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by Cmdr James
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Re: Elite: Dangerous - and the return
Replies: 2075
Views: 436004

Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

even though I'm not 100% sure my Mac can take it Just for the record it currently looks unlikely that there will be a mac version in the short term. It currently look like the target will only just be made, and the stretch goal of a mac version is fairly far off. Quite what that means for the mac v...
by Cmdr James
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Re: Elite: Dangerous - and the return
Replies: 2075
Views: 436004

Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

1. The game can operate totally in offline mode, with a dynamically generating galaxy according to built in rules. It will lack the potential richness and dynacism that other player interactions might cause (i.e. trade wars, political shifts etc) in favour of random events. If you don't go online -...
by Cmdr James
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Re: Elite: Dangerous - and the return
Replies: 2075
Views: 436004

Re: David Braben's Elite: Dangerous - Kickstarter!

I still can't believe all the £20 pledges haven't gone yet... Personally 20 quid isnt a big deal to me, but Im not keen on promising to pay for promises. I dont really like the kickstarter model, its just like microinvestment, without actually having an investment -- so thats a preorder then. It mi...
by Cmdr James
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: System main station destroyed
Replies: 3
Views: 2043

Re: System main station destroyed

That sounds like an OXP "Asteroid Storm" I think. http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Asteroid_Storm

It does some clever work around to kill the main station.
by Cmdr James
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Laser beam(s) - not like in the classical Elite
Replies: 67
Views: 7318

Re: Laser beam(s) - not like in the classical Elite

There is of course the other obvious problem which is that many ships have lasers modelled and the point of origin moved to the barrel. How do we retro-fit multiple beams to tham in a way that doesnt look utterly stupid? What do we do about detecting hits? What if two of the beams cross a target and...
by Cmdr James
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ship with 2 forward lasers?
Replies: 26
Views: 5109

Re: Ship with 2 forward lasers?

It isnt so much that 2 lasers are explicitly prevented, but that the code assumes (and in some places enforces) that there are only 4 possible slots: front rear left and right. Each mount point can only take one weapon, and the weapon must be one of the supported ones ie there is no "double laser" y...
by Cmdr James
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: It's official - open source is virus-laden!
Replies: 29
Views: 4860

Re: It's official - open source is virus-laden!

Whats a virii? Do you mean viruses?
by Cmdr James
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ascension
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Re: Ascension

Wildeblood wrote:
Commander McLane wrote:Also, there is no system named Ascension...
Yes, heaven forbid anyone should try to improve the game by changing the planet names to things that can actually be pronounced and remembered.
I suggest you never travel in Wales :p
by Cmdr James
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why does Elite still matter?
Replies: 52
Views: 7434

Re: Why does Elite still matter?

I think the odd thing about Frontier Developments is that they have never "got" elite. Whilst Frontier and FFE where in many ways interesting and original games, they were in no way elite IMHO. I imagine elite IV if it ever happens will be some horrendous Massively Multiplayer Online Simulator (ie n...
by Cmdr James
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Are there any Black Holes OXPs?
Replies: 41
Views: 8542

Re: Are there any Black Holes OXPs?

Maybe make some intersteller locations have black holes, and make behaviour there weird, everything is drawn towards it, and contact is instant death...
by Cmdr James
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Are there any Black Holes OXPs?
Replies: 41
Views: 8542

Re: Are there any Black Holes OXPs?

Actually I remember a bug of sorts in the ZX Spectrum version of Elite. You did a certain sequence of things, I think it was saving a game before you did anything at all, and then when you loaded the game you were in a completely new set of eight galaxies (you also got three souped-up lasers and we...
by Cmdr James
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Planet Atmosphere
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: Planet Atmosphere

Im not anywhere I can easily check, but I'm pretty sure we already have atmosphere but it is not visible. I seem to remember frictional heating when close to a planet.
by Cmdr James
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Planet Atmosphere
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: Planet Atmosphere

Isnt that going to look a bit weird on the nighttime side?
by Cmdr James
Wed May 23, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Scooping gold, platinum and gemstones
Replies: 39
Views: 6393

Re: Scooping gold, platinum and gemstones

Elite didnt have delivery missions where you could easily acquire large amounts of gems etc. This feature of oolite led quite commonly to people flying a small single seat fighter and carrying a bajillion tonnes of "free" cargo because it occupied no space. The in game thinking is that each ship has...
by Cmdr James
Mon May 21, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Scooping gold, platinum and gemstones
Replies: 39
Views: 6393

Re: Scooping gold, platinum and gemstones

It still makes more sense to look at t meaning a unit of space. 1000kg of gold takes 1t of space, but so does 2kg of gold if it is in a 1t canister on its own.