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Help. Ambushed in hyper space :P
« on: February 26, 2007, 11:42:49 pm »

Hey there, I started playing the game a few hours ago and I've just traveled to Zeta Ptolemae. Everytime I try to leave the system I get ambushed by a probe, I've tried to talk my way out of a battle but it always ends with me dying. When the battle starts my ships engines and weapons are disabled, so I can't really do anything.

I've tried going to other systems, but this probe always waits for me outside the system. Is there any way I can escape from the probe or kill it? Right now I'm trying to reach Alpha Centauri, hopefully I'll be left alone, although I doubt it Tongue
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Re: Help. Ambushed in hyper space :P
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2007, 11:44:41 pm »

If the probe isn't right on top of the star system, you can usually maneuver around it, although at the cost of fuel.

If it is, why doesn't your ship have awesome weapons and powerful escorts? Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2007, 11:50:59 pm »

Fuel isn't a problem, I've got tons of fuel left. The probe is pretty far away from Zeta Ptolemae, but when I leave Zeta Ptolemae it starts coming after me, and it's way faster than me, so in the end it always catches up to me.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2007, 11:58:38 pm »

Is it possible that the probe will go away if I spend enough time in a system?
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Re: Help. Ambushed in hyper space :P
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2007, 01:04:43 am »

It won't go away.
You can flee from battle btw. Just press the escape key.
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2007, 01:50:09 am »

Thanks. Apparently my engine and weapons didn't work because I didn't have any crew left, I didn't know it worked like that.

Anyway, I've started a new game now and it's going way better, I guess you learn from your mistakes. This game doesn't show any mercy and I love it Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2007, 02:31:15 am »

Haha yea, it took me a few failed attempts to get my bearings and understand how everythin worked before i was even able to beat the game.
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Re: Help. Ambushed in hyper space :P
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2007, 10:56:58 am »

Yeah, the new windows version is a lot harder than the DOS version.... especially when you cant cheat (lander bug, changing ship files) lol.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2007, 02:18:39 pm »

Chmmr - you can cheat. There is a save game editor available on uqm-mods.sourceforge.net. Plus, there are the mods that push back the Kohr-Ah cleansing or slow the passing of days.
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Re: Help. Ambushed in hyper space :P
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2007, 07:31:41 pm »

If you are slower than it, doesn't that suggest something to you?

Upgrade your engines.
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Re: Help. Ambushed in hyper space :P
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2007, 01:05:55 am »

I died a lot, but I never had to restart. Grin
Of course, I only talked with the zotfot once. I did have a friend who got cleansed, though...
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