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  The official annoucement of the lawsuit settlement was made...

Official:

https://www.dogarandkazon.com/blog/2019 ... -to-win-is

and

https://forums.starcontrol.com/495396/s ... beekeeping

and a great pic!

https://twitter.com/draginol/status/113 ... 96/photo/1




There is tons of news coverage about this...

This article actually has an extra bit of information as he says he did a phone interview with the 3 of them on the line...

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/06/ ... and-honey/


and
https://www.pcgamer.com/star-control-la ... ure-games/

etc
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/0 ... d-by-bees/

Posted by Frumple — Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:19 pm — Replies 9 — Views 10059

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  Official teaser announcement of lawsuit settlement.

https://www.dogarandkazon.com/blog/2019 ... from-space

Posted by Alvarin — Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:37 am — Replies 4 — Views 2581

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  Starflight is making a come-back

Hello everyone,

Today we’d like to announce a fun collaboration between Steve (creator &
owner of http://www.starflt.com the largest and possibly last remaining
Starflight resource website) and Blake (creator & owner of Blake’s Sanctum:
http://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/Starflight/ - the largest Starflight fan
game tribute website) to create a new oldschool home for SF fans while also
keeping them up to date with the latest news and developments in the
Starflight universe.

Until recently Starflight was considered another dead franchise due to no
official announcements, no new fan games, and many of the old websites &
forums being long gone or inactive. However that all changed in 2018 and
2019 when Marvin went public with his amazing 3D Unity Opensource
Starflight 1 Remake: http://forum.starflt.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2320
Gregg B released his Starflight VR fan game called Exoplanet:
http://forum.starflt.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2339 on steam, and Sebastian
continued work on his awesome Starflight 1&2 Reverse Engineering:
http://forum.starflt.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2341 from Forth to C project
(including extracting the coveted elusive forth planet generator code &
seed).

Jon H & Steve continued their work on Starflight – The Lost Colony:
http://forum.starflt.com/viewforum.php?f=4 and have released a new enhanced
version and are seeking alpha testers. John W announced his Starflight
SEGA Genesis Total Conversion Mod for SF-TLC:
http://forum.starflt.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2334 and none other than Greg
Johnson himself (lead dev on SF 1 & 2) announced a new NEW OFFICIAL
STARFLIGHT 3 SEQUEL in the making!
http://forum.starflt.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2316

However due to a complete lack of mainstream media attention and the death
of all the old Starflight communities the crowdfund for the official
Starflight 3 failed. Greg declared that they would try again in the future
with a better strategy & a more complete and ‘retro’ demo, so it’s
important that the SF community is ready for when that day comes again.
Thankfully all is well with Marvin’s awesome SF1 remake and the other fan
projects though with new playable builds are still being released all the
time!

Sadly the old Interstel forums
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/interstelcommcenter/ have been inactive for
over 10yrs and the Starflight 3 forums has been taken offline likely for
good. Because of this Steve’s good old The Lost Colony forum has now been
expanded to a new large general ALL purpose Starflight forum that covers
all official games and many of the fan games in the hopes of creating a new
forum home for SF fans. http://forum.starflt.com/ This is the last of the
Babylon stations and our best hope for peace… oh wait… wrong franchise! :P

Steve has updated his forum to the latest phpBB software version and added
more anti-spam security, new colour themes and posting features. Blake has
populated the new forums with lots of multimedia, important information and
links to help old SF fans get up to speed. Blake recently started a video
series:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... iY2BD_zoic
documenting and touring all the big Starflight fan projects after
successfully recovering multiple long lost demos & private builds of the
SF3 (fan project) and other rarely seen SF fan games. Blake hopes to
continue the video series and document new SF fan projects & more long lost
demos in the future with help from the SF community.

If you feel you’re a bit passed the good old days of chatting in forums
Blake also runs a Starflight 3 Fan community facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/starflight3/ where many fans from the old
forums now reside. Greg Johnson has also created an official Starflight
Discord channel for SF fans too: https://discord.gg/qsGB7zf Any new
developments related to Starflight will be posted in the forums and in
these social media groups so we hope you can drop by and say hi!

Hopefully this will ensure that when the next official Starflight 3
crowdfund happens we can alert as many fans as possible and truly bring
this great franchise and its community back to life again!

Regards

Steve & Blake

Posted by Alvarin — Sun May 26, 2019 5:02 am — Replies 4 — Views 1957

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  Star Control Discussion Board Community Forum Software Upgrade

Hello,

Earlier today I was notified of php errors on the board. The issue was that phpBB 3.0.x and 3.1.x were using preg_replace with the /e modifier, which is deprecated in PHP7.

Anyways, the translation is that the Star Control Discussion Board Community Forum software was using a really old version of phpBB.

To fix the problem, and take care of a very delayed software upgrade maintenance task, I had to upgrade to the latest version of phpBB.

  • The Good News: I think the errors are fixed.
  • The Bad News: things will look different and may work differently... from their install notes:
Upgrading to phpBB 3.2 will render previously installed MODifications and styles unusable.

phpBB 3.2 is not compatible with 3.0 and most of the previous files will need to be removed prior to upgrading.
I am sorry for the troubles but, hey, the upgrade worked! :mrgreen:

Posted by Frumple — Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:45 am — Replies 5 — Views 5955

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  Sequels strife

https://dogarandkazon.squarespace.com/b ... ed-lawyers

Posted by Alvarin — Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:41 pm — Replies 309 — Views 91016

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  Groombridge Log + Eternal Doctrine duology Complete

Whoopde-dee and trolly bazoo, we are having a busy month here in Star Control land!

Tiberian / Tommi Salminen has finished The Eternal Doctrine, the second half of his novelization of Star Control 2.

His blog post announcing this is here.

Congratulations!

Posted by Death 999 — Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:36 pm — Replies 3 — Views 7954

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  ZOMG REAL SC3

https://venturebeat.com/2017/10/09/star ... later/amp/

https://dogarandkazon.squarespace.com

It seems that FF and PRiii are creating their version of SC3!

Cowabunga!

(shamlessly pasting news from the UQM boards (http://forum.uqm.stack.nl/index.php?board=1.0)

Posted by krulle — Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:52 pm — Replies 15 — Views 18844

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  News! Late but here!

So this news deserves a proper post with all the details but alas I'm short for time these days so this will have to suffice for now.

In case you missed it, StarDock shared a gameplay teaser of their new Star Control Game Titled "Origins"
You can view the clip on the youtubes at - https://youtu.be/K6ntg47q_cM

There was a Balance Mod Tournament.. um yesterday that I failed to get a news post up about! sorry folks :( :oops:
Apparently there was 5 players and a few straglers that showed up later.
http://www.star-control.com/community/v ... =8&p=25123

This news going back to September, yikes again I'm behind the times on these, Tiberian Released part III of the Eternal Doctrine!
View the topic with link to Part 3 at http://www.star-control.com/community/v ... f=9&t=1202

That's all for now, I'll try to get back on later this week and update our new "SC: Origins" section with links to various previews of the new game.

Posted by Scott Irving — Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:09 am — Replies 23 — Views 33644

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  Groombridge Log available in stores!

Greetings Hunams!

Exciting news for Tiberian our resident published author, his book Groombridge Log is now available from a variety of sources!, both as a Printed book (like the one were giving away for our contest) and as an eBook. I think it is a big achievement for him or any of us Star Control fans here.
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I invite you to go take a look and purchase a copy to support one of our own! and at the very least I suggest dropping him a friendly congrats for his hard work.

http://goo.gl/UwYGj9 - From Amazon
https://goo.gl/8BMWUm - For us canucks - Chapters/Indigo
It's also available through Google Books and the Apple iBook's, (and likely several others stores too)

As a personal note to Tiberian I'd like to say -
"Congrats! on getting your booked finished (not a small feat around here) , produced, and now distributed & sold throughout the world, well done!. Also my public apologies for missing your PM on this, sorry you had to chase me!"

Cheers fellow *Happy Campers* and remember feel free to share any news you might have.

Posted by Scott Irving — Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:57 am — Replies 2 — Views 19321

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  The Contest of Now and Almost for Never!

It's finally contest time folks as I've finally gotten off my butt and made it happen

So Here's the details.

I'll be accepting submissions for Star Control fan "content", I use the word Content as it was difficult to simply say art, some want to do music for instance. So if your not sure your submission will or would fall under "content" simply ask. Submission deadline will be May 30th - just over a month away. ill host the submissions on a public google drive, unless otherwise hosted. Voting will start June 1 and close on June 15th* and winner will be announced soon after. *this date maybe extended if voter turn out is low. I've hosted the poll on a 3rd party website to allow more control and so that non forum members are able to vote as well, so that means you lurkers. Now lastly if you didn't know, the prize is some fan content it's self, but not just any fan content, a sealed copy of our own Tiberian's book, Groombridge Log. I look forward to some no doubt excellent submissions, cheers Hunams!

To Summarize-

Prize:
Sealed copy of Groombridge Log by Tiberian

Submission deadline Extended: TBD

Voting :TBD

Submissions:

Pending

Voting
http://www.poll-maker.com/poll306668x89404270-11

Please Send submissions or links to content to:

pnfsirving AT gmail.com

Posted by Scott Irving — Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:17 am — Replies 14 — Views 37175

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