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by CheeseRedux
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Material Test Suite
Replies: 71
Views: 22946

Re: Material Test Suite

OK, you seem to have exited the game on the rotating Cobra screen. The materials test starts after you've started a new commander though. If this doesn;t work, I would suggest going to Oolite's Tests github page and click the Download ZIP button. This should get you a copy of the sub-project, which...
by CheeseRedux
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Material Test Suite
Replies: 71
Views: 22946

Re: Material Test Suite

Opening log for Oolite version 1.80 (x86-64) under Linux 3.13.0-24-generic at 2014-10-08 14:36:06 +0200. 4 processors detected. Build options: OpenAL, new planets. Note that the contents of the log file can be adjusted by editing logcontrol.plist. 14:36:08.027 [display.mode.list.native]: X11 native...
by CheeseRedux
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Material Test Suite
Replies: 71
Views: 22946

Re: Material Test Suite

another_commander wrote:Can you be a bit more specific please? In what way exactly does it fail to produce results?
I'm not sure I can. It simply does not run. At all. As in I see zero trace of it being installed.
by CheeseRedux
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Material Test Suite
Replies: 71
Views: 22946

Re: Material Test Suite

Failures are of interest. I have a failure… Finding myself with a tiny bit of unspent time, I've taken the 1.80 out for a few spins over the last week or so. All systems nominal, and the game is Better Than Ever™. (I especially like the OXZ manager. In the old days, keeping the AddOns folder up-to-...
by CheeseRedux
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Progress
Replies: 2024
Views: 499887

Re: Progress

Regular sub-folders would be better. Very easy to drag and drop the OXP/OXZ to a separate folder outside of the addons folder to disable. I have to disagree on this one. Recognizing only folders with the .oxp suffix allows fore more flexibility for the user. Both the renaming scheme I use to turn o...
by CheeseRedux
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Progress
Replies: 2024
Views: 499887

Re: Progress

Clarification regarding the OXZ, please: No OXZ within another OXZ, that's easy enough. But will an OXZ function from inside an OXP? My AddOns folder is organized into several subfolders, something which makes it very easy to turn on or off large swathes of OXPs in one go simply by adding or removin...
by CheeseRedux
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Ubuntu/Linux Guru's - HELP!
Replies: 2
Views: 1835

Re: Ubuntu/Linux Guru's - HELP!

Have you tried boot-repair? For someone like me, whose "Linux" experience is limited to mucking around with Unix a few decades ago, it has proven to be a good tool for fixing boot issues. If, as it sounds like, you are completely unable to boot, it can be installed and run from a live-CD/DVD/USB. su...
by CheeseRedux
Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Progress
Replies: 2024
Views: 499887

Re: Progress

To digress slightly... what is the 'lore' behind hermits? Are they one-man operations, do they fly their own defender ship? Rock Hermits Pirates, aging bounty hunters, or planetary outcasts, who create living space out of asteroids. They usually choose large asteroids, and set up signal beacons to ...
by CheeseRedux
Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Progress
Replies: 2024
Views: 499887

Re: Progress

If you are a new pilot, now is your best chance to practice docking maneuvers with the space station at Lave. The Lave Orbit Space Authority permits an unlimited number of practice runs by newly appointed pilots, and does not charge. This facility is suspended during attack, or when the Coriolis st...
by CheeseRedux
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Progress
Replies: 2024
Views: 499887

Re: Progress

Slow 'em down. In practical terms, there is no challenge associated with docking for the Elite veterans. At the other extreme, repeated crashes when docking could very well be the thing that makes a new player say "screw it" and move on. Middle ground? I don't think that exists, to be honest. You've...
by CheeseRedux
Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thank You for Keyboard Precision.
Replies: 26
Views: 4189

Re: Thank You for Keyboard Precision.

I do understand what you are saying regarding the construction of modern laptops, but even so, the switches underneath each key are quite small, and there is no justifiable reason for nearby pressure on the hand-rest region to cause such events. It is not as if the operational part of the keyboard ...
by CheeseRedux
Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thank You for Keyboard Precision.
Replies: 26
Views: 4189

Re: Thank You for Keyboard Precision.

That sounds like some kind of hardware fault, to be honest.. key presses are meant to be a strictly "on" or "off" type thing. Does this behaviour manifest at other times, such as when using a word processor or typing a post in a forum? Oh, it's definitely hardware. Of the most basic sort. The cost ...
by CheeseRedux
Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thank You for Keyboard Precision.
Replies: 26
Views: 4189

Re: Thank You for Keyboard Precision.

Speaking of keyboards [threadjack alert!]: I recently replaced old laptop with new laptop. Good thing is that it is heaps more powerful. Bad thing is that the mere act of resting my hands on the front part of the keyboard somehow makes my ship turn. Mainly it rolls right, though sometimes it will be...
by CheeseRedux
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Oolite NPC ecosystem (and other questions)
Replies: 299
Views: 45446

Re: The Oolite NPC ecosystem (and other questions)

Then, on the other hand (and this is all from memory, so may not be all that accurate): There's a scene in West Wing where the "military pays $$$$ for $ items" issue came up. One of the characters whips out a hammer and smashes the glass ashtray on his desk, breaking it cleanly into two or three big...
by CheeseRedux
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Oolite NPC ecosystem (and other questions)
Replies: 299
Views: 45446

Re: The Oolite NPC ecosystem (and other questions)

Burn the heretic!