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Old April 14, 2010, 05:45 PM
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What are your favorite 4x games? Or even mods that totally change those 4x games?

I like Master of Orion 2 and Civ 4. I usually edit Civ 4 to dramatically slow down tech progress, building speed, and the number of years per turn to make it a longer, slower game.
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Old April 14, 2010, 06:10 PM
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Star Wars: Rebellion / Empire at War, Imperium Galactica II and Sins of a Solar Empire
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I didn't like SoSSE when it first came out :\ was unbalanced and broken.
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Sins of a Solar Empire and Civ IV. I also have Gal Civ II but haven't tried it out yet (grabbed it when Impulse had a sale for a couple bucks)
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Old April 14, 2010, 07:02 PM
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Sins of a Solar Empire and Civ IV. I also have Gal Civ II but haven't tried it out yet (grabbed it when Impulse had a sale for a couple bucks)
I tried both of those, but they just seem to be needlessly tedious and lacking in depth when compared to Civ4.
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Old April 14, 2010, 08:28 PM
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I enjoy Sins, although I bought it with the first expansion which adds some interesting stuff, I have not taken a look at the newest expansion Diplomacy, might pick it up if it goes on sale.
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Civilization IV Beyond the Sword + Rise of Mankind mod = endless fun.
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Old April 15, 2010, 11:24 AM
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I used to like 4x games, but they all suffer the same problem with too much micromanagement when your empire becomes big. turns take forever to complete doing monotonous things that the AI can't handle competently for you. Even just the production of units to send to the front becomes a monstrously tedious task. Then add in economy, civil unrest, etc, and 50+ cities, and it becomes unfun to play.
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Yup...

Sins of a Solar Empire
Civ IV (waiting on Civ 5 and... Alpha Centauri 2? )

SKYMTL also mentions Imperium Galactica II which I have had sitting on a shelf for years but have never opened. Maybe I should give it a go one of these days.
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Master of Orion 2. I still Play it lol.

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