Anyone play Starflight for the C64?

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Anyone play Starflight for the C64?

Postby C64_Critic » April 29th, 2019, 11:21 pm

I'm trying to start a game of Starflight for the C64, but the box I purchased appears to contain a manual for a different (PC maybe?) version of the game with just an insert for a 'Quick start' guide for the Commodore. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or if the disk that came with it is a pirated version and thus isn't working correctly. It seems to load and play fine, but as I run around collecting elements from the planet surfaces they never show up in my ship's Cargo, and I don't see them when I go back to the space port to trade. I'm lost?!?!

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Re: Anyone play Starflight for the C64?

Postby Stalvern » April 30th, 2019, 1:53 pm

The biggest C64 site is Lemon 64. You'll find more knowledgeable people on the forums there than here.

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Re: Anyone play Starflight for the C64?

Postby C64_Critic » May 1st, 2019, 12:44 am

Stalvern wrote:The biggest C64 site is Lemon 64. You'll find more knowledgeable people on the forums there than here.


Yeah, I also posted there - they don't have a review of the game, and a few people have commented on it but no one has mentioned anything about having trouble retaining the elements they get on the planets. I'm wondering if I don't need to break down and see if I can order a proper C64 specific version of the game complete with manual, etc., which may explain things a bit better than the apparently Frankenstein-ian cobbled together package that I have.

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Re: Anyone play Starflight for the C64?

Postby Stalvern » May 1st, 2019, 1:02 am

In hindsight, my post looks rather patronizing. I figured that you had probably gone there too, but I decided to link the site anyway in case it was interesting/useful to anyone else or if by some million-to-one chance you hadn't thought of it. Obviously a ridiculous idea. :oops:

I did spend far too much time trying to find a scan/transcript of any C64 documentation, but it was fruitless.

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Re: Anyone play Starflight for the C64?

Postby MSR1701 » May 1st, 2019, 12:36 pm

Out of curiosity, any relation to the Starflight games for the Sega Genesis and DOS?

Yep, same game, just a different port, and using the instructions or watching videos for those versions didn't help me figure out what I'm clearly doing wrong.

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Re: Anyone play Starflight for the C64?

Postby VideoGameCritic » May 1st, 2019, 7:07 pm

Is this what you're looking for?

https://mocagh.org/ea/advpak-starflight-manual.pdf

That's actually the one I have, it covers the same game but not the C64 specific port which plays ever so slightly differently. I'm assuming there's a Commodore 64 version of the manual out there, but I got that manual + an insert 'card' that gives lip service to a few differences on the Commodore version, but for the life of me I can't figure out if my copy is broken or I'm just missing something obvious.


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