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by Cmdr James
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Plasma Cannons
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: Plasma Cannons

Any chance of some verification or correction by those who know? ... And are these only twins? What exactly is your question? I believe there are at least 2 things named plasma cannon in the game. One is the turret, which is a single rather than double and does more or less what you would expect ro...
by Cmdr James
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Units of Measurement
Replies: 16
Views: 2785

Re: Units of Measurement

The km labels for waypoints and reticle targets are unfortunately hardcoded. You cannot change then with an OXP. Ah, the km, pronounced koom (kuː ʊm) of course! An ancient unit the origins of which are long since lost. Legends tell of prehistoric origins, early scientists trying to express distance...
by Cmdr James
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: The Libraries mess
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: The Libraries mess

*What is that first game screen called? The "Main menu" In the source code, they are refered to as demo ships and it is described as demo screen. See Universe.m FWIW there is also (internally) a ship registry which is the set of installed ships. In the code itself shiplibrary as far as I can tell i...
by Cmdr James
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: The Libraries mess
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: The Libraries mess

Imnot 100% sure what exactly you are getting at, but I think we may be confusing different meanings of library. A ships library is a piece of ingame stuff, a room or shelf of books that you can entertain yourself with on the long and lonely travels in the spacelanes. A Library in the technical sense...
by Cmdr James
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Lave Academy OXP
Replies: 106
Views: 39293

Re: Lave Academy OXP

... in the sense that we are not all-seeing, I suppose. I now bow out of this subject, except to add that I was probably under the illusion that this sub-forum is about scriptng questions and OXZ release/update announcements ... Quitd so, this discussion of this oxp seems exactly the place to raise...
by Cmdr James
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5945
Views: 826365

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

1938 is before 1950, so it also doesnt count. To be honest I spent a few hours last night looking online for radio sci fi and trying to find some that has been made into cinema and its very limited. There was a bit of scifi radio before 1950 (war of the worlds is probably the best known radio scifi)...
by Cmdr James
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5945
Views: 826365

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Jules Verne, Journey to the Centre of the Earth . 1 H. Beam Piper, Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen . 2 Isaac Asimov, The End of Eternity - it's about time travellers who repeatedly change history and keep on ending up eliminating space travel as an unintentional side effect of the changes they make. 3 Fri...
by Cmdr James
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5945
Views: 826365

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OOps, didnt realise I was the last :( Lets have 5 scifi stories (film, book, whatever) from universes which do not involve space travel. So no startrek, no starwars, no farscape etc etc. Also not episdoe X of startrek where they stay on the ground, that universe most definately does have sparships. ...
by Cmdr James
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5945
Views: 826365

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

10 must be captain planet and the planeteers. Or alternatively Captain Caveman and the Teenangels, but that has a poor claim to be scifi.
by Cmdr James
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Units of Measurement
Replies: 16
Views: 2785

Re: Units of Measurement

I feel we are talking at cross purposes. You are arguing for the logic and usability of metric, I agree entirely. The fact we measure people with feet horses with hands roads with miles and (most) other things with meters is an absolute farce. But the point OP made here was about suspension of disbe...
by Cmdr James
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Units of Measurement
Replies: 16
Views: 2785

Re: Units of Measurement

I think the answers here have missed the point. The thing is that 17km is a ludicrous value, so renaming km to something other than well known units makes suspension of disbelief easier.
by Cmdr James
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: FFE Thrust/Accel to Elite LM
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: FFE Thrust/Accel to Elite LM

Im pretty sure that there is no exact science to it.
by Cmdr James
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5945
Views: 826365

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

So, that is indeed 3. Over to you :)
by Cmdr James
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5945
Views: 826365

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

cbr wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:02 am
Star trek TNG, identity crisis, it is a parasite that is using humanoid genetic material.
Good!
by Cmdr James
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5945
Views: 826365

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

So, inspired by the facehugger comment.... Id like to know 3, because at the moment I can only think of 3 myself, aliens/monsters/scifi whatever types of life that use other species to reproduce. We already had the aliens franchise, and Im not looking for vague startrek style every humanoid is someh...