Now the game itself is absolutely fantastic. I can not recommend this more to anyone ...,
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Now the game itself is absolutely fantastic. I can not recommend this more to anyone who wants to play a great old school rts. Although it hasn't aged exactly perfectly, it is perfectly playable and very enjoyable to this day.
But this particular re-release isn't very well done. Even with a higher end machine, there is consistent fps drops when there are more than 200 units on the map and this problem worsens the more players there are (with an increased population at 500, the fps drops can be extremely unbearable at times). Even worse is during multiplayer, there is a .5 to 2 second delay when a command is issued to it being performed. while it isn't impossible to play with, any sort of more serious playing is impossible.
Fun game, but I find it hard to recommend this copy in particular.