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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 4025

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  Sequels strife

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Posted by Alvarin — Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:41 pm — Replies 286 — Views 72804

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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 3 — Views 6521

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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 15 — Views 14754

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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 28861

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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.
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 18069

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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-

Sealed copy of Groombridge Log by Tiberian

Submission deadline Extended: TBD

Voting :TBD




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 33563

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  Eternal Doctrine, sequel to Groombridge Log

Tiberian has graced us all once more with a new story! Part 1 of his newest fiction Eternal Doctrine, sequel to Groombridge Log.
Best fall in line with the "Doctrine" and check out the forum topic, with the link to download part 1.

http://www.star-control.com/community/v ... =9&p=22383

As always leave him feedback and compliments. :mrgreen:

Posted by Scott Irving — Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:55 am — Replies 0 — Views 16672

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  StarDock - Star Control Spring Update

Fellow hunams,
I bring news i shouldn't have missed, back in March, Brad posted a spring update on the new Star Control Game.

lots of good tid bits of info, including potential for bringing back one of the original sc2 music composers!


Brad also more recently just over a week ago added an FAQ too!


Posted by Scott Irving — Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:19 pm — Replies 2 — Views 16837

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  Star Swarm Stress Test - The Nitrous Game Engine

This is somewhat directly related to the new Star Control game Stardock is working on, it's actually been out for awhile, so many of you may already know. On steam there is a "utility" called Star Swarm Stress Test, it's a tech demo of the Nitrous game engine.. which if you missed it will be powering the new Star Control game. It also shows off DX11 and Mantle if you can benefit with hardware that handles it.

So if your curious about how powerful the engine for the new SC game will be and your on steam go check it out.

Remember if you have any news that's SC related in anyway please feel free to share it.

Cheers Hunams,

Posted by Scott Irving — Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:06 am — Replies 2 — Views 18625

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