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by ffutures
Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [RELEASE] SafetyCatch OXP v1.3
Replies: 9
Views: 9670

Re: [RELEASE] SafetyCatch OXP v1.1

Finally used this in anger today - fighting three Thargoids, two fugitives and a load of Thargoid fighter robots in a dense asteroid belt, they thought they had me outgunned but insisted on following me when I ran. Got the lot! And I suspect would have fired the thing prematurely if it hadn't had t...
by ffutures
Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Strange but true
Replies: 0
Views: 4783

Strange but true

I got an email today with a header that began "Confirmation of your OOdals order"

Just for a moment I wondered if I was getting email from the Ooniverse, but of course it was actually a vendor on eBay.
by ffutures
Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Differnt launch key for mine?
Replies: 9
Views: 3499

Re: Differnt launch key for mine?

Finally used this in anger today - fighting three Thargoids, two fugitives and a load of Thargoid fighter robots in a dense asteroid belt, they thought they had me outgunned but insisted on following me when I ran. Got the lot! And I suspect would have fired the thing prematurely if it hadn't had th...
by ffutures
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Where do I go from here?
Replies: 23
Views: 6499

Re: Where do I go from here?

What I'd forgotten is that this PC has a low noise low power consumption PSU, it turns out that a graphics card will push it so much that the manufacturer recommends replacing it. Which means I'd be paying at least 40-50 pounds or more to get the speed boost, really can't convince myself it's worth ...
by ffutures
Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Lego Car!
Replies: 4
Views: 2448

Re: Lego Car!

Just out of curiosity, has anyone done a Lego spaceship OCX for Oolite? Can't recall one.
by ffutures
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Trumble / Tribble confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 2061

Trumble / Tribble confusion

I was just looking at the Wikipedia article on Tribbles and noticed that someone had said that there were Tribbles in Elite.

Am I right to think that even in Elite's earliest days these were Trumbles, not Tribbles? I've edited the article accordingly, but if I'm wrong it will need to be changed.
by ffutures
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Differnt launch key for mine?
Replies: 9
Views: 3499

Re: Differnt launch key for mine?

Sounds more reasonable - and people like things more if they have to pay for them.
by ffutures
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anaconda with Naval Energy unit
Replies: 10
Views: 4701

Re: Anaconda with Naval Energy unit

Um... well, I suppose there's no accounting for taste. I prefer the Boa Cruiser - sweet fast ride, maneuverable, 175 tons cargo, five missiles, and it can take a lot of damage if you've got a NEU and military shields. The Cobra is fun too, but fast beats big any day, as far as I'm concerned.
by ffutures
Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anaconda with Naval Energy unit
Replies: 10
Views: 4701

Re: Anaconda with Naval Energy unit

You should also be aware that if you buy a ship with an NEU and it gets broken you won't be able to fix it but it can be replaced with an extra energy unit. The NEU is awarded to the player for successful conclusion of a core-game mission, and after you have been officially awarded one, it can be r...
by ffutures
Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Differnt launch key for mine?
Replies: 9
Views: 3499

Re: Differnt launch key for mine?

Also, I just got charged 0 credits to repair it, which seems a bit strange.
by ffutures
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Differnt launch key for mine?
Replies: 9
Views: 3499

Re: Differnt launch key for mine?

And works well, but I think it should cost a bit more - since it also does something automatically that would normally cost 20 credits!
by ffutures
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Where do I go from here?
Replies: 23
Views: 6499

Re: Where do I go from here?

This computer has Intel HD4600 integrated and it seems to stutter a little with Griffs loaded - maybe it's a Windows problem rather than graphics card, I'd say it's an "integrated" problem.. an integrated graphics chip is never going to perform as well as a dedicated card, because the int...
by ffutures
Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Oolite-PC
Topic: Joystick recommendation for Windows 7 64-bit
Replies: 37
Views: 32644

Re: Joystick recommendation for Windows 7 64-bit

Yikes - I just buy the cheapo controller-type USB joysticks on eBay, you can get something reasonably good for about a fiver (UK). Lots around like this one:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290878203423

Unfortunately the vibration function isn't supported as far as I can tell.
by ffutures
Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Differnt launch key for mine?
Replies: 9
Views: 3499

Re: Differnt launch key for mine?

I think the safety catch idea sounds best - I don't want to carry more mines/missiles than the game allows, and I think that dropping the energy bomb was a good idea - but some scenarios written before this change really seem to need it. If the Q-mine is the only available replacement, and I've got ...
by ffutures
Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Where do I go from here?
Replies: 23
Views: 6499

Re: Where do I go from here?

I'm running Griff's plus Respray plus Z-Groovy Cobra Variety pack plus Povray Planets plus Zygo's asteroids and nebulas plus a boatload of other OXPs on a Intel HD3000 and not getting any significant slowdowns, FPS hovering between 45 and 60. This computer has Intel HD4600 integrated and it seems t...