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by stranger
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Argh, the joy of testing OXPs
Replies: 14
Views: 2855

Re: Argh, the joy of testing OXPs

There are "yellow alerts", not critical "red alerts". There are no fatal flaws in these old OXPs - just obsolete ways of using properties (in this case seems obsolete way of processing TL 99 setting to define equipment TL using script). I'll disagree with recommendation "just ignore it". At least, y...
by stranger
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Metafiction: Dialogues on the Lore of Xlite
Replies: 49
Views: 11164

Re: Metafiction: Dialogues on the Lore of Xlite

Was there any other Classic Elite fiction other than The Dark Wheel & Imprint? Aftermath Simon Challands Augury James 'Porphyre' Grahn Awakenings James Grahn Calm and Chaos Simon Challands Falling Angels Robert Pfeifer Imperialistic Tendencies James 'Porphyre' Grahn The Price of the Elite Simon Cha...
by stranger
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Metafiction: Dialogues on the Lore of Xlite
Replies: 49
Views: 11164

Re: Metafiction: Dialogues on the Lore of Xlite

Nice comment, Nite Owl! I like your approach. Hardcoded game mechanics is like laws of physics in real reality - it determines what you CAN do and what you CAN'T do. So if you have game sequel with radically rewritten game mechanics it will be separate universe with it's own fundamental rules despit...
by stranger
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Zaonce is Venus 8k
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Re: Zaonce is Venus 8k

Nice!
It is very good news about air_density property in next game release, thank you!
And is it planned to realize new planet properties using JavaScript in 1.92 release? It will be good to have instrument for smart planet appearance selection.
by stranger
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Habitable Main Planets
Replies: 17
Views: 13873

Re: Habitable Main Planets

Does new legend refer to new Oolite lore? Or some sort of labelling system inside the Oolite programme? What is this different story ? I have OXP with redefined economic rules. Presented only in Roolite community yet. I feel it will be good indeed to officially present it in the nearest future. Ool...
by stranger
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: You help some hunters agains a pirate and the whole group, pirates and hunters, turn on you?
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: You help some hunters agains a pirate and the whole group, pirates and hunters, turn on you?

It seems unintentional, but realistic scenario, amigo!
Sometimes criminals exploits similar trick in real reality :wink:
by stranger
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Habitable Main Planets
Replies: 17
Views: 13873

Re: Habitable Main Planets

In resent 1.6.0 update I fixed cosmetic issue with planets having forest in description. In some cases planets with "vast dense forests" or "rain forests" looks like arid planets. Now such arid planets reclassified as having temperate humidity and has green continents instead yellow with greenish ti...
by stranger
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Famous Planets Overhaul: Zaonce
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Famous Planets Overhaul: Zaonce

Version 0.2.0 - swapping red and green channels and inversion only green channel. Evidently inversion of red channel in version 0.1.0 was bad decision. I was fooled by regular ripples. :oops: There is stiil odd shadow orientation near terminator (may be due to regular ripples again), but I hope this...
by stranger
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Famous Planets Overhaul: Zaonce
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Famous Planets Overhaul: Zaonce

It looks wrong indeed. :(
Seems I need to check normal map orientation again. Thank you!
by stranger
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Famous Planets Overhaul: Zaonce
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Famous Planets Overhaul: Zaonce

Very cool Earth-like, compliments. Is the lack of clouds over land deliberate? Thank you! Yes, after adding cloud layer (Screen overlay mode) I reduced cloud transparency over ocean to 0.75 and over land to 0.5 or so. I'm disappointed by look of clouds over continents - it has greenish tint, so I d...
by stranger
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Famous Planets Overhaul: Zaonce
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Famous Planets Overhaul: Zaonce

FPO Zaonce Actual version: 0.2.0 Uploaded 05 Dec 2020 The Galactic Register called Zaonce a tedious place. They didn't correct it in later issues. Zaonce is actually one of the best-guarded, fun-packed secrets of Galaxy 1. Tourists will find attractions like the monstrous Hurricane Kev, dominating ...
by stranger
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why NPCs don't make any sound ?
Replies: 28
Views: 5584

Re: Why NPCs don't make any sound ?

But you can accelerate and decelerate without expending any reaction mass. In my head, the ship doesn't actually move at all: it grabs the fabric of spacetime and pulls it through the engine. Exact! This is lore consistent explanation of ship movement in Oolite without ejecting reaction mass. Pheno...
by stranger
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why NPCs don't make any sound ?
Replies: 28
Views: 5584

Re: Why NPCs don't make any sound ?

:oops: I have no idea how to remove this unintended duplicate message
by stranger
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why NPCs don't make any sound ?
Replies: 28
Views: 5584

Re: Why NPCs don't make any sound ?

Oolite is totally (and deliberately) unrealistic. Even leaving wormholes aside, the ships disobey all known models of physics. They have reactionless thrust: turn on the engine, and off you go: no fuel is consumed, no reaction mass is expended. And if you drive your ship in one direction indefinite...
by stranger
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Metafiction: Dialogues on the Lore of Xlite
Replies: 49
Views: 11164

Re: Metafiction: Dialogues on the Lore of Xlite

@ Redspear No need to excuse. Hope I understand you position. Yes, I prefer to use known scientific laws as reference point and guideline. I have no idea how to work with unknown scientific laws. :D And yes, if I can't understand something on some level I'll find it unsatisfactory. Personally for me...