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by Steve
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: StarFlight: The Lost Colony
Topic: Questions, problems, and comments
Replies: 5
Views: 11312

Re: Questions, problems, and comments

You don't need to travel far and you don't have to circle anything, for Quest #5 "Engine Test", after you leave starport you need to tell the ships navigator to "orbit" to enter orbit mode - so you actually see the planet spinning around in the middle of the screen. You can then break orbit and retu...
by Steve
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Other StarFlight Fan Games
Topic: What game engine is suitable to make a Starflight game?
Replies: 7
Views: 10644

Re: What game engine is suitable to make a Starflight game?

After experiencing all the headaches from going to start line to the finish line, here's my two cents: The majority of professional games create their own engines in order to optimize for speed and feature customization. Computer games require so many features and advances are often made in the engi...
by Steve
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: StarFlight: The Lost Colony
Topic: Tried combat... twice and was blown to bits!
Replies: 3
Views: 9669

Re: Tried combat... twice and was blown to bits!

Sorry about the misunderstanding, unfortunately this is the desired behavior. Quite a few people were involved in this project, and most of them have moved on. The combat algorithm is fairly simple: turn towards the player's current location, thrust at full speed towards the players current location...
by Steve
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: StarFlight: The Lost Colony
Topic: Tried combat... twice and was blown to bits!
Replies: 3
Views: 9669

Re: Tried combat... twice and was blown to bits!

The game runs under OpenGL which should show missiles and lasers from extreme long-distance just fine on any decent video card with updated video drivers. Several people have reported problems with laptops with inexpensive video cards without proper OpenGL support, but we've been unable to reproduce...
by Steve
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: StarFlight: The Lost Colony
Topic: Fir Bolg 1
Replies: 2
Views: 7605

Re: Fir Bolg 1

An actual bug with the game -- I just fixed it and updated the downloadable copy of the program. If you download the program again and install it or unzip it on top of the old copy, this should solve the problem. Backing up the save game files (savegame-0.dat through savegame-4.dat) shouldn't be nec...
by Steve
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: StarFlight: The Lost Colony
Topic: Endurium shortage???!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 9201

Re: Endurium shortage???!!!

No endurium on acidic planets. I believe this is up to date: -- 6 - Plutonium (elowan) -- 30 - Lead (molten, frozen, asteroid, acidic, spemin) -- 31 - Iron (oceanic, molten, frozen, asteroid, acidic, spemin, coalition, barzhon) -- 32 - Cobalt (oceanic, molten, frozen, acidic) -- 33 - Nickel (oceanic...
by Steve
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: StarFlight: The Lost Colony
Topic: Endurium shortage???!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 9201

Re: Endurium shortage???!!!

Endurium is treated just as if it was another mineral -- it can be found on all planets except for asteroids. The game places a random quantity of each type of mineral that the planet "supports" in sequence, so it should not be any more or less common than any other mineral. For example, molten plan...
by Steve
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: StarFlight: The Lost Colony
Topic: Strategy Guide
Replies: 4
Views: 10501

Re: Strategy Guide

Only three missions are meant to be "very vague" as they indicate that the game universe has completely changed and most if not all the races have new behaviors and dialogue. I tried to leave enough hints to guide the player on where to go next most of the time without being too hard, but if you fin...
by Steve
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: StarFlight: The Lost Colony
Topic: Money
Replies: 4
Views: 9658

Re: Money

Many of the missions will offer possibilities to boost your ship equipment by one class. This affects just about everything: engines, shields, lasers, and missiles and will happen multiple times for the same equipment. If your ship is already fully upgraded, you'll get a lesser board or no reward. F...
by Steve
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: StarFlight: The Lost Colony
Topic: Source code no longer available?
Replies: 2
Views: 10755

Re: Source code no longer available?

Just a quick note, searches should now work properly for all words. A forum this small doesn't need "common word" restrictions.