Welcome to the ModDB page of John Weaver's 'Starflight: Heroes of Arth' modification for Starflight - The Lost Colony. This mod is a fan project based on the 1991 Sega Genesis game that was loved by many at the time. The mod is titled 'Starflight: Heroes of Arth' because it takes place 2 years after the destruction of Crystal planet in 4620. How will the heroes of Arth respond to the new conflicts arising? Will they choose to continue being science oriented, or have they decided to become freelancers or military operators? The choice is yours... Today... On Starflight: Heroes of Arth! Special Thanks to all members who have participated in the production of both the 1991 Starflight and Starflight - The Lost Colony. Feel free to leave a comment, and I hope you enjoy!

Your objectives are –

1. Seek out and explore strange new worlds.
2. Boldly go where no man has gone before.
3. Establish contact with any sentients.
4. Capture and bring back non-sentient lifeforms.
5. Record alien lifeform data.
6. Bring back alien artifacts.
7. Bring back any valuable minerals (including endurium).
8. Keep from getting brutally killed.

Good luck, and a safe return.

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Hi guys it's Blake again! I'm helping out John a bit on his awesome Starflight Heroes of Arth project similar to how I help out Marvin on his Starflight Remaking of a Legend project. I'm a big fan of the original Starflight games (in particular the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive version) and am passionate about the many fan projects out there. So much so that I recently made a video series trying out every single Starflight fan game out there digging up private demos and content the world has never seen before! One of my absolute favourite fan projects is Starflight The Lost Colony which at this point in time is still the only finished SF fan game in existence. For many years I've dreamed of modding SF-TLC to have Genesis graphics but lacked the time, talent and patience lol! Thankfully John has those qualities so when I found out about his project I knew I just had to help him!

I recently helped John make a cool Genesis style title screen (covered in dev diary 1). So the second thing I wanted to help John tackle was the scrolling starport background.

I knew it wouldn't be easy trying to mount low resolution 90s graphics over the top of a big high resolution TLC starport background image but I was determined to get it done haha! Here's the results so far..

- The robot walks on the upper bit of the floor so I stuck in the genesis bottom floor bit to start off as i knew I could get away with it haha.
- There's way more upper area in TLC! So I had a choice of either extending the wall up or lowering the ceiling. I decided on the latter as hopefully it will increase the scrolling 3D effect! Although nothing can beat that lovely parallax scrolling 3D room trick of the original.
- The spaces between the doors all seem uneven in TLC so it was a bit of nightmare to try and line up the genesis walls around the doors but I did the best I could lol.
- I thought about keeping the TLC space windows & posters but John didn't want them there, plus the art style and resolution are very different so it would have looked weird sticking them over the top of the blocky genesis walls.
- I wanted to keep the Glush Cola poster though so John suggested I lower its pixel count to better match the blocky genesis stuff so hell it I went for it haha. Also made a good blank wall space filler now that the science window is gone.

Then I extracted the spaceman frames out of the Genesis game and gave them to John. He replaced the robot animations with each Genesis spaceman frame as also raised him up a bit to help him fit above my raised floor.

Here's a video of the finished result. Hope you guys like! :)

We're looking at making a better ceiling and John hopes to recreate the 3D parallax foreground floor/ceiling scrolling effect from the Genesis version one day too.

This will probably be my last dev diary as this is the point where my talent runs out and only John can continue the work haha. Next dev diaries will probably be from him! :)

Dev Diary 1: Creating a title screen for Starflight Heroes of Arth

Dev Diary 1: Creating a title screen for Starflight Heroes of Arth

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Dev Diary 1: Creating a Sega Genesis style title screen for Starflight Heroes of Arth.

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Starflight: Heroes of Arth Version 1.1

Starflight: Heroes of Arth Version 1.1

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Please make a backup (if you wish) before installing as the Starflight – The Lost Colony files will be overwritten! Drag the ‘data’ folder and place...

Starflight: Heroes of Arth Version 1.0

Starflight: Heroes of Arth Version 1.0

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Please make a backup (if you wish) before installing as the Starflight – The Lost Colony files will be overwritten! Drag the ‘data’ folder and place...

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Guest
Guest

how can i change the FONT color in cantina , i cant read it in the current yellow ? thanks in advance

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Guest
Guest

Having Problem: I replace the SFTLC data file with the new data file … No changes ??? This was a fresh copy of SFLTC with no changes. I would love to Run this gamw … I'm an OLD SF fan !!

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Blake00
Blake00

Try the new 1.1 release, it contains many more changes than in the 1.0 release. :)

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RyuAndJohn Creator
RyuAndJohn

Another important note to mention is that if Starflight TLC does work on your computer / device, then the mod should work if you hear the Genesis music. All the artwork is found in game, the main menu and other UI for the game will be released in the next version.

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RyuAndJohn Creator
RyuAndJohn

Did the game work before you replaced the game files? It is possible that Starflight TLC doesn't run well by itself. The game should be tested and optimized for your computer first before applying my mod. If this is the case, I will include this in the next version.

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SOVEREIGN1
SOVEREIGN1

Just one question. Is this mod for the original game or for the remake project?

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RyuAndJohn Creator
RyuAndJohn

This mod is for Starflight - The Lost Colony. It appears to look like it's for the Starflight Remake Project only because we are still waiting for ModDB to allow me to attach this mod to Starflight TLC.

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SOVEREIGN1
SOVEREIGN1

I understood. Thank you!

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Blake00
Blake00

Very cool work! A lot of potential here! The idea of going on a brand new adventure with Sega Genesis/Mega Drive graphics and sounds is appealing to so many Starflight fans! Keep up the good work! :)

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