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by Tormuse
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2h video interview of PR, and FF
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

Re: 2h video interview of PR, and FF

It's really cool to see the dynamic between the two of them, how Fred Ford is the technical/problem-solving guy, and Paul Reiche is the more abstract/creative one. This is a really cool interview. Thanks for sharing! :) It also shows that they still remember their project pretty fondly, even keeping...
by Tormuse
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 307485

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

The UQM team might be the most amazing fan project group ever. The amount of dedication and effort they have put into making UQM the best possible version of SC2 is staggering. I agree that they put a lot of dedication and effort into it, but I will always have the (maybe unpopular) opinion that it...
by Tormuse
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 307485

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

(Continuing) 3) Yeah, you need the Sun Device, so you'll have to distract the Mycon with the Syreen, which means you need to find out about what happened to Syra, so you can tell Talana about it. You can find that out from the Melnorme or from the Mycon themselves. (If you're doing it as a speedrun,...
by Tormuse
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 307485

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

You've surely earned the record for longest playthrough...now I'd be interested to see how quickly you can pull off a win! Challenge accepted! I'm sure this discussion has come up before, but it's the kind of mental exercise that appeals to me... :) so I'm considering what's the minimum needed to w...
by Tormuse
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 307485

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

Wow! That sounds absolutely ridiculous! How can you even defend yourself? Well, ok, so there’s Fwiffo, and the 4 ships from the Pkunk, and Melnorme for fuel, but what about the Slyandro?! And those pathetic beginning engines! I'm going to have to check this out for sure and see how you pulled it of...
by Tormuse
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 307485

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

Hey! Congratulations on your victory! :D It's been a long time coming! :) (Over four and a half years? Wow!) :o You've brought some new life to this community in your time and you've been fun to follow. :) If you want a suggestion of a ridiculous way to play the game, check out the time I tried to w...
by Tormuse
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 307485

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

A bit late, but I just saw that you failed to make it in your last pass. AAaahh! NOOooo! D: :o You succeeded at the hard part and failed the easy part! :P Oh well, with that near success under your belt, I'm sure you'll make it this time. :)
by Tormuse
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 307485

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

Here it really comes! The final battle! :D We look forward to your report. :) (Where's a popcorn emoji when you need one?)
by Tormuse
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 307485

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

Woo! Go Trog! :D (Where's a popcorn emoji when you need one?) :P I also only found out I could send the defenders away once I played UQM. In the original DOS series this works too, but I never used it. The ring of defenders also stays on their place and does not let itself get lured away, with the "...
by Tormuse
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 307485

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

My personal preference would be one Hellbore Cannon, (in the nose) one crew pod, one high-eff fuel system, and three shiva furnaces. (I'd rather have the extra recharging than auto-aiming, but maybe that's just me)