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News: Paul & Fred have reached a settlement with Stardock!

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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Outsider, SC inspired web comic... on: August 07, 2019, 09:03:03 am
update notification:
160 - Slumber Party!

(Also: page 159 is now fully shaded)
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Outsider, SC inspired web comic... on: July 04, 2019, 03:45:01 pm
Update notification!
http://well-of-souls.com/outsider/outsider159.html

Well, the line of weekly had been broken, and this one lacks shading for now.

Anyway, looks like someone realizes he'll be sharing the accomodation...
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: New Mmrnmhrm theme extrapolated from their ditty on: July 04, 2019, 03:26:52 pm
Sounds good to me.

The intro part could've run a tad longer.

Never played doom much, so can't say I remember the doom music....

Pity my car player doesn't play .ogg files.
4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Fan Art! on: June 26, 2019, 07:39:52 pm
Not enough pixelation...
Nice!
5  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: June 25, 2019, 08:44:29 am
The sentence refers to the name change, the announcement of a new name.
Well.... The game itself will only come after that.
6  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: June 24, 2019, 01:42:58 pm
This list is for future, new games.
Current SC:O remains untouched, if I remember correctly. (So these cameo appearances have apparently been considered in the agreement as being okay.)


In any case, I'm expecting UQM2 to be released in 2021. Smiley
Sorry to spoil your fun a tiny bit, but I finally found the exact quote I was looking for.

Paul and Fred will be changing the name "Ghosts of the Precursors" to something a little less generic
-- (come on, you know we can do better!).  The precise ‘when’ is unclear, but it is still several years off
.
(emphasis by me)
7  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: June 24, 2019, 06:40:52 am
Quote from: Draginol
Yea, so Melnorme and ZFP are words we agreed we wouldn't use within future SC games.
And frumple
not just frumple
So, ZoqFotPik is off-limits for Stardock.
8  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: June 20, 2019, 08:11:28 am
The foto was taken AFTER the agreement was signed and in broad outlines published.

And I vaguely remember that Fred and Paul have a timeframe a tad longer than 2021 for UQM-*Afterwards*.

Anyway, we'll see.

9  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: June 19, 2019, 10:12:03 am
From reddit:
Frungy Games's "quiet period" - how long is it?

As most of us have been waiting for news on Fred & Paul's sequel to UQM, I am disappointed with the parties not disclosing how much longer we have to wait, given that effectively they have had to remain silent during litigation, which lasted for nearly two years.

We know that the parties are free to discuss any of the settlement terms, so that's one detail I think many would love to know. I get the feeling that the period is somewhat unreasonable (this isn't something that is easy to define), but I do hope I'm wrong.

I wish we didn't have to guess, because we know where speculation in our wonderful community can go.

-- PAGING PARTIES TO DIVULGE FURTHER INFORMATION --

...

INCOMING MESSAGE...

BRAD WARDELL:

    There's a 2-year period before they can promote a UQM game. But even if they could, it'll be several years before they'll have time (according to Paul).
According to Starcontrol (Stardock's site) post about the settlement, Stardock and Paul Reiche will start on the next Stardock StarControl this Autumn (Fall for those beyond the big pond).

So, no known date.
And since F&P have to think about a storyline first, and flesh that out a bit, it'll be a bit before the whole thing really start getting implemented.
And since Stardock offered "help on technology", they might want to learn a bit about the Stardock Engine used for Origins, to decide whether to use it or not.

And I think they still have to come up with an idea of how big they want the game to be. Focused on story, less on details of images and perfection of visuals, thus "just enough to be a continuation of UQM, purely for the fans of UQM", or whether they want to pop out a full-fledged modern game with all fuss, bells, flashlights and whatnot.

10  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Ship Ratings? on: June 19, 2019, 09:53:35 am
Or the Syreen, who do not have a full crew compartment at the start of a standard battle, but hve means to increase their crew.
11  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: June 17, 2019, 10:46:15 pm
I don't mind the actual document not being released.
I am sure that whatever the published (or to be published) normal-language information of the content of the agreement has been counterread by the lawyers...
I'm not afraid of that. More of a lack of a clause ensuring a certain non-interference with a project in its starting phase.

Likely both sides even put a "let us look first into your project" into the contract...

Anyway, we'll see how it plays out, what are 7 years more after 26 years of waiting?
12  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Peace has broken out between P&F and Stardock! on: June 17, 2019, 09:19:32 am
You're more than welcome!
I know we hid this important news rather deep, but since most of the regulars check that thread (or even subscribed it, to receive an e-mail if there is news), it appeared to be a good spot for the news, although it indeed deserves it own thread.

Have fun!
 
13  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Ship Ratings? on: June 16, 2019, 10:26:57 pm
??
Which ratings?

I've seen
https://wiki.uqm.stack.nl/Table_of_ship_values (having - for ships not existing in that version, and n/a for ships you cannot scavenge RU from, or buy at the StarBase)
and
https://wiki.uqm.stack.nl/List_of_ships (which has no values at all...)
and
https://wiki.uqm.stack.nl/Table_of_ship_properties (which seems to be complete).

[edit]Oops, I assume you mean in-game?
Sorry, haven't installed UQM since the German translation project finished.
I still need to find time to convert the files to the newer format (and check the files, it seems Cmdr. Hayes is mostly in English again...)
14  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: June 16, 2019, 10:10:21 pm
In-between, there's little to prevent Stardock from blowing up these issues again...

They are dismissed with prejudice. If Stardock tries to file a complaint against F&P again with the same claims as before, those claims would be rejected by the court immediately.
This exact case, yes.
But a new announcement would cause new consumer confusion, and therefore is a new case, with a new alleged harm, and therefore not covered by this "with prejudice"....
That's what I'm afraid of....
15  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: June 16, 2019, 12:01:12 pm
To the Yes/No question on future Stardock games:
It'll be a no from me, until the F&P game has been released without interference from Stardock.

The biggest risk I currently see with this agreement, is that Stardock can continue now, while F&P have to wait a few years.
In-between, there's little to prevent Stardock from blowing up these issues again...
So, I'll be waiting beyond that point before playing Stardock games.

But I have to confess, due to my current life-style, I don't have time to play anything else than casual games anyway.
So, likely my conscious "no" would not have changed a single sale number anyway....
I hope in 6-8 years it'llchange...
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