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  1. TopSpeed

    hyperspace missing for me

    I reinstalled and rebooted again. Now it hyperspace works correctly. Thanks for the responses.
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    hyperspace missing for me

    This has been consistent throughout career mode, roam mode, and quite a few instant actions scenarios. I have reinstalled and manually forced an update by changing the settings.ini version number.
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    hyperspace missing for me

    When I should be going in to hyperspace, I don't. The 'HS' icon is on the HUD, I hear the voice telling me I am going into hyperspace, the craft orients itself to my targetted destination, etc. But I don't go anywhere. I don't get the tunnel/lightspeed fx and don't move. Time passes, ships enter/leave the system, etc, as long as they don't enter hyperspace. Any craft that enters hyperspace stays there. When I target them, I can see they are listed as being in hyperspace, but the distance to them doesn't change and the countdown time remains the same.
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    hyperspace missing for me

    I have played the other BC/UC games, so have jumped many times before. I parsed the UC:Gold manual and read the VCF before posting. It's not that I don't know how to jump, it's that the jump doesn't seem to be working correctly. My assets, whether Command Craft, shuttles or fighters, just won't actually go into hyperspace. Other craft will show as though they are in hyperspace, but never seem to move or leave it. Time passes, new craft enter the system, etc., but those ships who come in and hyperjump for whatever reason are just staying in hyperjump. The screen in the lower right shows the craft in "hyperjump mode" (the white lines like TV static), but the distance doesn't change and the destination time doesn't change. I tried variable distances and destinations, different assets (shuttles & fighters, AI controlled and self controlled), and still get the same result.
  5. I recently purchased UC:G from DigitalRiver. The download was the most recent version, 100.003, I believe. First time out, I found I didn't have any hyperspace FX nor do my craft seem to be going into hyperspace. Time passes and objects and ships move normally it looks like. When I try to jump I hear the 'hyperspace initiating' voice and then just sit there. I found a similar thread regarding an issue with UC (I think), but it was from '05, and indicates the issue was identified and fixed. I have already done a reinstall and a manual patch and have the same problem. Thanks
  6. TopSpeed

    Star Wars: Empire At War

    I was dissapointed with the demo overall. The ground combat was weak. The space combat was weak. The interface is a prettied up version of Rebellion. For lack of a better way to put it, the 'feel' of the game was off for me. I like RTS games, and I dig Star Wars, but this one was bleh. For example, the rock-paper-scissors style of this kills that but is weaker against these is present, but is difficult to utilize. The combat is a big hairy jumble with little overall ability to affect things once opponents meet. No base building is no fun, especially considering some of the cool structures and such that have been featured in the movies (think the Hoth battle). Certain units in the demo were waaaay overpowered as well. Take the Empire's Speeder Bike. It has a special ability that drops a thermal detonator. This thing will wipe out a ton of troops and damages vehicle, but the troops are too slow to get out of the way. Even if you concentrate fire on the speeders when you see them, it is difficult to destroy them before they can get a detonator off. In the demo, X-Wings are the only spacecraft worth bothering with. Cheap and effective, they beat the other ship types hands down against enemy fighters and capital ships. For the demo, you get the tutorial and a single galactic conquest/campaign mission. The first planet you have to capture, via a space battle, was obscenely easy. Send in 8 X-Wing squadrons and you win without doing much of anything except pointing them at the target. Total cost of destroying two capital ships and a full space base? 8 x 250 = 2000. Cost of the capital ships and the base? Not sure, but the Correlian Corvette runs about 1250, and it's supposed to be cheaper and weaker than the Star Destroyer. The second planet you have to conquer in a land battle. You buy whatever reinforcements you want before you go into battle. The Empire has a ton of top-notch forces: AT-ST's, an AT-AT, heavy turrets, speeder bikes, and stormtroopes. You get some 'native' forces, Jawas and the like, and whatever you bring as reinforcements. One trick to this was to re-start the game until you figured out where the enemies base was so you could destroy his barracks and vehicle factory, thus depriving him of further units. Otherwise he just keeps getting more forces to replace losses, while your reinforcements run out all too soon. Once engaged, a tactical retreat was almost always fatal so it was all or nothing. Throw in one of the Empires' plentiful speeders dropping detonators in the midst of my troops every few seconds and it got ugly quick like for the Rebellion. I figure it's a demo and chances are some things will be changed in the retail version. However, other posts I've seen are so overwhelmingly positive that maybe it's just me. For comparison, RTS games I like are Total Annihilation, StarCraft, Dawn of War, Command & Conquer: Generals and Warcraft II. For turn based games, I like Age of Wonders 2 and Kohan 2. EaW tries to mix both styles, but doesn't do either well in my opinion.
  7. Not that I don't like it here, mind you, but the traffic is a bit sparse and has mostly a lot of BC players. Anyone have a board they can recommend? I prefer good info and a more mature community. I used to visit Gonegold.com, but with its' demise I still need a replacement. Thanks
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    Fighter go boom...

    You got it, or almost! When you lose a craft, you have to buy replacements, if available, at a base you can do business with. Once you have bought the replacement, go to Tactical, I believe, and you will see an option 'replace craft' or close. Click it and go!
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    Intruders Tip

    Don't forget to check the shuttles cargo manifest once in a while, too. Often enough parts and weapons I could have used have ended up in one of my shuttles after a raid.
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    i cannot issue orders...

    Are you using the TOM (Team Orders Menu)? There's some info about it in the UC Manual Revisions.pdf file on the downloads page. Frankly, the last time I tried to walk on a moon, I forgot to put a spacesuit on and promptly died. I did get a nice glimpse of my Wildcat first, though.
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    Losing Experience from Upgrades!??!?

    I've never seen experience point loss for upgrading. However, you lose experience for friendly losses in the zone you are in. I would venture to guess you lost experience due to a combat you didn't see rather than upgrading.
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    Inflation level -1%

    I saw this, too. After a few hours of game play, the inflation levels seemed to be normal, relative to my BCM experiences.
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    Fix for the Windows key

    So you don't feel stupid. Me too, and thanks!
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    How close will a jump get you?

    I did find in the manual where it reads how close you get is based on the size of the target your jumping to. Going to have to go through the appendix and see the size of those stations and bases.
  15. I have been trying to find a pattern for how much distance you will be away from a target when you jump to it. For example, I usually end up around 80.0 or so from jump gates, and 12.0 or so from flux fields. Same with bases- some are around 30.0, while some I pop out around 80.0. I'm wondering if anyone has found a pattern, and if so, what it is. Thanks
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