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  • Star Control II Remake

    http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories...872407,00.html

    Anybody else here have really fond memories of Captain Fwiffo and the gang?

  • #2
    Never played it but I have always wanted to. I really don't know where to find it. I've never seen it in stores or at abandonware sites. I haven't really ever looked that hard though.
    "Yay Apoc!!!!!!!" - bipolarbear
    "At least there were some thoughts went into Apocalypse." - Urban Ranger
    "Apocalype was a great game." - DrSpike
    "In Apoc, I had one soldier who lasted through the entire game... was pretty cool. I like apoc for that reason, the soldiers are a bit more 'personal'." - General Ludd

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    • #3
      This is excellent news. The original game was almost a legend, even though the combat system sucked
      (\__/) 07/07/1937 - Never forget
      (='.'=) "Claims demand evidence; extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence." -- Carl Sagan
      (")_(") "Starting the fire from within."

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      • #4
        Back when I had a crummy thrift store 386, somebody got this game for me from...... a Thrift store! unfortunately, even though the manual made me drool, I was never able to play it because of the old manual warfare copy protection method. and I didn't have the star chart....
        Any man can be a Father, but it takes someone special to be a BEAST

        I was just about to point out that Horsie is simply making excuses in advance for why he will suck at Civ III...
        ...but Father Beast beat me to it! - Randomturn

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        • #5
          Oh man, that rots.
          (\__/) 07/07/1937 - Never forget
          (='.'=) "Claims demand evidence; extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence." -- Carl Sagan
          (")_(") "Starting the fire from within."

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          • #6
            It's abandonware now. So you can pick it up at this link:

            http://home.freeuk.com/a51/games/sc2.htm

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            • #7
              It never will be as good as the original, I hope it doesn't suck as SC3 did.

              My favourite race had to be zoq-phot-pick (an enlightened but very, very, very naive race of birds) or the spathi (think of a cowardly clam armed with a howitzer) .
              Skeptics should forego any thought of convincing the unconvinced that we hold the torch of truth illuminating the darkness. A more modest, realistic, and achievable goal is to encourage the idea that one may be mistaken. Doubt is humbling and constructive; it leads to rational thought in weighing alternatives and fully reexamining options, and it opens unlimited vistas.

              Elie A. Shneour Skeptical Inquirer

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              • #8
                Oh wait, it's going to be more of a remake and it seems to involve the original designers. This could be worthwhile!
                Skeptics should forego any thought of convincing the unconvinced that we hold the torch of truth illuminating the darkness. A more modest, realistic, and achievable goal is to encourage the idea that one may be mistaken. Doubt is humbling and constructive; it leads to rational thought in weighing alternatives and fully reexamining options, and it opens unlimited vistas.

                Elie A. Shneour Skeptical Inquirer

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                • #9
                  Badass! I hope to see several games follow this trend: All the Kings Quests, all the Space Quests, A few Monkey Islands, Ascendancy, Sam & Max Hit the Road...maybe even Daggerfall. I want to see a trend like this; something maybe developers do when they're at home and bored or something.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CapTVK
                    My favourite race had to be zoq-phot-pick (an enlightened but very, very, very naive race of birds) or the spathi (think of a cowardly clam armed with a howitzer) .
                    The Zoq-Fot-Pick (or something like that) are a bunch of plant-like beings. The birds you're thinking about are a relative of the Yehats (something like that), a member of the Alliance.
                    (\__/) 07/07/1937 - Never forget
                    (='.'=) "Claims demand evidence; extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence." -- Carl Sagan
                    (")_(") "Starting the fire from within."

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                    • #11
                      One word:

                      Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

                      One of the Greatest Games Ever (TM).

                      And the naive, new-age spiritual birds were the Pkunk, old relatives of the Yehat.
                      "My nation is the world, and my religion is to do good." --Thomas Paine
                      "The subject of onanism is inexhaustable." --Sigmund Freud

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Urban Ranger

                        The Zoq-Fot-Pick (or something like that) are a bunch of plant-like beings. The birds you're thinking about are a relative of the Yehats (something like that), a member of the Alliance.
                        The Zoq-Fot-Pik (3 species IIRC) were the race just inside Ur-Quan space that were constantly under attack. Their ships had that "stinger" weapon (kinda like a flamethrower) but you hardly ever got the chance to use it as the Dreadnoughts/Marauders blew you away before getting close.

                        The "enlightened" (read new-age on steroids - and other things ) birds were the Pkunk - a hated offshoot of the Yehat race.
                        Their ships were the fastest thing around and used psychic energy as a basis for their weapons - hence the insults the Pkunk pilots kept throwing around to keep themselves "worked up".

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                        • #13
                          I think that thing was actually a tounge! Really powerful too,I could take down the Ur-Quan ships in the damn thing.

                          One of the thing that amazes me is how well the dialogue was done for each of the races. They all had a unique feel with real personality. I'm a little hesitant about the addition of voice acting (this will be based off the 3D0 version) to the game because it dissapointed me so much in SC3 (having to actually LISTEN to the Spathi regurgitate their entire script from SC2 was agnoy).

                          Maybe it's just me, but unless the voice acting is AAA material, it would generally ruin the game.

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                          • #14
                            Personally I suck at melee (ship-to-ship combat), though a friend of mine is excellent.

                            Any clues on how to fly the ships better?


                            ravagon,

                            Yeah, they looked like plants though.
                            (\__/) 07/07/1937 - Never forget
                            (='.'=) "Claims demand evidence; extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence." -- Carl Sagan
                            (")_(") "Starting the fire from within."

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                            • #15
                              Yeah - the melee was a click fest - that I could never master -- but nontheless a GREAT game...

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