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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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Venus

We have been cleaning up and fixing a lot of code here.
There is still a lot of work to do and the really cool stuff is still not touched yet.

We have added a lot to the ship yard. Ease of use. information. Functionality. Mod ability.
the main menu scene in the video above is customizable via a YAML file. Location of buttons. graphic effects. textures and even those ships warping in can be customized while the game is running by modifying the main menu yaml.

Some of the features of texas that have been refined and cleaned up in Venus are here:
Texas Whats New

Some Shipyard changes in Texas.

SD TX Symmetric1

For venus we have begun cleaning up and adding to the UI. We did a lot under the hood here that you will never see but the effects of that work allows us to add some new things to venus.
Venus Whats New

Colony Screen Changes in venus

SD VN ShipPreview

In texas we did so much to the damage visuals. One of the new coders, Fat Bastard, Got the idea that the ship damage visuals could be enhanced and we went to town on that.

So as we continue to improve the readability and structure of what we have to work with we begin to get the diamond out of the rough.

Some hurdles that still cause some pain...

XNA and Sunburn. This is graphic engine core of stardrive and niether of which are still supported. More over SunBurn online is nearly entirely gone and... it has bugs.

We are trying hard to overcome these issue but they are difficult. Currently windows 7 tends to run stardrive and black box better than win10. we are hoping we can at least create a workaround.

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...

V0.8 release

V0.8 release

BlackBox

In this version, 0.8, I concentrated a lot more on the AI expansion and tapping into the game load procedure.

Alpha Update

Alpha Update

News 2 comments

An update to all our Desura Watchers with a reminder to register on our forums at www.stardrivegame.com

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Stardrive BlackBox Venus Test

Stardrive BlackBox Venus Test

BlackBox Patch 3 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 23 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 9 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...

Star Trek: Shattered Alliance v0.17

Star Trek: Shattered Alliance v0.17

Star Trek: Shattered Alliance Full Version 2 comments

Requires BlackBox 0824 or newer for all functions to work properly. This fixes several bugs, re-balances some weapons, tech tree renaming and re-structuring...

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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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