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  1. name='Dragon' date='Aug 6 2008, 02:24 AM' post='169350']

    While I do not like mission/storyline restrictions in space sims and/or RPG's and believe that a player should have some form of freedom, 3000AD's games still interests me, especially the multiplayer, and I will still look for the new versions.

    Sounds like you may have misunderstood the SC (I could be wrong). In Echo Squad you don't have the ability to roam, but in BCM, UC, UCG, UCAWA, UCSE, and UCCE you have a roam mode along with the compaign and instant action modes. This roam mode puts you into space with a ship, a crew, a few supplies, and basically lets you explore the universe to your hearts contents. If you want to be in the military and protect the universe you can fight battles in space or send you and/or your marines down to the planet for ground ops using the transporter and/or shuttles, all the while having your fighters backing up the troops from the air. If obeying the law really isn't your thing, you can be a pirate and attack ships for their cargo.

    If you crave freedom to do what you want give BCM, UC, UCG, UCAWA, UCSE, and/or UCCE a try.

    (p.s. watch out for intruders on your ship :D )

  2. If you want to host and play on the same machine, then you need to run the console server version. You first configure and run the console server. Make sure it inits correctly, it will say so on the last line. Then minimize it.

    Then start your mp client as normal and either connect using the commandline or the in-game server browser.

    What is the secret to hosting and playing on the same machine. I can get the console version running and initialized correctly but when I attempt to start the MP client it says I can't have 2 copies of the application running at the same time?


    A different error was preventing me from patching to version 1.00.03. I was finally able to get the patch to work and that fixed this issue.

  3. quote:

    Originally posted by Wolferz:

    I have the answer to the burning question.....

    "How do I orbit?"

    Easy. Just step into that little cubicle marked

    Then one of us pushes this little button marked
    Et joila'

    That's the one thing this board is missing: An instant gramemlin that is an animation of a graemlin having the airlock closed on him and then being sucked into space, slowly fading off into the distance. (for an added effect, when it's in space maybe it can grow bigger then BOOM!)

  4. quote:

    Originally posted by HorseloverFat:

    Unfortunately, the smart people on the forum were banned.

    So what can we deduce from the the combination of the above sentence and the fact you're still able to post here?????

    (sorry, couldn't resist )

  5. When I opened this it said 0 users had voted and after I voted and refreshed it said 3 had. Right after I made my selection I clicked the submit button (or what ever it was called to save my vote) but I may have clicked it multiple times. I don't know if this would have registered multiple votes but if it did please disregard the additional ones. (I don't think it did because in a different thread I read before voted Marvin said he had voted. I'm just trying to make sure I'm not accused of attempting to rig the election.)

  6. That makes sense. I just didn't know if there was a way to get them back into the 3D world, but it sounds like currently there isn't.

    Also sorry about the original title. I thought it might be good to have a spot for those questions that might be valid but also might just be so ridiculus that it might be safer not to ask. Next time I'll make it relevant to the issue.


  7. I was playing a few minutes ago and just for fun I landed my CC on the surface of the moon, transported myself and 5 marines to the surface, and then put 2 cargo pods on the surface to give them some target practice. We destroyed one cargo pod and when I targed the other I noticed the marines had an option of docking with the cargo pod. I figured why not (I think I know now why) and when I did it they ran over to the cargo pod and then disappeared. After that I couldn't get them back. They were listed in perscan as being on the moon, and I could see them the tactical computer, and when I looked at their stats I could see that they were getting pretty hungry where ever they were. I even looked at the contents of the cargo pod and all that was there was the 1 nutripak I had put in it.

    Is this just something I shouldn't do if I ever want to see my marines again, because I've had the same thing happen if I tell them to dock with a gunship on the surface too, and I have yet to find a way to use them afterwards.

    Please use descriptive post subjects or the thread will be deleted next time.

    [ 06-19-2006, 07:19 AM: Message edited by: Supreme Cmdr ]

  8. It would be cool if you could load a bunch of stuff into a cargo pod, send it down to the planet, and then unload it. If the item in the pod had a model tied to it it would spawn in the near proximity of the cargo pod. You could then move the stuff around using a shuttle and tractor beam. Be great for setting up your own bases.

    Maybe someday...

  9. I was at CompUSA yesterday and I noticed they had some jewel-case copies of Universal Combat. I've wanted to get another copy of it so I could play it on a LAN with my brother-in-law (maybe bring another UC convert into your fold). Is this possible using this jewel-case version or will the multiplayer authentication fail when playing on a LAN also?

    [ 06-07-2006, 11:13 PM: Message edited by: Matchoo ]

  10. quote:

    Originally posted by Wolferz:

    Red River,

    /stretches fingers in front of the airlock controls.

    "One more pointless post without your system profile in your sig and I'm gonna space you for awhile"

    I thought he could make all the pointless posts he wanted to as long as he wasn't requesting tech support....

  11. We had another little girl Monday afternoon and took her out home on Tuesday. They had us put her in her car seat and checked to make sure she was fastened in properly. They did the same thing to our first daughter a year ago. I'm sure 99% of the time the parents fasten the child in properly, but I think I would prefer them to check everybody so they can catch that 1% that is going to mess it up and put their child in danger. If they make sure the child is fastened in properly, then they have a better chance of avoiding a lawsuit if the child get injured on the way home due to a carseat that is used improperly.

    But back on topic......Congrats again

  12. I just ran it again but in a window and got a dialog box saying:


    Runtime Error!

    Program: E:Games3000ADUniversal Combat A World ApartUCAWAMP.EXE


    - floating point not loaded


  13. I downloaded the 1.00.14 patch and installed it, and it works great in single-player, but when I try to get onto one of the multi-player servers it keeps crashing on me. One time it crashed I did see a dialog box with the message 'floating point not loaded'. Is this the same problem as 1.00.13 had?

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