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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 12, 2009, 08:06:23 am
Ahh, don't worry, you'll see him again soon Wink
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 11, 2009, 07:42:19 pm
Chischis, sent you a separate email about this now Smiley

Should be all sorted one way or another!
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 11, 2009, 05:18:41 pm
chischis, you should have had your reg information by now? might be worth checking the spam folder if it's not already in your inbox - let me know if it's not though!

Have you got the mining laser? that makes the planet landing a lot more fun! (You can buy it from gblik)
4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 11, 2009, 08:59:14 am
Whee thanks for the support chischis!

I've written to the RPS guys, but I don't think they've mentioned it yet? I know they're busy people though - perhaps a nudge in a week or so Cheesy

Glad you like the music! Please let me know how you get on with the game!
5  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 09, 2009, 11:14:27 pm
Ah no, I understand I do! And believe me, your comments only want me to improve the quality for the next game I create Smiley Not sure about cinematics, but I'd love to get animated alien screens in next time, hopefully my budget will be larger too!

Yeah that GFX card should have no trouble (I know someone has gone through the whole game with a 6600), on the surface it sounds like an overheating prob, but I'm really no expert!
6  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 08, 2009, 07:22:42 pm
Lachie - wow, certainly not heard of that planet lander issue - did you try the openGL mode instead? What gfx card are you using and are your drivers totally up to date?

I don't know of many shareware games where there are cinematics? (I can think of one but it's certainly not common?) I can also confirm there are sadly no cinematics in the full version!.

My own abilities created the GUI btw, and I think there's an old thread on here somewhere with an old screenie of my spaceship attempts for the game - you'll soon see why I needed to get help!

The only thing I would say is that this is a niche budget game, not a generic £30 commercial title where you might expect that kind of funding to go into it. I don't feel that the lack of cinematics or animated character screens makes it any less a great game, but if thats how you feel you might be missing out on quite a few other great games out there?

Pioneer obviously isn't for you, but I appreciate the opinions. If people didn't tell me these things I would never try to aim higher! Thanks again!
7  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 08, 2009, 09:00:37 am
Hey thanks for the comments Lachie, differing opinions are always an interesting read!

Ahhh yes the freeware argument. I'll admit I considered it but I couldn't justify it with the amount of money I had spent on the artwork, hosting, etc... Plus I don't feel it's wrong to ask for something in return for over a years hard work on my part Smiley

I'm actually working on a user interface overhaul right now with my artist. This appears to be the most widespread gripe people have with the game so it's currently my top priority. The reason it didn't get done in the first place is because I ran out of money, people need paying to do things reliably and on time Sad

It was designed to be a linear game (I don't think I ever said it was otherwise?), however if it's successfull I have a sequel planned which will be far more "sand box" than this. It's the testing that takes the time in non-linear games and I didn't really want to spend 3 years or more on this project.

Glad you like the trip to the space station, thats one of my favourite parts!

By the way, what are the errors you're getting with the planet lander? I wasn't aware of any? Shocked

Thanks again for trying it out!
8  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 04, 2009, 08:12:53 am
jaychant, thats great to hear! Cheesy

Yeah the resolution stuff took a bit of thinking out, obviously using a larger res requires a bit more cpu/gpu power. But also in the case of Pioneer it doesn't need that much extrat plus you can see further so it's a gamplay advantage too!
9  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 03, 2009, 02:45:31 pm
Just so you know I've uploaded a new version to the same link with the following changed:

 - Text spacing in conversation screens (some people were finding it hard to read)
 - Fixed spelling mistakes in dialogue text
 - Added acceleration module (which you can find once you get to sector 3 hint hint)

The new version should not touch your current save games so you can just install over the old one Smiley
10  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 03, 2009, 12:50:04 pm
Currently no Shocked

Although I had always planned to put such an upgrade in and never got round to it. The larger hulls do accelerate faster though so it's worth upgrading to one of those.

I am currently working on an update for this before I start marketing it more, so I'll try to get one in there Smiley
11  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 03, 2009, 12:29:58 pm
Yes the ship is rather slow to start with. And yes you can definitely make it faster - quite soon into the story too you get "velocity amplification devices" that you can fit to your ship to increase it's top speed.

It's part of the story that you'll have to increase the speed of your ship Smiley
12  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 02, 2009, 10:28:06 pm
Hey thanks for the positive comment jaychant!
13  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 02, 2009, 07:32:12 pm
Yeah - well I'm biased obviously but I think blitz is a great language, but to be honest it's neither here nor there really - making a game is far more than just choice of tools - it's taken a heck of a lot of work and dedication to get this far Wink
14  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 02, 2009, 01:08:49 pm
Thanks for the pointers Arne - getting it mac ready is definitly something I'd like to do, need to buy a mac first though i guess Cheesy

I'm fairly clueless when it comes to linux or mac so it should be an experience when I get to it!
15  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer, a top down shooter rpg released! on: February 02, 2009, 12:44:13 pm
Elvish Pillager, something wrong with BlitzMax? Tongue
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