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Re: Game Ends at 2159?
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2004, 03:59:02 am »

Understandable, I suppose.  But to me, such an option would make the game considerably more fun to play, and it seems I may not be alone.  That's why I asked if it could be made an option.  I think most of us have played this game before, and if we want play the game a bit differently, even cheat a little, that should be entirely up to us.
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Re: Game Ends at 2159?
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2004, 02:30:05 am »

I agree.  I think there should be a menu option for it, or maybe a command line switch, so it would be a little more difficult.  I compiled a 16 year version, but I haven't tested it yet because I am in mid-game.  I love this game, I've beat it, and now I'd like to leisurely explore the map.  There are already save editors and stuff like that, so I don't see how adding a year-count setting will cause a problem.  If people are going to cheat, they're going to cheat.  Changing the years until the game ends is more like adding a difficulty setting than cheating.    
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2004, 08:10:37 am »

Excellently stated!  Please consider doing something like this.

Please.
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Re: Game Ends at 2159?
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2004, 10:08:50 am »

Game constant like this will likely end up in a human-editable (XML) file.
Changing the end date to your wishes should be easy enough then. I'm not so sure about an option in a config menu.
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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2004, 08:53:17 pm »

That would be perfect.  Quite a few people wouldn't even look in an XML file, so you'd really have to want to change that value if you did.  
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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2004, 10:56:57 pm »

I agree - Because the game is not near as good if you aren't rushed in some way or can't take your time mining every planet. It keeps a challenging perspective to the game, which after you beat it - the feature will come in handy.......
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« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2004, 11:42:38 am »

I for one would think changing the end year boreing.  I also don't see why exploring every system in the sector would be fun.  After a while they all just start to look the same (Wow this system has 4 planets in it.  Dang not another Urea world).  Knowing that you have a time limit creates a sense of urgency which in my opinion makes the game more fun.  I have also only seen the Kohr-ah start to move once out of all the times I have played.  The game gives you plenty of time to build up your ship and fleet.  

About cheats/modifications.  The only modification I would like is the ability to take the flagship from your save game file and use it in the super melee.  Wouldn't it be great to have your flagship and also the flagship of your pal fight to the death against each other?
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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2004, 11:08:04 pm »

That would be a realy neat feature (probobly not till the version 1.0 is released though).  You could select the vindicator and configure it and so could your pal.  Of course ore would be pointless but still a fun idea.  You could pit your fleet against thiers with the vindicator the last ship or something neat like that...

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Re: Game Ends at 2159?
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2004, 11:30:24 pm »

Maybe it could be handled like the Apocalypse feature in Archon II.  When you're tied, or just tired, you can initiate a Vindicator war.  Cheesy
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Re: Game Ends at 2159?
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2004, 06:31:46 am »

Can anyone send me a copy of this executable?  Drop me a PM so I can tell you my email if you can...

(EDIT) Anybody?  On second thought, this forum has a lot of "Guests", I better keep my email in PMs only Tongue

(EDIT) Har, guess I'm out of luck.
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