Lux 5.2 review

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Lux is a strategy and domination game, inspired by the board game Risk

License: Shareware
File size: 0K
Developer: Dustin Sacks
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Lux is a strategy and domination game, inspired by the board game Risk. Control your armies to conquer and hold strategic countries on the map. The object of the game is simple: Take over the entire world!

Lux features over a hundred different maps, challenging computer opponents, simple network play, a player ranking board, and much much more. Try it now, because taking over the world is fun!

Easy Network Play

Joining an online multiplayer game is as easy as 2 clicks - no need to muck about with IP addresses. Hosting an internet-wide game is just as simple. Now is the perfect time to start climbing the world wide rankings.

Challenging Artificial Intelligence

If you want to play solo, Lux comes with 11 different computer opponents. They start at easy and go all the way to hard (with a capital HARD). Lux provides a strong matchup even for experienced Risk game players.

Strong User Base

Lux has an active user community. The regulars can be found hanging around in the forums and playing multiplayer games online. Come and join the party.

Plugin Madness

Lux comes with support for a wide variety of plugins. Anybody can make a map and add it to the Plugin Manager. Programmers can create an AI or a random map generator using the SDKs provided by Sillysoft.

Unlimited Fun

Lux comes with a free 20 game trial period. The cost to buy the full version is $24.95 US. Full registration comes with unlimited gameplay, all of the maps, and inclusion in the online rankings. Register now securely and you will receive full access instantly.

Java JRE 1.4 (3D Acceleration is available when Java supports it)

20 game trial period

What's New in This Release:
Redesigned the new game window, adding map preview and other controls.
Improved support for games with very large armies (added 5k, 10k, 50k tokens and wider bubbles for large army display).
The Join Game window will now display the number of active human players (those that are not in guest only mode) as well as the total.
Improved hosting stability.
Added a Portuguese from Portugal translation, and updated the Croatian, Slovenian, Swedish translations.
Fixed a bug that caused negative continents to increase faster then they should.
Added an option to not output to the system log (console on OSX). Use "/set blockConsoleOutput" in the chat area to set it.
Warn the user when a plugin requires a newer version of Java.
The Map Editor can move shapes with more then 1 polygon properly.
Enabled anti-aliased drawing in the Map Editor.
When playing maps in folders, the folder name is now left off in the Join window.
Chat auto-completion works following a backtick (use the escape key to auto-complete).
Disallow games with more then 1 person controlled by the local host from counting in the online rankings.
Allow the headless server version to set the port it runs on.
When a guest host times out 2 turns in a row they will get demoted from the guest host spots.
Updated somecountry names in the default maps.
Increased the rate of the 'Speed up when all humans are dead' setting.
Made sure it shows up properly as a Universal application on OSX.
Random bugfixes.

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