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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syralak May 6 2013 says:

Is this the lastest version ? says 10 months sence last update.

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syralak May 7 2013 replied:

ive watched a letspaly of the steam version but steam wont work on my compy for some reason. and ill buy it here as soon as its at equal versions .

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Fluffeh May 7 2013 replied:

Official page shows it's still in pre-order stage ^.^ but for what's already there i give it a 10/10 already, just needs more of everything.

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Silverhawk85 May 7 2013 replied:

I don't think so. :S

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Silverhawk85 May 6 2013 says:

Is this a non steam version and does it has a standalone installer?

It's important to me to gat a DRM-free version (must be up to date).

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johnmatthais May 6 2013 replied:

Agreed. I'd appreciate a DRM-free option.

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EdCarnby May 6 2013 replied:

Me too.

Want DRM-free version.

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Theta.Sigma May 8 2013 replied:

I thought it was DRM-free, to be fair, even the version from Steam.

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letseatmushrooms May 5 2013 says:

stoked for my steam key.

i bought this game way too long ago to mind waiting any longer.

i suppose i'll get it when i get it.

as for this ridiculous argument about "Who's fault it is" i'd say its as much everyone involved's fault.

the dev made an empty promise because he didn't expect (?) to sell so many copies in alpha.
everyone insulting the dev for not giving them a steam key for his product (cause that somehow helps)

getting pissy in the comment section isn't helping you get your steam keys lol
(just like my not being a **** isn't helping me get mine)
to be honest, i'm just happy that i will be getting one.

everyone needs to calm down, people who bought the game on steam included.
obviously they're on the dev's side because they were provided with keys immediately.

i played what desura had of this a month or so ago.
god damn i can't wait to shift this one to my steam library. its gonna be grand.
in the meantime, i'll get back to playing gnomoria

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modfish101_ Apr 30 2013 says:

Got my Steam key here:

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Highest Rated (22 agree) 10/10

Based on the alpha it has alot of potential!

Jan 22 2012 by Isimiel

Lowest Rated (6 agree) 1/10

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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