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by The Cobra Ball Run
Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: i want a garage...
Replies: 45
Views: 17555

It has to be a hollowed out asteroid - preferably with a bored sentient AI.
by The Cobra Ball Run
Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Match target speed
Replies: 13
Views: 4679

Could it be a reuse of the docking computer key - becoming the "autopilot" key instead. The key would make you fall into formation when you were on an escort mission - and only then. Any other functionality would be OTT - unless you use the missile targetting to decide which ship to follow. On secon...
by The Cobra Ball Run
Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Laser-Zoom / scope
Replies: 9
Views: 4469

If you want to go down that route the question has to be what is the cost? Any increase in firepower / remote kill ability needs to be balanced by a cost - either increased energy drain or vulnerability. How about you can only use the increased accuracy by disabling your shields. Or maybe the energy...
by The Cobra Ball Run
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Lasers
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

It looks like a simple change, but I know that in a real world system, there's no such thing...
by The Cobra Ball Run
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Lasers
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

Lasers

Is there any reason why laser and weapons could not be moved to be handled by plists? From a cursory examination of the code there are 3 aspects: Cross Hairs, Laser Blast Graphics, Game Variable updates. The first 2 could be standard roles - they could even possibly be parameterised to allow customi...
by The Cobra Ball Run
Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: My steep learning curve - a racing mission
Replies: 16
Views: 8709

Thanks to Winston who sorted me out re: the wiki.

There is now a OXP_tutorial page on the wiki which mirrors my stumbling process into the art of the OXP. In a bout of more egotism, I thought I'd write it up some more.
by The Cobra Ball Run
Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: My steep learning curve - a racing mission
Replies: 16
Views: 8709

Commander McLane wrote:Yes, that's it. See also the notice on the wiki-mainpage: ...
That would have been a sensible place to look - I have tended to by pass the front page and head into the Oolite pages.
by The Cobra Ball Run
Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: My steep learning curve - a racing mission
Replies: 16
Views: 8709

Day 1 in the big OXP camp; and the lesson of the day is if you increase a ship's max speed to stupid levels, the marker buoy outside the station appears very hard and very fast. I have been making notes as I go and I am inclined to write them up as a practical tutorial - a bit more formally than her...
by The Cobra Ball Run
Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: My steep learning curve - a racing mission
Replies: 16
Views: 8709

TGHC wrote:Excellent stuff, will there be exorbitant fines and points deductions for dastardly teams that resort to spying :twisted:
But definitely no disqualification for a little ship to ship contact...
by The Cobra Ball Run
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: My steep learning curve - a racing mission
Replies: 16
Views: 8709

http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Racers

Now you pointed out where to look - there's lots of stuff.

Fixed link. — Ahruman
by The Cobra Ball Run
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: My steep learning curve - a racing mission
Replies: 16
Views: 8709

My steep learning curve - a racing mission

As a developer of more experience than I care to recall, I have ambitiously decided to write a mission OXP, foolishly decided to make it big, and arrogantly decidedly to start a topic about to document my progress, and beg for help periodically. The basic outline for the mission is as follows: The r...