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A horrifying SC2 story!
« on: November 07, 2002, 11:12:13 pm »

In about 1995, when I couldn't get Star Control II to work on my 486 with brand new Windows 95 on it, I lent the disks, box, manual and starmap to my buddy so he could get in on the gaming goodness that was the Ur-Quan Masters. Guess what? THE *#&^$#@ never gave me back my game! That's right! I had a *MINT* game box from the PC version, a slightly tattered starmap, a very tattered manual, and the 4 original 1.44Mb floppies, and he TOOK THEM AND NEVER GAVE THEM BACK!

Thankfully, I made backup copies of the disks way back in 1992, and (amazingly) they still work. Pretty good going for el-cheapo Future Shop brand floppy disks. I copied the game onto a CD-R. *phew*.

That's my story. I know. Shut up.

I still miss the cool box though. I bet some people would *love* a mint box from the original PC version.
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Re: A horrifying SC2 story!
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2002, 06:50:57 pm »

I have the SC2 box

I like how the screenshots on the back have mismatched pilots/ships

Saaay... the Thraddash don't fly Utwig ships...
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Re: A horrifying SC2 story!
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2002, 03:11:30 pm »

Yup, and that Utwig is also having the stats of a Chenjesu thingie (I forgot the name of it!  Shocked) and there is Pkunk Vehicle and Spathi Vehicle. Tongue
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Re: A horrifying SC2 story!
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2002, 04:48:08 am »

I've had the box (and all contents) since it came out.  Everything is still mint.  Although, I did lose the starmap for about 5 years (lol) until one day I rediscovered it stuffed amongst miscellaneous papers.  The moral of the story...  Well, there isn't one...  However, you should go and issue beats to the friend who yoinked your copy.  ;)
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Re: A horrifying SC2 story!
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2002, 01:36:34 am »

I bought some kind of collection box including sc 1 and 3. I think it was 4 years ago. The starmap is still up on my wall  Smiley
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Re: A horrifying SC2 story!
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2002, 03:53:09 am »

I've got the Starcon Collection that has 1&2 in it..  Box, manual and a CD with many lame Accolade demos which do not deserve a place on my beautiful Starcon CD.  Unfortunatly I lost my starmap while showing a friend the game many many years ago.  I imagine it is stashed away somewhere in the depths of his messy room.. which does me no good since I live on the otherside of the country now.

Amen for the maps on the pages of now and forever. Smiley
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Re: A horrifying SC2 story!
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2002, 09:24:24 am »

Yeah I got the SC Collection too. Seems im one of the only people here that didnt lose the starmap  Roll Eyes
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Re: A horrifying SC2 story!
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2002, 06:47:57 am »

ebay is a SC fan's salvation.
I found a good condition SC 1+2 combo with everything a while ago for cheap. (got my dad addicted to ebay too, go me)
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Re: A horrifying SC2 story!
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2002, 12:00:45 pm »

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ebay is a SC fan's salvation.
I found a good condition SC 1+2 combo with everything a while ago for cheap. (got my dad addicted to ebay too, go me)


Why do you keep bringing old threads back up?
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Re: A horrifying SC2 story!
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2002, 07:54:52 pm »

It's a hobby.
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