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by PillowTalk
Sun May 26, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 332985

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

So I finally get a nice kit to go bounty hunting, and I jump into some system with an already big battle going on between a group of GalCops and some pirates. So I swoop in and start "collecting bounties." One of the suckers dropped like 12 cargo crates when he died. Unfortunately, I never got any o...
by PillowTalk
Sun May 26, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Docking/UnDocking Effect Alteration?
Replies: 30
Views: 7446

Docking/UnDocking Effect Alteration?

I have only recently gotten this game and I've only been using visual mods so far. I have BGS, which changes the witchspace effect to something that, in my opinion, is the best looking "warp" effect I've ever seen in a game; which is surprising for how simple this one looks. However, the docking and...
by PillowTalk
Sun May 26, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment
Replies: 36
Views: 5683

Re: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment

Alright. I think I've got a handle on this game. Only two things bothering me now:

1. Why are there white blips on my IFF when there is no wreckage left?

2. This stupid Scout ship that's stealing all the cargo from the pirates I killed. :x :lol:
by PillowTalk
Sat May 25, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment
Replies: 36
Views: 5683

Re: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment

Damn. There goes my docking computer; Just got the credits to buy it and have some left to trade more, and the Maintenance Overhaul is 100 credits more. :(

I like that though, and would be interested in knowing what sorts of things can happen should you not service your ship.
by PillowTalk
Sat May 25, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment
Replies: 36
Views: 5683

Re: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment

Every now and then when I dock I get the option to have a "Maintenance Overhaul." I looked it up on the wiki, but I still don't know what exactly it's for. Can my ship randomly break in this game if I don't take care of it like my car IRL? Or is it like getting a car wash in the Need for Speed serie...
by PillowTalk
Sat May 25, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Jamesons Primer: part 1 KIT
Replies: 27
Views: 5520

Re: New Jamesons Primer: part 1 KIT

Cody wrote: it does take ship's clock time.
Am I understanding correctly that what you're saying means it will still count the time it would have taken to manually dock, so any time-sensitive missions can be failed by "teleporting" to the dock?
by PillowTalk
Sat May 25, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment
Replies: 36
Views: 5683

Re: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment

Do you just go into Aft view and shoot like normal? Yup, The view is like the front except the controls are backward! Start with the pulse laser in the back and work your way up to military as you can afford it and once you have mastered the rear then there is the sides that take a whole different ...
by PillowTalk
Sat May 25, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Jamesons Primer: part 1 KIT
Replies: 27
Views: 5520

Re: New Jamesons Primer: part 1 KIT

As I have don't have it yet, how does the Docking Computer actually work? Does it just auto-pilot into the docking bay, or is like the Docking Computer in X3 and it just teleports your ship into the station when you're within so many kilometers from it? I want to know, because if it's just an auto-p...
by PillowTalk
Sat May 25, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment
Replies: 36
Views: 5683

Re: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment

cim wrote: Learning to use the aft laser effectively is one of the key combat skills. If you can use it as well as your forward laser, you'll be considerably more than twice as powerful.
Do you just go into Aft view and shoot like normal?
by PillowTalk
Sat May 25, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: Porting to other platforms
Topic: Oolite port to iPad ?
Replies: 7
Views: 12639

Re: Oolite port to iPad ?

The NES version would be just fine with an emulator on the iPhone/iPad/Android if any of the emulators allowed changing the settings needed to display the screen properly. If you just booted up the rom, you don't have the radar and the bottom portion of the screen when a ship or something is there g...
by PillowTalk
Sat May 25, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1070
Views: 286293

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Good... thanks. You didn't find the bandits too tough in the early stages? You're using Oolite version 1.77, yes? Some of them are impossible to kill, even when they are alone; at least with just the one basic weapon you start with; if I got some ECM hardened missiles, I don't think they would be t...
by PillowTalk
Fri May 24, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1070
Views: 286293

Re: Introduce Yourself.

A question: how did you find the learning curve in Oolite? Any problems with it being too difficult for a beginner with no Elite experience? Well, I did have to look up the controls as there is only a binding option for joysticks/controllers. Other than that and not knowing what the equipment does ...
by PillowTalk
Fri May 24, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1070
Views: 286293

Re: Introduce Yourself.

I am new here, and new to Elite, though not entirely to it's genre. I am a huge fan of X, which I have recently come to find is basically based on Elite. I've only recently heard about Elite, and Oolite. Possibly because Elite was much more popular in the UK than the US, and the systems it was avail...
by PillowTalk
Fri May 24, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment
Replies: 36
Views: 5683

Re: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment

Hi and welcome aboard - do you have fuel scoops and witchdrive fuel injectors yet? You need the scoops to collect any booty - and injectors are invaluable. Not yet, no. I know eventually I will need the scoops; that was the first thing I looked up because I just kept crashing into cargo trying to f...
by PillowTalk
Fri May 24, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment
Replies: 36
Views: 5683

New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment

I understand-for the most part, anyway-what each piece of equipment does I am just not sure what would be a good order to obtain them in. I already figured that the cargo hold would be the best first piece, since you only start with 100 credits and you'll be forced to move a lot of freight around to...