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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => Technical Issues => Topic started by: DAN.C on March 27, 2004, 04:16:46 pm



Title: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: DAN.C on March 27, 2004, 04:16:46 pm
I BOUGHT SC1 AND 2 FROM A SHOP AND THEY CAME IN ONE CD BOX AND THAT WOZ IT JUST ONE CD.
THEY INSTALLED FINE BUT B4 THE GAME LOADS UP THERE ARE QUESTIONS AND I HAVENT GOT A CLUE WOT THE ANSWERS ARE BECAUSE THE GAME DIDNT COME WITH A MAUAL.


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: Chrispy on March 27, 2004, 06:57:16 pm
Well maybe if you tell us the questions we could help you.

Or, you could help yourself. Go to http://www.classicgaming.com/starcontrol/files/sc2.shtml
and download what ever manual you desire.


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: Terminator on March 27, 2004, 09:21:13 pm
In SC2 there was copy-protection requiring you to name what constellation are at a certain coordinated works like a grid (x,y) x=horizantal axis y=vertical axis. You can find a copy of the starmap at http://www.classicgaming.com/starcontrol/sc2/images/sc2_color_map.jpg.
note the constellations are visably in different locations on the the map as opposed to the current H-Space map. So don't use generated maps for SC2.

TERMINATOR - the obnoxious one


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: Culture20 on March 31, 2004, 11:43:59 pm
SC1 had a code-wheel with Professor's Zorg's alien etiquette guide.  Someone probably has a list of the answers (or scanned versions of the code-wheel).  Of course, you'll note the message on the inside of the wheel if you choose the latter option.

If it's SC2, then there should be a map image on your CD that you can use (or download one from PNF).


Title: .Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: Dan.c on April 02, 2004, 08:20:40 pm
i still cant get a good star map or the co-ordinates. U see the computor that i use for star control is one without the interent i.e in my room.
can someone send me a file with the co-ordinates of the stars (sc2 plz) in a simple format (i.e notepad) plz.
Dan


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: Sage on April 02, 2004, 10:50:46 pm
I generated this file (http://www.customc.net/staff/sage/uqm_coordinates.txt) from my database project. It's formatted in plain text, with about 500 lines.


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: Culture20 on April 03, 2004, 12:45:42 am
The image file that Terminator gave you the URL to is the map that we all used to use to get into SC2 originally.  You don't need an internet connection to transfer it to your computer, just a big enough removable disk.


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: dan.c on April 03, 2004, 08:09:34 pm
sigh. it still isnt working. sages co-ordinates are either rong or i just dont know how to enter them right. (type them in and press enter?) is there meant to be spaces in between?
im gonna try the star map now.....


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: SCMaster on April 03, 2004, 08:16:40 pm
im Dan.C by the way.
Just registered  :)


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: Sage on April 05, 2004, 02:48:59 am
You're supposed to use the coordinates provided to give the game the name of the star that it asks for.

Oddly enough I can't get past the second question even if I give the right star. Good thing I have UQM as a backup otherwise I might be upset about this.


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: SCMaster on April 05, 2004, 03:16:38 am
now sage plz tell me how u get UQM on ur comp.
coz i cant be bothered with these darn co-ordinates. I heard UQM has removed the code wheel copywrite thing.
Has it?
Dan
P.S is UQM better or worse than SC2?


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: Sage on April 05, 2004, 03:52:53 am
I simply downloaded the Windows installer, selected the packages I wanted (all of them) and then let it download and install them itself. The computer that I use that's connected to the internet and the computer that I use at home are one and the same, so this should make sense. From what you've said it seems that this is not the case for you. You'll benefit from either a cd burner or a few floppy diskettes (depending on what packages you download) at the machine that you have internet access from.

UQM is significantly improved over SC2-PC, since it incorporates all the extra features and content from SC2-3DO, but also allows you to set certain things to be like SC2-PC. And yes, there is no copy protection quiz to get past.


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: Megagun on April 05, 2004, 07:46:58 pm
Well.. for the sc2 questions: dont fill in things like "Alpha Pavonis"! Fill in "Pavonis" instead!

maybe http://www.classicgaming.com/starcontrol/sc2/images/qspace.gif can help you a bit (a part of the map got blocked up :( ) or one of those PDF's containing the sc2 map.


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: SCMaster on April 05, 2004, 11:39:53 pm
sage can u tell me exactly which files to download
(i hav a cd-burner but no spare cds  >:()


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: Sage on April 06, 2004, 04:19:38 am
If you can't find a cd to burn on to, then use floppies and download only the required content package (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sc2/uqm-0.3-content.zip?download). I'm not sure exactly how large this will be, so if it's any larger than a floppy you'll have to find a way to span the data across multiple discs. However if you are able to find a cd, and if you wish to invest the time/space in getting them, I suggest you get the optional 3DO voice (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sc2/uqm-0.3-voice.zip?download) and 3DO music (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sc2/uqm-0.3-3domusic.zip?download) packages as well.

You also have the option to download the remix packages, which like all of these other files, may be found on the download page (http://sc2.sourceforge.net/downloads.html).

In conclusion:
- The content package is required.
- The 3DO music and voice packages are nice, but still optional.
- The remix packages are also nice, and require an extra parameter to run with the game, but are optional.


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: SCMaster on April 06, 2004, 02:49:31 pm
ive downloaded the content package but i havent yet downloaded the 3do voice and music package yet.
but wot do i do now? there only a load of files there no installer or anything


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: Sage on April 07, 2004, 04:13:49 am
A little reading (http://sc2.sourceforge.net/downloads.html) goes a long way (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sc2/uqm-0.3-win32-installer.exe?download).


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: SCMaster on April 07, 2004, 03:10:47 pm
lol. didnt see that. ;)

the speech file is big enough isnt it?!


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: SCMaster on April 08, 2004, 04:24:01 pm
Right, more problems.
UQM installed alright placed the icon on the desktop. but half-way through the installation an error poppeed up about a fixed mirror or a mirror (havnt got a clue). Then when i try to load up UQM the error message pops up again and UQM doesnt load.


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: Terminator on April 21, 2004, 08:53:44 am
SCMaster, does this error occur during the download of files or when it's extracting?  If it's during the DL you may be out of HD space or you may have a modem/Internet connection problem.


Title: Re: HELP ME WITH THESE QUESTIONS B4 THE GAME
Post by: Krulle on April 21, 2004, 04:30:19 pm
Quote
I BOUGHT SC1 AND 2 FROM A SHOP AND THEY CAME IN ONE CD BOX AND THAT WOZ IT JUST ONE CD.
THEY INSTALLED FINE BUT B4 THE GAME LOADS UP THERE ARE QUESTIONS AND I HAVENT GOT A CLUE WOT THE ANSWERS ARE BECAUSE THE GAME DIDNT COME WITH A MAUAL.

If it is from the silver series from Accolade (the packed version i have is, had a B/W-Starmap, European Version), there is a TSR-crack delivered on the CD, should start automagically when you use the Root-Start-file (cannot remember the name by now). Just press Enter, and the game should start.
Beware, the TSR was not an official release from Accolade, but from some kind of crackers-group and had its own flaws. Depending on your system, either black became ligth blue (ever looked at stars when the background was blue - ugh!), or the natural Quasispace portal never shows up, making your game nearly impossible to solve.

I also suggest you'd play UQM instead of SC2.

Nontheless, Enjoy!
Krulle