Currently playing Oolite on a 10 year old klunker, Athlon Thunderbird based with a Soundblaster and Geforce. Amazingly, that old heap flat refuses to die, and plays Oolite quite well.
hehe, welcome to the club. I would not have thought that the thunderbirds would live that long - nice.
Well, would I want to buy/build a PC, no problem (but the money). I would still go intel, though, not really that expensive anymore and AMD hasn't quite kept up with intel in the performance for money dept., from what I read.
But I want a notebook.
The idea is that in the long run it will pay for itself.
Currently PC = 105W and 21" CRT screen = 100W
notebook : 35 to 50 W, 15" screen included.
Now, the PC is running 24/7 and the screen maybe 12 h/day (I abuse it also as TV replacement and music jukebox).
Over here a kWh costs ~22 cents.
An average 2.4 kWh economised each day, that's about 15€ per month. 180,- a year.
(~250,- US-$, ~150 pound sterling.)
This is the main reason why I do not want a fat graphics thingy in the notebook.
Reminds me I need to print out that "trumble inside" Logo.
I just replaced the harddisk containing the windows. Oolite was on another harddisk, and still worked out of the box in the new windows (xp).
Only the next day (installing winamp) I realised I forgot to install directX. ^^
I am a bit exhausted - I feel that ever since I got ranked "competent", I started acting not that competent, playing-wise.
And yesterday late late evening, after flying around for quite a while with 251 hits*
, I finally got the 256 hits, only to discover that I am still "competent"until 512 kills are achieved. Damn.
And still about 300,000 credits short to go change ships. I tend to get the mil.shield enhancement and the shield boosters damaged.
those anarchies, dictatorships and whatever are not that reliable after all in being pirate hideouts.
Often I would arrive after what must have been epic battles, lots and lots of cargo flying around, but no pirate nowhere.
Ah, well, now I have this mission (constrictor) to keep me busy. *off to play*