Machines
Post by: The Merciful on November 02, 2011, 02:59:49 am
Well, not necessarily. It is possible to build a pod, however, you have to rearrange the game's building info.