Search found 107 matches

by slickrcbd
Wed May 20, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The world is a hologram
Replies: 41
Views: 609

Re: The world is a hologram

The problem is that there are two sets of symmetrical numbers that are identical in shape, but rotated or mirrored. People with dyslexia would have trouble telling them apart. If you want a "rational, perfect" system, you'd want something that would work for everyone. I pointed out that dyslexics ha...
by slickrcbd
Tue May 19, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The world is a hologram
Replies: 41
Views: 609

Re: The world is a hologram

Yep, I've seen those discussions. I can see arguments for base 8 or base 16 that are nearly as strong, but base 12 has very strong arguments.

The only purpose for base-13 was for a Douglas Adams joke in that base136 * base139=base1342.
by slickrcbd
Tue May 19, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The world is a hologram
Replies: 41
Views: 609

Re: The world is a hologram

Then comes the trickier part, the numbers. As we know, the whole world uses the same arabic numbers, the 10-system. This one has many correct answers, like in the computer languages, there's the 16-system which works just fine. But, could there be another system, like the 8-system, it works too. So...
by slickrcbd
Mon May 18, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The world is a hologram
Replies: 41
Views: 609

Re: The world is a hologram

If they had turned the axis upright things would have been as described in the OP. Since it is still tilted, the day/night and seasonal cycles are not perfectly symmetrical. Whose to say that a billion years ago the Earth was not tilted even more than is is now? Things change slowly on this kind of ...
by slickrcbd
Sun May 17, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 60's tv series and movies
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: 60's tv series and movies

Actually, they probably were high-end for the time, but the technology was not as advanced yet. Especially lacking was air conditioning. The theaters were starting to install A/C, but the studios did not have it.
by slickrcbd
Wed May 13, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Windows 10 major updates
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Windows 10 major updates

Why would you update the BIOS if you aren't having any trouble?
A bad update can be very difficult to recover from, especially if something goes wrong. I only do that if I'm having trouble.
by slickrcbd
Thu May 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Microprose is Back
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Microprose is Back

I'm almost certain I've seen this before a few years ago, or maybe it was another company. Somebody claimed a long-dead '80s game company was coming back, but everything turned out to be vaporware.
by slickrcbd
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diplomacy Tone
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Diplomacy Tone

And many mods will change these so a guide would be tough. You can review these setting in edit/AI/minor race attitude. Sorry, with MOST games, you assume vanilla or there in a few rare cases there are some virtually required mods, like the Circle of Eight mod for Temple of Elemental Evil (two bad ...
by slickrcbd
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diplomacy Tone
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Diplomacy Tone

Has anybody written a guide detailing what races are affected by what tone and how it affects diplomacy? The best I saw was one of the guides on Gamefaqs.com saying that "Scientific races like the first option, more warlike ones like the second option. Some of the intel races like the third option"....
by slickrcbd
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Modding Information/Questions
Topic: Shades of Grey
Replies: 99
Views: 8180

Re: Shades of Grey

Here's 4K galactic screen so far Image1.jpg I have wondered, why the game companies do not make remakes of these old games which are actually quite good, many playable games have been forgotten, if not erased completely into history. Often it comes down to licensing and copyright. There are develop...
by slickrcbd
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Modding Information/Questions
Topic: Any modded/balanced cloak combat?
Replies: 11
Views: 1175

Re: Any modded/balanced cloak combat?

thunderchero wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:36 pm
what if instead it went into normal combat, but you could not target cloaked ships?

but you could hail, evade or retreat. but I doubt AI would take advantage of this.... :sad:
That might work.
The main issue is that the cloaked ships are weaker than non-cloaked ships, so they need the free shot.
by slickrcbd
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: BOTF Strategy Guide
Topic: Who do I thank for reviving this game? aka my childhood
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Who do I thank for reviving this game? aka my childhood

I liked Civilization II, I don't think I've ever played the original Civilization. As for big pixels, nothing beats the Apple II's low-resolution graphics screen. Seriously, fire up any Apple II/II+/IIe/IIGS emulator, get into AppleSoft BASIC (hit <CONTROL>-<RESET> when it's trying to boot), type "G...
by slickrcbd
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: BOTF Strategy Guide
Topic: Who do I thank for reviving this game? aka my childhood
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Who do I thank for reviving this game? aka my childhood

Hearing about how this is somebody's childhood makes me feel old. The closest to a 4X game from my childhood would be Utopia on the Intelivison. At least until I got Lords of Conquest in the early '90s. Although those were not my favorites. I preferred the Gold Box games , Bard's Tale, and eventuall...
by slickrcbd
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Modding Information/Questions
Topic: Any modded/balanced cloak combat?
Replies: 11
Views: 1175

Re: Any modded/balanced cloak combat?

The ships stats would definitely need to be improved. There's an annoying thing where the cloak usually gets disengaged after some kind of encounter with the ship, and I've forgotten to check and turn it back on. Then I get into a fight and without that free shot, I lose even when I have a ship or t...
by slickrcbd
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing Research Progress (not from sabotage)
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Losing Research Progress (not from sabotage)

I haven't played V, but that doesn't happen in I-IV.

Go to advanced search