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Offline Stormkeeper

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Starsiege was the next installment in the Earthsiege series. It differed from MechWarrior in that you had shields, and that you had to deal with energy drain instead of heat. You could still fight when low on energy, but it was more difficult, because your HUD would shut down. I got good at fighting hud-less because as a kid I stuck all the big guns on and had next to no energy most of the time.
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well, mechwarrior is not to my taste or "not my cup of tea".

i work under similar situations of desperation, in some games where i am very low on health and it somehow boosts my efficiency to counter the enemies firing at me however sometimes it does not work. i have also managed to win battles against enemies when i had next to no resources either got lucky or was genuine that i was better.

will be playing bf2 soon. i promised i would play warzone2100 however im not in the mood for it. 
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Starsiege was the next installment in the Earthsiege series. It differed from MechWarrior in that you had shields, and that you had to deal with energy drain instead of heat. You could still fight when low on energy, but it was more difficult, because your HUD would shut down. I got good at fighting hud-less because as a kid I stuck all the big guns on and had next to no energy most of the time.

Little lord Petter was missing his leader. while hercy played in the red. down came the glitches and burned us in ditches as we slept after eating our dead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voOJ__7Cqrg

I freakin love it I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I played this to death, if it was still activwe i'd drop Freespace in an instant, sad but true ;7

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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I'm curious how the follow-on project for Starsiege is going, but I lost the link...
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Google starsiege 2845, should come right up :yes:

 

Offline redsniper

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Starsiege was cool, but Earthsiege 2 rocked my socks. :cool:
I loved how all your HERCs had to be built from salvage and the Razor was a blast too.
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I'm curious how the follow-on project for Starsiege is going, but I lost the link...
Its dead. Dang.
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I managed to crash Terminal Velocity on Stage 5-2. It seems that you can't take the tunnel to the right (the one with the S.A.D.).
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i have played terminal velocity before, however i can not remember specific missions. i might need to play it again to get an idea of what i forgot.

i am gonna play system shock 2 after bf2, i expect to get to level hydroponics after maybe 1 or 2 days and the rest within the same time period afterwards. the game is good, the only problem i had with the game was, was the Rickenbacker, where a rather large section of hull was vented into space and you had to jump to another extendable walkway over that open hull breach without falling into it. i had to replay that mission a few times.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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I remember a mission ina giant ship/freighter/dunno what class...

At the end of it you flew out in real time and could drift back while looking at the hugwe git. All in-game-engine..

Pretty impressive for a game which is older than Freespace 1.

 

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I just finished Fire Fight, fair and square, found all the secrets too. I can't seem to find any copies of Starsiege anywhere anymore... and my CD is damaged. Guess i'll have to torrent it.
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I just finished Fire Fight, fair and square, found all the secrets too. I can't seem to find any copies of Starsiege anywhere anymore... and my CD is damaged. Guess i'll have to torrent it.

Congratulations on that. :D
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Nobody's allowed out over here anyway.   I nominate E (as a fair and just overlord) to arrange a Zoom HLP Social.

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wait what

 

Offline Al Tarket

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i can not find tachyon of the fringe anywhere, my friends in europe are out of contact probably on holiday or other stuff. i want to find out what the game is all about, i wonder... if someone can burn an iso image and upload it so i can download and play it.. :rolleyes:
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So I ... uh ... acquired Starsiege, but it doesn't run properly on Vista. Anybody knows a way to make Win98-era programs run on Vista?
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Try Win 95 era compatibility.........If not, google is your friend for life :D

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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I managed to crash Terminal Velocity on Stage 5-2. It seems that you can't take the tunnel to the right (the one with the S.A.D.).

I still have that installed, and I'm very glad the music files are in a format winamp can read (they're .mods IIRC) :P
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Offline Stormkeeper

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Try Win 95 era compatibility.........If not, google is your friend for life :D
Doesn't work at all, apparently. One of the suggestions I got was to uninstall vista, install linux and use WINE.
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I still have that installed, and I'm very glad the music files are in a format winamp can read (they're .mods IIRC) :P

The music files are great. They work the same on both Winamp and XMPlay, and that is a good thing, because Winamp doesn't seem to detect track segments. If they did, I might still be using it today. :blah:
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Nobody's allowed out over here anyway.   I nominate E (as a fair and just overlord) to arrange a Zoom HLP Social.

The_E
wait what

 
Try Win 95 era compatibility.........If not, google is your friend for life :D
Doesn't work at all, apparently. One of the suggestions I got was to uninstall vista, install linux and use WINE. install Mac OS X, get Boot Camp and install Windows XP on it.
:yes:

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Offline Davros

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i can not find tachyon of the fringe anywhere, my friends in europe are out of contact probably on holiday or other stuff. i want to find out what the game is all about, i wonder... if someone can burn an iso image and upload it so i can download and play it.. :rolleyes:

I can locate the demo for you
http://downloads.gamezone.com/demosfiles/t2015.htm