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by Keeper
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [Release] In-System Taxi
Replies: 38
Views: 15951

Re: [Release] In-System Taxi 1.1

Oh, I like that idea. Because you're often in yellow state even when fighting (the enemy un-targeting you for a few moments before deciding to attack again), that makes a lot of sense. I like that you basically just have to "turn on the Taxi light" when you're available to take fares again. Sometime...
by Keeper
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [Release] In-System Taxi
Replies: 38
Views: 15951

Re: [Release] In-System Taxi 1.0.1

It would be nice if contract offers were suppressed while in Red condition. I seem to recall an offer popping up while in the middle of a dogfight. Maybe I was temporarily in Yellow condition at the time.
by Keeper
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [RELEASE] New Cargoes OXP (1.2.3 released 9 February 2013)
Replies: 253
Views: 74982

Re: [RELEASE] New Cargoes OXP (1.2.2 released 4 February 201

Looked it up. The buyer was on Bemaera. The sticks were from Esesla, one jump away. Galaxy 1.
by Keeper
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [RELEASE] New Cargoes OXP (1.2.3 released 9 February 2013)
Replies: 253
Views: 74982

Re: [RELEASE] New Cargoes OXP (1.2.2 released 4 February 201

Just got this OXP the other day. Saw someone looking for Zero-G Hockey Sticks and willing to pay over 2500 per ton. Saw that the neighbouring planet was known for Zero-G Hockey. Took the contract. One jump over, bought the sticks for something like 125 each. One jump back, sold them. Instant 60000-c...
by Keeper
Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Do you love old racing cars?
Replies: 16
Views: 4720

Re: Do you love old racing cars?

Neat stuff. I was a motorsport journalist for almost 20 years in California (covered everything from local Figure-8 dirt track racing to Champ Cars to the series now known as MotoGP), and also was a big player of Grand Prix Legends (and rFactor for that matter) -- one of the founding members of the ...
by Keeper
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Font size for targeting system?
Replies: 19
Views: 8724

Re: Font size for targeting system?

Success! I realized, when having trouble figuring out how to change the font alone, that I didn't really need to change the font alone; the smallest permissible size of the target box was rather large too. Seeing that ONE_SIXTYFOURTH was used only for the target box and the text, I just changed its ...
by Keeper
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Font size for targeting system?
Replies: 19
Views: 8724

Re: Font size for targeting system?

Actually, I think this is a very nice effect and I like how the text seems to follow the OpenGL 3D field of view visualization style. My vote is that it stays in and a user scaling factor is used to change the size if and when needed. Yeah, that's certainly ideal. I was just thinking for ease of im...
by Keeper
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Font size for targeting system?
Replies: 19
Views: 8724

Re: Font size for targeting system?

I don't think you can change the size of the font used in the reticle at this time. It is not exactly hard-coded, but it is the only HUD string element for which size depends on the position of the player and the target. If you move the target towards the bottom corners of the screen, you will noti...
by Keeper
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Font size for targeting system?
Replies: 19
Views: 8724

Font size for targeting system?

I made my own HUD suitable for widescreen use and with smaller fonts all around, but I can't seem to figure how to change the size of the target information from the Scanner Targeting Enhancement, where it draws a box around the current target and displays next to that box, in gigantic letters, the ...
by Keeper
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How I discovered Oolite...
Replies: 50
Views: 6658

Re: How I discovered Oolite...

Welcome. Nice to see someone directly going into the 'Dark Side' :D It's been my way for a while. I get a new game, first thing I do is open up everything that can be opened. Look at every texture; listen to every sound; what calls what? With rFactor I would spend an entire night after downloading ...
by Keeper
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ambience: Images of local population
Replies: 23
Views: 6842

Re: Ambience: Images of local population

Yeah! Just need an artist to do all the different body styles. Colors can be adjusted via specular mapping if you apply the images to a simple rectangle as a "3D" model, so you may not need all that many different images, I reckon.
by Keeper
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ambience: Images of local population
Replies: 23
Views: 6842

Ambience: Images of local population

One thing that the Amiga version of Elite introduced was an image of one of the local population of a planet, so if it said "Fat white felines" there was an image of a fat white feline (big bulgy eyes and wicked teeth as I remember it). That might be a nice little add-on for the F7 screen. I don't k...
by Keeper
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Blue Danube
Replies: 33
Views: 11218

Re: Blue Danube

This sort of thing happens to me all the time. I post a lot of videos of my musician friends playing ragtime. Whenever a video of a Scott Joplin rag goes up, there are multiple copyright claims made to it (though the music is public domain). In most cases, disputing the claim on the basis of it bein...
by Keeper
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: YOUR AD HERE!!! 300 ads (sets A, B, C, D, E, F & G)
Replies: 2020
Views: 372134

Re: YOUR AD HERE!!! 300 ads (sets A, B, C, D, E, F & G)

Haven't seen one yet either, but I looked through the textures and the models on the opening screen, and thought, "Hey, there are two Star brand stores. Maybe I should change one of those..." I figured, as there are parodies of North America and European stores, how about a parody of an Asian store?...
by Keeper
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How I discovered Oolite...
Replies: 50
Views: 6658

How I discovered Oolite...

Last week, I bought my wife a Nintendo 3DS XL. A 20-something guy I know online said I should get the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time remake for it, claiming it was "the best game ever." I said, "No; the best game ever was Elite -- the only game I ever played continuously from the time I woke up in...