Monday, January 09, 2006

More Nostalgia

There's a Sourceforge version of the game classic "StarControl 2." Apparently they took the old 3DO code for the game and modernized it, so it works on Windows with DirectX. They also have remixes for all the old music in the game.

4 comments:

Majik Sznak said...

Sweeet.

I picked it up a while ago, but never got (back) into it. I didn't know about the remixed music.

Just the other day I was listening to old audio tapes of mine (still no iPod), and one of them had the Star Control 2 battle music. :)

Chen-song said...

The older versions of the freeware game didn't have the remixed music. The current version (0.4) does. They also have the option of using stuff like bilinear filtering to smooth out the chunky low-res graphics.

Majik Sznak said...

Did you ever try StarControl 3? It wasn't bad, but oddly enough, 2 still remained the best: it had the best storyline.

It's definitely one of my top 10 favourite games of all time (Fallout is on that list too).

Chen-song said...

It seems 3 tried to be both a strategy game like 1 and a story-driven game like 2, but was not spectacular at either. Starcontrol 2 definitely had the most depth of all the games, although once you've played it, you'll know where to go for everything. But you can still just play resource gathering and expore all the easter eggs.