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by MKG
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bit of trouble from a newbie
Replies: 18
Views: 3089

DaddyHoggy wrote:I did a Joint Honours in Physics and Computer Sciences (2/3rds of each of the straight single subject degree courses - very little time for the pub during that course.)
Nobody noticed that flying pig passing overhead? :lol: :lol:

Mike
by MKG
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Flash maps
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

I'm up for it. I don't know yet what help I can be (but I'm pretty good with graphics and databases) - I'll have to do my homework on Flash. But certainly - I'm in.

Mike
by MKG
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Rise Of The Kirin (Chapter 1)
Replies: 40
Views: 15129

I don't want to start an argument, Disembodied, but er ... yes it is. Thirty years of working in publications on both sides of the Atlantic allow me to assert that. What MAY be happening is that one or other convention is becoming more acceptable because of the commonality of US/English readership -...
by MKG
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Rise Of The Kirin (Chapter 1)
Replies: 40
Views: 15129

Yes - the "split up" approach is much more "normal" and so much easier to read. Apart from that, I wouldn't worry at all about things like correcting punctuation until you get to the final draft stage - you don't want the mechanics to get in the way of the story flow and the development of a good id...
by MKG
Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Flash maps
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

I completely agree - and what a resource that would be!!!! Oolite is very interesting - with this it would be fascinating.

Mike
by MKG
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Elite Book
Replies: 10
Views: 2773

Mythago Wood is available as a free download on scribd.com, for anyone who's interested. You have to sign up for the site, but that's no problem - they don't flood you with advertising. In fact, there's quite a lot of good stuff available on the site - as well as quite a lot of very odd stuff.

Mike
by MKG
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: An Exceedingly Odd Asteroid
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

An Exceedingly Odd Asteroid

For all you collectors of very mysterious Ooniverse objects, here's one to add to the collection - an asteroid which isn't an asteroid. Having a mainly empty hold, I pulled up in front of this one in the hope that my military laser would blast a few splinters off it (which probably happens to one in...
by MKG
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Problem with Galactic Navy mission
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Strange indeed - but it's happened again. I've had two other missions with exactly the same error. It seems that it never happens with the Thargoid missions - it's always the pirate version. Casting my mind back, I don't think I've had a pirate mission which didn't have the error - it names one syst...
by MKG
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Problem with Galactic Navy mission
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Problem with Galactic Navy mission

I have an oddity (behave!!). I'm running the Galactic Navy OXP on the latest test release. Up to now, I've been offered "Go to this place and help to repel the Thargoids" stuff, but now I've accepted a "Go to this system, form up with the Reserve Fleet and destroy the pirate fleet and their base" mi...
by MKG
Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ooliters Anonymous
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

It doesn't work, Lysander - I've tried!!!!

At least I've now managed to strike a balance between the garden, work, eating, making wine and then (and only then) getting down to real life.
by MKG
Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Reference Sheet
Replies: 129
Views: 33174

Hi KZ9999

Just a bit of a nudge - both Open Office and Scribus will output to PDF format. Everyone (I say with fingers crossed behind my back) has a PDF reader. Then you can use the software you want to use and no-one has compatibility problems.

Mike
by MKG
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Beginner questions
Replies: 43
Views: 6829

They sort of just arrive in your vicinity (stay on the spacelane). Or then there's always the Rock Hermit Detector OXP. If you're going mining, be sure to have mining lasers. You CAN do it with a normal laser, but most times you'll just blow up the asteroid.

Mike
by MKG
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Beginner questions
Replies: 43
Views: 6829

Hi DkryptX - as you may find out by trolling through the boards, I fully sympathise with your docking problems (but there are a good few purists on here - we'll just ignore 'em). While you're drifting around Galaxy 1, the OXPs I would install are Longway Round, Scourge of the Black Baron, Taranis, a...
by MKG
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions from New Pilot.
Replies: 31
Views: 4587

Vista is no great problem - I have about 30 OXPs loaded (including YAH and RS) and have 2 Gig RAM, and the only time I see graphics slowdown is when a GalCop fleet takes on a full-blown Thargoid battle fleet. And that's only because I have on-board graphics, so my 2 Gig is greatly reduced in reality...
by MKG
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Taranis OXP
Replies: 23
Views: 9143

Thanks Eric - that explains everything. Wrong ship. Now I can stop banging my head and tearing my hair out.

Mike