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by Vachtra
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.8 Beta 2 is ready!
Replies: 23
Views: 19542

Re: 1.8 Beta 2 is ready!

Well, since that is being pushed so hard to be a standard by the operating systems there are probably lots of users who just give up and never actually play the game.
I'd say this needs to be fixed.
by Vachtra
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.8 Beta 2 is ready!
Replies: 23
Views: 19542

Re: 1.8 Beta 2 is ready!

I found a computer it does work on.
The only thing I think the other systems have in common that the last one didn't is that they required a login to use them. Is that some kind of limiter to this game? Does it try to use the computer's login to also log into the game and crash if it isn't valid?
by Vachtra
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.8 Beta 2 is ready!
Replies: 23
Views: 19542

Re: 1.8 Beta 2 is ready!

This is without even trying to log in. Totally vanilla.
by Vachtra
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.8 Beta 2 is ready!
Replies: 23
Views: 19542

Re: 1.8 Beta 2 is ready!

Of course I'm downloading it from the link George posted in this thread.
Some are Windows 7 some Windows 10. 64bit.

Also tried running as admin.

Again the older versions work fine up to 1.04 at least. Didn't keep the newer ones. Maybe I should have.
by Vachtra
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Gamer Motivation Model
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Gamer Motivation Model

It's Action with a little Achievement thrown in. I really don't think Mastery is even a point here. That's whole nother level of thought.
by Vachtra
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.8 Beta 2 is ready!
Replies: 23
Views: 19542

Re: 1.8 Beta 2 is ready!

Yes.
About to try on a fourth computer.
Tried. Same issue.
by Vachtra
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.8 Beta 2 is ready!
Replies: 23
Views: 19542

Re: 1.8 Beta 2 is ready!

It says
Unable to initialize universe.
This is a fresh download on 3 different computers (2 desktops and a laptop.)
by Vachtra
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.8 Beta 2 is ready!
Replies: 23
Views: 19542

Re: 1.8 Beta 2 is ready!

This game has been unplayable for some time now (months). I don't know if this is being worked on or not but it either crashes or says it can't start the game. I can't even log in anymore. It used to let me log in and then crash trying to load the extensions. I have bought the extensions for this ga...
by Vachtra
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Beta Bug Reports
Topic: 1.8a4 Crash on initial setup
Replies: 0
Views: 659

1.8a4 Crash on initial setup

Here's the short debug 02/20/2018 12:16:55 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 02/20/2018 12:16:55 Start logging session 02/20/2018 12:16:55 Unable to initialize sound manager. 02/20/2018 12:16:55 Direct3D 02/20/2018 12:16:55 Screen: 1280 x 1024 (windowed...
by Vachtra
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Free Chocolate (Science Fiction) (Novel)
Replies: 0
Views: 594

Free Chocolate (Science Fiction) (Novel)

Yeah a bit off topic, hence the category. My wife's book has become available for preorder. Imagine aliens have landed and taken samples of comodities like silkworms, coffee, and hops, but forgot chocolate. Now it's the one thing aliens want from us and are tired of paying us for it. It's a comic sp...
by Vachtra
Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Roguelikes you enjoy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Re: Roguelikes you enjoy?

Back in the BBS days I liked playing Elynthia. I've looked for a hint of it's existence and so far have come up with zip (no, not a .zip). Oddly enough that's why I like the Civ series, they're all rogue like, as well as the sim series (sim ant is my fave). I wish there was a random map option for T...
by Vachtra
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: 2015 Annual Report
Replies: 7
Views: 2840

Re: 2015 Annual Report

Ok, I'm so looking forward to Part II now! From the wrap up of the year post here's what I'd expect. The three ship types would probably stand mostly alone but some cross usefulness is expected with limits. For example I see a tech ship using a bio shield in a limited capacity, say 60%, just because...
by Vachtra
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old PC GAmes:Dos to windows 95
Replies: 14
Views: 2753

Re: Old PC GAmes:Dos to windows 95

Some classics that I still play: Scorched Earth Someone made a 3d remake of that one. I ran into it as a RPM but there's probably a Debian package and versions for other OSs. There usually are. I get the impression it's a lot easier to port from Linux to Windows than the other way around. Yeah the ...
by Vachtra
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old PC GAmes:Dos to windows 95
Replies: 14
Views: 2753

Re: Old PC GAmes:Dos to windows 95

Some classics that I still play:
Scorched Earth
Commander Keen
Star Wars Tie Fighter
Descent
edit:
And how did I forget Total Annihilation? Ok may be 98 but hey.
by Vachtra
Wed May 27, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Automatically importing in-game items/ship/etc into the wiki
Replies: 34
Views: 4381

Re: Automatically importing in-game items/ship/etc into the

I think I still have my first 300baud modem from back in the day. I can still remember downloading a game that just about stuffed TWO 5 1/4" floppies and it took 5 hours to get. Those were the days when Britannica was our Wiki and librarians our search engines. I have to say sometimes librarians are...