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by MKG
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Taranis OXP
Replies: 23
Views: 9143

I'm pretty sure that I arrive within two days - the time limit is three days. And the ship does appear - once right in front of my nose on exiting witchspace, and I do destroy it. Oh hold on - just thought. Does an old Mission Failed flag stay sitting in my savefile, by any chance? Have I missed som...
by MKG
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Taranis OXP
Replies: 23
Views: 9143

Thanks for the reply, Com. McLane. I wondered about the Expansion Pack forum, but decided that it was more about WIPs than older OXPs - now I know better. My question was meant to be about the OXP logic rather than the mission itself. Here we go again trying to to avoid spoilers! As far as I can see...
by MKG
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Taranis OXP
Replies: 23
Views: 9143

Taranis OXP

I wondered if this is the correct forum and decided it was - but feel free to move it if it ain't. OK, I'm examining OXPs in an effort to understand how they work. So, I've looked at the Taranis mission and played it. I've achieved the stated objective several times, but each time it's resulted in a...
by MKG
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dumb missiles
Replies: 21
Views: 3195

Dumb missiles

This may be a feature of the setup I have, but has anyone else noticed odd missile behaviour? All I have to do is make sure they don't hit my front screens and that they then approach from behind. At that point, they begin wildly spiralling around the ship exhausts and they stay there forever. A bug...
by MKG
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Info from planetinfo.plist isn't updated in Oolite
Replies: 20
Views: 3167

I think the Aron is a close relative of the Trumble. What you do is catch a dozen or so and put 'em in a small, enclosed space. When they've got used to being in there and are starting to settle down, you put on a cat mask (unless you're already a cat), open the trapdoor and shout and growl really l...
by MKG
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hyperdrive to a new world/galaxy help
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

Hi Greenco

You'll need a Galactic Hyperdrive (expensive and use-once) and the keypress (after launch) is G. But make sure you really want to go, because you can't go backwards. The only way back to galaxy one is via galaxy eight.

Mike
by MKG
Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Docking
Replies: 42
Views: 5742

Well, a couple of replies made me feel guilty about fixing a docking computer, so I went back to square one. Started again. Practiced a few times at Lave, and I could just about get in most times - but I didn't enjoy the wrestling with the controls. Anyway, off I went to Zaonce with a cargo (having ...
by MKG
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Docking
Replies: 42
Views: 5742

As already mentioned I wrote Traffic Control for fairly much this purpose, to try and ease newer players (or older players who've got too reliant on docking computers) into the art of docking. As to a newbie OXP, I'm currently working on something along those lines, which will give target practice,...
by MKG
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Docking
Replies: 42
Views: 5742

Thanks all - a fair old mixture of responses there. I seem to see a pattern - those who love docking (I'll call those the masochists), those who despise docking, those who can dock easily and have forgotten what names they called the computer when they were learning, and then there's Killer Wolf :wi...
by MKG
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Docking
Replies: 42
Views: 5742

Docking

The thing which always bugged me most about Elite was its insistence that I had to learn to dock before I could get a docking computer. I feel certain that this simple little foible was something which made a lot of potential Eliteers down tools and buy a different game. If I remember correctly, in ...
by MKG
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: retro PC's
Replies: 46
Views: 10492

Good point - so exactly what was state of the art 14 years ago?
by MKG
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Reference Sheet
Replies: 129
Views: 33174

Bits of axes? Isn't it powerful enough already? What next - fractions of spearheads, smidgins of warclubs????
by MKG
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Fuel Station OXP
Replies: 168
Views: 55560

I'm puzzled by all of this. As I've just informed Wackyman, an Imperial Courier (which I thought was pretty big) fits in there easily - and I'm still using version 1.0. Everything works as it shouls and I sail away with full tanks. That's with the latest Oolite release on Vista, on-board NVidia grap...
by MKG
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Screenshots
Replies: 5738
Views: 1213158

@Wackyman ... if you really are flying an Imperial Courier, I can tell you that it does fit - rather easily.

Oh, but you do have to stop when asked.
by MKG
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: retro PC's
Replies: 46
Views: 10492

well, that solves that, i was thinking about geting an amstrad, but maybe not Amstrad was never very big. They made some noise, but those feeble cries were drowned by the bigger and better home computers. Can't possibly agree with that. The CPC series may not have been any great shakes, but the PC1...