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by Alex
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: OS and Connections
Replies: 0
Views: 5838

OS and Connections

Thanks. There's such much malware these days that I wonder whether, on Windows, I should go back to running more than minimal real-time protection (aside from various browser addOns, that I do have). I might even need something (aside from the aforementioned addOns, together with security patches a...
by Alex
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: A question for Elite 1984 experts
Replies: 6
Views: 3923

Re: A question for Elite 1984 experts

This is an Oolite thing. I played the first Elite thoroughly. May have missed quite a few things, but don't remember a system out of reach. That would have been a total waste of very limited memory.
by Alex
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Migrating icons
Replies: 4
Views: 2035

Re: Migrating icons

I do use nvidia drivers. but haven't updated in a while. Only 2 icons seem to have 'itchy feet' and always to the same place. Also my calendar tends to think my screen is 4:3 ratio on occasion. Maybe an update of the graphic driver should be thought about. In my experience upgrades tend to introduce...
by Alex
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Migrating icons
Replies: 4
Views: 2035

Migrating icons

This is nothing but a ??. There are a few icons on my desk top, that on start up occasionally migrate. Always to the same place. Running windoze 7. Ye I hear yous all chuckling from here. I got the pro version on disc for $0.00. Great buy. And if you don't allow it to update. It runs smoothly. Just ...
by Alex
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Which weapon is best ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4349

Re: Which weapon is best ?

REALLY! Laughing so hard, have to allow my ship cat to take over.

Better watch out, Cat has, well cat's eyes on targeting.
by Alex
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: For Jamisons and oldies alike
Replies: 0
Views: 5360

For Jamisons and oldies alike

Right kiddies; Ask you grandies "What is a space hopper? and how many colours did it come in?" Then ask "What is a 'fad'? " Elite and it's off spring. Not a 'fad' but rapidly became a platform commercial game. Oolite and it's 'up' grades. Not a fad. AND still free for the price of your ISP. Ahh. Onc...
by Alex
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Which weapon is best ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4349

Re: Which weapon is best ?

Tried the rail gun, thinking 'Wild west shoot out in space'. Not for me. Like the colt 45 of it's time. Useless at over 30 feet. Accuracy was dismal. Confirmed kill at over 13km. I disabled my lasers, which tends to hasten the learning experience! 13km WOW! With that ol thing? Double WOW. Still bet...
by Alex
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Which weapon is best ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4349

Re: Which weapon is best ?

Hello steen, Welcome to the only forum where 'the only stupid question is the one not asked'. Don't know who said that. but it stuck. The best weapon. Mmm, Easy, the one that works for you. I'm a bitty old school and don't add all the weapon extras. So the Military laser is top gun for me. Tried the...
by Alex
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question about trading
Replies: 15
Views: 6142

Re: Question about trading

Thing is though I'm not stopping to fight. If you just fly a corkscrew path to the planet the ships can't hit you often enough to destroy you. ( Joystick needed really for this ) This certainly helps a lot, but I have the impression that with the Skilled NPCs OXP this tactic is far less effective. ...
by Alex
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How Does Avoiding the Spacelanes Break Gameplay?
Replies: 50
Views: 14896

Re: How Does Avoiding the Spacelanes Break Gameplay?

Re: How Does Avoiding the Spacelanes Break Gameplay? It doesn't. What changed game play was too many fingers playing in the core game. Try to get an older version, before 1.80 (76 being my favorite) Game is great and your only real worry is the oxp/oxz's you add. I play 1.80 A lot, as there were som...
by Alex
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question about trading
Replies: 15
Views: 6142

Re: Question about trading

If you just fly a corkscrew path to the planet... Yes, but when you get there you're so dizzy you can't walk in a straight line and instead accidentally walk out the wrong end of the hanger bay. You can't get dizzy. your down and direction are the same in flight. It's all they poor beings on the pl...
by Alex
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Doctor Who again
Replies: 4
Views: 2633

Re: Doctor Who again

Non native speaker? He's Scottish and speaks proper England. Better than most English with their accents. Back in the 70's there was a survey to see who spoke the most correct English. Ayrshire, West coast of Scotland. Who'd have thought? Still makes me smile. I have a Glesga accent. Even after many...
by Alex
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 16
Views: 6028

Re: Doctor Who

"Wibbly Wobbly
Timey wimey
gender bendery"

Can I have my socks back.

Talk about a laugh.
by Alex
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 16
Views: 6028

Re: Doctor Who

The Doctor has a daughter. Have yous forgotten that episode? She regenerated on the last scene. And stole a time ship. Now she has a mum instead of a dad time lord parent. How funny can that be?
by Alex
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 16
Views: 6028

Re: Doctor Who

From the sci-fi trivia thread (seven years ago): ... the answer is 13 incarnations, so 12 regenerations. So... is this the last one? WHAT? What I say. The last one? Tis the Doctor your talking about. There is NO last one. Just the first woman one. There might be more in the years to come. Or went? ...