Bay 12 Games Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Author Topic: Let's play Noctis IV CE!  (Read 2329 times)

KittyTac

  • Bay Watcher
  • Impending Catsplosion. [PREFSTRING:aloofness]
    • View Profile
Let's play Noctis IV CE!
« on: October 25, 2018, 01:02:46 am »

It's a rather old mod of a semi-abandoned game. It's a game about exploring space. Kind of like Space Engine, but weirder and with poor graphics. There is no goal, except just flying around and watching the sights. This LP will focus on me messing around and photographing things.

The main character is a cat, by the way. That is canon.

Here we go! It's our ship. It's a transparent box with a big window at the front.



The interface is about as clunky as Dwarf Fortress.

I will set course to a gray lithium giant star (an S06) - a star type made up for this game. It's used to fuel our ship's FTL drive.





We are here!



I pressed 'S' to scoop for lithium and waited some time to refuel our FTL drive.



Now, let's set course to a yellow dwarf star (S00) - those tend to have life-bearing planets.



This is how flying in FTL looks here, by the way.



We are around Salabim the yellow dwarf star. We have yet to depart space that has already been explored by players (it'll take some time).



Now, let's find planets!



Let's pick this nameless Felysian (i.e life-bearing) planet.

And we have arrived.



Time for some reader interaction! What do you want to name our spaceship and the main character?
Logged
Don't trust this toaster that much, it could be a villain in disguise.
Mostly phone-posting, sorry for any typos or autocorrect hijinks.

Hanzoku

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: Let's play Noctis IV CE!
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 01:10:57 am »

We're a cat? And our ship is a transparent box with a big window at the front?

...

Ship name: SS Terrarium
Character: Captain Mittens
Logged

KittyTac

  • Bay Watcher
  • Impending Catsplosion. [PREFSTRING:aloofness]
    • View Profile
Re: Let's play Noctis IV CE!
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 04:01:02 am »

Random fact: You can depolarize your ship (it's made of semi-transparent quartz) to make it look weird.



Now, let's land. This screen in the side of the SS Terrarium is the landing computer.



'X' is to enable biome view. Useful for landings.



Next, we need to go into the large cupola thing in the center. As long as landing mode is active ('9'), it will automatically drop down and land.



Annnnd... we have landed.



This is our lander:



I think I saw a bird! Mrowl...



Using the jetpack to get a view on that mountain/hill.



Time to go to another planet.



It's a barren one with a thin atmosphere.



It's not interesting. But there's this weird mountain.



Let's set course for another star.





...oh. It has no planets.



Another star. With a better system.



This habitable planet is a moon of a brown dwarf. It has a lot of storms. Should we look at a storm from the inside?



((By the way, this game is free software. I could mod some things if I dig around in its source.))
Logged
Don't trust this toaster that much, it could be a villain in disguise.
Mostly phone-posting, sorry for any typos or autocorrect hijinks.

Akura

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: Let's play Noctis IV CE!
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 05:16:26 am »

I remember and enjoyed this. If I remember correctly, the manual also has a music file in it that's great to have on while playing this.
Logged
Quote
They asked me how well I understood theoretical physics. I told them I had a theoretical degree in physics. They said welcome aboard.
... Yes, the hugs are for everyone.  No stabbing, though.  Just hugs.

deoloth

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: Let's play Noctis IV CE!
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 01:16:58 am »

I've been waiting for Noctis V since I was 13, more then half my life ago...

Now I feel old.
Logged