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myconv
Pleb
posted 06-15-19 20:21 ET (US)         
The forum seems to be unsecure, firefox warns me of such. How concerned do I need to be of someone stealing my password because of this? Is there a way to log into a secure version of the forum?

I see there is a HD mod for this game. Can I trust that it's not maleware? Does this HD mod actually increase the amount of displayed area in windowed or does it just stretch? Does it provide real 1080? I got to use windowed mode because playing this under Linux, alt tabing between tasks when the game is full screen messes things up to the point of needing to restart every time. Well full screen stretches stuff anyway. But at least full screen scrolled the map when the cursor was at the edge, now I got to move the map focus via minimap, which is rather imprecise, combined with the small viewing space is really a pain.

Any tips for getting this game to work better under Linux? Like not screwing things up when alt tabing with the game in full screen. It also has frozen up in full screen even without alt tabing.

Any other mods one can recommend for this game?

The 1.0.1 patch speaks of adding a campaign to this game. I got mine from GoG so it seems like I already have that, but I only see one single player campaign, did it have zero before?(which would be very odd)

Going through the campaign I see it recommending putting farms on the lower elevation and putting the elite houses on the higher elevation, does elevation actually effect how good farms are or how desirable an area is or anything/what does elevation do, if anything? I have searched and searched and I can't find anything.

Which structures are undesirable to be around and how far out?

Speaking of searching, does this forum have no search function?

Is there a reason to build both a common and a grand marketplace? Is there a reason to have more than one of any store type in a marketplace?

[This message has been edited by myconv (edited 06-16-2019 @ 02:22 AM).]

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Gweilo
Angel
posted 06-17-19 14:57 ET (US)     1 / 10       
To my knowledge, nobody has ever reported having a password stolen after posting here. I've been using these HG forums for 18 years now with no problems in that regard.

I do not use the HD/widescreen mod (I rarely mod my version of Emperor for a variety of reasons) but many others use it just fine and it does provide widescreen 1080.

Please visit our Technical Forum for questions about Linux.

If you got the version of Emperor from GOG then it is already patched and you have the Jin Wudi campaign (the extra one given with the patch).

Search our forum for questions about farming, etc. Each forum does have a search feature, you have to go into the forum and then scroll down to the bottom of the page. On the bottom left you need to change the 'Go Back' parameter to use 'All' (365 days is the default), and then to the bottom right of that you will see where you can put in keyword search parameters. Single keywords work best.

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myconv
Pleb
posted 06-17-19 23:02 ET (US)     2 / 10       
I still don't like the lack of security, and nothing having gone wrong before doesn't mean much on a minor forum like this.

So there is no way to securely log into the forum?

Which HD mod download is safe? Can you link me to one you know for sure isn't maleware?

Any other mods you can recommend? Maybe one that adjusts this annoying need to place so many warehouses to build up so much pots and help for a few elite houses. It's not difficult, just really tedious, especially if you want to do feng shu. Add in the tedium of having to recheck heroes to give them stuff ever so often, maybe a mod that gives a pop up for you to re-donate when it becomes a option again? Any other mods? Like one that shows all potential feng shu spots when you have a building you can place, so one doesn't have to go all around trying to find it, it doesn't even show if a spot is feng shu if a structure is already on the spot blocking placement, the square is always green if the spot is blocked, is that normal or bugged?

Technical support forum? What is this then? Please link me to this technical support forum because this is the only forum with a name that gets close to that, that I see.

I already searched for answers to my questions, please help me. Maybe you can give me the right key words to search if nothing else.

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user3
Pleb
posted 06-25-19 18:06 ET (US)     3 / 10       
Maybe one that adjusts this annoying need to place so many warehouses to build up so much pots and help for a few elite houses.
If producing the products locally 1 warehouse is enough.

If using getting warehousing from preferably disconnects production area, maybe 2/disconnected housing block.

Take a look at some completed cities.
recheck heroes to give them stuff ever so often
Start checking about 6 months after starting mission. Recheck every 6months to a year if 1 ancestral hero at contented
32 days(a full month) after last offering. [not a months change]
Need only keep 1 ancestral hero near contented to prevent an unscripted event.
If the hero is "in the city" for a reason then monitor their level using the religion tab. At happy give them a favor boost if still needed or dismiss them if not needed anymore.
always green if the spot is blocked, is that normal or bugged?
normal. Remove tree or wait for the person or animal to move on.

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myconv
Pleb
posted 06-27-19 10:55 ET (US)     4 / 10       
Which HD mod download is safe? Can you link me to one you know for sure isn't maleware?

Any other mods you can recommend?
If producing the products locally 1 warehouse is enough.
What are you talking about? Warehouses hold 32 of whatever.

Elite houses require 100 pottery and 100 hemp saved up per house, to place them. This means you need 7 warehouses solely dedicated to this, to place one elite house. 6 warehouses times 32 would be 192 and since you need 200 space...

But here you're telling me I only need 1 warehouse...

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user3
Pleb
posted 06-28-19 00:13 ET (US)     5 / 10       
widescreen patch(versions -English/Russian/Polish)
http://www.wsgf.org/dr/emperor-rise-middle-kingdom/en

A warehouse holds 3200 units, 16 times the elite housing placement requirements of 100 units of Hemp & 100 units of Ceramics. The game would never have made it to market if your thinking was correct.

Linux has virus and malware scanners, too you know.

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myconv
Pleb
posted 06-28-19 12:24 ET (US)     6 / 10       
Ok my mistake on the elite houses, but there really are serious problems that make the game cumbersome regarding things like fungshay and the cumbersome/limited hero donation system (or lack of system as the case is) Another issue is things like it giving you the same message if you lack enough ceramic and hemp as it does if the area isn't high enough quality or something which helped lead to my misunderstanding.

Is there no mods that fix these issues? Or any other mods for this game? Is there only the 1080 mod?!?

As far as scanners for Linux, not really? They really are minimal, and I'd rather not just rely on scanners only because they can miss stuff and give false positives.

Does anyone know of a 1080 mod download site that you feel is particularly trustworthy?

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user3
Pleb
posted 06-28-19 13:11 ET (US)     7 / 10       
EmperorBuildingModels.fengshuionly will get ride of your feng shui issue.
myconv
Pleb
posted 06-29-19 06:27 ET (US)     8 / 10       
That's not it, what I want is for feng shui to be more usable.

That is, when you select a building for placement, it shows you which locations have good feng shui for it, and which don't.

Not just under the structure, and not only if the space is completely cleared to allow placement. But the whole feng shui layout for that structure.

And certainly I don't want the game to be made extremely easy.

Any other mods? (feng shui related or not)

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user3
Pleb
posted 06-29-19 12:46 ET (US)     9 / 10       
That is, when you select a building for placement, it shows you which locations have good feng shui for it, and which don't.
Not just under the structure, and not only if the space is completely cleared to allow placement. But the whole feng shui layout for that structure.
I don't forsee a mod being made for that purpose in the next ten years, if ever. It would require decompiling and reengineering of the executable.

As for a secure method of 1080(HD); you might try adjusting the scaling options of your video card to get black bars on the left and right, removing the annoying horizontal stretch when in full screen mode. I did that previous to 2012 WSpatch.

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myconv
Pleb
posted 06-30-19 02:56 ET (US)     10 / 10       
Fine, but is there any mods for this game?
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