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by montana05
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Lighting Model
Replies: 34
Views: 217

Re: Screenshots

Agreed, but to this I'd argue that the ships do look well at close distances, when they comply to the new lighting model. I think that most of the material I am posting here at the screenshots thread looks good enough and I'm using even higher light intensities than the defaults. It's just a matter...
by montana05
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Lighting Model
Replies: 34
Views: 217

Re: Lighting Model

This is mainly because of many complaints we were getting of ships not being visible at long distances. I'd argue that the need for things to look 'right' at short distances trumps that of visibility at long distances (which is not a problem I had). I certainly agree to that, I got various scanners...
by montana05
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Lighting Model
Replies: 34
Views: 217

Re: Screenshots

Just checked this OXP and in 1.9x it does the opposite of what it claims: it raises the ambient light to 0.25, when the current default is 0.1. Apart from that, the radiance of the light source in 1.9x has been upped five times compared to previous versions. Ah - that would fit with my general impr...
by montana05
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Elite Wiki server down
Replies: 93
Views: 4388

Re: Elite Wiki server down

I'm aware, fix is still pending... Unfortunately, I cannot do it myself... Almost there: Anything up to two megabytes can be uploaded again. I requested to reinstate the previous upload size maximum of 150 MB. Thanks a lot, time to upload some pictures, for my OXP's 2 MB unfortunately is not suffic...
by montana05
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The U.S. election - the aftermath
Replies: 78
Views: 33525

Re: The U.S. election - the aftermath

I do agree with you that analytical and administration departments usually include the most employees. Since I didn't know his career at KGB I did some quick search and found this article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/russiagov/putin.htm from the Washington Post. How accurate...
by montana05
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The U.S. election - the aftermath
Replies: 78
Views: 33525

Re: The U.S. election - the aftermath

Not Putin, I think. I wonder if Putin was able to blackmail Trump with stuff from his earlier visits to Mother Russia? Most likely, a trained spy against a mentally sick moron, there was a reason why Russian hackers tried to boost this guys' election in the past in the first place. While Trump prid...
by montana05
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Recovering "Lost" OXPs
Replies: 157
Views: 36667

Re: Recovering "Lost" OXPs

Cholmondely wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:21 am
Just found this: http://www.aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.ph ... 6&start=15: Orphaned oxps! (2008)
Thank you, some quite interesting links in this topic. :wink:
by montana05
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The U.S. election - the aftermath
Replies: 78
Views: 33525

Re: The U.S. election - the aftermath

Not Putin, I think. I wonder if Putin was able to blackmail Trump with stuff from his earlier visits to Mother Russia? Most likely, a trained spy against a mentally sick moron, there was a reason why Russian hackers tried to boost this guys' election in the past in the first place. While Trump prid...
by montana05
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Recovering "Lost" OXPs
Replies: 157
Views: 36667

Re: Recovering "Lost" OXPs

Thank you! As a matter of interest, where these old ship.oxps are broken, what actually broke them? Was it primarily changes under Jens (2006-13: v1.7), mostly changes under Cim (2013-5: v.1.80-82), or more recent matters? Changes in AI? Changes in ship description? Other stuff? Well, most of the "...
by montana05
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Recovering "Lost" OXPs
Replies: 157
Views: 36667

Re: Recovering "Lost" OXPs

Cholmondely wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:16 pm
I finally hunted down the Snark!

2006, by ADCK
Added to the list to upload after wiki is functioning again.
by montana05
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Elite Wiki server down
Replies: 93
Views: 4388

Re: Elite Wiki server down

And on returning to the upload page, one finds this: The file you uploaded seems to be empty. This might be due to a typo in the filename. Please check whether you really want to upload this file. I've had that, preceeded by, File extension ".oxz" does not match the detected MIME type of the file (...
by montana05
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Recovering "Lost" OXPs
Replies: 157
Views: 36667

Re: Recovering "Lost" OXPs

Thank you Cody and Cholmondely,
after the file transfer is working we should upload to the expansion manger as well.
Cholmondely wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:47 pm
Should not the script.js file be in the empty Scripts folder?
Most of the time yes, the only exception is if you intend to use it like a worldscript.
by montana05
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Dictators 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 19045

Re: Dictators 2.0

I'm thinking of doing a wiki page on Religion. What is the status of the third dictatorship - and is there a name for the religion - or is it just for generic theocracies galaxy wide? Currently, on hold for probably another 2 month. The latest version includes several modifications of the original ...
by montana05
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Species: Lobstoids, Amphiboids, Reptiles etc.
Replies: 27
Views: 1048

Re: Species: Lobstoids, Amphiboids, Reptiles etc.

blackwolf added some nice looking pictures a while ago, you can find them in wanted posters oxp.
by montana05
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Recovering "Lost" OXPs
Replies: 157
Views: 36667

Re: Recovering "Lost" OXPs

And, I stumbled across this: https://app.box.com/s/3nd49c88697vss81iqen Antient Aliens : Archaeological Ruins by Stormrider (an old mission, so probably broken). He last logged in in May 2019. Does anybody know anything about it? First time that I saw it. After I checked the code it looks like a WI...