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« on: December 21, 2002, 12:02:07 pm »

Woo, I just found something in my Pile of Obsolete CD's: a sci-fi 2 CD bundle pack!  And, of course, it includes SC1 and SC2 on the disc.  Way back from 1996 (I think, that's when the copyright is).  I THOUGHT I remembered playing them.  I remember having no luck with getting out of combat (I only played the hyper-melee) and had to alt-F4 out of the game every time.  I guess that's why I don't remember.  I found this because I remembered an old game, Iron Helix, which occupies the whole second CD (a whopping 16 MB) which I could never get past halfway through the second level of.  Bah!  Well, if you want a laugh, from STARCON1.WRI (good ol' ancient readme file formats):

STAR CONTROL III (tm)

       The Star Control Saga Continues!  Coming Fall '95,  Accolade
       will release STAR CONTROL III for multiple platforms.  Based
       on the Star Control environment created by Paul Reiche III
       and Fred Ford, STAR CONTROL III will be developed by Legend
       Entertainment, creators of Gateway, The Companions of Xanth
       and the Spellcasting series.  Like its predecessors, STAR
       CONTROL III will combine both action and adventure.  The places
       the player "on the bridge" of a ship where they can talk
       face-to-face with organic aliens, and have intense conversations.  
       STAR CONTROL III will also feature a blindly fast space combat
       game.
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2002, 12:07:33 pm »

I think I have that one - does it come with a game called something like 'Space Cowboy' ?
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2002, 08:12:50 am »

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I think I have that one - does it come with a game called something like 'Space Cowboy' ?


Mine came with the demos for Battle Isle 2200, Cyclemania, and Hardball 4.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2002, 02:29:22 pm »

Actually, it's a different one.  It comes with Iron Helix, Millenia, Spaceward Ho!, Star Crusader, and SC1 and 2.  Unfortunately, out of all of those, only SC1 (and maybe Iron Helix, I dunno) works.  All of them give me some kind of error, except for SC2, which simply has funky colors and screwed up graphics (captain has been doing too many drugs...) and Spaceward Ho!, which requires a password which is "conveniently" not included on the CD (it's in the package).  Oh well, SC1 is still worth it.

Speaking of SC1, I was fighting a VUX in it, and the captain's name?  ORZ!  Good ol' name reuse!  Oh, and one of the things on the decoder wheel has "Zot-Fot-Piq" on it.  Of course, I don't have the decoder wheel, so I just have to reboot the game until it doesn't show up, or continually guess the only answer I remember, "GREET."  Hey, it'll EVENTUALLY be right....
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2002, 02:36:56 pm »

Oh, hehe.  Just realized that they included a "hacked" starcon.com file which, conveniently, don't have the Professor Zorg thing.  Silly me.
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2002, 07:32:45 pm »

If you get funky colors, you should run it with the /G:BIOS switch (ie. at the commandline, instead of running sc2, run sc2 /G:BIOS).
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2002, 07:44:35 am »

Woah woah WOAH, who said funky colors were BAD?  Nothing quite as intimidating as a great big pink flagship!
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2002, 08:12:18 am »

Yeah, the good ol' decoder wheel has a couple of em like Slylandro and Pkunk.  
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2002, 09:15:01 am »

Ooh!  There's also a SC2 guide, written by Fred and Paul, and non-existant illustrations by some other guy!
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2002, 03:55:54 am »

Yeah, the one with 'Spaceward Ho' is the one I have !  Woo !
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