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Forum: New Game Announcements
 Topic: Test game open for play?
Test game open for play? Wed, 05 October 2016 21:45
Raindancer is currently offline Raindancer

 
Officer Cadet 1st Year

Messages: 218
Registered: February 2003
Location: Finger Lakes NY, USA

Nmid and I threw together a quick game to test gens on the new server.

We will be running a number of turns... maybe 10.

But when we are done we could let people actually play.

Everyone could see all the race designs, or only their own.

Small packed.

Races: SS, CA, IT, IS, JoaT. Some HG some -F.

Races were not tested, created in minutes, so no guarantees.

Thoughts?

Raindancer.

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 Topic: Duel?
Duel? Mon, 29 August 2016 19:32
Fabrice is currently offline Fabrice

 
Crewman 2nd Class

Messages: 12
Registered: August 2015
Hello,

PM me if you want to do a duel!

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 Topic: Anyone for Duel?
Anyone for Duel? Fri, 12 February 2016 18:00
Fabrice is currently offline Fabrice

 
Crewman 2nd Class

Messages: 12
Registered: August 2015
Hi,

Please pm me if you wanna duel!

Bye

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 Topic: A new network and a new game for a new year
icon14.gif  A new network and a new game for a new year Wed, 30 December 2009 16:02
Orca

 
Chief Warrant Officer 1

Messages: 148
Registered: June 2003
Location: Orbiting tower at the L5 ...
The Stars! player's channel has just completed moving from its longtime home of #Stars! on Starlink to ##Stars! on Freenode.

A toast! To Starlink.org, our home for over a decade.

To celebrate a new beginning and a new year, we will be having a blitz on New Year's Day 2010 at 18:00 GMT (10:00am Pacific for USsies).

Blitzes are fast-running games featuring small universes, 5-10 minute timers, and forced generations until 2440 or 2460, depending. Fights tend to start early, and be rather fierce.

We'll be running our usual tiny packed, acc-bbs, public scores universe, with 4 turn gens to 20, 2 to 40, and 1 thereafter, so make sure you're loaded for bear. If you're new to IRC, I suggest coming in early so you can get file transfer issues and whatnot sorted out before the start time.

To join, fire up an IRC client, such as mIRC, Chatzilla, or Trillian, connect to chat.freenode.net and join the channel ##Stars! (note the two hash marks and the exclamation point at the end). People tend to idle here, so responses may take some time, especially if you're between when the USsies arrive home and the Euros wake up.

I hope to see you there!



Jesus saves.
Allah forgives.
Cthulhu thinks you'd make a nice sandwich.

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 Topic: 2008/9 Duelling Championship
2008/9 Duelling Championship Thu, 10 July 2008 21:25
ccmaster is currently offline ccmaster

 
Lt. Commander
Dueling Club Administrator

Messages: 909
Registered: November 2002
Location: Germany

Duelling championship will start soon so if you are interrested here are some Informations for more Informations Visit the Thread in the Forum .

The rules are listed below, changes to 2007 are marked :

1. The tournament is single-elimination .


2. *Official Tournament Rules*

a. Duels will (hopefully) be hosted on Autohost if Ron agrees, and will be arranged by the Duelling Club Administrator as host.
b. Duels must be fought between two players. The draw will be seeded on the GMT of the Players.

c. All Tournament Duels will have the following Conditions: Small, Normal Universe, Acc-BBS, No Random Events, Public Player Scores (after 50 years).

d. Victory is achieved via surrender of opponent or highest score in year 2460.

e.i. Scoring is as follows :-
Seven "target" worlds will be determined by the Duelling Club Administrator (who will not host his own games ).

Each world will have a point value, as follows:

==Your Homeworld: 3 points
==Enemy Homeworld: 3 points
==Each corner & center world: 1 point each

A player must have population on a world to possess it and gain the point value.

e.ii Five of the seven target worlds will be identified to both participants. Those will be, respectively, the four worlds closest to each corner of the map and ths single world closest to the center. The Administrator's decision on which worlds is FINAL and BINDING.
e.iii. The sixth and seventh worlds will be the Duellist's Home Worlds, which will NOT be identified.
e.iv. In the event that both players have the same score (e.g. centre world not colonised), the player with the highest score generated by the Stars PPS will be used as the determinant.

f. All Tournament Duels have a maximum of 2 months to complete. If a duel is unfinished after 2 months, the player ahead in Score at the end of the time period is declared the winner. In the event all duels in a round are completed sooner than 2 months, the subsequent round will begin.

g. Players wishing to play the JoaT or CA PRTs must leave at least 180 points in the race wizard and JoaT could not take NAS. HE -f are banned !!

h. Players may change race design between rounds.

3. The final duels will have details reported on this forum. The Grand Champion must agree to post his or her race design to this forum as well, and hopefully will provide some commentary on his or her run at the championship.

4. Any questions about the championship may be directed to me.

5. Good luck to all entrants!

Thanx for Interrest .

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 Topic: Dueling Club Championship 2005
Dueling Club Championship 2005 Sun, 07 November 2004 14:36
EDog is currently offline EDog

 
Lt. Junior Grade

Messages: 416
Registered: November 2002
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
(copied from Dueling Club Announcements)

Dueling

*FANFARE*

Presenting...the 2005 Stars Duelling Club World Championship!

Yey Yey Yey Yey Yey Yey Yey Yey Yey

Think you have what it takes? Think you might be champion material? Can you see yourself on a Wheaties(c) box?

The Stars Dueling Club is pleased to announce the 2005 Championship. The tournament will commence in January. Regular updates will be provided. The rules are listed below:

1. The tournament is single-elimination and will consist of several rounds until a Sweet Sixteen, a Great Eight, and a Final Four are determined. The grand championship will consist of the two duellists that make it furthest in the tourney, and the champion will be declared as the winner of the final duel.

2. The tournament is open to all ranked members of the duelling club. The time between now and January 1 is the "at-large" qualifying period. Any non-ranked player wishing to participate in the championship needs to fight at least one duel between now and then. Qualifying Duels must be completed and reported no later than December 31, 2004.

3. All standard Duelling Club rules are in effect. At-large qualifying duels may be fought to any standards acceptable to both players. See below for official tournament rules.

4. *Official Tournament Rules*
a. Duels must be fought between two players. Opponents will be assigned randomly. There are no limitations to PRT or LRT.
b. All Tournament Duels must have the following Conditions: Small, Packed Universe, Acc-BBS, No Random Events, Public Player Scores.
c. All Tournament Duels must have the following Victory Condition: Highest Score after 50 years.
d. All Tournament Duels have a maximum of 2 months to complete. If a duel is unfinished after 2 months, the player ahead in score at the end of the time period is declared the winner. In the event all duels in a round are completed sooner than 2 months, the subsequent round will begin.
e. All victorious claimants *must* send a screenshot of the score page to me as verification of the victory.
f. Players that advance to subsequent rounds must use the same race name, although they may change race design between rounds. This is for the sake of validity and clarity on the elimination table.
g. Victory by surrender of an opponent must include the screenshot as well as an in-game "I surrender" message. In the event of dropout of an opponent, the victor will be declared at the end of the 2-month period.

5. The final duels will have details reported on this forum. The Grand Champion must agrees to post his or her race design to this forum as well, and hopefully will provide some commentary on his or her run at the championship.

6. Any questions about the championship may be directed to me.

7. Good luck to all entrants!




http://ianthealy.comicgen.com
Born, grew up, became an adventurer

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 Topic: New Stars! Game: Ethereal Distance
New Stars! Game: Ethereal Distance Sat, 12 April 2003 19:02
TheDeathbringer is currently offline TheDeathbringer

 
Civilian

Messages: 3
Registered: April 2003

I thought I'd try my hand at hosting a game, I'm rather new to this game so I would prefer only beginner to intermediate players. Anyway here are the game stats:

Players: 16
Universe Size: Huge
Density: Sparse
Positions: Distant

x :Public Player Scores
x :Galaxy Clumping

Victory Conditions: Last Man Standing

Rules: No Bug/Features allowed except Chaff and Fleet Dodge.

If interested in joining email pepin162@aol.com an email with the subject title Stars (I most likely won't open anything else...) and attach your passworded race file.


[Updated on: Thu, 30 October 2003 21:56] by Moderator


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 Topic: NEW GAME HELL 10
NEW GAME HELL 10 Wed, 19 February 2003 18:43
ccmaster is currently offline ccmaster

 
Lt. Commander
Dueling Club Administrator

Messages: 909
Registered: November 2002
Location: Germany

Hi people out there .

It is time For HELL 10 .

Here are the Stats for the people who have interrest :

Univers : Large
BBS - Game
Playes : 16
Host is playing
No Cheats expect Shaff
NO CA
Generation : Every day 13 pm
Play at autohost

Winning conditions :
Alliance viktory It could only be 3 Players in an ally and can only set this players to friend .
No Techtrade expect your ally . One time set to friend you can not chance it . So be carfull what you do
will be for ever . If one player is defeated you can take another in your alliance .

For all players who are interrested mail me .

Do not answer at the forum , have not the time to look all the time here Sad

CCMASTER001@t-online.de

ccmaster , host



[Updated on: Wed, 19 February 2003 20:50]

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 Topic: Notice for posters
icon4.gif  Notice for posters Sun, 12 January 2003 22:32
Ron is currently offline Ron

 
Commander
Forum Administrator
Stars! AutoHost Administrator

Messages: 1188
Registered: October 2002
Location: Collegedale, TN
This forum is for announcing new games that are starting.

Ideas for new games, and requests for game idea comments should be posted in The Bar.

Replies to new game annoucements should fit the following conditions:
1. Confirmation that you are interesting in joining the game.
2. Question on game settings/rules.
3. Reply/clarification from game host on game settings/rules.
4. Pre-game announcements by game host.

Any other type of posts are subject to be moved to The Bar.

When the game has started, the game host should request that a moderator post a final message saying that the game has started, and lock the topic.

Thank you for helping to keep a tidy forum.



Ron Miller
Stars! AutoHost

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 Topic: The Bars of Distance
The Bars of Distance Thu, 05 December 2002 21:42
The Taubat is currently offline The Taubat

 
Officer Cadet 3rd Year

Messages: 263
Registered: December 2002
ZZZs banned

HE
CA
----------------
LRTs banned

TT
ARM
-----------------
LRTs required

RS
IS
CE
-----------------
Habitat

1 imune max
15% max
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mines and facs

any on all
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R&D

3 cheap 3 expensive
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Mass packet flinging beyond warp 10 is not allowed
Missiles are also not allowed
Anti-matter Pulverizer is also banned

ABBSP MM will be selected

medium size and packed

3 turns will be generated per day (10:00am 3:00pm 8:00pm) sat. and sun. 2 turns will be generated at 10:00am and 8:00pm

need a volunteer to look at the races cause I want to play too.

need 4-8 people. you will be paired up and your partner will be what that race is linked too and here they are

UFP
Vulcans (taken)
Klingons
Romulans
Species 8472
Hirogen
Cardassian
Jem'Hadar


United Federation of Planets are linked to the Vulcans
Klingons are linked to the Romulans
Species 8472 are linked to the Hirogen
Cardassians are linked the Jem'Hadar

With your names comes the PRT
UFP=JOAT
Vulcans=IS
Klingons=WM
Romulans=SS
Species 8472=AR
Hirogen=IT
Cardassians=SD
Jem'Hadar=HE

note: since United Federation of Planets is too long you can use Starfleet, UFP or Feds



this game is geared towards beginners but experts are allowed to play but you will have to be species 8472, UFP or Jem'Hadar with 12% growth rate.

I will use a Universe editor to create vertical bars of planets (if there are 4 players 3 bars 6 players 3 bars and 8 players 4 bars) Your homeworlds will be side by side causing you to work with you partner.

note: you cannot team up with other teams to beat somebody

game will end for some player or teams it they decide to quit. vote will be at 2750

you can E-mail at cribbage_player_24@softhome.net


[Updated on: Fri, 06 December 2002 11:02]




Royal Sha'a'kar of the Taubat people

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 Topic: Double Trouble (Still a few players needed)
Double Trouble (Still a few players needed) Tue, 05 November 2002 13:27
Alter Ego

 
Officer Cadet 4th Year

Messages: 283
Registered: November 2002
Location: Germany
Hi!

Looks goooood! Very Happy

And I'll usethe chance right away: I've posted announcements on the old Homeworld Forum and the NG about the new game I'm starting. By now, there are enough people interested to make it two games. But those would still have a few vacant slots. Anybody interested?

Regards

Alter Ego


[Updated on: Sun, 12 January 2003 22:24] by Moderator


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

 
Lt. Commander

Messages: 906
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

 
Petty Officer 2nd Class

Messages: 58
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

 
Warrant Officer

Messages: 126
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!
www.myhood.biz

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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: 1590
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: 1110
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: 456
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

 
Warrant Officer

Messages: 125
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: 1154
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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