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by tonyhippy
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: A Humble Question. ... and maybe another.
Replies: 12
Views: 1676

Re: A Humble Question. ... and maybe another.

What a lot of folk do with a new Commander is sell the Cobra Mk3 and buy a cheaper ship, and use the spare cash to outfit it with the extra equipment. I've found the OXP ship Eagle2 (or the version without missile slots in ADCK's FFE Ships V1 OXP) to be great little starter ships, especially if you ...
by tonyhippy
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Feel free to use my Oolite creations
Replies: 67
Views: 16308

Re: Feel free to use my Oolite creations

Lovely reskins! I had a bash at reskinning the SLAPU too a while back: http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4494&p=137169#p137169 (I'd have attempted the rest too but I only had the existing textures to go by and they don't make it easy to see what goes where: I don't have the know-how to crea...
by tonyhippy
Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Screenshots
Replies: 5706
Views: 1115042

Re: Screenshots

The Q-bomb tactic will work if there are other ships nearby, minesweepers can be gotten around so long as you can target something just out of their range, the effect will spread to your intended target. It's a tactic I've often employed in Galaxy 7.....
by tonyhippy
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Built My First Ship
Replies: 15
Views: 2473

Re: Built My First Ship

Called: Draven
Nice name!
Coincidentally I know a CGI modeller that goes by that name:
http://www.studio-draven.com/Gallery/2009/2009.html
I've been trying to get him into Oolite for a while now if I can just get him hooked he could do some great ships too.
by tonyhippy
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: RFC: re-squared-dux ...
Replies: 197
Views: 53795

Re: RFC: re-squared-dux ...

I have actually seen a few since my last post, the first at Aquilona when I was doing the mission. Always on their own though, never at Naval bases, during GalNavy sorties or in the battles in witchspace or anywhere we have lots of ADCK's Behemoths, where you might expect to see loads of them. (BTW ...
by tonyhippy
Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: DSE Wyvern - Test Flight
Replies: 16
Views: 3050

Scaly Skin

Smashing ships!! I've taken the liberty of replacing the skins of the Wyverns on my machine with a nice scaly textured one. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/tonyhippy/Stuff/oolite-010.png http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/tonyhippy/Stuff/oolite-012.png If anyone else would like to use them,...
by tonyhippy
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Oolite deserves this ship: Hooded Swan
Replies: 24
Views: 6201

Re: Oolite deserves this ship: Hooded Swan

My favourite artists from those books were Jim Burns and Peter Elson, not so much Angus McKie - his over-clean edging, narrow range of tonal values and oversaturated colours diminished the atmosphere or sense of scale in his art.
by tonyhippy
Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: RFC: re-squared-dux ...
Replies: 197
Views: 53795

Re: RFC: re-squared-dux ...

SB-Navy.oxp Image ... adds one large carrier (the big triangular one from before) with a naming scheme based on Norse Gods or other godlike beings. I added this ages ago but haven't seen any in game yet...Simon, is there another oxp I need to disable in order for these to appear (Galactic Navy, ADC...
by tonyhippy
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Galactic Navy Strikes Back
Replies: 264
Views: 65404

Re: Galactic Navy Strikes Back

Has anyone had successful navy mission against thargoids yet? In two sorties I have scored tens of kills, yet both have ended to destruction of navy fleet, departure of thargoids and more containers and inactive robot fighters floating around than my Cobra3 has room to pick them up. I try to arrive...
by tonyhippy
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: "Personal Base" OXP Concept (Open to Ideas)
Replies: 62
Views: 6054

Re: "Personal Base" OXP Concept (Open to Ideas)

Don't forget, some of us have several Commanders having different lives within their own personal Ooniverses: My top Commander, Ruthungus (Elite) is a bounty hunter currently fling his trusty Dragon M on his second stint in Galaxy 4, whilst Commander HonestJohn lives the life of a scrupulously legal...
by tonyhippy
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Screenshots
Replies: 5706
Views: 1115042

texture

The texture I used was sampled from this pattern. Feel free to use this yourselves if you wish!
Image
Larger version here:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v95/t ... =tile3.png
by tonyhippy
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Screenshots
Replies: 5706
Views: 1115042

Re: Screenshots

Encountered not one but two of these titans flying side by side! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/tonyhippy/Stuff/hauler5.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/tonyhippy/Stuff/hauler3.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/tonyhippy/Stuff/hauler4.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95...
by tonyhippy
Fri May 20, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kzin Ships
Replies: 20
Views: 3694

Re: Kzin Ships

As mentioned above, the Kzin did appear in one episode of the Star Trek animated series: "Slaver Weapon" by Larry Niven (one of his short stories just barely modified to be a Star Trek story) but I can't remember if you see any of their spaceships. They'd be easier than Puppeteer ships anyway as the...
by tonyhippy
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Screenshots
Replies: 5706
Views: 1115042

Re: Screenshots

Cmdr Wyvern wrote:That was a very nice repaint you did of the Dragons, I use those textures myself. :) But then I made it easy for you, by including the blank auvs in the oxp package.
Thanks! Glad you liked them! Would that other OXP writers could provide them too - I'd do a lot more re-skinning.
by tonyhippy
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Screenshots
Replies: 5706
Views: 1115042

Re: Screenshots

I can still only repaint over the existing textures, and then only if the panel lines/edges are apparent, or guessable (they often aren't). I've nowhere near the computer skills needed to create skins from a dat file or from Wings3D. If anyone would like me to skin or re-skin something they'd have t...