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What should NOT be changed ?
« on: November 19, 2002, 02:26:29 am »

What part of Starcon II would just devestate you if it got removed ?  

Not to mandate a race/ship constant here, but if they change the Orz at ALL, I will bery sad  Cry
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Re: What should NOT be changed ?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2002, 02:34:57 am »

The goal of the whole project is to get the game to work exactly as it originally did.  So I'm not too worried about anything being changed.

The fact that the game is open source leaves it open for other developers to take the code and mold it into whatever they please.  However, this won't be happening until the game is perfected to work exactly as the original did.
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Re: What should NOT be changed ?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2002, 06:15:32 am »

I'm aware that this'll be implemented, but I'm glad to have a no-voice option. (the PC version was the one that first bit me). Who knows? Maybe I'll like the voice version better.
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Re: What should NOT be changed ?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2002, 09:04:10 am »

I don't want a smooth turning radius.  It totally screws up ship balance when you can't hide between firing angles. :/


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Re: What should NOT be changed ?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2002, 09:10:39 am »

I feared the voices too when I first started playing the UQM, as I never played the 3DO version, but these voices are GOOD! Especially the Yehat, they just rule Cheesy There are no races with voices that really annoy me. (The urquan talk a bit slow, but you can fast forward through the text anyway Smiley)

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Re: What should NOT be changed ?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2002, 11:17:30 am »

Nothing original should be modified, of course. But I'd like the idea of playinga full 3DO version (voices, remastered music, which I dislike) or full DOS version (good old 4ch music) or a custom, where you can choose to have 3DO musics but no voice and stuff like that. As I've understood, this *will* be included in the game.

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Re: What should NOT be changed ?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2002, 10:14:20 pm »

Yea. Stupid Druuge. Lets organize an expedition into their space and conquer their entire species! Yeah!
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Re: What should NOT be changed ?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2002, 06:11:48 am »

I think the "lander cheat" should not be changed Grin

Not that anybody here uses it, right?
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2002, 06:24:17 am »

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I think the "lander cheat" should not be changed Grin

Not that anybody here uses it, right?

Actually, since the Modules part of the Starbase was redone, the lander cheat was non-existant in the 3DO version, and thus will be non-existant in the re-release.
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Re: What should NOT be changed ?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2002, 06:56:44 am »

doh  Shocked

An unrelated question:

Are there more melee firing angles in the 3DO version than the PC version?

Perhaps a FAQ with the differences between the 3DO and PC versions would be handy.
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Re: What should NOT be changed ?
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2002, 07:12:43 am »

Melee firing angles are identical.

About the FAQ, that is a good idea.  Here is a list of what I can think of:
  • Smooth zooming melee camera
  • Much improved planet landing - Planet landing screen has been moved from the bottom corner to the focus, allowing more to be viewed.  3DO also used a technique to make the planet surface look a lot less pixellated.
  • Voice added for all communications, text removed
  • Intro and outro videos added, along with videos w/ audio description for each melee ship
  • Higher quality, remixed, and sometimes completely replaced music (QuasiSpace)
  • Different, icon-driven, menu system.
  • The Outfit Flagship area changed a bit, preventing the lander cheat
  • The Shipyard was altered slightly

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Re: What should NOT be changed ?
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2002, 10:19:16 am »

I'll put this "differences" FAQ on my todo list to put up on PNF.  I've always meant to have an expanded section for the 3DO version, but most people have never played it... this project will change that  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2002, 10:24:00 am »

Haha cool.  I forgot to mention above, that if you check the screenshots page you can see a lot of the differences in the game.
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Re: What should NOT be changed ?
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2002, 02:11:47 am »

"Text removed"

I hope this isn't true. I would hate to have to go through every conversation by sound only. The option of displaying text is a must, with or without the speech. It's sometimes hard to make out what certain characters say, but reading leaves little room for misunderstanding. It's also much faster to just read the text instead of listening to the speech. Especially if you're trying to see if there's anything new happening and can instantly see the same old message and ignore it.
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Re: What should NOT be changed ?
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2002, 07:30:02 am »

All the text is still there except for the Yehat (i think it's a bug) and on some you can't see the last line of it because it's written too far down on the screen (again bug).
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