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News: Celebrating 30 years of Star Control 2 - The Ur-Quan Masters

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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / A horrifying SC2 story! on: November 07, 2002, 11:12:13 pm
In about 1995, when I couldn't get Star Control II to work on my 486 with brand new Windows 95 on it, I lent the disks, box, manual and starmap to my buddy so he could get in on the gaming goodness that was the Ur-Quan Masters. Guess what? THE *#&^$#@ never gave me back my game! That's right! I had a *MINT* game box from the PC version, a slightly tattered starmap, a very tattered manual, and the 4 original 1.44Mb floppies, and he TOOK THEM AND NEVER GAVE THEM BACK!

Thankfully, I made backup copies of the disks way back in 1992, and (amazingly) they still work. Pretty good going for el-cheapo Future Shop brand floppy disks. I copied the game onto a CD-R. *phew*.

That's my story. I know. Shut up.

I still miss the cool box though. I bet some people would *love* a mint box from the original PC version.
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: What do you want added.. on: November 07, 2002, 11:03:10 pm
Graphics smoothing. Fo' Sho'. I remember re-playing the game back in 1999 (I got it working - with some effort - on an old 486 running Win95) and thinking how well the graphics held up. Well... at that time I had a 4Mb Rendition V2200 video card so they were still pretty good. Seeing those screen shots... they don't hold up well anymore. Smoothing would help. There's one screenshot where they run the game in OpenGL with filtering and it doesn't look half bad!
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Favourite ship on: November 07, 2002, 10:59:44 pm
Either the Chmrrr Avatar (The only thing that had a chance against that puppy was the Ur-Quan) or the Ur-Quan. I *hated* the ship in the single player game.
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