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by itcamefromouterspace
Wed May 30, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: Newbie + Tribe Player here
Replies: 7
Views: 2379

Re: Newbie + Tribe Player here

When playing Tribe, I suggest you forget about shields and armor. Your racial repair modules and double hull integrity IS your defense. Besides this, EMP weapons will help mitigate damage and scramblers will help when you go up against missiles. With the Tribe you want to damage them more than they ...
by itcamefromouterspace
Tue May 22, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Balance change proposals. Add your views:
Replies: 18
Views: 5478

Re: Balance change proposals. Add your views:

Suggest let the application use multiple cpu cores thats about 100,000 times more complicated than you think. All performance issues I'm aware of seem to be 100% fixed by running steam copies outside of steam. It's got nothing to do with the actual game performance. I wouldn't say that all issues a...
by itcamefromouterspace
Sat May 19, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Steam Users Problems Already - Getting Game to Work
Replies: 33
Views: 18193

Re: Steam Users Problems Already - Getting Game to Work

I was having a problem with launching the game and only having it run in task manager with no game screen.

I eventually got it to work by making a shortcut to the EXE and running it in comparability mode.

BTW, I am running WinXP x64.
by itcamefromouterspace
Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Challenges and Tournaments
Topic: the cheapskate challenge!
Replies: 0
Views: 906

the cheapskate challenge!

Corvidae and I have started a little back-and-forth challenge to see who can create the most epic, cheapest fleet. Starting with his "Fleet cost 33,471" deployment, try to out shoot his 33471 point fleet and the cheapest fleet that can also beat the 33.4 fleet. Current cheap fleet that bea...
by itcamefromouterspace
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: CRC checks on challenges
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: CRC checks on challenges

You may be correct on that (even if it sounds like a lot work to pad each modified file).

It doesn't have to be a CRC. Maybe it could just check the time stamp on the files or use some other mechanism to get the same results.
by itcamefromouterspace
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: Guidance Scrambler Beam too good?
Replies: 13
Views: 2345

Re: Guidance Scrambler Beam too good?

I think the Scrambler is there to keep the game from becoming a missle-whore-spamfest. Lets keep the space battles from becoming gratuitously boring.
by itcamefromouterspace
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: CRC checks on challenges
Replies: 2
Views: 719

CRC checks on challenges

Does anyone else think some sort of CRC check needs to be in place to make sure un-modded files for the current version of the game are being used for challenges (especially the survival challenges)?
by itcamefromouterspace
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Challenges and Tournaments
Topic: It's time to SAC up
Replies: 168
Views: 46111

Re: It's time to SAC up

SAC 9 posted. Uses my current cruiser design (a cheaper version of my BlackFleet5 cruiser). I threw it together as my first attempt on the SAC series and it defeated all of them.

Good luck!
by itcamefromouterspace
Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Challenges UI
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Challenges UI

Older challenges seem to be overlooked by newer players. I'd like a "last played" column that you can sort challenges by so they get some use. Also, some filters such as the player who posted the challenge and specific maps would be cool too. Could you add some symbol to ID challenges that...
by itcamefromouterspace
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: The perfect fleet?
Replies: 11
Views: 1878

Re: The perfect fleet?

The search for one fleet to rule them all may be quixotic, but since I'm trying to find it as well you can call me Don Quixote :P The perfect fleet would need to be able to handle every situation (how this is done is a matter of interpretation), be able to function well even with loses, not scatter,...
by itcamefromouterspace
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: Scrambler versus Point Defense
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Scrambler versus Point Defense

Is it just me, or do the point defenses on cruisers seem pointless compared to scamblers? I know scramblers use a lot of power, but they seem much more effective to me.
by itcamefromouterspace
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: Another Cruiser Rocket Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 3679

Re: Another Cruiser Rocket Thread

Excuse the following rant. I know the thread is about the merits of cruiser rockets and not a manifesto for missile spam, but I want to get this out in the open: I've stated before that missiles are the easiest weapons to counter. Scramblers counter missiles. Going against a missile wall? Form a wal...
by itcamefromouterspace
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: Another Cruiser Rocket Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 3679

Re: Another Cruiser Rocket Thread

I personally believe that missile and rocket weapons are inferior to other weapon types (with the exception of fighters), but that's just my opinion.
by itcamefromouterspace
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Challenges and Tournaments
Topic: Uber Multi-Challenge Challenge. Man enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 3063

Re: Uber Multi-Challenge Challenge. Man enough?

itcamefromouterspace - post the names and dates of your challenge fleets so it is a bit easier for me to find them. The challenges I was referring to are BlackFleet1, BlackFleet2, BlackFleet3, BlackFleet4 all dated 2/4/10. They are under the name of TheBlackFleet since itcamefromouterspace won't di...
by itcamefromouterspace
Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Challenges and Tournaments
Topic: Uber Multi-Challenge Challenge. Man enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 3063

Re: Uber Multi-Challenge Challenge. Man enough?

I think I may have already beaten most of those challenges using my BlackFleet1 deployment which fits your rules (if you disregard my 1 decoy frigate in the corner): 4 tribe cruiser designs and 3 fighter designs I'll give them another whack just to be sure. BTW...try it out if you haven't. I thought...

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