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Offline C3PO

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Reply #25 - 24 May 2003, 23:22:29
OH MY GOD!!!!!!

I forgot to welcome you in among us couch-astronauts :)

Er, well I guess it's fa-ro-es or sumthing.

I live in the Faroe Islands. It's (still) a part of Denmark, but we have local government and own
language. (verry similar to Icelandic)

We're located in the middle of the north Atlantic halfway between Scotland and Iceland.
62º 01' North
06º 46' West

You have to look verry hard on the map :) I think it cover one or two pixels in the HiRes Earth
textures.

I love you'r idea of a chat window.
I often want to tell somone about it when I manage to have a perfect flight in Orbiter (Well it has
happened 8)), but my GF gets pretty anoyed :worry: about Orbiter without having me bragging
about it
also

Once again, welcome :friend:

Jógvan Roling out the red carpet Trondesesen


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Reply #26 - 25 May 2003, 00:20:29
C3,

About faroe everytime I say that I'm swiss most people tend
to mysanderstand and think that I come from sweden :)
(which is about 6000km away) But I must confess that I'm not better
I'm unable to locate correctly some country for example I'm really
bad at africa geography.

About chat I can review my php source and put them on-line but
this was an horrible work and I don't have much time to implement
a real nice chatting page.

I'll have a look again next week as my litle crypto prog is almost finished
perhaps it's an occasion to study some java and do some better work ?
(but my litle looking leave me the impression that making a correct work
would take more than some time)

Dan


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Reply #27 - 25 May 2003, 05:00:43
Hey Dan:

http://www.php-chat.org/

;P

actually the main reason I want you to implement chat on here is so that our forum record of
1,256 posts for a single thread remains unbroken.  A chat function would definitely make it stand
forever ;)

Cheers,
Dave


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Reply #28 - 25 May 2003, 14:10:04
:wonder:



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Reply #29 - 25 May 2003, 17:53:22
OK Gene, I'll explain it :)  Dan helped me with some website stuff I was having trouble with, a few
weeks ago.  Since there's no chat function here, we just kept posting back and forth on this forum
every minute...the thread we created eventually went to something like 70 or 80 posts (1,256 was
just my lame attempt at exaggerational humour).  About 5 of those posts were along the lines
of "Gee, we really could use a chat function right about now."  I suppose if we implemented a chat
function, there's very few forum threads that would be able to challenge our record, since we'd
never have to do that again! :0

Cheers,
Dave


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Reply #30 - 25 May 2003, 18:11:10
Oh well, I'll have a look at your link dave what I love with php is
that you can modify the source :)

Did you test those chatting room ?

Dan


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Reply #31 - 25 May 2003, 22:53:18
Yep, I went to the "test chat" function on that website I posted here....and it seemed pretty good
to me.  Then again, I don't know if it would meet your demanding programmer standards ;)
hehehe...

Cheers,
Dave


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Reply #32 - 26 May 2003, 00:06:39

Dan

Sure appart the fact that she's not green with litle antena
in fact she's really more pretty than any martian I encountered


Easy for you to say. I haven't got her picture...... yet :)


About faroe everytime I say that I'm swiss most people tend
to mysanderstand and think that I come from sweden


The brittish soldiers the were sent to 'The Faroes' thought they were going to Egypt :)

Btw. I got a hold of the May issue of PC-Planet magasine. On the included CD was a copy of Virtual
Sailor 4.
Is that by any chance you'r program?

Jógvan 'I second that chat window' Trondesen



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Reply #33 - 26 May 2003, 01:22:59
Dave type with his finger:
Yep, I went to the "test chat" function on that website I posted here....and it seemed pretty
good
to me. Then again, I don't know if it would meet your demanding programmer standards  
hehehe...


I did just have a fast look but I must say it look pretty good...
I will download the package & see the source this week.

C3PO wrote:
Btw. I got a hold of the May issue of PC-Planet magasine.
On the included CD was a copy of Virtual Sailor 4.
Is that by any chance you'r program?


It's Ilan papini's program.
The version until 5 was pretty good but I lost the track
when the 6 version came... I must say that Ilan wanted
us to repay for this version and after all the work
I had done to help improve VS I was a bit Fbiiiiip

If you install it go to my page, I had many good feedback about my
model , (the shark distributed in VS was done by me as well as
some marine life... and the intro picture of VS since version
5 show my "toulonnaise" a schooner available on my page that
I'm proud of (also don't miss my Arleigh burke a complete DDG)
http://virtualsailor.dansteph.com (those add are for VS5 don't know if
they work well with the 4)

Btw about age of sail I read again all my collection of Patrick'O brian's book currently, amazing, I love his book ;)

Dan


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Reply #34 - 26 May 2003, 03:08:00
mhhhhh ??? :wonder:

Php-chat is a php-nuke module as I don't want to install some hugh
things just for a litle chat room I'll search in another direction.

In my idea a mix of java and php should do the trick, I'll look
about this the next week (he he ... at work :) )

Dan


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Reply #35 - 27 May 2003, 00:56:57
Hello Boys :)

I'm glad to see that a chat lounge may be in the works.

I have a question for you all... Um what other sims or games do you all like besides Orbiter?

I myself use to play The Sims, Earth and Beyond, was an Eve-Online Beta tester, Mankind.net,
Jumpgate. Although these were all MMOLG. For solo stuff I have Conquest Frontier Wars, MS Flight
Sim 2000, Fly, Sim City 3000, Civilization 3, Star trek Bridge comander, to name a few.

Hee Hee I even had the old "SHUTTLE" program which is now freeware at Abandongames.com.

Sorry it took so long for me to check in ;) I was pretty busy this weekend. After a letter I wrote
with Dan, I felt an urge to go flying (RL). So in keeping up with my VFR Private I called a friend with
a ceasna 172 and we had a great time :)
I have to admit though I kept looking up to the upper atmosphere, ah if only... :)
I guess 6,000 feet will have to do for now ;)

Can't wait to see you all in the chat room once it is up and running. P.S. take your time Dan, don't
upset the lil lady in your life over it...

Your a very busy guy there Dan, you seem to have many things on the go, ( I liked your Sail boat,
nice bit of work ).

To the journey...

Michi

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Reply #36 - 27 May 2003, 06:10:11
The old Shuttle game was AWESOME.  I used to play that all the time.  Remember the big foldout
poster with all the switch positions on it?  Also the flight sim stuff (I played Flight Sim on a
Commodore 64, if you can believe THAT).  Some other favourites (I'm probably going to sound
really old skool here): Winter Games (Epyx), Wayne Gretzky Hockey 2, M1A1 Abrams Tank,
Speedball 2....classics :)))

Cheers,
Dave


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Reply #37 - 27 May 2003, 11:19:28
Shuttle was way past awsome, and it's time. Man, those were the days :cry:

I've got all the MS Flight Sims. Lokkong foward to FS2k4 :)

I used to play M1A1, Apache and Space Hulk on my Amiga. That Abrams sim is hard to beat when it
comes to gameplay and I haven't found an atmosphere like in the old Space Hulk. The first X-COM
was great too.

Now it's mostly FS2k2 and Orbiter. Interupted by the odd ballte in Alpha Centauri. And when I
need a laugh....... Worms. Those little Rambo worms aways crack me up :)

And of couse all the Star Wars games. (goes without saying) 8)

But I DO get out of the house once in a blue moon :)

Jógvan 'Thank GOD there's no tax on Imagination' Trondesen


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Reply #38 - 28 May 2003, 19:00:16
i average 100 fps (max?) even with the custom brown panel mir in full view with 4 DG2's attached.
woot for ATI 9600 pro.


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Reply #39 - 28 May 2003, 19:50:45
who remember spy vs spy on C64 ? :)
of course Shuttle also and ms space simulator later.

The game that made my day those last years where all multiplayer:
Age of empire
Age of king
CFSII (I was once 2nd of a tournament)

But as I grow in age (creeech <- noise of my bone)
I lost some intterest for many game, already seen,
nothing news etc etc....
The last one that I was completely mad about was
some month ago : WORLD WAR 2 ONLINE (ww2ol)

a massive multiplayer wargame in 3d.

Imagine the german blitz in belgian with an HUGH map
(covering all the belgia) where every vehicle , men , gun , plane
tank is drived by real people.... you can even be more player
for each vehicle as tank, plane and take other player on your
truck to bring them where the action is.

I ended in a team with roger wilco speaking & playing every night
and it was an absolute feeling of being there.... we had some
incredible adventure that I will remember all my life...

I stopped playing because to be good at this game you must play a lot of time
(I made my first kill only 4 day after I enter in the game, this is usuall)
And I have to much other intterest... but during the three month I played
it was... the best game I ever played. And so much realistic, bullet trajectory
and energy are modelised as well as tank and other vehicle armor...
So You may better encounter a Panzer III from behind if you have a
S35 otherwise..... You don't have external or cheat view if you conduct a tank
either you open the can and look out (goods morning Mr Sniper) either you use
the small visor and windows.... sometime you can pass at 2 meter than another
tank without seing them.

This game give you the best realistic feeling to be "in war" imho and
damper a lot the feeling that all other game and tv movies give you.....
No you are not invincible, yes you have to much  chance to die before
you even fired one shot. No you are not alone, without other you  don't
have any chance.... That's war.

S35 shooting at panzer



Me110 in a bad position



German soldier attempting to traverse a river to secure a bridge.



A stug III an incredible armore impossible to hit from front....



S35 and R35 and soldier hide in the forest (stuka are horribly accurate
in this game you better survey the sky)



Don't know if this is really a safe passage.... ???  :wonder:




Hurry , put your charge in the back of this one and .... RUN AWAY !



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Reply #40 - 28 May 2003, 21:10:18
Hey Dan, don't tell me you're a WWII buff too! :)  I was totally psyched to play WWII Online, but
two things stopped me.  First of all, the reviews I read said that the code was pretty buggy, and
second of all, having to pay per month to play didn't appeal to me.  That being said, it looked (and
looks) like a pretty neat game!!!

Dave


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Reply #41 - 28 May 2003, 22:13:35
There are several review against this game
but for me this is only bee sound in my hear.
Of course nothing is perfect in the world nor
in this game. but I must say that for a massive
multiplayer it work pretty well (appart the plane
part wich suck from my point of view so I stayed
on ground... I was "tank specialist")

I know that I played three month and that I enjoyed
an "never see" experience.

Let me *try* explain.... (prepare the aspirin to help decode)

I remember one time that during several day one of our town
was under heavy effort from german command ... thousand player
were heading here trying to attack or defend this town....

88, planes , tanks, guns , sniper  where  bombarding the town
German infantry also continuously attacked, brought by truck.

My bad english prevent me to tell how I feel with this story
but after several day we ended with nothing than truck so we took them
and charged the german trying to splash the infantery (of course with no result)

I made several "comming back" and died several time by plane , truck , tank or infantry
... one time I made 2 hours of route with a friend by feet trying to go behind a
mountain where a 88 was bombarding the town.... We ended killed by a sniper
that was protecting the 88 battery but it was a risky mission we knowed it.
But during the 2 hours my heart was bumping like never as I was trying to hide
and approach this battery.

The end of the town was an incredible ambiance, something like Stalingrad, or dunkerk
you could chat or speak with many allied player , english , swedish, italian
everyone trying to defend the town... When finally the town falled I was
incredibly sad.

This is the point... emotion... I no other game you have this feeling
of responsabilities as when you take a truck with several infantry on you
... you MUST bring them to the ennemy headquarter... this mean that your
mission may change the destiny of several thousand men in the game.

Emotion also when you scan continuously with your tank's visor and suddenly
you see a panzer at 2000m heading on you.... FAST !!! FAST !!! turning the turret !
(bodoum bodoum make your heart)  FIRE !!!!!! MISSS OOOHHH ****  FAST !!!!
CHARGING !!!! POINTING....  HE TURN THE TURRET HE SAW US... (bodoum bodoum)
BANG !!!! yheaaa one shot in the right place the gunner of the other tank
seem dead but the machine gunner seem to be still alive he start to fire
at your infantry..... "F... IT !!! WE ARE UNDER FIRE...SH...I'M  DEAD !!!"
you hear in your headset (its yours friends that play infantry.... ) CHARGING....
POINTING !!!! FIRE !!!!! ...YEHYAAAAA HE SMOKE !!!! Good job ! you hears

And with Roger Wilco (in fact it was "Team speak" but everyone know more Roger Wilco)
I expansed several hour to speak with new friend... on truck seing the dawn
and the color fading while we where transported into a big attack... the calm before
the tempest.... seeing and hearing some far explosion (transportation can take up
to half an hour)

I have many image that I recall ..... as when I was trying to teach one new guy
of our team how to approach and destroy a tank with a charge... for real.
it was a panzer, we took 10 minute to approach slowly, we finally
prepared our charge (take some second to change from gun to charge in hand)
we standed up and started to run.....  NO LUCK we didn't saw but the tank was
protected by three INFANTRY !!!! BACK BACK (bodoum bodoum) RUN !!! RUN !!!
for you live ! Hide beyond  this wall ("sbrouff" make your body as you fall behind it)
And after that you make your soldier change again from  charge to gun (you jump
over you chair while waiting the change) .... HURRY HURRY THEY COMMING......  
Stand UP FIRE FIRE FIRE !!!!! (bodoum bodoum)

I can't say the satisfaction finally when both our charge made "bump" "bump"
into the back of the tanks and he finally exploded.... tree cadaver and one tank....

So many image so much ambiance...

WWII Is  definitively not a "shooter game".... I hate that....
during three month I had only something like 400 kills but every
kill worthed the price....

Dan


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Reply #42 - 28 May 2003, 23:45:51
Wow....you described it perfectly, no aspirin needed, Dan!!!  I know just what you mean.  I felt the
same way playing the original Castle Wolfenstein ;)  There's that tension of knowing that "they're
out there" waiting to get you...plus WWII Online seems to be VERY realistic.  

Yeah, I'm not too into "mass shooting" games where you just get a really big gun and blast away
at bad guys.  I really dig a little subtlety, which is probably why I really like Orbiter :)))  Your WWII
Online experience makes me think I should have tried it.  I *was* really excited when I first heard
about it, but like I said, I only got discouraged by all the negative reviews and the expense.  
Maybe if I get some spare money one of these days (ha ha) I'll give it a try =D

Cheers,
Dave


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Reply #43 - 29 May 2003, 02:06:25
I can't transcribe well the complete paranoia that invade your mind while
playing this game ... too often you are shot by someone that you didn't saw....
humain are devil and no AI can't compete with them :)
Every tree, every house is suspect and you never know when you
travel if an high plane didn't saw you and transmitted your position
to another unit and make an ambush later.
(but what a pleasure when YOUR ambush succed :)

As I'm very intterested by wwII history and material and have read a lot
of book about it I must say that this game was the MOST realistic experience
I had about  (you must learn all the unit capabilities, armor and weapon
to be good so I ended searching real archive to improve my skill)

Also for the drawback that made me also quitting this game:
Too much history realism ;)

Let me explain.... I was in a team of 40-50 french people
affiliated to the britain Hq command. But as in 1940  
there was several story beetween commander and the action
where too often disorganised for my taste. Some flameware where going
beetween hq command and even beetween french team... I don't liked that at all.
(some player where playing since years so they was often old story going on)

In fact the big drawback I found in this game is due to player:
Lack of real military organisation... I know this is only a game but
I dreamed of big action well organised and it ended too often in
small team of 10 people playing in their corner.... (i mean 10 player
making an small action in a fight involving thousand other guy)

Perhaps it's only a french problem (as we are a small number of player
perhaps only 300) and I know that some team are really more serious...
but most of them play german and I have some pain to play with a "nazi"
cross on my uniform (not to speak about speaking english with team speak...
you know my english)

That and the other reason given made me quit the game but it stay
the most immersive and intteresting experience about wwII (and game)
in my life. You must try it !

(and I keep some good friend & people I met in wwII)

Dansteph
formerly member of the Alliance affiliated to the 4lmb (light mechanized brigad)
AHC (allied High command)


(btw you can try it off-line that won't cost you any buck but will lack
intterest while your alone in the world)



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Reply #44 - 29 May 2003, 23:52:49
I know what you mean about emotions Dan,
I used to play an old game 688I Hunter Killer online a lot, I finally had to give it up becasue I just couldn't
sleep for about 4 hours after a game becasue I was pumped with too much adrenaline (hmm...big trace on
sonar..****..Torpedo..evade, drop CM, Drop CM, turn you mother..where'd it come from, is the shooter angling
for another shot now that I've just made a lot of noise?)..no 3d (or gods eye map) so you had to work out what
was going on directly from your sensor feeds and try to paint a picture in your mind.
Best fun I've ever had in multiplayer :)


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Reply #45 - 07 June 2003, 22:40:11
Dan,
The DGII is amazing.  I like to play those little games in my head like Michelle does :)

If you are looking for a chat script, I know of some I use at my Train Simulator site.  If you are
interested, let me know and I will post the download links here.  They are PHP/Java clients.

This is my first post here also.  I've been involved with simulation software for as long as I can remember.  The game 'Apollo 18' was the first space 'simulator' (I honestly don't know if you can call it a simulator :wonder: ) I ever played.  I've been a fan of Flight Simulator since the 95 incarnation.  Then Train Simulator was released.  I immediatly became a fan of that :)  I know very good sites for everything Train Simulator if you guys are involved.

OK, now that I'm done going on and on about useless things... :top:



Post Edited (06-07-03 22:56)

-Danny

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Reply #46 - 08 June 2003, 02:19:01
Hello Danny,

welcome for your first post...  :friend: they are not useless post here
just people communicating I even don't mind off-topic thread as long
as we don't get offensive or political post.

About chat script I did find many script java , php or other language
and no one really fit my need. Often they are too demanding in mean of
server ressource. Anyway I was thinking that a chating room isn't at
all a really usefull things appart for some case (uh Dave?) the frequentation
would be too low I think, so this would be a "dead part" of my site.

Keep posting, :)

Dan


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Reply #47 - 08 June 2003, 09:49:58
uh Dan? ;)

Yeah I suppose you're right, a chat function would be neat but underused.  At least until I have my
next HTML crisis.

feeling better over there Dan?  sickness all gone?


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Reply #48 - 08 June 2003, 19:36:16
if chat would take no ressource I wouln't care
but unfortunatelly this isn't the case.

This bronchitis is very hard my nose is still red
(no it's NOT due to wine) but things goes better now
we had a very nice week-end and we had a dinner
on a boat today... ... sometime I regreat
to have sell our boat. (9 meter "contest 30" sail boat)

But house or boat we can't have both... :)

Dan


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Reply #49 - 08 June 2003, 20:21:44
You could always get a houseboat :0

glad to hear you're feeling better.  I still have days where my lungs seem to act up, weeks after
I "got over" my bronchitis.  Stay better!

Dave