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I recently added the BC3K box to the products page and just located this gem from GameTek's marketing campaign (no, I had nothing to do with it!!).

Enjoy!

So, how many of you have been around since the beginning of it all?

[ 09-16-2003, 03:07 PM: Message edited by: Supreme Cmdr ]

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I've been following Battlecruiser since it was first being described in Computer Gaming World, I believe, many years ago. That article was what hooked me! Man, I wish I had saved that magazine!

Battlecruiser has sure come a long way since the initial release!

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I bought the BC3K game when it first came out over here in the UK. I remember printing the updated manual at work for version 2.9, me supervisor got a bit cheesed about the amount of paper used up hehe. I signed up on this forum a year after BCM was released. I ordered BCM off the net from you guys and got the big galaxy poster. And now I got BCMG and to get that I had to drive from Basingstoke to Oxford to pick it up from the couriers before they were going to ship it back to America.

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I first heard of BC3K back before/during? the Take2 mess but lost track of it. Found it again in late 99.

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I remember seeing the 1.0 box but I didn't get into BC until 2.0. Been around ever since.

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All this reminiscing reminded me of my first post and subsequent run-in with the SC.

I was tired of having potatoes for crew members and wanted to know how to force them into the library so they would study. I went on to explain how I had finished The ACM (there was only one then) with only the Karanian Reactor, TA Shield and PAD. Anyway, it's been a great ride ever since.

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I missed the original. But I did get in at the free bc3k version 1.01.7.dc (something like that) that you had to compile/reintegrate (?) yourself. Been hanging around ever since.

Who remembers the forum before this one?

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I picked up 2.08 retail about two years ago and it spent a few months on my shelf. November before the start of BCM beta testing I first came here. I've been here as often as possible since.

Looking forward to the future

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I remember the forum before this one - I'm just a lurker though

I got BC3K as a Christmas gift way back when it first came out - 'guess my wife could take a subtle hint...

"Honey, come here and read about this new game; it sounds great!"

Reply: "not that battle-whatever thing again"

Hey, us guys can nag with the best of 'em!

Before that, I vaguely remember downloading something like a concept BattleCruiser program which I think Derek had been developing for a few years as a hobby up to that point. Good times.

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Heh, I fell for that advertising with Jo sitting on that bar chair, I think...

Went to my local dealer, and bought the game for then 109 DEM, that was about USD 70,- IIRC. That was in November 1996.

Found out about the forum around January 1997. Wrote some Mini Walkthrough, and that left me with the nimbus of being some "expert"...

Well, I fondly remember those times!

Derek, please keep on the good work...

Best regards

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I remember that sometime in '96 I stumbled into a beta version of BC3K in the cdrom I borrowed from one of friends. I don't know how he got it, but I remember my first reaction was stumped! All I could do was launch and there I was sitting in the vast space Later in '97 I found this game in the bargain bin and bought it right away. I was already trapped with the concept of the game. I had been hooked up already by another space sim "Frontier: First Encounters" and I wanted to go further to see what I could find lurking in sim space. Well, as you can see, I'm still here, still lost in the vast space.

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I remember that ad:) BattleCruiser Millenium Gold is my first foray into the BCM Universe. Quite impressive:)

I just finished reading your interview in Computer Games Magazine NO. 150, May 2003, Supreme Commander. I dont know how you did it...

Looking forward to more,

Smokin Bob

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quote:


Originally posted by Count_Sessine:

I too have been around since before the Take 2 debacle. Every year or so I tire of the SC's rough manners, but eventually return because of the quality of the game.


Rough manners!! Did he say rough manners?!? Yeah, thats what I thought he said.

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I played the bc3k demo (you know, the one where your crew wouldn't move around the ship) in a PC gamer mag way back in some distant year. A long time later I decided to check and see if this site was still around and then BOOM! I see there is another BC game in the making (BCM)!! So that's my story.

(I think I STILL have that pcg mag and the demo disk for bc3k around here somewhere)

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My friend once bought a pack of demo CDs, one which contained the BC3k demo. When I first ran it I was stunned by the complex interface, in a positive sense. After 20 minutes of fooling around, trying to figure out how to move my ship I read the large PDF manual to figure out I had to disable the autopilot after launching I was never able to figure out how to change area, but I often attacked Galcom HQ only to get wiped by 2 or 3 battlecruisers *cough*

a friend of mine had the CD laying around, he hated the game, didn't bothered to see why he couldn't control his ship, so I bought the CD of bc3k v2.0 from him, played it and enjoyed it, for a long time.

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My father's always been a BC fan himself. I remember when we first bought the revised version, I lost all time I had to play doom to him sitting for hours on the computer.

Its amazing to think of how much better its gotten, and I was a little too young to actually start getting a grip on how to play the game. Cheer's to BC, and may it have a long healthy life.

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Ahh,, Yes I was Young back then..

Not the Battle hardend Veteran of the Gammulan

Wars.... ( LOL )

Yup.. Bc3000ad Second offering... the old MK-II

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I first played it at a friends house before I owned a PC in 1997.

He got tired of it so I borrowed it and still have it today.

It was the main reason I got an internet connection, just so I could upgrade when the patches started comming out.

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Guest MIKE113

I got BCM on 11/19/2001 and played the Demo for about 6 months before that. So that makes me almost a 2 year old Noob! I still play almost every day! Have never used Playmod!

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I grabbed a copy of the first B.c. here in holland

gave it a spin , really loved the game

even if it would crash so know and then that wouldnt spoil it for me

when i finaly got internet i checked out the site , and so here im am

From newbie to fleet commander

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Me and BC3K met somewhere around 1999 when I checked out the freeware v1.0 in a computers magazine bonus CD.

At first I was not able to play it, since I had some trouble with video card recognition. (note: I didn't know then as much as I know today about hardware and software). What kept me trying was the manual and it's appendixes, who had a full descritption of what was going on into that game and had images of the included ships and stations and...

When I decided to read more carefully the game's instructions and started to have better sense of SW/HW, voila!!!

I was able to play, without a single crash! (yeap, that's true)

I'll never forget my first hyperjump. Oh man...

Since then, I've been close to the series, one way or another, although I didn't register to it's forum, until some months ago.

With BCM in my hands, it's only a matter of time till I get BCMG and eventually, BCG...

See you in the field!

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