Introduce Yourself.

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Wildeblood wrote:I'm just here to heckle and cause trouble.
<grins> Would you like your temporary alter-ego, Wildebeest, to be deleted, Wildeblood? It would be painless, I promise.
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Cody wrote:
Wildeblood wrote:I'm just here to heckle and cause trouble.
<grins> Would you like your temporary alter-ego, Wildebeest, to be deleted, Wildeblood? It would be painless, I promise.
Not yet, please. I need to log into it just once more.
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<nods> Just say the word - and what you said about back-ups is oh so true! I expect most of us have lost stuff at one time or another.
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Wildeblood wrote:
Diziet Sma wrote:Welcome back mate.. I was starting to think we weren't gonna see you again. 8)
I'm just here to heckle and cause trouble. You won't see OXPs from me because all except two were lost. :(

Make frequent back-ups of your files, people! Windows can do the dirty on you at any time, with no warning whatsoever.
Man.. that sucks..

If it's any help, I've archived these:
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One other I have archived is Galactic Hyperdrive 1.1.3
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What do Undocumented Launch and WEBS System do? Also, Wildeblood, your wiki page mentions an Alternative Ooniverses OXP in the works...
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Zireael wrote:What do Undocumented Launch and WEBS System do? Also, Wildeblood, your wiki page mentions an Alternative Ooniverses OXP in the works...
Undocumented Launch is a little hack for leaving the station with controlled goods aboard. On the F3 screen you could bribe the station master to forget to file your cargo manifest with GalCop. I can't remember whether it worked properly or was buggy.

WEBS was your last line of defence when shields were down. Airbags in the equipment bay. (Goop bags, actually.) Gave you about 1 or 2 seconds extra to hit the escape pod. It was a silly OXP but looked surprizingly good in game, I thought.

Alternative Ooniverse was a version of galactic hyperdrive programmer with maps of my favourite alternative galaxy seeds.

The real losses in the Great Reformatting were the more recent versions of Explorers' Club, the script I used to create Distant Suns, and Save and Jump which I eventually perfected so it wouldn't interfere with other OXPs.
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Wildeblood wrote:Undocumented Launch is a little hack for leaving the station with controlled goods aboard. On the F3 screen you could bribe the station master to forget to file your cargo manifest with GalCop. I can't remember whether it worked properly or was buggy.
It's never given my smuggler persona any problems.. very handy, it is.. :D
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Alternative Ooniverse was a version of galactic hyperdrive programmer with maps of my favourite alternative galaxy seeds.
I'd have loved that.... :(((
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This seems as good a place as any to chime in. I have not taken the controls of my ship for a loooong time and then I find Oolite 8.0 is available. It is amazing. Thanks everyone for sharing this labor of love.
It does seem harder but that is partly due to me getting a new computer with the power to actually process the program, now I am learning anew the space ways and some of the new behaviors of some of the other commanders. I don't think escort ships like you picking off their employer even if he is a fugitive.
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Hello, a new Jameson here. I played Elite when I was knee-high, both in wireframe and the (at the time) stunning Amiga filled polygon versions. This is everything that was and something so much more. Well done and thank you to the devs and the modders. What a game!
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Welcome and enjoy! :D If you have ideas to make it better (or spot problems) be sure to share them. Also check out the fiction section if you're interested in stories set in the Ooliteverse (cough cough *Mossfoot's Tales of Woe* cough cough)

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Hi, Gordonmull, and welcome to the friendliest Board this side of Riequat. :)
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Welcome Gordonmull, and welcome back Sundiver and Wildeblood.
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G'day, Gordonmull, and welcome aboard! 8)
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