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  1. Thread: Need Help

    by Mucky Foot
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    Best place to get the latest patches is...

    Best place to get the latest patches is http://www.eelpi.gotdns.org/startopia/startopia.html

    TomF - ex-MF.
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    Sticky: hobbesmaster: That problem is not related to...

    hobbesmaster: That problem is not related to anything in the cardID.tom file - the game is failing to initialise the graphics card well before that stage. I have heard of a few people with this...
  3. Thread: 1.02

    by Mucky Foot
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    About a quarter of Muckyfoot has ended up at...

    About a quarter of Muckyfoot has ended up at Lionhead. But the rest of us have scattered to the four winds in various other companies. Most people stayed in games development though.
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    That is completely bizarre - never heard of...

    That is completely bizarre - never heard of anything like that. Crashing is one thing - simply ignoring mouse-clicks is stranger. Other than the usual and-the-kitchen-sink replies like reinstalling...
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    Well, there's a very good reason for that as well...

    Well, there's a very good reason for that as well - quite a few people in common. Specifically ex-Muckyfooters Gary Carr, Chris Knott, Marie Colwell and Mark Smart. Gary Carr was also one of the...
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    Why would OpenGL drivers help? StarTopia uses...

    Why would OpenGL drivers help? StarTopia uses DirectX. You people are doing some weird things to your poor machines...

    TomF.
  7. Thread: 1.02

    by Mucky Foot
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    One of the problems is that when StarTopia was...

    One of the problems is that when StarTopia was released, most cards couldn't do half the neat stuff without locking up the machine. So it only turns on the coolness if it recognises the *specific*...
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    The stardock doesn't actually transport...

    The stardock doesn't actually transport passengers unfortunately - just cargo. The F1 help text is wrong.

    TomF.
  9. Nobody expects the ... wait, wrong forum. TomF.

    Nobody expects the ... wait, wrong forum.

    TomF.
  10. You open up the Peeps window (click on the Alien...

    You open up the Peeps window (click on the Alien head), and click on the "Overview" tab. You will see at the bottom right the names of up to three other players with their symbol, and either "Friend"...
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    Theme Hospital will feel uncannily familiar,...

    Theme Hospital will feel uncannily familiar, because of course StarTopia was designed by a bunch of guys who worked on TH. Ditto Dungeon Keeper. StarTopia happens where those two collide. Sadly, you...
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    Sorry - I'm totally out of ideas. That screenshot...

    Sorry - I'm totally out of ideas. That screenshot just looks totally insane - it's not drawing half of the polygons, and the parts it is drawing are in the wrong place. I can't even begin to imagine...
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    A GF4MX should be pretty standard, and pretty...

    A GF4MX should be pretty standard, and pretty much exactly the hardware StarTopia was designed on (GF2 and Radeon 7x00). As it says, it recognises that type of hardware, which means at some time in...
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    Oops - I totally missed this post first time...

    Oops - I totally missed this post first time around.


    Yes, this is a purely graphical bug. And... erm... it's code I wrote. I have no idea why it happens though - I've never been able to catch it...
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    You do certainly want the 1.01b patch. It is the...

    You do certainly want the 1.01b patch. It is the 1.02 patch that is just some graphical fun and games - I don't recommend it to anyone wanting to actually play the game. But the 1.01b patch is...
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    Bacon or pastry? Hmmm... bacon. toMF.

    Bacon or pastry? Hmmm... bacon.

    toMF.
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    Give the man a lollipop! Exactly correct. Trees...

    Give the man a lollipop! Exactly correct. Trees in biopots were added quite late on, and calculating floorspace inside rooms is kinda complex for shapes bigger than one tile. Also, there's...
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    Because Muckyfoot doesn't exist any more. The...

    Because Muckyfoot doesn't exist any more. The company died a while back, and its members have scattered to the four winds.

    If you mean "why didn't we find it" - I don't know. There's a limit to...
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    Poll: A clawed hand breaks the crusted earth and a...

    A clawed hand breaks the crusted earth and a voice echoes out from the pit the MF'ers were cast down into and the voice says


    Oi! We’re not dead.

    Well ok that’s a lie we are dead but the...
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    Patch 1.01b is the most "official" patch, and...

    Patch 1.01b is the most "official" patch, and it's the one I recommend.

    There is also patch 1.02, but it's really just a graphics-demo thing. I haven't done any stability testing on it, so if you...
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    Sticky: The latest version of CardID.tom (which is the...

    The latest version of CardID.tom (which is the file inside the mini-videocard patch) is part of the 1.02 "patch". Even if you don't use the 1.02 executable for normal play, just for the graphical...
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    StarTopia should work just fine in native Windows...

    StarTopia should work just fine in native Windows XP mode (running it like that myself for years), especially after installing the 1.01b patch.

    The major source of woe on most computers is the...
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    Sticky: A bit late for Mr. Knight, but I am planning to...

    A bit late for Mr. Knight, but I am planning to host all the patches (and maybe some odds and ends) here:

    www.eelpi.gotdns.org/startopia/startopia.html

    TomF - ex-MF.
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    Sounds a little suspicious to me. We did proper...

    Sounds a little suspicious to me. We did proper French, Spanish, Italian and German versions, all released pretty much simultaneously, and all published by Eidos. I wasn't a fan of the French...
  25. Doh! I knew there was something I forgot to put...

    Doh! I knew there was something I forgot to put on my site. I've got all the other patches - I'll add it shortly. Hopefully this one won't go away for a while.
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