A space-exploration, adventure game where you interact with aliens using friendly and hostile means to uncover a plot that threatens the galaxy.

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UQM: probability of Orz vac-suit kills in different opponent ships

This article on Ultronomicon describes how the Orz "intruders" (Marines) kill enemy crew and are killed in turn. The article implies that the probabilities are the same regardless of the type of ...
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UQM: Star *constellations* for balance of bio and mining

Lists of individual wealthiest stars can be found, but I'm interested in the best star constellations overall where I can take one or two extended trips with a full complement of cargo modules (nine ...
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Requirements for dispatching in Star Control 2?

For a while I was able to dispatch a ship to planet surfaces, but currently the game isn't letting me. What are the requirements for dispatching to the planet surface?
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Is there any downside/difference to Pkunk being absorbed by Yehat?

When you speak to Pkunk in the beginning, they declare that they are planning to go to Yehat. If you take too long to start Yehat civil war (by showing them Shofixty) they will inform you that Pkunk ...
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Should the Pkunk rejoin the Yehat?

At some point in the game the Pkunk decide to rejoin their relatives, the Yehat. You can easily enough convince them to forgo their plan and go back to their home world. What are the consequences if ...
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List of all interesting stars to visit

Part of StarControl II's (known these days as The Ur-Quan Masters) magic is exploring the universe. You do this for two main purposes: Resources - with which you evolve your ship and abilities ...
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Any reason to scan gas giants?

StarControl II (these days called Ur-Quan Masters) has quite a lot of grinding in terms of scanning planets for minerals, life forms and energy beacons. Gas giants seem to always produce empty scans. ...
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What is the best tactics for dealing with Slylandro Probes at the start?

Is there a good way of dealing with Slylandro Probes at the start of Star Control 2? "Start" means: you have Precursor ship (generally very weak offensively/defensively but loaded out with engines ...
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What are the rules for Pkunk ship regeneration/resurrection?

Pkunk ships seem to have the ability to regenerate/resurrect if killed in battle. However, it seems pretty random when they do or don't regenerate. Are there specific known rules for when ...
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Purple bridge in Star Control II

So: Why did the bridge of the Melnorme's trader ship turn purple in Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters?
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How do I start Super Melee mode in The Ur-Quan Masters?

I've figured out how to configure team names, membership, and control. But beyond that screen, I can't seem to find how to initiate battle. After clicking the "BATTLE!" button, I'm presented with a ...
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How can I change the default battle keys in Star Control II?

I got an original copy of Star Control II and I am playing it under DOSBox in my Windows 7. It all works beautifully. However, the game come with a file named "keys.exe" which does affect the keys in ...
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How to properly use the Umgah Drone?

The Umgah Drone is probably my worst ship in Star Control melee. I know that in general I'm supposed to zip back close to the enemy ship while constantly shooting - attempting to damage it while ...