The Ur-Quan Masters Home Page Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
September 15, 2014, 06:00:58 am
Home Help Search Login Register
News: UQM development migrated from Subversion to Git

+  The Ur-Quan Masters Discussion Forum
|-+  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release
| |-+  Starbase Café (Moderators: Michael Martin, fossil, Lukipela)
| | |-+  space strategy games recommendations
« previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 3 Print
Author Topic: space strategy games recommendations  (Read 7773 times)
up turned crafish
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 26



View Profile
space strategy games recommendations
« on: July 06, 2010, 03:14:36 am »

i was wondering if you guys knew of any "4x" or rts space games (not my first post had different accounts) i played the master of Orion seres
Logged
Animzor
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 6



View Profile
Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010, 01:17:37 am »

This is a pretty weird topic;  I'm not sure what you're talking about. But if you  want a strategy game Sins of a Solar Empire is probably what you're looking for.
Logged

Hello Hunam. What would you like to threaten me about today?
ziper1221
*Many bubbles*
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 124



View Profile
Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010, 08:00:32 am »

free space 1 & 2 ? and 4x is explore expand exterminate and something else that must not be very important cause I cant remember it
Logged

Novus
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1938


Fot or not?


View Profile
Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010, 10:03:41 am »

free space 1 & 2 ?
I'd describe the FreeSpace series as "space combat simulations".

Quote
and 4x is explore expand exterminate and something else that must not be very important cause I cant remember it
Apparently, it's "explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate".
Logged

RTFM = Read the fine manual.
RTTFAQ = Read the Ur-Quan Masters Technical FAQ.
Death 999
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3268


We did. You did. Yes we can. No.


View Profile
Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2010, 03:54:29 pm »

I liked Pax Imperia. It's old, and some mechanics are abusable, but the strategic-layer AI is pretty decent (not so for the combat layer) and the ship designing was fun. And did I say abusable?

So maybe not.

Spaceward Ho! is older still, simple, and addictive. And you can negotiate meaningfully with the AI players through kinagrams. Customizable scenarios.

And if you want something even older and simpler, with ridiculous levels of customizability, try Galactic Frontiers.
Logged
RTyp06
*Smell* controller
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 491



View Profile
Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2010, 08:16:57 pm »

Check out Space Empires III, IV and V. Starships Unlimited is pretty cool too.
Logged
up turned crafish
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 26



View Profile
Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2010, 08:56:17 pm »

I liked Pax Imperia. It's old, and some mechanics are abusable, but the strategic-layer AI is pretty decent (not so for the combat layer) and the ship designing was fun. And did I say abusable?

So maybe not.

Spaceward Ho! is older still, simple, and addictive. And you can negotiate meaningfully with the AI players through kinagrams. Customizable scenarios.

And if you want something even older and simpler, with ridiculous levels of customizability, try Galactic Frontiers.

where would i get those i (.abandonia ecc?)
Logged
ziper1221
*Many bubbles*
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 124



View Profile
Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2010, 08:59:54 pm »

oops, sorry  Huh
Logged

up turned crafish
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 26



View Profile
Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2010, 09:06:00 pm »

oops, sorry  Huh

it's OK and freespace is kind of a strategy game especially before you can tell where the shivans are in fs1
Logged
Death 999
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3268


We did. You did. Yes we can. No.


View Profile
Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2010, 09:28:41 pm »

Galactic Frontiers
http://www.brothersoft.com/games/galactic-frontier.html

Freeware.
Note, Galactic Frontiers is a mac game originally made for System 4 or so, and due to its simplicity, continued to function until system 10.3 (!), but not on intel macs. Lacking a mac, you may need to get a mac emulator. At least 2 free mac emulators exist. Not sure where you're going to get system 5 or 6 without multifinder (those would be my recommended versions for something as simple as this, as they'll let the program completely take over the virtual machine)

~~~
 Spaceward Ho!
http://www.deltatao.com/ho/

apparently, this has been maintained, and is available for modern mac, windows, and palm systems. Shareware.

~~~

Pax Imperia: Eminent Domain can be downloaded from cnet (just google it, they're the first download result). They're not an abandonware site so far as I know, which suggests that it's legit to at least try the game. Way back when, the biggest problem I had with it was how slow it ran while designing ships, due to the continuous 3D renders. That... shouldn't be a problem now.

Interesting trivia tidbit - PI:ED was a Blizzard project that they dropped so that they wouldn't be making their own competition for Starcraft, which they hadn't finished yet. It was assigned to another developer to finish.
Logged
up turned crafish
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 26



View Profile
Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2010, 10:06:32 pm »

Galactic Frontiers
http://www.brothersoft.com/games/galactic-frontier.html

Freeware.
Note, Galactic Frontiers is a mac game originally made for System 4 or so, and due to its simplicity, continued to function until system 10.3 (!), but not on intel macs. Lacking a mac, you may need to get a mac emulator. At least 2 free mac emulators exist. Not sure where you're going to get system 5 or 6 without multifinder (those would be my recommended versions for something as simple as this, as they'll let the program completely take over the virtual machine)

~~~
 Spaceward Ho!
http://www.deltatao.com/ho/

apparently, this has been maintained, and is available for modern mac, windows, and palm systems. Shareware.

~~~

Pax Imperia: Eminent Domain can be downloaded from cnet (just google it, they're the first download result). They're not an abandonware site so far as I know, which suggests that it's legit to at least try the game. Way back when, the biggest problem I had with it was how slow it ran while designing ships, due to the continuous 3D renders. That... shouldn't be a problem now.

Interesting trivia tidbit - PI:ED was a Blizzard project that they dropped so that they wouldn't be making their own competition for Starcraft, which they hadn't finished yet. It was assigned to another developer to finish.

thanks for the info  Smiley
Logged
oldlaptop
*Smell* controller
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 321



View Profile
Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2010, 12:13:55 am »

Hey, don't forget Star Control 1! Pretty primitive compared to Master of Orion et al., but loads of fun all the same.
Logged

Play Supermelee online in #uqm-arena!
Netmelee Improvement Mod
up turned crafish
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 26



View Profile
Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2010, 02:20:22 am »

Hey, don't forget Star Control 1! Pretty primitive compared to Master of Orion et al., but loads of fun all the same.

true and i did almost over look that one thanks for pointing that out to me Smiley
Logged
up turned crafish
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 26



View Profile
Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2010, 03:28:31 am »

Check out Space Empires III, IV and V. Starships Unlimited is pretty cool too.

is there a first one?
Logged
RTyp06
*Smell* controller
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 491



View Profile
Re: space strategy games recommendations
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2010, 04:29:16 am »

There was back in the early 90's. I did a search but couldn't find it. It was pretty weak . You are better off with the newer versions.
Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!