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.

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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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zer0sumgames Creator
zer0sumgames Jan 21 2012 says:

I've got to think long and hard on boarding actions. I'm entertaining the concept of assault shuttles. As you would expect, they would be pretty fragile.

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Isimiel
Isimiel Jan 21 2012 replied:

you could also add boarding torpedos (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Boarding_torpedo) and assualt boats (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Space_Marines/Space_Marine_Aircraft/CAESTUS-ASSAULT-RAM.html)

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zer0sumgames Creator
zer0sumgames Jan 18 2012 says:

Yes of course, as many ships as your empire can sustain

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Isimiel
Isimiel Jan 18 2012 replied:

woot "shakes with anticipation" will there be boarding actions

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Isimiel
Isimiel Jan 18 2012 says:

watching and will you be able to build multiple capital ships in addition to your flagship?

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12doze12
12doze12 Dec 20 2011 says:

Wow, this looks awesome, that ship costumazation looks really nice, reminds me of Gratuitous Space Battles.

Looks promissing

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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.

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