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by Cmdr James
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Government Types (anarchy/corporate state etc)
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Government Types (anarchy/corporate state etc)

Every member nation of the UN knows that North Korea is a grotesque military dictatorship under a vague gloss of communist rhetoric - but the label on their seat still says "Democratic People's Republic of North Korea". I think you are confusing country name and political system. The label on the N...
by Cmdr James
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6011
Views: 880639

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ok 3 more clues and google is permitted.. google makes it easy and apparently its a box set im reading and im on book 6 of 7...( no not 7 of 9) lol this makes it hard, because the book is generally refered to as a trilogy but set in the same universe as a series of 4. Im pretty sure you are reading...
by Cmdr James
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Multiplayer? Please read
Replies: 214
Views: 147534

Re: Oolite Multiplayer? Please read

I don't know if anyone said it yet (I don't have time to look at 14 pages of posts) but how about LAN multiplayer? I think is should be easier to make, one player can be the server and the other the client, coding coding, blah blah blah, Done! LAN network game! I think the easiest would be to someh...
by Cmdr James
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Plasma Cannons
Replies: 4
Views: 2050

Re: Plasma Cannons

Any chance of some verification or correction by those who know? ... And are these only twins? What exactly is your question? I believe there are at least 2 things named plasma cannon in the game. One is the turret, which is a single rather than double and does more or less what you would expect ro...
by Cmdr James
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Units of Measurement
Replies: 17
Views: 4930

Re: Units of Measurement

The km labels for waypoints and reticle targets are unfortunately hardcoded. You cannot change then with an OXP. Ah, the km, pronounced koom (kuː ʊm) of course! An ancient unit the origins of which are long since lost. Legends tell of prehistoric origins, early scientists trying to express distance...
by Cmdr James
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: The Libraries mess
Replies: 8
Views: 2595

Re: The Libraries mess

*What is that first game screen called? The "Main menu" In the source code, they are refered to as demo ships and it is described as demo screen. See Universe.m FWIW there is also (internally) a ship registry which is the set of installed ships. In the code itself shiplibrary as far as I can tell i...
by Cmdr James
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: The Libraries mess
Replies: 8
Views: 2595

Re: The Libraries mess

Imnot 100% sure what exactly you are getting at, but I think we may be confusing different meanings of library. A ships library is a piece of ingame stuff, a room or shelf of books that you can entertain yourself with on the long and lonely travels in the spacelanes. A Library in the technical sense...
by Cmdr James
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Lave Academy OXP
Replies: 106
Views: 44945

Re: Lave Academy OXP

... in the sense that we are not all-seeing, I suppose. I now bow out of this subject, except to add that I was probably under the illusion that this sub-forum is about scriptng questions and OXZ release/update announcements ... Quitd so, this discussion of this oxp seems exactly the place to raise...
by Cmdr James
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6011
Views: 880639

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

1938 is before 1950, so it also doesnt count. To be honest I spent a few hours last night looking online for radio sci fi and trying to find some that has been made into cinema and its very limited. There was a bit of scifi radio before 1950 (war of the worlds is probably the best known radio scifi)...
by Cmdr James
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6011
Views: 880639

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Jules Verne, Journey to the Centre of the Earth . 1 H. Beam Piper, Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen . 2 Isaac Asimov, The End of Eternity - it's about time travellers who repeatedly change history and keep on ending up eliminating space travel as an unintentional side effect of the changes they make. 3 Fri...
by Cmdr James
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6011
Views: 880639

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OOps, didnt realise I was the last :( Lets have 5 scifi stories (film, book, whatever) from universes which do not involve space travel. So no startrek, no starwars, no farscape etc etc. Also not episdoe X of startrek where they stay on the ground, that universe most definately does have sparships. ...
by Cmdr James
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6011
Views: 880639

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

10 must be captain planet and the planeteers. Or alternatively Captain Caveman and the Teenangels, but that has a poor claim to be scifi.
by Cmdr James
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Units of Measurement
Replies: 17
Views: 4930

Re: Units of Measurement

I feel we are talking at cross purposes. You are arguing for the logic and usability of metric, I agree entirely. The fact we measure people with feet horses with hands roads with miles and (most) other things with meters is an absolute farce. But the point OP made here was about suspension of disbe...
by Cmdr James
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Units of Measurement
Replies: 17
Views: 4930

Re: Units of Measurement

I think the answers here have missed the point. The thing is that 17km is a ludicrous value, so renaming km to something other than well known units makes suspension of disbelief easier.
by Cmdr James
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: FFE Thrust/Accel to Elite LM
Replies: 4
Views: 1906

Re: FFE Thrust/Accel to Elite LM

Im pretty sure that there is no exact science to it.