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by JohnBWatson
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Frontier Download Link
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: Frontier Download Link

Apparently you can view installed devices when jettisonning items at a station. It turns out that the unknown device was an EMP deflector, which nullifies EMP effects imposed by enemies. Useful! I should remember to go back and finish up the freighter mission chain. It'll still be hard, but I've got...
by JohnBWatson
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Frontier Download Link
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: Frontier Download Link

I beat the Arena - the final fight is fairly easy, and the prize is 10k credits. I haven't mapped out the game yet, but it's looking like the systems at least have unique names. I wonder what George meant when he said there wasn't an end. I still haven't seen some of the enemy ships from the startup...
by JohnBWatson
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: Change Ship mod
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: Change Ship mod

Also it's quite funny watching a Balin dragon stretch itself out when you change to one of its sections. Like a Slinky spring gone crazy!
I always targeted the head. The body drags you in all sorts of crazy directions if you let it - it'll even move faster than light at the right angles.
by JohnBWatson
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Britannia, Fleet and Ares ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Britannia, Fleet and Ares ideas

Firstly, "Black Fleet".. excellent. Can't wait to see them! (I have a vision of Captain Jack Sparrow drunkenly stumbling into his Cent/X cockpit. LAUGHS) "Bring me that horizon!" Britannia could have a TeV-9 and a NAMI launcher to fire XM900s. The original function of Brits was as Worldship - kille...
by JohnBWatson
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: The Final Strike
Replies: 40
Views: 4258

Re: The Final Strike

Finished three days after I posted in a months - old thread? I'm glad I helped, but I didn't realize I helped that much. Congrats on completing the mod!
by JohnBWatson
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.8 Alpha 4 is ready!
Replies: 17
Views: 1660

Re: 1.8 Alpha 4 is ready!

This is an old alpha. The newer content isn't out yet.
by JohnBWatson
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Frontier Download Link
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: Frontier Download Link

I killed a green thing!

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by JohnBWatson
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Frontier Download Link
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: Frontier Download Link

More: - The Smartcannon is (still) a very useful weapon, but Anvil missiles are more plentiful and more reliable - The shipping company increases both reward and difficulty as the player continues to win, and will lock him out after 3 failures. I'm sure it's possible to get past the 6k mission, but ...
by JohnBWatson
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Frontier Download Link
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: Frontier Download Link

Updates on what I have discovered: - Systems aren't stored before loading, but some are preset. - George hid secret items in the areas around those evil green things that steal your fuel. I have yet to kill one, but so help me Oracus, I intend to kill all of them. - The secret items are special. The...
by JohnBWatson
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Frontier Download Link
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: Frontier Download Link

Testing confirms that my save - load configuration works. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Virtual Box, and opening Frontier.exe using Wine. Anyone interested in setting something similar up can contact me with any questions.
by JohnBWatson
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Frontier Download Link
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: Frontier Download Link

WITNESS ME

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by JohnBWatson
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: The Final Strike
Replies: 40
Views: 4258

Re: The Final Strike

In case you're still working on this, I'll answer to the best of my ability. On the wiki, it says that the Ares Sect relocated to Ares Prime. Is this the name of the mars-like world, the system, or just the name given to the area? The planet. Also, do we know roughly when the Ranx broke-away from th...
by JohnBWatson
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Frontier Download Link
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: Frontier Download Link

What OS did George say would be best for running Frontier? Are there any that would logically be publicly available? Would any Linux variants work?

If all else fails, it's easy enough for me to install Windows 10 on it. I'd just prefer something lighter, if feasible.
by JohnBWatson
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Weapon Balance Observations and Suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Weapon Balance Observations and Suggestions

I've made headway here. It's not all that difficult to write a script that mimics the function of a 'passthrough' value. It's not difficult to have said script create a different kind of weapons fire instead of another of its own, or to have it increment a value stored on the projectile. It's not ha...
by JohnBWatson
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Weapon Balance Observations and Suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Weapon Balance Observations and Suggestions

I think we should look into whatever's made the Kiloton Cannon so weak in recent builds. It can't even breach a Class V deflector most of the time. Is it possible that the balance algorithm overestimates the number of fragments that will hit when a projectile is set to preemptively explode at a larg...