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Time limits?
« on: July 17, 2005, 09:50:33 pm »

I've noticed that in many situtaions in game, some time limits are metioned. Like the one with the probes, or with talking to Pkunk where they say that they will be extinked in about a year. Also in same convesation I had an option to respond that I'm on a five yer mission. After that, I checked a couple of sites, and it turns out that some release of the game (not sure which one) had a limit to mid of year 2159.
Are those time limits in UQM too? Shocked
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2005, 10:20:10 pm »

I've noticed that in many situtaions in game, some time limits are metioned. Like the one with the probes, or with talking to Pkunk where they say that they will be extinked in about a year. Also in same convesation I had an option to respond that I'm on a five yer mission. After that, I checked a couple of sites, and it turns out that some release of the game (not sure which one) had a limit to mid of year 2159.
Are those time limits in UQM too? Shocked
The "five year mission" part is probably a Star Trek reference, but there is some truth to it. You don't have unlimited time, and some things will happen at certain times. You can affect some of these things.
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2005, 12:00:30 am »

crap, i thought it was 3 year limit, looks like i need to slow doooooooooooooooowwwwnnnnn now.

I mean the first time i played i took my time, didn't even bother to find quasi portal. Then around when the kohr-ah were cleansing i nearly got to the sa-matra before the kohr-ah got earth but i just needed like a week in space travel longer. Part of this was due to my noobness because i really just mined anything on any planet, took to much time. Insted of just getting radioactives and nobles. So my advice, rush to get  quasi portal as fast as  possible, then you can go as sloooooowww as you hearts desire.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2005, 02:52:55 am »

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Time limit is the single thing that  I hate the most in any game. I hate when I have to race with the clock all the time Angry .
Please tell me, is there a  way to remove the global time limit?? If not, there's no point in me playing the game Cry ...
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2005, 03:10:42 am »

i could extend time a bit, or "slow" time down for ya to where it takes longer for days to pass, but i don't know how to stop the kohr-ah from cleansing, i have to find that out later.

just give me an e-mail and i'll send you a modified .exe
(which by the way has a modified chmmr avatar)


edit--- i've made the exe file to "slow" time down...
1 day for me would equal 6 days for someone without a modded exe.
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2005, 04:01:15 am »

I've sent you pm with on whic email to send it.
please tell me did you got it because i got some error when sending it

edit: if you havent, than you can send it on email from my forum profile

anyways, thanks Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2005, 04:28:32 am »

well if anyone wants an extended time(and a modified chmmr ship with 5 zapsats and better speed and turning rate),
i'll put it up on yousendit.com later
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2005, 01:34:18 pm »

Hey.. You know.. The time limits really aren't that cumbersome... You just need to play the game the right way, IE. instead of "mining only", do this: "Mine near where you need to go to get/do something" (like when you need to meet the Spathi: mine in Spathi space!)

It's just that the game doesn't really come with a manual.. Tongue I'm fairly certain that the ORIGINAL game came with a manual that said something the same as I just did... I should check up on that sooner or later.
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2005, 02:08:25 pm »

Hey.. You know.. The time limits really aren't that cumbersome...
Absolutely. You could easily play through the game not knowing there even is a time limit. Just don't mine every single system for all they're worth. Besides, the game itself gives you plenty of warning to speed things up a little bit; I think it goes without saying that a starship captain who is in a hurry to save the galaxy wouldn't necessary stop by every planet on the way to check if there are minerals there. When I play the game, I just pack the Vindy full of cargo bays as early as I can, then go on two or three mining trips, tops. After that, all I need is two or three cargo bays, and I check by promising planets in systems I'm headed anyway.
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2005, 02:30:06 pm »

Yeah I know, but I like to play that kind of games relaxed (like X2)
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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2005, 03:16:24 pm »

i like mining and searching for lifeforms, i've been caught in the same situation they've been in.
except now that i've been plaing the game since the 3do version came out(1994 i think) i've gotten alot faster cause i know where some of the more richer systems are by heart.

funny enough i always have to guess where some of the homeplanets and specialty item are. Cheesy

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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2005, 03:32:27 pm »

The first times I played the game I didn't know there was a time limit. Still, I felt a sense of urgency from the various inputs you get in the game ("sir, this is happening right now"), and I think it's this that helped me finish the game well within time.
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2005, 05:40:45 pm »

oh and another reason to extend the time limit.

its easier to really beef up the vindicator(or whatever you called the ship)

and personally i like beatting the crap out of everyone with my souped up precursor tug, no matter who they are.

i have actually tried to NOT make any alliance so i could attack any ship as i so please, its so fun that way. Grin
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2005, 05:58:56 pm »

Considering that the game can be completed in six months or so, five years is generous. Anyway, if you solicit the advice of the starbase commander, he tells you to stop mining after one year.
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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2005, 06:18:39 pm »

When I usally get everything done, I relax and attack the kohr-ah with the supox and utwig allies. Its very fun, i killed the lohr-ah from 6 systems in a couple game months. My god, I even broke the defencive ring around the Sa-Matras guards, When i approached it, there was a infinite amount of Kzer-Za around a PLANET not the actual SA-MATRA. That was one of the glitchs i found. Guess they never thought someone would do this.
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