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Jason S wrote:I hope the community makes an Oolite2 with better graphics as that could be an alternative.
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Diziet Sma wrote:
Jason S wrote:I hope the community makes an Oolite2 with better graphics as that could be an alternative.
In a sense this is what we now have. Oolite 2 as a project was abandoned some time ago as the whole thing just got out of hand with some crazy 'wish lists' constantly distracting from the main discussion. However the main thrust of Oolite 2 was the change to Griff ships, and this has now been done, and many of the other proposed features are now in the game or in the pipeline, so in all but name what we have now is Oolite 2.
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Although there's always the risk that, if Oolite came to be seen as an alternative, as opposed to a homage to the original (and to some extents an advert for E:D), then FD might be tempted to bring the hammer down on it.

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Disembodied wrote:Although there's always the risk that, if Oolite came to be seen as an alternative, as opposed to a homage to the original (and to some extents an advert for E:D), then FD might be tempted to bring the hammer down on it.
This is a valid concern. Hope it doesn't happen.

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zelda_n64 wrote:Anyway, this morning I let my mate down gently by saying 'you aren't going to be able to play ED' his blank expression told me he was letting the information sink in.
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'Yeah I will' he replied
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'no you won't, they have removed offline mode'
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'well that sucks, they have lost a customer then, looks like I will need to go to the library next week and ask FD for a refund'
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'Yeah, at least it was only a pre-order so shouldn't be a problem'
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'Ah well, at least I can carry on playing Oolite'
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Zieman wrote:Going to stash all Oolite-related stuff in several places for safekeeping now...
<chortles - hugs NAS> Highly unlikely, but if it ever happened, I'd get myself banned from the FD forum in pretty short order!

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Disembodied wrote:Although there's always the risk that, if Oolite came to be seen as an alternative, as opposed to a homage to the original (and to some extents an advert for E:D), then FD might be tempted to bring the hammer down on it.
It's worth remembering here that despite the similarities in genre and gameplay there's virtually nothing concrete in Oolite which is actually a copy of Elite. There are some text strings which have identical values to corresponding strings in Elite - "Viper" or "Reorte" for instance - but those could be replaced without affecting gameplay if they were considered significant enough to be infringing.

See also earlier discussions on the topic

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CHristina wrote:I have had no issues with FD or Elite so far ,YET I will NOT be able to play online because I'm moving back to the "outback -Australia- northern territory - end of NOV.
From the very beginning , I questioned Ed and M brookes directly about off line. The reply was that "yes there would be off line ,but 'for now 'we' are concentrating 'on On line".

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Andrew_C wrote:I guess I'll have to satisfy myself with Oolite and Pioneer. They are certainly more enjoyable games than Elite: Dangerous in it's present state.
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Disembodied wrote:Although there's always the risk that, if Oolite came to be seen as an alternative, as opposed to a homage to the original (and to some extents an advert for E:D), then FD might be tempted to bring the hammer down on it.
Time for re-branding. Oolite should become Oolite: Harmless.

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Wildeblood wrote:
Disembodied wrote:Although there's always the risk that, if Oolite came to be seen as an alternative, as opposed to a homage to the original (and to some extents an advert for E:D), then FD might be tempted to bring the hammer down on it.
Time for re-branding. Oolite should become Oolite: Harmless.
Oolite: Offline

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Wildeblood wrote: Time for re-branding. Oolite should become Oolite: Harmless.
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Wildeblood wrote:
Disembodied wrote:Although there's always the risk that, if Oolite came to be seen as an alternative, as opposed to a homage to the original (and to some extents an advert for E:D), then FD might be tempted to bring the hammer down on it.
Time for re-branding. Oolite should become Oolite: Harmless.
Oolite: Mostly Harmless. :lol:
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Seeing as how some have complained about 1.80, perhaps Oolite: Too Dangerous would suit.

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:lol:
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