Universal Combat Demo Plans

3000AD sends news on plans for the demo for Universal Combat, the upcoming space simulation formerly known as Battlecruiser Generations. They provide a hedge on the "first week of October" timetable for the demo provided in the game's press release (story), saying: "The demo is coming along just fine and will be released this month ahead of the game's Thanksgiving release. All things being equal." It seems pretty logical to deduce that "this month" refers to October rather than September.
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No, no, you've got it all wrong
Sep 30, 2003, 22:10
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No, no, you've got it all wrong Sep 30, 2003, 22:10
Sep 30, 2003, 22:10
 
Derek Smart is NOT an idiot.

He's sheer genius.

The reason you all think he's stupid is because you have mistaken his function...

He's not a programmer; he's a comedian!

His performance art/comedy, cleverly disguised as the "game releases" that it parodies, are screamingly funny. I only wish he would do more stand-up material.

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Sep 30, 2003, 16:48
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Re: No subject Sep 30, 2003, 16:48
Sep 30, 2003, 16:48
 
Heh yea, I noticed that too. It's like Doom, but really crappy!

Wonder if he'll grace us with his presence in this thread.

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No subject
Sep 30, 2003, 14:45
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No subject Sep 30, 2003, 14:45
Sep 30, 2003, 14:45
 
AAAAHHHHHHH!!! Hahaaha! Go check out some of the screenshots on the official website. They are using FUCKING SPRITES!! The vegetation on the planet is clearly sprite based, and poorly done at that.

Derek must enjoy being publicly raped.

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Re: No subject
Sep 30, 2003, 05:51
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Re: No subject Sep 30, 2003, 05:51
Sep 30, 2003, 05:51
 
Your mom's at the Taco Palace.

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Re: Chant
Sep 30, 2003, 03:53
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Re: Chant Sep 30, 2003, 03:53
Sep 30, 2003, 03:53
 
#14, it may not have originated there but it's the best known reference.

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Re: Chant
Sep 30, 2003, 01:02
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Re: Chant Sep 30, 2003, 01:02
Sep 30, 2003, 01:02
 
Aw yeah, the good old days... when Derek posted in a thread it was guaranteed to reach at least 500 if not 1000 posts full of flame-age. Every circus needs a sideshow, freaks, clowns, and a ringmaster, right?

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Chant
Sep 30, 2003, 00:27
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Chant Sep 30, 2003, 00:27
Sep 30, 2003, 00:27
 
The chanting 3 times thing is from the old VE forums where he would post on just about any thread relating to him (until AndyB banned him). So the joke was he showed up around the third time his name was chanted just like that movie.

The reference in the Desktop Commander vid isn't where it originated.


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Re: No subject
Sep 29, 2003, 23:31
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Re: No subject Sep 29, 2003, 23:31
Sep 29, 2003, 23:31
 
LOL yeah right. All those sycophants over at the Taco Palace are just Derek himself posing as fans.

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Re: No subject
Sep 29, 2003, 23:24
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Re: No subject Sep 29, 2003, 23:24
Sep 29, 2003, 23:24
 
Enahs put a link above that goes to a .wmv joke thing that has the derek smart Derek Smart DEREK SMART thing at the very end. It's actually pretty funny, tho 3 years old about.

P.S.
Whine about Battlecruiser series all you want, it has a dead serious niche following. Very cultish and very devoted. Game must have some plusses.

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Sep 29, 2003, 22:52
nin
 
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Re: No subject Sep 29, 2003, 22:52
Sep 29, 2003, 22:52
 nin
 
derek smart, Derek Smart, DEREK SMART!

Where did that (chanting his name) start, anyway? I've seen it for years now, and always get a laugh...

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Re: No subject
Sep 29, 2003, 19:16
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Sep 29, 2003, 19:16
 
derek smart, Derek Smart, DEREK SMART!

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Re: $ on delay
Sep 29, 2003, 19:12
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Re: $ on delay Sep 29, 2003, 19:12
Sep 29, 2003, 19:12
 
I tried the demo, and it didnt have mouselook, atleast not by default, which in anycase is retarded. Also, its land based controls were more than awkward. Im going to give this one a shot though. LOOKS nice


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Re: $ on delay
Sep 29, 2003, 18:46
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Re: $ on delay Sep 29, 2003, 18:46
Sep 29, 2003, 18:46
 
>>Its predicesors did not have mouselook for FPS.<<

Sorry, but that's just flat out wrong. Both BCM and BCM Gold had mouselook for the FPS mode.

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Re: $ on delay
Sep 29, 2003, 18:09
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Re: $ on delay Sep 29, 2003, 18:09
Sep 29, 2003, 18:09
 
its amazing to me that anyone in this day and age making a FPS (even if its only a section of a greater whole space sim) wouldn't use mouselook.

I don't despise Derek... but... jeezus, thats crazy.

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Re: $ on delay
Sep 29, 2003, 16:47
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Re: $ on delay Sep 29, 2003, 16:47
Sep 29, 2003, 16:47
 
Its predicesors did not have mouselook for FPS. Its SO sad, it bloody better, and actually play like a FPS on the planets, and not just a big flat ball.

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Sep 29, 2003, 16:26
Enahs
 
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Sep 29, 2003, 16:26
 Enahs
 
This is old, but it says it all, and is funny!
http://www.somethingawful.com/download.php?file=movies/sa/desktop-commander.wmv


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No subject
Sep 29, 2003, 16:07
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No subject Sep 29, 2003, 16:07
Sep 29, 2003, 16:07
 
No it has mouselook, and the piloting interfaces for other craft are significantly less complex - the whole vibe is heading more towards an oft ripped FPS from the X-box camp (take a guess).

The question is: do 4 or 5 mediocre games crammed together equal one amazing game? We'll find out when that demo drops. Somehow I doubt this will get DS out of his perpetual slump.

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Re: $ on delay
Sep 29, 2003, 15:59
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Re: $ on delay Sep 29, 2003, 15:59
Sep 29, 2003, 15:59
 
I also have $$$ that says the First Person Shooter aspect still has NO MOUSE LOOK!!!!!!!!!!!

are you kidding me???

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Oh, puhleez
Sep 29, 2003, 15:53
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Oh, puhleez Sep 29, 2003, 15:53
Sep 29, 2003, 15:53
 
"They provide..." They? Who the fuck is "they?" Did Derek put on a few pounds (to add to the 10 pounds of fat already on top of his shoulders) and take to referring to himself in the third person?

Battlecruiser is no longer even entertaining as a laughing stock. Don't insult your own credibility by posting such garbage on your site, Blue.

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$ on delay
Sep 29, 2003, 15:42
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$ on delay Sep 29, 2003, 15:42
Sep 29, 2003, 15:42
 
I got money that says it gets delayed. How do I know this? Its becoming an industry of broken promises. I also have $$$ that says the First Person Shooter aspect still has NO MOUSE LOOK!!!!!!!!!!!

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