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Star Control: Origins pre-orders started today!

Post by Island Dog » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:21 pm

Star Control: Origins pre-orders begin today!

More info: https://forums.starcontrol.com/485338

Pre-order trailer:

https://youtu.be/L1bgnu-JTgc

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Re: Star Control: Origins pre-orders started today!

Post by krulle » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:31 pm

Huh?
In the "Star Control Bundle", there's a "Star Control: The Ur-Quan Masters (Star Control & Star Control II)".


I did not know that "The Ur-Quan Masters" includes Star Control (1)....

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Re: Star Control: Origins pre-orders started today!

Post by Draxas » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:13 pm

Probably a redemption code for the GOG bundle pack, if I had to guess.

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Re: Star Control: Origins pre-orders started today!

Post by palmpet » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:01 am

Nope Star Control 1 is bundled with any purchase of star control 2 on Steam now...also I love how star control 3 has been renamed to "Star Control: Kessari Quadrant"
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Re: Star Control: Origins pre-orders started today!

Post by krulle » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:42 am

SC: Origins is trying to split the Star-Control universe into a multiverse.
Basically delivering similar playstyle games, but all with their own story.

Hence they can introduce new races in a prequel, which you still won't see in (time-line wise) later SC2.


The best pre-quel you can do, and stay in universe, would be the plight of the "false men" (Androsynth), and their flight from Human space.
This could be a very interesting story, secretly collecting ressources, refine them, build engines and drives for all space installation; collect sympathisants, organise cells,....

But it would be a very different game from SCII.


Also, my SC1 does not work, not even in Dosbox. (I have bundled versions with SC2, and again with SC3)
Won't have time to play it soon, but does anyone know of a SC1 fan-remake for semi-modern systems?

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Re: Star Control: Origins pre-orders started today!

Post by Draxas » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:09 pm

Sadly, no SC1 remake exists. I know there have been some early attempts, but nothing ever made it to a playable state as far as I'm aware. However, if you need some help getting DosBox to work with it properly, there may be someone here or on UQMF who can help.

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Re: Star Control: Origins pre-orders started today!

Post by krulle » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:27 am

Usually I am proficient enough with DosBox.
Alas no time right now, but maybe in two years again (when the kids are more self-sufficient, also I want to introduce them to UQM and SC1)

Also thanks for your answer. I feared it...

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Post by Island Dog » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:46 pm

Star Control: Origins Fleet Battles Beta begins today!

Trailer:

https://youtu.be/a-hhgTxiB8Y
Star Control: Origins is a science-fiction adventure game set in an open universe that puts the player as the captain of Earth's first interstellar vessel on a mission to find allies to help save humanity from certain annihilation.

The beta unlocks the Fleet Battles feature, where you'll assemble ships in a fleet and engage in battle with fleets controlled by either the computer, humans via the Internet, or even friends sitting at the same PC.

You can literally design your own ships to use in combat using the Ship Crafting system, or you can download ships designed by others to play with. Ship Crafting not only allows you to decide what weapons and defenses a ship has, but allows total control of how a ship looks.
More info here: https://forums.starcontrol.com/485611

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Re: Star Control: Origins pre-orders started today!

Post by krulle » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:23 pm

Looks overloaded (too much graphic detail, too much bling-bling). And I do not like the isometric 2.5D view.

And some ships seem to be overpowered from what that video shows.

But when playing it may be less bad than I am feeling from this very short video...

I'll continue waiting for the full game. More interested in the story anyway.

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Re: Star Control: Origins pre-orders started today!

Post by Death 999 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:32 pm

Isometric 2.5D? Oh no, that was one of the worst things about SC3. But… this doesn't look like that, so I'm not sure what you're talking about?

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