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by Fritz
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [UPDATED RELEASE] - Escort Contracts 1.7.1 (2015-12-04)
Replies: 16
Views: 11726

Re: [UPDATED RELEASE] - Escort Contracts 1.7.1 (2015-12-04)

I never experienced something like this, and I made many, many escort runs. Usually the mother keeps going while I deal with the bad guys, and I have to hurry to catch up.
by Fritz
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [UPDATED RELEASE] - Escort Contracts 1.7.1 (2015-12-04)
Replies: 16
Views: 11726

Re: [UPDATED RELEASE] - Escort Contracts 1.7.1 (2015-12-04)

I think I made the minor changes already, so I only have to upload it. But I'll have to check carefully first, because I was distracted by some other things in the past months (my days are too short for all the things I'm trying to do... :roll: ).
by Fritz
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: How many of you OXP authors are programmers?
Replies: 23
Views: 7675

Re: How many of you OXP authors are programmers?

I wouldn't really call me an OXP programmer, but I'm a programmer in real life. I started with BASIC on the C-64, and later I did a little 6502 assembler too. In school, I learned Pascal (on an Apple IIe). My first "serious" programming as an intern and as a side job during my computer science studi...
by Fritz
Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Oolite-PC
Topic: Dropping Windows XP Support
Replies: 10
Views: 10772

Re: Dropping Windows XP Support

and it is faster than it ever was Really ? How much of that 2 GB is eaten up just by this hopelessly blown up OS, right after system boot ? Something left for resource-heavy applications, e.g. java ones ? Yes, I was surprised myself. Windows 10 seems to be much sleeker than its predecessors. A co-w...
by Fritz
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Oolite-PC
Topic: Dropping Windows XP Support
Replies: 10
Views: 10772

Re: Dropping Windows XP Support

I think there are still more XP users than Vista users, but Windows XP is 14 years old, and that's a very long time in the computer business. I'm still running XP on a daily basis on one of my office PCs (without Oolite!), but today, after hesitating for some time, I finally upgraded my equally old ...
by Fritz
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Antikythera Mechanism
Replies: 32
Views: 11314

Re: Antikythera Mechanism

Only three teeth? Definitely an alien!
by Fritz
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 617
Views: 219506

Re: Quote of the week!

The question is: Incompetence, or intentional crime? I tend to suspect both.
by Fritz
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 617
Views: 219506

Re: Quote of the week!

Cody wrote:I feel that I ought to be surprised, or even shocked, at the above - but somehow I ain't!
Yes, same here... I wasn't shocked - after all, it's not my tax money - but I was fascinated. But whatever happens, the "lost" money will somehow return to the economy, so it probably isn't as bad as it sounds.
by Fritz
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Frontier-style infinite Ooniverse?
Replies: 8
Views: 4146

Re: Frontier-style infinite Ooniverse?

I like the basic idea of having eight galaxies like they have been in Elite, and adding further galaxies that can be different without making Oolite too different from Elite. We would have to think about how to go from no. 8 to no. 1 instead of no. 9, because this was possible in Elite, but this wou...
by Fritz
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Proxima Centauri has an Earth-like?
Replies: 6
Views: 3101

Re: Proxima Centauri has an Earth-like?

It is so near that it "can be reached by spaceships", as I've read on a local newspaper page. In wonder what the author had in mind - perhaps a Python? :roll:
by Fritz
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Brexit vote, the zombie apocalypse and other fallout.
Replies: 341
Views: 109023

Re: Brexit vote, the zombie apocalypse and other fallout.

It has become quiet about this. I suspect that the British are hoping that everybody else will forget about the vote after some time, and everything can continue as usual.
by Fritz
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: WWW is 25
Replies: 2
Views: 2045

Re: WWW is 25

Yes, but it's about 12.5 years since the touchdown of Opportunity - and it's still active!
by Fritz
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 337535

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

I did it once... I survived it, but there was some luck involved.
by Fritz
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: v1.84 release
Replies: 31
Views: 11837

Re: v1.84 release

Thank you for all your good work! Since version(s) 1.83 already seemed stable to me, I think it is time for me to remove 1.82 and switch to 1.84.
by Fritz
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Brexit vote, the zombie apocalypse and other fallout.
Replies: 341
Views: 109023

Re: Brexit vote, the zombie apocalypse and other fallout.

As strange as it sounds, but this might actually be a good idea. I wonder, how many Brexit secretaries will follow him.