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by Ivan
Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Gridrunner Revolution
Replies: 18
Views: 5198

Maybe this'll spur Iain McLeod to finish Spheres of Chaos 2008 :roll: (www.spheresofchaos.com).
by Ivan
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Forum Denizen OXPs
Replies: 53
Views: 9776

Nice idea indeed!

As individual ships can have their own AI, maybe there's scope for a competition among them, with participants writing/modifying their ships' scripts as they wish. Core Wars for Oolite, type of thing.
by Ivan
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Happy 25th Anniversary - Elite
Replies: 34
Views: 4612

Just to be clear, I was pondering on a hypothetical multiplayer Elite (E4 or another), not Oolite - I like Oolite just the way it is :D
by Ivan
Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Happy 25th Anniversary - Elite
Replies: 34
Views: 4612

I've been away from games for YEARS, until I found Oolite last year, and Quake Live last week. This might raise hackles, but I'd love to see a kind of combination of both. You're docked at a station and do some trading on a galaxy-wide central commodity exchange. Refuel, re-arm, and launch into a se...
by Ivan
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: share a spreadsheet
Replies: 28
Views: 5198

:D :D
by Ivan
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: share a spreadsheet
Replies: 28
Views: 5198

I know it's a heinous idea, but can we have a native Excel version as well? Personally I haven't got anything that can handle ODS files and would rather not install a big application just for the odd thing.
by Ivan
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Wanted advice: "cheap"/"good" web-hostin
Replies: 7
Views: 3207

I'd say don't go with the cheapest (some are even 'free', like Heart Internet, but are execrable). You basically get what you pay for. Nildram used to be good but has been taken over by one of the cheap outfits and is consequently now rubbish. gradwell.com has always been good. Alternatively, someth...
by Ivan
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: For UK members with Virgin Cable Broadband
Replies: 17
Views: 4092

Good luck. I was with them a few years ago and they were - my god - just unbelievably, apallingly bad at customer service. The worst it's possible to experience. Luckily the service was actually fine and didn't go down often, but when it did you could feel the beads of cold sweat forming and palpita...
by Ivan
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to see shaders in action
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Yay, shaders at last :D They look fantastic. Shame the weekend's booked up already :evil:

Yes, lunch that fast today, or near enough. And yes, another_commander, expect instant response at all times. I very nearly rang customer support to complain.
by Ivan
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to see shaders in action
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Thanks Griff, going to get one of those now.

Impatience must be a Friday afternoon thing, the week drawing to a close and all that. We demand shaders. We want them here, and we want them now.
by Ivan
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to see shaders in action
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

I'm a bit disappointed in the lack of response so far, I have to say.
by Ivan
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to see shaders in action
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

How to see shaders in action

Until this morning I was fairly sure I hadn't seen anything with shaders. Then I saw Griff's Shady Thargoid on YouTube and was very sure. Amazing; definitely not seen anything like that in the game so far. What would be a quick way of getting them going in some form? Ideally I'd like to have a shady...
by Ivan
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: UPS-Courier
Replies: 167
Views: 117541

Ah, I see. Thanks. Looking forward to my first job...
by Ivan
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: UPS-Courier
Replies: 167
Views: 117541

Rated by the wrong UPS branch?

In G1 I'd accepted a cargo contract at Teraed, to deliver computers to Leleer. En route, I'd hyperspaced from Bivea to Qurave, and was heading to the sun to refuel when I noticed in the Manifest screen that "The Anxeonisian UPS branch rates your courier reputation as good". Thing is that Anxeonis is...
by Ivan
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Icon Competition
Replies: 160
Views: 86091

As seen in another thread, I have a submission for the logo contest... When KZ9999 mentioned the IBM logo I thought of a 'scan line' type logo too, a bit like this. It's quite nice, although I'd go for different colours: perhaps grey or green at lower levels, going up to gold and black. (Dalek hier...