Fall, 2002

Saturday, December 21, 2002
Not news...
- 15:09 EST
Hey people :)  Still no news to post (and believe it or not, I still check every day), but as I'm about to go home for a week for the holidays I at least wanted to say: happy holidays!  While I won't be updating this site from home, I will be playing some MBC online.  It's been a long time for me because of school.  I especially want to play some more ranked games, so challenge me now while I'm rusty ;)
Thursday, November 28, 2002
A new fan site...
- 16:39 EST
TEK sent word of his new MoonBase Pro fan site.  It features some interesting fan fiction in the form of a monthly Galaxy Report.  Check it out.
Saturday, November 16, 2002
- 15:12 EST
The MoonBase Commander v1.1 patch is out.  Fixes:
- Players no longer duplicated in game roster of internet games.
- Improved syncronization of game setup for internet games.
- More lenient time-out for players in first round of internet games (less disconnects).
- Improved custom map transmission for internet games.
- No more "network_receive_array_script not defined" errors.
- In team games, destroyed players get FoW lifted only when they have no surviving human teammate(s).
- No longer possible to click enemy units that are under the FoW.
- No longer possible to click cords/units that are behind game interface.
- AI players no longer launch illegal items from Offensive Units.
- "Skip" button problems resolved.
- Clicking "Clear" in map editor correctly updates map size indicator.
- Issue with Spike weapon occasionally affecting wrong unit resolved.
- Reclaimer weapon uses correct altitude to determine affected unit (won't reclaim balloons by hitting ground).
- Destroying a crazy amount of units at once should no longer cause a crash.
- Music skipping may be improved by adjusting the music buffer pivot point. This will cause the computer to choose the next measure of music earlier, so it has more time to load.
Add "MusicBufferPercent=#" to the [System] section of Moonbase.ini
# is a value between 10 and 90.
This is the percentage of the current measure that plays before selecting and loading the next. A smaller value gives the hard drive more time to load.
If your music skips, try a value of 30 to start. Reduce to 20, then 10 if necessary.
- Fixed missing underscores for some fonts
- Incoming tracking will now properly track projectiles that pass thru fog areas back into visible areas.
- Fixed issue with guided missiles sometimes flying into ground.
Thursday, November 14, 2002
Yes, a patch is coming...
- 03:09 EST
This thread should assure all that a patch for MBC is indeed in the works.
Tuesday, November 5, 2002
MBC Rankings.
- 16:19 EST
If you haven't yet, you really must visit MBC Rankings.  It's such a great, simple, easy-to-use site, and it has improved nicely over the passed few days (replays of ranked games are now available!).  Head over and sign-up, and then maybe you can kick my butt sometime to boost your rating ;)
Friday, November 1, 2002
MoonBase Commander Rankings!
- 01:09 EST
Great news: MoonBase Commander Rankings went online yesterday.  The site maintains a list of MBC players and, once you've registered, you can challenge them to a game with the result counting towards your global ranking.  I'm really looking forward to using it... when I'm not swamped with school work, anyways.  A big thanks to dvdempire, Monkeyboy, popomatic, redragon, and Miles Teg for making the site happen.
Tuesday, October 15, 2002
"easy to learn, difficult to master"...
- 21:51 EST
A MoonBase Commander review was posted yesterday by TechTV.  They gave it a great review (and 4/5 stars).
..."Moonbase Commander's" simple focus and gameplay is an excellent example of substance over style.
Friday, October 11, 2002
- 16:59 EST
To fellow Canadians: have a good Thanksgiving weekend!
Tuesday, October 8, 2002
Another favorable review...
- 18:39 EST
P-Why sent word that there's a great MoonBase Commander review in the November issue of Computer Games.  They gave it 4/5 stars...
- In an industry chock full of clones, semi-clones, and downright rip-offs, Moonbase Commander is the kind of game that grabs you by the collar, giving you a shake as if to say, "Pay attention. I am something new."
- Don't let its budget price fool you, Moonbase Commander is an incredibly entertaining game regardless of its price tag.
In the November issue of Computer Gaming World, on the other hand, you'll find a not-so-favorable review (which Thrull posted about a while ago).  At least the reviewers who don't like MBC make it obvious that they don't know what they're talking about by saying silly things and admitting how little they played the game.
Saturday, October 5, 2002
The Sweepstakes is done...
- 19:35 EST
The DeWulf Industrial Sweepstakes winners have been announced.
Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Supreme Commander Tournament...
- 23:09 EST
Tycho posted some initial details about the Penny Arcade 2v2, single-elimination tournament.  You have until this Sunday to sign-up, so head over there and figure out how to do that.
Monday, September 23, 2002
A few more reviews...
- 18:46 EST
I've heard that the latest PC Gamer contains a review of MBC, and they gave it 80%.  Pretty sweet :)  There's also a review at Gamer's Pulse, a review at GameZone Online, and a review at Prophecy.co.za.  They all liked it :)
Monday, September 16, 2002
And the prizes go to...
- 13:46 EST
Unfortunately, nobody... yet.  The 2v2 tournament experienced a meltdown yesterday when hardly anyone showed up to resume things.  SpacemanSpiff and I ended up playing together and we had a good run through 4 matches on Saturday, which was lots of fun, so here's hoping things work out better next time.  I understand future tournaments will be more well organized.  I know SpacemanSpiff and I weren't the only team who enjoyed Saturday's matches, so Onveric's efforts are much appreciated.
Saturday, September 14, 2002
2v2 tournament registration has begun.
- 14:25 EST
You can now register your teams for the 2v2 tournament at moonbase.tranceonline.ca.  Remember that each team registers as a single person ("Covak-Shades747", for example).
If you don't have a partner, try #MoonBaseCommandCenter on irc.gamesnet.net, or maybe GameSpy Arcade's MBC room, for help.
Friday, September 13, 2002
2v2 tournament update.  Win a signed copy of MBC!
- 15:37 EST
There's a new top prize for the winners of Onveric's 2v2 tournament (which begins tomorrow): signed copies of MBC.  Don't miss Onveric's latest update.
There's now also a signed copy of MBC to be won in the DeWulf Industrial sweepstakes.
Official support. - 15:35 EST
There's a new official support page.  In-depth troubleshooting for all kinds of problems.
Wednesday, September 11, 2002
MBCImport update.
- 22:37 EST
Zauron's must-have MBCImport utility was updated today.  And a sweet update it is.
9/11/2 - MBCImport has been updated to include support for importing/exporting/deleting replay files created from playing on a custom map.
Monday, September 9, 2002
2v2 tournament (not the PA one)...
- 23:49 EST
Onveric has posted a big 2v2 tournament update that you need to read if you're interested.
-Signups begin on moonbase.tranceonline.ca 2:00 pm EST on Saturday the 14th.
-The First matches will begin 2 hours after that at 4:00
-On saturday we will complete as many matches as possible until 8:00 est, then pickup where we left off on sunday.
-moonbase.tranceonline.ca will start to become the major newscenter for all things tournament.
-Winning team gets T-shirts.
-Visit the IRC channel and say hi.
Downloads... - 23:34 EST
Don't miss Penitentman's sweet new MBC wallpapers (or his sweet old ones).  Also, the sweepstakes at DeWulf Industrial have generated many nice downloads over there already.  Don't forget that you can submit entries to them until the end of the month.

Interview with Rhett... - 23:32 EST
A good, up-to-date interview with Rhett Mathis was posted today at KernelDump.com.  Even if you've read every other interview, this one is still a must-read.
Sweet, sweet internet! - 19:26 EST
To make a short story even shorter, my internet connection has been down for a week.  It seems to be sort of working now.  It's slow, with crazy packet loss, but working.  Back to business as usual...
Monday, September 2, 2002
Win some cool MBC stuff! - 17:09 EST
Don't miss the sweepstakes over at DeWulf Industrial.  Basically, the more original, downloadable MBC content you submit to them this month, the better your chances of winning prizes in a draw (on October 5).  There's currently an MBC t-shirt and a retail copy of the game up for grabs, with the possibilty of more prizes being added.  Head over there for all the details and guidelines.
Fonts. - 14:39 EST
In case anyone who's interested missed them in the forums, the two main MBC fonts are now available for download.



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