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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Ideas for a map tool on: September 26, 2019, 07:00:48 am
Hi there. Every few years I play through the game using the walkthrough I designed and posted here now 12 years ago. (Wow!) After starting up my semi-yearly playthrough last week I started thinking about adjusting it to be more coherent with the story. Then I started thinking about how helpful a mapping utility would be to creating a "perfect" walkthrough, so I started writing one this week. To that end, I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for features they'd like to see. Once finished I'll release it as freeware, along with complete source code.

It's only been 2 or 3 days, but so far the map draws the stars. It works like an image viewer, where you zoom in and out with the mouse wheel and drag scroll the whole map. So far I have about a third of the constellation line connections. Here's a screenshot:

Starmap Proof of Concept

Anyone have any ideas for features to add?
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Complete Walkthru on: August 20, 2007, 06:48:55 am
heh, agreed that it is not lacking. I'm skating by with my "that I found" qualifier; I don't recall seeing that before. Was it there in 2003?

My walkthru is very clearly different, and was not plagiarized from anybody. It is original to me.

I note that your walkthru includes specific worlds to mine, so props for that. I'd be interested to see how similar our mining directives are, but am too lazy to compare them.

EDIT: I wrote this back in 2003. I just last month finally upgraded from dialup to cablemodem, so I had been using uqmv0.2 all this time. I thought to search for a new version a couple days, and was thrilled with all the improvements. (Love the slideshow intro.) That prompted me to spend a couple hours on Saturday reformatting the walkthrough from Excel to vBulletin.

On a related note, the vBulletin formatting on this board is odd. I was unable to figure out how to put a blank line after a list, so that's why the missions are broken up into individual posts. (It was also surprisingly difficult to figure out how to make embedded lists.)
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Complete Walkthru on: August 20, 2007, 01:41:30 am
Okay, based on the info in the linked page, I've adjusted the Dynamo Unit / Shiva Furnace ratios in all applicable missions. Thanks again for the link.

I stand by the multiple fuel tanks. Calling the Melnorme to refuel mid-mission is tedious; the way the missions are currently designed you never have to worry about fuel at all, which is nice. For just flying around, I'm down with the concept of only carrying a single fuel tank. But when you know exactly where you are going and what you are going to do, why not just bring all the fuel you need and not worry about it?

As far as the point defense lasers, I find the Kzer-za annoying without one. I also find it gratifying to dissipate the Mycon attack with point defense lasers, though I'm not sure why when you can just shoot them. Something about watching them disperse...
4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Complete Walkthru on: August 20, 2007, 12:53:26 am
Thanks for the tips (and link) everyone. Clearly the Sa-Matra battle is the thing I know the least about.

Back in '92 I never managed to finish the game. After of dozens of hours of gameplay the Ur-Quan up and killed the galaxy. I was quite annoyed and gave up.

Then a buddy burned a CD of The Ur-Quan Masters for me back in '03, and with the help of the internet I managed to win the game.

I found it so fun that I immediately sat down to craft an exhaustive walkthru, since everything I found online was IMO lacking. Even with all the info, I still found myself wandering around aimlessly looking for good spots to mine, and the order of events never seemed satisfactory to me.

This walkthru is my present to the SC2 fans; the idea is that it lets you play the entire game in as short a time as possible, so you can come back to it again and again without sinking oceans of time into it. I tend to play the entire thing from start to finish once or twice a year; the game is just that good.
5  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Complete Walkthru on: August 19, 2007, 06:57:40 am
Mission 9: Sa-Matra (20 minutes)

Combat:
- Fight Ur-Quan with Spathi or Chmmr
- Fight Kohr-Ah with Utwig, Spathi, or Chmmr
- Fight Sa-Matra with Pkunk or Druuge (kill DOGIs with leftover ships before using Mothership)

  • Quasi Warp [520:540]
  • 620:593 Go to Delta Crateris Use Talking Pet to distract the Ur-Quan
  • Go to Planet Va (Sa-Matra) KILL IT! KILL IT! KILL IT! KILL IT!
6  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Complete Walkthru on: August 19, 2007, 06:56:20 am
Mission 8: Chmmr (50 minutes)

Combat: The Mothership owns everything in the game, but Earthlings work best against the Druuge

  • Quasi Warp [488:538]
  • 946:280 Go to Zeta Persei I Trade Mycon Egg Husk for Druuge ship (Druuge 2 of 3)
  • Quasi Warp [530:528]
  • 850:937 Go to Zeta Hyades VIb Kill 5 Druuge w/Earthlings; Get Utwig Bomb from planet (Druuge 3 of 3)
  • Quasi Warp [520:514]
  • 033:981 Go to Beta Corvi IV (Gas Giant) Get code to kill Probes (Slylandro 1 of 1)
  • Quasi Warp [476:458]
  • 543:827 Scan Epsilon Lipi I Rainbow World
  • Quasi Warp [468:464]
  • 862:700 Scan Alpha Andromedae I Rainbow World
  • 741:508 Scan Gamma Reticuli I Rainbow World
  • Quasi Warp [506:474]
  • 095:046 Go toward Epsilon Giclas Meet a Pkunk in hyperspace or in system ("...Swollen Moon...") (Pkunk 3 of 3)
  • Quasi Warp [492:492]
  • 074:226 Go to Procyon II Use 'Caster to talk to Chenjesu, then use Sun Device
  • Outfit Ship: 4 Pkunk, 2 Spathi, 2 Utwig, 1 Druuge, 3 Chmmr
    • 1 High Efficiency Fuel Tank (110 fuel)
    • 5 Crew Pods (250 crew)
7  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Complete Walkthru on: August 19, 2007, 06:55:19 am
Mission 7: Sun Device (70 minutes)

Mining: Mine all life forms and only minerals worth 25 (exotics): Purple
Combat: The Mothership owns everything in the game.

  • 095:046 Go toward Epsilon Giclas Meet a Pkunk in hyperspace or in system ("Ouji board says...") (Pkunk 2 of 3)
  • Quasi Warp [502:460]
  • 400:543 Go to Alpha Tucanae I Kill Kohr-Ah ("Hold. What you are doing is wrong.") (Zoq-Fot-Pik 3 of 3)
  • Quasi Warp [466:514]
  • 086:406 Mine Alpha Velorum III
  • 022:366 Go to Alpha Tauri Use 'Caster in system - get Ilwrath to attack Thraddash (Ilwrath 1 of 1)
  • Quasi Warp [466:514]
  • 225:370 Mine Gamma Gruis I
  • 241:368 Mine Epsilon Gruis I Meet Spathi at Ia, then leave and come back to ally (Spathi 2 of 2)
  • 308:367 Mine Gamma Vitalis V
  • 412:377 Go to Betelgeuse Ia (Starbase) Hear revenge plan (Syreen 4 of 5)
  • Quasi Warp [516:466]
  • 650:191 Mine Beta Scorpii VII, V
  • 629:220 Go to Epsilon Scorpii I Tell Mycon about Organon (Mycon 2 of 3)
  • 639:231 Go to Beta Brahe I Get Sun Device from planet (kill 5 Mycon guarding planet) (Mycon 3 of 3)
  • Quasi Warp [502:460]
  • 412:377 Go to Betelgeuse Ia (Starbase) Get Syreen support (Syreen 5 of 5)
  • Quasi Warp [506:474]
  • 155:099 Go to Alpha Centauri Buy all info from Melnorme (all 3 kinds) (Melnorme 2 of 2)
  • 175:145 Return home to Sol
  • Outfit Ship: Keep 4 Pkunk, sell all Stingers, buy 2 Spathi, 2 Utwig, 2 Earthlings (leave 2 blank spaces)
    • 2 High Efficiency Fuel Tanks (210 fuel)
    • 1 Point Defense Laser
    • 3 Dynamo Units
    • 4 Shiva Furnaces
    • 2 Crew Pods (100 crew)
    • 2 Tracking Systems
    • 2 Hellbore Cannons
8  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Complete Walkthru on: August 19, 2007, 06:50:20 am
Mission 6: War (90 minutes)

Mining: Mine all life forms and only minerals worth 25 (exotics): Purple
Combat: The Mothership owns everything in the game.

  • 334:193 Go to Vela I Kill Ur-Quan
  • 358:256 Go to Eta Vulpeculae II Explore ruins fully (don't bother mining) (Androsynth 1 of 1)
  • 371:253 Mine Gamma Vulpeculae IV Ally with Orz flying around or at Planet I (Orz 1 of 2)
  • 372:261 Go to Delta Vulpeculae IIc Ask Orz to let you on the surface - get Taalo device (Orz 2 of 2)
  • 412:377 Go to Betelgeuse Ia (Starbase) Tell Syreen about Deep Children; pick up Syreen Captains (Syreen 2 of 5)
  • Quasi Warp [476:496]
  • 593:393 Go to Epsilon Camelopardalis Ia Deliver Syreen captains to their ships (don't bother mining) (Syreen 3 of 5)
  • Talk to an Ur-Quan flying around ("Hold. What you are doing is wrong.")
  • Quasi Warp [544:532]
  • 037:671 Mine Beta Chandrasekhar II
  • 075:645 Mine Alpha Columbae V
  • 197:596 Go to Beta Orionis I Meet Talking Pet - Kill 10 Umgah; Take Pet with you (Umgah 1 of 1)
  • Go back to I, accept 500 bio & 4 ships from Umgah, then emergency warp <Esc> out of combat
  • Quasi Warp [476:458] If caught in hyperspace, convince Thraddash to attack Kohr-Ah
  • 283:785 Scan Epsilon Draconis I Rainbow World
  • 277:867 Go to Zeta Draconis Convince Thraddash (flying around) to attack the Kohr-Ah (Thraddash 1 of 1)
  • Go to Planet I Get Aqua Helix from planet. Use it to fix the Ultron.
  • Quasi Warp [530:528]
  • 863:869 Go to Beta Aquarii I Give Ultron to the Utwig and let slip the dogs of war
  • 837:895 Mine Beta Hyades V
  • 788:918 Mine Eta Librae II
  • Quasi Warp [506:474]
  • 175:145 Return home to Sol
  • Outfit Ship: Keep 4 Pkunk, sell all Umgah
    • 2 High Efficiency Fuel Tanks (210 fuel)
    • 1 Point Defense Laser
    • 3 Dynamo Units
    • 3 Shiva Furnaces
    • 1 Storage Bay
    • 2 Crew Pods (100 crew)
    • 2 Tracking Systems
    • 2 Hellbore Cannons
9  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Complete Walkthru on: August 19, 2007, 06:49:19 am
Mission 5: Druuge (40 minutes)

Mining: Mine all life forms and only minerals worth 25 (exotics): Purple
Combat: Mothership can handle most enemies (but <Esc> warp if you're getting your butt kicked)

  • Quasi Warp [468:464]
  • 964:579 Go to Arcturus I & Ia Visit ruins (I) and get 'Caster (Ia) - don't bother mining (Burvixese 1 of 1)
  • Quasi Warp [476:496]
  • 602:297 Scan Gamma Keplar I Rainbow World
  • 600:263 Go to Beta Copernicus I Get Mycon Egg Husk from planet (only scan for energy) (Syreen 1 of 5)
  • 635:272 Go to Gamma Brahe I Get Mycon Egg Husk from planet (only scan for energy)
  • 629:220 Go to Epsilon Scorpii I Ask Mycon why Shattered Planets are in their system only (Mycon 1 of 3)
  • Quasi Warp [488:538]
  • 946:280 Go to Zeta Persei I Trade Mycon Egg Husk for Rosy Sphere (keep one husk) (Druuge 1 of 3)
  • 947:266 Mine Beta Persei VI
  • Quasi Warp [530:528]
  • 741:912 Go to Beta Librae I Get broken Ultron from Supox - Use Spindle & Sphere on it (Supox 1 of 1)
  • 800:950 Mine Iota Hyades II
  • Quasi Warp [516:466]
  • 531:015 Mine Zeta Scuti III, II
  • 492:029 Go to Gamma Serpentis Find random Yehat (flying around): Poke fun of him a bit before presenting Shofixi; he talks about the Mycon. (Yehat 1 of 1)
  • 459:042 Mine Iota Serpentis I
  • Quasi Warp [506:474]
  • 175:145 Return home to Sol
  • Outfit Ship: Keep 4 Pkunk, sell Shofixi
    • 2 High Efficiency Fuel Tanks (210 fuel)
    • 1 Point Defense Laser
    • 3 Dynamo Units
    • 3 Shiva Furnaces
    • 1 Storage Bay
    • 2 Crew Pods (100 crew)
    • 2 Tracking Systems
    • 2 Hellbore Cannons
10  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Complete Walkthru on: August 19, 2007, 06:48:05 am
Mission 4: Zoq-Fot-Pkunk (30 minutes)

Mining: Mine only minerals worth 25 (exotics): Purple
Combat: Mothership can hold its own, but <Esc> warp if you're getting your butt kicked.

  • 155:099 Mine Alpha Centauri VIII, III Refuel from Melnorme first; not enough fuel to mine until you do
  • 070:004 Mine Eta Giclas IV
  • 052:052 Go to Gamma Krueger I Get Clear Spindle from Pkunk (Pkunk 1 of 3)
  • Ask Pkunk (flying around) about defeating Ur-Quan (must hear "Hold. What you are doing is wrong.")
  • Quasi Warp [492:492]
  • 070:183 Mine Epsilon Volantis IV
  • 104:191 Mine Gamma Volantis I
  • 210:208 Go to Rigel Locate Zoq-Fot-Pik (flying around) and offer to help (Zoq-Fot-Pik 1 of 3)
  • Quasi Warp [502:460] May need to break out of autopilot if too many dots appear
  • 399:518 Mine Epsilon Cassiopeiae I
  • 400:543 Go to Alpha Tucanae I Ally with Zoq-Fot-Pik (be sure to make them allies) (Zoq-Fot-Pik 2 of 3)
  • 362:575 Mine Beta Cephei VI
  • Quasi Warp [506:474]
  • 175:145 Return home to Sol
  • Outfit Ship: Keep 4 Pkunk, buy 1 Shofixi
    • 2 High Efficiency Fuel Tanks (210 fuel)
    • 1 Point Defense Laser
    • 3 Dynamo Units
    • 3 Shiva Furnaces (if short on money, go 2 Shivas and 1 empty space)
    • 1 Storage Bay
    • 2 Crew Pods (100 crew)
    • 2 Tracking Systems
    • 2 Fusion Blasters
11  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Complete Walkthru on: August 19, 2007, 06:46:38 am
Mission 3: Shofixi (70 minutes)

Mining: Mine all life forms and only minerals worth 25 (exotics): Purple
Combat: Probes, Umgah, and Vux can all be killed with Spathi, or run away by <Esc> warping Mothership

  • 141:531 Mine Beta Normae III
  • 157:666 Go to Alpha Octantis Refuel from Melnorme (flying around - check planets)
  • 056:800 Go to Alpha Pavonis VII Locate Ur-Quan with lander (don't mine anything) (Arilou 1 of 2)
  • 039:745 Scan Beta Pegasi I Rainbow World
  • 043:637 Go to (empty space) by May 19th Go through portal (open the 17th through 20th)
  • Meet Arilou at [613:590] Get the Quasi Warp Portal (don't fight Arilou) (Arilou 2 of 2)
  • Take portal [530:528]
  • 766:866 Scan Beta Leporis I Rainbow World
  • 853:879 Scan Gamma Aquarii I Rainbow World
  • 863:869 Go to Beta Aquarii I Talk to Utwig about the Ultron & Kohr-Ah (don't fight Utwig)
  • 996:904 Scan Groombridge I Rainbow World
  • 912:974 Mine Gamma Aquilae IVb
  • 915:974 Go to Alpha Aquilae Refuel from Melnorme & buy all technologies (Melnorme 1 of 2)
  • Quasi Warp [448:504]
  • 570:979 Mine Delta Lyncis I Capture hideous Beast (Shofixi 1 of 3)
  • 612:960 Mine Theta Lyncis I
  • Quasi Warp [516:466]
  • 487:096 Mine Delta Sextantis IX
  • 468:091 Scan Zeta Sextantis I Rainbow World
  • 433:156 Mine Gamma Luyten II
  • 422:198 Go to Alpha Cerenkov I Give beast to Zex; Mine planet and get Shofixi (Shofixi 2 of 3)
  • 308:078 Mine Delta Caeli IIa, Ib
  • 290:026 Go to Delta Gorno Find Shofixi flying around; insult him (warp away) 3 times (Shofixi 3 of 3)
  • Quasi Warp [506:474]
  • 155:099 Go to Alpha Centauri Refuel from Melnorme
  • 175:145 Return home to Sol
  • Outfit Ship: Sell Spathi and all Arilou
    • 3 Fuel Tanks (6 fuel)
    • 3 Dynamo Units
    • 1 Shiva Furnace
    • (1 empty space)
    • 2 Storage Bays
    • 2 Crew Pods (100 crew)
    • (1 empty space)
    • 1 Tracking System
    • 2 Ion Bolt Guns
12  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Complete Walkthru on: August 19, 2007, 06:45:21 am
Mission 2: Gather Critters (20 minutes)

Mining: Mine all life forms and only minerals worth 3 or more (ignore cyan and red)
Combat: Run from Probes by <Esc> warping Mothership out of combat (or use Spathi - but don't lose him)
Deadline: This mission must be completed by March 30th (Redo this mission or start over until you make it)
 
  • 160:174 Mine Alpha Wolf IVa&d, Ia
  • 218:150 Mine Canopus I
  • 189:104 Mine Beta Lyrae V, IIIc
  • 191:127 Mine Alpha Lyrae II, I
  • 175:145 Return home to Sol
  • Outfit Ship: Keep Spathi (30 crew)
    • 3 Fuel Tanks (65 fuel) - at least 60 fuel
    • (6 empty spaces)
    • 1 Storage Bay
    • 1 Crew Pod (50 crew)
    • (5 empty spaces)
13  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Complete Walkthru on: August 19, 2007, 06:44:41 am
Mission 1: Upgrade Ship (20 minutes)

Mining: Mine only minerals worth 3 or more. (Ignore cyan and red.)

  • Mine Pluto (IX) locate Spathi (Spathi 1 of 2)
  • Mine Jupiter (V) a&b red gas giant; closest of the outer planets
  • Mine Mercury (I) lots of white; those aren't cyan
  • Mine Earth's Moon (IIIb) locate the Base on the Moon (fill up on minerals)
  • Go to Starbase (IIIa)
  • Outfit Ship: Keep Spathi (30 crew), Sell Earthling and Ion-Bolt Gun
    • Max Thrusters
    • Max Turning Jets
    • 1 Fuel Tank (40+ fuel)
    • (8 empty spaces)
    • 1 Storage Bay
    • 1 Crew Pod (50 crew)
    • (5 empty spaces)
14  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Complete Walkthru on: August 19, 2007, 06:41:17 am
Star Control 2 Complete Walkthru
Designed by Ellis Dee

General Notes:

  • "Mining" implies gathering all life forms and minerals (that meet mission minimums)
    • Be sure to return lander before it gets full. (Whatever doesn't fit is lost when it fills up.)
    • You cannot let your lander be destroyed.
  • You can let virtually all the crew die on any missions.
  • Don't forget to take crew from any acquired ships if running low mid-mission.
  • Don't buy technologies or info from Melnorme unless explicitly stated; "Refuel" means max fuel.
  • Recommended save games:
    • Use slot 0 as "current action", where you save frequently mid-mission.
    • Slots 1 through 8 should be saved at the starbase when finished with that number mission.
  • Ship modules are listed in placement order; place the first module listed in the far back. (left)
  • For the final mission, feel free to change your combat group around. I'm much better with Spathi than Utwig, so this walk-through is designed to keep the Spathi option open. If you have success with the Druuge against the Sa-Matra, you can sell them the Portal Spawner for 3 more ships, totalling 4, but this requires a little tinkering with mission 8. My own personal preference is 4 Pkunk, 4 Spathi, and 1 Druuge, leaving 3 slots open, but that's just me.
  • This walk-through is a tribute to how much I enjoy the game; it hits all aspects of the game, even if they aren't strictly necessary in order to win it.
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