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by snafu
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Forum theme
Replies: 50
Views: 1996

Re: Forum theme

Prosilver looks adequate, but I really prefer a dark/neutral background to avoid eyestrain
by snafu
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Forum theme
Replies: 50
Views: 1996

Re: Forum theme

Fairynuff.. it's not as if I'm here regularly after all ;)
by snafu
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Forum theme
Replies: 50
Views: 1996

Re: Forum theme

Shrike wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:19 pm
Sorry, but I have to object to a bright green on black. I've used other forums that tried it and it strains my eyes quite badly.
Shouldn't be too difficult to tone the #bright' green down a bit tho..
by snafu
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Forum theme
Replies: 50
Views: 1996

Re: Forum theme

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/ne_blackgreen/ https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/ne_blackgreen/demo/3.2 That last is really clean & shows off the board style very nicely IMO! ..provided the buggy menu issues with Digi aren't carried over, ofc (although they may become less obtrusive...
by snafu
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Forum theme
Replies: 50
Views: 1996

Re: Forum theme

OK, IMO: Absolution is clean but visually boring. US is terrible on all levels. Milk has distinct possibilities, especially for highlighting major changes in the top banner (BTW I really hope you don't use that area for constantly streaming ads as Steam does - it's a bandwidth hog & major distractio...
by snafu
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Targeting system changes
Replies: 25
Views: 1064

Re: Targeting system changes

I'm unsure if this has been brought up in previous threads (over the years!), but I'm going to say it anyway: If you don't have a targeting ROM upon finishing first Korolov mission stage, that should be the first reward! (if you already have it, a random other beneficial ROM of equivalent 'weight' s...
by snafu
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Endless Sky
Replies: 22
Views: 4932

Re: Endless Sky

I agree that I went too far in the targeting changes. I'll fix that for the next beta. Would it be possible to utilise a combination of soft- & hard-targeting (ie introduce some sort of target lock)? The locked target would receive the majority of player weps fire while soft targets might auto-swit...
by snafu
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.7 Beta 3
Replies: 22
Views: 7737

Re: 1.7 Beta 3

JohnBWatson wrote:only tracking projectiles, only projectiles fired by an ammo weapon, only projectiles with < X health, only projectiles with > Y damage, ...)
Is dmg sustained currently linked to <projectile> health, or is it simplistically using wep/projectile /type/?
by snafu
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Beam physics
Replies: 18
Views: 1306

Re: Beam physics

Perhaps reserve hitscan weps for PD use only? That would make a certain amount of logical sense WRT range/dmg falloff & their high power use..

BTW is the ICX etc fixed in this later version? ;)
by snafu
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Beam physics
Replies: 18
Views: 1306

Re: Beam physics

One way to deal with the dodging issue would be to continue treating light-speed weapons as projectiles, but make them invisible to the player until they've traveled a distance equal to the distance between the player and the point where they were fired (at which point they could be detected, and t...
by snafu
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Brexit, North Atlantic Union, and Transcendence Geopolitics
Replies: 32
Views: 3643

Re: Brexit, North Atlantic Union, and Transcendence Geopolit

Heinlen's /Friday/ (along with a few of his previous works) gives the idea of the result of a collapsed US & what it may devolve into (the forerunner of the NAU?), including a central gvt (& accompanying presidential figurehead) that doesn't have enough power to enforce its policies; police states &...
by snafu
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Solar items increase reactor efficiency instead of refueling
Replies: 30
Views: 2167

Re: Solar items increase reactor efficiency instead of refue

[quote="Shrike"][/quote] Several interesting ideas in this thread. I'll throw in a few of my own: The 'battery' that George mentions should have a finite lifetime/usetime & disappear from the slot once used up. It cannot be recharged, but is available from any suitable (starton, mil, BM, nrg etc but...
by snafu
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Let's Play Transcendence!
Replies: 27
Views: 4454

Not all (in fact only a few) red targets are needed to be destroyed. Mission guidance (those onscreen arrows) will point you towards the essentials, otherwise unless you're protecting a ship/station they're there for the loot + score Use 'hard' stations (with a lot of defences and/or fighters) as co...
by snafu
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Let's Play Transcendence!
Replies: 27
Views: 4454

Re: Let's Play Transcendence!

OK, I watched them. I think 2 & 3 are in the wrong order, but other than that they're a good pointer as to how someone who has /zero/ experience with this type of game approaches it :) Why were you ignoring the onscreen hints & arrows? Too much information (to be taken in too fast while learning oth...
by snafu
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Microsaur Ideas
Replies: 42
Views: 3701

Re: Microsaur Ideas

gunship256 wrote:fortunately, armor can't be ionized.
That may change now you've mentioned it, with the active (auto-repair, solar etc) panels at least.. :)(