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by davcefai
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Oolite-Linux
Topic: Where is Keyconfig.plist?
Replies: 3
Views: 2842

Where is Keyconfig.plist?

I want to try and bind currently unused keys to primable items. During a dogfight the last thing I want to have to do is mess with Shift-N. I have v1.84, installed using the installer from this website. The OS is Debian Unstable, running Plasma. I have a Keyconfig.plist file in /opt/Oolite but editi...
by davcefai
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cloaking Device
Replies: 36
Views: 18137

Re: Cloaking Device

There was a thread about this some time back. You automatically uncloak when you fire. :(

This is by design,the Gods have spoken. :D

Mind you, the energy drain when cloaked has become so great that it's probably better this way. You need to rethink your strategies.
by davcefai
Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unwanted re-routing
Replies: 21
Views: 8668

Re: Unwanted re-routing

Hyperspace Travel Time is remarkably non-linear. You will appreciate the fastest/shortest alternatives when you have 6 or 7 contracts along a route and you don't want to end up with 4000 Kg Platinum which nobody wants.

Also be aware that work done on your ship takes time - often quite a lot of it.
by davcefai
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A Strange Happened on the Way to Axebe.
Replies: 14
Views: 4879

Re: A Strange Happened on the Way to Axebe.

but two spokes in a line would only be... a line.
That's what I meant. Central exhaust and a "line" out on each side.

In ASCII art:

----<O>----

Ah well. Let's just leave it at that.

Thanks and Cheers
by davcefai
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A Strange Happened on the Way to Axebe.
Replies: 14
Views: 4879

Re: A Strange Happened on the Way to Axebe.

@FSOneblin

Funny! Actually I AM on opoid painkillers following major surgery but really, I saw it!!!!!

Ah well, next time I'll not be so trigger happy and take a screenshot.

Cheers.
by davcefai
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A Strange Happened on the Way to Axebe.
Replies: 14
Views: 4879

Re: A Strange Happened on the Way to Axebe.

Something like that, but only two spokes in a straight line.

Thanks
by davcefai
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A Strange Happened on the Way to Axebe.
Replies: 14
Views: 4879

Re: A Strange Happened on the Way to Axebe.

Is there a Thargoid ship which is not flying saycer shaped?

Otherwise this is going to be one of those once only occurrences. :(
by davcefai
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A Strange Happened on the Way to Axebe.
Replies: 14
Views: 4879

Re: A Strange Happened on the Way to Axebe.

There only seemed to be Thargoids in Witch Space. However this ship was flagged as a Thargoid warship AFTER I jumped into normal space.
by davcefai
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A Strange Happened on the Way to Axebe.
Replies: 14
Views: 4879

A Strange Happened on the Way to Axebe.

I took off from Intiso with 2 tonnes of Platinum destined for Axebe and had an engine malfunction which landed me in Witch Space among a lot of Thargoids. I didn't fancy a long fight so when one of them jumped out I followed through the Wormhole. When I arrived in normal space I was behind a strange...
by davcefai
Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unwanted re-routing
Replies: 21
Views: 8668

Re: Unwanted re-routing

The only other person I know who reads Pratchett is my daughter. I know there are millions out there but it's nice to meet others.
by davcefai
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Spacebars
Replies: 9
Views: 4462

Re: Spacebars

Maybe this will help: When the station comes into view, align it so that it is horizontal,. This usually works if you are approaching from the witch point or the planet. Then the docking port is at the blunt end. Approach with the station off centre to you so that the docking port will point towards...
by davcefai
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unwanted re-routing
Replies: 21
Views: 8668

Re: Unwanted re-routing

I'd more or less got that but did not make the connection that the choice of destination would be automatic.

Maybe like Terry Pratchett's Trolls, my mental processes are slowed by high temperatures and it has been a hot summer here - and it's still unseasonably hot and muggy now :(
by davcefai
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unwanted re-routing
Replies: 21
Views: 8668

Re: Unwanted re-routing

I got it, thanks!

I had not realised that switching on the map reflected what the ship would do next.

Thanks again.
by davcefai
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unwanted re-routing
Replies: 21
Views: 8668

Unwanted re-routing

I am not sure if this is a 1.82 feature or due to an OXP. If there are planets on the route to my next jump target then my ship will go to an intervening planet, NOT the one I targeted. I appreciate that this saves game time because of the shorter jumps but there are times when I don't want to bothe...
by davcefai
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Docking while cloaked
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: Docking while cloaked

It probably is a matter of degree. I had just come off fugitive status and when I checked later I was refused docking while uncloaked and was able to do so cloaked.