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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2005, 08:59:09 am »

Is Timewarp still in development? I've heard conflicting stories about it.
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2005, 11:59:34 am »

The Timewarp codebase is evidently a bit of a mess, so the TW-Light fork was created in an effort to clean it up. If there is active development going on, that would probably be where it's happening. I know that the Timewarp Public Plot Initiative (PPI) is still being discussed and developed.

Not too long ago, I volunteered for the TimeWarp:Legacies project, an attempt at crafting a sequel to sc2, but I haven't heard much from the dev team lately. Admittedly, I haven't been particularily attentive to my duties either.

So the answer is: Yes, but very slowly.
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2005, 07:41:20 am »

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starflight for the sega genesis. download for free you ask...free yes, legal no. try google. it will get you to all places, internet. im sorry but thats the best i can give you.

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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2005, 07:59:33 am »

Aaah, your sig is huge!
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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2005, 10:04:27 am »

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JUST WHAT I WAS THINKING

that is the BEST sega ame there ever was.

i have very fond memories of starflight. late nights, mt dew, and starflight, are all this sci fi dreamer needed, back then. every once in a while, ill fire up gens just to here the music and play a few minutes, for a bit of nostalgia.
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2005, 02:08:16 pm »

play wazzal.
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2005, 06:36:46 pm »

There is russian game like sc2 called "Space rangers", look at
http://www.elementalgames.com/
for screenshots. But i don't know did they publish it outside Russia.
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2005, 08:56:40 am »

This has already been mentioned, but Strange Adventures in Infinite Space is a fun little diversion. I got the demo a few days ago, and that alone kept me entertained for a couple of hours. Each game is quite short- maybe fifteen minutes to half an hour from start to finish.

From the HOTU article:
"The game is best described as the condensed version of Star Control: imagine the same sense of humor you have come to know and love in Accolade's classic, minus the grand plot, mix with more intergalactic business savvy, and you'll have a good idea of what SAIS is all about."

Check it out if you get the chance.
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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2005, 10:01:36 pm »

Hey I put up a new screen shot of Black Sky at

http://www.blackskygame.com
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« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2005, 02:24:33 am »

Very Nice, I hope you do a sovereign class soon. Great sound too. And of course you can't beat a 3D engine. Hmm, I think I'm becoming a freeware space game addict.

If you don't mind me asking, will your game be open source? I have this crazy pipe dream of a 3D Starflight 4.
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« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2005, 07:15:47 am »

Er.. if he was planning to make black sky in 3D, he probably would have started developing it as a 3D game, not a 2D one.

If what you want is an open-source 3D space sim, look no further.
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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2005, 09:46:08 am »

"Er.. if he was planning to make black sky in 3D, he probably would have started developing it as a 3D game, not a 2D one."

Stupid me, I thought it was 3D. It really looks like it is. We might be able to use a new 2D combat engine for Starflight 3, as our current one might need an overhaul. I'd have to ask our programmers about that. Anyway, I'm not trying to pressure anyone, what work you've done, you've earned. But if no one minds, might as well use the free code work.  Smiley


"If what you want is an open-source 3D space sim, look no further."

Cool, I'll definitly look into that over the weekend. This is turning out to be a very interesting thread.

P.S. We haven't released Starflight 3 (also freeware) yet, but anyone who wants to can check out our website:

http://www.starflight3.net/
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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2005, 12:21:28 pm »

Yup. That thar is Vega Strike (which I've been helping out with in recent days). If you wanted to make a starflight mod for Vega Strike, it would be very plausible, and the nice folks over at the VS forums are always eager to pitch in some advice.

They already have a Privateer Remake project, which has been in the cooker for quite some time. It is a total conversion mod which re-creates WC:Privateer in the Vega Strike engine. Priv 1.0 (the finished version) came out a few weeks ago, and is a good example of the flexibility of VS.
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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2005, 05:31:54 am »

That Black Sky game... it's amazing so far! Can't wait to see how it turns out. It's even listed on gamefaqs and gamespot. Shocked


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There is russian game like sc2 called "Space rangers", look at
http://www.elementalgames.com/
for screenshots. But i don't know did they publish it outside Russia.


Well, it says there's an english version on the site, and most of the site is in English. It's kinda confusing though.
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« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2005, 08:38:17 am »

Would you say that the Wing Commander mod is better than Vega Strike itself?

Those of you crazy enough to hold any kind of respect for me will now lose it: What was the Wing Command series about, anyway? I never played it.  Embarrassed
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