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December 3, 2011 13:33  

First things first, the blurb:

Oolite is a space combat/trading game, inspired by Elite, powered by Objective-C and OpenGL, and designed as a small game that is easy for users to pick up, modify and expand upon. Almost every aspect of the game can be changed by using simple, free graphics packages and text editors.

Originally written for Mac OS X, and under continuous development for over seven years, Oolite is available for Mac OS X (10.3.9 and higher) and PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Linux. It requires at least a 400 MHz processor, 256 MiB of memory, and a graphics card capable of accelerating OpenGL graphics. The game and source code are offered for free under the GNU General Public License.

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December 3, 2011 13:51  

Thank you for opening Cody! πŸ˜€


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December 3, 2011 14:05  

Second, how could I resist posting an in-game pic... this is a Coriolis station modded by Griff:

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December 3, 2011 14:18  

I'm typing an Oolite resources post as we speak. Is that all right?


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December 4, 2011 08:04  

There is some really good artists making models for Oolite because they look great and they stick to the origins of elite and not really changing the feel just brushing it up. And feel free to post/re-post anything you want here because this area is meant for all Oolite info so post away.


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December 16, 2011 14:18  

Oolite 1.76 was released this Friday evening (Zulu time)... this is a major milestone for the devs, and I applaud them.

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December 16, 2011 22:40  

Hey that's great news Cody! πŸ™‚ Hope my saved games and favorite OXPs still work with this new release.


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December 17, 2011 00:37  
Geraldine wrote:
Hope my saved games and favorite OXPs still work with this new release.

Savegames will be no problem at all. The odd OXP may have some troubles, but most will be fine.

I've been running the 1.76 beta for some weeks, and I've had no problems with my 'hot set' of OXPs.

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May 8, 2012 02:04  

Anyone know how to put some deadzone on controller sticks? Am using a xbox 360 controller with "xbox360 wireless receiver for windows".


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May 8, 2012 06:15  

I've posted your query on the Oolite forum, Overlord. I'll report back if there are any suggestions.

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May 8, 2012 08:09  

I really want to try this game. never played elite really, i have it on dosbox but just tinkered with it for a bit. just with so many other games on my plate right now and all i don't know if i have the time. guess i could make time for it, who needs sleep, right? probably a dumb question but can i use a flightstick for this? just got one so any game that supports it has made its way up my playlist ya know.


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May 8, 2012 09:05  
DoctorRoXo wrote:
can i use a flightstick for this?

Yep... your new 3D Pro works a treat straight out of the box for Oolite.

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May 8, 2012 09:11  

ok you talked me into it. lol actually geraldine informed me of this game and pioneer a long time ago but i wanted to wait until they were further along in production before trying them. but i'm gonna go download this one now and give 'er a go. thx for fast reply


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May 8, 2012 09:48  

Enjoy... but don't forget to read the 'fine' manual, otherwise known as the Oolite Reference Sheet pdf!

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May 8, 2012 11:14  
Cody wrote:
Enjoy... but don't forget to read the 'fine' manual, otherwise known as the Oolite Reference Sheet pdf!

is that on the wiki?

nevermind. i found it πŸ˜•


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May 8, 2012 13:24  

Hmm... just had a very dodgy-looking new member join the Oolite forum, but I decided to approve her first post anyway. Heh!

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May 8, 2012 13:45  

Oooooh your such a scamp Cody! <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_lol.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />

Also, check out the new tunes! <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_cool.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='8-)' />


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May 8, 2012 13:54  
Geraldine wrote:
Oooooh your such a scamp Cody!

Oh yes indeed... I'm bad company, ma'am!

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May 8, 2012 14:26  
DoctorRoXo wrote:
I really want to try this game. never played elite really, i have it on dosbox but just tinkered with it for a bit. just with so many other games on my plate right now and all i don't know if i have the time. guess i could make time for it, who needs sleep, right? probably a dumb question but can i use a flightstick for this? just got one so any game that supports it has made its way up my playlist ya know.

Well with Pioneer and Oolite what else do you need? One hardcore space sim and one badass space game!

Cody, thanks for putting my question on the Oolite forum, guess I coulda gone there myself.. πŸ™„

Just out of interest, how did the name Oolite come about? This may be common knowledge, but I thought oolite was a type of rock. That got anything to do with it? Or is it cos its "Oo" instead of "E" πŸ˜‰


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May 8, 2012 14:31  

An oolite (oh-oh-lite) is indeed a rock of some sort. Oolite comes from 'Object Oriented Elite' (or maybe because it's powered by Objective-C and OpenGL)!

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May 8, 2012 14:39  

Oh Oh Elite would have been good enough I think πŸ˜€


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May 8, 2012 14:41  
Overlord wrote:
Cody, thanks for putting my question on the Oolite forum, guess I coulda gone there myself..

I am the Oolite Naval Attaché... that's why I'm here. No problem!

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May 8, 2012 20:01  
Cody wrote:
An oolite (oh-oh-lite) is indeed a rock of some sort. Oolite comes from 'Object Oriented Elite' (or maybe because it's powered by Objective-C and OpenGL)!

i had wondered where the name came from myself. thanks for asking overlord.


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May 9, 2012 03:40  
Overlord wrote:
Anyone know how to put some deadzone on controller sticks? Am using a xbox 360 controller with "xbox360 wireless receiver for windows".

This may help you, Overlord.

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May 9, 2012 14:50  

Thanks for the help Cody, looks like the right sort of thing. However, you might want to let them know that I tried the 30 day trial of pinnacle game profiler they linked to, and it threw up a security threat warning after installing. I'm on AVG 2012 free version(which may not be that good). May be a false alarm but cant be too cautious these days.


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