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by hiran
Thu May 06, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Wiki
Replies: 267
Views: 70323

Re: Oolite Wiki

For every ship, every equipment, every other item of the Ooniverse should exist a page with meaningful content. Spot on! [...] Automatic Target Acquisition was a really tricky one! No mention anywhere in the wiki. No mention anywhere in the OXZ list! I eventually tracked it down with your massive d...
by hiran
Thu May 06, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [RELEASE] Telescope OXP v1.15
Replies: 107
Views: 85143

Re: [RELEASE] Telescope OXP v1.15

Two questions. 1) I can set Telescope's options to detect up to 200 items. What on earth is the point of this? I can't seem to get the MFD to show me anything other than the 10 nearest. There seems to be no scroll function. What am I missing? 2) What difference does the small dish make? Again, it s...
by hiran
Thu May 06, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6125
Views: 1013007

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Right. Well if you are suffering from chiplessness/crisplessness and desperately looking for something to do, please sneak a peek at this: http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Oolite_Trading I wrote it with you in mind, and would appreciate some feed-back. Is it clear enough? Even if your English was l...
by hiran
Wed May 05, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6125
Views: 1013007

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cholmondely wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:22 pm What on earth is this?

And I thought you said that you were going to sit quietly at the back munching on your crisps! What is this?!
The picture shows a human and a thermian in tight embrace.

Well, I ran out of chips.
by hiran
Wed May 05, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Recovering "Lost" OXPs
Replies: 222
Views: 94577

Re: Recovering "Lost" OXPs

However I will create it only if there is demand. Thinking about this. If we get drowned in a morass of files/information, it probably won't do too much good. I would guess that only a minority of OXPs actually do any of the 3 things on the list. And I don't even understand what the second one refe...
by hiran
Wed May 05, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6125
Views: 1013007

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, since we went there with my last answer, let's have five SF works or settings in which humans have alien (or otherwise non-human but NOT robotic / android) sexual partners. Would this one qualify? https://64.media.tumblr.com/470f59e38d585dbc6fe6d819ee960e28/tumblr_mxziroVcp11qfigugo1_250.gif ht...
by hiran
Wed May 05, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Recovering "Lost" OXPs
Replies: 222
Views: 94577

Re: Recovering "Lost" OXPs

Apologies: I'm not sure that I understand what you are saying! Ok, maybe I am a bit too fast. Situations like this are very close to my earth-based day job. The question that came up is which OXPs overwrite which planets, since (I guess) if multiple OXPs overwrite the same planet the result may be ...
by hiran
Tue May 04, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Recovering "Lost" OXPs
Replies: 222
Views: 94577

Re: Recovering "Lost" OXPs

How could one retrieve the list of planets in Oolite? I guess that would not be inside an OXP but maybe a plist on the core game? ./Applications/Oolite/oolite.app/Resources/Config/planetinfo.plist Next would be to identify how an OXP 'overwrites' a planet. .../Config/planetinfo.plist (see http://wi...
by hiran
Tue May 04, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Recovering "Lost" OXPs
Replies: 222
Views: 94577

Re: Recovering "Lost" OXPs

How could one retrieve the list of planets in Oolite?
I guess that would not be inside an OXP but maybe a plist on the core game?

Next would be to identify how an OXP 'overwrites' a planet.

If both these bits of information are automatable it could be a whiff to....
Anyone interested?
by hiran
Tue May 04, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6125
Views: 1013007

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 7:59 pm Back to you for the next question!
Oh, I accidentially bumped into a quizz show?

<sits down and starts munching chips>
by hiran
Mon May 03, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Wiki
Replies: 267
Views: 70323

Re: Oolite Wiki: Neverending redness of Herrings

Teehee.. sounds like a whole new perspective on British socio-cultural development (and yes, I am (was?) British) *grin* Good you enjoy it here! Welcome to this strange forum where people who usually play wealths of their leisure time alone with a computer and dream about deep space once in a while...
by hiran
Mon May 03, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Wiki
Replies: 267
Views: 70323

Re: Oolite Wiki: Neverending redness of Herrings

Still, I am not sure if I can prevent my fingers from exploring down in the Oolite mechanics to find out how some epicyclic gearing might react to a firmly applied whack... You prefer geocentric epicycles to eccentrics? Was the great debate ever concluded before Copernicus came along? I believe ecc...
by hiran
Mon May 03, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Oolite-PC
Topic: Changing Key Mappings?
Replies: 19
Views: 4981

Re: Changing Key Mappings?

That's how it worked with the original Elite. The game for the BBC computer came with an overlay that fitted the keyboard. See here for overlay: https://www.frontierastro.co.uk/Elite/bbc/BBCSupTape.jpg - the white strip of card in the bottom right corner. It sat on top of the red function keys - se...
by hiran
Mon May 03, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Wiki
Replies: 267
Views: 70323

Re: Oolite Wiki: Neverending redness of Herrings

So... I've only ever used the Cobra III. I started with the tutorial. Made sure I understood the basic controls, manoeuvering and docking. I could not dodge the asteroids, so I didn't bother. As for the combat - don't even think about the mess I made of it! [...] Without quoting too much - this sou...
by hiran
Sun May 02, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Oolite-PC
Topic: Changing Key Mappings?
Replies: 19
Views: 4981

Re: Changing Key Mappings?

Cholmondely wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 1:34 pm
I think I just now understood the overlay functionality. That picture is meant to be printed, cut, folded, glued and just placed onto the real keyboard!
Really nice idea! _lol_