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Reviewing Star Control 3 and I need help
« on: February 21, 2011, 07:27:53 am »

A few months back I did a large scale review of Star Control 2 for my youtube show The Retro Check. It is a game I truly love....Star Control 3 not so much.....So I have decided since i am about to celebrate my 10th show (Yeah i didn't think I'd last that long either Smiley ) and since youtube no longer is limiting the amount of time a video can be, I am doing a large scale review of Star Control 3 and why it destroyed the childhood dreams of all the Star Control 1 and 2 fans.

Only thing is....i am having trouble getting it running again. I have two computers. One is a Dual Core using windows XP and the other is a quad core running windows 7. I am having only partial success with both machines. Anyone suggest which will be the better one to focus towards?

Also I'd love to get some fans to give their two cents on this.  (I'd like to open the video up with "So how do the fans of SC2 feel about SC3?" and read a few off to set the mood for the review).  So if you'd like to get a sentence or two read off for the review and get your name in the video, please post something here or pm it to me.

Ripping apart the first game to ever disappoint me so heavily......this is going to be fun Smiley
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Re: Reviewing Star Control 3 and I need help
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 08:21:20 am »

DOSBox may be your only option, that was the way I had to go to relive my memory of it back when I had XP.

I honestly don't have any qualms with SC3. I played it like I was playing any other game, beat it and let it go.
The only thing I can find any distaste towards was the gameplay, buggy as hell.

Other than that, it was entertaining and held my attention long enough for me to beat it.
Which I can not say for most of the recent games that have come out.
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Re: Reviewing Star Control 3 and I need help
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 02:44:47 pm »

I was "lucky" enough to finish it the first time around. All of my subsequent tries were unsuccessful, because the game logic broke. My main problem with the game was reusing text from SC2 and the horrible horrible elevator music everywhere. The ending video didn't help either.
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 03:00:36 pm »

The music was a big gripe for me too but the biggest was that ungodly, impossible to understand map screen that would have the name of the stars overlap each other. (I remember it taking me 45 minutes one time to find the system I was looking for. )

I actually have the CD version of the game that was designed for windows 95. Dos box doesn't run it any better then the standard windows. (My real problem has been constant crashing after the game loads)
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Re: Reviewing Star Control 3 and I need help
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 03:36:11 pm »

You know there was a system search function, right? That was one thing that actually worked well.

Anyway, I think a forum search would reveal hundreds of such opinions, though not freshly expressed for this purpose.
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Re: Reviewing Star Control 3 and I need help
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 10:39:56 pm »

You could make an extra partition on one of those machines and slap FreeDOS on there. Might work, might not.
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Re: Reviewing Star Control 3 and I need help
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 10:44:43 pm »

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You know there was a system search function, right? That was one thing that actually worked well.

Actually it never worked for me back then. Using it resulted in the game crashing without fail back in the day.

I'll give freedos a try. TY
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