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by Ogo3142
Mon May 18, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Earthling Cruiser
Replies: 85
Views: 22987

Re: The Earthling Cruiser

I don't know what player you tried to use, but it must be quite outdated if it can't play a VP8 WebM file! Anyway, VLC should play it just fine.
by Ogo3142
Thu May 07, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Earthling Cruiser
Replies: 85
Views: 22987

Re: The Earthling Cruiser

OK, here's that video. Just a warning for Windows users: make sure you uncheck that checkbox offering a "download manager" to get the actual download link. Sorry about the questionable host, but it's the first place I succeeded in uploading the video to. I don't know why I had such terrible luck. :/...
by Ogo3142
Wed May 06, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Earthling Cruiser
Replies: 85
Views: 22987

Re: The Earthling Cruiser

I tried it both ways, once as Spathi vs. AI Cruiser and the other as Cruiser vs. AI Spathi. As Spathi: I found that dodging the missile was easy enough, then I could take intermident pot shots to drain the battery, since the Cruiser will activate the PDL regardless, but then can't retaliate with a ...
by Ogo3142
Mon May 04, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Earthling Cruiser
Replies: 85
Views: 22987

Re: The Earthling Cruiser

That reminds me - I tried Spathi vs Earthling, and OMG I could NOT get that to work right - at least, not vs the AI. I think the trick is to trigger the PD on your ship and then shoot. The AI is uncanny at shooting down the tight streams of bullets the Eluder shoots, all at once. That means that th...
by Ogo3142
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Earthling Cruiser
Replies: 85
Views: 22987

Re: The Earthling Cruiser

I just want to reiterate this point: The AI is (as far as I remember, intentionally) bad. Actually, that's understating it. The AI in Star Control is so terrible that no result you get with AI controllers can be expected to be representative of anything meaningful. Incidentally, the AI is especially...