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SC2 Emulation on XBox?
« on: April 08, 2005, 04:48:29 am »

One of the best console experiences I had was playing the original Star Control on the Sega Genesis. It had outstanding music and graphics for the era, and gameplay, both strategic and action-oriented, that possessed my young mind.

I frequently played both the strategic mode and the melee mode against neighbors, and it was truly a game-defining experience.

Years later I played the sequel on PC. It blew my mind. However, the experience could have been better - if it was available on a console, I could have super-melee'd against old foes (my neighbors) with a much larger variety of ships! On top of that, I could have wielded my weapon of choice, the Playstation 2 controller (modded to work with the Xbox).

I vaugely remember hearing that Star Control 2 could be emulated on the Xbox. I do not remember the specifics, but if I recall correctly, all 3D0 games have been successfully emulated on the Xbox. Is this true?

Thanks guys, sorry if I missed this topic in the FAQ.
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Re: SC2 Emulation on XBox?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2005, 06:39:33 am »

There is a version of the 3DO emulator FreeDO being sold that runs on X-Box.
See http://www.freedo.org/.

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Re: SC2 Emulation on XBox?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2005, 06:42:35 am »

Also, I think I heard of someone that put linux on their XBOX, and then ran UQM. Don't remember where though, it may have just been people talking about doing it.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2005, 11:26:40 pm »

Thanks for the replies, fellas!

I was thinking, Star Control 1 had a pretty awesome strategic versus mode. It was not entirely eclipsed by its sequel - Might a future release of Ur-Quan Masters come bundled with the original?

How feasible would it be to create a strategic versus mode, just like in SC1, for SC2?
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2005, 12:21:28 am »

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I was thinking, Star Control 1 had a pretty awesome strategic versus mode. It was not entirely eclipsed by its sequel - Might a future release of Ur-Quan Masters come bundled with the original?

The sources for the first Star Control have been forever lost to the ravages of time.  While the in-game artwork could likely be extracted from copies of the commercial versions of the game, the game mechanics would need to be re-written from scratch.  And it would be unknown just how much of the UQM sources would even be usable in such an endeavour.

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How feasible would it be to create a strategic versus mode, just like in SC1, for SC2?

I think it would be quite doable.  Let us know when you have a working version for us to test.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2005, 12:41:43 am »

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I think it would be quite doable.  Let us know when you have a working version for us to test.


Oh, had I the ability, I would do everything I could!

Unfortunately, I do not, and so doing my utmost, I can come up with nothing more than a few cardboard cut-outs, animated by my own hand. Oh, and I also do some pretty mean space combat noises.

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As you can see, I'm quite talented. Sadly, I cannot transmit this to all of you in the form of a playable game, unless I am present. And I have the feeling that few of you would actually want to meet me.

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Ah, this is truly saddening. Oh, but wait a second - I've got an idea brewing: What about developing a time machine to travel backwards in time? You could recover the lost source material, and find out who shot JFK, all in the same punch! Brilliant!
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