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by Astrobe
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4884
Views: 545899

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The legend of Archimedes' burning glass

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_glass
by Astrobe
Thu May 30, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4884
Views: 545899

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Mass Effect.
by Astrobe
Wed May 29, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4884
Views: 545899

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

As expected from the man who brought light to cities!

Your turn, Commander_X.
by Astrobe
Sun May 26, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4884
Views: 545899

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I'd be surprised if Proxima Centauri was entirely left alone by sci-fi authors. The existence of a planet has been confimed in 2016.
by Astrobe
Sat May 25, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4884
Views: 545899

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Nice find, but not a very satisfying answer for several reasons... I'll wait a little more for other proposals.
by Astrobe
Sat May 25, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: BGS - The BackgroundSet
Replies: 715
Views: 211739

Re: BGS - The BackgroundSet

Thanks for BGS, it improves Oolite a lot. One thing that bugs me a little is that the background images show designs very different from Oolite; one can see for instance a very round ship in one of them. Personally I prefer to keep a consistent look, which means very "geometric" designs. Griff's Pro...
by Astrobe
Sat May 25, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4884
Views: 545899

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I'll have to reject The Moon is a Harsh Mistress because the moon isn't a planet. One more to go. Mars is an easy target, so I want a city on an exoplanet for the last one!
by Astrobe
Fri May 24, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4884
Views: 545899

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Ah, never mind. My fears that this question could be too difficult have come true. The answer was Steins;Gate . I'll give another, more fun question instead: give me five fictional cities that are not on Earth but nevertheless real planets; that is, either known solar system planets (Pluto is ok), o...
by Astrobe
Wed May 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4884
Views: 545899

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Oh, crap. I don't have the vast sci-fi culture you guys have. My main input is animes, and even then that's not really my main focus. Anyway, here is a question about a series I actually didn't like (because of its main character; the plot is ok-ish I guess) but which is quite popular: In which anim...
by Astrobe
Wed May 22, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4884
Views: 545899

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Shirka/Shiruka, the Odyssey's main computer, in the Ulysses 31 TV animated series.
by Astrobe
Mon May 20, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: On Orbits & Sun Distance
Replies: 25
Views: 3168

Re: On Orbits & Sun Distance

No problem, my English may be lacking too. The computation for the position of the sun looks complicated in the source. There's at least two or three configuration keys involved ( http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Planetinfo.plist ), but it seems to me that the computations work in our favor: the sun...
by Astrobe
Mon May 20, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Some questions
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: Some questions

2. I've downloaded a few OXPs but is it possible to reduce the number of CPU ships with witch space fuel injectors. I find over 80% of them have them and run. I'd like to locate the piece of code that sets up ship layouts and modify it myself but don't know where to look. Am playing on the Mac. You...
by Astrobe
Sun May 19, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: On Orbits & Sun Distance
Replies: 25
Views: 3168

Re: On Orbits & Sun Distance

If the issue is to vary the system's configuration so that it doesn't always look the same, "all you have to do" is to rotate the planet around the Witchpoint. As i understand it, when the system is generated, everything is set up in relation to the witchpoint. So in order to 'move' the witchpoint ...
by Astrobe
Sat May 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: What are the 'old' commanders doing nowadays ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6219

Re: What are the 'old' commanders doing nowadays ?

Judging from the dates on my save files I was away from Oolite for over a year. I switch to Minetest, a FOSS game engine for Minecraft-style games. I wanted to resurrect somehow a game that went under, Firefall. I got caught again in game design issues, only even harder than in Oolite because of the...
by Astrobe
Sat May 18, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: On Orbits & Sun Distance
Replies: 25
Views: 3168

Re: On Orbits & Sun Distance

To me, the fact that the bodies are not moving while in the system is not a problem. Players are usually in a system an hour or two maximum, so I think the system's bodies don't have the time to move in a noticeable way. IMO one should refrain from thinking in terms of distances and more in terms of...