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Master of Orion 2 still uses a full core on my x4, and still a great game

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On my single core P4, MoO2 used to use +90% CPU most of the time, just how its coded, it doesn't need that much, its just not capped I guess...

So a few days ago to help pass the time till my 6950 2GB gets here, I installed MoO2 on my x4 40, and taskmanager lists its CPU usage as 24-25%, which no doubt is one full core.

But I still enjoy that game.

I play on: impossible, huge, pre-warp, and vary the galaxy age/# of races, and usually play as custom race.

It can still be a very very hard game, I've haven't looked up any mods for it, I'll have to check...


Doom Stars with stellar converters destroying planets like star wars

ships with auto-fire, shield piercing, heavy mount..phasors, with structural analyzer, high energy focus, the best targeting computer, megafluxers, Achilles targeting device, time warp facilitator, destroying entire fleets...
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Ya well clock speeds havent gone up much since the P4 days just more cache and cores.
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MOO2 is still one of my favorite games
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Great game, are you playing the GOG version? Also MOO3 is decent if you patch it and install some mods and get past the many complexities.
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Theres a patch for MOO2 as well. I was a plasma man myself. As many standard ones as you can fit on a ship.

I'm still bitter about moo3.
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I played MoO3, but not very much, I never got in to it the same, I know there's a lot more too it than MoO2...but at this point, its not a game I will spend much time on...but I still have a copy, so I never know.


I never even played that one enough to get into a space battle, I will have to install it and try a space battle at least.
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post #7 of 7
MOO and MOO2 were some of my all time favorites.

Am I alone in thinking that a MOO4 should be made?
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