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  1. Thanks! [emoji3] Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  2. Hey guys! I've been pretty busy lately, there's tone of work, but I am catching up! Two days ago I decided to finally have a drive to Bač (Hungarians would spell it Bács, Germans Batsch, and in English it's pronounced [ bâːtʃ ]), where I visited the Bač Fortress. That's the best preserved medieval fortress we could see in Vojvodina, the northern province of Serbia, where I live. It was built in 14th century, but sadly, it has been in ruins since Rákóczi's rebellion (when Hungarians against the Habsburgs). Though I have to admit, I don't know of any other fortress in Vojvodina.🙄 I would have to look more into that, and see what other strongholds I could visit. Other than that, there are many other better preserved strongholds in the rest of Serbia! Here are the photos I made there. On one of the photos you can see my car through the ruins.😄 How are you guys doing?
  3. Indeed, it's great that things with Linux are getting better, easier to do, and more user-friendly.🙂
  4. That's great to hear about Linux and Stronghold games. Even though I expect one could also have Windows OS on another partition, and have all possible games installed there too. I mean, that might be a solution for somebody not as enthusiastic as you are, though many laptops come with only 256GB SSD's... So what you're telling is definitely something necessary. I remember myself being enthusiastic about Windows Phone and Windows mobile. That was a great time, until Microsoft have up on it. Everything is much easier to do with the OS that had the monopoly. Buuut, that could only boost you even more in doing what you want the way you want.[emoji1] Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  5. Welcome@Daerandin to the community! It's good to have you here! Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  6. Hi @ Daerandin , welcome to Stronghold Nation! I've made your links clickable. We have a WYSIWYG editor here, so we need to select the text, click the Link button from the toolbar, and then past the link in the designated textbox. Those are great news! I'm glad you found people to test it out, so you could share the better version with everybody right away! By the way, do you know if the testers from Steam face any issues? I remember the old Stronghold 2 AI Manager (the tool for AI in multiplayer) was getting detected as a Troyan, even though it wasn't that. Another thing that would be interesting to know is whether the AI in multiplayer acts as usually in singleplayer, or are there any differences? With the old AI Manager, when you fight against an AI in a multiplayer game, the AI would not be able to build siege engines. He was always missing something, I'm not sure, but I think he wouldn't build siege camps. And they weren't sending their attacks in waves, as they should, but they were sending their troops in columns. That way it was way much easier to defend against those AI's. We were writing here many times how it would be awesome for Firefly to introduce multiplayer to Stronghold 2. It's really a pity they've never done it. I was hoping so much they they would make it while they were working on the Steam Edition.
  7. This is not a rumour at all, it does heal the lord. You just can't order the apothecary to heal the lord, nor you can order the lord to visit apothecary to be healed. Just let the lord do his usual business in the castle, and he will visit the apothecary himself. Or herself, that too is possible of you changed the lord model, but that's a story for another day.[emoji38] Anyway, if you send your lord around to fight along with his men, then he can't do his civil duties, such as feasts. And when he does his civil duties, he will visit there pharmacy. Let us know if it still doesn't happen, but I remember this being one of the neat things from Stronghold 2, and I doubt Firefly would remove it in some patch - not intentionally, and not by an accident either... PS. Chris doesn't know any of this, his lord is usually chilling around while mine is trying to catch his breath.[emoji28] Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  8. Let's revive this tread! I visited Hungary again this weekend, so I have several new pictures to share from Szeged. Among other things, here, you may see the Heroes's Gate, which commemorates Hungarian soldiers from Szeged who died in WWI. However, those painted solders look too much angry to me, but I don't know, maybe that's because Hungary and Serbia were fighting each other back than.😄 According to this text (where one can see the statues and the frescoes more closely) it is the largest outdoor fresco in Europe. It was covered for more than 15 years after WWII. Right there is also a statue of Ferenc Rákóczi II, who led the war of independence against Hubsburgs, which took place from 1703 to 1711. That war is often mentioned as a jacquerie, a peasant rebellion, as most of the Hungarian nobility did not support Rákóczi's uprising. Dugonics Fountain Square, Szeged by gari, on Flickr Ungár Mayer Palota (Ungar-Mayer House) by gari, on Flickr Hősök kapuja (Heroes' Gate), Szeged by gari, on Flickr Kárász Street, Szeged by gari, on Flickr A traffic circle in Szeged by gari, on Flickr Reök Palace, Szeged by gari, on Flickr Szeged Sinagogue by gari, on Flickr Gutenberg Street, Szeged by gari, on Flickr
  9. Stronghold Warlords is on sale these days, it's 75% off! Which is great, I finally got a copy for myself.😄 I used to have only one copy of the game for the entire family, but now I shall finally be able to play it in multiplayer with others. Summer is ahead of us, so I expect I'm gonna have time.😎 Off topic. I finally got a background for my Steam profile - I picked Sir William.😁 And I got myself an avatar frame,😎 I must follow the trends.😄
  10. That is really great to hear! Congratulations on fine work, and thank you in the name of all those who will benefit from it![emoji2] Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  11. That's why I put my old PC with Windows 7 on it under my bed, I didn't throw it away just so I could play some of those good ol' games the old way!😁 And I know: virtual machines, and stuff like that, but this way I'm playing safe! Plus, the old PC is not old enough to be considered a garbage, I could use it for work too in case of need...
  12. So, players who own the GOG version of Crusader 2 cannot play with Steam players? If it's that so, I didn't know it, though it's still pretty much worth it to buy this DRM-free version of the game for plenty of reasons! Also please, write your posts in English.
  13. I have too much work these days, but I hope we will soon be able to play some games together.😎
  14. Indeed, Stronghold 1 does indeed have the perfect balance between military and economics - at least when it comes to patient players. I love how economic is fast enough for you to build a massive army during the game, and in the same time slow enough to cripple an enemy in a field battle. In Crusader players recover more easily, troops are more expandable. However, when it comes to AI lords, the same fact mentioned above would make skirmish games against computer less interesting. And so many players just want faster economy. Reminds me of Empire Earth multiplayer; I was stunned when I saw people playing the game in the fastest game speed possible, while I have always liked to play that game patiently throughout the ages (which can last for hours). Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  15. Welcome to the community, glad see you got your answers, and glad to see another Ex-Yu guy around! [emoji2] Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  16. I haven't tested it myself, but I think I read somewhere that some other mod can work with Steam version too, but if you copy all the files elsewhere, and then apply the mod into these files in the new folder - not the Steam one. The mod I'm referring to is Stronghold Europe or Stronghold Medieval England, and I just hope that trick could work with this mod as well. Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  17. Now, I'm a bit late to this beautiful message, but thank you Crusader, and merry Christmas to you to! [emoji2] Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  18. Hey Nigel, thank you and merry Christmas to everybody.[emoji2][emoji319][emoji301] I guess we've been all working hard enough during the year, we've earned the right to relax now "a little bit"during holidays.[emoji16] Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  19. You got it right.😄 Indeed, although it is interesting to finally see in a non-Stronghold game troops being able to climb the walls, it cannot beat any Stronghold game in which you can setup your defenses in so many ways; by doing so in Stronghold, you do not simply get that extra resistance for troops on the walls, but you plan yourself how to protect your troops better and, of course, how to cripple the enemy better.😄 So much different, and let's not even start about other things. I would still prefer to spend some free time with Warlords than with AoE4 - even if I had AoE4 right now. Thank you Nigel! And indeed, working with students is fun. Too bad I never used the chance to make my grammar school students form a Stronghold Crusader clan, that would have been interesting to see.😄
  20. I agree, Stronghold Legends is a good example how Firefly made a game with factions. They could have used Game of Thrones as inspiration, though like you said, that TV show has ended years ago, and not to mentioned how they messed up the last several seasons, especially the final one. That's why I have a feeling that Game of Thrones is going to be soon forgotten. I mean, I expect it to be remembered as a TV show everybody watched at some moment. But I don't think it's going to be a show people will ever come back to re-watch. Exactly, Stronghold through time sounds interesting. They could make it start in the Early Middle Ages, and up until Renaissance - when strongholds still didn't differ much from those from Middle Ages. Thanks for the suggestions! Yes, I remember you mentioning it before, but now you reminded me.🙂 And yes, same with me with Stronghold Warlords, I still didn't use the chance to fully enjoy the new game.😄 Thank you for your sympathy. Now, it's been a year since your loss, but condolences for your family member loss too.
  21. It's similar for me. I used to think what a Stronghold game with different factions would look like - if those factions were made in a way more similar to Age of Empires, where one cannot use the best of each faction in a single game. Right now the game seems to be too much CPU demanding, so it is likely that I will have no choice but to wait until getting hands on a better CPU... Well, unfortunately, not everything was going smoothly with health in my family.😟 My grandmother had got covid in October, but she is fine now and getting better. She needed to be hospitalized, she was in the hospital for almost two weeks. So happy she's back on track now, being able to do basing stuff on her own now... The other thing is that my girlfriends father got diagnosed with cancer in July; we were struggling so hard to help him, the girlfriend was doing everything she could, but he passed away two weeks ago... I don't know how things are going in other countries, but it is really harsh here in Serbia, and it is extremely important to stay healthy - and avoid getting covid. Not just for covid itself, but because when somebody has any serious health issue, before admitting him into hospital, first thing they do is doing the covid test. And they are positive, they don't want to mix him with patients who are negative on covid, and thus they don't receive the proper treatment. As if they are admitted into hospital, being put together with other covid patients, and with their condition being monitored by doctors who treat covid and not their primary illness. Similar thing happened to my girlfriends father, who caught covid in the hospital. Anyway, things can be different in other countries, especially in the West, but surely covid makes things harder everywhere in the world. As for life as a Professor, I should soon become an Assistant Professor at my faculty. I should be signing the contract in the following weeks; fingers crossed! In the meantime, I've been mostly doing exercises with students and doing research, which are both very interesting to me. In the next semester, I should be able to give lectures on my own - to be "the professor".😊 But that's just some things that come after hard work and with "a little bit" of luck, but really, the most important thing is to stay healthy, especially these days with covid.
  22. Hey guys! Many of us have surely noticed Age of Empires 4 being released recently. Usually there would be less reason to talk about it here; however, it got my attention that walls in Age of Empires 4 are more useful than in any other Age of Empires game before considering that ranged units can be sent atop the walls. This way, those units on the wall should receive only 1/3 of the damage, if I'm not wrong. It's still far from any Stronghold game, though, but I thought it's something worth our attention.😁 Have any of you got the game? I still haven't, I plan to wait for a discount. Plus, I'm not sure how it is going to work with my Ryzen 3 CPU. Possibly, it won't work at all, but I would definitely give it a shot. How are you guys doing?
  23. That's cool! At first when I saw the picture you posted, I thought this was a screenshot from the game, but this is cool nevertheless. Though, knowing Firefly, it is possible that something like this appeared in the game too.😎
  24. This looks really good! Good work indeed! If I may notice, now Stronghold Crusader suddenly looks like Stronghold 3.[emoji41] Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  25. Thanks.[emoji4] Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
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