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by Vachtra
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Beta Bug Reports
Topic: 1.8a4 Crash on initial setup
Replies: 0
Views: 472

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: 432

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: 1870

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: 2713

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: 2532

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: 2532

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: 3918

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...
by Vachtra
Wed May 20, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: Hitbox? Hitbox!
Replies: 11
Views: 1455

Re: Hitbox? Hitbox!

A funny part is, although you can't equip it, several piecies often still fit in your cargo hold.
by Vachtra
Tue May 19, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: Hitbox? Hitbox!
Replies: 11
Views: 1455

Re: Hitbox? Hitbox!

Actually the facings alone helps. Maybe they should have more facings. 24 maybe? 36?
by Vachtra
Mon May 18, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Transcendence Version Archives
Replies: 22
Views: 9129

Re: Transcendence Version Archives

Still blank and I didn't see an email. Might have missed it though.
by Vachtra
Mon May 18, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.5 and Eternity Port now available!
Replies: 20
Views: 17682

Re: 1.5 and Eternity Port now available!

It allows you to end the game...

That right there sums up the feel. This is still just side quest stuff. The work that went into this feels more significant but the product lacks a satisfying end. It even knows that.
by Vachtra
Fri May 15, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.5 and Eternity Port now available!
Replies: 20
Views: 17682

Re: 1.5 and Eternity Port now available!

I have to say I am somewhat disappointed with Eternity Port. It isn't really a full game but merely a side quest. It's fully challenging in it's own right but at the same time it's lacking the end after the climatic fight scene. I've always felt that the vanilla game was more about the Aries (howeve...
by Vachtra
Fri May 08, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Transcendence Version Archives
Replies: 22
Views: 9129

Re: Transcendence Version Archives

Trynig to PM but it seems stuck in my outbox...
by Vachtra
Thu May 07, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Shields should (usually) be visible on ships.
Replies: 20
Views: 2151

Re: Shields should (usually) be visible on ships.

I'd have to agree that visible shields would more distract from the game play. If the shield on the other hand actually extended past the ship as in the domina power sustain (at least I think it does) then the shield being visible and useful for defending escorted ships would make more sense. Also a...
by Vachtra
Tue May 05, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Transcendence Version Archives
Replies: 22
Views: 9129

Re: Transcendence Version Archives

Still blank.