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The I still Have the Original SC2 disks...
« on: May 27, 2004, 04:51:45 am »

I read that that The Urquan Masters were not going to use the original source code for the remake, but i still have the original disks from Starcontrol 2. Wouldn't that help. I don't know anything about programming so feel free to correct me if i've made an ass out of my self. Smiley
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Re: The I still Have the Original SC2 disks...
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2004, 06:06:05 pm »

Well, okay, you've just made an.....Never mind. While I'm sure everyone
here gives you credit for trying, (Two thumbs up!) the original disks won't really help the UQM project. There area few reasons.

1. The code on the disks is binary code. These are instructions that
the computer understands. Not something a (normal) human can read.
The source code (human readable) is written in the C language.

2. The program you have is likely a copy of SC2 for DOS, right? UQM
is a port of that program to other operating systems. If we wanted, I suppose
we could all go download a copy of SC2, But it isn't designed for modern systems.

3. As I understand it, the UQM project has a copy of the original source code, which they have modified to let it run on newer OSs.

Thanks for the spirit! Welcome to the UQM forum.
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Re: The I still Have the Original SC2 disks...
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2004, 12:12:37 am »

Thanks for the explanation Zeep Eeep. That helps alot.
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Re: The I still Have the Original SC2 disks...
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2004, 07:51:38 pm »

What you've heard is probably that we're not using the ORIGINAL source code, that is, from the PC. We do have the source code from the 3do version.
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Re: The I still Have the Original SC2 disks...
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2004, 06:21:17 am »

Furthermore, we have been given to understand that nobody has the source code to the PC version anymore.
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Re: The I still Have the Original SC2 disks...
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2004, 04:25:36 am »

Actually, I do.  I found it right next to the cloaking device.
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Re: The I still Have the Original SC2 disks...
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2004, 04:57:56 pm »

I thought it was written in the fine print on the Thraddash shrine...
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Re: The I still Have the Original SC2 disks...
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2004, 09:53:01 pm »

Nope, its on the bomb that the yehat thought had warnings all over.   Grin
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Re: The I still Have the Original SC2 disks...
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2004, 11:59:16 pm »

But its still inprinted on the deep-children right?
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Re: The I still Have the Original SC2 disks...
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2004, 01:48:30 am »

I did remember hearing from the Melnorme that it was on the precursor data plates, but you did need a decoding device (I think the ultron) to be able to get that code.
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