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Like the game, but never played the 3DO version?
« on: November 06, 2002, 04:42:39 pm »

Then if I do say so myself, you are in for one HELL of a treat! The 3DO version is the first version I played, then I went back to the DOS version - and well yuk.. lol
It was not the same thing. You people who never played the 3DO version, and are worried if it 'butchers' the game, have NOTHING to worry about! Everything done in the 3DO game is true to the series, and just enhances the hell out of the game Smiley
 I still have the CD right here if you need some proof, just come on over to my house lol ( sadly the battery back up in the 3DO is shot though.. that's why I am looking for this new version ;0 )

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2002, 05:05:18 pm »

Indeed.  Many people have expressed doubts about the 3DO version, but I also think it to be superior and it should prove everyone wrong when the port is perfect.

Also, about your dead 3DO battery, it should be fairly replaceable.  Open up your 3DO unit with a screwdriver (be careful) and look for the NVRAM backup battery, see if you can pop it out, and get the model number of it.  Then see where you can buy it, and replace it.  Hopefully it will work out fine.   I have 2 nearly-10-year-old 3DO FZ-1s and both of their batteries still work.
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Re: Like the game, but never played the 3DO versio
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2002, 01:00:27 pm »

I much prefer the 3DO version too, it adds so much to an already great game.  I also have an original 3DO, and the battery is still fine in mine too.
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Re: Like the game, but never played the 3DO versio
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2002, 06:46:31 pm »

I wonder why my battery died 8( I bought the first version of the 3DO, it cost me 700 bucks.. lol

It was worth it when Star Control 2 was released though Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2002, 10:54:47 pm »

A friend of mine bought it at that, and gave it to me as a Christmas present 2 years later.  Maybe you just got a bad battery with it?
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2002, 10:16:26 am »

I have no clue, I have SNES carts from 1992 that still save data, but the 3DO refuses to keep a charge lol
 I *did* manage to beat the game again, because I was showing it off to my friends but it took 12 hours to do, I wanted to show them everything, not hit the rainbow planets right away and destroy the game LOL

Hey..there is a suggestion... how about moving the locations of the Rainbow planets.. it would give old players a reason to explore again! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2002, 11:16:54 am »

I'm looking forward to trying out the 3DO version of the game

No need to move the rainbow planets. I haven't played this game in so long that i don't remember where they are....
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2002, 04:14:31 pm »

I actually have no idea what the differences between the two versions are.  Could someone clue me in a bit, or give me a link to somewhere that might explain it?  I always assumed the 3DO version was beefed up in some way, but never found out.
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2002, 04:22:35 pm »

As far as I can remember, the biggest difference is in the music quality, and the fact that everyone has a voice.  Every race has it's own distinct, and (in my opinion), very fitting voice.  Basically the 3DO is better overall.
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Re: Like the game, but never played the 3DO versio
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2002, 06:35:23 pm »

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I actually have no idea what the differences between the two versions are.  Could someone clue me in a bit, or give me a link to somewhere that might explain it?  I always assumed the 3DO version was beefed up in some way, but never found out.

You can find my description of the main differences here: http://uqm.stack.nl/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Gendiscuss;action=display;num=1036626380

There are some smaller differences between the two games such as different Outfit and Shipyard screens, different menus etc.
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Re: Like the game, but never played the 3DO versio
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2002, 06:45:48 pm »

I believe the 3DO version also has better looking graphics. I tried the PC(DOS) version, for a minute. My thought was yuk! This looks terrible compared to the version I've played on my 3DO! I thought the PC version looked considerably more pixilated. I'm assuming the graphics in this port will look like the graphics in the 3DO version since that is what they are mostly porting the game from. I sure hope so anyway. If so, I think anyone who has not ever played or seen the 3DO version is in for a real treat from the graphics improvement too!
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2002, 06:56:37 pm »

Ahhh, ok. I just read on another thread that OpenGL is going to be an 'optional' way you can use to render the game. It contains a couple techniques that will make the game appear less pixilated. Great news!
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2002, 07:23:36 pm »

Thanks for the info.

I've gotta smack myself for not using the Search first now, though.  Tongue
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Re: Like the game, but never played the 3DO versio
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2002, 07:11:38 pm »

I've only ever played the 3DO version of SC2, though I've attempted to play the DOS version on my PC...  Always shuts down after I answer the questions right!  I HATE that feature!  Why did they do that with DOS games?

Anyway, I still have to say that the Starbase graphic is STILL one of the prettiest graphics I've ever seen in a game.
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Re: Like the game, but never played the 3DO versio
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2002, 09:06:38 pm »

I also played this wonderful game on the 3DO many years ago, and man, I still can't believe that it is actually gonna be available again!!!!  This is one of the greatest games of all time, as I am sure we all agree  Grin  

I wish I had some computer skills besides the ability to play games, lol, so I will wait patiently for this to be available for the masses and then I will lock myself in a room for as long as it takes to play through this treasure again.

Thanks a zillion for making this available again.
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