The Ur-Quan Masters Home Page Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 12, 2019, 04:21:44 am
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Paul & Fred have reached a settlement with Stardock!

+  The Ur-Quan Masters Discussion Forum
|-+  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release
| |-+  Starbase Café (Moderator: Death 999)
| | |-+  PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 Print
Author Topic: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.  (Read 3282 times)
Lukipela
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3619


The Ancient One


View Profile
PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« on: May 12, 2009, 07:48:49 pm »

Performing my usual community service, I figured some of you might not visit PNF often enough to find out that one of the fellows over there just posted a video grab from the canned StarCon, which he recently managed to get his hands on. Eventual goal is to release the proto itself. PNF front page as usual.

Edit: Although since there seems to be some formatting issues (again), you might want to check out the story on SCDB, news or mod board.
Logged

What's up doc?
Alvarin
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 795



View Profile
Re: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 08:54:09 pm »

I didn't like it at all !!
From the movie it looks like Wing Commander arcade game ... It seems to have nothing to do with SC games , ships are unrecognizable ... It seems from the reference to Crux they have taken Accolade's path , even though you defeat and befriend all it's members in  SC3 ... The only thing to connect it to SC world would be the brown Ur-Quan ...
Logged
Lukipela
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3619


The Ancient One


View Profile
Re: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 09:07:24 pm »

Which move their tentacles like some sort of squid for some reason. But StarCon was supposed to take the SC saga further away from StarControl 1 and 2. I think the long range plan was to slowly cycle out most original content, since TfB had copyrights on that, until only the name remained to be used as sales material.

It's quite interesting to watch though. Such a different path to take.
Logged

What's up doc?
Death 999
Global Moderator
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3830


We did. You did. Yes we can. No.


View Profile
Re: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 06:52:14 pm »

Big files that can't be read. Fabulous.
Logged
AngusThermopyle
*Smell* controller
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 304


A paranoid android.


View Profile
Re: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 07:59:09 pm »

Although I remember looking at a few screenshots at the time, this is the first time I've ever seen gameplay video.

Having said that, I'm really glad this game wasn't made. I think this would have made SC3 looked like an all time great. I remember reading that they were going for a Colony Wars type game, but this looks a lot worse then anything I ever saw out of that franchise. Granted, this is basically beta footage, but I'm happy the Star Control franchise never officially went down this path.
Logged
Lukipela
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3619


The Ancient One


View Profile
Re: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 09:03:51 pm »

Big files that can't be read. Fabulous.

I have no idea what this means. I downloaded it and it worked fine. Well, with VLC at least. Anthony also uploaded it to Viddler, so PNF frontpage or StarController gives you an option to watch it online.
Logged

What's up doc?
jaychant
*Smell* controller
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 432


Please visit my homepage


View Profile WWW
Re: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 09:14:30 pm »

It looks like the game was well-designed, but they didn't think too much about gameplay. Is that ship supposed to be a VUX Intruder, or is it just a sort of flagship?

Personally I don't think successful 2D games should be evolved into 3D games. Leave 2D games as 2D, and just let brand new titles be 3D.
Logged

Please visit my homepage.
meep-eep
Forum Admin
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2847



View Profile
Re: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 09:49:00 pm »

It reminds me of Privateer, which wasn't a bad game. But it's no Star Control.
Logged

“When Juffo-Wup is complete
when at last there is no Void, no Non
when the Creators return
then we can finally rest.”
Death 999
Global Moderator
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3830


We did. You did. Yes we can. No.


View Profile
Re: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2009, 06:18:21 pm »

Big files that can't be read. Fabulous.

I have no idea what this means. I downloaded it and it worked fine. Well, with VLC at least.

The archive 'decompresses' into a 0 kilobyte AVI.

Anyway, got it off viddler.

this... is not star control. I don't recognize anything but the Ur-Quan. Nav-rings? Seemed repetitive. The shots were all fast enough and the turrets all fluidly adjustable, so that dodging wasn't going to be terribly useful.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2009, 06:24:26 pm by Death 999 » Logged
Lukipela
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3619


The Ancient One


View Profile
Re: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2009, 06:46:12 pm »

The archive 'decompresses' into a 0 kilobyte AVI.

Your download must have screwed up somehow. It worked fine for me, and for Anthony as well since he managed to upload it.

Quote
this... is not star control. I don't recognize anything but the Ur-Quan. Nav-rings? Seemed repetitive. The shots were all fast enough and the turrets all fluidly adjustable, so that dodging wasn't going to be terribly useful.

I wondered about the Nav-rings as well. The Ur-Quan is pretty stupid, not very impressive.
Logged

What's up doc?
meep-eep
Forum Admin
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2847



View Profile
Re: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2009, 09:52:50 pm »

The archive 'decompresses' into a 0 kilobyte AVI.
The archive is password-protected for some reason, as the PNF announcement said. I bet you tried to uncompress it without specifying the password.
Logged

“When Juffo-Wup is complete
when at last there is no Void, no Non
when the Creators return
then we can finally rest.”
Cedric6014
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 700



View Profile
Re: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2009, 02:21:50 am »

Yeah I also struggled to play the .avi.

But got it off starcontroller.com

All I can say is that it looked to be a turd of a game. I think it would have bombed big time if released.
Logged

Play online melee here! http://irc.uqm.stack.nl/
Son_of_Antares
*Smell* controller
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 305


Arioch, I summon thee...


View Profile
Re: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2009, 10:38:29 am »

And this is why we should leave such things to TFB, and not try to do it ourselves (I lasted up to 1:45 and then fast forwarded the rest). I greet the idea for making new SC games, but am revolted at what my eyes see - making a "shoot'em up" from SC??? Wth?! It looks like a bad copy of Freelancer or something Tongue

I'm all for innovations and all, but making a legendary space adventure game into an "space FPS" is simply wrong.
Logged
Death 999
Global Moderator
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3830


We did. You did. Yes we can. No.


View Profile
Re: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2009, 08:11:33 pm »

The archive 'decompresses' into a 0 kilobyte AVI.
The archive is password-protected for some reason, as the PNF announcement said. I bet you tried to uncompress it without specifying the password.

However much you bet, pay up. I entered the password exactly as given. Plus, why would it even produce a file, instead of just saying 'no'? Anyway, I got it off the feed, so whatever.
Logged
Lukipela
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3619


The Ancient One


View Profile
Re: PNF news flash: StarCon video released.
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2009, 08:20:43 pm »

Truly bizzare. I wonder why it worked fine for some and not for others. Oh well, the main thing is that everyone got to see it. I think I'll download and upload the next one myself before making a news post, to save on the frustration.
Logged

What's up doc?
Pages: [1] 2 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!