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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2009, 04:28:34 am »

Hi all, I am from Texas, USA and just saw this game in the new Steam News update. Thinking about giving it a whirl, but I don't know anyone who has this game. Perhaps my brother-in-law would like the guest pass because we play Risk sometimes.  Anyway, thought I would post something.  Also, I was reading some of the other threads and was wondering what does it take to make the graphics in this game. (I mean what programs do you use to draw the ships, backgrounds, etc.)
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« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2009, 07:16:39 am »

Welcome StraxusD! Let me know if you have any questions before you buy the game. Smiley  There's a demo if you want to try it out, by the way.

Graphics were mostly done using The Gimp (an open source image editor). The graphics contributed by other people were done in Photoshop. The ships were made as 3D models using 3ds max, and I rendered them to images using Blender (an open source 3D modeller).

Most people in the game development industry use some combination of Photoshop, a commercial 3D animation package (3ds max, Maya, Lightwave, etc.) and a bunch of other tools like level editors which are in-house or engine-specific. None of these come cheap, which is why I stuck with The Gimp and Blender. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2009, 08:02:18 am »

Too bad I didn't keep my copy of 3ds max, I used to be alright with it.  Have to check out The Gimp and Blender though. I downloaded the demo about to try it out.
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« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2009, 01:58:30 am »

Here's a decent Blender tutorial which I found helpful: http://www.gamedev.net/reference/art/features/blender1/

After learning 3ds max and Maya, Blender's interface really did my head in! Some people swear by it though.
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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2009, 02:47:56 am »

Hmm, I will have to give it a go then maybe.  Always looking for something creative to do to pass the time.
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« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2009, 06:04:47 am »

Hey all,

My name is...well my alias for the Internet is well "Stixsmaster"

I am a webdesigner coder...and well I love to play games...a little bit of everything...of course the only sports game usually is racing...

I own my own website...the url is in my profile here...I would post it but due to so many forums I am already apart of...I feel the rulse apply here...(no spamming)...so yea...

I am 19 years old and turn 20 in March on the 25th...

I graduated from Midlo High in 08 and well the past year have been just doing little crap jobs...and well I am currently planning to go to college for 2 years to get 2 certificates...1 for webdesign another for web development...

Well its been a year...but I am certified for sumthing...but dang...never had to recall what it is for a job yet...I have the certificate...sumwhere...but I will remember or find out and post what...and it is related to computers...got it when I went to a tech skool for part of my senior year...

I have made a website for a small business that works near where I live...the url well...if you want it PM me...but the business is a house repair business...and well the site is just simple tables and what not and colors...nothing special...and I only got 70$ for the work...so yea...

If you goto my website you can see my true work...I am best known for working with the php script Wordpress...

On my website...I have created several of my own themes for it...well they are modified themes from another theme sumone released...but I left credit where needed...and well I released 1 of the 3 I made...and am still working on releasing the second...and the third is what I am using on my site now...and is the only 1 I will not be releasing to public...

BTW CAUTION FOR ALL THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 18...MY SITE HAS MUCH LANGUAGE ON IT! I EVEN HAVE A FLASH MP3 PLAYER ON IT THAT IS CURRENTLY PLAYING SOUTHPARK MUSIC...UNCENSORED...SO DO NOT VISIT WITHOUT PERMISSION...

---Stixsmaster

P.S. want 2 know more...lol lemme know...I can go on forever...
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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2009, 06:55:45 am »

Hi Stixsmaster. I've already talked to you on other threads, but welcome to the forums. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2009, 12:58:27 pm »

Hello. Internet handle is Lucid Nightmare.

Also hailing from Australia (the duller western side though). Tried the demo of this game on steam, thought it was pretty awesome and then bought it. And that just about sums up my life. Riveting isn't it?
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« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2009, 11:35:40 pm »

Hey, I know I was glued to my seat the whole way through. When's the sequel coming out? Wink

It's good to have another Aussie around. Welcome. Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2009, 02:32:04 pm »

Hello all. I'm from Turkey. Thanks for such a great game Chris. Just bought it on Steam.

On holidays i visit my parents and my old pc is there. Needed a game to play there, and i was getting sick of Freecell  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2009, 12:46:46 am »

Welcome, SerGeanT! Enjoy your new game. Cool

Freecell isn't so bad... I know I've wasted lots of time on it over the years. Grin
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« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2009, 02:19:27 am »

Hey, My internet alias is "Ray Tracer" (Or mainly Ray), I found this game after my steam crashed, When I got steam running again there was about 3 new steam game announcements, It seems only Mayhem Intergalactic caught my eye, I played through the demo and got additced.. So I just bought the game, I (kinda) regurally check online for active multiplayer games. I live in Melbourne, Australia and is aged 15. I'm also friends with Minus and Boris (Not personally but through steam). Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2009, 12:23:46 pm »

Another Aussie! G'day. Grin

Hope that nasty Melbourne heatwave isn't getting you down too much...
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« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2009, 09:44:37 pm »

Hey, Walter here. I just bought the game through the website yesterday, after playing the demo for several days on Steam.

You've created a truly awesome, addictive game here Chris, and it's really quite a simple idea. That's tough to do. Many props to you.

Upon first launching the demo and viewing the tutorial, I honestly thought it would be too complicated for me to like it. I closed it out and didn't play it again until a friend convinced me it was simple to learn. Then, I finally got it. And I haven't looked back since.

I've since convinced 2 of my friends to buy it as well, and last night we had our first big multiplayer bash. Though I generally suck at strategy games, I somehow WON the longest and craziest of last night's rounds. Must be all the hours I sunk into the demo finally paying off  Cool
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« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2009, 11:35:37 pm »

Cheers Walter! Welcome to the forums, and congratulations on winning your first multiplayer game. Cool

Sounds like I haven't explained things very well in the tutorial. Do you have any suggestions for improving that? Anything in particular which put you off?
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