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by RockDoctor
Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Frontier Developments plc Full year trading update
Replies: 12
Views: 5913

Re: Frontier Developments plc Full year trading update

For comparison EVE (spreadsheets in space, as someone named it) has almost exactly 1000 times as many players. https://www.vg247.com/2015/06/29/eve-onlines-player-count-drops-to-lowest-since-2008/ Well, it's fairly plain from what I said previously that I don't go anywhere near the "cutting edge" o...
by RockDoctor
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1329
Views: 442321

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

Or even better still, a bunch of Thargoid warships! Out of the frying pan and into the Laser Ignition Facility. Besides, bloody insects never turn up when you need them. They didn't just have their fear glands removed, but had the space filled with the "Really Great Timing" and "Thanks, M-8-legs" g...
by RockDoctor
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Frontier Developments plc Full year trading update
Replies: 12
Views: 5913

Re: Frontier Developments plc Full year trading update

"Steam" is some systm for online only games, isn't it? So if I read that correctly there are between 20 and 40 players in the ED universe at any one time. I don't know if that is good or bad - are they charged to be online? Phew, I remember that with trying to get online in the early 90s with a 2400...
by RockDoctor
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Frontier Developments plc Full year trading update
Replies: 12
Views: 5913

Re: Frontier Developments plc Full year trading update

Yeah, that share price chart is not a pretty picture Pity the guy who bought 1,600,000 shares just before the Elite Dangerous bad news went public... losing him more than £1m... ... and handing a nice profit of £4m to the uncannily prescient seller. One David Braben ( link )... I barely understand ...
by RockDoctor
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [Release] Andromeda OXP v1.5
Replies: 32
Views: 21512

Re: [Release] Andromeda OXP v1.5

[wiki]Andromeda[/wiki] - the main spaceship in Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda TV series. Shiny indeed! I've only just recently discovered the TV series in the depths of daytime TV. It took about 10 episodes of watching the lilac girl turn irregularly yellow before I realised that they were broadcasti...
by RockDoctor
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Apollo 11 command module in 3D
Replies: 2
Views: 2488

Re: Apollo 11 command module in 3D

The Smithsonian have put a 3D scan of the Apollo 11 command module online: It's very nice, but my first impression from the description was that this would be a 3d-model of the exterior of the spacecraft component, and therefore potentially of interest to the shipyard representatives who lurk here....
by RockDoctor
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: v1.84 release
Replies: 31
Views: 14059

Re: v1.84 release

would you recommend 3 military lasers for firepower, or three beam lasers for heat output? Military. Deliver 1.5 times more damage from the same heat, double damage/second, double range and energy efficiency so no reason to use Beam if you can afford the better one. Just be careful, your enemies us...
by RockDoctor
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1329
Views: 442321

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

I got to Ararus with a group of hired killers waiting for me at the witchpoint, forcing me to corkscrew down the main corridor on basic engines. I picked up a pirate group along the way. By the end of the journey I was docking with 14 'ships on my butt, but I cot a cool 400 cred as payment. Hi NEAN...
by RockDoctor
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Stellar Serpents
Replies: 8
Views: 4499

Re: Stellar Serpents

I've completed the visiting of planets in G2 (Explorers OXP(Z)) and have gone for a Stellar Serpent hunt before hitting the 'G' button. I eventully got caught up with the damned beast, I think. But F5 tells me there are now no Serpents in the Galaxy, while the '`' message log tells me there is a ser...
by RockDoctor
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Stuff Windows 10
Replies: 119
Views: 39582

Re: Windows Update

" IE " ... that's a phrase I have to struggle to remember the meaning of. Is it something like "there should not be a monoculture of OS plus browser with hugely distributed holes (when identified) ; therefore, regardless of your OS, one should never use the OS's default browser ; in the case of a Wi...
by RockDoctor
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Elite
Replies: 17
Views: 6246

Re: Elite

Have you considered that as your board sig? :wink: _________________ "With our thoughts, we make the world" :-) Oh, so YOU'RE the one responsible. A queue rapidly forms, of people with bones to pick with what your thoughts have done to them. The League of Oolite Widows at their head, with turkey ba...
by RockDoctor
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Stuff Windows 10
Replies: 119
Views: 39582

Re: Windows Update

That link just tells me that "Javascript is disabled," which I knew already (NoScript). Oh, I see. Its a Microsoft website. No, I doubt that'll help much. And no, I'm not even going to temporarily allow MS to run code on my machine, even if it's in a browser's "sandbox". Microsoft upgrade woes? I th...
by RockDoctor
Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: FYI - Anaconda overheats in Torus-drive??
Replies: 4
Views: 3209

Re: FYI - Anaconda overheats in Torus-drive??

I'm not using the "Ships Configuration OXP". I should have thought of that earlier. Checking my list of installed OX(Z)Ps is ... (Dump of data to log file - is this what you need?) GL_EXT_point_parameters, GL_ATI_separate_stencil, GL_AMD_performance_monitor, GL_EXT_subtexture, GL_NV_texture_barrier,...
by RockDoctor
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Trading limitations
Replies: 3
Views: 2605

Re: Trading limitations

Buried in "developers" ... well, I certainly haven't delved in there. So, the Wiki needs the notes that RHs (without the OXPs you mention) can only receive 15TC/ commodity; (2^4-1) Coriolis can only accept 127 (2^7-1); Torus (the do-nut big stations) can take ??????? Small stations ("Trade Outpost,"...
by RockDoctor
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: FYI - Anaconda overheats in Torus-drive??
Replies: 4
Views: 3209

Re: FYI - Anaconda overheats in Torus-drive??

In Ship Config, the things that will generate heat are injectors, Nope. in normal flight, T-drive. No injectors. initiating a hyperspace jump, I was heading towards the star to top off the tanthoseks before leaping into an Anarchy (with anticipation of trouble, and needing to jump on ; better to ha...