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by SiriusCG
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why was the difficulty of pirates set so high?
Replies: 147
Views: 3969

Re: Why was the difficulty of pirates set so high?

I wonder if difficulty might not be tied to the Galaxy you find yourself in? Considered here . Assuming one installs suitable oxps to make oolite more forgiving from the outset, I think this is currently my favoured way of managing difficulty within the game (although it's likely in need of an upda...
by SiriusCG
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why was the difficulty of pirates set so high?
Replies: 147
Views: 3969

Re: Why was the difficulty of pirates set so high?

I don't think it solves the problem - or rather, the real problem behind this one, which is that the game gets easier as you progress. It should be the opposite. I wonder if difficulty might not be tied to the Galaxy you find yourself in? 8 galaxies currently, yes? 1 = easiest diff to 8 = insane. I...
by SiriusCG
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why was the difficulty of pirates set so high?
Replies: 147
Views: 3969

Re: Why was the difficulty of pirates set so high?

The easiest way to do this would be to increase the difference between "safe" and "dangerous" systems. Pirates in Corporate States should be very rare, and pirate packs there should be incredibly rare. For Democracies, replace "very rare" with "rare". Most trips to these systems should - other cons...
by SiriusCG
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: joystick recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: joystick recommendation

When I do play oolite, it's on linux. I used to use a Logitech Wingman but switched to a Logitech dual action gamepad some time ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1zeBaASgXE

Setting it up in linux is fairly easy and I like having every control I need under a finger or a thumb.

Cheers.
by SiriusCG
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why was the difficulty of pirates set so high?
Replies: 147
Views: 3969

Re: Why was the difficulty of pirates set so high?

First, in Oolite you never get attacked by anything less than five pirates at a time, and 7-8 is more likely. Due to the improved and shaded graphics, ships are EXTREMELY hard to see at a distance, so much so that half the time I literally can't see a damn thing other than the lasers coming at me. ...
by SiriusCG
Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Oolite-PC
Topic: Commander name not displaying properly.
Replies: 2
Views: 4093

Re: Commander name not displaying properly.

I see. Thank you for the explanation and solution. :)
by SiriusCG
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Oolite-PC
Topic: Commander name not displaying properly.
Replies: 2
Views: 4093

Commander name not displaying properly.

Greets to all, Been away from the game for awhile and recently installed 1.82. Very nice update I would say. However, I've noticed that after saving my Commander under a different name, the default "Jameson" still displays after loading my new commander. Is this a known problem or am I missing somet...
by SiriusCG
Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Oolite-PC
Topic: Intel i5-2430m - integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics.
Replies: 37
Views: 18295

Re: Intel i5-2430m - integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics.

Whenever I see a discussion about OpenGL on an Intel HD integrated chip set, I always recommend installing this OpenGL viewer program: http://www.realtech-vr.com/glview/ Excellent program, free, and will show you in detail just how much of OpenGL your chip set will support, core features, extensions...
by SiriusCG
Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to get more FPS
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: How to get more FPS

More FPS? Maximum FPS is generally tied to the display frame refresh rate. At a 60hz refresh, you'll top out at 60fps. The screen can't update the graphics display information faster. The engine code may be capable of updating game display data at 100fps but the physical display can't do it ... the ...
by SiriusCG
Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Star Trek... is it really forty-five years old?
Replies: 14
Views: 2261

Re: Star Trek... is it really forty-five years old?

Yeah, 45 ... hmm ... I'll give away my age but I watched the original series as a kid when it aired. Between StarTrek TOS and the writings of men (and women!) like Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein and Andre Norton, I would say they sparked in me a lifelong love of space and it's infinite possibilit...
by SiriusCG
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Oolite-Linux
Topic: New distribution-neutral package format
Replies: 31
Views: 24439

Re: New distribution-neutral package format

while bash has similarities to windows CMD ( or dos command.com), there's also a huge difference in what you can do with them.
Undoubtedly ... the example is simplified ... :)

Cheers.
by SiriusCG
Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Oolite-Linux
Topic: OT - configuring XWindows
Replies: 21
Views: 9928

Re: OT - configuring XWindows

I hope I'm not intruding too much here ... If I might suggest, I would recommend an Ubuntu distro these days. The install is usually trouble free, the device drivers work 99% of the time out of the box, it uses the newer up-to-date kernals, etc. Just download the .iso, burn to DVD and pop it in the ...
by SiriusCG
Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Oolite-Linux
Topic: New distribution-neutral package format
Replies: 31
Views: 24439

Re: New distribution-neutral package format

OK, DH, you got me, ... I have to ask. How is 'sudo' different from 'sudo bash'? Is 'sudo' a temporary condition for one command, whilest 'sudo bash' is a condition until informed otherwise? ... as in while ... and ... endwhile? Background: BASH is a shell, (Bourne Again SHell). Think of it as simi...
by SiriusCG
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Wing Commander: Privateer now on Gog.com
Replies: 1
Views: 831

Wing Commander: Privateer now on Gog.com

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/wing_commander_privateer Evidently, Gog has penned a deal with EA to re-release about 25 of their older games. WC:P is included in that deal! From their site: The biggest announcement in GOG.com's history is a fact! Electronic Arts grants access to its deep back catalo...
by SiriusCG
Mon May 30, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Looking ahead
Replies: 417
Views: 42493

Re: Looking ahead

I occurs to me that not every station might not be able to accommodate every ship. Lower tech systems might have stations that reflect their current tech status ie; the standard docking arrangement. OTOH, high tech level system might have stations with larger docking facilities as a reflection of th...