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by byronarn
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Mouse Controller options
Replies: 14
Views: 5747

Re: Mouse Controller options

Mouse wheel controlling speed when mouse control is active is coming up. As for the other mouse buttons, sorry. I don't have a new fancy mouse here so I cannot test at all. It should be possible to do though, although the question then becomes: why torus and injectors and not something else. So mak...
by byronarn
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Mouse Controller options
Replies: 14
Views: 5747

Mouse Controller options

I tried out the Mouse Control feature of Oolite today. I have some suggestions. First of all, Most Mice today have a scroll wheel. Why not make this control the speed? And second, many mice have web navigation buttons on the side. They're just two small buttons where the thumb can easily get to them...
by byronarn
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How Does Avoiding the Spacelanes Break Gameplay?
Replies: 50
Views: 13389

Re: How Does Avoiding the Spacelanes Break Gameplay?

You know, space *is* huge and even pirates/mercenaries/bounty hunters can't be everywhere in the galaxy. So to a certain extend the off-lane areas may represent this fact. Commanders making a living off one of the above businesses know this and thus they tend to scoop those regions of space where r...
by byronarn
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How Does Avoiding the Spacelanes Break Gameplay?
Replies: 50
Views: 13389

Re: How Does Avoiding the Spacelanes Break Gameplay?

For me the concept of lanes and the concept of torus drive have been a total game/immersion killer. I just can't get around the conflict in my mind about a non-player centric Ooniverse where I can drive around in god mode while everyone else drives sluggishly in nice lines just waiting to be butche...
by byronarn
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How Does Avoiding the Spacelanes Break Gameplay?
Replies: 50
Views: 13389

How Does Avoiding the Spacelanes Break Gameplay?

I have seen a couple people on this forum suggest that the trick of avoiding the spacelanes by moving perpendicular to the planet for a few seconds before heading to it breaks gameplay. Can someone explain this thinking? Thanks!
by byronarn
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Any combat tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 5253

Re: Any combat tips?

Just made the first kill of my current game! It was a lucky find. Found a lone Fer-de-lance in the space lane on my way to Tsionla. He had an offender status, so I targeted him. Tried to take a few shots with my military laser, but the dang thing overheated too fast, so I used my fuel injectors to g...
by byronarn
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Any combat tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 5253

Re: Any combat tips?

Cody wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:19 pm
No difference - hunter is simply shorter.
I suspected as much, but figured I'd verify my assumptions. You know what they say about assuming...
by byronarn
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Any combat tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 5253

Re: Any combat tips?

Slightly off topic: What's the difference between a hunter and a bounty hunter.
by byronarn
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Any combat tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 5253

Re: Any combat tips?

Very much depends on your equipments and your OXP configuration which modify NPCs. For example if you install Custom Shields then your enemies get shields which is not in the core game and your job will be considerably harder. If you tell more about your OXPs then you pobably will get more specific...
by byronarn
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Any combat tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 5253

Any combat tips?

I am not a noob. I've been playing Oolite for years now. However, when it comes to combat I may as well be a noob. When I attempt combat, I die probably 75% of the time. I do use a keyboard instead of a controller, but killing them pirates still shouldn't be impossible. So, any tips for how to come ...
by byronarn
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Tales of a Pacifist Pilot.
Replies: 6
Views: 4357

Re: Tales of a Pacifist Pilot.

Chapter Two "So all three pirates just got away?" the gruff pilot asked me. I was in a bar on the station at Qutiri. I had just sold a cargo hold full of furs from Isinor, and bought a hold full of computers to take back to Isinor. I decided to get a beer before heading back to Isinor. As often hap...
by byronarn
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Tales of a Pacifist Pilot.
Replies: 6
Views: 4357

Re: Tales of a Pacifist Pilot.

UK_Eliter wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:11 am
A good story! Moreover, I didn't notice any problems with the writing, which doesn't often happen . .
Thank you! I have been letting Chapter Two stew in my brain. I have some ideas, just got to get the ideas down in written form. I hope to have it posted within the next couple of days.
by byronarn
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Smuggling in vanilla Oolite?
Replies: 14
Views: 4906

Re: Smuggling in vanilla Oolite?

Diziet Sma wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:16 am
phkb wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:26 am
A case of editing and re-editing a post to improve clarity, only to do the exact opposite. That's a thing, isn't it?
It is now.. :lol:
We shall call it the phkb effect...
by byronarn
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Deepspace" HUD - where to find it?
Replies: 13
Views: 5466

Re: "Deepspace" HUD - where to find it?

phkb wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:54 am
byronarn wrote: The HUD that i miss is the old Trek HUD. (Yes, I'm a Trekkie!) Dies anyone happen to have a copy of that?
It still seems to be available on the Wiki: TrekHud.zip. Is that the one?
Yup, that is the one. Thanks! :-)
by byronarn
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Tales of a Pacifist Pilot.
Replies: 6
Views: 4357

Tales of a Pacifist Pilot.

Chapter One My kill count is 0. Yes, you read that right. Zero . And I am quite proud of it. I am Commander Noryb, from the Rich Industrial world of Lerelace. And I am a pacifist. People tell me all the time, "You aren't going to make it very long out here as a pacifist. You're going to end up spac...