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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letseatmushrooms
letseatmushrooms May 17 2013 says:

i dont mean to beat a dead horse or anything, but...

is there a time period i can expect to receive my steam key in?

i have kind of been waiting for that to get into the game..

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Zebulan
Zebulan May 22 2013 replied:

Definitely contact Desura support. I too had not received a key and had been concerned. So many mixed messages of "You won't get keys" to "You will get keys" it was hard to tell what was right anymore!

I reached out to Desura support and they attached the Steam key to my account a bit later.

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lonewolfgk
lonewolfgk May 27 2013 replied:

What Steam key are you speaking about Zebulan, i received no cd key and they say there is no cd key to get. I am glad you mentioned it here. So do i need cd key for Stardrive?

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Theta.Sigma
Theta.Sigma May 17 2013 replied:

You haven't received it yet?!?

1. Ask the Desura support where it is

2. Get over to the forums and PM Zero himself or post in the steam keys thread. Zero provided Desura with a full set of Steam keys that they should have distributed to you weeks ago.

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Theta.Sigma
Theta.Sigma May 16 2013 says:

Why can't we add mods to this game? It has integrated mod support and numerous mods released and in development...

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SparkStarter21
SparkStarter21 May 14 2013 says:

May I ask how this has an average rating of 9.1?

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Theta.Sigma
Theta.Sigma May 16 2013 replied:

Because it's largely rated by the players that are optimistic for its future. I think we'd all agree that it's in an unfinished state and requiring a lot of polish, but the base game below is really quite spectacular...

So the high votes on here are more predictive values, even though it's in poor form for a release version. The devs are continually upgrading and expanding the game for free, though, and the modding community is really strong - but for some reason we can't add mods on moddb for it...

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GldnMnky
GldnMnky May 12 2013 says:

Is there Multiplayer or not? Steam says no Desura says yes. Can anyone confirm?

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DkGr
DkGr May 12 2013 replied:

No it's not multiplayer game. Only single player.

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Theta.Sigma
Theta.Sigma May 16 2013 replied:

Multiplayer is planned as a future (free, afaik) expansion

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Guest
Guest May 12 2013 replied:

Lies, the multiplayer is coming very soon but is not yet incorporated.
This is why it used to say "multiplayer" on steam but was recently removed. Once the multiplayer feature comes, steam will be re-updated to say "multiplayer" once again.
Buy it now, it gives you lots of practice for when MP comes and the developer is very open with his progress on updates, on the website. Not to mention that the game is awesome.

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Based on the alpha it has alot of potential!

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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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