No One Lives Forever 1967
No One Lives Forever 2 1968 (?)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky 2010
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl 2011
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat 2012

I'm pretty sure that's correct for the Stalker series.

Earth 2140, 2150, and 2160 all take place in the titular year; 2150 also has two expansions that happen simultaneously: The Moon Project and Lost Souls.

ShadowenSnores in the morningLoserdomRegistered Userregular

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If you're looking for more precise timing, Crusader: No Remorse began in March of 2196, and ended in September or late August; No Regret began 48 hours later, in September.

1934 - Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express
1939 - Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None

There are two other Agatha Christie games, the ABC Murders which just came out, plus And Then There Were None, but no dates for the settings of those. If anyone can find them, they'll help flesh out the 193X section. In fact, let's put those in now provisionally:

193X - Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun
193x - Agatha Christie's The A.B.C. Murders

I'm not getting involved again, I just happened to be online, saw a game, and thought of you.

Alien Legacy should prove to be an interesting puzzle:

The Calypso was launched in 2119 [manual]; the Tantalus, in 2135 [manual]. The Tantalus is 0.04 percent [sic; pda in game] faster than the Calypso. Both are heading to Beta Caeli. The Tantalus will reach this location 21.3 [pda] years prior to the Calypso, despite 'leaving the Sol system 17 years after the Calypso' [sic; pda]. Beta Caeli is 'over 17 parsecs from Earth' [manual].

edit: we also know that the Tantalus and Calypso are not traveling FTL. 17 parsecs equates to 55.42 lightyears. 'Over', in this context, probably means 'just below 18', so somewhere between 55.42 and 58.68 lightyears - using real parsecs and lightyears.

Interestingly, the real Beta Caeli is closer to 90 lightyears away.

Finally, the pda entry "last contact" was received in 2150, but the entry shows it was broadcast in 2141.

Can we derive the start date of the game from that information? I feel like there's just barely enough there.

Ok. Work is boring today, and I felt like a challenge. Excuse the totally round about math, by brain works funny. And number aren't exact, because I rounded decimal places when figuring the speed (I'm not THAT bored)

In order to get a difference of 38.3 years for the two ships to travel the same distance, I tried different number combinations until I got ones close. I'm sure theres an equation to do it, but I flunked out of math, so I don't know them.

If Beta Caeli is 17 parsecs away, 55.42 light years, then if the Tantalus travels one light year in 1730 years (387,905.48 mph), being .04 percent faster then the Calypso (which travels one light year in 1730.692 years or 387,750.38 mph) then it will leave Earth in 2135 and arrive at Beta Caeli 95,876 years later, in the year 98011. The Calypso, which is .04 percent slower, leaves Earth in 2119, and arrives at Beta Caeli 95,914 years later, in the year 98,033. 21 years after the Tantalus.

If Beta caeli is 18 parsecs away, 58.68 light years, then the Tantalus will have to travel 1630.5 years for eveyr lightyear (511,577.11 mph), .04 percent faster then the Calypso (which travels one light year in 1631.1522 years, or 411,412.54). But anyhow, it would take the Tantalus 95,678 years (rounded) to reach Beta Caeli, so leaving in 2135 it would arrive in 97813. The Calypso would take 95716 years to make the trip, since it left in 2119, it would arrive in 97835. This comes to 22 years after the Tantalus, but by this point I was tired of doing math, and I'm sure the difference is in the rounded numbers somewhere, but for the purpose of this timeline I'll just cheat and say they managed to slingshot off a star or something to make up the time.

Or my math could be completely wrong.

So, TL;DR: The game Alian Legacy takes place somewhere between 97835-98033 AD.

Decomposey on

Before following any advice, opinions, or thoughts I may have expressed in the above post, be warned: I found Keven Costners "Waterworld" to be a very entertaining film.

I don't know anything about this game, but I think in a hard SF setting travel time would be figured as constant acceleration and then constant deceleration, rather than a constant speed, making the 0.04% faster value a squared value.

But if not:

x = speed of the Calypso
1.04x = speed of the Tantalus (4% greater than the Calypso)
t + 38.3 = time it takes the Calypso to make this trip
t = time it takes the Tantalus

so

Distance Calypso traveled = Distance Tantalus traveled
Speed of Calypso * time it took the Calypso = Speed of Tantalus * time it took the Tantalus
x(t + 38.3) = 1.04xt [now divide out the x]
(t + 38.3) = 1.04t [subtract the t]
38.3 = 0.04t [divide by 0.04]
t = 957.5 years

2135 + 957.5 = AD 3092 or 3093

But again, not knowing anything about the game universe I don't know if you can assume a constant velocity rather than a constant acceleration/deceleration flight, and I'm pretty sure 0.04% faster should mean something different in that case.

I thought the same at first, but the difference between 4% and .04% made me redo the math.

Decomposey on

Before following any advice, opinions, or thoughts I may have expressed in the above post, be warned: I found Keven Costners "Waterworld" to be a very entertaining film.

I thought the same at first, but the difference between 4% and .04% made me redo the math.

Oh; I wasn't sure what to make of the [sic].

I took a look at the wiki, and even the 957 year number seems too long. 2043 = first contact, followed by a failed counterattack and several back-and-forths over "several decades", and then seed ships in 2119. If Alpha Centauri is 4 light years away from us in this universe, and Beta Caeli is ~56, then 900+ years is too long -- in 76 years they were able to make multiple trips, and the wiki says that voyages would still take "several decades" with the new seedships.

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GorblaxonGorblaxonGorblaxonGorblaxonSomeone typed up the documentation online:

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/docs.php?id=1081

OrogogusonI would imagine all of the RotTK games are similar.

TaminonGorblaxonStar Control 2 starts in 2155:

http://wiki.uqm.stack.nl/Timeline

OrogogusonGorblaxonGorblaxonGorblaxonZephosonBaka_ShadeonGorblaxonNo One Lives Forever 1967

No One Lives Forever 2 1968 (?)

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky 2010

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl 2011

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat 2012

I'm pretty sure that's correct for the Stalker series.

nukaonArrathonGorblaxonAlso Seven Cities of Gold is 1492 through the early 1500s.

quarthinosonGorblaxonquarthinosonGorblaxonGorblaxonOne Must Fall: 2097. Guess what year it's set in. Go on, guess.ShadowenonTaminonGorblaxonhttp://www.dreadnt.com/

Independence War 2: The Edge of Chaos: 2378 (very briefly before it jumps to 2393)

http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/24th-century

Starflight 2: 4639

http://www.starflt.com/starflt.php?ID=SF2Table

EDIT: I'm a little afraid to ask, but what ties the D&D Forgotten Realms games into this timeline?

OrogogusonGorblaxonGorblaxonShadowenonTaminonGorblaxonGorblaxonGorblaxon1934 - Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express

1939 - Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None

There are two other Agatha Christie games, the ABC Murders which just came out, plus And Then There Were None, but no dates for the settings of those. If anyone can find them, they'll help flesh out the 193X section. In fact, let's put those in now provisionally:

193X - Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun

193x - Agatha Christie's The A.B.C. Murders

I'm not getting involved again, I just happened to be online, saw a game, and thought of you.

ParkingtigersonEat it You Nasty Pig.onthat's why we call it the struggle, you're supposed to sweat

As for you, Dyscord, peep your eyes on this:

http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=95896&page=7

GorblaxonOk. Work is boring today, and I felt like a challenge. Excuse the totally round about math, by brain works funny. And number aren't exact, because I rounded decimal places when figuring the speed (I'm not THAT bored)

If Beta Caeli is 17 parsecs away, 55.42 light years, then if the Tantalus travels one light year in 1730 years (387,905.48 mph), being .04 percent faster then the Calypso (which travels one light year in 1730.692 years or 387,750.38 mph) then it will leave Earth in 2135 and arrive at Beta Caeli 95,876 years later, in the year 98011. The Calypso, which is .04 percent slower, leaves Earth in 2119, and arrives at Beta Caeli 95,914 years later, in the year 98,033. 21 years after the Tantalus.

If Beta caeli is 18 parsecs away, 58.68 light years, then the Tantalus will have to travel 1630.5 years for eveyr lightyear (511,577.11 mph), .04 percent faster then the Calypso (which travels one light year in 1631.1522 years, or 411,412.54). But anyhow, it would take the Tantalus 95,678 years (rounded) to reach Beta Caeli, so leaving in 2135 it would arrive in 97813. The Calypso would take 95716 years to make the trip, since it left in 2119, it would arrive in 97835. This comes to 22 years after the Tantalus, but by this point I was tired of doing math, and I'm sure the difference is in the rounded numbers somewhere, but for the purpose of this timeline I'll just cheat and say they managed to slingshot off a star or something to make up the time.

Or my math could be completely wrong.

So, TL;DR: The game Alian Legacy takes place somewhere between 97835-98033 AD.

DecomposeyonBut if not:

x = speed of the Calypso

1.04x = speed of the Tantalus (4% greater than the Calypso)

t + 38.3 = time it takes the Calypso to make this trip

t = time it takes the Tantalus

so

Distance Calypso traveled = Distance Tantalus traveled

Speed of Calypso * time it took the Calypso = Speed of Tantalus * time it took the Tantalus

x(t + 38.3) = 1.04xt [now divide out the x]

(t + 38.3) = 1.04t [subtract the t]

38.3 = 0.04t [divide by 0.04]

t = 957.5 years

2135 + 957.5 = AD 3092 or 3093

But again, not knowing anything about the game universe I don't know if you can assume a constant velocity rather than a constant acceleration/deceleration flight, and I'm pretty sure 0.04% faster should mean something different in that case.

OrogogusonDecomposeyonOh; I wasn't sure what to make of the [sic].

I took a look at the wiki, and even the 957 year number seems too long. 2043 = first contact, followed by a failed counterattack and several back-and-forths over "several decades", and then seed ships in 2119. If Alpha Centauri is 4 light years away from us in this universe, and Beta Caeli is ~56, then 900+ years is too long -- in 76 years they were able to make multiple trips, and the wiki says that voyages would still take "several decades" with the new seedships.

Orogoguson