Chill Kavik please. Don't forget SpaceWar! was a big influence on SC as well.
Maybe SFB contributed the idea of unique ships with multiple weapons.
I don't think Stardock wants me discussing this here, but you are completely and totally wrong. Star Control ***IS*** the integrated Star Fleet Universe. I was more responsible for "creating" Star Control than Paul & Fred were. And it was not just Star Control. The early computer game industry was open season on the Star Fleet Universe and many people made their careers and reputation by stealing our work and reputation. The liars, plagiarists, and thieves who made Master of Orion, for example, are no different than Paul & Fred.
I am a "living god" of Paul & Fred's universe... I know "their" own universe better than they do. And I also know a few dozen other people who know their own universe better than they do. Paul & Fred are liars, plagiarists, and thieves. They are the biggest scumbags in the history of the game industry, and I am one of the world's leading experts on the history of the game industry... AND I DARE THEM TO SUE ME FOR SAYING SO!!!
SUE ME, YOU WORTHLESS COWARDS... I DARE YOU!!!
EDIT: Oh, and Harry... If I were lying they would sue me for slander, right? Because this is NEVER going to end from this point forward. For the rest of my life, I will be there to call Paul & Fred liars, plagiarists, and theives publicly, and remind everyone in the game business that they are nothing and nobodies who did nothing other than to spend 30 years attempting to steal the reputation of the most important game and simulation designer of all time. Everyone will constantly be reminded from this point forward that Paul & Fred are liars, plagiarists, and thieves. Talentless hacks who spent 30 years attempting to steal the reputation of SVC and the SFU. Not suing me for slander is admitting their lie...