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Offline Shirson

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Reply #50 - 13 August 2004, 15:35:28



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Reply #51 - 14 August 2004, 00:55:43
DocHoliday:
I make my DG-X based on the code of the stock-dg. (of course I don't have the code of the DGIII, I don't work
together with Dan :))
(The only thing is that Dan actualy helped me with the name "DG-X" :))

Anyhow, there is a beta available, but I would wait if I was you since the next version will have the failures again,
including a lower poly Car (Delorean) with gears, etc.


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Reply #52 - 14 August 2004, 04:13:33
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Anyhow, there is a beta available, but I would wait if I was you since the next version will have the failures again,
including a lower poly Car (Delorean) with gears, etc.

whoo!

You know, I found out that a delorean's speedometer only goes up to 80MPH

How on earth are you supposed to time travel if you can't register speed past 80MPH!?

Everyone knows a delorean needs to go at 88MPH in order to go back to the future!

Oh well.... ;)



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Reply #53 - 14 August 2004, 11:12:39
Thats why Doc Brown put in the digital speedometer ;)


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Reply #54 - 14 August 2004, 16:48:56
And that's why the delorian is good for orbiter: didigal speedomete much easyer to make on a Panel in orbiter ;)

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Reply #55 - 14 August 2004, 17:22:12
Yeah, analog sucks. :)



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Reply #56 - 14 August 2004, 18:19:11
Oh but Freespace analog is traditional! :badsmile:



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Reply #57 - 14 August 2004, 18:50:27
I had a very good feeling that somebody would say that. :)

But analog is far different in that it has limited accuracy.
I had a bad experience with one when a needle got stuck once..

digital is precise.  It is either on or off. a zero or a one, or any combination of the two. that provides certainty.
but analog is iffy. The needle might say 3000RPM, but you might actually actually only get 2950.

That isn't cool, While analog is nice when you really don't need accuracy. (checking tire pressure, and speedometers)
You might need accuracy if you're like me and try to go as fast as the speed limit allows, without actually going over it
and getting caught. :)

I think that LEDs rule.  seeing those lights are why I like digital. ;)

However, a foot is a foot, and it's just as accurate as meters are.

I refuse to give them up! ;) No matter how newfangled they are!

digital vs analog is to traditional vs metric
as
computer vs typewriter is to soda vs water.



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Reply #58 - 14 August 2004, 19:21:23
me votes Metric!


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Reply #59 - 14 August 2004, 19:23:11
I vote for soda!



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Reply #60 - 14 August 2004, 19:24:28
I vote 140 km/h on Dutch roads!


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Reply #61 - 14 August 2004, 19:25:13
(current limit here is only 120 km/h)


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Reply #62 - 14 August 2004, 21:03:00
Speaking of digital dashvoards/cars, would anyone be able to make a nice model of KITT from Knight Rider for Orbiter?


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Reply #63 - 14 August 2004, 21:30:13
o oh... here we go :)
Now let's see if I can find that Airwolf 3d model I once made for orbiter...


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Reply #64 - 14 August 2004, 23:51:37
I wanna MONSTER TRUCK! :) :)



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Reply #65 - 15 August 2004, 05:45:59
I want a real-life DG3. :)



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Reply #66 - 15 August 2004, 19:03:54
I want a real life DGIII in my AtomX paint job.



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Reply #67 - 15 August 2004, 19:10:50
I want a real life DGIII, in my FAB1 paint job, plus a tall handsome pilot to chauffeur me in it. ;)



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Reply #68 - 15 August 2004, 20:20:10
Well you're not parking a large PINK spacecraft in the close. Hehe. Find somewhere else. :) Only joking, but you do have to
cover it up.



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Reply #69 - 16 August 2004, 05:24:39
I want 10M$ in real life....


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Reply #70 - 16 August 2004, 05:37:42
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freespace2dotcom wrote:
I had a very good feeling that somebody would say that. :)

But analog is far different in that it has limited accuracy.
I had a bad experience with one when a needle got stuck once..

digital is precise.  It is either on or off. a zero or a one, or any combination of the two. that provides certainty.
but analog is iffy. The needle might say 3000RPM, but you might actually actually only get 2950.

From analog you get information quicly for overall value/
In Orbiter orbital velocity vector marker, target marker, fuel indicator, docking velocity vector, map-target place - all
analog.
Wonna super accuracy? Ok. Try reach Habana from Cape Canaveral. Cover you map picture, leave only target
coordinates, cover HUD,  and fly using accuracy coordinates on Surface MFD :)


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Reply #71 - 16 August 2004, 08:18:25
kids... :)


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Reply #72 - 16 August 2004, 09:30:28
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Shirson wrote:

From analog you get information quicly for overall value/
In Orbiter orbital velocity vector marker, target marker, fuel indicator, docking velocity vector, map-target place - all
analog.
Wonna super accuracy? Ok. Try reach Habana from Cape Canaveral. Cover you map picture, leave only target
coordinates, cover HUD,  and fly using accuracy coordinates on Surface MFD :)



Indeed. You seem to have proven that everything has it's use.

I'll give you that, and I have no problem with it. but if something like "outdated" analog has its uses, then maybe
traditional units just might as well. :)

(however, that was not my point, as one could argue that orbiter's map readout is in fact, digital. As it is a computer readout, which gives you that accuracy.)



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Reply #73 - 16 August 2004, 09:58:30
Well how about it? Anyone able to make a nice model of KITT?


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Reply #74 - 16 August 2004, 10:00:11
The delorean comes first, my friend. ;)