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    • #58763
      CodyCody
      Participant

      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.

      Fanatical - Official PC Game Keys

    • #85020
      pagroove
      Participant

      Thank you for opening Cody! πŸ˜€

    • #85021
      CodyCody
      Participant

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

      oolite-012.png

    • #85022
      pagroove
      Participant

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

    • #85023
      sscadminsscadmin
      Administrator

      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.

    • #85024
      CodyCody
      Participant

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

    • #85025
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

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

    • #85026
      CodyCody
      Participant
      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.

    • #85027
      Overlord
      Participant

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

    • #85028
      CodyCody
      Participant

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

    • #85029
      DoctorRoXo
      Participant

      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.

    • #85030
      CodyCody
      Participant
      DoctorRoXo wrote:
      can i use a flightstick for this?

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

    • #85031
      DoctorRoXo
      Participant

      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

    • #85032
      CodyCody
      Participant

      Enjoy… but don’t forget to read the ‘fine’ manual, otherwise known as the Oolite Reference Sheet pdf!

    • #85033
      DoctorRoXo
      Participant
      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˜•

    • #85034
      CodyCody
      Participant

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

    • #85035
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Oooooh your such a scamp Cody! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_lol.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:lol:’ />

      Also, check out the new tunes! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_cool.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’8-)’ />

    • #85036
      CodyCody
      Participant
      Geraldine wrote:
      Oooooh your such a scamp Cody!

      Oh yes indeed… I’m bad company, ma’am!

    • #85037
      Overlord
      Participant
      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˜‰

    • #85038
      CodyCody
      Participant

      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)!

    • #85039
      Overlord
      Participant

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

    • #85040
      CodyCody
      Participant
      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!

    • #85041
      DoctorRoXo
      Participant
      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.

    • #85042
      CodyCody
      Participant
      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.

    • #85043
      Overlord
      Participant

      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.

    • #85044
      CodyCody
      Participant

      Yeah, false positives can be tricky, and I think that AVG is a bit prone to them… beyond my ken, I’m afraid.

      My Norton’s hates the trunk versions of Oolite, so I have to coerce it to accept and run them.

    • #85045
      DoctorRoXo
      Participant
      Overlord wrote:
      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.

      i’ve always heard avg was garbage. i use avast(free) and love it. they even have a boot scan which is great.

    • #85046
      CodyCody
      Participant
      Overlord wrote:
      Anyone know how to put some deadzone on controller sticks? Am using a xbox 360 controller with “xbox360 wireless receiver for windows”.

      Another suggestion here, Overlord.

    • #85047
      Gimi
      Participant
      Cody wrote:
      I am the Oolite Naval Attaché… that’s why I’m here. No problem!

      I suppose that gives you diplomatic immunity from all your atrocities in-game Cody.

      You should advertise your diplomatic status in your signature Your Excellency.

    • #85048
      CodyCody
      Participant
      Gimi wrote:
      I suppose that gives you diplomatic immunity from all your atrocities in-game Cody.

      Atrocities? Moi? I didn’t do it! Nobody saw me do it! You can’t prove anything!

      Good to see you here, jefe!

    • #85049
      Gimi
      Participant
      Cody wrote:
      Gimi wrote:
      I suppose that gives you diplomatic immunity from all your atrocities in-game Cody.

      Atrocities? Moi? I didn’t do it! Nobody saw me do it! You can’t prove anything!

      Good to see you here, jefe!

      Thank you. I lurk here every now and then. Keeping in touch with what is happening on the other side. Activity has increased since diplomatic relations were established.

    • #85050
      CodyCody
      Participant

      Yeah… one wonders where His Excellency the Ambassador is though.

      Probably off on some jolly aboard a liner above a famous planet!

    • #85051
      pagroove
      Participant
      Cody wrote:
      Yeah… one wonders where His Excellency the Ambassador is though.

      Probably off on some jolly aboard a liner above a famous planet!

      You called me sir? πŸ˜‰ The thing I most do nowadays is hunting for a RL job while running my own company at the same time so I have not so much time. But the job is to compensate for less income.

      But yeah back to this forum: Geraldine mentioned in a discussion over at the Oolite boards that we could showcase the latest OXP developments here. Problem is πŸ˜€ there are coming OXP’s out on almost a daly bases (I’m not complaining πŸ˜‰ ). so keeping track and selecting and writing about it is difficult.

    • #85052
      CodyCody
      Participant
      pagroove wrote:
      Cody wrote:
      Yeah… one wonders where His Excellency the Ambassador is though.

      Probably off on some jolly aboard a liner above a famous planet!

      You called me sir?

      Salutations, your grace! Aye, RL can be a bastard at times, no doubt of that. As regards OXPs – as you say, too many being released to keep track of (especially ship models, some of which are basically mierda!), and I for one am very selective about which OXPs I use, let alone recommend. I mainly stick to eye-candy, being somewhat of a purist. In test-pilot mode however, I’ll run outrageous stuff (such as the Colonial Viper – it has no place in my Ooniverse, but was great fun to test), but it gets removed from my game when I’ve signed-off on the job.

    • #85053
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant
      "pagroove" wrote:
      But yeah back to this forum: Geraldine mentioned in a discussion over at the Oolite boards that we could showcase the latest OXP developments here. Problem is <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_biggrin.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:D’ /> there are coming OXP's out on almost a daly bases (I'm not complaining <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’;)’ /> ). so keeping track and selecting and writing about it is difficult.

      My advice is to pick ones that really grab people's attention. Go for ones that have that WOW factor. Remember, pictures can speak a 1000 words <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’;)’ /> Of course some of the best oxps I've tried are mainly story based, but people can find out about them later once they are on the hook! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_lol.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:lol:’ />

    • #85054
      CodyCody
      Participant
      Geraldine wrote:
      … some of the best oxps I’ve tried are mainly story based, but people can find out about them later once they are on the hook!

      Very true, and ‘on the hook’ is crucial – the game first, then the OXPs. You’ve already shown an interest in Xeptatl’s Sword, Geraldine – that has a pretty good storyline, and needs an iron-assed ship piloted by an experienced commander who has already completed the native missions and is in G5. As does Coyote’s Run (based on the Oofic Coyote) – highly recommended (but then I would say that – I wrote the screenplay).

    • #85055
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Already got em by way of your signature <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’;)’ />

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