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by Hoopy
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Any good book's?
Replies: 37
Views: 9739

Lots of good suggestions there. My top few authors SF would be something like (in no particularl order): Peter F Hamilton Richard Morgan Alastair Reynolds I lied, those are my top three! Here are some more: Arthur C Clarke (I prefer the longer series so Rama and 2001) Isaac Asimov (longer series so ...
by Hoopy
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Flares/Chaff?
Replies: 10
Views: 2579

Hmm yeah, i seem to have confused myself.

What I meant was anybody using a side laser to hit another small ship which had already started evasive maneuvers...

you know what i mean! :)
by Hoopy
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Flares/Chaff?
Replies: 10
Views: 2579

If it's a mere trader then he should be dead long before you get as close as 100m :twisted:
by Hoopy
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Flares/Chaff?
Replies: 10
Views: 2579

The toughest ships tend to be very slow (Thargoid carrier for example) so you can simply fit 4 lasers and give it a blast of each. Don't think I've found anything that can survive that yet.

Although anyone who has ever managed to hit a moving small ship with a side laser deserves some sort of award!
by Hoopy
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Lasers overheating, any solution?
Replies: 23
Views: 5224

Once you learn to be accurate and sparing with your shots I'd say it's nicely balanced. Anything that upsets that balance would damage combat and damage the game. If you have something that only makes a tiny difference, so that the games doesn't get broken, will make such a small difference that the...
by Hoopy
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Screenshots
Replies: 5728
Views: 1165532

I will get back to the procuedural texture code sometime - I promise!
by Hoopy
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: hack save file?
Replies: 21
Views: 12865

i must say that i've docked more times than i've thrown sausages down alleyways!
by Hoopy
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: changing gun sights?
Replies: 16
Views: 3566

They change when you cloak as well. From solid to nicely faded at the edge.
by Hoopy
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prices always the same on same station?
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

sorry, my mistake. I thought government type had some effect.
by Hoopy
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: hack save file?
Replies: 21
Views: 12865

Docking is much easier than on BBC Elite (for example) because you can see much more than a spinning rectangular hole. It's just a case of being patient to line everything up then fly in full speed :) You'll find that docking computers don't really help when docking with rock hermits or other ships ...
by Hoopy
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prices always the same on same station?
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

they fluctuate each time you visit. although each planet type (government and economy type) will have a different range of possible values for each commodity.
by Hoopy
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Hitchhikers?
Replies: 9
Views: 3744

:D
nice idea!
What would you do with the whale though? the hitchhiker can just get off at the next station and the petunias can sit on your dashboard (muttering to itself)
by Hoopy
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rough Guide to the Ooniverse
Replies: 267
Views: 58454

If you're not very good at writing the best thing to do is to practice and listen to constructive comments from others.

So if you're going to comment on someone's writing please say things like 'check your use of "your" and "you're"' rather than 'you suck'.
by Hoopy
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: Testing and Bug reports
Topic: WTF !!! ???
Replies: 12
Views: 3237

@ark: same here :)
by Hoopy
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Hitchhikers?
Replies: 9
Views: 3744

I think they could come in several forms:

a) unprotected floating space, you have 30 seconds to collect them before they suffocate.

b) like trumbles, you don't realise you've got them until they leave the ship at the next station and say thankyou

c) they hail you at the station and ask for a lift