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 Topic: Requesting (yet another) replacement for Once More, Into the Breach
Requesting (yet another) replacement for Once More, Into the Breach Thu, 11 March 2021 02:39
magic9mushroom is currently offline magic9mushroom

 
Commander

Messages: 1345
Registered: May 2008
A player has requested a replacement in Once More, Into the Breach. This is due to RL trouble; their race is doing fine.

I should note that this is a substantial time commitment; this is a Large Normal game currently at 2509 and running at 2/week, with the end probably many months away (there are still ten races in contention).

PM or email me (same username at gmail) and I will put you in touch with the current player.

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 Topic: StarsBox for macOS
StarsBox for macOS Sun, 03 January 2021 18:22
raptor is currently online raptor

 
Warrant Officer
Creator of StarsWine
Created StarsWine

Messages: 126
Registered: June 2014
Hi,

I put together a StarsBox package for macOS Catalina (10.15):

https://github.com/stars-4x/starsbox/releases

This package is dosbox-staging + Windows 3.11 + Stars! all wrapped together in a clickable app. If anyone uses it, please let me know; I'm interested in the performance and any bugs. I do not use macOS normally and had to use a borrowed machine to get this to work.

Note: Normally WINE (32-bit from homebrew) works quite well if you run macOS 10.14 or earlier, but macOS 10.15+ has problems as discussed here:
https://starsautohost.org/sahforum2/index.php?t=msg&th=5 670


[Updated on: Sun, 03 January 2021 18:22]

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 Topic: Discord Server for Stars!
Discord Server for Stars! Tue, 29 December 2020 03:19
Braindead is currently offline Braindead

 
Officer Cadet 1st Year

Messages: 227
Registered: April 2005
Location: Montana
Come, join and let's talk Stars! in real-time https://discord.gg/Ctdx7h6UZS

Also good for spontaneous blitz games.


[Updated on: Tue, 29 December 2020 23:37]

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 Topic: Game page not updating
Game page not updating Tue, 03 November 2020 02:11
magic9mushroom is currently offline magic9mushroom

 
Commander

Messages: 1345
Registered: May 2008
I changed some settings for Once More, Into the Breach a few hours ago (notably, taking the game off hold), but the changes still aren't displayed on the game page. Indeed, said page is displaying the time 10 hours ago, a bit before I made them.

(When I went into the Host Utility to confirm that I'd actually made them, they showed up.)

If Ron could look into this, that'd be nice.

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 Topic: Recording battles, new try
Recording battles, new try Sun, 14 October 2018 19:05
Altruist is currently offline Altruist

 
Commander

Messages: 1068
Registered: August 2005
Location: Berlin
Last topics about recording Stars battles are quite a few years old and didn't really help me.

What would be a good, easy (and if possible open source) software to record Stars battles when Stars runs within a virtual xp?

I tried fraps but got error messages due to too old directx-versions. Since I am one of the few non-programers (just a peaceful wargame despising antiquarian *grin) playing Stars I haven't really a clou wether those can be even updated in a virtual xp nor wether this would really help.


[Updated on: Sun, 14 October 2018 19:05]

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 Topic: Hope for Android...
Hope for Android... Fri, 19 January 2018 10:32
XAPBob is currently offline XAPBob

 
Lt. Commander

Messages: 957
Registered: August 2012
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/19/wine_is_not_an_emul ator_3/

I've long run Stars! under WINE. If they have WINE/Android working well, then it might be nice and easy to get Stars! running there.
Bluetooth keyboard and a USB OTG mouse connection and I found it quite ok, although a bit slow to render the map - but that was a few years ago... CPUs have improved....

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 Topic: Anyone up for a Quickie?
Anyone up for a Quickie? Sun, 05 November 2017 16:08
talkingbologna is currently offline talkingbologna

 
Senior Chief Petty Officer

Messages: 86
Registered: November 2016
Location: 1947
Now that I've hammered when's when with this job-o-mine, I'd like to start playing again. Would anybody care for a fast game over a Saturday evening?

I was thinking a blitz with standard rules:

-Distant Starts
-Tiny/Packed
-AccBBS
-No Random
-Play every 4 turns till year 40, every 2 till year 60, and every turn thereafter
-10 minutes/turn

No CA

Standard cheat disclaimer:
- Chaff
- Split Fleet Dodge
- Merge Fleets After Gating
- Mine Damage Dodge

Turns filed via GMail or something.

Edit: doesn't have to be a blitz.


[Updated on: Mon, 06 November 2017 19:31]

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 Topic: Replacement needed
Replacement needed Fri, 22 January 2016 22:43
vmanuel is currently offline vmanuel

 
Chief Warrant Officer 3

Messages: 186
Registered: October 2004
Location: Dallas, TX USA
I need a replacement for a player in the game I'm hosting. Well placed, one ally, many enemies. Who's up for a challenge? Email me at eyityotg at gmail com

Victor.



Editor in Chief of the Kaynan Space News.
All Space, All The Time - Kaynan!
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 Topic: Facebook Page
Facebook Page Sat, 11 April 2015 13:54
GameHost is currently offline GameHost

 
Crewman 2nd Class

Messages: 10
Registered: July 2006
Location: USA
After a little more than a one year break in playing and hosting Stars! games, I have decided to begin again. In the process I created a group on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1431617593805831

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 Topic: New beginner/intermediate game reqd!
New beginner/intermediate game reqd! Fri, 11 April 2014 22:36
nmid

 
Commander

Messages: 1597
Registered: January 2011
Location: GMT +5.5


1 week counter to show possible players for a new game..[ 3 votes ]
1. Interested 3 / 100%

I recently sent out an email to a number of Stars! players that I've played over the years for a replacement.
I was very pleasantly surprised to see the number of players who were interested in getting their feet wet once again.

I found my replacement, but I think we could do with a new beginner/intermediate game for returning players.

I find myself missing Altruist's FA series games and I did ask him about FA9 .. so if that's going up, awesome!
If not, then someone should throw up a regular vanilla style, simple alliances type game up.

ps - I am shying away from it myself for now, I know.


[Updated on: Fri, 11 April 2014 22:40]




I know my minefields.. but I'm a chaff sweeper.
I used to curse when I got stuck in traffic... till I realised I AM traffic.

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 Topic: Replacement Player Needed
Replacement Player Needed Wed, 25 September 2013 02:45
neilhoward

 
Commander

Messages: 1112
Registered: April 2008
Location: SW3 & 10023
Email damarae1 at gmail for more details

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 Topic: Replacement needed for DD5
Replacement needed for DD5 Tue, 24 September 2013 18:07
Eagle of Fire

 
Lt. Commander

Messages: 809
Registered: December 2008
Location: GMT -5
Greetings.

I am in need for a replacement for the game DD5. I've had so many set backs from schedule problems that I'm not interested in playing this game anymore. Both because this is turning out to be the worse game I've played in this regard so far and because bad involvement is bad both for the game as a whole and my ally.

This is a no diplomacy, 2 players based team game. Because of the nature of the game I'm not open to tell any details about my race so if you are interested to take over and keep the game alive please send me a PM.

Thank you.

-EoF



STARS! Wiki
STARS! Wiki Fran├žais
I am on a hot streak... Literally.

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 Topic: We should try to get Stars! on Good Old Games
icon3.gif  We should try to get Stars! on Good Old Games Sat, 26 January 2013 11:53
FurFuznel is currently offline FurFuznel

 
Lt. Junior Grade
Stars! Nova developer
Stars! Nova developer

Messages: 437
Registered: November 2002
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Greetings everyone;

Good Old Games is a wonderful place to track down and buy classic games that have been modified to allow them to work on newer machines. As a registered member of the site it is possible to vote for games that you would like to see made available on the site. If a bunch of us vote to have Stars! added maybe we could get them to add it to their system.

See you out among the Stars!

Shadallark



Shadallark <==> FurFuznel
Mental anguish is for those who choose to think - FurFuznel
running Mac OS X 10.6.7

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 Topic: Replacement player needed for Dynamic Duos 4.
Replacement player needed for Dynamic Duos 4. Sun, 06 January 2013 18:01
ManicLurch is currently offline ManicLurch

 
Lt. Junior Grade

Messages: 462
Registered: May 2009
We need a replacement player for this game. This is a team game and a no communication game, so I don't know any details about how this race is sitting. If interested, I will get you in touch with your partner and he can fill you in on the details.

Thanks,
David

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 Topic: Replacement needed for Classic Capers
Replacement needed for Classic Capers Sat, 14 July 2012 08:31
Combat is currently offline Combat

 
Warrant Officer

Messages: 118
Registered: May 2008
I cannot maintain the current pace of the game for another two months due to real life. My race is currently in 1st place with 1 ally. Also at war with 2 other players and taking quite a pounding. Race is HE and very MM intensive so make sure you have plenty of free time.


He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster...when you gaze long into the abyss the abyss also gazes into you.

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 Topic: Replacement player required - Stone Age Slog
Replacement player required - Stone Age Slog Fri, 15 June 2012 12:05
Eagle of Fire

 
Lt. Commander

Messages: 809
Registered: December 2008
Location: GMT -5
Greetings.

Long hiatus because of a bug hunt combined with a player dropping out resulted in a very long time without any of us sending turns. I think it been well over 3 weeks that I didn't even open a single STARS! turn because of this and unfortunately for me something came up IRL and is taking all the time I would normally have to play this game.

I tried to find time but ended up missing the last two turns. This is unacceptable and I am thus forced to conclude that I cannot continue playing and need to find a replacement.

Game: Stone Age Slog
Player #12: The Metropolitans
Situation: This race is well established and is in position to do about anything right now. A good alliance and good neighbors plus nice starting position near the border place the race territory in a safe haven. Great possibility for research late game with forced BET for every player placing research and tech exchange at a premium.
Files: I have every single turn since day one (except maybe one or two times I skipped a turn) backed up on my HD, plus a Notebook file listing all the important info I gathered so far. Great map on the Notebook files, covering almost the complete universe.



Please contact me ASAP if you are interested. This game have been placed on hold for too long already and I'd hate to have to hold it again.



STARS! Wiki
STARS! Wiki Fran├žais
I am on a hot streak... Literally.

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 Topic: Replacement Player V2012
Replacement Player V2012 Fri, 15 June 2012 01:53
dlrichert is currently offline dlrichert

 
Chief Warrant Officer 1

Messages: 135
Registered: January 2012
Location: US
Replacement player needed. Year 2480. Mid ranked IT race with 12 active players. Like usual friends and enemies. Send private message for more details.

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 Topic: Google+ page
Google+ page Wed, 09 November 2011 19:20
gible

 
Commander

Messages: 1343
Registered: November 2002
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Google+ page

Still very experimental, as is Google+ in general for most, but its a start.

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 Topic: Stars Spreadsheet bug.
Stars Spreadsheet bug. Wed, 23 February 2011 06:00
magic9mushroom is currently offline magic9mushroom

 
Commander

Messages: 1345
Registered: May 2008
I have version 2.20.

The "Colony" section doesn't properly handle the situation in which a colony's resources are insufficient to produce 1 factory/turn and there isn't much G on the surface.

The issue is that it deducts the current "amount of factories completed this turn" from the Germanium stocks, but said "amount of factories completed this turn" has the full fraction of the current factory, ignoring the fact that parts of that factory may have been completed on previous turns. This falsely bleeds off "G on surface".

It also drops the current factory if G becomes insufficient due to the aforementioned bug, which then bleeds off resources.

I believe this would also bleed off G and resources on larger planets, but the results are nowhere near as striking.

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 Topic: Not about stars , maybe some help
Not about stars , maybe some help Sun, 31 October 2010 14:04
ccmaster is currently offline ccmaster

 
Lt. Commander
Dueling Club Administrator

Messages: 967
Registered: November 2002
Location: Germany

Hi all around,

I have a little question to the community what is not about the game Stars! . So everyone who is not interrested in reading about thinks what are not Stars stop reading now.

My Aunt and Parents have asked me if I know some people around in the internet to help my aunt by a voting she made it. I sayed that I know there some people and will give the link to them. So here is a link for the voting of my aunt ( Ute Decker).

So if you have a little bit time it would be real nice. The page is in german but eas to vote so everyone could do it in about 3 seconds.

Thanks for your help.

http://woman.brigitte.de/schoenheit/mode/ohne-models-woman-a bstimmung-8-1070784/6.html

ccmaster

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 Topic: Altum Silentium needs a replacement player
Altum Silentium needs a replacement player Sat, 16 October 2010 03:25
iojho is currently offline iojho

 
Officer Cadet 4th Year

Messages: 280
Registered: October 2006
Location: EPBA
Hi all,

Slowpokes, the race in Altum Silentium, need a temporary replacement player for a month since 17 Oct. The race is in good, playable condition expanding its territory.

The game is at late stage, in the year 2499.

We are generating 3 turns per week. However, I can agree on slowing down to 2 turns.

Please contact me here, by private messaging or at iojho (at) aim (dot) com.

BR,

iojho / michal





[Updated on: Sat, 16 October 2010 05:50]




"Every person speculates on creating a new need in another, so as to drive him to fresh sacrifice, to place him in a new dependence and to seduce him into a new mode of enjoyment and therefore economic ruin."


Karl Marx,1844

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 Topic: Creche 2 - temporary replacement needed
Creche 2 - temporary replacement needed Mon, 23 August 2010 16:09
iojho is currently offline iojho

 
Officer Cadet 4th Year

Messages: 280
Registered: October 2006
Location: EPBA
Hi all,

We are looking for temporary replacement player for the game Creche 2 over two weeks. The replacement would take since 31 August to 12 September. The pace of the game over that 2 weeks can be adopted as you prefer. The game is dedicated for beginners, but I can agree on everyone who is interested.

We have complete set of files of course, and we can make them available before decision making.

Please contact me if you are interested-> iojho (at) aim (dot) com

BR,

iojho


[Updated on: Mon, 23 August 2010 16:21]




"Every person speculates on creating a new need in another, so as to drive him to fresh sacrifice, to place him in a new dependence and to seduce him into a new mode of enjoyment and therefore economic ruin."


Karl Marx,1844

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 Topic: Creche 2 - replacement needed
Creche 2 - replacement needed Sat, 31 July 2010 12:26
iojho is currently offline iojho

 
Officer Cadet 4th Year

Messages: 280
Registered: October 2006
Location: EPBA
Hi,

Creche 2 a game for beginners need a replacement player for one of its players. These who are interested please contact me at iojho (at) aim (dot) com .

The game is at the year 2428.

We have complete files which can be viewed before making decision as to taking or not the race in question.

The game conditions are here -> http://starsautohost.org/sahforum/index.php?t=msg&th=451 9&start=0&rid=990&S=6ab5077c9f7f7a845c932212692f c0ca

iojho



"Every person speculates on creating a new need in another, so as to drive him to fresh sacrifice, to place him in a new dependence and to seduce him into a new mode of enjoyment and therefore economic ruin."


Karl Marx,1844

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 Topic: Looking for a game
Looking for a game Wed, 16 June 2010 04:50
Vostromo is currently offline Vostromo

 
Petty Officer 1st Class

Messages: 68
Registered: June 2010
Just posting to say i'm looking for a standard-ish game to get back into the game. (I forgot how good the tutorial was!)

I'm bound to be very rusty so nothing too strange.

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 Topic: Stars! for Android
Stars! for Android Sun, 16 May 2010 04:08
gible

 
Commander

Messages: 1343
Registered: November 2002
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Does any one out there with an Android phone wanna try this out? Windpws 3.11 on DOSBox for Android

There's a DOSBox setup for Stars! here

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