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Digital Gaming => Computer Gaming => Topic started by: MiniHexer on June 14, 2021, 02:16:08 AM

Title: Star Trek Wargame
Post by: MiniHexer on June 14, 2021, 02:16:08 AM
Well Hello Fellow Grogs, Seems this is the place for my first post ?

IStar Trek Wargame https://manyone88.itch.io/spacewar  I have popped Kirk in as Captain.


INSPIRED BY STAR TREK & STARFLEETBATTLES (it is not the same, but has things that you would see in SFB like Energy allocation etc..)

The biggest feature is the great A.I. to fight against

One of the main features is the Captains, you can give a captain a rating to command a ship better than others and put your own images in for captains. its great to see Kirk Commanding.

This is a very complex hex based wargame, based in space. you allocate power to ships systems like shields missiles, launch shuttles, self destuct shipss, assign captains, nuclear strikes lay mines etc... You can board ships and all kinds of space stuff .

 You can do some amazing things NOT normally available in wargames EG you can launch a shuttle and guide it to the target ship, then reallocate power from the Shutles Shield to charge a missile, then launch the missile, then Fire a EMP to damage the enemy ships shields, then self destruct the shuttle, then the missile will detonate at the TURN end.



JUST done major update. This App will Run on XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10. and Im pretty sure it runs on wine in Linux
Title: Re: Star Trek Wargame
Post by: bobarossa on June 14, 2021, 08:33:28 AM
You might want to add a link to the Matrix forum's post on the game that has lots of images and discussion.  Just putting an Itch.io link with no info is usually thought of as possible spam.
https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=5027836
Title: Re: Star Trek Wargame
Post by: MiniHexer on June 14, 2021, 09:27:59 AM
Thankyou. I will next time

BTW, just did a major update, the A.I. has better radar and will hunt, their range before was only short
Title: Re: Star Trek Wargame
Post by: MiniHexer on June 14, 2021, 11:25:09 AM


I finally cracked it, I used to get dead movement after the victory flags were taken, But just found out why the radar on the A.I. ships was very short like 6 hexes , so it just did not see your ships, fixed it.

bobarossa hope the pics clear it a bit
Title: Re: Star Trek Wargame
Post by: Destraex on June 14, 2021, 03:11:43 PM
You might want to add a link to the Matrix forum's post on the game that has lots of images and discussion.  Just putting an Itch.io link with no info is usually thought of as possible spam.
https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=5027836
Exactly. 1st time poster posts a strange looking link was my first thought as well.
Title: Re: Star Trek Wargame
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 14, 2021, 04:01:43 PM
You might want to add a link to the Matrix forum's post on the game that has lots of images and discussion.  Just putting an Itch.io link with no info is usually thought of as possible spam.
https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=5027836
Exactly. 1st time poster posts a strange looking link was my first thought as well.

Although not a huge deal, is this not the same author who posted under "gameleaper" tag in the past?  Seems like the same 2D style of games and the author's name listed in the past posts matches the name of the person's name who posted this on the matrix forums.

htttp://www.grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=20768.msg564206#msg564206
http://www.grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=20087.msg541130#msg541130
http://www.grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=20328.msg549052#msg549052
http://www.grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=19619.msg524490#msg524490
Title: Re: Star Trek Wargame
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 14, 2021, 05:40:50 PM
Alright guys...lets give the guy a break. It wasn't the most descriptive first post, but it looks like an interesting game.

Let's give the guy a chance.
Title: Re: Star Trek Wargame
Post by: Toonces on June 14, 2021, 05:47:32 PM
I have tons of respect for anyone who can program a computer game. 

Welcome aboard, Mini!
Title: Re: Star Trek Wargame
Post by: Sir Slash on June 14, 2021, 08:47:48 PM
Here, Here! I hope there's Planet Killers in this game. Or, Giant Amebas.  :hide:
Title: Re: Star Trek Wargame
Post by: MiniHexer on June 14, 2021, 11:27:32 PM
Thanks Guys, Now Ive found the  the A.I. problem, I expect to do scenarios like the BORG, trying to remember all the episodes,
Title: Re: Star Trek Wargame
Post by: MiniHexer on June 15, 2021, 03:26:53 AM
Thanks Guys, Now Ive found the  the A.I. problem, I expect to do scenarios like the BORG, trying to remember all the episodes,

(https://img.itch.zone/aW1hZ2UvMTA2MDMyMy82MjcxNTU3LnBuZw==/original/15lApn.png)

planet killers scenario in your honour Sir. you give me an idea of how to get planets etc.. in  the map. Now the game is finished the fun designing scenarios starts. thanks
Title: Re: Star Trek Wargame
Post by: MiniHexer on July 10, 2021, 02:30:55 AM
I have had no downloads or hits on this, so I will be deleting it this week, so if by chance anybody wants it download it now ?
Title: Re: Star Trek Wargame
Post by: 88mmkwk on July 11, 2021, 12:06:29 PM
I went up to check it out and it looks like it's already gone?

Just as a point of feedback, as I get older I find that I have to be more selective in which games I take time to learn.  Like most posters here, I have more games than time, and so I have to be quite certain I want to spend time learning a new game before I jump in and commit the hours involved.  For this reason, I am rarely an "in early" game player and tend to play games that have been out for a while and have had the early bugs and kinks all worked out and patched.  It's just my personal situation as I know other folks love to get an early peek at games that have just come out.

I saw your original posts on the game back in June and here we are less than a month later and it is already gone.

Why do I mention this? Because I was keeping an eye on your game and am impressed that you have the technical skills to produce something like it.  I was going to monitor it's progress and (per the above) make sure it was something that was going to be supported long term before I jumped in to learn a new game.  I would hope than in the future you would consider that lack of download <> lack of interest necessarily and that there may be others like me that want to see it bake in the oven a bit before we take a slice.... With that said, you are commended for being able to create and code the game and your willingness to offer it for free....
Title: Re: Star Trek Wargame
Post by: MiniHexer on July 11, 2021, 02:28:54 PM
https://manyone88.itch.io/spacewar

I have put it online for you tempary, it will be gone in a day or so.I informed you lot on here to be polite rather than just nuking it, .

I removed it because I dont want to provide support for just a few people as im doing now, there has only been a couple of downloads in a month and i really this its time for the bin, but if you really want a copy I have just put with no frills a download link.

i also am starting to develop for old retro systems, so Im dropping the PC line of software, I am very happy you gave interest,