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Master of Orion 2 Replays

Hello, Masters of Orion!

I wrote this post recently and tried to get some videos of professional players game, but they are too lazy to record video:)
So I decided to do it by myself. I am a newbie really, I played just about 10 multiplayer games.
I will regularly add interesting video to this post. So, here we go.

You need to read this post and install appropriate ZMBV codec to view this videos, or install Mplayer.
on_FiRe reported that Media Player Classic can play this videos without installing codec.
Displacer reported that SMPlayer can do this too.

This four replays are our game with Cybersaber. I lost this game because I expected him to be Creative again and were not ready for early attack.

tf8_cyber_t0_70.avi
tf8_cyber_t71_100.avi
tf8_cyber_t100_121.avi
tf8_cyber_hotseat.avi - this is hotseat game review after I surrendered.

Cabman_housing.avi
Cabman shows us masterclass in housing :) 80 pop buy t 65 AWESOME!
(even more, than 80 - remaining pop are in freighters )

Cabman_sublith_pop.rar
Another awesome Cabman video. This time VeryDifficultChoice Mod.
VDCGM2.exe /skipintro /nowh /nobh /nosplint /minstart /planets=4 /noorion /noreport /nonebula /monsters=0
Dictatatorship Subterranean Lithovore Population Growth +100.
150 pop by T100.


Cab_dict_tol_cyber.rar

VDCGM2.exe /skipintro /nowh /nobh /nosplint /minstart /planets=4 /noorion /noreport /nonebula /monsters=0
Dictatatorship Dictatorship Tolerant Cybernetic.


Cab_demo_sub_lith.rar

VDCGM2.exe /skipintro /nowh /nobh /nosplint /minstart /planets=4 /noorion /noreport /nonebula /monsters=0
Democracy Subterranean Lithovore.

tf8_Madd_taalo.avi
Game settings: goodmap3 /skipintro /minstart /planets=4 /nosplint /nowh /nobh /noorion /noreport /nonebula
Map settings: size: Large, age: Organic Rich, tech level: Average.
This is 3way newbies game. This video will be interesting for newbies to see, how does it possible to get about 150 pop on 100 turn.
Video stops at turn 107, because it isn't interesting after that, I met my opponents and saw that I have at least twice more population and outtech them much.
When I revised this video, I have found those mistakes:
First of all, i should build outpost ships and explore more to find better planets and meet my opponents earlier to see their racepics and to choose better strategies.
Also I shouldn't research tritanium armor, deuterium fuel cells would be more helpful. I should get Zortium instead of tritanium. And I should build my first bb earlier, because it is dangerous to stay without defence.
Cabman (absolute record of 252 pop at 100 turn holder) says, that I should have been housing till 3-4 pop on first settled system, and only after that send pop from hw there. I should have refit my scouts and remove beams to make it more fast, so that it have chance to retreat from monster. I should have rebuild my scout, if it got killed. And at last, I should have sent cship AFTER scouting all systems around.

I would be glad, if professional players view this video and point on other mistakes ( Including English Grammar:) ).

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