Filmpje van de gameDoor KeeZ - Tuesday 29 October 2002 14:28
- spel draait goed op 1200 MHz & GF2 GTS
- 21 Januari staat nu vast als releasedate (let op !! voorlopig)
Over at the Generals forums Shanahan has posted up more info on the Generals beta test! Here's what he said:
Shanahan - EAP
Member # 58
Just like a woman, a pre-release version of the game can be VERY tempermental
Until I am 100% sure that it's ready to go I am trying not to say "ok tomorrow"..."err, I mean the next day" then "No...no REALLY today for sure!" and have you guys be even more frustrated.
I will keep you updated as much as possible so you guys are in the loop, and not feeling like you are on the outside looking in.
We have folks that spent their entire weekend working 16 hours days making fixes, so be patient it will be soon....I know that easy for me to say...I get to play the game everyday, but trust me I understand your eagerness to play!
We should have the beta soon! I can't wait =)
Veel gestelde vragen.
Wanneer komt Generals nou uit ?
-Er word gezegd eind dit jaar
Wat voor machine heb je nodig om Generals te spelen?
-een 800Mhz met een Geforce2 (of vergelijkbare)
Is Generals vergelijkbaar met eerdere strategie spellen van Westwood
-Er zullen kleine herkenbare dingen in zitten maar voor de rest is het niet vergelijkbaar
Hoeveel missies zullen er in Generals zitten
-30, 10 voor elke zijde
Komt er een map-editor in Generals.
-Ja en deze word een weken voor de release van Generals uitgebracht.
-De menubalk zoals in Red Alert zal ipv rechts nu onderin het beeld zitten
-Het menu zal niet meer constant in beeld zijn, als je iets wilt doen moet je een unit/gebouw aanklikken zodat je de functies van deze in beeld komen. (dit zal misschien doen herinneneren aan Dune of Starcraft)
-Er zullen 4 ranken van units zijn waarvan Elite de hoogste dit beïnvloed de snelheid en vuurkracht van de unit onder andere.
-Harvesten zal ook weg zijn i.p. hiervan zul je een depot moeten veroveren (misschien bouwen) en units hierheen sturen om recources op te halen
-Infanterie zal meer vuurkracht hebben en zo ook Superwapens
-Er zal een air to air in real 3D in zitten
-Generals zal draaien op een 3d-engine genaamd Sage
-Alles in het scherm zal echt 3d zijn, explosies terrein gebouwen units etc.
-Verschil in hoogte van het terrein zal het zicht en snelheid van units beïnvloeden.
-Mooie explosies, vuur en rook, units zullen een stofwolk achterlaten als ze voortbewegen.
-Vrije camera stand, zoom en rotatie.
-Hoge kwaliteit schaduwen van elk object.
-Allemaal soorten omgevingen, onder andere steden, woestijnen, ijzige omgeving en bossen.
-Varieërende tijden van de dag, onderhet spelen kan deze veranderen (de engine is daartoe in staat.
-De engine ondersteunt ook reflectatie en dynamic lightning, en volgens sommige geruchten is de engine ook in staat functies als pixel shaders toe te passen.
The 3D technology that will power the game is called Sage. The game's engine has been in development for nearly a year and a half at EA Pacific. This is a brand-new 3D engine would be more beneficial for Generals. The Generals team is considering using a thermal-imaging effect to represent units that are behind solid objects and structures, and Sage will allow them do that. Missions that take place during different times of day will also be a possibility in Generals, thanks to dynamic lighting that casts realistic shadows and impressive reflections on most objects.
At the beginning of 2022 superpowerism had graced many a nation including China and the United States, the Chinese communist state had shed its old traditional looks, and had become the slick modern nation of the day. China saw itself as an almost indestructible force on the globe and Chinese politicians shrugged off warnings about the terrorist network the Global Liberation Army, or as they are more commonly known, the G.L.A. China was safe from the vengeful G.L.A. for a while, basic military intelligence was able to prevent a vast majority of the G.L.A’s terrorist attacks and further increase the Chinese nation’s false sense of security. However it was not long before the G.L.A. became more advanced in their attempts to terrorise the Chinese superpower, these attempts were no longer futile and China finally had to acknowledge the G.L.A’s capability. However some Chinese politicians may be correct in saying its too late, with G.L.A. terrorist cells appearing all the time and the inability of China to combat them, China may face complete annihilation.
As G.L.A. forces in the south of China push north, China realise its time to bring out the big guns. The 4,000,000 strong army that China has amassed over the years is finally going to be put to work fighting the G.L.A. head on. As the war between the G.L.A. and China escalated into a direct war the G.L.A. began to lose ground, they could not compete with the Chinese war machine. Other means were needed to combat the communist state. The G.L.A. produced many Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles, armed with Third Generation Biological Warheads in an attempt to hit China at its heart, its people. China soon became a biological wasteland as attacks on China increased in number and destructive power, with hardly any way of striking back with such force and ferocity China knew something had to be done. China began to amass its own I.C.B.M’s however these were equipped not with biological hardware, but the warheads contained on China’s I.C.B.M.’s were of a nuclear intrinsically. However before the use of this new piece of military hardware had begun other major developments in the war with the G.L.A. were unfolding, apparently it wasn’t just China they were after, I.C.B.M’s also armed with Third Generation Biological warheads were launched by the G.L.A. into US territory, however before these missiles could detonate, the American SBBPLASDA, or Spaced Based Boost Phase Laser Armed Satellite Defensive Architecture was able to come into effect, with a successful hit on all the I.C.B.M’s aiming for US territory, the accuracy and the ability of the SBBPLASDA was flawless, however something was overlooked. The warheads were not properly constructed and leaked toxic bio-chemicals into the atmosphere, infecting large parts of the globe with the warheads intended sting. The US pushed itself straight into the war flexing its military muscle straight away with the use of formerly top secret military hardware such as the Aurora Fighter Jet, however this has caused the G.L.A. to be as much at war with the US, as they are with the Chinese.
Recent intelligence reports show the true intentions of the G.L.A., revenge. A brief look into the G.L.A’s history shows how they have been ignored and dispensed at other peoples will, mainly by large powerful nations such as the US and China. The G.L.A. are definite extremists who want for the world to be under their twisted control and for the abolishment of superpowerism. However the reasons for their cause can be comprehended.
That brings us to the present day, the G.L.A. are as powerful as ever and the USA and China are preparing for major military strikes on G.L.A. terrorist cells. You have a choice, which army will you become the field General for? You must command your chosen forces and fulfil your goal.
De zijden die je kunt zijn:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: One of the largest powers, both militaristic, and political, the United States were forced into the war. With the rapidly growing terrorist army known as the Global Libertarian Army, America had to keep and protect what was hers, so in return, the American army grew. When terrorist activities started in Asia, America, along with other European nations, unapproved of the brutal attacks on China. The GLA quickly retaliates and sends biochemical missiles to the United States. Yet America counteracts the threat by sending antiballistic missiles and successfully destroy the warheads. Yet the threat and attack on America begins a flame of hatred which evolves into a huge fire. America, of course, strikes back against the evil GLA forces. You will be taken to various locations to fight the Global Libertarian Army. The operations you will encounter will include a type of "Black Hawk Down" style of missions, as stated by Mark Skaggs, one of the lead producers that is working on CNC: Generals.
CHINA: As like the United States, China has been building up their military and political status. They have put the many years of communism in the past, and has worked on the future of the glorious China. China wants to show the world its power, yet one thing is holding it back, the quickly growing powers of the Global Libertarian Army. Based in central Asia and southern China, the GLA has been making terrorist attacks on China, and they are moving fast into the heartland of China. The GLA forms various clans, making the Chinese government send their military to crush the terrorist. Yet whenever this happens, more clans form, and every time they appear, they have already pushed further north into China. The GLA also has access to Chinese weapons, which makes it difficult for China to control and destroy the terrorists. Unaware of the Global Libertarian Army's next move onto China's soil, the Chinese government must act fast to eliminate any terrorist groups in and near China's borders. If China doesn't want to become nuclear testing grounds and the GLA's next colony, China must destroy all Presence of the GLA.
THE GLOBAL LIBERATION ARMY: These terrorists are seen as the 'bad guys' in the world. Yet they are being kicked out of what they feel is their lands. This large terrorist network that is spread through most countries in the world, are evicting their anger on the world's largest and richest countries, the United States, and China. The GLA starts to test biochemical warheads on China. This starts a series of biochemical attacks on the United States and China. In retaliation to the attacks, China and America both send their forces to neutralize the GLA. Yet it is almost impossible to stop the large terrorist networks hidden throughout the globe. As the GLA's leading general, you will be the head of the world's largest terrorist threat. You will be putting funds into biochemical and nuclear arms to destroy your enemies. You will also face off and attempt to defeat your worst enemy, China.
De verschillende generalen en hun voordelen
Here is all the info we have on the different generals in the game. When you start a mission you will be asked to chose betwean one of three generals unique to your side.
NATO Tank General:
Handicap your production of airplanes
Receive a unique rechargeable area-of-effect ability that repairs all tank units that are within its range
Gives players the ability to build the Leopard tank.
US Air Force:
Will let players build a unique stealth fighter, which has antiradar missiles that are especially effective against defenses like SAM sites and antiaircraft batteries. However, it is almost defensless against other aircraft.
This specialty also gives players the "daisy cutter," which is dropped from a B-52 and does an incredible amount of damage to a concentrated area.
You can take over enemy planes by making them land at your airport.
Give you the unique pathfinder unit (like an Army Ranger with a sniper rifle)
The unit will have camoflage.
This command include a paradrop and the ability to shut down the power to an enemy's base for 30 seconds.
The ability to train commandos.
Red Army General:
Has heavy firepower and artillery.
Super Weapons General:
Specializes in defense.
Secret Police General:
Allows you to attack your ememies infrastructure through computer hacking.
Terrorist Cell General:
Gives you the capability to hide right under your enemies noses and suddenly appear to destory their base.
Specializes in "scorched earth tactics, burning down anything that he can't infect with anthrax"
Allows you to have units that are fast, bulky, and units that regenerate.
[/b]Voorsproefje Generals World generator[/b]
Name: Satellite Laser
Description: A global satellite system, similar to that of the star wars program, armed with lasers that have pinpoint accuracy. This satellite laser has a sustained attack that will paint a path of destruction.
Name: Demoralizing Superweapon
Description: Little is known about this superweapon. It is supposed to demoralize enemy troops so that the POW truck can go and pick them up and get them back on the right side in the POW camp. It may have been cancelled for all we know but until we can confirm that, we have no choice but to include it in the list.
Name: Carpet Bombing, Daisy Cutter Bomb - Fuel Air Bomb
Description: It has recently been confirmed that the US Air Force General has two air-attack abilities that recharge over the course of about 10 minutes, a fire bomb attack and a cluster bomb attack, both of which are launched by low-flying B-52s. In the picture, on the left you can see the B-52 having dropped the daisy cutter bomb (which is some kind of cluster bomb as far as we can tell).
Name: A-10 Thunderbolt Strike
Description: There isn't much information on this ability/superweapon. It is supposed to be an air strike that the Tank Command general can call in to devastate enemy bases and armoured units.
Name: Mig Napalm Strike
Description: It's a special ability/superweapon of the Red Army General. Mig aircraft come down upon enemy units, releasing their load of napalm, torching everything in their path. Quite effective.
Name: Nuclear Strike
Description: A tactical nuclear warhead is launched from the Chinese silo causing massive destruction on the target and its surrounding area. The explosion will spread and even destroy terrain objects such as trees.
Name: Scud Storm
Description: A GLA superweapon. The Scud Storm isn't very accurate, but it will destrory nearly anything it hits. When the weapon becomes available, you receive three rockets that you can fire anywhere on the map. These rockets may miss their targets by a small amount of tiles and can also be shot down by surface-to-air missiles. Each individual rocket does lots of splash damage and releases a deadly nerve gas that will damage/kill nearby infantry units.
Name: Viral Outbreak
Description: An area-of-effect superweapon that causes targeted enemy vehicles and infantry to slowly take damage and move at half-speed.
Name: Particle Cannon
Faction: USA (?)
Description: This structure ?!? is seen in some older Gamespot videos but it is said to exist and probably act as a superweapon for the US faction (there are some assumptions that this is actually the orbital satellite laser). It might also be a defensive structure, nobody knows for sure at the time (although Harvard Bonin implied that the cannon is a weapon of mass destruction). We'll update you accordingly as we receive more accurate information.
Name: Electromagnetic (EMP) Pulse
Description: This superweapon (?) was mentioned by Harvard Bonin, in a recent chat session. Nothing is known about it at the moment and we can only assume by its name that it will act in a similar way the EMP Pulse acted in Tiberian Sun (it disabled vehicles for a short amount of time). We'll update you as we receive more accurate information.
Voor meer screenshots en grotere versies kijk hier
sorry voor de belabberd kleine screenshots, dit komt omdat ik de bbcode niet zo goed beheers
Wat denken de bladen etc er van
The Command & Conquer series has always been one of the RTS standards, with many copycats trying to compare themselves to what C&C has done so well -- namely, a cool story, interesting units and a lot of replayability. The latest incarnation of the series is Generals, and EA Pacific invited us in to give the single-player game the once over to see what we thought. The immediate conclusion is that Generals should add a few new wrinkles to the genre that will leave RTS wannabes again nipping at their heels.
C&C Generals gives you three campaigns, each with ten missions. You can play as an commander of the high-tech army of the USA, as commander of the less advanced, but great in numbers; China or as leader of the always thinking GLA, that without knowledge of the Chinese army seems to can use it’s weapons. For each of the three groups, you can chose a sort of leader or general.
All in all, Command & Conquer: Generals is sounding very impressive - it looks pretty nice too! We've been waiting for some time to see Westwood Studios claw its way back to the top of the RTS developer pile, and Generals could well be the title that gives it back its crown.
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