I realize this thread is in the dead dog area, and also that not many dopers are playing this game but I have a few questions for anyone who is and didn’t want to start a whole new thread to ask them.
My questions are…how do you annex a country via military take over? In the documentation it says that you simply occupy it long enough and eventually it will fully become part of your empire. And this seems to work fine for the computer…when IT occupies a countries capital or even a territory long enough it changes color and the computer is then free to build stuff there and move its forces out to somewhere else. When I try the same thing though it never works…reguardless of how long I occupy the capital or what level of troops I have. Just for giggles I played a game recently and took over a small nation early in the game and occupied it non-stop throughout the game until the very end…and it NEVER assimilated into my empire. So…am I doing something wrong here or is this a broken ‘feature’?
Another feature I suspect is broken…if you get to the end of the technology tree and research the last thing there the game in effect freezed. At least I can’t get out of the technology tree after that, as the check box is greyed out. There doesn’t seem to be anything you can do about this ‘feature’, so what I’ve been doing is when I get to the last few technologies to research, if I haven’t won the game yet and still want to play, I simply switch all my research points into money as this give me more time.
My final question is…how do you repair damaged troops? If you right click on a damaged trooper (one with a red cross over its head) you get a box listing its experience…and a curious button marked ‘Restore’. This box is ALWAYS greyed out though afaict so doesn’t appear to do anything. Basically what I’ve had to resort too is to build an army of the same exact type and nationality and then drag the full strength unit onto the damaged unit…then delete the now understrength new unit (you do this to keep the units experience). Is this really the only way to do this?
Anyway, would appreciate it if some folks who have played the game could chime in with some advice. This is definitely a broken gem here…its actually a lot of fun to play, but there are some VERY annoying ‘features’ and lots of broken stuff here.