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Bugs / i tried to play it on my linux
« Last post by alex on June 21, 2021, 03:44:09 AM »
when i tried to play it on my Linux it said missing file can you please port it to debian linux [.deb]
General / Re: Ascii Sector tutorials/wiki
« Last post by Jonathan AKA Grand Sage on March 16, 2021, 07:12:08 PM »
I agree. I believe some of us are still playing this game, but no-one is maintaining it or administrating the wiki. I notice that some people are trying to mod the game and improve the wiki.

if anyone has the admin rights to the wiki and could reach out to me, so that I can maintain a minimum of support on that front, please reach out to me via mail:


Jonathan Bremer
Bugs / My game doesn't show anything.
« Last post by Andriwll on February 16, 2021, 11:38:23 PM »
The game doesn't show anything, i click on it, it shows in the panel that it's running, but doens't show anything except that, no game, no title screen, folders  :'( :o
(OBS: as you can see, the game is selected in the panel, when i click to change from every application to the game it just show my folders)
General / Re: Ascii Sector tutorials/wiki
« Last post by Andriwll on February 14, 2021, 10:44:00 AM »
What a sad end to this community
I like these ideas, blinking or highlighting or some other form of increasing visibility of ships while they are above certain textures would be a godsend. I can't count the number of times I've lost an enemy ship over a planet or station, or even misplacing my own ship!(Flying an Orion, represented by an 'O', over the green parts of some planets)

The quick reference would be nice too, maybe appended to the help screen? Maybe when you open the help screen, using the arrow keys could display more pages. These could contain further keybindings and functional help, as well as quick references for ships, weapons, the damage model, and a basic description of the flight display while flying or the ground combat system while on the ground.

A more user friendly and descriptive HUD would be nice too. Better keys for changing the contents of the display windows, as well as tweaks to the contents of the displays would be nice. One problem I have is the lack of detail in showing how electrically disabled a ship is. I know the little 'core' light in the middle of the shields and armor changes color after a ship has been EMP'd, but there is little communication as to exactly how much disabling has been done. I think this could be improved by giving the core status light more states, maybe instead of a single tile dot, a 3x3 tile square which could degrade and shrink similarly to shields until it hits minimum "health" and the ship is disabled, and it would then turn either dark blue or dark grey.

Being able to see the component health of targets would be cool too. Maybe adding a special scanner, or adding functionality to the Hunter line of scanners, to change the target status screen or radar to a readout of the enemy's component status. And it would be worth considering adding the ability to target specific components on an enemy. Thus allowing the player to destroy specific key systems, such as the generator or engines, to destructively disable a ship.
General / questions for ascii sector pros
« Last post by handatoe on August 23, 2020, 10:45:49 PM »
how do i board the lucky ladys casino ship?

how do i work the ai turret? bought the turret, the ai thing, a gun, and the separate power source and turned on the ai turret by doing f1 but it still wont work/fire.

when you hit asteroids, can any cargo fall out?

can you become friends with the pirate faction?

when you buy a bigger ship, do you get more jump fuel per flight?

can pirates not attack you bc they recognize your fame throughout the game? or are they just there to shoot you.
General / Re: !!!The Source Code!!!
« Last post by handatoe on August 23, 2020, 03:11:56 PM »
If anyone cares, i'm doing a 3D remake using the ZDoom engine. It's still not the good old classic Ascii Sector source code, but at least we get new content and support for many consoles (The Wii / Wii U will be the first to get a port)

And yes, it will have an optional ASCII texture pack  ;)
Along with online play.
Don't worry about the requirements, any Pentium 1 coupled with any DirectDraw-capable GPU and 64MB of RAM should be able to run the game at a rock solid 35fps! (or slightly less when theres too much going on-screen)

I will put up a thread around here as progress continues.

please do that! would be so awesome
General / Alternatives to ascii sec?
« Last post by CasperOrillian on May 09, 2020, 04:12:36 PM »
I utterly love this game, but well, sadly there isnt much development, I am curious if there any others, I am wondering if there is one with a similar contruction/crafting to Cataclysm DDA. There probably isnt but I am aways looking for more on this.
General / Re: !!!The Source Code!!!
« Last post by Grand Sage on March 20, 2020, 11:13:22 PM »
Bump, IM INTERESTED! TDRR, is that still an ongoing project?
General / Re: !!!The Source Code!!!
« Last post by Someone on September 17, 2019, 04:39:08 PM »
if you were to remake ascii sec into a graphical version, it would probally need to be renamed to something like 'graphical sector' heh
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