Where, in the Elite Ooniverse, is Gliese 581?

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Where, in the Elite Ooniverse, is Gliese 581?

Post by Gareth3377 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:47 pm

Not sure where this should go, so I've posted here (doesn't matter if I'm wrong - my school is being Ofsteded at the moment so any abuse will be insignificant ho ho ho).

A Planet, Super-Earth as it's been tagged, has been discovered in the Gliese 581 system - apparently it may have water, which in turn may support life etc. etc. It is approximately 20 light years from us, Sol.

My question, which I think is very important, is...

Where in the Elite/Frontier universe is it. I know there have been some incredibly clever folks that have superimposed Elite galaxy 1 onto the Frontier (Elite II) map. So where is this system? Does anybody know what the hell I'm going on about? Wouldn't it be awesome if the inhabitant were Fierce Red Insects?

Anyway, I'll be back to Ooliting as soon as Ofsted have departed (hurrah!) and hope to boost my rating (Average and climbing all the time - despite the crashes).

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Post by TGHC » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:00 pm

Turn Right at Riedquat and keep going for about 20LY.
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Post by Gareth3377 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:01 pm

Okay, technically I'm talking to myself, but what the hell (have I mentioned Ofsted? Lol)

What I wanted to add on to this post was that I recently bought PC Format, and what was on their DVD? 200 free games that's what. And do you know what game was on the DVD?

Go on, I bet you can't guess.

Can you?

Here's a clue...it begins with O and is a clone, if not superior version to the original (beginning with E).

Have fun

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Post by Cmdr. Maegil » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:22 am

The CHEEKY so-and-sos!

On the other hand, why not?
Did they at least gave proper credit, or included any OXPs?
You know those who, having been mugged and stabbed, fired, dog run over, house burned down, wife eloped with best friend, daughters becoming prostitutes and their countries invaded - still say that "all is well"?
I'm obviously not one of them.

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Post by TGHC » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:22 am

It'll just be the basic game, they'll be missing out on all the OXP's unless there was a readme pointing them in the right direction. How was it described? It'll be interesting to see who found Oolite this way. Is there anybody lurking out there who did?
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Post by LittleBear » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:28 am

Apparently its a Red Dwarf in the constilation of Libra. Check this link for full details on it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliese_581

Gravity of 2.2 times Earth, so any aliens are gonna be pretty strong. Maybe its the Thargoid home world! :shock:

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Post by Uncle Reno » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:48 am

Anybody else noticed that the planet is named in a (slightly misspelt) tribute to the Creator (of Oolite)?! :wink:
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Post by Star Gazer » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:02 pm

...ah the wonders of dyslexic estranomors... ...a dyslexic waitress friend of mine was asked to quickly write the menu board outside the cafe... ...it did wonders for their trade that day... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by JensAyton » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:56 pm

Cmdr. Maegil wrote:The CHEEKY so-and-sos!
Er, no. Redistribution is explicitly permitted by all three licenses Oolite has used.

As for Gliese 581 c, I wouldn’t trust everything you read on Wikipedia. Look for me in the page history. :-) (Gliese, incidentally, is the name of an astronomer who created a catalogue of stars… with more than 581 entries.)

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Post by Selezen » Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:39 pm

Based on the statement that Gliese 581 is 20AU from Sol, it is possible that the planet might be in this area:

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That would put it at the top right corner of Gal1

A LOT of stuff would have to be right, and I'm no astronavigator. I have a computer on my Adder for that. This is based on my overlay map of the Frontier stars on top of Galaxy 1.

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Post by Cmdr. Maegil » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:11 pm

Ahruman wrote:
Cmdr. Maegil wrote:The CHEEKY so-and-sos!
Er, no. Redistribution is explicitly permitted by all three licenses Oolite has used.
I wasn't complaining about the redistribution, I know the licenses allow it; besides I think the Ooniverse could become even better if more people (programmers) join in. My (humorous) point is they could have at least said hello... and putting a link wouldn't have been too difficult.

BTW, did they at least do that?
You know those who, having been mugged and stabbed, fired, dog run over, house burned down, wife eloped with best friend, daughters becoming prostitutes and their countries invaded - still say that "all is well"?
I'm obviously not one of them.

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Post by Gareth3377 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:29 pm

It's version 1.65 installer - the readme file must be within the installer package.

Nice to see the game getting out and about.

Intrestingly there are a few other games on the list

Space Trader - whose influence is VERY obvious
There is even a remake of Privateer - never played it though

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