Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal

Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal

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75Karsten Mar 30, 2014 @ 10:56am
How to bypass Farbor
So many people complain about Farbor - rightly or wrongly, I'm not going into that aspect of it. However, if you really are blocked and wish to proceed with a cheat, here is a way.

I played it, cleared everything and then waited 2 hours (less, since I was running x4 speed). At the end of that I destroyed the ship in stage 2.

Just before, I took a save. You can download that save from my Google Drive, . I won't commit to provide any more help than what is in this post. You will have a terrible completion time (>2 hours) and you won't get the "Patton" achievement. You should be able to continue in the story missions.

Instructions:
Save files are located in various directories. The Farbor save file belongs here in Windows (no idea where they are in Linux or Mac)
x:\Users\__your_userid__\Documents\creeperworld3\data\sectors\internal\1\story_5

Substitute x: for the drive location of your Documents folder
substiture _your_userid_ for the userid you are logged in as.

Once you have downloaded the file into that location, if you start Farbor, you should see a save file. Click on the save file, unpause and let it run until the nullifier destroys the ship.

Hope this helps some.
Last edited by 75Karsten; Apr 2, 2014 @ 5:54pm
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Mike Mefisto Mar 31, 2014 @ 8:16am 
To help you not cheat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-IQKL7Poq8
Important thing - snipers shoot down ore ship and make time longer
75Karsten Mar 31, 2014 @ 8:22am 
I have only one word for you: reactors! :)

Nice game otherwise.
Last edited by 75Karsten; Mar 31, 2014 @ 8:23am
Mike Mefisto Mar 31, 2014 @ 8:57am 
Thank you :)
I didn't rush to make game perfect so it's easy to recreate even with mistakes done.
Another tip new players: use pause a lot!
g1real Apr 1, 2014 @ 2:44pm 
Build efficiently and strike decisively. I didn't even realise I could snipe the ships until after they were done mining. You need to be constructing 2-4 reactors at all times until you have 20 for both centers, start at both places and clear your islands fast.
Last edited by g1real; Apr 1, 2014 @ 2:45pm
Grum Apr 7, 2014 @ 9:02pm 
Basically secure your northwest and southeast islands and then make bulk amounts of reactors and turrets/mortars and a couple sprayers.. Then when energy production is high make a fleet of all ships andwhen they're charged focus them on the right-hand strip of the map towards the bottom, outside of the no-fly zone.. As the ships begin to beat back the creeper move over a whole cluster of turrets and mortars and sprayers all at once (fully charged!), and then fly in guppies to support them.. Before long at all they'll actually clear an area large enough to land your third base from orbit over there. After that just rush the launcher thingy and you're done :P I'm not a very good player at all (and honestly I watched a youtube vid, though they did not set a orbit base up on the other side, just used guppies + a decent rush-force) and beat this map using this tactic before the second "countdown" timer even reached 4% :P Hardest part is seeing whats going on through all the madness haha.. Another huge tip is to build mortars first, when taking over the two starting islands (each island can easily be taken with a single unit each of turret/sprayer/mortar, but don't forget to set up some beams before the spores launch (two on each island is fine).. Lastly! :P Don't forget to move at least one beam and one sniper up in your main island invasion force to keep them safe too :>

TLDR: Capture the 2 starting islands and ignore the enemy power-up ships while making the 2 islands into high-energy war-beasts, use a fleet of ships to clear a landing zone for tons of ground units on the east side of the map, when sprayers secure the ground on the other side land an orbital base for steady power. Basically focus on the second (level-failing) objective from minute one. :)
Last edited by Grum; Apr 7, 2014 @ 9:06pm
Kirrus Apr 8, 2014 @ 1:28pm 
Oh man, I wish I knew about the snipers! This would have been so much easier ;)
Idlemind Apr 20, 2014 @ 4:56pm 
My method was to 2 bases top left, continuous reactor building, 3 (1 in the emitter!) snipers at the main base and 3 at the little island directly north east. beam defenses (how many times did I forget, grr!) terp south of the little island to build a 3 x 3 landing platform above the creeper then spam mass amounts of cannons dropping them directly into the creeper until I can terraform and build and sustain relays back to the base (shield gen helps but drop it in a little after the cannons along with a sprayer) then just progress directly towards the enemy base, don't even bother trying to kill the ore factories (still build snipers to give you more time), I took out the enemy when the beam was 50% charged easily with some mistakes.

There were many attempts and rage quits prior to this and a few days of playing user made maps until I finally nutted up for this map.. unique play still versus all the other levels with the time limit (boo!) but the end level is worth it..
Grum Apr 21, 2014 @ 1:28am 
All this chat makes me feel like this is one of the best levels in the game :> Threatening and overwhelming until the circumstances force the player to evolve :P
Sapphire Crook May 25, 2014 @ 6:28am 
I beat it. Second phase, I pushed for the slice of the south-east of the main island using strafers and bombers to get some AC. Once there, I used guppies and got a solid land march pushing forward, taking out only the emitters and such in the way. I beat it, within an inch of my life. This tactic might work better if you go straight for it, though... XD
wildseven19 May 28, 2014 @ 9:31am 
Originally posted by Mike Mefisto:
To help you not cheat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-IQKL7Poq8
Important thing - snipers shoot down ore ship and make time longer

Excellent strategy. I ignored the outer islands and it was very tough. I wish I had known about the Snipers! Would have been very helpful.
aquawolf Jun 25, 2014 @ 1:52pm 
ces un super jeux
Skcarkden Jul 7, 2014 @ 12:13pm 
I also did not know about snipers..which i should be sad with myself considering the time i did finish the misison in the final chance mode.. i saw my sniper aiming at the ships landing pad.. i still never realised the full value of sniper on that map after that till now... wow >.<

but.. glad i'm not only one who didn't know though =p seems this is a common issue for people? i assumed they were immortal when beam didn't kill em XD
Demerzel Jul 15, 2014 @ 12:51pm 
This map is the exact reason why i will never recommend this game to anyone. LOL
Btw the rest of the game is very good. :)
TJgalon Jul 15, 2014 @ 1:54pm 
What is wrong with this map, it really not hard, and a lot of the maps are difernt to a easy play style. It fun, and once you learn the couple of tricks, super easy.
Demerzel Jul 15, 2014 @ 2:02pm 
Well i just killed the % counter. :D So i think i can finish the map. LOL. My problem with this map is the rush. I don't think i ever had to rush in this game. :/
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