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More Questions From A Newbie
« on: December 25, 2003, 08:48:30 pm »

Hi All,
I tried using the search feature, but it's *cough* a little unwieldy.
Bugzilla is a little unwieldy as well, but I found no results.
Basicly I have a few questions concerning the game which I just discovered a few days ago.

First let me say, this game rocks! Never played SC or even heard of it but I am prone to scouring SourceForge for whatever might interest me.

I should mention I'm running a B&W G3 350/384 megs of ram and using OS X 10.2

O.K. They music is cool, but it quit running when I renamed my pilot and ship. I could of sworn I saw a post concerning this when trying to get the search feature to find something unrelated but wasn't able to duplicate that result. I remember seeing a work around also, it may not work on my os but I'd love to here the tunes again  Wink

Also, Does the vindicator have a secondary weapon? And for that matter what does the defense bar mean? it always says inactive.

The Mnenome(sp?) on Alpha Centauri seems to have disapeared, is this normal?

heh, I thought I had a few more questions than this, but I guess not.

Thanks  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2003, 04:26:47 am »

hehe, well.... I'd edit this message but I left it before I registered.
So I lowered the sound quality and got the music to work...I know for sure I had it at high to begin with (its the first thing I bump up on any game Wink) I have noticed a bump in performance also after doing that and lowering the pixels from 32 to 16 (which is not where I started...though again I know I didnt quit between the time I changed my pilot/ship names and discovering the music didnt work at the next encounter). I still had other questions...but again I seem to have forgotten what they were...ah well  Huh
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Re: More Questions From A Newbie
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2003, 02:26:18 am »

The Vindicator does have a secondary weapon, but it does not come preinstalled. And you don't know how to build it. Yet.

Greenish (the Melnorme captain) is always at Alpha Centauri (and a few other places too). However, he hops from planet to planet, so he may go into a part of the system you've already checked if you spend a lot of time closely zoomed in, or have low thrust.


As for the OS: I am using 10.2 as well, and it works fabulously. The main hole is that the high and low sound qualities produce silence (medium is fine, as you observed).

What version of the game is this that you're running? Some of the older versions had issues around renaming the ship, but I don't think they're default downloads. The version that Nic is hosting at www.submedia.net/uqm is reasonably recent.

Incidentally, what do you mean a "B&W G3 350/384 megs of ram and using OS X 10.2"

Black and White? That's preposterous. I can't think of anything else though...
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2003, 07:25:27 pm »

Heh, B&W means Blue and White  Wink
Does the Defense Bar relate to the secondary weapon?
Not looking for any spoilers, just wondering if I'm missing something about the fight controls.
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2003, 08:10:39 pm »

Yeah, that's what the secondary "weapon" is for. The Melnorme have this upgrade. Just keep buying new technologies, and when you hear the description for it, you'll say "Oooooh, so that's what it's for".
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2004, 02:39:48 pm »

If I am not wrong, it is the third upgrade you can buy.
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