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RU collecting is SO boring
« on: February 25, 2003, 08:30:57 am »

Find Planet > Scan planet >Fly around over dots > Repeat.

Any RU cheats?

the old lander cheat doesnt work.   its enough to make me want to install DOS.
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Re: RU collecting is SO boring
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2003, 09:15:44 am »

Thats half the fun Grin ok more like 1/8th the fun, but its always fun to find a planet that is just loaded Smiley. also try those dangerous ones with lighting, fire, earthquaks and those green dots that move around!

BUT IF YOU ARE SO LAME AS TO CHEAT YOUR WAY THROUGH THE GAME

then you can download the save game editor for .1 it still works for .2 at PONAF, but while your at it you might as well print out the walk through and follow it exactly, and turn your cyborg to expert. Oh dont forget to get the maps that tell you where everything is.

see I beat the game TWICE before even trying the editor.
editor is at
http://www.fileplanet.com/dl.aspx?/classicgaming/starcontrol/urquanmasters/uqm_editor_v0.1.zip

you have to put the editor in the directory of the save games.
that directory is a hidden file for XP and is int the documumentsadnsetting/"user"/aplicationdata/uqm/savegame
thats if my memory is correct.
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Re: RU collecting is SO boring
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2003, 02:05:29 am »

Ignore the almost fanatical love of resource collecting of the response and utterly freakish generalizations about you. This editor tool is really nice. Pump yourself up with LOTS of RUs. If you want to travel quicker, give yourself some turning jets and boosters (Easier bought ingame.), but this imbalances your main ship, so be fair and try not to use your flag ship for battle.

Of course, you'll still have to head to planets to get bio units. But, that's fair.
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Re: RU collecting is SO boring
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2003, 02:29:30 am »

You know, you get resources for destroying enemy ships (although not enough to rely on it completely until late in the game). Actually, I find mining kinda fun anyway. You don't have to do it THAT much if you just hit the valuable planets (becoming familiar with the value of each color helps).
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2003, 02:40:05 am »

If you mine enough to buy a Spathi ship, you can hunt VUX or Slylandro for cash, but Spathi Fu is almost more boring than mining.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2003, 03:07:09 am »

Sapthi Fu against VUX is just a slow way of committing mental suicide. You can keep at it til you've exhausted the conversation options, but that's really all. After that it's just horrible.
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2003, 03:29:46 am »

My typical response to this one is that if mining is getting boring to you you don't know the game that well enough.

Seek to improve upon your game and learn it.  There's ways to get lots of RU really quickly and it's not cheating...when I play anymore I finish with my ship all tricked out, a few escorts, and 70K RU to spare in the spring of 2157...

In fact, those things have been talked about...you might read back and you'll find out many of those ways to make RU...

To use a Star Trekism....think like a Ferrengi....profit profit profit.
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2003, 10:34:18 am »

The best way to get money legit is to get the egg casing and sell it to the druuge. make shure you fill all you modules slots with  advanced fuel tanks Grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2003, 11:05:39 am »

From the SC2 Resource PDF:

STAR SYSTEM DETAILS
The 20 Overall Richest Star Systems
Star System and Best Worlds and Best Worlds
                             Mineral Totals Biological Totals
Delta Aurigae 11005 (7,2a,1b) 256 (2,1b,1a)
Beta Carinae 7982 (2,9d,9b) 304 (4,3b,7a)
Beta Scorpii 12680 (5,7,3) 178 (8b,6,3)
Beta Circini 6897 (7,8,3) 248 (3a,1,2a)
Delta Sextantis 5901 (9,3,6) 322 (5a,1,2b)
Beta Tauri 5747 (5a,7,5b) 277 (1,5b,5a)
Alpha Olber 6940 (3,6b,1) 241 (3,7,6a)
Epsilon Draconis 7298 (1,9,2a) 230 (8a,2a,7)
Zeta Scorpii 4134 (9,9a,5) 309 (9a,8,3)
Gamma Tauri 7307 (1c,5b,4d) 219 (2b,1a,3b)
Gamma Geminorum 2388 (4a,4c,4b) 341 (3,1,4c)
Epsilon Scuti 8365 (5b,4,3a) 175 (5b,3b,5d)
Lambda Hyades 1949 (6,4,3) 329 (7,1,4a)
Beta Vulpeculae 6208 (5d,5a,3) 214 (2d,6,2a)
Gamma Circini 4903 (6,3,1) 247 (6,2,5)
Delta Chandrasekhar 4299 (4, 1 , 8 ) 259 (3,6,7d)
Aldebaran 6488 (5c,2,4) 201(2a,2,5a)
Kappa Hyades 4736 (6,1,2) 186 (2,9a)
Fomalhaut 4158 (1,5a,2) 191 (5a,5b,4)
Alpha Chandrasekhar 4799 (1,9b,7c) 175 (2,5a,9b)

The 20 Most Mineral Rich Star Systems
Mineral Totals
Star System and Best Worlds
Beta Scorpii 12680 (5,7,3)
Delta Tauri 12080 (2,1,7)
Alpha Ceti 11739 (2,6b,5a)
Alpha Centauri 11476 (3,8,1)
Delta Aurigae 11005 (7,2a,1b)
Beta Cephei 10447 (6,9b,4)
Zeeman 10421 (5a,4a,6b)
Zeta Vulpeculae 9404 (3a,7,1)
Beta Normae 9153 (3,7,2)
Delta Brahe 9100 (1,3,9a)
Alpha Antliae 8734 (8c,5,3)
Alpha Columbae 8370 (5,4a,4b)
Epsilon Scuti 8365 (5b,4,3a)
Alpha Ptolemae 8055 (7a,7d,6c)
Beta Persei 8037 (6,3c,5a)
Beta Carinae 7982 (2,9d,9b)
Zeta Volantis 7912 (7,6,3)
Epsilon Normae 7718 (4,6,3b)
Alpha Crucis 7702 (2a,5,4a)
Iota Hyades 7379 (2,1,7a)

The 20 Most Life Rich Star Systems
Biological Totals
Star System and Best Worlds
Gamma Geminorum 341 (3,1,4c)
Lambda Hyades 329 (7,1,4a)
Delta Sextantis 322 (5a,1,2b)
Zeta Scorpii 309 (9a,8,3)
Beta Carinae 304 (4,3b,7a)
Beta Tauri 277 (1,5b,5a)
Gamma Sextantis 271 (3b,3a,1)
Delta Chandrasekhar 259 (3,6,7d)
Alpha Sextantis 257 (3,1b,1a)
Zeta Orionis 257 (5,4)
Delta Aurigae 256 (2,1b,1a)
Beta Corvi 255 (1,6,3)
Epsilon Sextantis 253 (2,3,6a)
Alpha Trianguli 252 (1,5,8b)
Beta Circini 248 (3a,1,2a)
Gamma Circini 247 (6,2,5)
Alpha Olber 241 (3,7,6a)
Gamma Mensae 234 (4,4a,7b)
Alpha Giclas 231 (4,7c,7a)
Epsilon Draconis 230 (8a,2a,7)

And to finish off:
Rainbow World Locations
In all cases, they are in the first orbital
position, closest to their sun.
Beta Pegasi
Epsilon Lipi
Groombridge
Beta Leporis
Epsilon Draconis
Gamma Aquarii
Gamma Reticuli
Zeta Sextantis
Gamma Kepler
Alpha Andromedae

Enjoy! - with access to Melnorme Trade Credits from the Rainbow Worlds, it is easy enough to skip to all the best tech, and economise on RU spending. Plus, with an uber-flagship with Fusion Blasters and Shiva Furnaces, you don't have to build so many damn ships all the time - even if you only use your flagship as a last resort.

Personally, I always try to get the Portal Spawner ASAP - that will save on fuel and time immediately.

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Re: RU collecting is SO boring
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2003, 11:17:38 am »

RU collecting is but one of the greatest thing about the game. Finding valuable planets, risking the lander on dangerous rich worlds & scanning.

Upgrading the lander

Too bad part 3 don't have that ability. In fact part 3 took away lots of fun.
Getting RUs out of nothing but just wait, is totally boring.
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Re: RU collecting is SO boring
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2003, 05:27:18 pm »

yeah yeah yeah.  i'm lame.    and you're all Leet Haxors because you've memorised the resources available on all the planets.
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Re: RU collecting is SO boring
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2003, 05:50:24 pm »

Actually, it's in a player's guide file from the original (DOS) SC2.  
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Re: RU collecting is SO boring
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2003, 06:53:38 pm »

(Showuing off ignorance) Who is Lee Haxor?
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« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2003, 08:10:16 pm »

Elite Hackers.
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2003, 01:24:08 am »

Nonsense. You don't need to mine planets all game; actually you can finish the game very easily and naturally by mining the Centauri system and perhaps some gas giants (Zeeman is great) and finding three or four rainbow worlds (it's not that hard once you learn how they're arranged) to buy all the technology from the Melnorme and then you can just blast a pack of Ur-Quan's away for some 2000 RUs.
Summary: you just need to dedicate one round of mineral collecting. Go for Tzo-crystals and other precious minerals.

If you lame out, just download a memory editor or a save-game editor Tongue:P
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