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by Cmdr Darkstar
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Cargo scanner
Replies: 4
Views: 2597

Cargo scanner

In Freelancer , you could scan cargo pods and ships to find out what they were/what they carried, so you knew if they were worth looting. Police and pirates would also scan you (and other ships) to see if you had any contraband/valuables they wanted. If you did, they would demand you drop it. (If yo...
by Cmdr Darkstar
Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Darwin Awards
Replies: 266
Views: 108631

Re: Oolite Darwin Awards

I'd just like to recommend a Darwin Award for the pilot of the adder who tried to scoop a cargo pod at the same time as I did. (Unfortunately I died not long after. I had almost reached the Geisgeza station aegis when up popped a squad of pirates - two pythons and two cobra-1s - popped up. I ran as ...
by Cmdr Darkstar
Thu May 30, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is it time to 'fix' the Anaconda?
Replies: 117
Views: 22344

Re: Is it time to 'fix' the Anaconda?

I could even take more cargo contracts than total capacity by temporarily offloading my goods at a station so I had room to get more. This could prove problematic because I'd need to re-buy similar goods later before reaching the destinations. This has always struck me as a something of a flaw in t...
by Cmdr Darkstar
Tue May 28, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Odd Wikipedia Article of the Day - Green children of Woolpit
Replies: 6
Views: 2777

Re: Odd Wikipedia Article of the Day - Green children of Woo

I'd heard of the story (although I'm not English ... ;)) ... It is, I think, one of those weird stories that's just on the fringes of the utterly fantastical, and it's tempting to look for "explanations", for the real and explicable events which might have been built up and become the legend. But w...
by Cmdr Darkstar
Tue May 28, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The obligatory Star Trek Into Darkness Musings Topic
Replies: 15
Views: 6021

Re: The obligatory Star Trek Into Darkness Musings Topic

And why always hanging around the Earth? With a billion other places to go why do we always have the finale on the Earth? What happened to 'Boldly going where no man/one has gone before' ? It's like Dr. Who's obsession with Earth's recent past. It's lazy writing. Just got back from watching it. Whe...
by Cmdr Darkstar
Tue May 28, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Space Marines 'trademarked' by Games Workshop?!
Replies: 31
Views: 8045

Re: Space Marines 'trademarked' by Games Workshop?!

GW have done this for YEARS. It's the very reason I stopped buying their stuff - they think they own the rights to EVERY WORD used in their things. If you use the word WARHAMMER, for example, they will hit you with a law suit. Same with Eldar, Space Marine, Imperial Guard ...and so on. I'm sure my ...
by Cmdr Darkstar
Mon May 27, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Returning to OOlite after long absence - a few questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Re: Returning to OOlite after long absence - a few questions

Thanks everyone :)
Cody wrote:Welcome back... which version of Oolite are you using? Should be 1.77.
I'm on 1.76. If I upgrade to 1.77 can I keep my old saves?
by Cmdr Darkstar
Mon May 27, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Didi you play Elite?
Replies: 76
Views: 12602

Re: Didi you play Elite?

I was too young to play it when it first came out, but got it a few years later when Amstrad Action gave it away on their 100th issue. I played it loads, and then started thinking "how could this be better", so started trying to make my own "space trader" game in BASIC. (Didn't have a clue how to do...
by Cmdr Darkstar
Mon May 27, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Darwin Awards
Replies: 266
Views: 108631

Re: Oolite Darwin Awards

I've only just reinstalled Oolite after a long time not playing. On my very first trade run, I was closing in on the destination station docking slit. I'd made several abortive attempts to line up with the slit (I'd forgotten about the "go to the nave beacon first" trick), but now I'd got it right. ...
by Cmdr Darkstar
Mon May 27, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Returning to OOlite after long absence - a few questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Returning to OOlite after long absence - a few questions

Hi, I've just reinstalled Oolite after not playing for a few years, and have a few questions: 1) How does the Advanced Navigation Array calculate travel times? Specifically, why is the "quickest route" usually longer and less direct than the "shortest route"? For example, I was in Rebia and needed t...
by Cmdr Darkstar
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mining lasers as weapons
Replies: 7
Views: 4774

Thanks for the tips guys :)
by Cmdr Darkstar
Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mining lasers as weapons
Replies: 7
Views: 4774

Mining lasers as weapons

I've just installed Oolite this week, and have been playing it for the past couple of days. (Can I say: "Nice!" - I've been looking for a decent Elite game for a while). Anyway, back to my question: Are mining lasers any good as weapons? I originally played Elite years ago on my Amstrad CPC, and on ...
by Cmdr Darkstar
Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Suicide bombers
Replies: 27
Views: 10476

Re: Suicide bombers

There is something I have seen a few times too many, and do not understand. I approach a station, go by the nav buoy not to look too suspicious, and then, out of the station comes a small ship, and crashes straight into the buoy. It is such a small target, that I would think any pilot could tilt th...