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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: WAR on: March 04, 2003, 08:40:14 am
Ya but do the ends truly justify the means? I highly doubt it, the use of the bomb was a terrible waste of civilian life. It could have backfired just as easily, other nations could have used the united states bombing to justify their own, would the US surrender if the war was brought to them and they found themselves overwhelmed? probably not. they would fight every last one of them. so why not nuke them? they proved themselves that it is the best way to force a country into submission.

The use of the A-Bomb was a very questionable thing to do, you may or may not agree with it, personaly i do not agree they should ever be used.

The Bombing seemed like a good idea saving thousands of american soldiers but... really it destroyed cities and forever radiated the land. people in and around Hiroshima are dying of many diseases.
here is a exerpt from

Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb attacks
The 1945 US-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been marked among the worst nuclear disasters in history. These two Japanese cities were the targets of two atomic bombs during the Second World War, the first atomic bombs ever to be used in warfare. A total of 110,000 to 150,000 people were killed immediately after bombing,125,000 to 175,000 have died since, and many are still dying from the effects.

Hiroshima was bombed first, on August 6 at 8:15 a.m., by US Air Force B-29 bomber Enola Gay. A single atomic bomb was dropped in the center of the city, immediately killing 70,000 to 80,000 people, injuring an estimated 70,000, and destroying half of the cityÕs structures. Within five years, an estimated 75,000 to 125,000 more had died, of cancer, radiation sickness, and other bomb-related causes. In the decades that followed, tens of thousands more died from serious illness, including thousands of children unborn at the time of the bombing. Before the bombing Hiroshima was a city of 350,000 people.

The bombing of Nagasaki occurred only three days later, on August 9. The bomb immediately killed 40,000 to 70,000 people, injured a similar number, and also destroyed half of the cityÕs structures. Within five years, up to 100,000 people died from illness and other bomb-related causes. And like Hiroshima, tens of thousands died in the decades that followed. Prior to the bombing, Nagasaki was a city of 230,000 people.

In both cities, people are still feeling the nuclear effects of the bombings. Survivors and their children are still dying of deformities, cancer, and other radiation illnesses.
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Other great old games on: March 04, 2003, 07:46:09 am
Ahh... to play Darksun again... that would be nice, but i lost my cd.

Civilization was easily the BEST game ever made, it came on my comp some 11 years ago, i play it to this day, I tried to find a newer copy but all i found was Civnet and without music it just wasnt the same (or was there ever music?)
Colonization was another great game, not the same power as civ tho.
I used to spend hours on end playing Commander Keen, they were addictive to say the least.
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: WAR on: March 04, 2003, 07:21:12 am
I dont remember who said this but it is a very true statement

"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake."

Think about it
4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / OK. I know there are no intro-conclusion but... on: March 03, 2003, 08:28:05 am
I would like to know why? im not bitching or anything, ive seen them before in the early 90's seeing how star control was my first computer game, and pretty much all i had for a few years... lol the good old days before you could get everything free off the net  Cheesy. anyhoo, i would like to know why, does it have something to do with coding? or something
5  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Unable to continue on: March 03, 2003, 07:26:17 am
Thanks! i thought it was beta brahe, cause thats what the walkthrough i was consulting said, and the map i had, and it seemed to make sense in my memory from '93 but it wasnt its epsilon scorpii

Thanks, your help may have saved the known universe
6  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Unable to continue on: March 03, 2003, 05:52:11 am
im stuck at the same part, i did everything except they wont move, i dont know what to do anymore. I told the Mycon and they acted as if i said nothing, well more like "you are on our sacred land" or something and to go away
7  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Technical Issues / Gravis Gamepad Pro on: March 01, 2003, 07:14:39 pm
does anyone know the settings needed in keys.cfg for a 12 button gamepad pro?
8  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Technical Issues / Re: Change of active window causing "white screen" on: March 01, 2003, 07:03:53 pm
I have a problem like that. if i pause the game and alt-tab to windows when i return the screeen is white. I press pause again and *POOF* it returnes to the correct screen
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