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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Xerberus86 Apr 29 2013 says:

congratulation on scamming your alpha-funders and kickstarter backers! very well done!

quote from stardrives 10$ kickstarter pledge: "Receive the digital version of StarDrive upon its release. Receive a supporter credit in the game." .......... oh wait, they DIDN'T receive the game upon its nice of the developer!!!

also i bought the game over a year ago at desura and still have the overly bugged beta version and besides fps drops and still incomplete events and minor races (which in the actual release are still missing), i can't even load a save game! but yeah, go on and bash you customers on the forums and laugh about them!

how can you possibly think that it's desuras fault for being desura and analyzing each update?! if you know that an update takes 1 or 2 weeks then why not update in the needed timeframe?! because the game isn't finished even now and steam offers a much quicker updating system and has the bigger audience, so yeah of course you can forget your customers at desura and your early investors. also call them "ill minded" like on your forums!

nice to know for future products you hope to scam people with!!!!!!!!

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Rikkert May 2 2013 replied:

the game works fine, stop whining and have a little respect for the developers.

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Revoran Apr 30 2013 replied:

The keys have been sent out to Kickstarter people and to Desura Alpha funders.

Calm the **** down.

Right click on the StarDrive alpha in the games list in the Desura client and click "view key". That will give you your steam key.

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letseatmushrooms May 5 2013 replied:

why doesnt this work for me?

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airconone Apr 29 2013 replied:

I agree with everything.
I pledge.
I bought on Desura..
I'm an idiot.

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DarkMajor21 Apr 29 2013 replied:

Wow, well maybe you haven't noticed that he is making this game by him self.

Do you know how hard it is to develop a game much less do pretty much everything alone? You guys could at least show some form of patience.

Sure maybe it might take him a awhile to get the latest version to desura users, also he is giving steam keys for desura to distribute, so once that happens then if you don't get keys its more desuras fault then his.

Oh and one more thing this is zer0sums first game, so most likely he is just learning how to everything properly. Yes there is a learning curve when creating something for the first time.

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Xerberus86 Apr 29 2013 replied:

the only problem is that he knew that he couldn't finish the game until release, be it desura or steam.....the game still misses content like incomplete events for example. furthermore, yes, he has no obligaton to deliver his desura customers steam keys, but his obligation was and is to deliver the finished product at the announced release date to his customers and to make sure that his publishing partners can fulfill their roles, which in case of desura wasn't possible because he knew how long it takes them!

he could have at least one or two days before the release announced at desura and his forum that he can't make sure that the release version will be delivered on the release date to desura users and informed them! he had not even the time or sense to write one or two simple sentences to his alpha-funders who are still waiting for their game.

THAT is the main problem, not some hurt feelings because somebody didn't get a steam key. the steam key would have been the plan b for the desura customers and a means to receive the game at the aforementioned date.

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DarkMajor21 Apr 28 2013 says:

Congrats! You are number four in top sellers on steam.

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Lordxorn Apr 28 2013 replied:

Congrats? Yeah thanks for abandoning your early Desura customers. Hasn't been an article update on Desura for over a year and the version is old. Yeah congrats on losing me as a customer forever..

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DarkMajor21 Apr 28 2013 replied:

Well I got the game on steam, so... Also maybe you did not see this "Hi guys. I am going to provide Steam keys to Desura who will be able to fulfil the Steam key requests. I cannot possibly do it myself as there are too many of you. However, I am uploading the retail version here right now." zer0sumgames

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Guest Apr 28 2013 replied:

Well obviously you got the game on steam, which is why your congratulating them on being number 4 in steam. However, I am pointing out that there are numerous Desura customers of Zero's that were abandoned because they saw more money to make on the Steam platform. Once they switched to Steam, the Desura version was not updated as fast as Steam and has still not got the final release.

In other, for you simple minded folk, what is Steam still had Beta version and only Desura users got the release version?

It is obvious Dan is basically telling Desura Alpha funders that he could care less for their support (which by the way you Steam trolls would not have the game without the Desura funding) because we are too many to reply too. He is also blaming Desura for not publishing the updates, but oddly enough other devs do not have this problem.

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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.

Feb 10 2012 by iozay

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