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Star Control 2 word count
« on: October 14, 2017, 06:11:28 pm »

Hello, everyone. And thanks to the makers of Ur-Quan Masters for all their hard work.

Could anyone tell me what the total word count is for SC2ís story? Whatís the total words from all the dialogues, etc.? Iíve done some basic google searches and couldnít find this info, but I figure someone here must know.
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Re: Star Control 2 word count
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 01:23:12 am »

I'd get UQM, unzip the content pack, and call wc -w on everything that looks like game text, especially in the comm directories.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 09:37:42 am »

Go there, the quotes texts are fully online there, sorted by race.

You might want to consider the handbook/player's guides too, as they include more background text.
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 04:12:47 pm »

Go there, the quotes texts are fully online there, sorted by race.

You might want to consider the handbook/player's guides too, as they include more background text.

that one is not the full quotes I think Smiley. but anyway I should have this info, let me check it when I get home on thursday.
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Re: Star Control 2 word count
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 05:55:47 pm »

Go there, the quotes texts are fully online there, sorted by race.

You might want to consider the handbook/player's guides too, as they include more background text.

that one is not the full quotes I think Smiley. but anyway I should have this info, let me check it when I get home on thursday.

It looks pretty comprehensive.
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Re: Star Control 2 word count
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 05:47:35 am »

Thanks for your help everyone. Iíll try the methods youíve suggested.
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Re: Star Control 2 word count
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2017, 04:01:15 am »

I ended up using the sa-matra.net page that has all the dialogues. I just copied them and pasted them into a word processor. In case anyone is ever curious here are my counts for Star Control 2:

~100,400 words
~12,100 lines of dialogue (including player responses)
~225 pages (in my word processor, although this could be different in different applications)

So, that's a decent length novel right there. Not bad.
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