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Re: NEWS: Toys for Bob go for a new Star Control and need your help (READ!)
« Reply #180 on: June 10, 2010, 08:49:47 pm »

Which is why it is important that those still around stay active and visible, so that TFB has a vibrant community to point to, not just a couple of half dead forums where some people post every fortnight or so.

Well unfortunately this forum has slowed down considerably since the beginning. Now it seems there's only a few posts a day.


The community is withering. This forum doesn't get as much attention as before, StarconRPG is dead, the Timewarp project is dead. That community you spoke of did exist 8 years ago, but seemingly not anymore. I hope it comes back.
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« Reply #181 on: June 10, 2010, 10:13:18 pm »

Well unfortunately this forum has slowed down considerably since the beginning. Now it seems there's only a few posts a day.

Yeah, it'll be until the next update before this livens up a bit.

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This forum doesn't get as much attention as before,

Well, this is true but:

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StarconRPG is dead,

But *Heavy Space* has one active RP, one active CYOA and a WinkMurder game all set except for a few participants too little. We also had a Mafia game play out successfully. That's quite a lot of playing. More than I've seen in the last four years or so all happening right now.

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the Timewarp project is dead.

But Cedric is modding a new adventure for UQM, Dragon is remaking Star Control and the guys over at Sins are absolutely flooding us in lovely SC imagery. Not bad for a measly little fan community like ours.

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That community you spoke of did exist 8 years ago, but seemingly not anymore. I hope it comes back.

Community centres shift at times. When UQM came around it became a natural focal point because it was pretty much the biggest thing ever in our community. But now that it isn't as new any more, things pop up in different places. Frungylovers sees a lot of fan fiction, arts and crafts and other interesting stuff. The SCDB has had several music updates, there's fan fiction and a rather lively Off Topic section There is a SC comic with a second issue in production and a semi-weekly SC webcomic as well.

Seriously. I've been around since 2003 and right now it seems we're flooded with people making music, drawing comics, playing games and so forth. UQMF is the quietest part of the fandom, and this makes me sad. But calling the SC community gone just because this place is quiet is really rather silly.

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« Reply #182 on: June 11, 2010, 06:42:09 am »

Good points. Glad I was wrong.
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« Reply #183 on: June 11, 2010, 06:12:22 pm »

Good points. Glad I was wrong.

Excellent. I'm glad to have restored your faith in the community and look forward to seeing you around the different parts of it as an active participant Wink
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« Reply #184 on: June 16, 2010, 05:57:24 am »

I also have to agree that, despite *seeming* low, the SC fanbase is actually huge. I've beta tested many games in the past that usually have incredibly small and slow communities(some you would lay a post on the forum and it would be a week before anyone responded.) Considering how quickly I've gotten responses to posts, and how many posts alone are in this forum, I can happily say that this is a thriving community with a hopefully bright future with the *real* star control III.
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Re: NEWS: Toys for Bob go for a new Star Control and need your help (READ!)
« Reply #185 on: June 16, 2010, 05:11:14 pm »

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Seriously. I've been around since 2003 and right now it seems we're flooded with people making music, drawing comics, playing games and so forth. UQMF is the quietest part of the fandom, and this makes me sad.

same here. Cry
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« Reply #186 on: June 16, 2010, 11:16:43 pm »

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same here. Cry

Stil, UQMF isn't the whole fandom, so we should be all right. Smiley
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« Reply #187 on: June 19, 2010, 05:08:34 pm »

Still though, the wait is frustrating. Almost like waiting to send people to Mars, everyone has been talking about it for years but it never seems to get done.
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Re: NEWS: Toys for Bob go for a new Star Control and need your help (READ!)
« Reply #188 on: June 27, 2010, 03:10:46 am »

Hello people.

I think I signed the petition years ago.  I'm just a-lurkin'.
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Re: NEWS: Toys for Bob go for a new Star Control and need your help (READ!)
« Reply #189 on: June 30, 2010, 07:13:18 am »

does the TFB website have an rss feed or something so I get an email when they update it??
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« Reply #190 on: June 30, 2010, 08:39:15 am »

does the TFB website have an rss feed or something so I get an email when they update it??

just install a google watch Smiley
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« Reply #191 on: June 30, 2010, 06:14:59 pm »

does the TFB website have an rss feed or something so I get an email when they update it??
A long time ago, I made a script that converts their news XML to RSS Format. http://starcontroller.com/tfb.php
It's been over a year since they've updated the news page.
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Re: NEWS: Toys for Bob go for a new Star Control and need your help (READ!)
« Reply #192 on: July 04, 2010, 01:02:39 am »

oh wow! google alerts is even better than an rss.
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Re: NEWS: Toys for Bob go for a new Star Control and need your help (READ!)
« Reply #193 on: July 09, 2010, 09:48:44 pm »

is there any news on stardock purching the copywright on starcontrol?
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Re: NEWS: Toys for Bob go for a new Star Control and need your help (READ!)
« Reply #194 on: August 07, 2010, 09:49:21 am »

Just adding the fact that I'm still waiting for an amazing sequel to live up to Star Control 2. .... amazed that I was able to get star control 2 started up on my Droid X phone in aDosbox... only problem is, once in game I have no control due to lack of a full keyboard layout, and some faulty virtual keys in aDosbox. Any way someone can port The Ur-Quan Masters to support the java based android OS? So I can still play the original on the go while dreaming of playing a sequel that will live up to the reputation.
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