Difference between revisions of "Learning SupCom"

From FA Forever Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
 
(183 intermediate revisions by 17 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
[http://www.faforever.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3058&p=30316#p30314 Basic Tutorial]
+
This page is intended to help you learn how to play Forged Alliance. The game has many different aspects and game types so information on the game has been split into various sections for your convenience.
[http://forums.gaspowered.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=52617 The Strategy of Supreme Commander]
+
For information on the client and not the game, please visit the [[Main Page]]
[http://forums.gaspowered.com/viewtopic.php?t=23624url Supreme Commander: A guide for normal people]
 
[http://forums.gaspowered.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27171%20url To Scale Olympus]
 
[http://forums.gaspowered.com/viewtopic.php?t=25140url Eco Video Tutorial]
 
  
[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWe0mYs3ObwL36zemynMh5G4b-3s5vol0 Video Tutorials]
+
== The FAF Guide ==
 +
This wiki contains one complete guide to playing Forged Alliance, with the FAF client. The guide in this wiki is split into different sections, which are constantly being worked on and should provide a comprehensive coverage of the game and its various aspects.
 +
 
 +
=== Setting up Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance and the FAF client ===
 +
If you need information on how to setup Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance and the FAF client, please read [[Setting Up FAF]].
 +
 
 +
=== Introduction and Basic Game Mechanics ===
 +
This is intended for players new to Supreme Commander, but if you are a returning player this could be useful as it provides a sound knowledge base and encourages good habits.
 +
 
 +
*[[Beginner's Guide to Forged Alliance]]
 +
 
 +
Here is a guide for new players who want to improve and compete within the community.
 +
 
 +
*[[Three Essential Habits for the New Player]]
 +
 
 +
Microing units effectively can be a difficult task, but with the right knowledge it can give you a huge advantage.
 +
 
 +
*[[Unit Micro]]
 +
 
 +
=== In depth 1v1 Guide ===
 +
This section covers everything you need to know about playing ladder matches and 1v1 games. This part is split into 5 guides: a general guide for 1v1, and 4 faction specific guides, designed to be read after the general guide.
 +
 
 +
* [[File:Random Faction.png|40px]] [[General 1v1 Guide]]
 +
In order to minimize overlap between the faction specific guides, the common information has been gathered into this general purpose guide.
 +
 
 +
These guides are here to show you specific strategies, and help you play to their strengths:
 +
* [[File:Aeon.png|40px]] [[Aeon 1v1 Guide]]
 +
* [[File:Cybran.png|40px]] [[Cybran 1v1 Guide]]
 +
* [[File:Seraphim.png|40px]] [[Seraphim 1v1 Guide]]
 +
* [[File:Uef.png|40px]] [[UEF 1v1 Guide]]
 +
 
 +
=== Teamgame and map specific information ===
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
=== Reference materials and detailed game mechanics ===
 +
This section is for specific information on units, game mechanics and other facts and numbers which are useful to know when playing Forged Alliance.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
*For an overview of the factions in Supreme Commander visit: [[Faction Information]]
 +
*To learn more about the specific economy of Supreme Commander visit: [[Adjacency Bonus]]
 +
*For specific Information regarding the Engy mod patch visit: [[Game Modifications (Mods)#Engy Mod | Engy Mod]]
 +
*To view unit stats, anc compare units with each other, visit: [[Unit Database]]
 +
*To see unit stats and calculations visit: [[FA Stats And Calculations]]
 +
*To view specific info about tactical and strategic missiles, visit: [[Missiles]]
 +
*Capacity of several air transports: [[Air Transport]]
 +
 
 +
== [[File:Video Tutorials.png|60px]] Tutorial Videos ==
 +
 
 +
=== Basics ===
 +
Playlist of tutorials created by Colonel Sheppard - [http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWe0mYs3ObwL36zemynMh5G4b-3s5vol0 link here]. As you can notice some of the videos are not mentioned below, that is because they are outdated also here you can find some new ones that aren't in that playlist.
 +
What you can find there:
 +
{|
 +
|
 +
==== Game Mechanics ====
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QhM7oC-t7U User Interface]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5HJa9N_9ww Setting up Hotkeys + UI]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9h5VBnhyW8 Economy]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow1PSPO8Wc8 Build Range]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NO4Ljc8uUs Templates]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2w0n4YVJng Reclaim] [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uPjOxCTEng #Part2]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYWos5t24sY Overcharge]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c-Czs1G8T0 Automatic overcharge]
 +
* [https://youtu.be/68rnegj924E New overcharge]
 +
|
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahSDG_YcKnE Engineers]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6c77KHH3eM Transports & Ghetto Gunships]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GQuFgutQLQ More Transport Commands]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XJOrVB01ZA Defenses] [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH1aVrWIn_0 Detailed]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nwNRn0E19U Walling Point Defenses]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy1GC1IRnpk Adjacency] ([[Adjacency Bonus|Current Values]])
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ajLy2ShcoI Cheat Menu] (spawning units)
 +
|
 +
 
 +
==== Unit Presentation ====
 +
* [https://youtu.be/KZdTcv5laYQ ACUs]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw1i_kNg7xU Gun ACU Comparison Chart (Subjective & WIP; read comments!)]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LasuxvJlHaY SACUs]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRi-Br4iKaE T1 Land Units]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4F6DmQmp_k&list=PLxH0oefiZR_VrY6qtvv4iIHfn6i6ipnaS&index=2 How to Compose a Standard T1 Army]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4Rjl0jFgDI T2 Land Units] ([http://content.faforever.com/patchnotes/3684.html#mml MML] and [http://content.faforever.com/patchnotes/3696.html#maa Beetle] changes)
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD1IJh_bd1E&list=PLxH0oefiZR_VrY6qtvv4iIHfn6i6ipnaS&index=9 How to Compose a Standard T2 Army]
 +
|
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijrOq1dQPGw T3 Land Units]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dirlOA1Gfs&list=PLxH0oefiZR_VrY6qtvv4iIHfn6i6ipnaS&index=10 How to Compose a Standard T3 Army]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePFfw0p3Xd8&index=8&list=PLxH0oefiZR_VrY6qtvv4iIHfn6i6ipnaS Land Units Comparison Chart (Subjective)]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1exHM6oPQg Air Units]
 +
* [https://goo.gl/mGXRGm Air Units Comparison Chart (Subjective)]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wDUGpyzjvg Naval Units]
 +
* [https://goo.gl/wEM45s Naval Units Comparison Chart (Subjective)]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVnMGWjp94s T4 Land and Air Experimentals]
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
=== Advanced Tutorials ===
 +
{|
 +
|
 +
==== Micro ====
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgdtF63mkvA&list=PLxH0oefiZR_VrY6qtvv4iIHfn6i6ipnaS&index=4 Micro Overview Video]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFfThjfIC30 Basic Land micro: How to dodge correctly]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MVmqyORsKI Unit blocking] [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llm1HHmJp9E&list=PLxH0oefiZR_W8xpoGh3DbGQH9_ezdV3B-&index=1 Construction Site Block]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJM8OZYllq4 T3 Air (ASF Micro)]
 +
* [https://youtu.be/dkDQd5EsvdA Hoverbombing Strats]
 +
* [https://youtu.be/w7VSbf_Lxmw?t=2m20s General Air Micro]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5fLQ9quSXw Tips & Tricks]
 +
|
 +
 
 +
==== Build Orders (anything that uses RAS is outdated) ====
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6uE1-xS2uk Generic Build Orders]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozRcglfzicU Bacis Build Orders & PvP Gameplay]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_m53YcP9OA Basic Build Orders]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/user/praisegugleourmaster/videos?query=build List of Build Orders]
 +
* [http://forums.faforever.com/forums//viewtopic.php?f=40&t=9136 Build Orders to Specific Positions on Maps]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYwZf14xKEk&list=PLxH0oefiZR_UssM3V9gTcI2WXdDo47yTm&index=1 Playlist of Updated Map-Specific Build Orders]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-GzOhDQwA8&list=PLxH0oefiZR_VrY6qtvv4iIHfn6i6ipnaS&index=12 How to Eco: Sources of Mass by Efficiency]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0qtOfPcBfg How to Eco: Sources of Power by Efficiency]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvRYxvk6EzE&list=PLxH0oefiZR_VrY6qtvv4iIHfn6i6ipnaS&index=13 3 Tips for Better Eco]
 +
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esvZ3_WdGKw Basic economy in teamgames]
 +
|
 +
 
 +
==== Specific Units ====
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-blUZq8Jts Selens (Seraphim T1 Scouts)]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzv7nOH-IrY How to counter: Early Air](Hoverbombing doesn't work with T1 bombers.)
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMosOhCkf-g How do deal with T2 Turtles]
 +
* [https://youtu.be/6JKtn5oB2ag Fire Beetles]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcYBCiTfO0w&list=PLxH0oefiZR_UXQrC_3xswDypNDF0_2kyH&index=2 Sprite Strikers (Illuminate Sniper Bots)]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjSVmgvq_kw&list=PLxH0oefiZR_UXQrC_3xswDypNDF0_2kyH&index=1 T3 Stationary Arty Base Design]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYFKmWY_Xps&list=PLxH0oefiZR_UXQrC_3xswDypNDF0_2kyH&index=3 T4 Resource Generator (Paragon)]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9jGeqc2Cpg Megalith]
 +
|
 +
 
 +
==== Other ====
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXOVsI-I5P8&list=PLxH0oefiZR_VrY6qtvv4iIHfn6i6ipnaS&index=3 Map Control]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z05hNoPpE_A Self Destruct]
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m22CnQ90m6M TML Blocking]
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== [[File:Replay.png]] Replay Analysis ==
 +
 
 +
It's always the same, you lost a game and you are asking yourself: Why? Why have I lost? You are looking at the [[Replay Vault & Live Games|replay]] again and again, but there is no answer ...
 +
 
 +
FAF offers these options:
 +
* [http://forums.faforever.com/forums//viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3936 Replay Analysis Thread] on forum, where you can post your replays. The [[User_Groups#Trainers|Trainer team]] and all other players who will like to help, will try to have a look on your replay and give you a feedback about your game.
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTEDjzjPnGIoOHYKxH1O5eEZ4ZTDSahgp Gameplay Video Review] from speed2. You can submit your replays into [http://forums.faforever.com/forums//viewtopic.php?f=40&t=9136 this forum thread]. Done videos will get posted in same forum thread and on his [https://www.youtube.com/user/speed2cz/ Youtube channel].
 +
* [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxH0oefiZR_XF8RsUGVS2ItNoe2IErDDW Replay Reviews] from Heaven. You can submit your replays [https://discord.gg/NndWzkc on his Discord]. Completed reviews will get posted on his [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJYYaFbqPqbNkvgJAqrhC2A YouTube channel]. Please follow the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx2P62SPNxI submission rules]!
 +
 
 +
== Other Help ==
 +
While this wiki aims to offer a complete and detailed overview of playing Supreme Commander, updated to the lates information and FAF patches, these other resources may be usefull in offering a different persective on the game, helping you gain a deeper understanding of it.
 +
 
 +
=== [[File:Pizza Avatar.png]] Zock Lessons ===
 +
One of the top Supreme Commander players offering [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJclJGPtIxW1Znl4idf8EEdHMnTzDJ810 lessons]. (For a fixed hourly rate) More information [http://forums.faforever.com/forums//viewtopic.php?f=40&t=7596 here].
 +
 
 +
=== [[File:Replay.png]] Replays===
 +
*Here is a [http://forums.faforever.com/forums/download/file.php?id=1620 download] to some educational replays which cover various topics, ranging from game basics to information on specific units, and micro.
 +
*This [http://forums.faforever.com/download/file.php?id=2293 replay] contains templates which you can copy out of there while watching it and selecting the buildings > add to template.
 +
*To install replays: On the top right of the FAF client, options -> show paths -> show replays folder -> drag the replay file into this folder. The replay will then appear in the replays tab under local archive.
 +
 
 +
=== External Guides ===
 +
There are a number of guides not on this wiki, here are a few of them. They mainly provide introductive information, and some could be outdated, but they can be usefull nonetheless.
 +
*The SupCom Wiki is a comprehensive resource about Supreme Commander, however it is out of date and does not contain accurate values. [http://supcom.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page]
 +
 
 +
*[http://supcomfaguide.uw.hu/index.html An Unofficial Forged Alliance Guide]
 +
 
 +
:A well layed out guide, this gives a nice introduction into unit and economy efficiency.
 +
 
 +
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20120502070859/http://forums.gaspowered.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=52617 The Strategy of Supreme Commander]
 +
 
 +
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20120709135302/http://forums.gaspowered.com/viewtopic.php?t=23624url Supreme Commander: A guide for normal people]
 +
 
 +
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20120709060829/http://forums.gaspowered.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27171%20url To Scale Olympus (Archived)]
 +
 
 +
:This provides a good overview of some of the core concepts of playing Supreme Commander, but a couple of things are not entirely accurate.
 +
 
 +
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20120709135752/http://forums.gaspowered.com/viewtopic.php?t=25140url Eco Video Tutorial]
 +
 
 +
 
 +
{{Navbox SupCom}}

Latest revision as of 14:55, 13 December 2020

This page is intended to help you learn how to play Forged Alliance. The game has many different aspects and game types so information on the game has been split into various sections for your convenience. For information on the client and not the game, please visit the Main Page

The FAF Guide

This wiki contains one complete guide to playing Forged Alliance, with the FAF client. The guide in this wiki is split into different sections, which are constantly being worked on and should provide a comprehensive coverage of the game and its various aspects.

Setting up Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance and the FAF client

If you need information on how to setup Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance and the FAF client, please read Setting Up FAF.

Introduction and Basic Game Mechanics

This is intended for players new to Supreme Commander, but if you are a returning player this could be useful as it provides a sound knowledge base and encourages good habits.

Here is a guide for new players who want to improve and compete within the community.

Microing units effectively can be a difficult task, but with the right knowledge it can give you a huge advantage.

In depth 1v1 Guide

This section covers everything you need to know about playing ladder matches and 1v1 games. This part is split into 5 guides: a general guide for 1v1, and 4 faction specific guides, designed to be read after the general guide.

In order to minimize overlap between the faction specific guides, the common information has been gathered into this general purpose guide.

These guides are here to show you specific strategies, and help you play to their strengths:

Teamgame and map specific information

Reference materials and detailed game mechanics

This section is for specific information on units, game mechanics and other facts and numbers which are useful to know when playing Forged Alliance.


Video Tutorials.png Tutorial Videos

Basics

Playlist of tutorials created by Colonel Sheppard - link here. As you can notice some of the videos are not mentioned below, that is because they are outdated also here you can find some new ones that aren't in that playlist. What you can find there:

Game Mechanics

Unit Presentation

Advanced Tutorials

Micro

Build Orders (anything that uses RAS is outdated)

Specific Units

Other

Replay.png Replay Analysis

It's always the same, you lost a game and you are asking yourself: Why? Why have I lost? You are looking at the replay again and again, but there is no answer ...

FAF offers these options:

Other Help

While this wiki aims to offer a complete and detailed overview of playing Supreme Commander, updated to the lates information and FAF patches, these other resources may be usefull in offering a different persective on the game, helping you gain a deeper understanding of it.

Pizza Avatar.png Zock Lessons

One of the top Supreme Commander players offering lessons. (For a fixed hourly rate) More information here.

Replay.png Replays

  • Here is a download to some educational replays which cover various topics, ranging from game basics to information on specific units, and micro.
  • This replay contains templates which you can copy out of there while watching it and selecting the buildings > add to template.
  • To install replays: On the top right of the FAF client, options -> show paths -> show replays folder -> drag the replay file into this folder. The replay will then appear in the replays tab under local archive.

External Guides

There are a number of guides not on this wiki, here are a few of them. They mainly provide introductive information, and some could be outdated, but they can be usefull nonetheless.

  • The SupCom Wiki is a comprehensive resource about Supreme Commander, however it is out of date and does not contain accurate values. [1]
A well layed out guide, this gives a nice introduction into unit and economy efficiency.
This provides a good overview of some of the core concepts of playing Supreme Commander, but a couple of things are not entirely accurate.