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by Redspear
Mon Jun 10, 2024 12:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Station sizes on the wiki vs the dat files
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Station sizes on the wiki vs the dat files

The Space Trader's Flight Training Manual (SBG38/B1) p. 16, col. 2, par. 3, says about the Coriolis station: "They can berth 2000 ships, and support a fair-sized colonial life development of humanoids." This seems reasonable, and will be accepted as the basis of my subsequent argument her...
by Redspear
Mon Jun 03, 2024 12:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hull damage
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Hull damage

OK, I've had a quick look and although there was no check upon launching (nor should there be I think) there is a potential for error. What I can do is have it reset the relevant speed adjustment just prior to saving. That should prevent the speed penalty being applied more than once. Thanks for the...
by Redspear
Mon Jun 03, 2024 11:48 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Slower planet rotation?
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: Slower planet rotation?

  • (more) realistic approach?
  • planet surface stabiliser?
  • planet rotation cosmetics?
by Redspear
Mon Jun 03, 2024 9:06 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)
Replies: 374
Views: 5873

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)

Agree with the others.

My reason is that it is clearly a '2' in the first image whereas the 'II' of the others is both more stylised and less obviously numerical.
by Redspear
Mon Jun 03, 2024 9:01 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Slower planet rotation?
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: Slower planet rotation?

I don't think that anybody has done anything like this yet. I did it for the rescaling experiment. Can't remember which of those settings I used however. The rescaling experiment was 'finished' and functional BTW it just gets left behind a bit if it doesn't get updated along with oolite. What's bee...
by Redspear
Mon Jun 03, 2024 8:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hull damage
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Hull damage

Jane's Galactic Shipset caused the last bug. I have to say, I'm surprised. Jane's Galactic Shipset doesn't do anything with equipment except for the following: 1. On startup, if you have the cargo bay expansion installed, it reduces your ship's max speed. 2. If you install the cargo bay, it reduces...
by Redspear
Wed May 22, 2024 11:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A question of lore
Replies: 191
Views: 102194

Re: A question of lore

Cholmondely wrote: Wed May 22, 2024 10:55 pm
Redspear wrote: Wed May 22, 2024 9:50 pm
:D :lol:
I seem to be doing this sort of thing all the time at the moment. Rather disconcerting...
FWIW, I'd blame it on the quanity that you're doing rather than the quality.
by Redspear
Wed May 22, 2024 9:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A question of lore
Replies: 191
Views: 102194

Re: A question of lore

The two well-developed versions of the lore - Selezen's & Cim's - both imply that the inhabitants of the Eight came from elsewhere. Neither seem to discuss the GS's - but Selezen's views would have been historically tinged by his wish to incorporate Frontier From what I recall of Selezen's acco...
by Redspear
Wed May 22, 2024 9:39 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Masslock Reimagined OXZ
Replies: 16
Views: 5781

Re: Masslock Reimagined OXZ

Casting an occasional eye upon developments within Elite Dangerous I noticed with interest the new supercruise overdrive feature and was considering posting something about it relating to what I'd been trying to do around masslock (and with this oxp in particular). Just hours ago, this was posted: S...
by Redspear
Thu May 16, 2024 8:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Am annoyed about fixed lasers
Replies: 15
Views: 215

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: 15
Views: 215

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: 245

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: 245

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: 2051215

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: 245

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...