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 Topic: New Ways to Spend Time
New Ways to Spend Time Sun, 18 March 2018 18:58
talkingbologna is currently offline talkingbologna

 
Senior Chief Petty Officer

Messages: 86
Registered: November 2016
Location: 1947
Never had time to keep up with times, really. Just went through my woefully undersized computer (148GB) and deleted 58 gigs of games I haven't played in long enough that I figure I won't again till I'm ready to reinstall it. My Asus has alright power,

Intel i5 dual core 2.27GHz
4GB RAM
Radeon HD 5470

Nothing especial but good enough for most games on or near minimum quality settings. This being said, can anyone recommend a game playable on a computer? That Banished looks pretty cool, but today I'm piqued by Star Wars (just finished Rebels show (not a word about kids cartoons!)).

I'm also interested in building my own computer to make this one look like a room full of magnetic tape and vacuum tubes. I've read that there are thousand dollar graphics cards and terabyte solid state drives on the market, but next year it'll be half that price with something better already available, so I'll probably stick to a total system @ $2000 (maybe less to start, with upgrade potential). Maybe Mac or Linux?

Would anybody have any suggestions on that, as well?

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 Topic: Stars Map...Game In Progress
Stars Map...Game In Progress Sun, 16 March 2014 22:28
skoormit is currently offline skoormit

 
Lieutenant

Messages: 665
Registered: July 2008
Location: Alabama
http://loiter.co/v/watch-as-1000years-of-european-boarders-c hange/


What we need's a few good taters.

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 Topic: Gehan Gunasekara: Let's lead the spooks a merry dance
Gehan Gunasekara: Let's lead the spooks a merry dance Thu, 08 August 2013 16:18
gible

 
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Messages: 1343
Registered: November 2002
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Gehan Gunasekara: Let's lead the spooks a merry dance

Surveillance laws can be countered by effective civil disobedience, says Gehan Gunasekara, an associate professor in commercial law at the University of Auckland specialising in information privacy law.

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 Topic: Take a look at Mak
Take a look at Mak Sun, 04 November 2012 14:48
Ron is currently offline Ron

 
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Messages: 1229
Registered: October 2002
Location: Collegedale, TN
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1125462381/mak

I've backed it, hope it makes the goal.



Ron Miller
Stars! AutoHost

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 Topic: Event Horizon 2
Event Horizon 2 Sun, 21 October 2012 10:51
ekolis is currently offline ekolis

 
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Stars! Nova developer
Stars! Nova developer

Messages: 51
Registered: May 2006
Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA

I don't remember if I ever posted about Event Horizon on here, but in case I didn't, EH is a simple 4X game developed by Nick Dumas (Suicide Junkie) and myself. You've got a hex grid of sectors from which you can mine resources, and your ships are constructed of only four components: Hull, Thrusters, Weapons, and Shields. I've got some screenshots and downloads here:

http://edkolis.exofire.net/eventhorizon.php

Well, Nick and I are working on a sequel! Very Happy

Event Horizon 2 will be much more detailed than EH1, and we're starting out by building a hex-based ship designer and a turn-based tactical combat game, then building the strategic layer around it. We've got a mostly functional ship designer, and Nick said he'd be working on tactical combat this weekend. (Last I heard on Friday, he had combat mechanics working, but no GUI to issue commands.)

I've got some screenshots of the game linked at the bottom of the EH page I linked above, and Nick has some more on his site:

http://imagemodserver.dyndns.org/nick/GreenEggsAndHam/EH2/pi ctures/

I've also started work on a web GUI using Javascript, so eventually you could actually play directly from the website! Very Happy



Mr. Flibble says...
Game over, boys!

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 Topic: Earth developing a primitive minefield?
Earth developing a primitive minefield? Fri, 28 September 2012 10:50
Marduk is currently offline Marduk

 
Ensign

Messages: 345
Registered: January 2003
Location: Dayton, OH
The world is becoming slightly safer from alien invasion - and the rest of the universe is becoming slightly safer from us.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/satellites/weve-already-p assed-the-tipping-point-for-orbital-debris



One out of five dentists recommends occasional random executions to keep the peasants cowed and servile.

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 Topic: gtalk's down...
gtalk's down... Thu, 26 July 2012 08:52
nmid

 
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Messages: 1605
Registered: January 2011
Location: GMT +5.5

my gtalk has never been this alone before Sad
Hopefully it's up soon.


[Updated on: Thu, 26 July 2012 08:53]




I know my minefields.. but I'm a chaff sweeper.
I used to curse when I got stuck in traffic... till I realised I AM traffic.

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 Topic: My god, its full of instagram!
My god, its full of instagram! Sat, 23 June 2012 05:18
neilhoward

 
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Messages: 1112
Registered: April 2008
Location: SW3 & 10023
http://instagr.am/p/MMnkFEt_FV/

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 Topic: Code Heroes
icon14.gif  Code Heroes Mon, 13 February 2012 14:10
Ron is currently offline Ron

 
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Registered: October 2002
Location: Collegedale, TN
I just wanted everyone to know that I'm supporting the kickstart of the indy game Code Heroes and have made a donation.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/primerist/code-hero-a-ga me-that-teaches-you-to-make-games-he

I hope to get a beta copy of the game soon.

http://primerlabs.com/codehero



Ron Miller
Stars! AutoHost

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 Topic: How many can you save?
How many can you save? Wed, 21 September 2011 11:23
Ron is currently offline Ron

 
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Messages: 1229
Registered: October 2002
Location: Collegedale, TN
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12753061/LD21.swf

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-21/?uid=2661

I've been able to save 15, but its tricky.


[Updated on: Wed, 21 September 2011 11:23]




Ron Miller
Stars! AutoHost

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 Topic: One amazing horse
One amazing horse Thu, 04 August 2011 17:34
BlueTurbit

 
Lt. Commander

RIP
BlueTurbit died Oct. 20, 2011

Messages: 835
Registered: October 2002
Location: Heart of Texas
Watched the movie Secretariat the other day on Starz. Wow! That was an amazing horse. No other horse has come close to that performance in over 35 years.

Recorded a clip of the final race for the triple crown. Just wow!
Did a lot of video compression to make this small, for easier viewing, about 15Meg size, so quality is a little low in some parts.

How often do you get to see the end of the movie first? Laughing
Triple Crown clip




[Updated on: Thu, 04 August 2011 17:39]




BlueTurbit Country/Rock

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 Topic: Imo chat
Imo chat Thu, 14 July 2011 23:47
gible

 
Commander

Messages: 1343
Registered: November 2002
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

'llos

Does any use IMO? I have a couple of invites spare to their new imo network.

(IMO is a web chat client that does MSN, Skype, Yahoo, Google Talk, Facebook, AIM, ICQ, Jabber, VKontakte, Myspace, Hypes & now their own network)

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 Topic: last flight of shuttle discovery lifts off today
last flight of shuttle discovery lifts off today Thu, 24 February 2011 15:42
neilhoward

 
Commander

Messages: 1112
Registered: April 2008
Location: SW3 & 10023
in about 20 minutes
you can watch it here
http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2

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 Topic: DVDFab DVD copy program FREE today only
DVDFab DVD copy program FREE today only Thu, 27 January 2011 10:57
BlueTurbit

 
Lt. Commander

RIP
BlueTurbit died Oct. 20, 2011

Messages: 835
Registered: October 2002
Location: Heart of Texas
I've been using the "Giveaway of the day" site for quite some time and some goodies pop up often.

Today's offer is a good one. Highly praised DVD Fab program, regular $50, free today, if you download it within about the next 16 hours from the time of this post, and register it before the time expires.

Important: if you don't register it within time limit stated on the page, you'll only have a time-limited demo installed, instead of a registered version. Registration instructions always come with the downloads in a text file.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/dvdfab-dvd-copy/

If you haven't already, subscribe to the Giveaway of the day site to get daily notifications of freebies in your email.



[Updated on: Thu, 27 January 2011 10:58]




BlueTurbit Country/Rock

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 Topic: Another decent show canceled
Another decent show canceled Mon, 14 September 2009 14:41
neilhoward

 
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Messages: 1112
Registered: April 2008
Location: SW3 & 10023
No more Defying Gravity on CTV.

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 Topic: cool
cool Wed, 17 June 2009 13:52
Ron is currently offline Ron

 
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Messages: 1229
Registered: October 2002
Location: Collegedale, TN
http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2009/06/now-that-weve -augmented-some-reality-how-bout-blasting-some-zombies/


http://lab.andre-michelle.com/tonematrix




Ron Miller
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 Topic: Looking for players for a Stars-like game
Looking for players for a Stars-like game Sat, 08 November 2008 13:58
ddickie is currently offline ddickie

 
Civilian

Messages: 1
Registered: November 2008
I'm looking for 16 players for a game that is a poor man's version of Stars! Why play a poor man's version? Well, it is different and variety is the spice of life. It's been around in various forms for about 15 years, but it is a custom game with a very small player base.

It is free. There is a java based (and web distributed) front end, although most of the complex commands are still done via text commands, and it helps to have some general computer skills.

the URL is http://www.dickieville.com/Dave/mhgc.htm

Please contact me at dave@dickieville.com if interested!

Thanks,

Dave





Dave

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 Topic: Stress Reliever
Stress Reliever Sat, 12 April 2008 13:42
donjon is currently offline donjon

 
Lt. Commander

Messages: 803
Registered: November 2002
Location: Benque Viejo del Carmen, ...

Simple and painless:

Try it Smile


[Updated on: Sat, 12 April 2008 13:44]

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 Topic: Slave Hack
Slave Hack Thu, 06 March 2008 16:46
Ron is currently offline Ron

 
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Messages: 1229
Registered: October 2002
Location: Collegedale, TN
A neat online hacking simulation, can play with/against other people, or form a clan.

If you register after using http://www.slavehack.com?id=autohost that link, I'll get some Support Points.



Ron Miller
Stars! AutoHost

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 Topic: Nomicide
Nomicide Mon, 04 February 2008 17:20
gible

 
Commander

Messages: 1343
Registered: November 2002
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

For those of you who dont know, a Nomic is a game where modifying the rules of the game is the primary activity of the game.

<blatant_plug>Nomicide is a Nomic run on Livejournal and new players are always welcome Smile </blatant_plug>

For the curious, there's also a Nomic Wiki and Agora, a nomic that has been active for 14 years(and you thought Stars! games were long).

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 Topic: DMotR
DMotR Wed, 04 April 2007 16:22
vonKreedon is currently offline vonKreedon

 
Lieutenant

Messages: 610
Registered: March 2003
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Here's a link to a site that has the following premise:
Quote:

Lord of the Rings is more or less the foundation of modern D&D. The latter rose from the former, although the two are now so estranged that to reunite them would be an act of savage madness. Imagine a gaggle of modern hack-n-slash roleplayers who had somehow never been exposed to the original Tolkien mythos, and then imagine taking those players and trying to introduce them to Tolkien via a D&D campaign.


The author, Shamus, uses vidcaps from the LotR movies to create comic strips of the gamers/NPC/etc. as they move through the campaign. Very funny. Check it out at:
http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?cat=14

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 Topic: Thousand Parsec participating in Google Summer of Code 2007
icon3.gif  Thousand Parsec participating in Google Summer of Code 2007 Sat, 17 March 2007 08:21
JRepin is currently offline JRepin

 
Crewman 3rd Class

Messages: 5
Registered: December 2006
Location: Slovenia

Thousand Parsec is a vibrant free and open source project, creating a framework for 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate) space strategy games. We are happy to announce that this year we are also participating in Google Summer of Code as a mentoring organisation. We have prepared a special page with information and ideas for students, who would like to work on a task for Thousand Parsec. Join us, it will be fun, you'll gain a new experience, learn something new, play games and if you finish successfully you can even get 4500$. The deadline for submissions of student applications is 24th of March.


Live long and prosper!

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 Topic: Happy New Year
icon4.gif  Happy New Year Mon, 01 January 2007 18:57
Ron is currently offline Ron

 
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Messages: 1229
Registered: October 2002
Location: Collegedale, TN
Happy New Year to everyone!


Ron Miller
Stars! AutoHost

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 Topic: Massive tpclient-pywx 0.2.0 released
Massive tpclient-pywx 0.2.0 released Thu, 14 December 2006 23:04
mithro is currently offline mithro

 
Crewman 3rd Class

Messages: 7
Registered: October 2004
Location: Australia
Hope it's not inapporiate to mention this release here, I was suggested also posting here from the FreeStars! section. I thought with all you being fans of Stars! it would intrest you.

After a massive amount of work, Thousand Parsec is proud to announce that the next version (0.2.0) of its primary client is now available.

There have been massive changes to the client's back end code and quite a few UI improvements. Some off the highlights are:


  • Request Pipelineing. Faster downloads on fast connections and on connections with high ping times.
  • Automatic Media Downloading. The client will now download the required media of the web.
  • Animated Planet Graphics. There are now cool animated planet graphics and other graphics displayed in the information screen.
  • Account Creation Support. You can now create an account on servers straight from the client.
  • Design Support. You can now create ships, torpedoes or any other object that the server supports. Properties and requirements of designs are calculated locally using a Scheme based language called tpcl.
  • Message Reference Support. Servers can now say that messages refer to certain objects and the GOTO button will take you to them.
  • Better Caching. Better support for universe caching and only downloading what has changed.


This release also includes binaries for windows and binaries for Mac OS X ( http://www.thousandparsec.net/tp/downloads.php#tpclient-pywx ). The binaries have the following requirements:

Windows

  • Windows 98 or greater
  • 50mb disk space
  • 1024x768 screen or greater

Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.3.8 or higher, 10.4.1 or higher is preferred
  • 200mb disk space
  • 1024x768 screen or greater


There are also two permanent demonstration servers. The servers have the following properties:

demo1.thousandparsec.net

  • 5 minute turns
  • Restarted every day
  • MiniSec rule set

demo2.thousandparsec.net

  • 6 hour turns
  • Restarted when somebody takes over 80% of the universe
  • Partial MTSec rule set


Hope you all enjoy the
...




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http://www.thousandparsec.net/tp/

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 Topic: Miller lite ?
Miller lite ? Tue, 10 January 2006 06:37
mazda is currently offline mazda

 
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Messages: 655
Registered: April 2003
Location: Reading, UK
I see that Bode has taken some criticism for "admitting" he has taken part in races whilst still hungover.
Personally I think skiing is the best cure for a hangover there is and can't see what the problem is.
It certainly helps not to ski in a straight line, which is what most of us want anyway.

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