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by slickrcbd
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is there free beer or what's the matter?
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Is there free beer or what's the matter?

I just noticed that I wasn't logged in when viewing alerts delivered via e-mail. I hadn't noticed because I hadn't had anything constructive to say. So I was probably being counted as a guest instead of a registered member.
by slickrcbd
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone still knocking about in here?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Anyone still knocking about in here?

I'm pretty new, but have been lurking for the last couple years. I only picked the game up 2 and a half years ago at a library "used book sale". Great buy. Although I might not be playing BOTF for a bit, as I just picked up a box labeled "Gamefest: 4 Star Trek Classics" at the last book sale. It say...
by slickrcbd
Sun May 27, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: klingon question
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: klingon question

Don't forget to finish terraforming ALL the planets in the system. Build a second colony ship to do so.
It will speed the growth and increase the maximum population. More population means more credits and either intel, science, or production. More credits [and production] means more ships.
by slickrcbd
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Race bonus factors?
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Race bonus factors?

Without explaining what the numbers are fully, as well as what the bonus factor is used for, it will be difficult to comment on them.
Since they aren't part of the vanilla game, we don't know anything about them.
by slickrcbd
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finding a system
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Finding a system

I feel dumb, as I haven't played in quite a while. I'm also sick with the flu and the doctor basically told me to quarantine myself until Monday, so I'm playing some old games. However, I'm not at my best. I can't remember where a specific system is located, and I can't recall how to get the system ...
by slickrcbd
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you building large fleets?
Replies: 24
Views: 2782

Re: How do you building large fleets?

I thought the limit was nine ships per task force. Does UDM double that?
by slickrcbd
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you building large fleets?
Replies: 24
Views: 2782

Re: How do you building large fleets?

So does UDM lower the cost of fleets in both build and maintenance while upping the maximum size of the planetary populations? I still haven't gotten around to trying the mods, but I'm getting interested. On the other hand I should probably install BotF on my modern computer instead of the old 1ghz ...
by slickrcbd
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bad dev jokes
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Bad dev jokes

1. to get into the BIOS of my 80286 with 8Mhz and 1 MB RAM, I had to run it without autoexec.bat and config.sys. After the entire booting cycle was complete, I had to press Control+Alt+Enter. It was nowhere documented (didn't have documents back then) and I found out by accident somehow (I was 12 y...
by slickrcbd
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bad dev jokes
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Bad dev jokes

I just had something happen today. I'm working part-time in the electronics department at Sam's Club to make ends meet as I've been laid off from my job. The store manager was complaining about the Christmas music that Corporate had set up, and wished we could put something else on. I'd noticed with...
by slickrcbd
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bad dev jokes
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Bad dev jokes

Well, if you want to that far back, here's one I made up back in grade school shortly after getting a PC Transporter card for my Apple IIGS and MS-DOS 3.30, then leaning the joys of IRQ [conflicts]. When my mother calls me to come to her and do something, is that a non-maskable IRQ on channel parent...
by slickrcbd
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: BOTF Strategy Guide
Topic: Opinion question
Replies: 20
Views: 3356

Re: Opinion question

I know that plugging the cloaking device into the Enterprise in that TOS episode was improvising and that it would not have worked as well as on the ship it was designed for (they were lucky it was compatible at all), but it was the ships it was purpose-built for that had the stupid limitations. I c...
by slickrcbd
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bad dev jokes
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Bad dev jokes

This isn't entirely a joke, but a real incident that happened back in 2012. I had just completed upgrading the RAM on a bunch of CPUs and had 16 of them stacked up on a cart bringing it into the back room to be shipped off. I had a lidless open box with the old RAM DIMMs on top. Another tech was co...
by slickrcbd
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bad dev jokes
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Bad dev jokes

Oh god, those are old. I first heard them over 25 years ago. Yes, back when I was in junior high. Incidentally, back then I wanted to be a programmer. I didn't give up that dream until after my first year of college when I found I had little talent for GUIs and went with tech support and networking ...
by slickrcbd
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: BOTF Strategy Guide
Topic: Opinion question
Replies: 20
Views: 3356

Re: Opinion question

Some of the limitations on the cloak seemed artificial, especially after the movie Star Trek VI:The Undiscovered Country . Why is it that nobody in Picard's time could fire when cloaked? That said, the use of cloaking technology to make something like Chang's ship that prevents the enemy from being ...
by slickrcbd
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you building large fleets?
Replies: 24
Views: 2782

Re: How do you building large fleets?

Is there a FAQ on those "hidden options and hotkeys" or a post in the forum going over them?

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