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by Redspear
Thu May 16, 2024 8:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Am annoyed about fixed lasers
Replies: 10
Views: 116

Re: Am annoyed about fixed lasers

There's also cosmetics to consider. Default laser only fires in a cardinal direction. You can remove it altogether (in which case you need a new method of 'firing') or you can try to hide it (in which case you also need to hide relevant contact effects such as sounds). If drawing a new laser path th...
by Redspear
Tue May 14, 2024 11:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Am annoyed about fixed lasers
Replies: 10
Views: 116

Re: Am annoyed about fixed lasers

I'd been thinking about this a little bit recently... So currently facing = aim but but if that association were no longer absolute then some interesting possibilities (as well as pitfalls) present themselves. Sepearating laser facing from pilot facing is one way of describing such an unlock and so ...
by Redspear
Mon May 13, 2024 1:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Physical Dimensions of "Space Trader's Flight Training Manual"?
Replies: 15
Views: 202

Re: Physical Dimensions of "Space Trader's Flight Training Manual"?

What you have there, Redspear, is a document in the internationally standardized A5 size. If you read into my previous reply an implication that you were an imprecise measurer, please take this as a public apology. No disparagement of your measuring ability was intended. No worries. I merely answer...
by Redspear
Mon May 13, 2024 10:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Physical Dimensions of "Space Trader's Flight Training Manual"?
Replies: 15
Views: 202

Re: Physical Dimensions of "Space Trader's Flight Training Manual"?

BBC manual 210mm x 149mm (likely 150 if curvature is accounted for). No, more likely 148mm than 150mm. Specifically, A5 size. The one I measured was at least 149. I measured both front and back to account for staple displacement. So unless the ruler (not tape which could have stretched) was out the...
by Redspear
Sun May 12, 2024 11:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Screenshots
Replies: 6853
Views: 2048100

Re: Screenshots

Oolite's graphics have come a long way...

Those gas giant shots are harder to compose than they look if my attempts have taught me anything. Nicely done.
by Redspear
Sun May 12, 2024 11:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Physical Dimensions of "Space Trader's Flight Training Manual"?
Replies: 15
Views: 202

Re: Physical Dimensions of "Space Trader's Flight Training Manual"?

BBC manual 210mm x 149mm (likely 150 if curvature is accounted for). Spectrum 205mm x 144mm (likely 145 if flattened out). C64 206mm x 145mm (poss. 146 flattened). So the BBC version is slightly larger and sursprisingly the C64 version is a tiny bit bigger than the Spectrum version despite both bein...
by Redspear
Sat May 11, 2024 1:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Physical Dimensions of "Space Trader's Flight Training Manual"?
Replies: 15
Views: 202

Re: Physical Dimensions of "Space Trader's Flight Training Manual"?

user2357 wrote: Sat May 11, 2024 5:51 am
Neurodivergent much? Yes, please. :D
:D

I've got a few actual manuals which I can measure for you later: BBC, Spectrunm and C64 (???)
I'll get back to you.
by Redspear
Wed May 08, 2024 9:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sizes and scale in Oolite (again)
Replies: 40
Views: 15990

Re: Sizes and scale in Oolite (again)

Cody wrote: Wed May 08, 2024 8:56 pm
The old chestnuts are the best!
Speaking of which...
hiran wrote: Wed May 08, 2024 9:16 pm
Actually I was also wondering about scale and size of this ship...
As long as it's not armed with one of those 'Seismosteller Triggering Devices'. They can be nasty.
by Redspear
Wed May 08, 2024 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sizes and scale in Oolite (again)
Replies: 40
Views: 15990

Re: Sizes and scale in Oolite (again)

Some systems are also just busier than others. Regardless of capacity, there is only one docking bay. A busy station doesn't require that many ships be docked but rather that turnover be high. A significantly less busy station requires neither of those things however. Maybe loitering is just fine in...
by Redspear
Wed Apr 24, 2024 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Flavours
Replies: 78
Views: 3425

Re: Oolite Flavours

Those four mods are all dealing with some aspect of the issue of long, boring trips from the witchpoint to the station. True. - Indestructible Injectors does what it says on the tin: injectors can’t be damaged. - Masslock Reimagined changes how masslocks work, reducing time spent mass locked by shi...
by Redspear
Sun Apr 21, 2024 11:24 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Flavours
Replies: 78
Views: 3425

Re: Oolite Flavours

Would this be relevant?
by Redspear
Wed Apr 10, 2024 5:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Proposal for 1.82: updates to service level / maintenance
Replies: 50
Views: 29815

Re: Proposal for 1.82: updates to service level / maintenance

The correct use of analogies is a tricky thing. Whether in biblical hermeneutics or in philosophical logic. But I'm amused that Smiv's analogy proves my side of the argument rather than his. The correct use of the word 'proves' is also a tricky thing :wink: But they are useful. Yes, a sort of time ...
by Redspear
Wed Apr 10, 2024 2:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Proposal for 1.82: updates to service level / maintenance
Replies: 50
Views: 29815

Re: Proposal for 1.82: updates to service level / maintenance

Now I can see Redspear's fun arguments (or RalphHH's) coming in as an objection to all this, but not Smiv's car servicing! I'm not disagrreing with you here oh Cholmongous one, really I'm not. But I would like to make that point that it highlights an issue with real world analogies. Just when you t...
by Redspear
Wed Apr 10, 2024 12:12 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: WOOT-Attack!
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: WOOT-Attack!

So... Weapons online works just as before UNTIL the player targets something, right? I nearly always use power to engines and consequently usually have weapons offline. Something that becones very obvious very quickly is that with weapons offline the targeting area of the scanner is dimmed significa...
by Redspear
Tue Apr 09, 2024 2:12 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (probably)
Replies: 327
Views: 4122

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (maybe)

Plan to try this out but from what you've written... Some good ideas there I think with a clear awareness of the issues. Configurable never hurts and you've had a go at addressing everything. Maintenence overhaul on planets is a good idea I think. Not particularly becasue it 'makes sense' (although ...