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by tinker
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Proposal for 1.82: support for economic changes
Replies: 128
Views: 32689

Re: Proposal for 1.82: support for economic changes

Looking at the new proposed table of goods brings up an idea I had some time ago. If the station has none of an item available AND you have none to sell then suppress that line so you are only looking at things that could be traded now. For the example above 4 lines would not be shown which would al...
by tinker
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Proposal for 1.82: combat balance changes
Replies: 161
Views: 58680

Re: Proposal for 1.82: combat balance changes

As one of the daily players who has not yet got to competent after 8 years of playing I might be a suitable tester. Mainly my score is low as I usually do all I can to avoid fighting, I am crap at it and have no interest in getting better but I do have an interest in getting the balance better as at...
by tinker
Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Proposal for 1.82: equipment balancing and choices
Replies: 181
Views: 41847

Re: Proposal for 1.82: equipment balancing and choices

You have to carefully avoid combat at the beginning, in a space shooting game! It is a bit silly when you think about it. Have to disagree. First off it's not just a shooting game. There are those who enjoy it while stringently avoiding serious combat, even if they're equipped for it. But more impo...
by tinker
Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Are OXZ's an improvement ...
Replies: 148
Views: 27435

Re: Are OXZ's an improvement ...

So they are a step towards an improvement. If most users fall in the Joe User category then that is fine, any improvements in things like dependencies and searching will only make it better. There does need to be better testing of extensions before release I would suggest, GRS buoys for example give...
by tinker
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Are OXZ's an improvement ...
Replies: 148
Views: 27435

Are OXZ's an improvement ...

.. or are they a step toward an improvement? Or is that they are not an improvement but just a different way of doing things is is in some ways better and in other ways worse? I can see the reasoning that would say they were an improvement but in practice I find them a step backwards, especially whe...
by tinker
Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: OXZ's - which directory to sync?
Replies: 4
Views: 1962

Re: OXZ's - which directory to sync?

If you are running OXP's as well as OXZ's then you will still need to sync your Addons folder as well.

BTW, just to be pedantic you upgraded to version 1.80 not 1.8, in the world of software versions 1.8 came 72 versions ago.
by tinker
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: GRS buoyRepair.oxp
Replies: 235
Views: 55474

Re: GRS buoyRepair.oxp

This is not a problem with this Addon, it does affect several that use the cobra3_redux1.dat which seems to MIA again. The workaround in OXP's is to copy the cobra3_redux.dat model, and texture unless the OXP does a reskin job, to the OXP and rename it to match the missing model. With an OXZ though ...
by tinker
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Oolite-Linux
Topic: Quick batch png convertion (fix texture issues and warnings)
Replies: 20
Views: 15788

Re: Quick batch png convertion (fix texture issues and warni

@ Getafix I can use 1.80, just using oxp's there is no problem as the script corrects the png errors in the oxp's and in the programme, (trumbles.png is set as an rgb greyscale image.) What I cannot do is use OXZ Addons, unless the png's are correctly identified, as I identify problem OXZ's I can re...
by tinker
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Oolite-Linux
Topic: Quick batch png convertion (fix texture issues and warnings)
Replies: 20
Views: 15788

Re: Quick batch png convertion (fix texture issues and warni

@ Getafix As Diziet said, I need to use the Arch installer to compile Oolite on my box and being a rolling release everything is, in theory, the newest and latest version. I did try rolling back Libpng to an earlier version but that broke so many other things that it is not an option. @ Diziet Sma H...
by tinker
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Passenger missions approach.
Replies: 27
Views: 7103

Re: Passenger missions approach.

After about eight years playing, mostly in my rusty ferdelance which I got a good deal on six years ago, I almost exclusively run passengers in the 2 berths I could fit in, the rest of the cargo hold is used for scooping cargo or survival pods en route, scooped stuff is 100% profit. I always look fo...
by tinker
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Licensing OXPs
Replies: 28
Views: 36336

Re: Licensing OXPs

It is possible that Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) is a better option now, it has better International coverage than 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
by tinker
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Oolite-Linux
Topic: Quick batch png convertion (fix texture issues and warnings)
Replies: 20
Views: 15788

Re: Quick batch png convertion (fix texture issues and warni

This fix works OK on OXP addons but not with OXZ addons, running the script in the Managed addons folder has no effect as OXZ files are identified as zipped files.
by tinker
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: 50 Gb box accounts available
Replies: 12
Views: 2342

50 Gb box accounts available

Box have a promotion for new accounts, 50Gb free for life, not sure how long the promo will last but you do get the oportunity to forward another 50Gb to a friend as well.

https://www.box.com/signup/o/dell_50gb_give_get
by tinker
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [Release] Market Observer
Replies: 205
Views: 76994

Re: [Release] marketObserver 1.2

As I very rarely visit main stations to trade then this unfortunately will not be a lot of use to me.
by tinker
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [Release] Market Observer
Replies: 205
Views: 76994

Re: [Release] marketObserver 1.1

I came across a couple of problems. Commodity markets oxp gives a buy market price and a sell market price, Market Observer only uses the first market screen. So after checking one main station there should be a high, low and average price recorded but all three are the same value. Market Observer a...