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by Commander_X
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [RELEASE] Povray Planets 1.0
Replies: 208
Views: 100494

Re: [RELEASE] Povray Planets 1.0

Definitely, any attempt to convert an image by changing its UV mapping, is very prone to create seams.
Even "only" rescaling images used as textures, will also very likely bring in seams.
by Commander_X
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: BPlanets
Replies: 48
Views: 5502

Re: BPlanets

[...] To clarify Water and Winter are extremes of 'Continental' in the povray planets code, sometimes they're just overrun with polar ice or have minimal landmass. [...] Good point, will check if I can tweak the shaders to provide for these two types, just like that ;) [...] Cheating is totally enc...
by Commander_X
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Oolite-Linux
Topic: [Solved] How do I enable expansion pack download?
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: [Solved] How do I enable expansion pack download?

vaxon wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:03 pm
[...]
Does gnustep 1.26 also need gdnc?
I don't know if it needs it or not -- I can just confirm it has it:

Code: Select all

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=Linux-deps ldd oolite | grep gnustep
	libgnustep-base.so.1.26 => /usr/local/lib/libgnustep-base.so.1.26

Code: Select all

which gdnc
/usr/local/bin/gdnc
by Commander_X
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5742
Views: 725288

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:54 am
Cmdr James has it..
[...]
<making delicate cough sounds>
by Commander_X
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Oolite-Linux
Topic: [Solved] How do I enable expansion pack download?
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: [Solved] How do I enable expansion pack download?

[...] From /GNUstep/Applications/Oolite-trunk/oolite.app/oolite-wrapper: [...] That wrapper is created by the install script, and I don't need it whole as I'm not using ~/GNUstep (I just run make, and run it from the build directory). About the placement of $LD_LIBRARY_PATH, I usually do it just fo...
by Commander_X
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Oolite-Linux
Topic: [Solved] How do I enable expansion pack download?
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: [Solved] How do I enable expansion pack download?

Linux Slackware user here. I'm tweaking LD_LIBRARY_PATH for both the build and runtime. Build: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:deps/Linux-deps/x86_64/lib_linker make -j6 debug=no use_deps=yes Runtime (i'ts obviously part of a wrapper script, and no, there are no extra resources eaten or startup del...
by Commander_X
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: BPlanets
Replies: 48
Views: 5502

Re: BPlanets

Nice to see some more opinions in the thread! Regarding the dynamic generation of the maps, for those that are not so faint of heart, are managing correctly their kitchen sink, and know how to keep their cats away from any harm, here's a quick receipt that can be a starting point to move the map gen...
by Commander_X
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: BPlanets
Replies: 48
Views: 5502

Re: BPlanets

This is my attempt at a trade-off: too small city lights would lead to a shimmering effect. Although it seems to be considered OK by some ;), the forum here had some concerns about it being too strong. It cannot be avoided completely (e.g. when seeing the planet from a distance, on F7 screen, or eve...
by Commander_X
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Looking for more realistic planet textures (no luck with planetary systems)
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Looking for more realistic planet textures (no luck with planetary systems)

You may also want to look at this (shameless plug, WIP). Even the comments are appreciated at this time :)
by Commander_X
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5742
Views: 725288

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:37 am
[...]
I have a lousy memory. [...]
Don't we all? :-D
ffutures wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:37 am
[...]
[...] But have some meaningless praise for reminding me!
Olde Ferengi (?!) saying:
Meaningless is good! Better than nothing!
by Commander_X
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5742
Views: 725288

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:15 pm
OK, I don't recall this one coming up recently. Let's have five aliens which canonically are bigger than planets [...]
C'mon ffutures, it's not that old (last year's November) (I must admit, jumping almost page to page in the thread back there, was not an easy exercise :) )
by Commander_X
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Aliens!
Replies: 57
Views: 29022

Re: Aliens!

Venusians! http://astrobiology.com/2020/09/phosphine-detected-in-the-atmosphere-of-venus---an-indicator-of-possible-life.html [...] Hah, so exciting it created a double post today on slashdot (for those interested in some skeptics' and/or enthusiasts' comments :) ): https://science.slashdot.org/sto...
by Commander_X
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Progress
Replies: 2040
Views: 515507

Re: Progress

Cody wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:52 am
Thanks to the dev team for Oolite 1.90 - shame I can't play it.
Waidaminute-waidaminute! Who was testing this then ?! :-D
by Commander_X
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5742
Views: 725288

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

[...] Aha! Then in that case how about Mogo, the living planet and Green Lantern, from the DC universe? Might be a bit iffy since there isn't much back story - it's a planet and it's sentient, it supports a varied ecosystem with lots of plants and animals, but how it got that way has never been qui...
by Commander_X
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5742
Views: 725288

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:37 pm
How about Ego, the living planet, in the Marvel universe - played a big part in Guardians of the Galaxy II [...]
#4 it is.