History VideoGame / StarControl

18th Jan '17 5:37:33 PM Headrock
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* MoonLogicPuzzle: The location of the Beast Admiral ZEX is looking for is hinted to be in a yellow star of the 8-star 'Linch-Nas-Ploh' constellation, which roughly means `the snake-like creature who has swallowed the elephantine beast.' This puzzle is one of the biggest GuideDangIt moment in the game, but as [[http://www.starcontrol.org/community/viewtopic.php?t=1112&p=24203 someone deduced,]] checking the starmap reveals [[spoiler:Lyncis constellation]], which looks like a line with a box in the middle of it. In other words, like a snake who has just swallowed a large prey, and is now bulging in the midsection.

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* MoonLogicPuzzle: The location of the Beast Admiral ZEX is looking for is hinted to be in a yellow star of the 8-star 'Linch-Nas-Ploh' constellation, which roughly means `the snake-like creature who has swallowed the elephantine beast.' This puzzle is one of the biggest GuideDangIt moment in the game, but as [[http://www.starcontrol.org/community/viewtopic.php?t=1112&p=24203 someone deduced,]] checking the starmap reveals [[spoiler:Lyncis constellation]], which looks like a line with a box in the middle of it. In other words, [[Literature/TheLittlePrince like a snake who has just swallowed a large prey, and is now bulging in the midsection.midsection]].
17th Jan '17 9:23:27 PM zequeins
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** The Pkunks, to a lesser extent. Slightly downplayed in that they give their info freely, and they sound like the ramblings of phony psychic... but ignore them at your own peril, because they are surprisingly accurate, if metaphorically.
17th Jan '17 9:19:02 PM zequeins
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** The VUX Beast puzzle was still rather GuideDangIt even with all the hints.

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** The VUX Beast puzzle was still rather GuideDangIt even with all the hints. See MoonLogicPuzzle below.


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* MoonLogicPuzzle: The location of the Beast Admiral ZEX is looking for is hinted to be in a yellow star of the 8-star 'Linch-Nas-Ploh' constellation, which roughly means `the snake-like creature who has swallowed the elephantine beast.' This puzzle is one of the biggest GuideDangIt moment in the game, but as [[http://www.starcontrol.org/community/viewtopic.php?t=1112&p=24203 someone deduced,]] checking the starmap reveals [[spoiler:Lyncis constellation]], which looks like a line with a box in the middle of it. In other words, like a snake who has just swallowed a large prey, and is now bulging in the midsection.
12th Jan '17 7:14:45 PM PaulA
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''Star Control'' is a series of [[ShootEmUp shoot-'em-up]]/ActionAdventure games by Creator/{{Accolade}} built around space battles modeled on but ''substantially'' expanded from ''VideoGame/{{Spacewar}}''

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''Star Control'' is a series of [[ShootEmUp shoot-'em-up]]/ActionAdventure games by Creator/{{Accolade}} built around space battles modeled on but ''substantially'' expanded from ''VideoGame/{{Spacewar}}''
''VideoGame/{{Spacewar}}''.



All three ''Star Control'' games are available from [[http://www.gog.com Good Old Games.]] An excellent -- and ''free'' -- port of ''Star Control II'' to modern systems, called ''The Ur-Quan Masters'', is also available [[http://sc2.sourceforge.net from this page.]] ButWaitTheresMore: A FanSequel to ''Star Control II'', called ''Project 6014'', is being developed [[http://code.google.com/p/project6014/ here.]] And Stardock has acquired the rights, and is making an alternate history/prequel game based on the ''Star Control II'' gameplay.

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All three ''Star Control'' games are available from [[http://www.gog.com Good Old Games.]] An Games]]. There is an excellent -- and ''free'' -- port of ''Star Control II'' to modern systems, called ''The Ur-Quan Masters'', is also available [[http://sc2.''[[http://sc2.sourceforge.net from this page.]] The Ur-Quan Masters]]''. ButWaitTheresMore: A FanSequel to ''Star Control II'', called ''Project 6014'', is being developed [[http://code.''[[http://code.google.com/p/project6014/ here.]] Project 6014]]'', is being developed. And Stardock has acquired the rights, and is making an alternate history/prequel game based on the ''Star Control II'' gameplay.
12th Jan '17 7:03:27 PM WillKeaton
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All three ''Star Control'' games are available from [[http://www.gog.com Good Old Games]]. An excellent -- and ''free'' -- port of ''Star Control II'' to modern systems, called ''The Ur-Quan Masters'', is also available [[http://sc2.sourceforge.net from this page]]. ButWaitTheresMore: A FanSequel to ''Star Control II'', called ''Project 6014'', is being developed [[http://code.google.com/p/project6014/ here]]. And Stardock has acquired the rights, and is making an alternate history/prequel game based on the ''Star Control II'' gameplay.

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All three ''Star Control'' games are available from [[http://www.gog.com Good Old Games]]. Games.]] An excellent -- and ''free'' -- port of ''Star Control II'' to modern systems, called ''The Ur-Quan Masters'', is also available [[http://sc2.sourceforge.net from this page]]. page.]] ButWaitTheresMore: A FanSequel to ''Star Control II'', called ''Project 6014'', is being developed [[http://code.google.com/p/project6014/ here]]. here.]] And Stardock has acquired the rights, and is making an alternate history/prequel game based on the ''Star Control II'' gameplay.
12th Jan '17 7:03:05 PM WillKeaton
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''Star Control'' is a series of [[ShootEmUp shoot-'em-up]]/ActionAdventure games by Creator/{{Accolade}} built around space battles modeled on but ''substantially'' expanded from ''VideoGame/{{Spacewar}}''.

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''Star Control'' is a series of [[ShootEmUp shoot-'em-up]]/ActionAdventure games by Creator/{{Accolade}} built around space battles modeled on but ''substantially'' expanded from ''VideoGame/{{Spacewar}}''.
''VideoGame/{{Spacewar}}''
8th Jan '17 8:24:22 AM SeptimusHeap
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* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The Syreen (except they're blue). ''Heavily'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]], from their outfits to their [[FreudWasRight Penetrator]] ships. The Syreen commander in the second game even comments on how interesting it is that their biology is so similar to humans...with a very flirty overtone. [[spoiler:As it turns out, they're close enough [[TheyDo to be able to breed]]]].

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* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The Syreen (except they're blue). ''Heavily'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]], from their outfits to their [[FreudWasRight Penetrator]] Penetrator ships. The Syreen commander in the second game even comments on how interesting it is that their biology is so similar to humans...with a very flirty overtone. [[spoiler:As it turns out, they're close enough [[TheyDo to be able to breed]]]].
12th Nov '16 4:33:14 AM PaulA
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* PlotDeviceAllAlong: When you first meet the Utwig, they tell you that they are in possession of an incredible Precursor device - called the "Ultron" - which they claim allows them to foretell the future. Except... they accidentally broke it. That sounds a bit far-fetched (to put it mildly), but regardless of what the Utwig ''think'' the Ultron can do, it's pretty obvious that the artifact is very important to them, and that they would appreciate it greatly if you could somehow get it fixed. So you offer your help, and they give you the broken Ultron, and when you try to interact with it, it does absolutely nothing. So you talk with the Utwig's closest allies, the Supox, and they also express their belief that the Ultron does absolutely nothing. So you take it back to Earth to be examined at the Starbase, and once your best scientists are done testing it and prodding it, they conclude that it probably does absolutely nothing. You can end up carrying the damn Ultron in your hold for many months, throughout your journeys back and forth across the galaxy, all the while looking for the exotic parts required to fix it. And when it's finally fixed, it will still do ''absolutely nothing''. Then you ''finally'' give the repaired Ultron back to the Utwig, and they're obviously overjoyed and thankful, and they hurry to "consult it" once again.\\
What the Utwig do next -- based solely on the "advice" they get from the repaired Ultron -- may end up buying you just enough time to save the galaxy.
12th Nov '16 12:03:37 AM Headrock
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* PlotDeviceAllAlong: When you first meet the Utwig, they tell you that they are in possession of an incredible Precursor device - called the "Ultron" - which they claim allows them to foretell the future. Except... they accidentally broke it. That sounds a bit far-fetched (to put it mildly), but regardless of what the Utwig ''think'' the Ultron can do, it's pretty obvious that the artifact is very important to them, and that they would appreciate it greatly if you could somehow get it fixed. So you offer your help, and they give you the broken Ultron, and when you try to interact with it, it does absolutely nothing. You talk to the Utwig's closest allies, the Supox, and they also express their belief that the Ultron does absolutely nothing. So you take it to Earth to be examined at the Starbase, and once your best scientists are done testing it and prodding it, they conclude that it probably does absolutely nothing. You can end up carrying the damn Ultron in your hold for many months, throughout your journeys back and forth across the galaxy, all the while looking for the exotic parts required to fix it. And when it's finally fixed, it will still do ''absolutely nothing''. Then you ''finally'' give the repaired Ultron back to the Utwig, and they're obviously overjoyed and thankful, and they hurry to "consult it" once again.\\

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* PlotDeviceAllAlong: When you first meet the Utwig, they tell you that they are in possession of an incredible Precursor device - called the "Ultron" - which they claim allows them to foretell the future. Except... they accidentally broke it. That sounds a bit far-fetched (to put it mildly), but regardless of what the Utwig ''think'' the Ultron can do, it's pretty obvious that the artifact is very important to them, and that they would appreciate it greatly if you could somehow get it fixed. So you offer your help, and they give you the broken Ultron, and when you try to interact with it, it does absolutely nothing. You So you talk to with the Utwig's closest allies, the Supox, and they also express their belief that the Ultron does absolutely nothing. So you take it back to Earth to be examined at the Starbase, and once your best scientists are done testing it and prodding it, they conclude that it probably does absolutely nothing. You can end up carrying the damn Ultron in your hold for many months, throughout your journeys back and forth across the galaxy, all the while looking for the exotic parts required to fix it. And when it's finally fixed, it will still do ''absolutely nothing''. Then you ''finally'' give the repaired Ultron back to the Utwig, and they're obviously overjoyed and thankful, and they hurry to "consult it" once again.\\
11th Nov '16 11:59:39 PM Headrock
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* PlotDeviceAllAlong: When you first meet the Utwig, they tell you that they possess an incredible device - called the "Ultron" - which they claim allows them to foretell the future... except they accidentally broke it. A bit of an outlandish claim, to put things mildly, but regardless of what the Utwig ''think'' the Ultron can do, it does seem like the thing is important to them, and they might appreciate the gesture if you tried to get it fixed. So they give you the broken Ultron, and when you try to interact with it, it does absolutely nothing. You talk to the Utwig's closest allies, the Supox, and they too express their doubts that the Ultron actually does anything. So you take it to the Earth Starbase, and the best analysts there test it and prod it and conclude that it probably doesn't do anything. You might end up carrying the Ultron in your hold for many months, back and forth across the galaxy, while looking for the parts to fix it, and when it's fixed, it will still do absolutely squat. But when you do ''finally'' give the repaired Ultron back to the Utwig and they hurry to "consult it", they suddenly make a couple of predictions that will later turn out to be surprisingly on-point - and they may end up buying you just enough time to save the galaxy, based solely on the Ultron's "advice".

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* PlotDeviceAllAlong: When you first meet the Utwig, they tell you that they possess are in possession of an incredible Precursor device - called the "Ultron" - which they claim allows them to foretell the future... except future. Except... they accidentally broke it. A That sounds a bit of an outlandish claim, to far-fetched (to put things mildly, it mildly), but regardless of what the Utwig ''think'' the Ultron can do, it does seem like it's pretty obvious that the thing artifact is very important to them, and that they might would appreciate the gesture it greatly if you tried to could somehow get it fixed. So you offer your help, and they give you the broken Ultron, and when you try to interact with it, it does absolutely nothing. You talk to the Utwig's closest allies, the Supox, and they too also express their doubts belief that the Ultron actually does anything. absolutely nothing. So you take it to the Earth to be examined at the Starbase, and the once your best analysts there test scientists are done testing it and prod it and prodding it, they conclude that it probably doesn't do anything. does absolutely nothing. You might can end up carrying the damn Ultron in your hold for many months, throughout your journeys back and forth across the galaxy, all the while looking for the exotic parts required to fix it, and it. And when it's finally fixed, it will still do absolutely squat. But when ''absolutely nothing''. Then you do ''finally'' give the repaired Ultron back to the Utwig Utwig, and they're obviously overjoyed and thankful, and they hurry to "consult it", it" once again.\\
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