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Re: I Love Star Control 3!
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2004, 07:54:50 am »

I think they could have made it at least workable if they had put in a 2d map, and a starbase at least to upgrade your Mark 1.5 up at. Coincidentally, if they tugged an astroid in to make the second service vessel why stop there? You could tug all sorts of asteroids in and make a fleet of Precursor service vessels. But I digress....

With a map change alone it might have made it an actual better game. The midi tracks would work at first and then after a while would sorta play "off key"...I don't know how else to put it. And it was the same track playing endlessly, I kinda wish they would have come up with something with a bit more beat to it...you know, like SC2 Cheesy




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Re: I Love Star Control 3!
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2004, 10:25:45 am »

you guys are still at it with the star control 3... when will the madness stop?

by the way... howdy all. took some time away to persue "dracula x: rondo of blood". its a rather hard castlevania game. but im up for the challange. well talk at you all later.

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« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2004, 01:46:32 pm »

Nobody said anything about the Clairconctler yet.. (or how the hell you're supposed to spell that Wink)
I thought they where fun guys to talk to, they're all words really  Roll Eyes. First they let you talk on and on and reply only with deadly silence and after that they simply reply with the shortest possible one-liners.
And I like their ships too, they're fairly powerfull with large crew and they have a killer broadside like the wooden battleships of old. Also the warp beacon is a handy way of knowing where you're teleporting.
However the part I disliked the most about SC3 is the storyline and I don't accept it as a rightfull sequel to SC2  
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« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2004, 09:27:24 pm »

Clairconctlar. "Clair", in French, means clear. "con", also in French, means stupid. "Ctlar"...well, your guess is as good as mine. Clear, Stupid...Ctlar.

Well, they're not necessarily stupid.. This sounds like what they should've named the Doog. Tongue
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« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2004, 01:15:28 am »

ctlar is an old arcaic french word, which basically means "floation device". So they're daft, see-through flotation devices. Which makes sense, as a see-through floation device is daft, you can't tell where it is, since you see the water through it!

Yet another question solved by the linguistic maestro!
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« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2004, 06:41:44 am »

Didn't this thread die already...Twice? I vote we kill it once and for all, or at least if someone can say something positive about SC3, Although I doubt it? C20 see what your AFJ turned into scary isn't it? Summary: SC3 sucked, points in dispute music may have been acceptable.
Please in the name of sanity and desency don't revive it.  Yes, I do occainally say something positive, today is NOT your day tomarrow doesn't look much better either.

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« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2004, 08:11:28 pm »

I don't think we have enough active threads to let one die. Besides, I've always taken a dead thread to mean one that has fallen below the first page, and remained there for a few days. So at UQM, threads die slooow.

There were good points to SC3, and stroy ideas that weren't necessary horrible. They were just presented in a bad way, with a subuseful engine, taking out the potential enjoyment.
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« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2004, 11:45:40 pm »

Didn't this thread die when I decided to leave?

But oh well, I have to respond for it... I will do it in simple math.

AfterMath > timewarp > sc3.

I think that AfterMath ( so far so good) is the right game for a sequel in strategy style. No problems so far. Stop talking about this horrible game called "sc3" Roll Eyes

Another point: We should do it like in Harry Potter, it isn't allowed to say "sc3" and instead we would say "you know what".
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« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2004, 12:43:32 am »

As far as aftermath > TW I heartily agree. It's a fine example of how one dedicated person can do things a indecisive group seems unable to. If aftermath grows, it could even be the medium for our awaited SC sequel, which I think would be kind of ironic.

Not that I'm belittling TW in any way, but considering the amount of time TW has eben around compared to Aftermath, GOB was great fun, but it never really went on from there. If aftermath can, then yowza, whatever I can do to help, I also pledge to do.

However, SC3 was still a complete game with full story, so I don't really thin kwe can compare the two like that. Yes, the battle part of Aftermath is already better than SC3 (IMO), as is the starmap, but there is no story, and nothing that will keep you busy for a long time. When that arrives, I'll give it due credit.

We could also point out, like in "Harry Potter" that only foolish and superstitious people talk about you-know who and thus give him more power, whereas brave and courageous folks can call him by his name.
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« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2004, 08:48:03 pm »

The inability of Aftermath to run on non-windows is exceedingly irksome, given the good reactions it is inspiring.
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« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2004, 10:25:29 pm »

Yeppers, haven't played it yet for that reason (and not too keen on running binaries DL'd from the internet; I'll have to install a windows sandbox to try it out).

Also worth noting: since it uses 3D stuff, it won't work on a lot of non-3D accelerated gfx cards.  OpenGL can be emulated with a software layer; not sure about DirectX...
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« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2004, 06:45:54 pm »

I've found this site:
http://www.old-pc-games.com/adventure/games-sp-sw/star-control-3.html
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« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2004, 01:20:45 am »

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« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2004, 11:11:08 am »

SC 3 was great!  It was the first game in the series I played, and therefore became interested in the first two.  That is the only reason the game is good.  It introduced me to the first and second games, and that is the only reason for it's continued existence on my shelf.
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« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2004, 11:45:06 am »

It is infuriating that I sent my super high quality SC3 artwork to several different people promising to host it, and all of them have backed down like little girls.
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