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I dont know Cody, it was working then it packed up. I uninstalled it then reinstalled it after a re-boot and its still the same. Weird, someting must be stopping it. Here is what the log said
16:58:58.143 [log.header]: Opening log for Oolite version 1.76.1 (x86-32 test release) under Windows at 2012-11-13 16:58:58 +0000.
4 processors detected.
Note that the contents of the log file can be adjusted by editing logcontrol.plist.
16:58:58.943 [display.mode.list.native]: Windows native resolution detected: 1280 x 1024
16:58:59.384 [display.mode.error]: ***** ERROR: Could not create display surface: Unable to make GL context current
Closing log at 2012-11-13 16:58:59 +0000.
Sorry for being off topic folks, but this is a category one oolite alert! <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//girl_crazy.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':girlcrazy:' />
Thanks Cody, will do. <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
Geraldine - ensure that your Windows is set to 32-bit colour! It needs to be set to at least 16-bit colour, but 32-bit is recommended.
That is the preliminary advice - more may follow.
My apologies to D1 for the thread derailment... heh! We're rather good at that, where I come from.
That's ok Cody <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
I like it when people help others through some rough spots thats what a community is for. But back to the site, yeah there is some hiccups in spots. Like the Download Area, I doubt it is software related and I really do think it might be provider related and I would probably have to move or upgrade to remedy this (i think). Which could be in SSC's future if more people opt for Gold Member accounts.
I do my best to keep the site running tip-top all the time and install software and mod updates as they become available, will more than likely install Blog update (under used by those Gold Members, surprised) and I believe Tapatalk has an update for those mobile users.
On the browser stuff SuperbatPrime, as long as you are running a recent browser, updated on flash player, shockwave and java you should have no issues running any content here. If you see anything on a tech side that I might need to know for other people please share so I can write something up to help those that have viewing issues.
I have been pleased watching SSC grow and it just keeps expanding, I don't think I can remember a day when there wasn't a new member added and that is always good. I am always looking for ideas on how to improve SSC and make it the best resource out there. I know I have been slacking on my game listing and might work on that over Thanksgiving holiday (have next week off), but any tweaks or additions I can make to build a tighter gaming community and resource I am game. I have liked a lot of what IPB has given SSC, now I thik the search tools and tagging (if used right) work extremely well and I have no problems searching the site.
I think the only place where SSC could use lots of help is download area needs some serious attention in the form of game/mod descriptions and it possible thumbnails. That would just make that area be amazing. Maybe I will do 1-3 games a week until I get them all updated. But thanks SuperbatPrime for the kind words and as always please do spread the word about SSC, I do no advertising so this site spreads on word of mouth only.
I have Java disabled/uninstalled in my Firefox, and have no trouble seeing any content. It's surprising how little you need Java for these days.
I ain't an expert, but pals of mine who are tell me that Java is an easily exploitable security risk. Since I removed it, I've yet to find a website that I cannot use. Apparently, some banking sites still require it - but not mine. It may be different in the land of e pluribus unum.
Java is an easily exploitable security risk
Not wishing to add to the derailment (a bad habit I picked up from some forum not far away from here <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_razz.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' /> j/k).
Just highlighting this very important piece of information.
For anyone not getting the picture, Java is one of the main, if not the main entry point for malware on the average home computer and it's also just very greedy on your system's resources in general.
So many people have it, never update it and seem to think it's essential... it's not, only a handful of sites and apps still use it.
If you really need to play Minecraft that badly you can always reinstall it when you need it... Otherwise do yourself and your system a favor and give it the boot.