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Re: Improving the original? What to improve to do the game even better?
« Reply #120 on: January 30, 2006, 03:42:10 am »

The whole Thraddash ship has always looked a bit like a water strider to me. The globes would be the impression in the water.

Very interesting comparison! I think I felt this too, on a subconscious level.  At the very least, it immediately made sense when you suggested it.  Torches even dart around quite a bit like pond skaters...

But yeah, definitely differing color receptors. >_>
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« Reply #121 on: January 30, 2006, 06:03:36 am »

Hmm, perhaps thraddash would not do so poorly in synchronized swimming events as one might believe.
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Re: Improving the original? What to improve to do the game even better?
« Reply #122 on: January 30, 2006, 06:32:15 am »

I've already made a few changes to my own version of UQM. 

I've buffed all the ships a bit.  I didn't turn them all into super ships, just made them more equal to the Presursor ship once you begin adding modules to it.  They were just too easy to beat.

I've also added life to Mars and to Ganymede in the Sol system.  I remember when I first played the game how completely disappointed I was to not find life on Mars.  The life on Ganymede is just to give you enuff bio data to make your first purchase from a trade master when you meet one.  For me it was very early in the game, when I visited Alpha Centauri.  That BIG red sun is just SO close and irresitable.

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Re: Improving the original? What to improve to do the game even better?
« Reply #123 on: January 30, 2006, 04:51:39 pm »

It might be more accurate if you put life on Europa. Especially aquatic looking life.
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Re: Improving the original? What to improve to do the game even better?
« Reply #124 on: January 31, 2006, 01:24:00 am »

True about life on Europa, but was it even included in the game?  I don't remember it.  Oh well, if it's not there, maybe I can add it.

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« Reply #125 on: January 31, 2006, 04:13:53 am »

Wow, no Europa? I had forgotten.
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Re: Improving the original? What to improve to do the game even better?
« Reply #126 on: January 31, 2006, 11:22:33 pm »

All the Galilean moons are there.
No ife on Europa was always a big disappointment for me.
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Re: Improving the original? What to improve to do the game even better?
« Reply #127 on: February 01, 2006, 09:41:07 pm »

How about, it's there, but the lander can't get a stunner blast down through the kilometers of ice.

Or, it was there before the industrial accident of 2067...
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« Reply #128 on: February 02, 2006, 12:04:20 am »

Or maybe it's just a bit hard to hit microscopic organisms with a stunner. Just because you don't see critters running across the surface of a planet, doesn't mean nothing lives there; do you really have the time to study every single random planet's fossil record and current state for signs of life?
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Re: Improving the original? What to improve to do the game even better?
« Reply #129 on: February 03, 2006, 01:22:39 am »

no.

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Re: Improving the original? What to improve to do the game even better?
« Reply #130 on: February 03, 2006, 01:33:07 am »

Where in the source code does one find the data for life forms on specific worlds, anyway?
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« Reply #131 on: February 03, 2006, 07:08:41 am »

We did.  You did.  Yes we can.  No.

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« Reply #132 on: February 03, 2006, 07:15:25 am »

Ooooooooooooooooooo.
It's even more lurk-y and menacing than before.

You've got yourself another hit, clay!
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« Reply #133 on: February 03, 2006, 08:56:54 am »

We did.  You did.  Yes we can.  No.



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« Reply #134 on: February 03, 2006, 08:58:28 am »

Where in the source code does one find the data for life forms on specific worlds, anyway?

yeah, i've been looking for about 2 minutes and i gave up cause my A.D.D. saw somethin else that was interesting Grin
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