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

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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Longest UQM play-though concludes on: October 16, 2019, 04:09:00 am
I've been following along with that since, oh, maybe halfway through? Maybe a bit further. I never could be bothered to make an account there to post in the threat though...
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Ideas for a map tool on: September 30, 2019, 02:47:21 am
Maybe historical spheres of influence? That is, the spheres of influence that were shown on the physical starmap that shipped with the game, which in a few cases (most notably the Ilwrath) differ from the ones that are actually active in-game.
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: August 30, 2019, 04:21:13 am
you have to actually admit you were wrong and ask for forgiveness for it to be granted.
This. Well, I'd suggest simply admitting you're wrong is sufficient. (In fact if you explicitly asked for forgiveness I might start to question the sincerity of your confession.) But anyway, I've never heard any evidence to suggest that Wardell has admitted he's wrong about anything, so... yeah, I'm not buying SCO unless I can get it in a Humble Bundle and send all the money to charity.

1. There's a history of bad behavior. The money you spend on Stardock games now could very well finance future bad behavior. Perhaps against F&P, or perhaps against some other small developer.
Indeed, this was far from the first case of bad behaviour from Wardell.
4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: June 23, 2019, 04:37:59 am
Yes, this outcome is definitely for the best. The current state of things leaves me with a very uncomfortable question: Would I buy the next Star Control game that Stardock has in the pipe? I genuinely have no idea. As an old fan who's painfully aware of the details of the lawsuit, I feel like my answer should be "no". As a profoundly selfish person and as a gamer who just wants his entertainment, my answer should be "yes". Knowing that Brad Wardell tried to trick the core team into handing over rights to UQM, that should be a hard "no" again. Also knowing that every person I've ever met is screwed up in some fashion and being a big believer in forgiveness, there's more reason for "yes". The lawsuit's resolution seems perfectly tailored to make this choice difficult, at least for me. A question for later.
That's also a good description of my thought process. I like space games, I'm also a big believer in forgiveness, and I don't particularly enjoy holding grudges. On the other hand, Wardell's bad behaviour both in regards to this lawsuit debacle and the UQM project (not to mention other incidents outside the scope of Star Control or this community) has been pretty longstanding and he's not really shown any contrition or even really acknowledgement that he did anything wrong that I've seen. And even though I think the notion of forgiving people even when they don't apologize is a noble one, I also don't like actively supporting people who act arrogantly, petulantly or unfairly when they show no regret for their actions (because it sets a bad standard).

So I think it's still going to be a no from me, but who knows. If nothing else, I'd consider at least buying a new game on Humble Bundle and sending the cash charity-wards.
I'm of a similar mind. Forgiveness is for people who are remorseful. I do sort of want to play SCO but I don't want to buy it, so Humble Bundle would probably be the only legal way I would be willing to obtain it.
5  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Updated Jucce's UQM save editor on: May 07, 2019, 03:03:18 pm
Good stuff. Thanks for this.

Unfortunately I could not add escort ships. Can anyone tell me how to do this?

You can't. The saves themselves won't allow it.
Well that's a pretty nonsensical statement. If the saves didn't allow it, then saving the game would reset your escort ships to some default set, so there must be a way to do itů
6  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Technical Issues / Re: UQM and UQM EE .dmg downloaded but can't open (MacOSX) on: April 30, 2019, 02:26:34 am
I would venture a guess that it might have something to do with the sandboxing that Apple is pushing onto everyone lately. Unfortunately, even if the guess is right I'm not sure how it could be fixed.
7  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Updated Jucce's UQM save editor on: April 21, 2019, 10:06:48 pm
Just checking, but I suppose it still can't be run on a Mac, right? What language was it written in anyway?
8  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Regarding 'Star Control: Origins' and Stardock on: April 10, 2019, 04:28:31 am
There's one or two SCO-focused threads in the Starbase Cafe subforum. If there's any thread dedicated to playing it, it would be there.
9  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: January 16, 2019, 05:09:56 am
Sure we can point a finger at you, but Stardock had no obligation to do what you wanted them to do, so in the end it's still their fault that Hyperspace is red.
10  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: January 12, 2019, 01:40:14 am
Yeah, if I decide I want to play it I guess I'd have to take that route now, huh.
11  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: January 10, 2019, 03:15:18 am


...like this?
Yeah, exactly like that. I'm not particularly inclined to get that particular bundle mind you, since it doesn't even include SCO, but that's what I was referring to.
12  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: January 08, 2019, 05:25:56 am
I'm certain that there will be exceptions. And I'm sorry to hear if you're one of them who was waiting on a sale and still wants the game.
I wasn't specifically referring to SCO, which I still haven't entirely decided on, but sale or not, I generally only buy games that have been released for awhile.

I do kind of want to try SCO but I really don't want to give Stardock my money, so I dunno. Probably the only way I'd actually buy it would be in a Humble Bundle type situation that allows me to specify that all the money goes to charity (or other developers) instead of to Stardock.
13  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: January 07, 2019, 02:57:54 pm
Dogan and Kazon speak:
https://www.dogarandkazon.com/blog/2019/1/2/injunction-junction-court-instruction

Unfortunately I think this hurts the fans, but I understand that it's (probably) intended to give F&P the upper hand in negotiations going forward.

I'm not sure that I'd really agree that it hurts the fans that much, with the exception of possibly planned DLC not being released.

I would think that the game has been out long enough at this point that the majority of fans who intended to purchase the game have likely already done so if the sales trends follow traditional patterns wherein the majority of purchases are made in the initial week or two after a game's release.
I doubt I'm the only person who doesn't buy games on release. Some people may prefer to wait until the game goes on sale, for example.
14  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: The MegaMod 0.8.0 has finally arrived! on: November 19, 2018, 04:52:18 am
Ahhh, I see... so not really something significant from SCO, then.

More importantly... separate Safe Ones and Spathi Captain tracks I can understand, but why on earth does Fwiffo need his own track? You only talk to him once!

In fact I feel similarly about pretty much all the extra tracks... but I guess it can't hurt, at least.
15  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: The MegaMod 0.8.0 has finally arrived! on: November 17, 2018, 04:03:52 pm
Huh

SCO features? What are you talking about?

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