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Moonbase Alpha - A Series of Tubes

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    Remington wrote: »
    I made a video of this game.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiBdBXky2UM

    Our tax dollars at work, ladies and gentlemen.

    Houston, We haev a problem

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  • DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I knew the Moon was like that.

    Exactly like that.

    I knew it in my heart.

    Drake on
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Drake wrote: »
    I knew the Moon was like that.

    Exactly like that.

    I knew it in my heart.

    if its the real moon, then wheres the hookers and blackjack

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Remington wrote: »
    I made a video of this game.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiBdBXky2UM
    Ahahahaha, that's amazing, I have to play this now. :lol:

    Glal on
  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Buttcleft wrote: »
    Drake wrote: »
    I knew the Moon was like that.

    Exactly like that.

    I knew it in my heart.

    if its the real moon, then wheres [strike]the hookers and blackjack[/strike] whalers

    SteevL on
  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Wow so... thread resurrection! Glad you guys didn't discount this. I will create a Steam group tonight and put the info in the OP when I get home. I guess first impressions are good?

    DietarySupplement on
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Surreal. Immersive. Earth.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Those robots really could do with 360 degrees of control on every wheel. The handling feel too finicky otherwise. Didn't the Mars Rovers have that?

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited July 2010
    One entire page of movie spoilers removed. Thanks for that.

    Echo on
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • TalkcTalkc Registered User
    edited July 2010
    This game is awesome.

    Im gonna play with a couple of friends this afternoon.

    Talkc on
  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    So did we confirm if this was made with the Unreal engine or not?

    I mean, it's a free game... if we could get our space station 13 guys this code... imagine...

    edit: Also, I need to know: what should the name of the Steam group be?

    DietarySupplement on
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    The Big Splash Screen when the game starts that says "UNREAL ENGINE" hints at the possibility.
    That probably sounds snarkier than what I was going for.

    Drake on
  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Drake wrote: »
    The Big Splash Screen when the game starts that says "UNREAL ENGINE" hints at the possibility.

    Well I hadn't played it yet, so...

    DietarySupplement on
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Drake wrote: »
    The Big Splash Screen when the game starts that says "UNREAL ENGINE" hints at the possibility.

    Well I hadn't played it yet, so...

    What are you waiting for, Astronaut?

    Get yer ass to tha Moon!
    I haven't really played it yet either.

    Drake on
  • TalkcTalkc Registered User
    edited July 2010
    The steam group name should be

    WHALERS ON THE MOON

    or...

    Wangbase Beta

    Talkc on
  • chiablochiablo Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Shouldn't they be spending their allocation of government money on more important things? Like, oh say... GOING TO THE MOON?

    Oh, and I'm sure the beta version of the game was really confusing. Moonbase: Alpha Beta.

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  • TheKoolEagleTheKoolEagle Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    chiablo wrote: »
    Shouldn't they be spending their allocation of government money on more important things? Like, oh say... GOING TO THE MOON?

    why would we want to go to the moon anyways? so we can watch a guy hop around some more? that is definitely worth millions of dollars.

    plus the moon is lame, i vote going to the sun.

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Talkc wrote: »
    The steam group name should be
    WHALERS ON THE MOON
    or...
    Wangbase Beta
    The Fungineers.

    Glal on
  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    This is obviously a training program to see who is worthy of space travel.

    Think The Last Starfighter, except with infinitely more dullness and zero lizardman copilots. Until modders get to work, anyway.

    Ninja Snarl P on
  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Glal wrote: »
    Talkc wrote: »
    The steam group name should be
    WHALERS ON THE MOON
    or...
    Wangbase Beta
    The Fungineers.

    I keep seeing the POD 6 reference... POD 6 JERKS?

    DietarySupplement on
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • TalkcTalkc Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Nothing like single handedly trying to fix a 4-6 games worth of repairs while also explaining to people how to play the game.

    Seriously... i barely got the oxygen flowing.

    Talkc on
  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    This game needs guns in it.

    Actually, there's the makings of a killer attack/defense game in this.

    electricitylikesme on
  • RemingtonRemington Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    What this game needs is more stuff to do.

    Remington on
  • corky842corky842 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I got the mouse inverted!
    In WinXP, the config file is:
    My Documents\My Games\Moonbase Alpha\MoonBaseAlphaGame\Config\MoonBaseAlphaInput.ini

    Add the line "bInvertMouse=True" to the file in the "[Engine.PlayerInput]" section.


    Glal wrote: »
    Talkc wrote: »
    The steam group name should be
    WHALERS ON THE MOON
    or...
    Wangbase Beta
    The Fungineers.

    I keep seeing the POD 6 reference... POD 6 JERKS?

    My God, it's full of wangs...

    corky842 on
    Darmak wrote: »
    Something is wrong with me
  • DHS OdiumDHS Odium Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Is there a way to remove what feels like mouse smoothing/lag when doing the repairs? The cursor is sluggish for me and it makes it much harder. I don't notice any problems when moving or looking around however.

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  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Remington wrote: »
    What this game needs is more stuff to do.

    Like a reactor to activate to keep the station powered. And a prototype reactor to mess with. And a way to screw it all up so you can blow the hell out of the moon to teach Security a lesson about tazing everybody carrying a toolbox. And a way to keep people working on an object so you can gracefully bounce out from a nearby crater and smash somebody's helmet with a toolbox and watch them decompress.

    Ninja Snarl P on
  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    nobody likes my moon penis

    it was a lot harder than it looked!
    obligatory :winky:

    SoaL on
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  • Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    DHS Odium wrote: »
    Is there a way to remove what feels like mouse smoothing/lag when doing the repairs? The cursor is sluggish for me and it makes it much harder. I don't notice any problems when moving or looking around however.

    There is a line in the .ini linked above that says mousesmoothing=true. Change that to false and it should fix it I think.

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    So did we confirm if this was made with the Unreal engine or not?

    I mean, it's a free game... if we could get our space station 13 guys this code... imagine...

    edit: Also, I need to know: what should the name of the Steam group be?

    Moony Shot

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    SoaL wrote: »
    nobody likes my moon penis

    it was a lot harder than it looked!
    obligatory :winky:

    I reported that post for awesome. Not sure if I'm gonna end up regretting it or not.

    Mortal Sky on
  • GlitchGlitch Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    this game is definitely worth the asking price. a couple friends and i had a blast playing a few rounds tonight and i'm sure it won't be the last time i base the moon.

    Glitch on
  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Okay, since Steam was a total goose last night, I just now got the group made.

    Gentlemen: MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF WANGS

    OP Updated as well.

    DietarySupplement on
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I think this game conclusively proves what I honestly already knew; my laptop's GPU (Radeon HD 3450 256MB) and UE3 do not get along. At all. I can have a somewhat playable framerate or visual quality above PS1 level, but not both. Uninstalled with a heavy heart. If only it had used Source or something...

    Horrendous mouse lag too, as mentioned above; disabling the mouse smoothing in the .ini as mentioned above helped marginally, but nowhere near enough.

    Damn shame. It looked like an interesting little game, as you guys have made it out to be.

    Jazz on
  • ZxerolZxerol Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Whoever decided that it's A-OK to make end-users to rebind their controls by editing an .ini file needs to be dickslapped in the face. What the hell are my tax dollars doing goddamn.

    On the other hand, rocking out my childhood fantasies with a lunar buggy is neat fun (bonus points for cutting the cables inadvertently because I didn't know you could do that). It's better than the rover in Mass Effect anyway.

    edit: holy balls it's jazz, and without a bloodrayne avatar

    Zxerol on
  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Yup, it's me. :)

    Jazz on
  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I tried this game last night, but could not figure out the welding minigame. I even read the instructions in the help menu and couldn't make sense of it.

    Tofystedeth on
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  • DrunkMcDrunkMc Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'm going to have to try this. I've been watching. When we Left Earth on Netflix Instant viewing and I've gotten a serious space boner.

    This should be right up my alley!

    DrunkMc on
  • corky842corky842 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Woo, I'm on the rover! You can do it too, in three easy steps.
    The end result:
    27631558.jpg

    Step 1: Park the rover next to a cable like this. The direction of the cable is important.
    6940217.jpg

    Step 2: Pick up the cable.
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    Step 3: You'll be in the air above the cargo deck.
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    Now to try that in multiplayer.


    Some ini settings I've tried:
    in MoonBaseAlphaEngine.ini

    Reduce mouse lag
    OneFrameThreadLag=False

    Lower the resolution for weaker GPUs
    ResX=###
    ResY=###
    (Below 800x600 might make text too blurry)

    Disable startup movies
    Remove:
    StartupMovies=UE3_logo
    StartupMovies=esrbsplash
    SkippableMovies=UE3_logo
    SkippableMovies=esrbsplash

    in MoonBaseAlphaInput.ini
    Enable the console
    ConsoleKey=Tilde
    TypeKey=Tab

    Invert mouse
    In the "[Engine.PlayerInput]" section
    add the line "bInvertMouse=True"

    The 5-6 player map has two rovers! Races maybe?

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    Darmak wrote: »
    Something is wrong with me
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    corky842 wrote: »
    The 5-6 player map has two rovers! Races maybe?

    with the track made out of power conduit!

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  • akesoakeso Registered User
    edited July 2010
    This game needs guns in it.

    Actually, there's the makings of a killer attack/defense game in this.
    *cough* battlezone

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Do I get to play 'Jump Around' while I'm harvesting moon rocks?

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