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kevinnu93 is currently offline kevinnu93

 
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Hi,
New to the board,... LOVE the game, had played (Demo's) back in the 90's and recently re-discovered it... Buit sadly it seems to be impossible to find a copy of the game to purchase... Any news on game availability, or a location that you can contact "old users" to buy their unused games?

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Kevin

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Re: How to get in touch with me Fri, 17 March 2006 00:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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kevinnu93 wrote on Thu, 16 March 2006 19:42

Hi,
New to the board,... LOVE the game, had played (Demo's) back in the 90's and recently re-discovered it... Buit sadly it seems to be impossible to find a copy of the game to purchase... Any news on game availability, or a location that you can contact "old users" to buy their unused games?

Thanks
Kevin

(kevinnu93@cox.net)

Stay tuned, we're working on a plan. Very Happy



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Re: How to get in touch with me Thu, 22 June 2006 08:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,
I was wondering is there any way of getting stars! now ?
I haven't played the game for years now, but It always remembered it as a simple but extremly addictive. Know the addiction is back, is there any way of obtaining stars! ?
thx for any reply
groblus

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Re: How to get in touch with me Thu, 22 June 2006 23:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There is nowhere to get it at the moment, that I know of.

Empire Interactive said that they would re-release Stars! this year. I recently sent them an email trying to find out when they would re-release it, but havn't heard back from them yet.



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Re: How to get in touch with me Fri, 01 September 2006 14:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Laitainion is currently offline Laitainion

 
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Any update on Stars! being available again? I've been trying to get my hands on it again got a while, without any luck..

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icon5.gif  Re: How to get in touch with me Fri, 08 September 2006 01:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey Ron. Smile
Do you think there may be a way to mass communicate with Empire to enable them to see the viability of demand for Stars? My friends and I (4 total) purchased a copy each back in the beginning of '06 via a Scandinavian website, but have been unable to source further copies for the numerous friends and associates who want to get into multiplayer Stars!
I have contacted Empire via email regarding purchasing copies, and a re-release, of the game, but received the generic response already quoted in previous posts "This software is no longer avaiable from our store as the item has now been delisted and we do not produce or distribute the software anymore". Sad
Have you considered a deadline for the re-release date of the game, seeing as the first half of '06 has come and gone, following which you might return to the practice of providing serial numbers in leu of a donation?
Stars! is a great game and it would be a shame for sincerely interested gamers to miss out on playing. Smile
Thanks, BMA.


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Re: How to get in touch with me Fri, 08 September 2006 12:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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bma53 wrote on Fri, 08 September 2006 01:23

Hey Ron. Smile
Do you think there may be a way to mass communicate with Empire to enable them to see the viability of demand for Stars?

Actually, there are good reasons for them not to re-release Stars. I seem to remember Jeff McBride telling me that the rights to Stars! revert back to him (and Jeff Johnson) x amount of time after Empire stops selling it.

Jeff has told me that he'd like to release a version that doesn't require serial numbers at all, but couldn't do that as Empire was still selling it at the time. I'd like it if he'd implement a better encryption method for .m and .x files, perhaps with an option to not encrypt them at all.

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Have you considered a deadline for the re-release date of the game, seeing as the first half of '06 has come and gone, following which you might return to the practice of providing serial numbers in leu of a donation?

No, I havn't thought of that, but will give it some thought.
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Stars! is a great game and it would be a shame for sincerely interested gamers to miss out on playing. Smile
Thanks, BMA.

I totally agree with you!



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icon7.gif  Re: How to get in touch with me Fri, 08 September 2006 17:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Ron.
Is this a solid aspiration from the Jeffs re: thier own re-release, or is it more of a suggestion in passing?
Any ways, hope the idea of an intermediate solution of giving out codes via the forum and donations might become a possibility.
Yours sinc' BMA.

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Re: How to get in touch with me Sat, 09 September 2006 22:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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bma53 wrote on Fri, 08 September 2006 17:31

Is this a solid aspiration from the Jeffs re: thier own re-release, or is it more of a suggestion in passing?

Jeff McBride said he wanted to release a serial-free version.



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Re: How to get in touch with me Sun, 27 May 2007 18:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Some News ?

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Re: How to get in touch with me Sun, 27 May 2007 21:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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ccmaster wrote on Sun, 27 May 2007 18:22

Some News ?

ccmaster

Last I heard, Jeff said he had found the old hard drive that he thought had the source code on it. I havn't talked with him for about 4 months now.



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Re: How to get in touch with me Wed, 20 June 2007 17:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Some more news? Smile


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Re: How to get in touch with me Thu, 21 June 2007 11:21 Go to previous message
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No. Will have to wait until I get back from vacation July 2.


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