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by Elestan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 320
Views: 192403

Re: Sequels strife

And it could be F&P will design their game in the engine of StarDock. Or at least some part of the engine might be used for UQM2. This seems extremely unlikely to me, unless it was forced upon P&F as part of the settlement. Given the fights they've had to endure over these IP rights, I think that t...
by Elestan
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 320
Views: 192403

Re: Sequels strife

And it could be F&P will design their game in the engine of StarDock. Or at least some part of the engine might be used for UQM2. This seems extremely unlikely to me, unless it was forced upon P&F as part of the settlement. Given the fights they've had to endure over these IP rights, I think that t...
by Elestan
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 320
Views: 192403

Re: Sequels strife

That's a very good summary; I'll just make one minor quibble/clarification: 1. It has the potential to hurt the brand[...] Technically, P&F don't have a "brand", because whatever brand identity Star Control had was controlled by the trademark, which (per their contract) was originally owned by Accol...
by Elestan
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 309649

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

If you want to do it with style, you should have 16 high-capacity fuel tanks, and not more than 1 fuel left when you make the deal. I recall doing the same thing with the Druuge + Portal Spawner. Had to put a weight on my keyboard and walk away to unload because my computer ran a bit slow at the ti...
by Elestan
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 309649

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

I’m more interested in seeing the things I missed, like the other Caster in Arcturus and swindling the Druuge out of fuel with a Vindicator with 1 crew pod and nothing else but fuel tanks! Now that’s my idea of fun! If you want to do it with style, you should have 16 high-capacity fuel tanks, and n...
by Elestan
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 309649

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

If you want a suggestion of a ridiculous way to play the game, check out the time I tried to win without ever visiting the Earth starbase! :D (Note: I don't actually recommend you try this) :P Wow! That sounds absolutely ridiculous! How can you even defend yourself? Well, ok, so there’s Fwiffo, and...
by Elestan
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 309649

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

I’m more interested in seeing the things I missed, like the other Caster in Arcturus and swindling the Druuge out of fuel with a Vindicator with 1 crew pod and nothing else but fuel tanks! Now that’s my idea of fun! If you want to do it with style, you should have 16 high-capacity fuel tanks, and n...
by Elestan
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 309649

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

Visit the Melnorme with a ship full of empty fuel tanks, buy a crapload of fuel, then sell it. Of course, by the time you've got enough bio-data to get all the technology and/or information, you pretty much have more RUs than you know what to do with anyway. Not necessarily. As I noted earlier, eac...
by Elestan
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 309649

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

You also didn't find all of the 10 Rainbow worlds, which was expected, as many of them can only be found by exhaustive exploration. Their positions form two lines of an arrow pointing to the upper-right of the map ("coreward"), with the tip at Groombridge. There was originally going to be an easter...
by Elestan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 309649

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

Now, I’d like to take this time to turn things over to you guys and get your feedback and any questions you may have, so feel free to chime in with any of your thoughts and all that good stuff! You had a pretty thorough play-through. The only noteworthy thing I can recall you missing was the second...