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    GalagaGalaxianGalagaGalaxian Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    To be honest, X3:TC is the first one I've played, so I'm not too sure about that. However its got a pretty good interface I'd say. Here is something I dug up on youtube showing off the new interface:

    Tutorial

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    LorkLork Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    To be honest, X3:TC is the first one I've played, so I'm not too sure about that. However its got a pretty good interface I'd say. Here is something I dug up on youtube showing off the new interface:
    That looks hundreds of times better than the old interface. Sold.

    Now it's just the simple matter of failing all my classes and dropping out of college. Thanks, jerk.

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    StuffGuyStuffGuy Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Im about to go crazy. Playing freespace 1 in SCP, and
    on the mission where your undercover in the captured Dragon, scanning ships. First time I screwed up evading after scanning the lucifer and didnt manage to survive long enough for my subspace drives to come back online. Next half dozen times I either get caught by arjuna 1 while trying to scan the Eva, or for some retarded reason the Eva dosnt want to let me scan it. About attempt 7 I get it to magically work, stay alive after scanning the lucifer long enough to get my subspace drives back online, and then get rocked as theyre activating. Now Im back through another 6 or so fuck ups scanning the Eva for NO GOD DAMN REASON. Fuck stealth missions in my space games.

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Lork wrote: »
    To be honest, X3:TC is the first one I've played, so I'm not too sure about that. However its got a pretty good interface I'd say. Here is something I dug up on youtube showing off the new interface:
    That looks hundreds of times better than the old interface. Sold.

    Now it's just the simple matter of failing all my classes and dropping out of college. Thanks, jerk.

    If they made an interface based on turning around a 3D piece of poo, it would be an improvement over the original.

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    elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Man, I'm glad you guys helped to remind me how fun Allegance is, though It's harder to shoot people than I remember.

    I wish there were enough players to be able to fill servers though

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    Pete0rPete0r Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    This may not be enough of a 3d sim for this specific thread, but it certainly has Gratuitous Space Battles.

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

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Cliffski's making that one. Apparently it's going to be more like a spaceship version of Tower Defence. You don't directly control your ships, but you do select and configure them to fight the oncoming wave.

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    SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    God please tell me that there is some full-blown 4X elements behind that sucker.

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    Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    guys, everyone has their own little "theme" for naming ships

    Asgardian Gods, carnivorous animals, astrophysical phenomenons

    what's yours

    personally I use obscure biblical figures, like Onan and Nimrod

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    kaliyamakaliyama Left to find less-moderated fora Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Every ship I name is named "Derek Smart." And then I plot a course into the nearest sun.

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    KingMoleKingMole Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Semi-obscure/obscure LucasArts/Star Wars references.

    Like The Fandango, The Sea Cucumber.

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    VicVic Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Vic wrote: »
    OH MY GOD the Ravana bombing level is the worst time I have had in a game for years. Hey, let us throw in a few bombers with a token fighter wing that gets taken out within the first minute of the fighting against a cruiser with endless fighter wings! That'll go well!

    I got to 15% of the Ravanas hull once, but the mission always ends with a fighter wing porting in within 1000 units of me, latching onto my ass and then killing me. Once I managed to shake them by skimming along the Ravanas hull, but that ended when I managed to fly right past its flak battery. Normally I just fly around with two of them after me, rolling and looping like a maniac while spamming the countermeasures key for like a minute until I die.

    My (slightly long and perhaps too detailed) walkthrough for this particular mission. Also feel free to check out the Freespace Wiki for all the background, technical info, walkthroughs and spoilers you'll ever need. (I have nothing to do with it, it's just a great resource)
    Step 1: Once the mission starts, radio your bomber wing to disarm the Ravana and the fighter wing to cover you, buying you some precious minutes. Everyone WILL die one way or another, at least they can be sacrificed to make your job a bit easier.

    Step 2: Full engine power, half shields, burner on, RUSH and get to 500m of the Ravana's weapon subsystem (at it's underbelly) & blast it with a pair of Cyclops torpedoes. With it's weapon subsystem knocked out the Ravana can't fire beams and can't aim shit with it's other weapons. Now you only have the fighters to worry about.

    Step 3: RUSH and head for the Vasudan corvette ("GVCv Khenmu") supporting the attack. This is now your "safe zone". It will easily take care of any fighters chasing you, and you can rearm and repair safely. It will also attack the Ravana with it's beams from it's rear, where the Ravana has no anti-cap beams. This means that as long as you stay alive, the Ravana will be hit and eventually die from the corvette. Yes, this really is a mission where "discretion is the better part of valor". Just let everyone kill each other. Once all the Shivan fighters are dead by your fighters and the Khenmu, the Ravana will launch a new wing of Basilisks, a token threat that you can take on your own. Still, it might take some time to let the Ravana wear down itself so as long as you're not too damaged, feel free to...

    Step 4: ...Once there are only 1 or 2 Basilisks left engaging the corvette RUSH for the Ravana, shoot 2 torpedo pairs and retreat again, before a new fighter wing appears. Target subsystems so that you're not just wearing down it's hull but also crippling it's systems. Go for the weapon system first (if it's still operational), then engines and sensors. Oh, and if you do get jumped by fighters, the Basilisk is a heavy clutz that you should be able to out-turn and blast before getting back to the Khenmu.

    Step 5: As soon as the Ravana's hull reaches 5% or less, retreat and wait for the fireworks.

    Step 6: ???

    Step 7: Profit!

    Still, if you're having trouble with this mission, you'll be clawing out yer eyeballs on the mission where
    you'll be attacking the SJ Sathanas.
    The "SJ" stands for "Shivan Juggernaut", BTW.

    But trust me, you've only seen a moderate level of the awesome that Freespace 2 has to offer. Godspeed, pilot!

    Thank you for trying to help, that mission really was a headache. I actually managed to "brute force" the mission yesterday night by trying like 10 times in a row.
    My general tactic was to try to take out one of the initial enemy fighters flying towards me, and then going in with half shields half engine, using my turbo whenever possible and making sure to be in a good position to fire whenever my cyclops were off cooldown.

    When I got two or more fighters behind me I usually tried to skim around the Ravana's hull a few times to lose them. This almost helped me win the mission several times until I accidentally flew out over the ships flak cannons, and being in outer space getting shot several times every second I could never figure out in which direction to fly to get out of the firing line.

    I never considered giving proper orders to the other ships or hiding with the Khemru. I still have much to learn it seems!

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    delroland wrote: »
    My favorite part of FS2 is when Beta 2 shows up. Remember him? He was the dude that was part of Beta wing, the one that disappeared in the nebula without a trace.

    Then you go back to the nebula, like a bajillion missions later, feeling all hot shit because you are totally pwning the badguys left and right, when all of a sudden you get a random blip on radar: Beta 2 appearing out of nowhere on full afterburner going, 'OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT,' towards the GTVA fleet, with a bunch of baddies hot on his ass.

    That was when the shit hit the fan, and it was glorious. :twisted:

    Edit: also, drunken emo WC3 piloting is fun! :D

    WC3
    Was it even possible to save Angel on that one mission versus the douchebag Kilrathi ace?

    I'm playing through freespace 2 right now for the first time. fuck your face. I know its been decades and there really is no reason at all for you to be spoilering that. But still.. fuck your face. Fuck your face right to the devils house.

    Man that's not even a major spoiler. Trust me, things get "The human race is really D: this time." later on.

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    ZxerolZxerol for the smaller pieces, my shovel wouldn't do so i took off my boot and used my shoeRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Ahh, X-Wing. The first space sim I really got into, and god was it such a great game. I hardly believe there was a time when Lucasarts actually stood for top-quality games, and pretty much all the sims they released in the 90s was guaranteed to be spectacular gaming. I'm going to try find my copy of TIE Fighter 95 and then curse the modern LA for being such lamewads.

    I won't fellate Freespace 2 since everyone here has done a good job of that already, but just in case, I submit to you this video for the one reason why it's the greatest fucking game ever made. Anyone who disagrees can kindly walk the plank.

    ARRR!

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    SmurphSmurph Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I generally use birds of prey for small fighters and more creative/realistic stuff for large capital ships. In Gal Civ II I would always name the first produced battleship of a new design after the planet it was built on, and continue on naming battleships after my most venerable planets. Kind of like US Submarines.

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    DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I like naming my ships Culture style. I know I'm not alone, here.

    Stuff like Diplomatic Immunity, The Biggest Stick, etc.

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I remember that the original X-Wing had the most impossible mission ever, and it was like mission 2 or 3.
    The "escort the ambulance shuttles to the hospital frigate" one. NEVER made it. They eased it a little on the graphic updated version, so I could finally do it.

    At least Wing Commander has alternate mission branches, so that when you fuck up, you can keep playing. Like the impossible "Save the Ralari" mission. I love Wing Commander so much.

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    Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Drake wrote: »
    I like naming my ships Culture style. I know I'm not alone, here.

    Stuff like Diplomatic Immunity, The Biggest Stick, etc.

    so alone

    so very alone

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    DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    yeah

    It's quiet in here too

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    Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I mean, I dunno about you, but I actually found myself forming a relationship with Commander Snipes, the undercover handler. The voice actor did a great job fleshing him out.

    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's Stephen Baldwin.

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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Smurph wrote: »
    I generally use birds of prey for small fighters and more creative/realistic stuff for large capital ships. In Gal Civ II I would always name the first produced battleship of a new design after the planet it was built on, and continue on naming battleships after my most venerable planets. Kind of like US Submarines.

    Speaking of Gal Civ II, I just picked up the Ultimate Edition and am playing this game for the first time ever. I'm pretty terrible at it. Terrible might be too soft of a word. I'm mega awful.

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    MarikirMarikir Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Drake wrote: »
    I like naming my ships Culture style. I know I'm not alone, here.

    Stuff like Diplomatic Immunity, The Biggest Stick, etc.

    Since I've gotten into the Culture books, I've found myself doing this too. So, not alone.

    Opening Trade Negotions
    Political Difference
    IMO
    Pen (as in "mightier than")
    The Best Defense

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    Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza Ask me about 8bitdo RIP Iwata-sanRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I name all m ships the USS Broaddick.

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    Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza Ask me about 8bitdo RIP Iwata-sanRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    subedii wrote: »
    delroland wrote: »
    My favorite part of FS2 is when Beta 2 shows up. Remember him? He was the dude that was part of Beta wing, the one that disappeared in the nebula without a trace.

    Then you go back to the nebula, like a bajillion missions later, feeling all hot shit because you are totally pwning the badguys left and right, when all of a sudden you get a random blip on radar: Beta 2 appearing out of nowhere on full afterburner going, 'OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT,' towards the GTVA fleet, with a bunch of baddies hot on his ass.

    That was when the shit hit the fan, and it was glorious. :twisted:

    Edit: also, drunken emo WC3 piloting is fun! :D

    WC3
    Was it even possible to save Angel on that one mission versus the douchebag Kilrathi ace?

    I'm playing through freespace 2 right now for the first time. fuck your face. I know its been decades and there really is no reason at all for you to be spoilering that. But still.. fuck your face. Fuck your face right to the devils house.

    Man that's not even a major spoiler. Trust me, things get "The human race is really D: this time." later on.

    Man fuck you too. In fact fuck you even more because this guy no idea but you just basically replied to my post with,

    "heh screw your personal preferences, thats not a spoiler, SHIT GETS WAY MORE SPOILED LATER ON LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT IT" Cmon man, you could easily infer I didn't want to know jack-shit from my post. Even though I already knew about what you are telling me it's still pissing me off.


    People like you are going to hell.

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    temperature!temperature! Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Man I can't wait till my check comes, I'm getting a joystick and FS2. Quick question, is it possible to go into 3rd person? It would be cool to pop out of 1st person just to check out scaling when you're next to huge capitol ships.

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    MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    subedii wrote: »
    delroland wrote: »
    My favorite part of FS2 is when Beta 2 shows up. Remember him? He was the dude that was part of Beta wing, the one that disappeared in the nebula without a trace.

    Then you go back to the nebula, like a bajillion missions later, feeling all hot shit because you are totally pwning the badguys left and right, when all of a sudden you get a random blip on radar: Beta 2 appearing out of nowhere on full afterburner going, 'OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT,' towards the GTVA fleet, with a bunch of baddies hot on his ass.

    That was when the shit hit the fan, and it was glorious. :twisted:

    Edit: also, drunken emo WC3 piloting is fun! :D

    WC3
    Was it even possible to save Angel on that one mission versus the douchebag Kilrathi ace?

    I'm playing through freespace 2 right now for the first time. fuck your face. I know its been decades and there really is no reason at all for you to be spoilering that. But still.. fuck your face. Fuck your face right to the devils house.

    Man that's not even a major spoiler. Trust me, things get "The human race is really D: this time." later on.

    Man fuck you too. In fact fuck you even more because this guy no idea but you just basically replied to my post with,

    "heh screw your personal preferences, thats not a spoiler, SHIT GETS WAY MORE SPOILED LATER ON LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT IT" Cmon man, you could easily infer I didn't want to know jack-shit from my post. Even though I already knew about what you are telling me it's still pissing me off.


    People like you are going to hell.

    Why would he spoiler it? There never once was a Beta 2 that went missing. Ever. Not once in the game did any part of any Beta Wing ANYWHERE EVER disappear.

    Ever.
    Now if he's talking about KAPPA Wing then yeah. That's a spoiler.

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    Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza Ask me about 8bitdo RIP Iwata-sanRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    MechMantis wrote: »
    subedii wrote: »
    delroland wrote: »
    My favorite part of FS2 is when Beta 2 shows up. Remember him? He was the dude that was part of Beta wing, the one that disappeared in the nebula without a trace.

    Then you go back to the nebula, like a bajillion missions later, feeling all hot shit because you are totally pwning the badguys left and right, when all of a sudden you get a random blip on radar: Beta 2 appearing out of nowhere on full afterburner going, 'OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT,' towards the GTVA fleet, with a bunch of baddies hot on his ass.

    That was when the shit hit the fan, and it was glorious. :twisted:

    Edit: also, drunken emo WC3 piloting is fun! :D

    WC3
    Was it even possible to save Angel on that one mission versus the douchebag Kilrathi ace?

    I'm playing through freespace 2 right now for the first time. fuck your face. I know its been decades and there really is no reason at all for you to be spoiler that. But still.. fuck your face. Fuck your face right to the devils house.

    Man that's not even a major spoiler. Trust me, things get "The human race is really D: this time." later on.

    Man fuck you too. In fact fuck you even more because this guy no idea but you just basically replied to my post with,

    "heh screw your personal preferences, thats not a spoiler, SHIT GETS WAY MORE SPOILED LATER ON LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT IT" Cmon man, you could easily infer I didn't want to know jack-shit from my post. Even though I already knew about what you are telling me it's still pissing me off.


    People like you are going to hell.

    Why would he spoiler it? There never once was a Beta 2 that went missing. Ever. Not once in the game did any part of any Beta Wing ANYWHERE EVER disappear.

    Ever.
    Now if he's talking about KAPPA Wing then yeah. That's a spoiler.


    Well I knew what he meant by it. either way that's not why I'm mad. I was pretend getting mad at that spoiler because it's stupid to expect someone to be spoil tagging a game that old. It should be my responsibility to stay out of the thread. But then sub just reads the post and then responds with a pretty large untagged spoiler just to do it.

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Man I can't wait till my check comes, I'm getting a joystick and FS2. Quick question, is it possible to go into 3rd person? It would be cool to pop out of 1st person just to check out scaling when you're next to huge capitol ships.

    You can look around in 3rd person, sure.

    Just don't try to enter combat in 3rd person though. It's strictly to show the beauties.

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    manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    My dream space game.

    Overlord.

    You start the game with a single Super Star Destroyer sized warship that you get to customize. The FIRST mission has you sortie into the middle of a battle with thousands of capital ships, fighters and bombers killing everything in system, and it only gets crazier from there. Your goal is to conquer the ENTIRE galaxy. Basically, it just adds one more level of size, to the fighter < capital ships < command ship formula.

    You slowly upgrade the "core" of you battlecruiser along three different paths, anti-ship, anti-planetary, and invasion platform. Anti-ship involves you getting huge banks of hundreds of MASSIVE beam or projectile cannons, and you can literally jump into the middle of an enemy fleet and carve it to bits. Strongest direct power, but it's the slowest ship to grow. Anti-planetary you can burn worlds or super space stations to ash easily with death beams, rail guns, or gravity beams for chucking asteroids but you need to have good fleet protection as you're vulnerable in a close range fight. If you go invasion platform, you can easily conquer systems instead of destroying them, letting you upgrade your ship faster, but it's the weakest 'direct combat' ship type. Boarding actions are very important, even with ships of this scale, and your behemoth starship has several million immortal cyborg killing machines on board for capturing Death Star size installations in bloody purges.

    Of course, the enemy has ancient ships of similar MASSIVE deadliness and you have to slug it out with them.

    You have to place your gun batteries right with a different mix of weapons to make sure you can defend your ship properly. Your ship might be called upon to turn the tide of a ten thousand to one odd space battle, or defend an entire world or solar system per sortie... and also burning them down.

    Eventually you grow your battleship through the centuries to PLANET sized, and the final campaign in the game has you taking on a DYSON SPHERE of death and destruction that has rendered whole galaxies to ash.

    Yeah, that's my dream space game.

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    temperature!temperature! Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Man I can't wait till my check comes, I'm getting a joystick and FS2. Quick question, is it possible to go into 3rd person? It would be cool to pop out of 1st person just to check out scaling when you're next to huge capitol ships.

    You can look around in 3rd person, sure.

    Just don't try to enter combat in 3rd person though. It's strictly to show the beauties.

    Awesome. That's pretty much the reason I wanted 3rd person, to look at my ship, and the surrounding environment. I planned on doing combat in 1st person though.

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I name my ships all after me. Tycho's Might, Wrath of Tycho, Tycho's Fist, Vengeance of Tycho, Pride of Tycho, USS Tycho, Millenium Tycho, Tycho, Firefly, etc.

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    DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    jdarksun wrote: »
    I typically name all my ships after functionality, and then give a version.

    Assault II
    Defense I, etc.

    I picked this up from an old 4X game called Stars!. I loved that game.

    Edit: Damn, I am seriously jonesing to play that game now. Anybody know of any game like it?

    Man... Stars! is a fabulous game. If you aren't turned off by the lack of graphics, then you will never find a deeper, more customizable 4x game anywhere. I've still got my manuals and install CD (in great condition too!).

    From a little googling it seems like Stars! is in some kind of publishing Limbo. :| Maybe someone like GOG will rescue it someday. I used to rabidly follow the development of its sequel, Stars! Supernova, and when that went under it pretty much took out the guys who were making it. Seriously, this game should be a 4x legend right along with MOO II.

    OK, enough 4x geeking. Back to the pewpew.

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    MechMantis wrote: »
    subedii wrote: »
    delroland wrote: »
    My favorite part of FS2 is when Beta 2 shows up. Remember him? He was the dude that was part of Beta wing, the one that disappeared in the nebula without a trace.

    Then you go back to the nebula, like a bajillion missions later, feeling all hot shit because you are totally pwning the badguys left and right, when all of a sudden you get a random blip on radar: Beta 2 appearing out of nowhere on full afterburner going, 'OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT,' towards the GTVA fleet, with a bunch of baddies hot on his ass.

    That was when the shit hit the fan, and it was glorious. :twisted:

    Edit: also, drunken emo WC3 piloting is fun! :D

    WC3
    Was it even possible to save Angel on that one mission versus the douchebag Kilrathi ace?

    I'm playing through freespace 2 right now for the first time. fuck your face. I know its been decades and there really is no reason at all for you to be spoiler that. But still.. fuck your face. Fuck your face right to the devils house.

    Man that's not even a major spoiler. Trust me, things get "The human race is really D: this time." later on.

    Man fuck you too. In fact fuck you even more because this guy no idea but you just basically replied to my post with,

    "heh screw your personal preferences, thats not a spoiler, SHIT GETS WAY MORE SPOILED LATER ON LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT IT" Cmon man, you could easily infer I didn't want to know jack-shit from my post. Even though I already knew about what you are telling me it's still pissing me off.


    People like you are going to hell.

    Why would he spoiler it? There never once was a Beta 2 that went missing. Ever. Not once in the game did any part of any Beta Wing ANYWHERE EVER disappear.

    Ever.
    Now if he's talking about KAPPA Wing then yeah. That's a spoiler.


    Well I knew what he meant by it. either way that's not why I'm mad. I was pretend getting mad at that spoiler because it's stupid to expect someone to be spoil tagging a game that old. It should be my responsibility to stay out of the thread. But then sub just reads the post and then responds with a pretty large untagged spoiler just to do it.

    Man, if I thought "Yeah, things get epic later on" was a spoiler I would have spoilered it. I didn't even say anything about what may or may not happen. o_O

    Believe me, even when you do get to whatever events that I'm talking about, you'll still be surprised and into it, largely because I didn't tell you anything about them. I honestly can't think how much you can actually infer from what I said there, unless you're a Bene Gesserit witch and can read the minutiae from a sentence as if were dripping from every syllable.

    Next time I'll just avoid saying anything, grief.

    EDIT: I mean for crying out loud, I could say "The human race is really screwed this time." about almost every other space combat game, action game and FPS around and it'd still apply.

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    Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza Ask me about 8bitdo RIP Iwata-sanRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    subedii wrote: »
    Next time I'll just avoid saying anything, grief.


    K, good. I'm glad you learned something from this.



    edit: god damnit. Here is me right before your post " Ohh man this is awesome this kickass gauntlet battle to the death with the NTF this must be the end of the game" *immediately following your post* " Well fuck t-minus whatever until a giant Shivan deathship jumps in and kills everything." Then about 5 seconds after I thought that a giant Shivan death ship jumped in and killed everything. The surprise was totally gone.

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    WildSpoonWildSpoon Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    On a lighter and potentially retarded note, i took a chance and purchased X3:TC last nite via steam. Let it download over night and when i get home from work tonight I'll give it a shot. That tutorial vid linked a few posts back sealed the deal for me. Looks like they upped the usability a decent amount, enough to warrant an attempt by my idiot-ass anyway.

    Heres hoping its fun!

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    tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Oh God, time to dust off (literally it is covered in dust) the old Sidewinder Precision Pro and Freespace 2. Maybe get out TIE Fighter and X-Wing too.

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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    Oh God, time to dust off (literally it is covered in dust) the old Sidewinder Precision Pro and Freespace 2. Maybe get out TIE Fighter and X-Wing too.

    You should totally bust out X-Wing and TIE Fighter. May is Star Wars Month.

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    YerMumYerMum Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    cba to read through the rest of the thread to see if anyone else has asked this, but how can I get FS2 working on my MBPro? I've got the windows CDs, bootcamp etc

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    Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza Ask me about 8bitdo RIP Iwata-sanRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    YerMum wrote: »
    cba to read through the rest of the thread to see if anyone else has asked this, but how can I get FS2 working on my MBPro? I've got the windows CDs, bootcamp etc

    I'm actually playing it on an MBP right now as I type this. I tried a bunch of different approaches to get it to run in OSX but constantly crashed and couldn't get the media VP's to work.




    So I installed windows in bootcamp and used this extremely helpful thread to install all the FS2 open content. Just follow the instructions in the OP and you should be alright.

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    SiliconStewSiliconStew Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    WildSpoon wrote: »
    On a lighter and potentially retarded note, i took a chance and purchased X3:TC last nite via steam. Let it download over night and when i get home from work tonight I'll give it a shot. That tutorial vid linked a few posts back sealed the deal for me. Looks like they upped the usability a decent amount, enough to warrant an attempt by my idiot-ass anyway.

    Heres hoping its fun!

    So did I.

    Spent the first 20 minutes trying to figure out how to dock to a station. First mission, SETA on, autopilot crashes me into another ship and I die instantly. Second mission, easy single ship kill mission, a Xenon K destroyer and a dozen fighters jump in at 5 km range, survived about 10 seconds after that.

    Same old X. :P

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