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Re: Big Cannon

Post by montana05 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:54 pm

phkb wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:39 pm
montana05 wrote:OXP/OXZ are handled alphabetically
Except when they aren't...

I think on Windows this might be true, but I don't it's true on Linux or Mac. Also consider that OXZ's in the ManagedAddons folder will (I think) be loaded before any OXP/OXZ's in the AddOns folder.

However, giving your custom OXP the name "zzz.myname.oxp" is probably the best attempt you can make to get your OXP loaded last.
Thank you, you are right, since I mainly using Windows I was strictly thinking this way. I hardly use Linux or Mac but I believe both loading in a kind of unpredictable way. According to the log ManagedAddons are loaded before AddOns. So please consider my suggestion as for Windows only, no guarantees for other OS.
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Re: Big Cannon

Post by stranger » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:50 am

phkb wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:39 pm
I think on Windows this might be true, but I don't it's true on Linux or Mac.
Can you explain this statement in more details?
Unix based OS such Linux or OS X are case-sensitive, but in OS X except this moment I always have just described order in log file:
All OXZs in alphabetical order
and following
All OXPs in alphbetical order.
Not remembering any exceptions.

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Re: Big Cannon

Post by Commander_X » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:34 am

stranger wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:50 am
phkb wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:39 pm
I think on Windows this might be true, but I don't it's true on Linux or Mac.
[...]
Not remembering any exceptions.
I think I can contribute here with what my own experiences revealed.

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Re: Big Cannon

Post by stranger » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:55 am

@Commander_X
Thank you for explanation!
So it is Linux related issue. OS X seems safe in these terms IMHO.

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Re: Big Cannon

Post by Ea9le1 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:40 pm

montana05 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:39 am
And here a Mega-Vortex with 10 laser-mounts. . .
Wow. . . That's probably overkill, but if the Heart of Gold can have so many lasers. . .

I'm much obliged to you. Can I ask as to the best manner of tweaking the mount points? Is this simply a case of changing to an external view in game and looking to see where the lasers are / where they're fired from?

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Re: Big Cannon

Post by montana05 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:33 am

Ea9le1 wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:40 pm
montana05 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:39 am
And here a Mega-Vortex with 10 laser-mounts. . .
Wow. . . That's probably overkill, but if the Heart of Gold can have so many lasers. . .

I'm much obliged to you. Can I ask as to the best manner of tweaking the mount points? Is this simply a case of changing to an external view in game and looking to see where the lasers are / where they're fired from?

Thanks,

Ea9le1
Sorry for the late reply, somehow I missed your message. While multiple lasers look cool I always had problems with centering them. 2 lasers in close positions work well but obviously they are not separated. Any unequal number of laser will try to center on the middle one, not always successful. I think Norby got the most experience with this topic, maybe he could help.
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