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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: Rondo on July 02, 2005, 04:43:32 am



Title: Wanted: UQM savefile
Post by: Rondo on July 02, 2005, 04:43:32 am
Hello there.

You may or may not remember me. I'm with the band Axes Denied (http://www.axesdenied.net), a gametune group that plays, among a bunch of other classics, a medley of six tunes from Star Control 2. Our live act involves a VJ displaying video clips of games as we play, and the SC2 medley is no exception.

We have a problem, however. We can't get good footage from the original DOS game because we'd have to shoot the computer screen with a camcorder - not our video capture method of choice. We'd use UQM, but at the moment none of us have any half-decent saved games at hand and we're all rather too busy to start playing the game seriously.

So what we need is a saved game that satisfies the following conditions:

  • Precursor ship with maximum thrusters and turning jets so we can get good hyperspace cruising footage - we don't want the ship to move like an arthritic slug.
  • Easy access to the territories of Thraddash, Yehat and Syreen. The portal spawner would be ideal.

Anyone willing to share their savefile with us would be greatly appreciated. You can contact us on this forum or through the Axes Denied website. Thanks in advance!


Title: Re: Wanted: UQM savefile
Post by: JHGuitarFreak on July 02, 2005, 12:08:52 pm
i could help you just pm me your e-mail address and i will send you 3, one before i talk to the chmmr and get the "modifications"(and also a little bit before the ilwrath attack the thraddash), and another one right after that, and another save file exactly before you fight the sa-matra.

all 3 files have what you need


Title: Re: Wanted: UQM savefile
Post by: Halleck on July 02, 2005, 12:31:18 pm
Hot damn! You guys have to be the coolest thing I've heard in a long while.

I've got the urge to dice up that mp3 file into a series of oggs and make them useable in UQM. If I get them working, I can make it into a UQM addon pack for fun (with your permission, of course). :)

I have the files you need as well, although they are uqm v0.3 saves. I think 0.3 saves work with 0.4, though.


Title: Re: Wanted: UQM savefile
Post by: JHGuitarFreak on July 02, 2005, 12:49:43 pm
put edit here--->my site crashed so if you want the save files just e-mail me, or if you could wait for a long time i will get my site up



Title: Re: Wanted: UQM savefile
Post by: re_miks on July 02, 2005, 04:11:54 pm
Nicey SC2 remade soundtrack!

Ever considered making your own re-mix pack to UQM?


Title: Re: Wanted: UQM savefile
Post by: Megagun on July 02, 2005, 04:11:57 pm
Ooooh. Axes Denied.. Love that music, great stuff! :)
How you guys go from one SC2 music to another without you really noticing it is just.. brilliant..


Title: Re: Wanted: UQM savefile
Post by: Rondo on July 02, 2005, 07:18:46 pm
Quote

I've got the urge to dice up that mp3 file into a series of oggs and make them useable in UQM. If I get them working, I can make it into a UQM addon pack for fun (with your permission, of course). :)


We have no problem with that, I suppose, but I do suggest that you wait a while before you get crackin'. We have a gig coming up at the end of July (or so we hope, it hasn't been officially confirmed yet), and we're hoping to get a live recording of the medley that's better in terms of sound quality than the currently available one. No, the old one is not bad at all, but still. We've even been talking about making a studio recording (of sorts), though I have to say I wouldn't take that talk at face value if I were you...

As for making our own remix pack, it's an intriguing idea but realistically I don't see a way of it happening anytime soon. There are lots of great game soundtracks out there, and we don't want get preoccupied with any single one, even if it is such a vast and brilliant one as that of Star Control 2. We might knock up another medley some day, but I don't think we'll be making independent arrangements of individual tunes - we'd have to start another project dedicated solely to covering SC2 music and we honestly don't have the time for that sort of thing. I'm sure you understand.


Title: Re: Wanted: UQM savefile
Post by: Halleck on July 03, 2005, 03:14:38 am
Well, it shouldn't be that much work to get it in. It'll have more rough edges than the precursor packs (since theirs were written as game music replacements instead of a medley), but It should still be cool.  ;D
And if you do another one this july... great. I can make more oggs from it and see how it goes.


Title: Re: Wanted: UQM savefile
Post by: Halleck on July 03, 2005, 09:57:02 am
*Phew*, done!
I've uploaded the pack to rapidshare since it's a bit large for me to host on my home server. The download page is here:
http://rapidshare.de/files/2763523/axisdenied.zip.html

This pack contains oggs for the intro, hyperspace, battle, syreen, yehat, and thraddash.
The only thing that I'm still not satisfied with is how the hyperspace song loops (it's a little bumpy), but it's not all that bad.

Install it as you would a precursors remix pack. The zip archive goes in \content\packages\addons\axisdenied\ . Remember not to unzip it. Run UQM with this argument:
Code:
--addon axisdenied


Enjoy!


Title: Re: Wanted: UQM savefile
Post by: JHGuitarFreak on July 03, 2005, 12:49:04 pm
my new website is up and you can now download them.
they're now in .zip format

just extraxt them to your uqm save directory  :D

http://www.dickweed.0nyx.com/sc2/uqmsaves.zip


Title: Re: Wanted: UQM savefile
Post by: Halleck on July 05, 2005, 01:03:39 pm
I see that a couple of people have downloaded the pack already. Anyone have some feedback? (Also, if anyone is able to do a better job of looping the hyperspace theme, I'd be happy to use theirs as a replacement.)


Title: Re: Wanted: UQM savefile
Post by: evktalo on July 05, 2005, 07:36:32 pm
I'm impressed by the effort, and it works as a proof of concept! :) I'm convinced if AD had the time and other resources to ever record a complete set of the tunes, the result would be highly entertaining.


Title: Re: Wanted: UQM savefile
Post by: DS5 on July 10, 2005, 04:09:37 pm
as soon as our radio station and site are done revamping ill get your music into our 24/7 stream along with some FF remixes and Count Strike inspired music.

check it www.militia-radio.com


Title: Show's over
Post by: Rondo on August 07, 2005, 09:22:36 am
Hi, I just thought I'd let you know that the Assembly 2005 gig went great. People loved the Star Control 2 medley (again), and the new video material captured from UQM worked very nicely, so major thanks to everyone who offered to help.

Unfortunately, the circumstances in the seminar hall where we played were less than ideal for mixing a considerably loud rock concert. What the audience that was in the room with us heard was fine as far as we can tell, but what went out of the mixing board and into the AssemblyTV stream was severely imbalanced - you could barely hear the drums at all. We have no recording of the gig besides the one we got from AsmTV, so it's unlikely that we'll be releasing any live audio tracks. Sorry. :( Do check out the gig report (http://www.axesdenied.net/gig_reports/assembly_2005.htm) anyway, and while you're at it, leave a message in our guestbook (http://www.axesdenied.net/guestbook/).


Title: Re: Wanted: UQM savefile
Post by: Halleck on August 10, 2005, 07:23:13 am
I'm glad to hear that the gig went well. It's a shame that you didn't get recordings, though.

If you do get anything from Asm TV,  I encourage you to post it! I'm sure we would all love to hear some fresh stuff.


Title: Re: Show's over
Post by: strange_will on August 15, 2005, 03:49:46 pm
Hi, I just thought I'd let you know that the Assembly 2005 gig went great. People loved the Star Control 2 medley (again), and the new video material captured from UQM worked very nicely, so major thanks to everyone who offered to help.

Unfortunately, the circumstances in the seminar hall where we played were less than ideal for mixing a considerably loud rock concert. What the audience that was in the room with us heard was fine as far as we can tell, but what went out of the mixing board and into the AssemblyTV stream was severely imbalanced - you could barely hear the drums at all. We have no recording of the gig besides the one we got from AsmTV, so it's unlikely that we'll be releasing any live audio tracks. Sorry. :( Do check out the gig report (http://www.axesdenied.net/gig_reports/assembly_2005.htm) anyway, and while you're at it, leave a message in our guestbook (http://www.axesdenied.net/guestbook/).

You know I have a similar problem streaming audio to a TV system too, except vocals cut out... not drums... hmm, I was able to uber crank the equilizer, sounded like shit at the brodcasting unit, but sounded lots better out of the TVs...