Privateer: beating the green alien pod

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  1. isaac

    isaac Spaceman

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    I recently bought Privateer, (Classic CD) and
    tried to use PREASY routine at a point where I encounter the green alient pod, but couldn't.

    The CD version doesn't have OBJECTS.TRE
    that is required.

    Does anyone have any workarounds for this,
    or knows where I can get Privateer on floppies (perhaps an older, or initial release?)

    Please email me (isaac@e-iz.com)

    Thanks in advance,
    Isaac
     
  2. isaac

    isaac Spaceman

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    Hey, thanks for your reply!

    No virus, no scratched CD... its a 'classic' version. Until this time I always thought that
    'classic' implies lack of printed manuals, but those are in PDF format on the CD (which
    is OK)....

    the issue is that PREASY claims it needs OBJECTS.TRE, but this file is nowhere
    on the CD and is no where in the installed
    directory on the hard disk.. [​IMG]....

    I figure I need some help here. I have
    Steltek Gun type I but can't even damage
    the green pod by any bit... it keeps appearing
    out of nowhere and I have to escape it every time by maneuvering around it, or scaring it off with FF rockets.... Most certainly
    I feel I lost my way around the game. I've discovered Delta Prime and got the green gun from the Derelict fighter, but don't know what do next... have looked at some walkthroughs to no avail... so I figured I'd
    use PREDIT to kill the green thing, but
    that's really cheating and I don't wanna do that as that steals from the fun and pride of doing things by yourself...

    Help ? ;-)

    thanks much
    Isaac

    isaac@e-iz.com
     
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  3. Earthworm

    Earthworm Spaceman

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    After you get the green gun you have to go to any of the refineries (or was that some other station?) and you'll meat an assistant from some Confed Admiral. She'll tell you to meet that Admiral on Perry. When you talk to him, he'll ask you to help him take out the drone. He'll tell you to go to a certain system, and there you'll meet a small Confed fleet that will help you defeat the drone. On your way you'll meat a Steltek fighter, and you'll have to have a small conversation with it. Anyhow, when you get to the system, you'll have to wait a little untill the drone jumps in. I'll recomend that you'll get away from that Confed fleet since it will be of no help, and will only shoot at you when you get in their way. Than finish of the drone with your Steltek gun.

    You can't kill the drone before you talk to that Admiral.
     
  4. Quarto

    Quarto Unknown Enemy

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    It's any mining base, actually (except for Rygannon).
     
  5. Stinger

    Stinger Vice Admiral

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    There is no Objects.tre in Priv. The only .tre files are Priv.tre and RF.tre (that last being used for Righteous Fire).
     
  6. isaac

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stinger:
    There is no Objects.tre in Priv. The only .tre files are Priv.tre and RF.tre (that last being used for Righteous Fire).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Well, according to PREDIT documentation,
    there _is_ OBJECTS.TRE in Privateer.
    Since I couldn't find it in my version (CD Classic), I am assuming it is present
    in the original, floppy-based, distribution
    and that the CD Classic is a re-compile
    with modifications (one of which is
    removal of OBJECTS.TRE).

    Am I wrong ? I was looking to get a floppy-based version but no one is selling
    it anywhere anymore. ... :-(

    Thanks for the tip though [​IMG]
    isaac
     
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  7. isaac

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Quarto:
    It's any mining base, actually (except for Rygannon).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Wow, thanks for your replies guys/gals(?)!

    Any mining base ?
    Weird... I feel I've been flying like
    an energetic bug in a can, landing
    on almost anything landable (while encountering the alient pod now and then).

    THe other curiousity that comes to mind
    is the discovery of StelTek Gun of type 2!
    (I discovered it while utilizing PREDIT)...

    The Delta Prime site gave me Type 1 (that
    was on a derelict fighter).... (Based
    on your reply, the live conversation
    I will have with another Derelict fighter
    leads me to believe I will get type 2 gun
    from it).

    Yes? No? I'm about to find out....
    But, as you all know, TYpe 1 gun doesn't
    even put a scratch on alien's shields (and
    hence my dilemma: nowhere to go, and
    no way to kill the alien)... I'll go back
    and try to specificaly land on a mining base
    and go into a bar).

    Isaac
     
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    Thanks for the tip!

    Isaac


    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Earthworm:
    After you get the green gun you have to go to any of the refineries (or was that some other station?) and you'll meat an assistant from some Confed Admiral. She'll tell you to meet that Admiral on Perry. When you talk to him, he'll ask you to help him take out the drone. He'll tell you to go to a certain system, and there you'll meet a small Confed fleet that will help you defeat the drone. On your way you'll meat a Steltek fighter, and you'll have to have a small conversation with it. Anyhow, when you get to the system, you'll have to wait a little untill the drone jumps in. I'll recomend that you'll get away from that Confed fleet since it will be of no help, and will only shoot at you when you get in their way. Than finish of the drone with your Steltek gun.

    You can't kill the drone before you talk to that Admiral.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
     
  9. isaac

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    Wow, so I followed the story plot, met the Alien Droid , exchanged weapons and killed
    the greeny Alien vessel... so what's left ?

    Is the player left to "their own devices" and fly missions now
    that the main plot is complete ?

    I saw Delta Prime being sucked away by the Alien Droid, so
    one thing I've left to do is verify what's left in its place
    on that part of the map... any other interesting hints out there ? [​IMG]

    Thx!
    isaac
     
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  10. Quarto

    Quarto Unknown Enemy

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    Ok... first things first, do NOT try to verify whether the derelict base really is gone. I've already done that. Believe me, it is gone. And since it's not there, you do not have enough fuel to jump back into any inhabited system [​IMG].

    Anyway, basically... yes. You are left to your own devices. Fly around, perform random acts of violence, that sort of thing. Oh, and you can also earn money [​IMG]. BTW, if you try to visit Adm. Terrel again (that is, for the second time after the death of the drone), he'll tell you who made Privateer... if you really want to know.

    Once you get bored with earning money, switch to Righteous Fire.

    Ps: Don't get too attached to the Steltek Gun [​IMG].
     
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    Ok, thanks for the tips... i wonder
    if anyone has ever traversed all of
    places in 4 quadrants...

    and yea, the steltek type 2 gun almost
    feels like Doom's BFG9000 ;-) ;-) ;-)

    thanks for the tips, all... I am glad I joined this BBS ;&gt;
     
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    Quarto Unknown Enemy

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    All the places? I'm sure somebody out there has done that, but it's fairly pointless. I did, however, visit all the places in the Kilrathi systems... the Felines are always fun [​IMG].
     
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    Yeah, I also "combed" the whole Gemini sector. Besides the planets and bases you go in th plot, there's no different place, except those wimpy hidden pirate bases.

    I did the same thing in P2 and I kept bumping on those damn pirate bases... Couldn't even destroy them...

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    Heh... I'm gonna take the distinct pleasure of deleting P2 the very moment I finish the plot...

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by klaus:
    Yeah, I also "combed" the whole Gemini sector. Besides the planets and bases you go in th plot, there's no different place, except those wimpy hidden pirate bases.

    I did the same thing in P2 and I kept bumping on those damn pirate bases... Couldn't even destroy them...

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
     
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    Why does it seem that my Green gun has no effect on the alien ship even after I met with the Admiral?
     
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    Bandit LOAF Long Live the Confederation!

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    It will be charged up during the course of the mission the Admiral gives you; before you reach the fleet, you'll be approached by a Steltek scout ship which will supercharge the gun for you.
     

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