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Similar games?
« on: February 23, 2005, 06:37:55 am »

Anyone know any games similar to SC2? Maybe newer ones? Or ones I can find in a store easily? Or download for free?
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2005, 07:05:29 am »

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 #2 on: February 23, 2005, 08:13:20 am »

I played that, it was ok, but not as good as SC2/UQM. It lacked something that I can't really figure out.

Anyone else know any games?

Why aren't there more games like this? There are lots of developers and it's a big world... so you'd think someone would make something similar.

And whatever happened to Timewarp? I never really bothered with it, but now the project link doesn't work. (Edit: Nevermind, I found it)
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2005, 09:04:48 am »

I'd recommend Aftermath, and when we're finished with it, Starflight 3.

There are other games too, like Starfight or Black Sky or Strange Adventures in Infinite Space, but I haven't had time to try those.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2005, 12:03:03 pm »

I downloaded Aftermath, but I don't understand what I'm supposed to do.  Huh
How do you tell the difference between what's equiped on a ship and what is available to buy?
Do you mine with the laser?
Is there a way to know where the starbases are?  'Cause I think they're in different places each time, or something.

Those are not the only things I don't know... I don't think I understand the basics. I customized the controls, so at least that's one thing i figured out on my own,
I can say it really looks like fun, if I could figure out what to do and how to do it.
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Re: Similar games?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2005, 05:03:46 pm »

Try the home computer versions of Starflight (PC, Amiga, Macintosh). They're much better than the Sega version. I also suggest taking a look at Wazzal.
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2005, 07:28:47 pm »

If you can, play the mac or amiga starflights.
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2005, 11:36:32 pm »

I'll look into the PC version of Starflight.

Anyway, can anyone help me with Aftermath? How do I save? When I go to the save/load screen, it won't do anything!  
And how do I mine the asteroids?  Huh

If anyone has any other games, post those too. After all, that is the true point of this topic.

Anyone played Starfight VI? I know Starfight was mentioned, but this is newer.

Stupid Home of The Underdogs site... everything I download from there is corrupted.  :-/
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2005, 07:38:30 am »

"Anyway, can anyone help me with Aftermath? How do I save? When I go to the save/load screen, it won't do anything! "

Aftermath is a work in progress, many features are not there yet.


"Anyone played Starfight VI? I know Starfight was mentioned, but this is newer."

Ya, get one of the latest ones.


"Stupid Home of The Underdogs site... everything I download from there is corrupted."

Get Winrar, that should be able to unpack the "corrupted" files.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2005, 08:33:23 am »

I thought the save feature is supposed to work, though...  Huh
At least I figured out how to mine the asteroids, anyway.

Working on trying to get Starfight VI... found another site where I can download it faster.
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Re: Similar games?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2005, 08:37:58 am »

The save feature in Aftermath used to work, and then Madgap updated it and it stopped working. Crazy, huh?
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2005, 08:42:05 am »

yep, that is crazy  :-/

Maybe he'll release a new version soon.


Edit:
I got Winrar, but it's still telling me the zip file is damaged. I downloaded it from a different site, even. What is going wrong here? Embarrassed
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Re: Similar games?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2005, 04:21:23 pm »

You're obviously using Internet Explorer... Internet Explorer is a piece of crap, so therefore..
Get Firefox!

And if you're still not wanting to see the light:

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Why is BitTorrent/Windows/IE telling me a ZIP file I just downloaded "cannot be found"?

This error occurs because BitTorrent/Windows/IE is not saving the file, but is instead trying to open it from the current (temporary) location. You can fix this as follows:

For Windows XP and above: Go to Control Panel --> Folder Options. Then, click the File Types tab, and browse down to where it says ZIP file. Click the Advanced button, and make sure the option "confirm open after download" is checked.
For Windows 98 and below: You can find the same option under "Tools" menu in the Window Files Manager.
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2005, 10:49:32 pm »

Well...
I already have Firefox. IE is a piece of junk compared to FF. I've been using it for months. I did try d/ling it in IE too, but that didn't work either.

edit:
Is Vega Strike any good? Downloaded it... trying to figure it out. Doesn't seem much like SC2/UQM, though.

Search isn't going so well. I even actually picked up some evil malware somewhere, but that's taken care of now...
I have another topic on another forum, but I don't have many good answers from there either.

Can't find any EV demos... the ones I found are all for Mac. I can't find an X-Beyond The Frontier demo... cnet's download is not working.  Privateer is too old to run on XP (won't even run in DosBox).

Is there anything... like a good UQM fan game...? I mean... it is open source, isn't it?  Or they exist, but none are any good?
Huh
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2005, 08:16:58 am »

If you're having trouble with TimeWarp you can try TW-Light.

Also, Culture 20 was starting a Star Control mod for Vega Strike, but as I understand it, his work on that has been put on hold for the tiem being.
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