Discussion about the game.
Speed run of campaign

@X-Lord said:

Can you explain how is it possible that you could see through the fog of war?

Of course. I used a hotkey that remembers the position of the center of the screen. I remember the position in the fog of war where located generator. Then moved to an area where fog of war is absent. Took the constructor and prepared for the construction, pressed the hot key and moved to the memorized position. In this case, the game includes fog of war in a fraction of a second, maybe 0.1 or 0.2 seconds. During this time I manage to put the green building which makes investigation and cleans fog of war.

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The game, resources, tools, and various files
"savegame" files

@DavidCorben Hi! That mission was hard for me too! I barely made it with very few units.

To win the mission I did the following:

First, I advanced slowly, using flanking tactics to maximize firepower (which minimized damage taken by my units, since the faster I killed the enemy, the less their assault would last).

Second, I attacked one unit at a time, preventing the enemy to get too close and in numbers larger than what I could handle.

Third, I destroyed turrets using reapers in first person mode, positioning
myself out of their range.

Fourth, I explored the area using a fast unit, while keeping my squad behind in the formation aforementioned. Then I returned that unit to my squad, maintaining my unit density as high as possible.

Fifth, I never retreated as a squad; I always retreated while scouting. Instead, I moved my squad inching my way through the areas previously explored.

Basic Tactics.png

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A place to talk about whateeeever you want
I looooove this game so much!


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Discussion / Information on modifying the game.
High resolution terrain textures (test)

@antrad said:

So close and yet so far :(

As long as we can keep it alive, with contributions like yours it is not too far away!

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Discussion on the development of OpenMachines
Models Things

Gotcha, thanks.

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Blog posts from individual members
Pisarz' news/status & other stuff.

@bilal Thanks!

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A place for helping others with issues running the game.
Can't start Machines on a Windows 10 machine

@latinokurdo said:

what should i doing? i used the "setup" and installed machines. But i cant open the "autorun". The Error code "Unbenannt1.png Unbenannt0,5.png " appear.

And if i try to launch the "Machines.exe", this problem appears:Unbenannt.png .

I have Windows 8.1

Please help

I also got the equivalent English error message after installing from the CDs (This App cannot run on your PC, Contact the publisher to see if there is a newer version) and then after adding the file d3drm.dll in my install directory I get a new error message saying "C:\Program Files (x86)\Acclaim Entertainment\Machines\d3drm.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. Error status 0xc0000020." I can try running the installer again (which seemed to function correctly) but I don't think that will solve this. I am on Windows 10.

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