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Before

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 is known spoke, splitting the nothingness, tearing a hole into existence             from the void, stating simply:

    "E = mc ^ 2"

...and there was light.



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Posted by PuppyOfWar on Friday 17th February, 2012   ·   Comment 2 comments   ·  

A quick flash

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 (shame although). So google around for other alternates and came across FlashDevelop.

At first you are thrown into an editor - which is a bit overwhelming at first as if your learning the ... Read more


Posted by Roguey on Thursday 16th February, 2012   ·   Comment 1 comments   ·  

Flash and gone

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 able to write code.

AS2/AS3 (which is the code used in Flash) seems very complex and hard to understand, its more like Java but you seem to pick random keywords out of the air. Even the editor is ... Read more


Posted by Roguey on Sunday 12th February, 2012   ·   Comment 0 comments   ·  

X3AP » X3 Terran War Pack

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 Fighter and I've always loved space sims: Elite on the old 48k, Frontier on the Amiga and Freelancer. I've also spent some time on EVE but I've always had a blind spot for pay ... Read more


Posted by TheGroom on Wednesday 18th January, 2012   ·   Comment 2 comments   ·  

X3AP » What to buy at 50 million

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 missiles are normally always brought by the NPC ships.

After much time and many kill missions, I wondered what to buy at the 30-40 million range. M7's seem good but kind-of wanted more turrets, ... Read more


Posted by Roguey on Friday 13th January, 2012   ·   Comment 4 comments   ·  

X3AP » Terran Commander start

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 360m/s!).

This new ship allowed me to travel across those hostile sectors where Argon ships jump in and start shooting at you. Once I got away from those Terran and Argon sectors I could find some friendly ... Read more


Posted by Roguey on Friday 6th January, 2012   ·   Comment 0 comments   ·  

X3AP » RF Complex 1

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 can indeed buy stations from the Terran shipyards, and deploy them.

I took a quick look around, and Megnir took my eye. Its got it own shipyard and some great rocks to place a few mines on. ... Read more


Posted by Roguey on Monday 2nd January, 2012   ·   Comment 0 comments   ·  

Bozo's Blog #4

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I thought would write a quick blog whilst I am d'loading the new X3 Wink
I will be adding screen shots to my forum page for them, so you lot can see what it is like. If you have any think you want me to take a look at feel free to ask on a forum page. Big grin

I am looking forward to playing AB, just hoping my system can handle it.

Something that really annoys me is the fact that I have a 50mb/s fiber optic broadband and I am just cracking 5.5mb/s d'load and it had a peak of 6.1mb/s.

Currently I am on 48% and it is only just making 4.8mb/s big drop.... so I am annoyed. I suppose a lot of people d'load from the Steam servers.

There is manual available online... I will see if i can get the link ... Read more


Posted by bozo64r on Friday 16th December, 2011   ·   Comment 1 comments   ·  


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