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Starsector => Announcements => Topic started by: Alex on May 04, 2011, 12:52:57 PM

Title: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Alex on May 04, 2011, 12:52:57 PM
Glad you dropped by! Please make yourself at home and say hi in the General Discussion (http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?board=2.0) area.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: SeaBee on May 04, 2011, 01:36:10 PM
Hello, mighty test thread. Looks like you've got everything running (one-click install?), now you get to spend hours customizing. Could be fun!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Alex on May 04, 2011, 01:39:01 PM
Well, well. Looks like someone guessed the forum URL. Welcome!

Looks like you've got everything running (one-click install?), now you get to spend hours customizing. Could be fun!

Yep, on all counts :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Avan on May 04, 2011, 02:26:22 PM
Great to have a forum now! ^^
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: SeaBee on May 04, 2011, 08:54:14 PM
I feel sorry for poor Alex. So many forums to visit, now. Popularity's curse, eh?
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: brian on May 04, 2011, 08:58:52 PM
a forum! how fun!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Alex on May 05, 2011, 11:20:39 AM
I feel sorry for poor Alex. So many forums to visit, now. Popularity's curse, eh?

Can't say that I mind :) Though I also can't say that much actual coding got done since the release, except for a few bug-fixes here and there, and an omni-shields control change I'm pretty excited about.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Sinned on May 05, 2011, 10:57:55 PM
Heya Alex,

Glad you chose to setup a forum!

Now stop reading the forums and get back to coding ;)





Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Timasaurus 007 on March 21, 2012, 01:11:24 AM
Glad you dropped by! Please make yourself at home and say hi in the General Discussion (http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?board=2.0) area.

Herro, i'm a tad bit new :P

Nice game you produced Alex, keep up the beast work!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Seyfullah on April 06, 2012, 11:16:55 AM
Hello all, I think you have a big future !!! very good graphic and all other!!!2d is best!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: SeaBee on April 25, 2012, 05:29:57 PM
Hello there Seyfullah, and thanks for stopping in!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: BillyRueben on April 25, 2012, 07:55:41 PM
I didn't know there was a "Welcome to the Forum" thread, and apparently, neither did a lot of others...
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Alex on April 27, 2012, 01:13:46 PM
Ah yes. This is the first thread ever made on this forum, and it's still around in the announcements section for nostalgic reasons.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Upgradecap on April 27, 2012, 01:19:09 PM
Ah yes. This is the first thread ever made on this forum, and it's still around in the announcements section for nostalgic reasons.

You just had to, didn't you?

You wasted your 2000th post on something meaningless.
The way of alex. ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Uomoz on April 27, 2012, 01:26:18 PM
I just got trolled xD.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Alex on April 27, 2012, 01:37:10 PM
That's how I trolololl?

... I am sorry. That was uncalled for.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Upgradecap on April 27, 2012, 01:38:58 PM
Alex, you forgot something in your previous post.

Let me show you what you forgot:

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/096/044/trollface.jpg?1296494117)

XD
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: icepick37 on April 27, 2012, 01:47:41 PM
Yeah this is why I love you Alex, haha.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Tarran on April 27, 2012, 02:44:16 PM
I am an oracle. I told you guys Alex would waste his 2000th post on something pointless one hour before he posted it. :P
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: icepick37 on April 27, 2012, 02:58:31 PM
Can you predict the release date for the next patch, then?  :)

EDIT: Ooooo on your 2012th post you get to make a wish, Alex. But don't tell us what it is!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Upgradecap on April 27, 2012, 03:08:05 PM
I predict the next release will come Soon™ :D

But in all honesty, i predict it will come in the upcoming days. ;)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Uomoz on April 27, 2012, 03:13:10 PM
To stay in topic: Welcome to all the forum dwellers and starfarers that came after me!

OT: Alex said it will happen sometime next week (crossing fingers 4-5 days from now)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Matt on May 01, 2012, 01:04:05 AM
I'm just glad to be here.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: The Soldier on January 08, 2013, 12:08:02 PM
Never did introcude myself. :)

*ah-hem*

Hullo world, The Soldier here!  Saw TB's video way back when, decided to get it.  From this little game centered around missiosn to a full-on RPG in a modable system, this has gone pretty far since I first saw it.  More on me, I come from a strategy fanbase (DMS forums, you'll see me stalking that occasionally) and enjoy strategy and FPS games.  And g'night. :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Iscariot on January 10, 2013, 10:19:37 AM
Yo, I'm Iscariot, I got into this game a little before TB's video, which makes me a little salty around these parts, but I've been away for a while on account of having joined the Marine Corps. I'd been looking for a game to fill the niche EV Nova had for me, ie, a game where you can fly a lot of different ships (specifically capital ships since I think those are boss) in an open world and manage a fleet all at the same time, and I'm glad that I found Starsector.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Xareh on January 10, 2013, 12:50:53 PM
I am El Presidente Xareh.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Sproginator on January 10, 2013, 01:16:53 PM
Sup guys and girls, sprog here

Resident nice guy, always posting suggestions and topical discussions. An active modder and overall nice person if I do say so myself.
If you have any problems regarding adding a ship to the game, or wanna discuss something topical, let me know :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Jazwana on January 10, 2013, 07:05:37 PM
Anyone else read this topic and immediately hear "We got fun and games" in their head?   Maybe I'm showing my age   :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Sproginator on January 11, 2013, 01:03:00 AM
Anyone else read this topic and immediately hear "We got fun and games" in their head?   Maybe I'm showing my age   :)
It wasn't just you don't worry haha!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: sdmike1 on January 11, 2013, 10:54:33 PM
Oh God I love to read these old posts!

Also "Hi i'm Mike!"
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: dogboy123 on January 11, 2013, 11:58:15 PM
Dog here, I prefer to be called Arcilean Ducai, or Lawls. I figured out about Starfar...sector, from GamersDissent. Yeah I like no I LOVE space games, and 2D indie games and also I have a Youtube channel where I post crappy Gmod videos, and in the future maybe some Cortex Command or Starsector. I play games on a rather old Macbook (deal wit it 8)) running Windows 7 dual booted
 (multiple personalities??). I dislike military sim Fps's very much, and I really hate pie... also I don't like bronys (get dem horses away from meh pony boi!). And also I think Starsector needs more free crabs :D. Did I mention I really love space games??. Also I'm buying the parts to build a badarse gaming PC. :P
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: sdmike1 on January 12, 2013, 08:14:29 AM
What did i just read ???
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: icepick37 on January 15, 2013, 01:50:19 PM
That the Internet hasn't completely devolved into dialogue like this is a testament to the indomitable human spirit.  ;)

Hi Dog! Glad to have another enthusiastic new recruit.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Xareh on January 15, 2013, 02:11:00 PM
This explains everything. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9UMSEar17g)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Psycho Society on January 15, 2013, 08:45:15 PM
Dude's into crabs, nothing wrong with that. As for pie, well... (http://www.weebls-stuff.com/wab/pie/)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Gothars on January 15, 2013, 09:10:16 PM
Keep the fun in "Discussions" please. This is for introductions. We don't want fun here. Introductions are serious business. No fun!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Hyph_K31 on January 15, 2013, 10:39:18 PM
Urm, Hi!

I'm Hyph_k31, also known as Hyphillion or Hyph. I said hi a long while back, but it quickly dissolved into a forum war...

I discovered Starsector (haha! I can get the name right the FIRST time!) because of total halibuts second video on the game. I like space in general, and I enjoy shooting things with REALLY big guns, and so Starsector is nigh on perfect for me. :)

As dog said before me, I do not like the IDEA of a broney but I have nothing against the bronies themselves.

I also don't like bad grammar, and typos are the bane of my existence.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: ArkAngel on January 16, 2013, 05:05:53 AM
Yuo maen tpyos leke dis? ;D
 Oh and hi! I learned of starsector from totalbiscuit as well.
I am that guy walking on the sidewalk that you wave to even though you don't know me, and I wave back. Don't be afraid to say hi :P
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Rhenthyl on January 16, 2013, 04:33:19 PM
Holas, i bought the game way back when TB did his first vid, but only recently got around to actually installing and playing :D

I loved the ideas behind the game so had no problem giving my money to an alpha, which i almost never do (burnt to many times!!). Looking forward to finally getting my teeth into the game, played it for a half hour earlier and found it frustratingly hard, which was awesome!! Sick of all these point and click space shooters we've had. Between SPAZ and this i may just have all my space games filled for a while!!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Gothars on January 16, 2013, 05:19:17 PM
Welcome Rhenthyl!

Finally someone is posting here who's really new^^

The tutorial and the missions are a good way to get into the game. There's also a 50% damage option (in Options), in case it should become too frustrating. The campaign will get easier as you're progressing (balancing is not final).

If you've got questions ask away (for example here (http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=1222.0) ) or have a look into the manual in my signature.

Have fun :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Rhenthyl on January 16, 2013, 07:59:27 PM
Welcome Rhenthyl!

Finally someone is posting here who's really new^^

The tutorial and the missions are a good way to get into the game. There's also a 50% damage option (in Options), in case it should become too frustrating. The campaign will get easier as you're progressing (balancing is not final).

If you've got questions ask away (for example here (http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=1222.0) ) or have a look into the manual in my signature.

Have fun :)

The tutorial makes it look easy, but i have to say the campaign really needs some tweaking on the balance side of things. In the past few hours i've restarted the game so many times i've lost count >.< I get i'm supposed to just fly around and grind on rats, but it's hard to do that when the rat fleets are huge compared to me. It gets just frustrating and stops being fun after a while. Maybe it balances out later on, but it's no good if you can't get there :D

I'll keep trying though
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: ArkAngel on January 16, 2013, 08:22:01 PM
I would advise starting with either a lasher or wolf, and attacking single buffalo fleets or single hound/lasher fleets. It might be a good idea to make sure your on 50% damage taken at least till you get the hang of it.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Gothars on January 16, 2013, 08:48:44 PM
Also, don't forget that you can save (F5) and load (F9) if you are not in iron mode. Somehow many people don't seem to think of that.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Faiter119 on January 17, 2013, 02:07:35 AM
Also dont forget that there are certain channels out there that post Lets plays :) Having a look at those would be smart if you want to see how people usually start their games. *Hinthint*
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: robokil on January 17, 2013, 08:56:29 AM
I dont know where to put this but how do you delete an acount I need this email adress.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Gothars on January 17, 2013, 09:45:24 AM
I dont know where to put this but how do you delete an acount I need this email adress.

Hi robokil,

if you want to change you email address you can do that under PROFILE -> Modify Profile -> Account Related Settings -> Email. If you want your account deleted for some other reason send a me a PM.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Rhenthyl on January 17, 2013, 05:11:22 PM
Also dont forget that there are certain channels out there that post Lets plays :) Having a look at those would be smart if you want to see how people usually start their games. *Hinthint*

I've watched a few Lets Plays, but for the most part they all have the same problem, yours included. the stuff is scattered all over the place, so it's a pain in the rear trying to go from vid ti vid in order. For what ever reason they (and you) don't make use of playlists, so far only Axiege seems to do it.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: dogboy123 on January 17, 2013, 06:39:08 PM
Wait... sorry for this post being on a completely different page than my last, but you guys didn't get the free crabs inside joke from Cortex Command? :'(
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Rhenthyl on January 17, 2013, 10:27:08 PM
i've never played it so nope didnt get it :D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Gothars on January 17, 2013, 10:39:40 PM
Ok, enough off topic now. There are already distinct threads for all that.

Let's keep this a neat first place to go for new members.


Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: flashydragon on May 25, 2013, 07:10:25 AM
Hi everyone! StarSector, easy to install, really, really hard to capture anything :(.

Glad you dropped by! Please make yourself at home and say hi in the General Discussion (http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?board=2.0) area.

Do i have to?
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Alex on May 25, 2013, 02:58:33 PM
Do i have to?

Them's the rules.

(On the off chance you weren't joking: no, you don't have to :))

Also, hi!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Silver Silence on May 25, 2013, 04:53:07 PM
New guy!

C'mere and gimme a hug!
(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/074/e/b/welcome_pinkie_pie_by_yetioner-d5on9c3.png)


P.S.
Out of curiousity, how big are images allowed to go? Spoilers if beyond a certain size? Or just use resizing like the above ^^^^?
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Alex on May 25, 2013, 05:26:56 PM
The idea is to keep threads readable, and excessive use of unspoilered images hurts that. So, if you're not sure, it's probably better to spoiler it. If it's a meme, it's probably better to spoiler it too - for every person amused, there are probably people distracted/annoyed by it.

This is getting horribly off-topic, but on the subject of spoilering high-res screenshots - it doesn't work very well unless they're resized. What I find works best is to have the resized image be a link - that way it can be seen at a glance in a reasonably-sized window without those fiddly horizontal scrollbars, and it can be clicked on for a full-size version.

Like so:
Spoiler
(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/074/e/b/welcome_pinkie_pie_by_yetioner-d5on9c3.png) (http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/074/e/b/welcome_pinkie_pie_by_yetioner-d5on9c3.png)
click image for full-size version
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Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Sladix on May 30, 2013, 02:21:49 AM
Yeeeeaaaaaah
Hi everyone !

I'm Sladix, 23 French guy ! I just bought the game yesterday after discovering it the day before. I'm glad to be here and I really wish you the best for your amazing game !

I've not played enough to get used to maneuver properly and get all the game's depth but I'll be happy to provide feedback and maybe try to mod a bit !
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: flashydragon on May 31, 2013, 12:40:36 AM
The idea is to keep threads readable, and excessive use of unspoilered images hurts that. So, if you're not sure, it's probably better to spoiler it. If it's a meme, it's probably better to spoiler it too - for every person amused, there are probably people distracted/annoyed by it.

This is getting horribly off-topic, but on the subject of spoilering high-res screenshots - it doesn't work very well unless they're resized. What I find works best is to have the resized image be a link - that way it can be seen at a glance in a reasonably-sized window without those fiddly horizontal scrollbars, and it can be clicked on for a full-size version.

Like so:
Spoiler
(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/074/e/b/welcome_pinkie_pie_by_yetioner-d5on9c3.png) (http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/074/e/b/welcome_pinkie_pie_by_yetioner-d5on9c3.png)
click image for full-size version
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Wisdom in a bottle. 8)

Like Sladix said, I'm looking into modding too, so many incredible mods out there already, i can't help but be inspired.

This probably belongs in the Mods category, but do you think you'll ever include any mods with the final version of the game?
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Pelhamds on May 31, 2013, 04:35:18 AM
This probably belongs in the Mods category, but do you think you'll ever include any mods with the final version of the game?

Mods are mods, and lots are not completely vanilla balanced or are TC (Total Conversions) so would not fit in with the game at all, s other mods add on features of the game that will happen (stated by alex and co at various points) e.g. economy, dynamic systems ect. Though I would not be surprised  if some mods were added like Thules Legacy could own a sector or Nuetrino Corp could be a event in sectors ect.

There are many ways they could be integrated but It is unlikely that it will happen into the full game IMO, but is still possible for some of the more popular and balanced factions and addons that are not planned features.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Ripper1776 on May 31, 2013, 06:27:55 AM
Heya all  ;D

Ripper1776 here, hailing from the great; well ok large and empty; state of Nebraska, USA.  Found this game 6 months to a year ago, don't recall when exactly.  I had purchased S.P.A.Z., which is also a good game, and somebody on their forums mentioned this Starfarer thing.  I bought it, tried it, and went:  eh, it'll probably be good someday.  A couple of weeks ago I got some time off, was bored, and ran across Starsector again, decided to try it again.   Now I'm having trouble stopping, any suggestions?

Anyhoo, thanks for a great game, can't wait for some fleshing out of the campaign.

Ripper1776
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Sproginator on May 31, 2013, 07:42:30 AM
Hey all new people! Welcome to the forum! Enjoy your stay and have fun!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Upgradecap on May 31, 2013, 08:06:01 AM
half fun!

I'm taking the other half, thanks! ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Sproginator on May 31, 2013, 08:08:45 AM
half fun!

I'm taking the other half, thanks! ;D
I'm getting bloody sick of my phones autocorrect >:(
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: joey4track on June 03, 2013, 09:29:13 AM
Hey all, just wanted to say hi. I have only started with SS about a week or so ago and I could instantly tell this one I would be putting in tons of hours in. I can't wait to see how the game and the modding community develops!

I just started a let's play with the Exerelin mod if anyone is interested you can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/user/AGamerInBrooklyn
Be sure to subscribe if you want to see more. Happy faring!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: SteelSoldier on July 04, 2013, 11:47:11 AM
Hi, I just pre ordered and I am about to try the game now!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Gothars on July 04, 2013, 12:06:12 PM
Welcome, and have fun!

If you've got any questions ask away here (http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=1222.0) or have a look into the manual (http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=4594.0).
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Grug on July 05, 2013, 08:17:58 PM
Heyo. Had the game since 2012, figured I'd make myself known on the forums and all that jazz.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Sproginator on July 12, 2013, 12:23:32 AM
Welcome to all you new enthusiasts! I hope you enjoy your time here, I know I have been.

A few notable people for you to know:

Gothars - Major moderator, nice guy and good advice giver. Need something moved? Pm him

LazyWizard - Pretty much modding community manager. Great guy, lovely to work with, coding genius and fantastic role model. Need some modding/coding help? Pm him

Alex - Lead dev, nice guy, very influential and open to suggestions. Got a good idea for him? Set up a topic, if it doesn't get recognised right, send him a pm with the link and small description

Xareh - IT hardware guru, nice guy, competitive gamer. Planning on building a new pc? Is it buggered? Pm him

Sproginator (Me) - Discussion watcher, general modder and life advice giver. Want a mod fixed? Need some advice? Want a bit of help or a handy tutorial? Send me a pm!

Axiege (Justin) - Avid YouTuber, great guy, avid gamer and enthusiast. Need some new tips in game for fighting enemies? Check his Y/T channel!


So yeah, alot of nice people here!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: echosierraalpha on July 12, 2013, 12:41:52 AM
Hi!

I got the game around a month ago, absolutely loving it!
Finally got the courage to get a forum account ^_^
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Vinya on July 27, 2013, 01:01:44 PM
If you want more info on some of the Modders, check the link in mine or Sprog's sig.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: snooze on August 30, 2013, 02:45:26 PM
Hi everyone,

Oldskool gamer here.

Can't even remember how I found this game and site but I've been lurking the forum for well over a year and I've followed the development closely. I've finally decided to purchase the game and I look forward to when my iMac arrives so I can play it properly. :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Gothars on August 30, 2013, 03:55:57 PM
Welcome snooze, nice that you decided to get the game. I'm sure you won't regret it :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Sabaton on September 03, 2013, 12:22:53 AM
 Greetings, dedicated gamer here, portfolio ranging from age of empires 2 and morrowind to skyrim and crysis.
 Got this game from the beginning of the year, got to lvl 40 in vanilla, got bored, gave it a break, brought me back like a caveman to fire, got into mods and made an account to appreciate the cool mods and factions people have been making.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: sdmike1 on September 04, 2013, 11:01:44 AM
Hello and welcome to the nicest (most of the time) community on the internet!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: R14N on September 22, 2013, 05:33:05 AM
Hello mates, got this little gem last month when it's 0.54.1a and i uhh.... actually forgot how i stumble upon this game  ::)
Now i play 0.6a feat Bushi, Hiigaran Descendants, Kadur Theocracy, SHI and Gedune with Lazylib of course.
Yesterday my cousin came and tasted some of this gem andddd just now i bought 1 for him ;D
He can't resist the charm i guess. Anyway looking forward to play the full fledged game when it's done.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Thaago on September 22, 2013, 07:01:51 AM
Welcome R14N! Its always good to hear about people spreading the game :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Erick Doe on September 27, 2013, 05:39:21 AM
Welcome aboard!

Just linking the newbie guide here, in case other newcomers stumble upon this thread.  ;)

Link to guide (http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=1222.0)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Darod Khaan on September 29, 2013, 02:23:24 AM
Another newbie!

I discovered this game last week trough one of Scott Manley's YouTube vids.
Paid for it and DL'd it within minutes of seeing the vid. :D

Loving it so far! Despite only having a very small handful of hours on it, I'm already looking to buy my first cruiser! :D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Sproginator on October 04, 2013, 12:34:37 AM
Another newbie!

I discovered this game last week trough one of Scott Manley's YouTube vids.
Paid for it and DL'd it within minutes of seeing the vid. :D

Loving it so far! Despite only having a very small handful of hours on it, I'm already looking to buy my first cruiser! :D


Very nice to meet you!

Glad to see some other fans of The Manley. I'm Looking forward to everyone's contributions :D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Truthowl on October 12, 2013, 12:42:18 AM
New here. Seen this game a while back and thought it looked promising. Bookmarked it to check out later, and just did, several months later. Still looks good. Almost bought it, BUT(lol), decided I wanted to see how active the Dev was on posting updates. Looks like he posts informative updates semi frequently, which is very very good. But then I noticed that patch updates are not released very often. Or so he said. 8 months to post an update/patch? No thanks. I read his reasons, they make sense. Especially since it seems informative posts happen much more frequently.

So, now I'm at where I began. Undecided. I could almost feel like I wasted the last 1 hour, except... well, lol I'm still thinking of buying. So more info is always better than no info. Which means, time wasn't wasted, but well spent. I'm going to start a thread called 'On The Fence' and ask for your opinion's. I'll try to post a link to this as well.

Truthowl
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Bjørn_in_the_Sector on October 27, 2013, 05:35:17 PM
Hello, Everyone!
I don't often participate in communities for the games I buy, but in this case, you guys seem so welcoming and helpful that I've decided to jump right in!
I've had my eye on the game ever since TotalBiscuit did his WTF is on "Starfarer" but only picked it up after Scott Manley did his video on the new edition - "StarSector".
Visited the site, was VERY impressed buy the professionalism and rich content of both the game and the information presented. And all the spaceships blowing each other up, of course.   ;D
Bought it almost immediately and have been playing it rather obsessively for more than a month now. Got into various LPs on Youtube, to learn new strategies and tricks (totally not because I couldn't figure out how to get off the ground. Nah. :P )
Fell in love with Tokshen's style of play and went full-tilt into Exerelin and general mod madness! Have been really tempted to try my hand at ship design, but that's something for another day...
I have two saves going on at the moment - One purely with Exerelin and Vanilla, one with Exerelin and every easily compatible mod I could find!
Can't wait to get more involved with this community!
Excitedly, from Space,
Lieutenant Bjørn, Mercenary leader of Conditional Inheritance, Rogue Company
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Alex on October 27, 2013, 05:59:59 PM
Hi Bjorn! Welcome to the forum, glad to hear you're enjoying the game :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Thaago on February 06, 2014, 07:40:13 PM
Hi! Welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Erick Doe on April 20, 2014, 03:31:26 PM
Welcome aboard! I'm sure you'll fit right in.  :)

Here's a quick link to the Newbie Guide Thread/ FAQ (http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=1222.0) and a fanmade Starsector manual (http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=4594.0).
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Aereto on April 21, 2014, 12:13:32 PM
Now that I am getting used to this place, I may as well introduce appropriately.

My name is Aereto, and have joined the forums because the game is quite promising enough to pre-order. (And actually able to send payment via mail, which helps with someone who does not use bank or online accounts like myself.) While my appearances are random at best, this is one game to support that I don't feel regretting.

I will focus on playing the game without mods, so I could feel the game as updates go by. And probably record videos for reference or something for potential players to see.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: TheOverWhelming on April 22, 2014, 07:54:12 AM
Hey gents,
I've always enjoyed games like this, especially games that mix "You are this, also Strategy" which this game does very well.
Very happy about this game, I've only started but its been a lot of fun so far
Been experimenting with ship modules too, trying strategies (Forlorn Hope mission has been fun and challenging, apparently a lot harder than it was back in the day according to some youtube videos)

Of the mission I've completed I never get a high score but Pyrrhic victories are still victories, amirite
Anyway, I also hope to play some of the mods here (been trying to understand the setup, looks like it generally works to just enable it in the startup screen unless you want to merge them)

I plan to mod.. but we'll see if that happens.  Is there anything to help expedite an understanding of the system and how to mod for this game?  I've never actually modded for a game (except from the Warcraft 3 days)

Thanks

Edit: Found the documentation for functions.. how trustworthy though?  Since this game moves forward a lot
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Alex on April 22, 2014, 10:47:31 AM
Hi, welcome to the forum!

Edit: Found the documentation for functions.. how trustworthy though?  Since this game moves forward a lot

If you're talking about the javadoc (http://fractalsoftworks.com/starfarer.api/index.html?overview-summary.html), it should be up-to-date - I try to update it with every release. It's entirely possible for me to forget, but 1) I don't think I did last time and 2) someone would probably remind me if I had :)

There are also a couple of example mods here (http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=63.0). That post *is* out of date, but the example mods should all be working and illustrate the basic idea.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: TheOverWhelming on April 22, 2014, 11:56:10 AM
Thanks Alex!  And yeah, you're right, I meant the Javadoc xD

Edit: Looks like there are compile errors.  I'll just glance at some people's mission mods, works the same
Title: Metroidude's Introduction
Post by: Metroidude on April 22, 2014, 06:54:23 PM
Hey guys!
I'm Metroidude, and I just signed up for these forums. So I figured I'd introduce myself.

Let me tell you a little bit about myself; I'm a 17 year-old male and live in the US, and I play lots of video games.
I speak German, and I'm a member of a formal debate club and league; this year's topic is:
Resolved: The United States Federal Government should reform its counterterrorism policies for the domestic surveillance of US Citizens.
It involves a lot of analysis and critical thinking, as well as a lot of public speaking. I enjoy it a lot, and I've won quite a few awards :)

I'm looking forward to becoming a member of the community here.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Tartiflette on May 23, 2014, 01:49:33 AM
Hi,
Long time lurker, I figured I should take a minute to say hello and show my appreciation. I discovered Starsector a year ago, and I have to confess I sunk an embarrassing amount of my free time in this game while it isn't finished yet (granted I mainly play Exerelin and Uomoz's sector mods to add a bit of depth)!
Anyway I feel that this game is part this tiny category witch shine by it's community, and use the best of an "early access" style of development. So thank you Alex, David and the others we don't see on the forum.

And now I'm headed to the modding section to show off a bit about what I've been preparing these past months... ::)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Alex on May 23, 2014, 06:33:44 PM
Hi, and welcome to the forum! Glad to hear you're having fun with the game :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: The Sage on June 04, 2014, 01:31:47 PM
Hi,

I'm new as well. I've been playing Starsector for 2 years.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Foxer360 on August 04, 2014, 09:46:54 PM
Welcome to the forum! Be sure to check out the exclusive, extensive and "en"-crecible modding sub-forum!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: The Soldier on August 15, 2014, 07:47:29 PM
@The Sage
Foxer isn't kidding when he says the modding sub-forum is incredible.  Tons of quality mods with nice folk to back them up and lots of people to help you get started if you so desire. :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: SatchelCharge on August 16, 2014, 09:52:28 AM
I think this thread is a great way to welcome new friends, but it is in the wrong place. Seeing new activity in the Announcement forum that ends up being "hello welcome" has annoyed me for years. In my humble opinion this thread belongs as a General sticky.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Erick Doe on August 17, 2014, 04:01:30 AM
I am locking the Welcome to the Forum thread because of a lack of activity and purpose. It hasn't properly been posted in for some time and it does distract from the important announcements concerning updates to the game or the forum rules.

But I am sure that I speak on behalf of everyone when I say: Welcome to the forum! I am sure you'll fit right in!  :)

Here's a quick link to the Newbie Guide Thread/ FAQ (http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=1222.0) and a fanmade Starsector manual (http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=4594.0).