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New ways to play
« on: January 12, 2008, 07:40:39 am »

Does anyone have any interesting ways to play the game?

I've done "be the bad guy" and "bounty hunter."  I've tried not visiting the starbase, but I'm not quite good enough at melee against the probes to pull it off (mainly I have a problem with running into the planet  Roll Eyes).

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 01:44:17 pm »

the first time I played I've tried to win the game killing all kohr-ah...I've killed thousand of them but their circle was always the same Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2008, 06:43:12 pm »

You can try a speed run, although that wouldnt really be that much fun ( I dont think, anyways)

Or you could try playing with only using your main ship for fights (or conversely using only escort ships to fight)
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Re: New ways to play
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008, 04:40:34 am »

Speed run doesn't sound fun to me either, although I might do it sometime.   

The other two are great suggestions, but I've done them already.  Flagship only is obviously easy once you get  the upgrades, escorts only is different since you get to deck out the flagship with all crew pods (except a fuel tank obviously).  A fleet of Orz and/or Utwig backed by lots of crew pods can do alot of damage.  Of course, since you can avoid almost any fights you want to, that makes it easy also.
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Re: New ways to play
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 05:23:33 am »

You could reverse the order you do quests. Instead of starting with the nearby systems, try moving further out.
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Re: New ways to play
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008, 05:37:53 am »

You could install a language pack, and play the game in eg. Russian.
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2008, 06:27:50 am »

Hard mode- Use only Earthling fleets, and don't gain any help from Fwiffo nor any other aissists (unless obligated through storyline). No Lander upgrades allowed, or to be used (keep to original behavior as if the upgrades never existed).

This can also be an idea for modding. Decide what to upgrade, Tech for lander is cheaper than ship upgrades, etc.

Also nicknamed masochist mode.
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2008, 10:00:52 am »

I did a thread on this once but now I'm too lazy to link it here. To be honest, Star Control 2 doesn't provide too much of a different experience when you force new rules upon yourself. The only variant people should really try is 'no flagship in combat' because the escorts are way more fun. I'm hoping Nicholai finishes his singleplayer mod someday soon.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2008, 08:32:01 pm »

You could install a language pack, and play the game in eg. Russian.


There's an idea.  Is there one for French?  I took that in high school.


Another idea: I bet you could complete the game without mining (other getting the radioactives for the starbase), hunting, or destroying any ships that it isn't absolutely necessary to. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2008, 09:04:35 pm »

Wasn't there someone who played the game without visiting starbase? IIRC you can't actually finish the game this way, but you can finish most quests.
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2008, 09:23:23 pm »

Ive never played the game using the Flagship for combat. I only ever use the escorts. That might be fun to try some time
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2008, 09:41:58 pm »

You could install a language pack, and play the game in eg. Russian.
There's an idea.  Is there one for French?  I took that in high school.
I'm not aware of any translation projects that aren't listed on that page.

Wasn't there someone who played the game without visiting starbase? IIRC you can't actually finish the game this way, but you can finish most quests.
Yes, Deep-Jiffa did iirc, and fOSSiL did too, and I think there was someone else. You can actually finish the game like this since fOSSiL made a few fixes.
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2008, 11:37:04 pm »

For most of us, I suspect, it wouldn't make a scrap of difference what language it was in as we all know where everything is anyway and what they say.

Maybe I'll try the escorts only thing, but I just know the story too well that I struggle to squeeze any more enjoyment out of that drained carcass of a game.

When is that dude gonna finish that mod thing? I might disappear for a year and reappear to discover that a playable fan-made adaption actually exists (sorry too lazy and incompetent to actually do this myself).

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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2008, 04:22:32 am »

The greatest problem with doing it yourself also is, that you know all the stuff beforehand too and therefore get less fun out of it, as when someone else had done it.
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2008, 04:27:31 am »

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When is that dude gonna finish that mod thing? I might disappear for a year and reappear to discover that a playable fan-made adaption actually exists (sorry too lazy and incompetent to actually do this myself).
Which mod?

Id love to see  randomized version of the game
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