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by Elestan
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 325
Views: 197898

Re: Sequels strife

if that interval of doing nothing is long enough (though I'm not sure how long exactly, but I think it's something like 75 years?), there is an argument to be made that the work is now public domain and anyone can use it freely. In the U.S., copyright for joint works or works for hire (which would ...
by Elestan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 325
Views: 197898

Re: Sequels strife

Forgive me if this was already made clear: is renaming "Ghosts of the Precursors" due to legal issues (or even because it links to the lawsuit) or because they just didn't like the name? It's due to legal issues; Stardock was claiming that they had associated the name with Stardock's trademark, and...
by Elestan
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Call For Testers: UQM 0.8 Release Candidate, Windows/Mac
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Call For Testers: UQM 0.8 Release Candidate, Windows/Mac

A new version of UQM is in pre-release testing.

See the UQM Forum Post.
by Elestan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 325
Views: 197898

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: 325
Views: 197898

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: 325
Views: 197898

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: 312908

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: 312908

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: 312908

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: 312908

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...