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Old 19-12-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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it seems that these sort of posts and common, and please correct me if this is the wrong place to post, here it goes.

i played a game couple of years ago, and sadly i cannot remember the name, i will list some info about the game and see if anyone has come across it.

It runs fine on Windows platform, (although it still could be a dos game)
Its of space strategy genre but it is centered around the earth as a planet and your playing field is the universe.
If you click on a planet it regards it a a giant starport, shipyard, research centre, and everything.
I cannot remember but i think you start out a single ship, but it looks like a small grey speck on the screen. it is possible to assign more ships to your fleet once you build them, but i cant remember how it works.

there is a massive tech tree (and this is one of the big points of thing game, the tech tree is so big you have to scroll to the right for ages. it has everything, lasers, phasers, you name it, its there ;) )

The main navigation screen is 2D. (and so is everything else)
When i played it, it had a 90 day demo period. (thats 90 days of in game time - about ~1 hour of play) yet i played it again and again.

hmm what else....

I understand that this is a very vague but feel free to ask as many questions and throw any suggestions.
i can look up screenshots of games and i think i would recognise it.
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Old 19-12-2006, 06:09 PM   #2
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Was it any of the "Master Of Orion" games?
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Old 19-12-2006, 06:20 PM   #3
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mighty Midget @ Dec 19 2006, 07:09 PM) [snapback]272145[/snapback]</div>
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Was it any of the "Master Of Orion" games?
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oh no it wasnt, sorry, i forgot to mention, it wasnt trun based, it was real time.
and it wasnt very polliticly orientated either.
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Old 19-12-2006, 08:22 PM   #4
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Asendency?
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Old 19-12-2006, 10:48 PM   #5
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(CorruptMylar @ Dec 19 2006, 09:22 PM) [snapback]272159[/snapback]</div>
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Asendency?
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nope, its not Ascendancy either.
i should mention as well that the game isnt on abandonia otherwise i would have found it by now. ive been through the lists many times on late nights.
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Old 20-12-2006, 04:53 AM   #6
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From Wikipedia entry describing "4X" games
eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate type games

http://<br /> <a href="http://en.wik.../4X</a> <br />

Space Themed 4X games

Anacreon (1988)
Ascendancy (1995)
Empire (1990)
FreeOrion (2006) (open source, under development)
Galactic Civilizations (2003) with Galactic Civilizations: Altarian Prophecy expansion pack
Galactic Civilizations II (2006) with Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar expansion pack (2006)
Haegemonia: Legions of Iron (2002) with Haegemonia: The Solon Heritage expansion pack
Imperium Galactica I (1997) and Imperium Galactica II: Alliances (2000)
Iron Seed (1994)
Master of Orion (1993), Master of Orion II (1996), and Master of Orion III (2003)
Pax Imperia: Eminent Domain (1997)
Reach for the Stars (1988)
Sins of a Solar Empire (2006) (Still Under Development)
Space Empires I-V (1993-2006)
Spaceward, Ho! (1990)
Star Trek: Birth of the Federation (1999)
Star Wars: Rebellion (1998)
Stars! (1995)
Sword of the Stars (2006)
Trade Wars 2002 (1986)
VGA Planets (1992)
Warpath (1997)
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Old 21-12-2006, 02:26 PM   #7
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(CorruptMylar @ Dec 20 2006, 05:53 AM) [snapback]272182[/snapback]</div>
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From Wikipedia entry describing "4X" games
eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate type games

http://<br /> <a href="http://en.wik.../4X</a> <br />

Space Themed 4X games

Anacreon (1988)
Ascendancy (1995)
Empire (1990)
FreeOrion (2006) (open source, under development)
Galactic Civilizations (2003) with Galactic Civilizations: Altarian Prophecy expansion pack
Galactic Civilizations II (2006) with Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar expansion pack (2006)
Haegemonia: Legions of Iron (2002) with Haegemonia: The Solon Heritage expansion pack
Imperium Galactica I (1997) and Imperium Galactica II: Alliances (2000)
Iron Seed (1994)
Master of Orion (1993), Master of Orion II (1996), and Master of Orion III (2003)
Pax Imperia: Eminent Domain (1997)
Reach for the Stars (1988)
Sins of a Solar Empire (2006) (Still Under Development)
Space Empires I-V (1993-2006)
Spaceward, Ho! (1990)
Star Trek: Birth of the Federation (1999)
Star Wars: Rebellion (1998)
Stars! (1995)
Sword of the Stars (2006)
Trade Wars 2002 (1986)
VGA Planets (1992)
Warpath (1997)
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nope, none of them.
i dont think it was a very popular game. it may be one of them released in the shadow of a bigger game and it didnt get any publicity at all. its a sound game though... well as far as i remember anyway.
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Old 27-12-2006, 07:47 PM   #8
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Jeez, that sounds an awful lot like Elite, but i guess it ain't it, cuz you said it ain't on abandonia...
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Old 30-12-2006, 05:03 PM   #9
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hmmmmm.....
There were like bases you had to put and power plants and solar plants, and send mining-vehicles to mine for uranium or ores or something ?
The name of the game has something to do (maybe just a part) with "lunar" ?
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:18 AM   #10
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Iron Seed?
Or maybe an early Star Trek game?
I thought I was familiar with most of the major 4X games, but this is stumping me...
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