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NikolaiLev

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Dear Starsector Community,
« on: October 21, 2013, 10:11:23 AM »

I have no shame.





P.S. I can't believe no one's made a mod for this.  I'd probably do it if I wasn't busy with my other one (it'll come out eventually, I swear!)

For the uninitiated: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrian_(video_game)
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Re: Dear Starsector Community,
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 10:43:10 AM »

In GSB there is a mod with a bunch of ships from R-Type game series, including monster-ships. In starsector it can become a fighter/frigate/destroyer only oriented faction, which has natural bonuses against another faction, which mostly consists of monstrous ships of destroyer-capital size with bullet-hell-like weapons.
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Re: Dear Starsector Community,
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 10:50:31 AM »

The Tyrian sprites are amazing and seem to be available for either a fee or free, since other games since have used them legally (AI War to name one).
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Re: Dear Starsector Community,
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 09:31:04 PM »

Do the SuperCarrot!
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NikolaiLev

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Re: Dear Starsector Community,
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 12:13:40 AM »

I've been seriously tempted to use the Tyrian ships, or modified versions of them as fighters for my second planned mod.  I'm still not sure yet, though.  Also, I'm 90% certain Starsector's very own Talon was based off Tyrian's Talon USP; it has similar wings and is brownish.  It's also armed with a vulcan cannon, a weapon from the game (granted, that's also a common weapon type in games).
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David

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Re: Dear Starsector Community,
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2013, 08:39:43 AM »

Also, I'm 90% certain Starsector's very own Talon was based off Tyrian's Talon USP; it has similar wings and is brownish.

Sadly I never played Tyrian or had any exposue to it. The Talon just has wings that look OK at a small size in a small square sprite and is meant to look old, hence the brown ;)
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NikolaiLev

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Re: Dear Starsector Community,
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2013, 01:23:19 PM »

Also, I'm 90% certain Starsector's very own Talon was based off Tyrian's Talon USP; it has similar wings and is brownish.

Sadly I never played Tyrian or had any exposue to it. The Talon just has wings that look OK at a small size in a small square sprite and is meant to look old, hence the brown ;)

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  :'(

Go play Tyrian some time, David!  And somehow magically develop the same nostalgia I have for it!

... Feh.
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Re: Dear Starsector Community,
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 02:21:11 PM »

you can get tyrian free on GOG.com
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Re: Dear Starsector Community,
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2013, 05:48:20 PM »

you can get tyrian free on GOG.com


thanks for that, looks awesome
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Re: Dear Starsector Community,
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2013, 09:00:37 PM »

Is there any chance the Hound was based off the Sun Dog from Sun Dog: Frozen Legacy?  Arguably the first ever game of this type, well predating Escape Velocity or Transcendence.  All my Hounds are named Sun Dog One, Two, and so on in commemoration.

Ummm. Sorry. It was more "make something old and janky", kinda like Firefly's Serenity. But boxier, I suppose. (Honestly I think the Serenity is a bit awkward looking -- The Hound is my version that's more straightforward and practical. Everything is pretty much it's own part jammed together: the thrusters, the cargo hold, the weapon hardpoint, and the cockpit/living section.)
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Re: Dear Starsector Community,
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2013, 02:30:13 AM »

David! make a super-capital! ;D
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Re: Dear Starsector Community,
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2013, 04:16:03 AM »

No, make a midline frigate based on energy weapons with high energy focus. YOU KNOW YOU WANNA, ALEX AND DAVID. SEEK DEEP WITHIN YOUR HEARTS FOR THE ANSWER.
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Re: Dear Starsector Community,
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2013, 04:21:50 AM »

Like this one? :)

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Re: Dear Starsector Community,
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2013, 09:56:20 AM »

Do the SuperCarrot!

sounds like some zany 70's dance.
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