"Pathetic earthlings. Hurling your bodies out into the void,
without the slightest inkling of who or what is out here.
If you had known anything about the true nature of the universe,
anything at all, you would've hidden from it in terror.
But fear not, puny lifeforms.
My immortal minions shall sweep across the universe and
devour each and every occurence of mankind.
For S.H.O.D.A.N. has returned."
Finally got meself re-gistered here.
I played Elite back in the 80s often with a friend, him being the
pilot ( joystick only ) and me being the 5 other people you need to
sucessfully manage a spacefreighter. ( keys only )
°grins° especially the E-Bomb-key was used pretty much on every
trip, the commodity has to be protected after all.
A few years ago, i saw oolite for the first time, but merely
glanced at it from the distance. Now im on fire! I downloaded
pretty much everything there is and even threw close to all OXPs
into the addonfolder... A thing i soon regretted.
Was i once, on my C<64 the unbeatable god with my single
military laser, now, with all those new things, well....
I use now a personal computer, intel, dual core with win xp and
some more geekish stuff i cant remember. And to my surprise,
Ooloite compiled almost instantly
A thing i was surprised to see
frankly, too often in the time i have internet ( lol and behold! [sic]
thats not even ten years now ), i downloaded the occasional
sourcepackage from a game i was intersted in and it always was
a pain in the... arm, it almost never worked with the compiling.
Not that i am a programmer, nor have i a very good understanding
of how that all works... have i? °ponders° no. anyways...
I am old though ( dont ask ) and intelligent ( again, dont ask °winks° ).
i can say the first without blushing and the second without
delusions of grandeur. I got into modding games the time i bought
a copy of "pool of radiance" for the C<64.
( a roleplaying game in the AD&D-universe ).
And since then, even though i never have published any mod
( because thats not what its about for me ), i jump into games and
try to get behind the curtain. To individualize them and to make
them playable more oftenly.
And of course to have fun, because THAT is what it is all about.
Tedious work i can do elsewhere with rewards of higher value.
And now Oolite was brought to my attention.
To make it short:
Splendid! i really love it!
°coughs° well, not all of it, but...
hey, potatoes have eyes and we still eat them
So many ideas i already have, if only i could program...
neverheless i try and made already some improvements on my own
( personal opinion ), like valuesensitive colouring of the HUDbars.
( with the exception of the energybar, BIG thanks to Frame
And tomorrow i continue with my story, when its again
"OH My God! its full of... boring stories of how Yrol goes to school
for the first time and..."
/BLAM/ Silence now! Geez...
°smiles° So, hello to you all out there and thank you all for
being here and doing what you do. maybe i can help a bit,
poke around to make stuff visible that needs fixation.
If so, neato! if not, well, Oolite is a game, so...
(in an outburst of white noise, barely covering an evil cakle, the transmission ends, apparently cut-off)
[Edited, Credited the wrong person °blushes° ]