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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: Eran on July 26, 2004, 04:11:54 pm



Title: Does anybody know about this?
Post by: Eran on July 26, 2004, 04:11:54 pm
Apparently, a company named "Stardock” put a poll a few months ago on their website for a game called Galactic Civilizations (http://www.galciv.com/index.asp?u=0), asking the visitors whether they would like the company to develop a sequel to either Master of Magic or Star Control. Does anyone know who these cruel "Stardock" people are and why they are forcing us to choose between our children? Before you get all excited, as I did, the poll has already been decided in favor of MoM (or so I understand). As far as I could gather from the forum the “Stardock” group, in spite of its heartless ways, is given much praise. So, what is this all about and is it worth risking disappointment?


Title: Re: Does anybody know about this?
Post by: Sander Scamper on July 26, 2004, 05:07:27 pm
Thats old, and finished, I am actually playing the MoM as we speak =p (multitasking!)

Besides.....Isn't recreating Starcontrol 2 for modern platforms....sort of like....EXACTLY what the Ur-Quan Masters is all about?


Title: Re: Does anybody know about this?
Post by: Chad on July 26, 2004, 11:53:18 pm
How can something be "sort of like" and "exactly"at the same time?  :P

And no, I don't agree that UQM is an update of the SC2 type game to modern day standards.


Title: Re: Does anybody know about this?
Post by: Bobucles on July 27, 2004, 02:15:46 am
It sounds like you two guys are talking about fire and ice.  ;D There's a big difference between what you two mention.

Modern computers have been moving away from the legacy generation of computers. Many functions that old programs rely upon are no longer compatible, and old games like Ur-Quan wouldn't work at all. Recreating a game for modern platforms means you make the game work with the new standards and code that a modern PC has. Because of this project, you can play Ur-Quan on your spanking new P4 4.0Ghz without a problem.

What you are speaking of, Chad, is to make an entirely new game, based exactly on Ur-Quan 2. That takes a huge amount of effort and resources, as well as a deep understanding of the game and what it's about. In an online community, you'll have to accept the time that people are willing to spend to help, and it's much slower than a dedicated team of programmers could be. Such a project would take years, I expect. If there are no legal troubles to do it, that is.


Title: Re: Does anybody know about this?
Post by: Sander Scamper on July 27, 2004, 09:20:13 pm
Bobucles, exactly what i meant, Thankyou.

And i emphasised the word exactly because i KNEW it was an oxymoron.
Read it out loud to yourself, it makes sense.


Title: Re: Does anybody know about this?
Post by: Shiver on July 28, 2004, 01:30:48 am
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Thats old, and finished, I am actually playing the MoM as we speak =p (multitasking!)

Hey, let me in on that! Where did you find Master of Magic and how did you get it working?


Title: Re: Does anybody know about this?
Post by: Eran on July 28, 2004, 05:28:40 am
You can download Master of Magic at the Home of the Underdogs, then go to this link (http://hollowbomb.com/html/momxp/) in order to make Master of Magic work on XP. Also if you'll want audio you need to configure your sound card in DOSBox.


Title: Re: Does anybody know about this?
Post by: Sander Scamper on July 28, 2004, 03:47:18 pm
It took me about 3 hours of messing about to get it to work, even with that link, so don't cry if it doesnt work first time (i almost did!)
But yeah, definately download it =p


Title: Re: Does anybody know about this?
Post by: Shiver on July 29, 2004, 12:01:01 am
I'm on Windows 98 and it works fine except there's no sound. I have no idea how to configure sound on DOSbox (which I may or may not need) and it sure doesn't want to tell me.


Title: Re: Does anybody know about this?
Post by: Sander Scamper on July 29, 2004, 02:17:11 pm
All the more reason to download the SC2 music and play that in the background!
The best of two worlds! =p


Title: Re: Does anybody know about this?
Post by: Shiver on July 30, 2004, 12:21:11 am
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All the more reason to download the SC2 music and play that in the background!
The best of two worlds! =p


Pfft.  ::)

Come to think of it, I really should play some music over that akward silence.


Title: Re: Does anybody know about this?
Post by: Sander Scamper on July 30, 2004, 03:42:32 pm
At this very moment, im listening to my favourite songs from AC/DC and Queen, my two favourite bands ever. =p

Weird, but i just seem to play MUCH better in super-melee when listening to these songs....everything is more fluid =p