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by Commander McLane
Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Military Shield Enhancement
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

Re: Military Shield Enhancement

Alternatively, if you wish to award mil shields to a player who doesn't already have them, this could be done by script irrespective of the ship type the player is flying. I don't think so. If an equipment item isn't available for a ship (either through shipyard.plist or through the available_to_al...
by Commander McLane
Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: More/ larger galaxies
Replies: 152
Views: 53540

Re: More/ larger galaxies

I feel compelled to put in a small reminder:

Elite ≠ Frontier

And Oolite is a recreation of/spiritual successor to Elite.
by Commander McLane
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Split: Difficulty for new players
Replies: 306
Views: 39984

Re: Split: Difficulty for new players

@ a_c's proposal: I see two problems with this: The proposal as it is currently laid out is ignoring the fact that there is not one, but three lanes in each system. Practically this means that a sunskimmer would naturally approach the planet from the sun and not bother about re-entering the WP-P lan...
by Commander McLane
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Split: Difficulty for new players
Replies: 306
Views: 39984

Re: Split: Difficulty for new players

Redspear wrote:Ah, ok so it's not quite true that "without the torus there is no offlane exploit", but without the torus it would be a much more time consuming and dull exploit.
Yep.
by Commander McLane
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Split: Re-scaling experiment
Replies: 630
Views: 193178

Re: [RELEASE] D.T.T. Planet Express 1.0

...With the result that the ships all turned out about 3 times original size. But without that, they'd be too small to see at any sensible distance) Other flight/dogfight sims don't suffer from this... Oh, they do! Every single one of them. You just may not notice it, because you're not modding for...
by Commander McLane
Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 353284

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

Moreover I really saw the situation many times during development: I added derelict ships before the dock from script (to salvage them instantly), but those scavengers often scooped up my haul in front of my nose! But I never imagined the consequences... :) Which means that this is a bug in the OXP...
by Commander McLane
Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [Re-RELEASE] D.T.T. Planet Express 1.1 (Re-scaled)
Replies: 19
Views: 14872

Re: [RELEASE] D.T.T. Planet Express 1.0

Nice ship, but you've fallen to the trap of scaling it to human size. So the ship ends up far too small in comparison to the Oolite ships. It's the same size as an Adder. Well, an Adder can accommodate a crew of 1 and has a cargo capacity of 2 (or 5, depending on who you ask). Thus it becomes clear ...
by Commander McLane
Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Testing and Bug reports
Topic: Trunk nightly
Replies: 1009
Views: 309446

Re: Trunk nightly

*Why is that? Probably because Randomshipnames OXP doesn't recognize their role and they are not declared as pirate victims (which would qualify them for a peaceful name, regardless of their actual role). Solution: make an addition to the conditions in line 829 of the script, just like this: // hun...
by Commander McLane
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: To Those I know Or Not
Replies: 39
Views: 12633

Re: To Those I know Or Not

All the best to you, CaptSolo!
by Commander McLane
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Need input/opinions please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: Need input/opinions please.

I wouldn't bother so much about how long the ship actually was in Futurama, or bed lengths. Oolite meters don't correspond to human sizes anyway. The crucial point is whether the ship fits into a standard docking bay. In my opinion it should fit, but with not too much headroom. That should lead to t...
by Commander McLane
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: More/ larger galaxies
Replies: 152
Views: 53540

Re: More galaxies

The main objection against having more galaxies is still that it would basically just be more of the same. For those who don't know this particular factoid yet: when Bell & Braben went to their publisher, they wanted Elite to have million or billions of galaxies, which would have been easily possibl...
by Commander McLane
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Re: Elite: Dangerous - and the return
Replies: 2075
Views: 441584

Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

Gimi wrote:No access to any sort of PC where you can at least have a look at the beta?
Yes, my work laptop. However, that's off-limits for games (and has only on-board graphics anyway, I think).
by Commander McLane
Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Re: Elite: Dangerous - and the return
Replies: 2075
Views: 441584

Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous

My card (GeForce GT 330M, inside a 3-year-old MacBook Pro 15' with a 2.4GHz Core i5 processor) isn't listed at all, so the list isn't particularly useful for me. Being on a Mac, I'll have to wait for the final game anyway (and perhaps then some, because I don't expect the Mac version to be released ...
by Commander McLane
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Graphics poll
Replies: 9
Views: 2254

Re: Graphics poll

I have put it into the survey, but repeat it here for bragging :P : 1) with OXPs: 13:02:58.251 [universe.profile.update]: Begin update 13:02:58.251 [universe.profile.update]: update:entity 13:02:58.252 [universe.profile.update]: updating linked lists 13:02:58.252 [universe.profile.update]: collision...
by Commander McLane
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Marcan Rayger Frontier/Elite fan-fics revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 13146

Re: Marcan Rayger Frontier/Elite fan-fics revisited

Diziet Sma wrote:I'd assume most readers have the same ability.
Most readers are not very good at PDF reflow. The notable exception according to some tests that I've read is the Pocketbook Touch Lux.