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by JohnBWatson
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Frontier Download Link
Replies: 21
Views: 1921

Re: Frontier Download Link

Some things I've noticed so far: - Systems are fundamentally unique, and play differently. My second system was described as a mining area, and was populated by a ton of illegal miners that fled upon encountering me, allowing me to loot everything they couldn't take with them. Of course, I chased th...
by JohnBWatson
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Frontier Download Link
Replies: 21
Views: 1921

Frontier Download Link

Because all direct links to it have long since died, I made this thread to link the .zip of Frontier.

Link to .zip

Archive of splash page
by JohnBWatson
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Some Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1508

Re: Some Questions

Is there a way to link the Steam account and the Multiverse? I don't believe so. What exactly do you want to transfer from one to the other? The ability to play the Multiverse-only extensions such as the VotG beta and Project Renegade mostly. I think that capability will get added to Steam fairly s...
by JohnBWatson
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Some Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1508

Re: Some Questions

skaianDestiny wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:48 pm
Is there a way to link the Steam account and the Multiverse?
I don't believe so. What exactly do you want to transfer from one to the other?
by JohnBWatson
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Some Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1508

Re: Some Questions

It does not feel like it, despite stopping Luminous being required to win the Eternity Port dungeon crawl. After the first system and Sirius, Luminous/Morning Star/Lilith fade into the background, barely visible (appearing once in a blue moon) until Failsafe appears around endgame, when your part o...
by JohnBWatson
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Some Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1508

Re: Some Questions

with Luminous being the last-minute Giant Space Flea from Nowhere you mostly deal with after finishing with Earth powers.
There's a full campaign dealing with Luminous. It isn't as well paced as the other campaigns, but Luminous is definitely built up over the course of the game.
by JohnBWatson
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Looking for ship build out suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: Looking for ship build out suggestions

I took levels from the wiki, so it may be a bit outdated, but I like the idea of randomizing some of the features but building towards clear themes. EI500 Level 4 * 100 MW reactor * Quad titanium barricade * Ceratops 1T quasi-armor * RK15 turret, OTL * + patcher arm OR miners' cargo bay upgrade OR r...
by JohnBWatson
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Transcendence Picture thread
Replies: 600
Views: 97659

Re: Transcendence Picture thread

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by JohnBWatson
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Transcendence Picture thread
Replies: 600
Views: 97659

Re: Transcendence Picture thread

Kudos to the Corsair I that somehow made it to CC endgame space. That's one determined pirate.

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by JohnBWatson
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: list splitting ship finding query
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: list splitting ship finding query

I agree that sorting by sovereign would be unintuitive, especially for ships that appear as both friendlies and enemies. Setting up a standard alphabetically sorted list on ships' display names seems like the best way to handle this. If you want to reduce list size, splitting it into A-M and N-Z wou...
by JohnBWatson
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Erosion on Mars has uncovered large subterranean ice
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: Erosion on Mars has uncovered large subterranean ice

Very interesting. Terraforming Mars is definitely a ways away, but this makes it a bit more feasible.
by JohnBWatson
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: 2017 Annual Report
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: 2017 Annual Report

The problem with heavy weaponry is that it's inherently better against smaller craft as well. That's not the case. Faster firing weapons, and weapons with faster projectiles, are significantly harder to avoid. While heavy weaponry in the game's current iteration is incredibly OP, there's nothing in...
by JohnBWatson
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: 2017 Annual Report
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: 2017 Annual Report

It's true you could make ship equipment scale in size and power appropriately with ship size, but that would just force the player to switch to a very slow ship in order to be able to fight capital ships. I'm not saying restrict all powerful equipment to heavy ships, I'm saying to make sure that ar...
by JohnBWatson
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: 2017 Annual Report
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: 2017 Annual Report

The issue is that gameplay revolves around gunships being able to destroy battleships. It's based off of Star Control, where ships are qualitatively extremely different but functionally capable of fighting each other on even ground. The issue here is that ships aren't qualitatively different enough....
by JohnBWatson
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Some questions about engine capabilities
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: Some questions about engine capabilities

1. Any plans of moving away from sprite based? Is it even possible? I doubt it, given that we get these sprites from 3D models. There was a mod with vector images, but they were premade in a vector image editor, and were completely 2D. 2. Is it possible to add the zoom feature used on the star maps...