View Full Version : Spellforce 2 Demo!

03-09-06, 12:41 PM
I loved the original game and I can't wait to give this demo a go. You can get it here...



03-09-06, 12:46 PM

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03-09-06, 01:22 PM
Hmmm shadows here look better than BFME2's ...

03-09-06, 01:29 PM
The original Spellforce had amazing graphics for its time aswell. I can't wait to give the demo a shot... tonight or tomorrow... as for now... Im off to class!

03-09-06, 01:50 PM
Starforce infected, just to give you a heads up.

03-09-06, 09:19 PM
The first Spellforce chugged on my 9800 Pro, and that was top of the line at the time. Pretty intense graphically.

Acid Rain
03-09-06, 11:00 PM
Wow, it's looking hot.

Not in the ripper sharp, cutting edge graphics kind of way, but in the variety/gamepley/excellent use of art and colors way.

03-10-06, 11:31 AM
Ain't touching this even with a 2-meter stick. No more SF games for me. :POKE:

03-10-06, 11:40 AM
Such an awsome game, After playing the demo I am so getting it at release. Its even better then the original and its graphics are some of the best for RTS Games.

03-10-06, 03:39 PM
Such an awsome game, After playing the demo I am so getting it at release. Its even better then the original and its graphics are some of the best for RTS Games.

Indeed the game is awesome :D , i'm really enjoying the demo, everything's great (graphics, sound, story, gameplay), and i can't wait to play the final version whenever it comes out. By the way, does anybody know the exact release date? it says Spring 2006 but i wanna know exactly when!

Here are some screenshots i took ;) :

http://xs71.xs.to/pics/06105/spellforce22006-03-0921-16-14-42.jpg.xs.jpg (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs71&d=06105&f=spellforce22006-03-0921-16-14-42.jpg) http://xs71.xs.to/pics/06105/spellforce22006-03-1007-17-14-78.jpg.xs.jpg (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs71&d=06105&f=spellforce22006-03-1007-17-14-78.jpg) http://xs71.xs.to/pics/06105/spellforce22006-03-1007-36-43-17.jpg.xs.jpg (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs71&d=06105&f=spellforce22006-03-1007-36-43-17.jpg)

http://xs71.xs.to/pics/06105/spellforce22006-03-1007-50-06-50.jpg.xs.jpg (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs71&d=06105&f=spellforce22006-03-1007-50-06-50.jpg) http://xs71.xs.to/pics/06105/spellforce22006-03-1007-54-12-71.jpg.xs.jpg (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs71&d=06105&f=spellforce22006-03-1007-54-12-71.jpg) http://xs71.xs.to/pics/06105/spellforce22006-03-1010-40-09-98.jpg.xs.jpg (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs71&d=06105&f=spellforce22006-03-1010-40-09-98.jpg)

03-10-06, 04:30 PM
The graphical effects are best to date. Fear, 3dmark..? bleh. Just look at the trees and all the grass. I REALLY hope more and more developers buy and use Speedtree. Demo comes only with low-quality textures, so the game looks a bit blocky. Final version should fix that.

Besides graphics, the game pretty much sucks. It's just a gfx update for Spellforce, and I've had it enough already, including two expansions. Nothing new. Nothing. Same old German *crap* with corny dialog, thin plot (omg, ze evil! shiz, my hometown?! NOOOO! AAAH UNDEADS!!!!!11+), awful costume design (neon green armor? elves wearing 70's porn suits?) and meaningless gameplay. No cool formations (just the basic zerg rush KEKE ^^ stuff) etc.

We got dune in 1992. We got C&C in 1995. Now it's year 2006. And only the friggin graphics have changed. In fact, Red Alert had a much better plot, great cutscenes and some real attitude! Spellforce 2 lacks it all, and the diablo'ish elements (make your own leader, find phat loot, advance in levels) doesn't save the game 2nd time.


Btw, what did I do wrong? The shadows shimmer so bad, I had to disable them completely. I have 7800GTX and 84.12 drivers.

03-11-06, 01:18 AM
Looks pretty good even though they limit the textures to medium in the demo.

Here are a few more. I don't play these type games so it took me a while to get anywhere and I still didn't get far so these are early in the demo.

http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/3779/spellforce220060311010544464kj.th.jpg (http://img110.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spellforce220060311010544464kj.jpg) http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7492/spellforce220060311010729500rh.th.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spellforce220060311010729500rh.jpg) http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2109/spellforce220060311011659891gn.th.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spellforce220060311011659891gn.jpg) http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6803/spellforce220060311012146239te.th.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spellforce220060311012146239te.jpg) http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7776/spellforce220060311013415091ug.th.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spellforce220060311013415091ug.jpg)

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2905/spellforce220060311013528848xl.th.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spellforce220060311013528848xl.jpg) http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/7776/spellforce220060311013541036it.th.jpg (http://img73.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spellforce220060311013541036it.jpg) http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/4288/spellforce220060311015242937cc.th.jpg (http://img73.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spellforce220060311015242937cc.jpg) http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9481/spellforce220060311015252737gh.th.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spellforce220060311015252737gh.jpg)

03-11-06, 02:32 AM
downloading now thanks for the linkage

I laugh at the starforce infected comments. Comedy gold.

03-11-06, 04:48 PM
Wow...that looks AMAZING. I'm definitely downloading this when I get back to my apartment this evening. I really liked the first game, so this is looking sweet.

03-11-06, 05:25 PM
Thanks for the heads up !! my GF loved the first game,and wants to play the demo for this BIGTIME... :)

03-13-06, 02:23 PM
Apparently there will be no Starforce in the North American release of Spellforce 2:

Aspyr Media is responsible for publishing the North American release of Spellforce 2. We wanted everyone to know that Starforce will *not* be included in the retail release of this game. Starforce is being used in the demo in cooperation with the European publishers of the title, JoWood Productions. This is to help prevent reverse engineering that could lead to our product being put up on illegal software networks. We apologize for any inconveniences Starforce may have caused and would again like to reassure everyone that we have chosen alternative copy protection software for our final release product. Thank you for your interest in Spellforce 2!

03-15-06, 12:08 AM
Is it just me, or sometimes I see serious pixelation around the shadow in the demo? I don't see any in these screenshots, but it shows up when I play it. Not very often, though, only happens every once a while when you zoon really close up to the scene.

What's the avarage FPS you guys are getting ?

03-15-06, 06:23 AM
The Demo doesn't contain High Resolution Textures so that could be the issue... if not then its BFME2 all over again.