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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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Stardrive Mars release is finally here!

Stardrive Mars

You can find it here
Installation instructions here
Overview of early Mars:

Major changes:

  1. Vanilla content is now replaced with Blackbox plus (BB+) content, when deliver a better and more balanced experience than Vanilla while still not overwhelming to new players.
  2. Serialization which reduces errors
  3. Save Games no longer crash with OutOfMemory
  4. Reduced OutOfMemory crashes, it is now very rare
  5. Threat Clusters - huge speedup during lategame for sensor scans
  6. Fleet Designer - minor improvements to usability and lots of bugfixes
  7. New Space Roads logic - road management is now stable and efficient, with budget based scrapping
  8. Colonizable Volcanic planets - rare rich planets which can be colonized for huge production output
  9. New Camera Movement - Middle mouse to pan, fast adaptive camera zoom
  10. A lot of stats balancing - early game should be considerably more fun
  11. Combined Arms mod is supported in Mars and latest build can be found here
Venus is Now Released!

Venus is Now Released!

BlackBox 16 comments

After 1.5 years of development, give or take, Venus is ready for Release. This article will explore some of the changes in Venus (there are a lot) and...

Working on Venus Release

Working on Venus Release

BlackBox 4 comments

Texas has come a long way but its time to move on. So welcome to Venus.

StarDrive BlackBox “Texas”

StarDrive BlackBox “Texas”

BlackBox 2 comments

We have fixed a lot of bugs and added a lot of features, maps 4x the old volume, a stable economy, new AI attack plans, less AI god sight, troop ships...

I swear you'd think this would be easy...

I swear you'd think this would be easy...

BlackBox 4 comments

Governors... and Talking a bit about direction and troubles and wants. been working on this for a year+. Maybe 2 including deveksmod. I really want to...

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BlackBox Mars

BlackBox Mars

BlackBox Full Version 3 comments

Stardrive BlackBox Mars version. New daily builds on bitbucket. more stabler! more faster! more Stuff. More fun.

Stardrive BlackBox Venus Test

Stardrive BlackBox Venus Test

BlackBox Patch 8 comments

Venus test builds. A lot of new user experience features have been put in. So much under the hood. So much. Memory issues are getting better. Win7 handles...

BlackBox ModSuperPack. incompatible with venus

BlackBox ModSuperPack. incompatible with venus

BlackBox Patch 25 comments

StarDrive mods for BlackBox. ComboMod. TechLevel. Babylon5, Lost Tech, STSA and more

Star Trek: Shattered Alliance v0.23

Star Trek: Shattered Alliance v0.23

Star Trek: Shattered Alliance Full Version 10 comments

This hasn't been well tested, but I wanted to get this out before too long. Tested on BlackBox RadicalElements RC 0128. Rebalance of warp speeds, added...

Star Trek: Shattered Alliance v0.2 rar

Star Trek: Shattered Alliance v0.2 rar

Star Trek: Shattered Alliance Full Version 4 comments

This is the same as the first release of v0.2, but is instead a rar archive for anyone having issues using the installer. It is suggested to use a BlackBox...

Star Trek: Shattered Alliance v0.2

Star Trek: Shattered Alliance v0.2

Star Trek: Shattered Alliance Full Version 2 comments

Please delete old folder of the mod before installing. Use Black Box 0907 or newer with the mod. Adds two new ships, new weapons, restructure to ship...

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marrokos
marrokos

Thank you all for all the work, making this game fun.

I had a crash for lack of memory. I have 16gb ram, I guess the game is locked for 4gb ram? Any way to unlock it?

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CrunchyGremlin
CrunchyGremlin

Unofficial patches can be found in the blackbox mod. Resolves memory issues and a lot of perf problems.
The list is too enormous and poorly documented to give but there are many many additions to the game seriously game changing stuff is relegated to mod options and there area few mods out there that use there such as dialtones techlevel mod and mcshooterz star trek: shattered alliance mod.

troops sent to invade will auto land or orbit based on a shift click.
troop ships will suck up troops from planets to resupply.
a lot of UI stuff.
Way better targeting.
New experience model.
more effects from difficulty level.
new spy code.
just a ton of stuff.
Indiedb.com

also check out McShooterz shattered alliance mod that utilizes many of the mod only changes. Its got D-7's... awesome.
Indiedb.com

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform

Eugh, Steam only now? Glad I didn't back.

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davo001
davo001

I keep getting sever late game slow down in fights with beam weapons.

my dreads packed with 25-28 fusion beams just crash the game if there is a large engagement which by the end of most arms races is inevitable

is this a problem or is it something I can fix?

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Dasaki
Dasaki

report all issues to www.stardrivegame.com

you'll get quick answers there.

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pewpewchewchew
pewpewchewchew

I did a Let's Play of this game a while back, if you'd like to check it out heres a link.

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Cooper00676
Cooper00676

Yeah, this was released on steam as a finished product a couple months ago and it got bad scores. I don't quite get how this is saying they are in beta.

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jayboy00
jayboy00

Gona Track the game... mayby a demo will come out soon, im not going to buy it if theres not a demo want to try it first

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lonewolfgk
lonewolfgk

I bought this game from Desura on the 22nd of May and what did i get??? I get a version 1.07b game and on the Stardrive website they already on version 1.12. Tried Desura support - no response, no update for game. I messaged Zero on Stardrive website, guess what, no reply, no update etc. So now i sit here with a broken game because of bugs and none are interested to provide me with the update. This is the first and last game i will buy from Desura since there is just no support. Its Monday morning and i bought the game on Wednesday and still no update for game after i was told by Stardrive support (Daniel - which i think is Zero) that he will upload an update for the Desura site on Thursday. Did not happen. Desura support also not assisting me. I will not buy any games again from Desura or any games made by same people who made Stardrive. So Steam users on v1,12 and i am stuck on v1.07b on Desura site. Do not buy this game since full of bugs and no support for a game you paid for. If you really still want it go buy it from Steam since they on version 1.12. No wonder why people download pirated games from torrents because you do not need Steam or Desura and since there is no support then it will not matter will it. Cheers

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jedimastereraol
jedimastereraol

Actually get up and update it, its a very good game ;)
yeah it ain't the most stable but it is FUN. and more or less made solo. Ther creator has acknowledged it ain't that stable but tbh, that's not his fault.

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Action83
Action83

That's odd. I contacted Desura support and got my Steam key in 24 hours.

It was then displayed here:
Secure.desura.com

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Gamemaster_Fox
Gamemaster_Fox

Haven't gotten my key yet either. [rage]

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