One of my computer's cores must be really really tired now.
One of my computer's cores must be really really tired now.
I disagree with all these PC snobs. Even though I don't own a tablet, my brother has that new one and I think it would work fine. EU3 isn't really a difficult or complex game, or something that requires lots of reading or micro and as such I think it would play well on them. There are more complex games like the Football Manager series that have been great on portable devices, especially on the new one. What's the problem? I haven't seen any arguments for no as of yet.
Personally, I would really love to see a great strategy title with the depth of EU on a tablet. There is way, way too much breadth and very, very few games with any sort of depth on that platform. Perhaps the most fun I've had playing a game on the I pad was Pirates! not angry birds.
Baller option: Play EU III on your MS surface.
I do not own any sort of tablet, nor do I intend to purchase one in the foreseeable future. However, I find the concept of a Grand Strategy game on a tablet very intriguing. Of course, the interface would have to be fine-tuned to fit the new format, but other than that, it would be brilliant! At its simplest, any Grand Strategy game is a glorified game of Risk (this is NOT a Bad Thing), and the controls could easily be adapted for a tablet.
Would I buy EU3 for a tablet? Probably not.
Would I buy a game similar to EU3, but made for a tablet, on a tablet? By all the gods, yes!
I'd buy some historical game like Civilization or Total War. Sadly there isn't much choice. It's also strange cause I think mobile platforms are perfect for TBS.
Of course, as everybody has pointed out, EU wouldn't be possible, even if it is simplifed to the level of EU2.
I would certainly get it, but ONLY if they controls worked perfectly (Which is doubtful) and if no features were taken out in the port, even for a low price. Although, I don't think it would be good for Paradox business-wise, because Ipad just doesn't seem like a market where it would sell well.
I would by it (of course), but rarely or never play it on my tablet.
I think it would have to be a whole new game, because EU3 isnt on ARM, it isnt multithreaded (more like 1.3 thread), the database in the game is to large and the input has to be dumbed down too. It would be like a bad console-port for the pc, the other way around.
I wouldn't want an Ipad and even if i got one free i wouldn't want this game on it. They would have to dumb it down and load times would be an hour long
First Tegra 3 is not a 4-plus-1 CPU, it's a 1-plus-4 processor. That means that it's a single core CPU with 4 smaller cores optimised for threadable workload, that only get used when the main core gets enough of a workload to realise that it's better to share it with some or all of the idle cores. There's obviously a lag hit with this arquitecture, but aparently it's well engineered that current applications don't appear to suffer from it.
Second, there's something called MIPS which means Million of Instructions Per Second, and ARM-based processors are no where NEAR the performance in MIPS compared to the x86 Intel Atom and the x64 (ie, already 64-bits) AMD Bobcat processors found in netbooks. In other words, Tegra 4 (four) could run at 10 GHz that I bet it still wouldn't reach the level of MIPS of a modern x64 processor.
The gap is definitly closing between ARM and Intel/AMD, but ARM is still focused on power consumption, which they won't sacrifice for more performance until technology evolves enough to let them put more transistors consuming the same or less power than previous generations of processors.
I would add one more thing: the Microsoft-proprietary DirectX Runtime files. All clausewitz games are - to the best of my knowledge - completely dependent on them and won't work without them. Therefore they have to be licensed for any other operating system other than Windows for x86/x64. I see that being a problem for Android and iOS. I don't think Microsoft allows games to be used on those OSs, I don't even know if they can be made compatible.
It could be that we can only see clausewitz games in a mobile phone/tablet in a mobile Windows 8 for ARM, which I doubt Microsoft would be interested in providing enough backwards compatibility for the ARM version. Time will tell.
*Hint hint Paradox, hint hint.*
So, having Paradox developing an operating system-agnostic touch-based Grand Strategy game or four is not a bad idea at all, instead of hoping that either Windows or GOG (Good Old Games) will support their games in the future.
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Well, i am skeptical with eu3 and the tablet. maybe a tbs game would be more fitting.
i would still not get a tablet though, my smartphone is good enough for me.
Figured I'd drop this link here: http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...PC-world-quot&
It's about CK2, but it seems that it allows one to play any PC game really on the Ipad. So maybe someone with an Ipad or an Android tablet can check it out with EU3 specifically; try it and let us know how it works (the good the bad, the ugly the beautiful yada yada)
/Edit it wouldn't be so much about the ipad itself, but whether the technical aspect on playing such a small screen is feasible and fun, with the games we have today (not the small screen optimized ones which may or may not be released later)
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My answer: Absolutely not - simply because I'd never buy an iPad. Overpriced, overmarketed; and overhyped by the fanbois.
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I would like to add that EU3 is playable without a mouse, played it alot on my laptop but without a pause button hotkey aswell there is no chance. I played a long time without mouse and a working pause button hotkey, you can set all messages to auto pause and units to auto pause when they arrive etc but it's close to the limit to what you can take..