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Offline Arkalius

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21 January 2005, 11:12:43
Now that the new Orbiter is released (yay!), I'm wondering if you have any plans on a new DGIII version at all? If so,
what can you tell us about what you're doing in the next version? Any ETA?


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Reply #1 - 21 January 2005, 11:22:51
hehe...good question, but I think the poor guy's so swamped with stuff at the moment that if one more person
mentions the DG3 he's going to drown himself in a wine bottle or something! :)



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Reply #2 - 21 January 2005, 11:24:17
I think it's a bit early to ask about that. dan's very busy, you know.

depending on his mood when he reads this, I may have to restrain him to help you escape his wrath in response to
your question. :)

just give it time, my man. nothing good gets done in a day, they say. :)



Offline DocHoliday

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Reply #3 - 21 January 2005, 12:53:58
Yeah, I already asked him about it.

DGIV, is currently shelved, as he's busy on another project.. Hopefully either of the two will happen:
- he will get inspired (or fed up with other work) one night and just spit out a beta DGIV in like 6 hours :) (he's been
known to do that)
- he will take some time off and make DGIII code open, so people like She'Da'Lier (DGT) or Shimz(DG-EX) or Frying
Tiger(stock DGs) can merge the code in their respective versions of the deltaglider :)

Either of these is cannot be predicted and need to happen spontaneously :)

Come to think of it.. Would someone care to put together a scenario where ALL versions of the DG are parked for
comparisson. It would be neat... Let's see..
- DG  (current stock)
- DG-S (current stock with scramjets)
- DG III
- DG (previous stock)
- DG-T
- DG-EX (when available)
- DG older stock or II or whatever :)

Cheers,


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Reply #4 - 21 January 2005, 13:08:01
these are the only ones that really matter right now



note how sleek and sexy the freespace skin is! and you can only get it for the DG3!



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Offline Travis Reed

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Reply #5 - 21 January 2005, 13:52:13
I hate to say it guys, but I'm not using the DG3 as much anymore...
I find myself using the DG-S and wishing it had DG3 functionality...
*prepares himself for the innevitable punishment*



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Reply #6 - 21 January 2005, 13:53:59
It's alright.

I understand that perfectly. But when the DG4 does come out, dan will prevent you from downloading for a few
days. :)

that would be punishment enough :)



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Reply #7 - 21 January 2005, 19:40:30
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I hate to say it guys, but I'm not using the DG3 as much anymore...
I find myself using the DG-S and wishing it had DG3 functionality...
*prepares himself for the innevitable punishment*
No, I agree.  I love the DG3, and its functionality is second to none.  But the virtual cockpit of the DG-S gives me a
totally different Orbiter experience too.  If I had the VC in the DG3, I'd be forever content :)



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Reply #8 - 21 January 2005, 19:45:34
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DocHoliday wrote:
.. Would someone care to put together a scenario where ALL versions of the DG are parked for
comparisson. It would be neat... Let's see..
- DG  (current stock)
- DG-S (current stock with scramjets)
- DG III
- DG (previous stock)
- DG-T
- DG-EX (when available)
- DG older stock or II or whatever :)
There's also McDuck's DG-X, and a few others that have 'man-handled' RogerLong's concept severly  ;)

Perhaps just the name 'Delta Glider' could become something a little more individual or creative in the future?  
Quick! Stop me... I'm starting to postulate my OWN Mesh ideas for a re-entry, gliding vehicle.  
...Is Another concept image thread in order?  :)

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Offline freespace2dotcom

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Reply #9 - 21 January 2005, 21:20:10
I've got some concept art I've come up with after 20 minutes. It's actually a notch up from my normal, intentionally
hideous artwork! :) take a peak right here! (picture is big)

http://img138.exs.cx/img138/7311/untitled34ks.jpg



Offline Krytom

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Reply #10 - 21 January 2005, 23:24:42
There are three words which I would like to say, though I will only say two of them...

WHAT THE ****?!?!?!?!?!?! :badsmile: :doubt: :wonder:



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Reply #11 - 21 January 2005, 23:46:46
I'm pretty proud of that!

I did it in photoshop. It makes a huge improvement over MS paint, don't you think? :badsmile:



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Offline Atom

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Reply #12 - 22 January 2005, 02:30:59
I think you may have something there, when's the beta available?



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Reply #13 - 22 January 2005, 02:38:23
Fantastic Concept.  Best damn 'Shop I've ever seen.  Great use of the Fill-Tool.  :wor:

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Reply #14 - 22 January 2005, 02:40:30
Only one thing bad about that concept...

I'M NOT IN IT! (Neither is Reekcha)



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Reply #15 - 22 January 2005, 03:10:02
(...Actually, I'm the guy spreading the jelly on that sandwich)

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Reply #16 - 22 January 2005, 03:13:12
Oh, and it's called jam!!



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Offline Travis Reed

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Reply #17 - 22 January 2005, 03:19:15
Actually Atom, Reekcha is right...it is called jelly...



Offline Atom

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Reply #18 - 22 January 2005, 03:28:33
No, it's jam. Look in a dictionary, under jam, then under jelly. Jelly is a strange wobbly dessert.



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Offline Travis Reed

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Reply #19 - 22 January 2005, 03:36:57
That's Jello you are thinking of...
Anyway, it's not about the dictionary, though in the one I use, the definitions for jam and jelly (in Freespace's context)
are the same. It really only matters what you used growing up, which is a funtion of geography. Different areas use different
word for the same thing you know.
And since neither of us will change our minds on the subject, why don't we just let it drop? We've taken this too far :off:
as is.



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Reply #20 - 22 January 2005, 04:35:01
He He HE!!!  ...But it makes for SUCH funny reading.   :)

In case someone doesn't already know... the 2005 version of DGIII is just Released!  go to Downloads... NOW!!!!


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Offline Travis Reed

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Reply #21 - 22 January 2005, 05:01:15
Been there...done that...



Offline Simonpro

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Reply #22 - 22 January 2005, 13:27:57
Just for the record, Frying Tiger made the meshes for the stock DG, the code is Martins :)


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Reply #23 - 22 January 2005, 20:46:11
Ah, but where did the english language come from? England. Where am I from? England. So the English must be right.
Jello boy! :)



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Reply #24 - 22 January 2005, 20:58:10
And I finish with that!



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