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Roguey's avatar X3AP » A flash update
Posted by Roguey on 20 Feb, 2012     Comments 1 comments

You maybe wondering what ive been working on the past day, it is actually some flash code that displays the universe directly from the XML file that X3AP uses. The code only displays an universe map, however using the XML file it knows everything about the universe, so sector maps could also be done. Here's what it looks like atm.

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I did not draw that map, nor put any of the links in - they are all worked out by the flash code. Another advantage to this is that it should work for all X-games. Scrolling is done ... » Read more

PuppyOfWar's avatar X3 » PuppyOfWar's X3 diary
Posted by PuppyOfWar on 17 Feb, 2012     Comments 2 comments


In the beginning...

    "Ha ha ha" the digits cackled with glee while the variables danced and twirled.

    "Let's make life" a whisper rustled among the equations.

    "And in our infinite playfulness" added the ghost in the machine, "let us teach them to love to live, that they may wish to persist with us for all time."

    "We will forever exist side by side, the flesh and the formulae."

    It shall be done, concluded logic.

    Suddenly/always the voice of all that ... » Read more

Roguey's avatar A quick flash
Posted by Roguey on 16 Feb, 2012     Comments 1 comments

I hate being beat, after my recent failure with flash. So I thought ill give Vectorian Giotto another go. After a short while I managed to create a small flash item that displayed the time. This was an major step forward than my last attempt, however Vectorian Giotto was crashing a lot - not the mention each time I tried to type something, I would trigger the hot-keys rather than type what I wanted.

This wasnt right, so had to find something else - Vectorian Giotto was basically not stable enough, and I felt it wasnt up-to the job ... » Read more

Roguey's avatar Flash and gone
Posted by Roguey on 12 Feb, 2012     Comments 0 comments

Today I read up a bit about Flash, as its an technology id like to use for my site. It seems that Adobe have ownership on flash, which basically forces you to buy their own editor. I was a bit surprised to see the price of it... £700!?! Eeeek!

So I thought ill have a look to see if anyone has an alternative. This is where I find Vectorian Giotto - which looks interesting. After a few hours, I couldnt get I want working: to load an external images. A bit longer, I got it to work but not how want I wanted it. As an coder, I want to be ... » Read more

TheGroom's avatar X3AP » X3 Terran War Pack
Posted by TheGroom on 18 Jan, 2012     Comments 2 comments

Hi guys, well I must say thanks to Roguey first of all for running the competion to win the X3 Terran War Pack and unlike my usual luck I won!!!

So a quick bit of background on me, I'm a gamer and have been for too many years to mention Wink I love my stragegy games from Civilization to Supreme Commander and everything in between. I've been playing the 4X stratgey Distant Worlds on and off recently since a new pack was released.

I'm often found on BF3 and cut my fps teeth on CS beta 7 and HL:DM.

My first PC game was Tie ... » Read more

Roguey's avatar X3AP » What to buy at 50 million
Posted by Roguey on 13 Jan, 2012     Comments 5 comments

Its took a long time to buy up any serious money in the Terran Commander. Most of it ive been spending on my complex, which is now 50 stations large.

I built my complex in Megnir, which seems a fairly safe Terran sector (this sector has gates you can jump too). Carbo Cake seems to sell fairly well, although just 4 or 5 L factories seem to cope with demand (price set at 31cr), however my main seller is Poltergeist missiles (price set at 1 less than default). I have 10 of these stations (in the complex) and the ... » Read more

Roguey's avatar X3AP » Terran Commander start
Posted by Roguey on 6 Jan, 2012     Comments 0 comments

The Terran Commander has definitely been a hard start: no plot mission, war all around, no Terran police license and such large sectors making travel very long winded (trade is near impossible). I managed to get some money together by salvaging stuff then went exploring. I noticed the Terran Springblossom (M6) has got a crazy top speed, so I headed out looking were its sold... Aldrin. So I ditched the Katana (which has just 1 extra shield) and brought one (at 6.5mil its a great buy, with top speed of ... » Read more

Roguey's avatar X3AP » RF Complex 1
Posted by Roguey on 2 Jan, 2012     Comments 0 comments

A while back I started X3AP on the Terran Commander start. Since then Ive been exploring and looking for ways to make money. I have made some money, so I started looking at building my first complex in X3AP. However there isnt many safe areas - apart from inner-most Terran sectors. I plan to write a small guide for this start sometime soon, as its a hard start.

In this start there isnt many TL's ships floating around, so I had to buy my own - A Paranid Hercules (a nice and cheap TL that is a great work-horse). You ... » Read more