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by ffutures
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP
Replies: 16
Views: 4673

Re: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP

Sorry - I could have sworn I replied to this. Many thanks! Since I've installed the OXP manually, what's the procedure for switching over to the managed version, which I'd imagine is more likely to be updated? Just delete the oxp then reinstall it from the expansion manager? Will the saved games be ...
by ffutures
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Recovering "Lost" OXPs
Replies: 192
Views: 81966

Re: Recovering "Lost" OXPs

If I want to go over to the expansion manager version (I'm assuming that at some point there might be modifications or something) what will happen to saved games that use this ship?
by ffutures
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP
Replies: 16
Views: 4673

Re: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP

Excellent - I quite like the Falcon as a ship, if only to play at being Han Solo.
by ffutures
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955444

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

In Harry Harrison's In Our Hands, The Stars AKA The Daleth Effect the antigravity machine is invented by Arnie Klein, an Israeli scientist. But he tries to keep it secret and of course never patents it. The discovery eventually results in his death at the hands of spies trying to steal it and the lo...
by ffutures
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP
Replies: 16
Views: 4673

Re: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP

Now I just need to find a shipyard that's selling Falcons. Lots of Kestrels on offer, but so far not a Falcon to be seen. Any restrictions on where they're sold? Later - never mind, needless to say there was one at the next station! That's a fun ship - some lovely graphics, REALLY fast and very mane...
by ffutures
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP
Replies: 16
Views: 4673

Re: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP

Thanks!
by ffutures
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP
Replies: 16
Views: 4673

Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP

I can't seem to download the Kestrel / Falcon OXP from Box.net - nothing happens when I hit the download button. Anyone know if there's anything wrong there?

https://www.box.net/s/65rpyp401p
by ffutures
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955444

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

If we're ruling out being too small... There's a reclusive alien Green Lantern called Mogo who has appeared in a few stories, usually sending a hologram rather than appearing in person. In one story an alien hunter manages to track him back to a planet in the middle of nowhere and spends years sear...
by ffutures
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955444

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

If we're ruling out being too small... There's a reclusive alien Green Lantern called Mogo who has appeared in a few stories, usually sending a hologram rather than appearing in person. In one story an alien hunter manages to track him back to a planet in the middle of nowhere and spends years searc...
by ffutures
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955444

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, we have two more answers. The Alice Liddell is indeed a freighter, that's a good one so have a MBP, Disembodied, Red Dwarf ... Nice try, Rockdoctor, but unfortunately it doesn't qualify because we've already had a mining ship, the Nostromo , and Disembodied answered first anyway. Have a MBP for ...
by ffutures
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955444

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, a few clues. These are the initials of the story in which a ship appeared, not necessarily that of the ship itself ATC - (comics) CotG - (Novel) And these are the initials of the ship where the name of the story is too much of a giveaway ET - (TV) MF - (film) Plenty more out there! Later - forgo...
by ffutures
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955444

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Mainly Cargo Freighter I believe, Serenity from Serenity... Another good one, Serenity from the TV series Firefly and the film Serenity . For some reason that wasn't on my list of fictional freighters and it really should have been, so have an MBP for spotting something I missed. They carried lots ...
by ffutures
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955444

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Space Truckers definitely qualifies, and was another one I thought of when I set the question, so have a MBP. The cargo in that case was killer robots, so no more of those please.

Two to go!
by ffutures
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: 35 years ago today...
Replies: 1
Views: 2068

Re: 35 years ago today...

And today was the 18th anniversary of the other Shuttle disaster, Columbia in 2003

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shu ... a_disaster
by ffutures
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955444

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The ship's design is as a freighter, for certain - they get mentioned at several points in Known Space stories. This one's individual history isn't discussed much - up until it's destruction. Which, for a supposedly indestructible hull, is a significant point. Niven must have regretted inventing in...