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by SandJ
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: YOUR AD HERE!!! 300 ads (sets A, B, C, D, E, F & G)
Replies: 2020
Views: 368217

Re: YOUR AD HERE!!! 300 ads (sets A, B, C, D, E, F & G)

marcusrg wrote::shock: :oops: sorry about that. Let's stay with Pizoo or Pizza...
It is OK really, as it is a child's word. It's just funny in a childish way. :)
by SandJ
Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cargo name changes from Classic Elite: only in NES port?
Replies: 14
Views: 3063

Re: Cargo name changes from Classic Elite: only in NES port?

I played NES Elite and there are indeed Robot Slaves and Narcotics were renamed Rare Species. As xzanfr mentioned, it is a PC thing. And does the ship still have lasers which are used to kill other pilots? And are kills still awarded? And does one get to Elite by trading food and soft toys to rich ...
by SandJ
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Musings about stuff that I could do to the source code...
Replies: 64
Views: 12892

Re: Musings about stuff that I could do to the source code..

If system -1 is interstellar space, then the system number is not an 8 bit unsigned integer. :twisted: That means the 256-system limit is not a fixed limit; there could be up to 32767 systems per galaxy! I don't know about any of that technical stuff, but I know I accidentally created a galaxy with...
by SandJ
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cargo name changes from Classic Elite: only in NES port?
Replies: 14
Views: 3063

Re: Cargo name changes from Classic Elite: only in NES port?

Not sure if this is the right forum to discuss Classic Elite in, but it seemed the closest fit. Others do exist. Expect a link, shortly. Edit: try this one: http://forums.frontier.co.uk/ I discovered that the "Slaves" cargo had been renamed "Robot Slaves", yet remained as illegal to export as ever....
by SandJ
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: YOUR AD HERE!!! 300 ads (sets A, B, C, D, E, F & G)
Replies: 2020
Views: 368217

Re: YOUR AD HERE!!! 300 ads (sets A, B, C, D, E, F & G)

marcusrg wrote:Here's an ad for the best pooza I have ever heard of, made in Riedquat.
"Pooza"? Image Slogan: "In space, nobody can smell what you eat"?

Oh well, I suppose even space-faring Scarabaeoids need to eat.
by SandJ
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Musings about stuff that I could do to the source code...
Replies: 64
Views: 12892

Re: Musings about stuff that I could do to the source code..

If system -1 is interstellar space, then the system number is not an 8 bit unsigned integer. :twisted:

That means the 256-system limit is not a fixed limit; there could be up to 32767 systems per galaxy!
by SandJ
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Dock Assist System™ v 1.3 now available
Replies: 15
Views: 6261

Re: Dock Assist System™ v 1.0 now available

And there's nothing stopping one from adding another custom view that goes through the centre of the ship and calling it the "Docking Camera View".
by SandJ
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5494
Views: 689068

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Thargoid wrote:OK, in the book "Starship Troopers" by Robert Heinlein, what is the name of Rico's high school sweetheart?
Arrgh! I've only just recently read that!
by SandJ
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Alphabetical Ship List
Replies: 140
Views: 12015

Re: The Alphabetical Ship List

SandJ is doing a good job with it so far! :D The following post is very helpful, for lots of ships: Me again! Updates: Falcon.oxp: May have been pushing the 3D engine a little too hard - random crashes. Some changes made... Kestrel+Merlin.oxp's: Since adding all the sub-entities they have been a li...
by SandJ
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Alphabetical Ship List
Replies: 140
Views: 12015

Re: The Alphabetical Ship List - Well done!

Is anyone interested in the Alphabetical Ship List ? I was thinking of adding links to the ships and the like, but only if people are bothered about it in the first place. Yes, apparently YOU are. Of the 667 wiki changes in the past 6 days: 248 - Fatleaf 191 - Maik 69 - RyanHoots 51 - SandJ 43 - Ci...
by SandJ
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 397268

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

That doesn't matter, you are still a hero. You can assemble flat-pack furniture! :shock: Unfortunately not as I managed to break the flimsy fitting and had to "supplement the design" with my own screws.... now the doors don't shut properly but at least I can play Oolite in a less cluttered room! Yo...
by SandJ
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Alphabetical Ship List
Replies: 140
Views: 12015

Re: The Alphabetical Ship List

maik wrote:It is better now.
Well done. Thank you.
maik wrote:Also, and some OXPs say something like "Standard, except for ..." which does not register as "Standard". See e.g. the entry for the Anaconda.
That is a fault of the Anaconda page; it should have a separate page for the liner.
by SandJ
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Alphabetical Ship List
Replies: 140
Views: 12015

Re: The Alphabetical Ship List - Transclusion!

maik wrote:
SandJ wrote:How's that? Does it deserve a dancing bananana? Image
Good job! Have two! :lol:
:mrgreen:
maik wrote:Just a slight correction: the ship pages are not OXP pages, so the use of {{ship-OXP}} is wrong here and can be removed.
Thank you. Sorted.
by SandJ
Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Alphabetical Ship List
Replies: 140
Views: 12015

Re: The Alphabetical Ship List

Some of the ships which are definitely in OXPs are coming up as "Standard". A random example: " wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Eagle_Long_Range_Fighter_Mk_3_(Oolite) " Eagle Long Range Fighter Mk 3 Size (W×H×L) 67m×12m×65m Cargo capacity 10 TC Cargo bay extension N/A Maximum speed 0.32 LM Manoeuvrability...
by SandJ
Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Alphabetical Ship List
Replies: 140
Views: 12015

Re: The Alphabetical Ship List - Transclusion!

How about using Transclusion ? That allows the content of one page to appear in another. I shall give it a go right now with the Dragon and its 3 variants and see how it looks ... I think this works well. The original Dragon page had 4 ships on the one OXP page, and the info box trying to describe ...