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by RockDoctor
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [Release] Andromeda OXP v1.5
Replies: 32
Views: 19248

Re: [Release] Andromeda OXP v1.5

[wiki]Andromeda[/wiki] - the main spaceship in Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda TV series. Shiny indeed! I've only just recently discovered the TV series in the depths of daytime TV. It took about 10 episodes of watching the lilac girl turn irregularly yellow before I realised that they were broadcasti...
by RockDoctor
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Apollo 11 command module in 3D
Replies: 2
Views: 2311

Re: Apollo 11 command module in 3D

The Smithsonian have put a 3D scan of the Apollo 11 command module online: It's very nice, but my first impression from the description was that this would be a 3d-model of the exterior of the spacecraft component, and therefore potentially of interest to the shipyard representatives who lurk here....
by RockDoctor
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: v1.84 release
Replies: 31
Views: 12430

Re: v1.84 release

would you recommend 3 military lasers for firepower, or three beam lasers for heat output? Military. Deliver 1.5 times more damage from the same heat, double damage/second, double range and energy efficiency so no reason to use Beam if you can afford the better one. Just be careful, your enemies us...
by RockDoctor
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 353120

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

I got to Ararus with a group of hired killers waiting for me at the witchpoint, forcing me to corkscrew down the main corridor on basic engines. I picked up a pirate group along the way. By the end of the journey I was docking with 14 'ships on my butt, but I cot a cool 400 cred as payment. Hi NEAN...
by RockDoctor
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Stellar Serpents
Replies: 8
Views: 4079

Re: Stellar Serpents

I've completed the visiting of planets in G2 (Explorers OXP(Z)) and have gone for a Stellar Serpent hunt before hitting the 'G' button. I eventully got caught up with the damned beast, I think. But F5 tells me there are now no Serpents in the Galaxy, while the '`' message log tells me there is a ser...
by RockDoctor
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Stuff Windows 10
Replies: 119
Views: 37044

Re: Windows Update

" IE " ... that's a phrase I have to struggle to remember the meaning of. Is it something like "there should not be a monoculture of OS plus browser with hugely distributed holes (when identified) ; therefore, regardless of your OS, one should never use the OS's default browser ; in the case of a Wi...
by RockDoctor
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Elite
Replies: 17
Views: 5904

Re: Elite

Have you considered that as your board sig? :wink: _________________ "With our thoughts, we make the world" :-) Oh, so YOU'RE the one responsible. A queue rapidly forms, of people with bones to pick with what your thoughts have done to them. The League of Oolite Widows at their head, with turkey ba...
by RockDoctor
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Stuff Windows 10
Replies: 119
Views: 37044

Re: Windows Update

That link just tells me that "Javascript is disabled," which I knew already (NoScript). Oh, I see. Its a Microsoft website. No, I doubt that'll help much. And no, I'm not even going to temporarily allow MS to run code on my machine, even if it's in a browser's "sandbox". Microsoft upgrade woes? I th...
by RockDoctor
Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: FYI - Anaconda overheats in Torus-drive??
Replies: 4
Views: 3069

Re: FYI - Anaconda overheats in Torus-drive??

I'm not using the "Ships Configuration OXP". I should have thought of that earlier. Checking my list of installed OX(Z)Ps is ... (Dump of data to log file - is this what you need?) GL_EXT_point_parameters, GL_ATI_separate_stencil, GL_AMD_performance_monitor, GL_EXT_subtexture, GL_NV_texture_barrier,...
by RockDoctor
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Trading limitations
Replies: 3
Views: 2512

Re: Trading limitations

Buried in "developers" ... well, I certainly haven't delved in there. So, the Wiki needs the notes that RHs (without the OXPs you mention) can only receive 15TC/ commodity; (2^4-1) Coriolis can only accept 127 (2^7-1); Torus (the do-nut big stations) can take ??????? Small stations ("Trade Outpost,"...
by RockDoctor
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: FYI - Anaconda overheats in Torus-drive??
Replies: 4
Views: 3069

Re: FYI - Anaconda overheats in Torus-drive??

In Ship Config, the things that will generate heat are injectors, Nope. in normal flight, T-drive. No injectors. initiating a hyperspace jump, I was heading towards the star to top off the tanthoseks before leaping into an Anarchy (with anticipation of trouble, and needing to jump on ; better to ha...
by RockDoctor
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: FYI - Anaconda overheats in Torus-drive??
Replies: 4
Views: 3069

FYI - Anaconda overheats in Torus-drive??

Recently climbed behind the joystick of an Anaconda for probably the first time since 1990. Woah, it really does fly "like a rogue asteroid". But something was going wrong. When I went into Torus Drive in open space, my cabin temperature (and I assume skin temperature too!) would creep up over a mat...
by RockDoctor
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Trading limitations
Replies: 3
Views: 2512

Trading limitations

I finally had to get a new laptop - battery on the old one has died, and the damned thing just hasn't got the grunt to run some seismic analysis tools I'm trying to learn - and this one seems to have appropriate graphics acceleration to do justice to the current versions without overheating and lock...
by RockDoctor
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Kepler Orrery
Replies: 1
Views: 4347

Re: Kepler Orrery

A Kepler Orrery - and the source code is here . That's an interesting project (almost certainly out of date by the time he stopped downloading data and started coding ... but that's astronomy for you). An orrery for the current planet system would be an interesting, particularly in the more complex...
by RockDoctor
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Hyperspace: Time of flight
Replies: 50
Views: 25162

Re: resurrection of old threads - and misjumps

I was checking up on the OoPhysics of WitchSpace and time-of-flight and came across this old thread. I know its canon, but it makes no sense to me, and even if it did, as is said elsewhere why is the place always full of thargoids? The explaintions in my opinion are weak. The question that occurs to...