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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: 1040
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: 910
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

 
Chief Petty Officer

Messages: 84
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 1

Messages: 140
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.
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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: 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



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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: 461
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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 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: 911
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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 Topic: replacement player for manually hosted email game wanted
replacement player for manually hosted email game wanted Sun, 07 March 2010 04:29
bobblanchett is currently offline bobblanchett

 
Civilian

Messages: 1
Registered: March 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
hi
I need someone to replace me in an email game being manually hosted with 48hr turnaround

I am a JOAT rank 5 out of 10 fighting a nasty SS atm

its 2469.

the game has a few quirky rules about only alowing one ally/friend at a time.

anyone interested email me at bob.blanchett at the googley mail place.

Cheers,
Bob

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 Topic: Holiday stand in for Dig it - Only for 2 turns
Holiday stand in for Dig it - Only for 2 turns Mon, 06 July 2009 14:12
livingdeadgirl is currently offline livingdeadgirl

 
Crewman 1st Class

Messages: 29
Registered: May 2009
Location: England

Hello I've booked an impulse trip to Portugal this week and would like to see if anyone could stand in for a couple of turns. I'll be playing my turn Wednesday but then won't be able to play till Sunday. There are no gens over the weekend so I just need someone to play my Thursday and Friday turns.

Let me know if you can help out, its still early stages of the game so shouldn't be too much hard work Smile




Amanda

'Ninety percent of most magic merely consists of knowing one extra fact.'

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 Topic: Game idea: Dread Lords.
Game idea: Dread Lords. Mon, 30 March 2009 11:24
magic9mushroom is currently offline magic9mushroom

 
Commander

Messages: 1154
Registered: May 2008
Inspired by the Galactic Civilisations II Dread Lords and the "AI passwords" thread. I'm not entirely sure whether this is possible.

Here's the idea.

You set up a normal game in probably a large universe. Have a lot of players, possibly (if someone (like me) had an addiction to roleplaying) flavored to fit the GalCiv 2 races. The game would be fairly normal for the first 30 years or so.

Then another player starts off their race.

Except that instead of a normal race, they get the Expert Macinti race, an AR with 1 in 2 hab, 20% growth, all positive LRTs, 10 res divisor, and 4 cheap techs. These are the "Dread Lords".

Everyone else then faces a problem, in that they have to stop the Dread Lords from becoming invincible and wtfpwning everyone, while at the same time having to worry about their power relative to the other races and not dooming themselves while saving the galaxy.

Victory conditions would be the standard ones.

Who likes the idea? Very Happy

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 Topic: Antgonism - vacation substitute needed
Antgonism - vacation substitute needed Sat, 21 March 2009 06:09
perrindom is currently offline perrindom

 

Messages: 129
Registered: August 2005
Location: Denmark
I'm on vacation March 28th to April 4th, and then again April 9th to April 25th.

I'm in last place and at war with one of the leaders, but a rescent succesful campaign vs. the leader's ally renders my race still playable and able to kick back. The map lay-out is such that there should lots of potential of striking out and fighting back.

Someone please step forward, or the leader will have it much too easy.

For game details, see Iojho's other post about a permanet replacement.

perrindom _at_ comxnet _dot_ dk

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