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Pkunk Fury restoration
« on: December 03, 2002, 06:44:32 pm »

Does anyone here know how to restore a Pkunk Fury after it is destroyed in battle?
I'm glad to see that little secret is still in the game, I managed to restore one five times before finally losing it.
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Re: Pkunk Fury restoration
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2002, 07:21:08 pm »

I think its just random from what I read baout the PC and 3DO versions.  I mean if you could just make one come back all the time the batles would be too easy
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Re: Pkunk Fury restoration
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2002, 09:28:12 pm »

The game is open-source so its not a secret anymore... it's just a matter looking at the source and finding the formula Grin
it may take a couple of hours though
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Re: Pkunk Fury restoration
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2002, 09:40:16 pm »

This was answered in another thread, which may have been eaten when the board went south.  The answer is, Pkunk resurrection is 50/50...

... or so they say.  I still hold out with the other guys who said it was entirely based on recharging your batteries while dying.  And the size of the blast that kills you.  And if it's a Tuesday in game time.  And the phase of the moon, solar magnetic radiation flux, mother's maiden name, and several other factors so secret you'd need to pay the Melnorme giga-Credits to find out.

You know, sorta like whether or not blowing on a NES cart makes it work.  The algorithm is totally NP-incomplete.  Trust me.  :)
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Re: Pkunk Fury restoration
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2002, 05:33:39 am »

The big secret they don't want you to know!

The restoration is based on the system clock!

Of course, then again, all random computer operations are.  But if you can trick your computer clock into resetting right before the randomization call, then you're all set!
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Re: Pkunk Fury restoration
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2002, 05:41:55 am »

Pkunks must be half-Phoenix.

I was thinking that it was a 50/50 chance or so.  Helps greatly, since Furies take hits like a little girl.  What is the most anyone has had a Fury resurrect itself?  I've only got it twice in a row.
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Re: Pkunk Fury restoration
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2002, 06:51:52 am »

once, on a really lucky day, 7 times =)
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Re: Pkunk Fury restoration
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2002, 07:00:45 am »

heh. I love the Pkunk. If you're far away from home and are almost out of crew, on your flagship, take all crew away from your Pkunk ship and save. Then find someone to fight. Make the Pkunk die and if i restores itself escape from battle, if not close SCII and try again. Then you have yourself 7 new crew members.  Grin I used to do that all the time before I figured out which quasi-space portal led back to Sol.
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2002, 07:20:42 am »

Best resurection streak I've gotten is 12 in a row today, with my first fury of the game.  'Course, the next two didn't get any Sad
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2002, 07:05:52 pm »

My record is 11. Damn that was funny. *)
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Re: Pkunk Fury restoration
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2002, 09:42:59 pm »

Four.
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Re: Pkunk Fury restoration
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2002, 02:35:51 am »

The most resurrections I've seen is 14.  It was REALLY funny for my friend who was playing in hyper-melee against me at the time-- he nearly wiped out my entire battle fleet with one Fury.  It was very frustrating for me, however.  Embarrassed
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Re: Pkunk Fury restoration
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2003, 01:04:31 am »

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I still hold out with the other guys who said it was entirely based on recharging your batteries while dying.  And the size of the blast that kills you.  And if it's a Tuesday in game time.  And the phase of the moon, solar magnetic radiation flux, mother's maiden name, and several other factors so secret you'd need to pay the Melnorme giga-Credits to find out.

You know, sorta like whether or not blowing on a NES cart makes it work.  The algorithm is totally NP-incomplete.  Trust me.  Smiley


Found another one: screaming out "Hallelujah" at the moment of death.

And blowing on a NES cartridge definitely helps; the effectiveness of using the actual cleaners they sold you for it on the other hand is completely obscure.
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Re: Pkunk Fury restoration
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2003, 06:29:06 am »

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And blowing on a NES cartridge definitely helps.


I agree, works like a charm  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2003, 06:52:30 am »

I always continue to hold down the keys I was touching right when I died. Seems to help.
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