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by Diziet Sma
Mon Apr 29, 2024 11:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 1pm 7th July 2024 - Oolite Anniversary Party (London)
Replies: 54
Views: 1683

Re: July 2024 - Oolite Anniversary Party

Others ... Diziet Sma, he of the Beer Cooler (was on GitHub in Aug 2020 re an All Points Bulletin for the Mac Build) ... Would love to be there... but you're holding this shindig on the opposite side of the planet from where I live. If you can arrange for it to happen in Australia, that would work ...
by Diziet Sma
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Calling all Browncoats - Rebel Galaxy on sale 80% off
Replies: 0
Views: 11441

Calling all Browncoats - Rebel Galaxy on sale 80% off

If you're a fan of Serenity/Firefly, you'll probably love this game.. It's been described as a mashup of Firefly, Cowboy Bebop and Sid Meier's Pirates!.. It has a pumping blues rock soundtrack, and I'm so hooked my first session lasted 18 hours straight.. which NO game has ever done to me before. An...
by Diziet Sma
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Any Twitch streamer here?
Replies: 9
Views: 12619

Re: Any Twitch streamer here?

That - and I'd guess many of us prefer to play rather than watch someone play. Heck, I very much enjoy watching others gaming, both IRL and on youtube/twitch, and even I find the vast majority of Oolite videos to be boring as hell.. (despite loving to play the game myself) So far as I can tell, thi...
by Diziet Sma
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Start Up Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 10729

Re: New Start Up Ideas

BlackWolf wrote: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:28 am
Just ponderings.

Carry on pondering.. some good ideas you have there.
by Diziet Sma
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Is Political Change Possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 16505

Re: Is Political Change Possible?

A possible subset of this sort of thing: The player might get a chance to join a system's local chapter of the Industrial Workers of the Galaxy, aka the Wigglies , contributing cash and goods (and maybe busting a few union-busters' heads) to let them put together a system-wide General Strike, thus ...
by Diziet Sma
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Anti malware program
Replies: 13
Views: 26113

Re: Anti malware program

Cody wrote: Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:03 am
I see MS has backported its Defender ATP toolkit from WX to W7/8 - almost tempts me to update my vanilla OS install.

I wouldn't bother.. it's designed for Enterprise use, and it's not free. Given that M$ charge like a wounded bull for Office 365, I don't see ATP being any different.
by Diziet Sma
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Anti malware program
Replies: 13
Views: 26113

Re: Anti malware program

I second the advice about the Windows Defender and Malwarebytes combo.. that's all I use (and I'm an IT tech specialising in computer and network security). If you absolutely must have some full-blown antivirus program, Panda (free version) is pretty lightweight and effective, but the number of news...
by Diziet Sma
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Decals and Nose art.
Replies: 71
Views: 68288

Re: Decals and Nose art.

I think the consensus from earlier on in the thread is that this is a nice idea and would be popular, except it is pretty much impossible to do within the way the game works. Agree.. with the proviso that I'd have added "at present" to the end of that sentence.. if the core code was chang...
by Diziet Sma
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Decals and Nose art.
Replies: 71
Views: 68288

Re: Decals and Nose art.

Unless you're really into the "purist only open source" crowd, I'd recommend switching the "nouveau" NVidia driver with the one provided by NVidia as a first step into getting better graphics from your card. I was going to suggest the same thing.. your graphics chip is actually ...
by Diziet Sma
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Decals and Nose art.
Replies: 71
Views: 68288

Re: Decals and Nose art.

Hmm.. nothing I can see of note in your logs.. other than your Mesa drivers being slightly out of date.. (I'm running 17.2.8 on my Mint machine) but I doubt that's anything to worry about. I can't think of anything else to suggest just now.. since the same set now causes no apparent problems, I'm in...
by Diziet Sma
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Decals and Nose art.
Replies: 71
Views: 68288

Re: Decals and Nose art.

later today I can try getting rid of the error-spawning oolite.oxp.Griff.Santa.oxz and oolite.oxp.amah.noshaders_accessories_chunky_explosions.oxz, and so on, to see if I can narrow in more specifically on crash-inducing OXZs. To save yourself some time, try using a binary testing methodology to id...
by Diziet Sma
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Adding Depth to Maesin: Which OXPs should I install?
Replies: 4
Views: 10943

Re: Adding Depth to Maesin: Which OXPs should I install?

DataPacRat wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:27 pm
I forget the name of the one that adds pretty backgrounds to station menus... BGS?

That would be BGS.. but there's also Smivs' Better Screens.
by Diziet Sma
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Addon clutter: Which OXPs should I nuke?
Replies: 23
Views: 26194

Re: Addon clutter: Which OXPs should I nuke?

DataPacRat wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:06 am
I've been sending online messages since the days of the original Elite and dial-up BBSes;

I suspected it was something like that.. old habits, and all that. :D
by Diziet Sma
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Wanted Posters for Ya-Adds
Replies: 78
Views: 82389

Re: Wanted Posters for Ya-Adds

Cody wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:35 am
No doubt HIMSN have a file on him - a fat file - but he's quite pally with Navy, and has been of use to them.

Very good point.. as always, it helps to have friends in high places! :lol:
by Diziet Sma
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Addon clutter: Which OXPs should I nuke?
Replies: 23
Views: 26194

Re: Addon clutter: Which OXPs should I nuke?

DataPacRat wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:40 pm
/that/ /sorts/

Ermm. you are aware that you can highlight words in the text editor and then click on the bold, italic or underline buttons (or even combine them) as you'd like, yes? :wink: