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by Commander_X
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: plot long range course - possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: plot long range course - possible?

Of course, nobody prevents you to either "eyeball" the map and set your next jump to your intended system (according with your "long range" intention), or use (say) a pen & paper (or notepad(++) ) approach to eyeball/write it down/follow the jumps one by one. It wouldn't be an in-game "automated" co...
by Commander_X
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 565257

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cody wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:59 am
Hello
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home?
... you're correct, but even earlier:

Is there anybody out there?
<several times repeat>
IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?
<simple acoustic guitar instrumental>
by Commander_X
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: (WIP) Hermitage
Replies: 24
Views: 1755

Re: (WIP) Hermitage

[...] Apparently this has been a longer term idea than I originally thought! And I thought I was being new and original... oh well.[...] Just to put salt on the wound :twisted: , this (and the earlier thread) reminded me of the station ownership in the X series (X Beyond Frontier, X-Tension, & co.)...
by Commander_X
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: (WIP) Hermitage
Replies: 24
Views: 1755

Re: (WIP) Hermitage

<tosses 0.02 credits on the table> (1) Considering "own and operate " I guess at least visible should be fair for the property (also maybe a help text/tooltip to indicate what can be done for this to be changed). Making it editable could also be an option (e.g. once the cashing flow exceeds a value...
by Commander_X
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 565257

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ok so Azad,Shuggy and Parrises squares all count so that 3 of 5. Mr Cody please explain?? damage? ... let me play Cody's advocate :D Damage is the game in Iain M. Banks' " Consider Phlebas " novel. Simply described " Damage—the game banned everywhere. " I guess due to Azad 's presence this doesn't ...
by Commander_X
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 565257

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

#1 -- Jack Vance , To Live Forever #2 -- Dave Bowman , Odyssey novels #3 -- Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series (correct, one universe) #4 -- Claire North's The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August #5 -- Conrad Nomikos , in Roger Zelazny's This Immortal Ball's in your court, ffutures!
by Commander_X
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 565257

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Ok, 5 examples of SF works (books, movies, games, etc.), where the plot includes a main character's immortality.
Multiple examples of the same author allowed (but not the same "universe").
by Commander_X
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 565257

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, from Ender's Game (& co.) by Orson Scott Card?
by Commander_X
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 565257

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Surprises where least expected ... :lol: Asteroids - an example here . *This might make it legit for tetris fan-fiction to exist, not sure to what extent sci-fi, though :D That's #4 #5 is Paranoia and ffutures wins the race! *Not being a tabletop player, and not mentioning "PC games" as a restrictio...
by Commander_X
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 565257

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I'm happy for it to count as an answer! :D The thing that threw me was the word "good" in your original question: Hah, the unsettling silence of the thread reached me ... I tried to be honest by naming it a "non-answer", though :) Warhammer 4k , agreed. ... and it's not only there are so many, but ...
by Commander_X
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 565257

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

does it have to be only online books/stories or can it be physical books to? Books (any type) qualify. It was the "written word" I was trying to capture. The original Wing Commander game came with some nice background fluff in the box, and it spawned a number of published novels, but I haven't read...
by Commander_X
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 565257

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

<taps the mic, clears throat> ... Is it that hard? Ok, will lower the number to 4, by mentioning the lore and the books around Eve Online. Most of the lore is freely available on their web site , and there are 3 books quite nicely diving deeper and melding with the lore: EVE: The Empyrean Age , EVE...
by Commander_X
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 565257

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

<eeny, meeny, miny, moe - *sighs*/> 5 examples of sci-fi games with good book/written (written, i.e. web published only) lore around them. Please support your opinion with some details, e.g., necessary/unexpected/ingenious extension to the game world, continuity/addition/development of characters, e...
by Commander_X
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 565257

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke and the cover of Houses of the Holy?

It seems the cover design team also worked with Pink Floyd, T. Rex, and ELO (from this article in Rolling Stone)
by Commander_X
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Windows User Migrating to Linux?
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: Windows User Migrating to Linux?

If not for the games, I'd have "defected" a very long time ago. Nowadays the perspective for the gamers on Linux seems to get wider (besides the native games), with Valve's Proton, Lutris (both Wine based initiatives), and GPU pass-through solution (QEMU VM based). In my case the first two would be ...