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by slickrcbd
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are your favorite Star Trek games?
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: What are your favorite Star Trek games?

I have to give mention to the classic text-based with a psudo-gui Star Trek game that was ported to many systems back in the '80s and '90s. It was mostly just called "Star Trek" although one early Apple II variant called it "Apple Trek". The one where you command the Enterprise and have to fly aroun...
by slickrcbd
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello to all and a question
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Hello to all and a question

I believe some of the system names are actual real-life stars.
It is also possible that the creators of Master of Orion threw in some homages to Star Trek with the names of the stars. I'm not familiar with Master of Orion so I can't say what is or is not there.
by slickrcbd
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Modding Information Archive
Topic: Negative valve for ship costs over appr. 32700 credits
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Re: Negative valve for ship costs over appr. 32700 credits

Without knowing anything about the game code, the number is most likely 32767 due to it being the limit for a 16-bit signed integer and thus one less than 2^15. 16-bit signed integers range from +/- 32767 as one bit is used for indicating positive or negative.
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: 310

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: 1169

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: 685

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: 1077

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: 469

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: 4458

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: 4458

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: 1237

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: 1237

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: 1237

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: 4497

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: 1237

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...

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