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Suggestions for a return... [I'm back]

Post by DervMan » Sun May 22, 2016 4:29 pm

I won't bore y'all with the backstory, but for a considerable time I haven't had a machine that's capable of running Sword of the Stars.

That's now changed.

Sadly, it looks like when I tried to save my former profile, it didn't so I think I am starting again from scratch. I also don't know how well this clunker of a machine will run SotS, but... I don't care. It'll be good to be back once it downloads!

So: what should my first game be..? :yawn:
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Post by ZedF » Sun May 22, 2016 4:38 pm

Weren't you going to do a Morrigi TAR awhile back? I never saw what happened with that so there's one possibility if it never happened...
Zed's TARs (sample):
Fractious Allies -- Hiver vs. Hiver, with allies
Who Let The Bugs Out -- Hiver vs. Tarka and Zuul
Tarka Ascendant -- Tarka vs. Hiver and Zuul

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Post by DervMan » Sun May 22, 2016 5:03 pm

I started it for sure! ;)

Unfortunately that profile and saved game have been lost.

But it's a great idea. Detailing the mistakes I will surely make could be a laugh. :)
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Post by marshb » Mon May 23, 2016 2:21 am

YAY! Dervys back! Looking forward to some awesome tar action! :D
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Post by Warcat » Mon May 23, 2016 9:39 am

What about playing a scenario, like Antiquarians or AI Rebellion (for a birdie TAR) or Hungry Childern (Hiver maybe?)?

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Post by DervMan » Mon May 23, 2016 11:03 am

Hungry Children no no no no no it gives me nightmares!

Also, it wouldn't run after installing. :(
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Post by DervMan » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:25 am

Well, I still can't get the game to run.

I know, this belongs in the technical support forum, but I have a Windows 10 Profession box that will install the game but won't run it.

Installing the various 9c and 2FC/2* drivers hasn't worked and I'm a bit :googly: about it now. I've tried too many things to document right now.

Anyway that's the reason why there's been no "System Update" in my little room for the week or two. :?

I'm not defeated, just worn out... I will tackle this challenge.

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Post by Mecron » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:22 pm

Hmm I run sots prime in win 10 all the time...weird

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Post by DervMan » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:33 pm

It is weird. I was originally, okay: how hard can this be... follow the rabbit and check the usual suspects. But... no. Not yet.

But I will not be defeated! ;)

I miss SotS!
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Post by ZedF » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:46 pm

I am running 10 and can launch with no probs but I upgraded to 10 from 8.1 (my latest fresh install of Windows) and I don't recall whether I might have had any similar issue; if I did then I was eventually able to solve it one way or another. Not very helpful, I know, but most of my reinstalls of SotS are on older machines and not on Win10.
Zed's TARs (sample):
Fractious Allies -- Hiver vs. Hiver, with allies
Who Let The Bugs Out -- Hiver vs. Tarka and Zuul
Tarka Ascendant -- Tarka vs. Hiver and Zuul

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Post by Hawawaa » Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:36 pm

Uninstall and nuke file left overs, then reinstall. Any driver updates for your graphics card? Hopefully you figure this out and get your sots fix.

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Post by DervMan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:23 am

All attempts failed, so I decided to emigrate...

Okay not quite but still. I left the UK back in October and now I am in Texas, with a Windows 7 box that should run Sword of the Stars.

I've just bought the game and now I am installing it, and wondering if I can find the same "expand the number of systems" modification as I used before...
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