StarDrive is a 4X Action-Strategy game where the goal is to build a space empire. Starting with a single planet and a small number of space-worthy vessels, you forge out into the galaxy, exploring new worlds, building new colonies, and discovering the StarDrive universe. The heart of StarDrive is its ship design and combat engine. StarDrive takes a module-based approach to ship design, allowing the player to create custom ship designs where the composition and placement of ship modules really matters to the performance of a ship in combat. In combat, if your portside armor is taking a beating, then rotate around and show them the starboard side! Hide behind a friendly capital ship's shields, warp into and out of the fray, launch fighters, lay mines, and so much more.

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About BlackBox with 0 comments by CrunchyGremlin on Jun 2nd, 2014

I found some stuff that wasnt enabled in ai diplomacy. So i built it out and got it working. This enables some unseen diplomacy videos and makes it so that flying through unfriendly borders will make the AI angry.

StarDrive Deveks Mod V0.8

Doing this i also unlocked access to all the colonization logic and changed a few things. One i expanded the space that the AI uses to look for planets.
lowered the criteria for suitable planets based on food stocks
added into the planet list planets that have commodities on them.

Then I changed the way the AI expands into other empire space depending on the AI personality type.
I figured if the AI is at way with anyone they will expand into anybodies space by default. If not they wont and then made a few exceptions.
Ruthless, and cunning races will expand into anyone's territory. Honorable races will not expand into anyone's territory.
Territory meaning that another empire owns planets in that system.


Combined with the anger generated from having ships in the same system this almost assures that there will be war when some expands into a system you own.
However there are exceptions to this.

If you have a treaty with the empire. Open borders, alliance, or non aggression pack, the anger will be reduced or removed.

So another big change here is the maintenance costs. I added more stuff here so that having ships outside your borders increases maintenance cost.
What i tried to think of here is using the maintenance cost as a sort of logistics. I can not add in fuel and such yet but i can simulate it with cost to keep the ship around.
so in unfriendly space refueling and and keeping the crew happy and all that is abstractly more expensive. So basically anywhere where is harder or easier to maintain the ship the cost is increased or reduced.
Damaged ships increase this cost based on comparison of the number of internal modules it has.

After that i just put in fixes to major crashes in the mod and tweaked and made some minor fixes.

V 0.9 i want to again dive into the UI. doing all this exploration i found a lot of possible hooks into the UI and i think i can fairly easily change a lot of stuff there.

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CrunchyGremlin
CrunchyGremlin Dec 31 2014 says:

Unofficial patches can be found in the blackbox mod. Resolves memory issues and a lot of perf problems.
The list is too enormous and poorly documented to give but there are many many additions to the game seriously game changing stuff is relegated to mod options and there area few mods out there that use there such as dialtones techlevel mod and mcshooterz star trek: shattered alliance mod.

troops sent to invade will auto land or orbit based on a shift click.
troop ships will suck up troops from planets to resupply.
a lot of UI stuff.
Way better targeting.
New experience model.
more effects from difficulty level.
new spy code.
just a ton of stuff.
Moddb.com

also check out McShooterz shattered alliance mod that utilizes many of the mod only changes. Its got D-7's... awesome.
Moddb.com

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform Jan 18 2014 says:

Eugh, Steam only now? Glad I didn't back.

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davo001
davo001 Aug 14 2013 says:

I keep getting sever late game slow down in fights with beam weapons.

my dreads packed with 25-28 fusion beams just crash the game if there is a large engagement which by the end of most arms races is inevitable

is this a problem or is it something I can fix?

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Dasaki
Dasaki Sep 11 2013 replied:

report all issues to www.stardrivegame.com

you'll get quick answers there.

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pewpewchewchew
pewpewchewchew Aug 2 2013 says:

I did a Let's Play of this game a while back, if you'd like to check it out heres a link.

Youtu.be

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Cooper00676
Cooper00676 Jun 21 2013 says:

Yeah, this was released on steam as a finished product a couple months ago and it got bad scores. I don't quite get how this is saying they are in beta.

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jayboy00
jayboy00 May 23 2013 says:

Gona Track the game... mayby a demo will come out soon, im not going to buy it if theres not a demo want to try it first

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lonewolfgk
lonewolfgk May 26 2013 replied:

I bought this game from Desura on the 22nd of May and what did i get??? I get a version 1.07b game and on the Stardrive website they already on version 1.12. Tried Desura support - no response, no update for game. I messaged Zero on Stardrive website, guess what, no reply, no update etc. So now i sit here with a broken game because of bugs and none are interested to provide me with the update. This is the first and last game i will buy from Desura since there is just no support. Its Monday morning and i bought the game on Wednesday and still no update for game after i was told by Stardrive support (Daniel - which i think is Zero) that he will upload an update for the Desura site on Thursday. Did not happen. Desura support also not assisting me. I will not buy any games again from Desura or any games made by same people who made Stardrive. So Steam users on v1,12 and i am stuck on v1.07b on Desura site. Do not buy this game since full of bugs and no support for a game you paid for. If you really still want it go buy it from Steam since they on version 1.12. No wonder why people download pirated games from torrents because you do not need Steam or Desura and since there is no support then it will not matter will it. Cheers

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jedimastereraol
jedimastereraol Nov 2 2013 replied:

Actually get up and update it, its a very good game ;)
yeah it ain't the most stable but it is FUN. and more or less made solo. Ther creator has acknowledged it ain't that stable but tbh, that's not his fault.

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Action83
Action83 Jun 3 2013 replied:

That's odd. I contacted Desura support and got my Steam key in 24 hours.

It was then displayed here:
Secure.desura.com

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Gamemaster_Fox
Gamemaster_Fox Jun 24 2013 replied:

Haven't gotten my key yet either. [rage]

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Based on the alpha it has alot of potential!

Jan 22 2012 by Isimiel

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As kickstarter backer I am very disatisfied to see it released here while kickstarters don't have access to the game.

Due to this I rate this game a 1 due to lack of support of the developer for early supporters. Due to this I don't expect the developer to support this game long-term.

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