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  From: Trade Master Burnt Umber

:arrow: View Incoming Hyperwave Intercept :idea:

Posted by Atarex — Thu Mar 09, 2023 5:14 pm — Replies 1 — Views 22929

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  The MetaChron Briefly Brightens: 30 Years of The Ur-Quan Masters

As a master trader in the Melnorme merchant fleet, I greet you, Captain. You are our favorite customer.

Pistol Shrimp Games is working on the sequel to Star Control 2. They aren't allowed to say "Star Control", I am sorry to say, very much. This game is presently workingly titled, the The Ur-Quan Masters 2, which is the sequel to The Ur-Quan Masters of Star Control 2.

Because of Pistol Shrimpers, the the MetaChron is one brighter shade of gray.

Actually, it has improved two brighter shades of gray due to the month of November in your year 12022. Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters is 30 years old!

Now that that is out of the way, we DO have many thousands of useless facts that we will gladly sell you at a substantial discount. Are you interested?

As you know, in our many centuries of star-trading we Melnorme have come to learn much about what happens in our galaxy both now and in the ancient past.

We will share this crucial knowledge with you for a fee of 75 Credits.

No refunds.

In any event, it is our pleasure to meet you once again.

Posted by Frumple — Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:46 pm — Replies 2 — Views 3931

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  Facebook - SCII:UQM Fan Group

Greetings Hunams!,
micro update here out of the blue, as was suggested on the Facebook group it's self, I've added the "Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters" fan group to our links page. If your not a part of it there's almost 800 members at current. :idea: If you know of any other fan pages or groups out there feel free to let us know.

Posted by Scott Irving — Thu May 13, 2021 6:49 pm — Replies 2 — Views 11978

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


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


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/

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

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

Posted by Frumple — Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:19 pm — Replies 11 — Views 59133

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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 30343

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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 &

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!

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

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
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!


Steve & Blake

Posted by Alvarin — Sun May 26, 2019 5:02 am — Replies 4 — Views 32964

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  Star Control Discussion Board Community Forum Software Upgrade


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 42131

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  Sequels strife

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

Posted by Alvarin — Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:41 pm — Replies 328 — Views 318996

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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.


Posted by Death 999 — Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:36 pm — Replies 5 — Views 38597

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


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


(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 53 — Views 95126

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