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That sounds funny, we sat and watched Forbidden Forest on youtube a few days ago - the creature at the end that you can only see when the lightning strikes - freaky, what you said reminded me of that.
Might look rubbish- but it still plays great. :) I was at a retro computer fair recently, and the guy I was playing with lost all control, when frightened by the "Chatter" robot came to life and started attacking him. It might be an old 80but game, but even now it (apparently!) had him immersed...
We finished that game, but took a loooooong summer to do it. Again, the novella that came with it was BRILLIANT at setting the scene.
We were terrified by this line: "Invisible death stalks the gloom"
Ah Exile... That game was awesome, although I never managed to get my head around it. First time I heard voice in a game too. I think you can get it on beeb emulator. It's totally rubbish when I look at it today :).
Love Starship command! Great particle effects back in the day.
good night all. the best thing about a long nights sleep is not knowing what tomorrow might bring. with a bit of luck some sweet E:D updates =)
Anyone remember Star ShipCommand by the way? Peter Irvin of Exile fame. Still play that one from time to time.
@AI.....There is a game that you talk about its called Parkan, You can get it here.....http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/files/..... There is also a Parkan 2, I dont know if its anygood though, Check out Youtube.
Come on, own up.........who pledged the £1 :P
Good work guys, the end of a good day
@Dice Man - 'nuff said!!
@Ray, honestly, you are right but I might be pushing it with the Dice Lady!
Imagine it with one of the new headsets that are being developed
We are on track again :) ---> http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/#chart-mini
@Dice Man - £750 plus a round trip air fare...worth every penny
@Chris You are dead right about the teaching kids Physics aspect of playing the game. I think it was all a bit overwhelming but it was funny to see the two of them huddled over the keyboard and mouse trying to figure it out. I showed them the JIM PLAYS GAMES tutorial on You Tube first which helped a lot especially since I haven't played it myself for nearly 20 years!!! The eldest one is obsessed with Google Earth and I hope that Dangerous will be closer to that than Frontier graphically.
I don't know if I am allowed to post this here but it will give those who missed The Dark Wheel a chance to read it. And give those who did read it a chance to read it again!
Yep £67 above target. Well done all. More days like today please!
Well, other than missing the launch party.....lol.
wow, I lost Soooo many hours to Frontier Elite... You have my pledge. All I ask is that you make don't stray too far from the original formula, but from your pitch I can see that you're very much on the right track in that regard.
@Chris - sweet man! Been here 3 months, no regrets so far :D
@ All - Got it, Guys. Ta much for the steer....
@Ray - If my maths is right (unlikely) we are now at 15381 for today. Daily target is 15374.
Woohoo! £435,800 was the magic number! We have made today's target, anything else is extra. You may all go home now, or not.
@Dice Man: Maybe I'll see you there then, passed my IELTS last weekend ;-)
@ Christopher I see Ian is looking for new models, should we put Jonty's name down for it?
the kicktraq is on Uk time - it updates every few minutes, not checked it yet but it is frequent
@Chris - I'd be there at the launch party, 100%, if I hadn't moved to Oz this year :(
It only seems to update every hour so it lags the number on here.
Jason Bradbury or Jon Wotsit from the Gadget Show? Worth trying to find a contact for them?
Ah ha Thanks @Dave, didn't notice that before
@Nats: Fluorescent body painting in a psycheadelic Elite themed anti-party has to be the best chance of getting Ian back in the fold.
@Ray, I think we've passed it
@Ray http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous/#chart-mini - it goes from red to green when you get the target for the day
Only a few hundred quid to make today's target. Does kicktraq reset the timer on American time - if so that means we've probably got 6 hours more to get way past today's target rather than 1 hour.
@All - Who's got the project calculator? Have we reached today's target yet?
@ Christopher - Applying luminous body paint and photographing it as art. Now that is a job I want to get into. I understand now why Ian cannot be bothered with Elite anymore lol!!
@Nat Saiger. Procedural lovelyness :D
@Dice man: Nice ;-)
@All: Shame the launch party tickets are £750 a pop. I reckon we could host our own Elite launch rave in a London venue. Theme: Lave Nightclub. Just imagine; the pumping avant garde electronic music - a Cobra Mk III suspended above the dancefloor made entirely from fluorescent tubes. We could even get Ian Bell to do the fluorescent body paint.
I emailed the Sun about this last week.....I don't actually read it though so not sure what'll happen
@jonathan Flower aye i remember that you got the argent by offering a big donation at the funeral
@AI - Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch…
For me it all started with Frontier: First Encounters on my new pentium PC. I was the first of my friends to discover the Argent's Quest. Yay me. hahaa. Lets get this game funded one and all!!!!
Unleash the Jonty!
@Keith - Oh! I wouldn't go that far...beat the Magpies at the weekend :-D
There's a fair amount of pre-processing going on in most FPS's - manual artist tweaking and so on. Very hard to make a decent stab at it with an algorithm. Generating the shells and a city is tractable, but making the buildings themselves make sense inside is much harder!
Jonty to be revealed as new face of FD tomorrow lunch time ;p he has been on twitter today
@Dave - Probaby firstname.lastname@example.org
Cool @Dice man, very cool....
On-line form, probably goes nowhere but worth a try - anyone got his actual email address?!
@ Ray - Me too - first game back in 68/9. Feels like we have been waiting for success as long as we have been waiting for an update to Elite!