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Galactic Simulation - Turn Based War Game

Post by markb50k » Mon May 19, 2008 3:46 pm

Hi folks, my name is Mark.

Anywho.. I am a Java programmer by trade and by hobby. So much so, that a few years ago I built a strategic galactic conquest game called Empire vs Republic. It went on for a couple of years and had nearly 100 participants from around the globe battling for control of the galaxy. It was a fun game, but had limitations.

Five years later, I have finally finished the core programming on the next generation of that game. I call it Galactic Simulation, or GalSim for short. Basically, you can read up about it at http://markb50k.dyndns.org:12345/gal_sim , where I give a little history and some of the features provided. I also give pics and stats for all the ships you can play in the game. All ships are in a top-down 2D view and the models are heavily simplified version of alot of old SWNR and warlords models.

In short, if you liked Rebellion but wanted more control, or like Empire At War but would love to have dozens of players, this game could be up your alley. Build ships, launch attacks, mine resources to fuel your war machine, whatever you want. And all the while, you could command a fleet of star destroyers, like we all have wanted to do.

This game is designed to be content-intensive giving you eventually alot of options on how to make your fortune, plus the ability to see your units down to the individual fighter. Anyway, I hope I have interested you enough. Check out my site (I am NOT a web designer, so it is REALLY REALLY basic) and write me if you want to sign up.

So, the game has been up for a couple of days, so all I am doing is looking for folks who have HOPING that someone would please make a game like this.

Thanks in advance for any interest.

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Post by Jedi Power » Mon May 19, 2008 3:50 pm

It looks and sounds very cool! Thanks for sharing it with us! :stardestroyer:
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Post by markb50k » Mon May 19, 2008 9:40 pm

Thanks, I came across this site while trying to compile the stats for the ships I included in my game. Seems you folks are fleet geeks just like me. I love the military hardware in Star Wars.

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Post by Master-Backwash » Tue May 20, 2008 5:07 am

yes, it dose look cool...but in order to run it you need that JAVA 6 thing right? I tried to download it....it said it would take almost 100 hours to download?
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Post by markb50k » Tue May 20, 2008 8:33 am

well i have never even heard of a file so big it takes 100 hrs to download, but perhaps you were trying to download the JAVA 6 JDK, which is way much more than you need. You only need the JAVA 6 JRE (Java Runtime Environment) which allows you simply to run JAVA. The JDK is needed if you needed to program in it, which for GalSim you don't.

So, download the thingy listed as "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 6"
at http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/?intcmp=1281

the file is 15.21 MB.

It may be a slight hassle, but I do think its worth it to at least check out the game.

Take it easy,
Mark

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Post by Jedi Power » Tue May 20, 2008 10:35 am

Yeah. I love Star Wars Ships! I wish I had more time to list a ship or vehicle everyday, but a couple times a month is all the time I can afford and keep everthing else going. :stardestroyer:
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Post by Sagatron » Tue May 20, 2008 1:12 pm

Thanks for the link. It looks pretty interesting. Rebellion on the PC has always been one of my favorite games, so I think I'll check it out.

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Post by Master-Backwash » Tue May 20, 2008 4:31 pm

umm, I downloaded it all and it all works fine but, I dont have an E-mail address...... that is my parents E-mail, so can you just Priate Message me my user name and password?
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Re: Galactic Simulation - Turn Based War Game

Post by markb50k » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:27 pm

we have a nice little forum setup for the game and their is already a nice group of folks playing.
go here for the forum
http://warlords.swrebellion.com/smf/ind ... ,23.0.html

here are some screenshots of the action so far
http://galsim.nickersonm.com/screenshots.html

Just email me at markb50k at gmail dot com to join

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