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Post by hennef » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:41 pm

Commodore Cherek, IRJTN wrote:
hennef wrote:
Cardno wrote:Summer - you idiot!

lovely....


you guys just made my day :nlmda: :lmao:
I thought it was like pot calling the kettle black? :roll:
a whatwhat in a whatwhat?
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Post by akshamu » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:56 pm

Where would I find copies of VPA and Taniscous to download?
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Post by Mika » Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:04 pm

http://www.tanascius.com/

(the search engine of your choice would help too)
if you need some hints how to use tanascius, drop a line here.
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Post by Cherek » Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:15 pm

VPA can be downloaded at C-M download area.
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Post by Vertigo » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:56 pm

Whew!
For minute there I was worried cuz I wuz not wearing a condum the last time I read the forum
Does this look infected to you?

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Post by Cherek » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:44 pm

Do you ever wear one?
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Post by Vertigo » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:50 pm

Commodore Cherek, IRJTN wrote:Do you ever wear one?
not since the mid 90's
I love my wife
what can I say
Does this look infected to you?

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Post by Cherek » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:51 pm

Good answer. :D
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Post by planetmaker » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:44 am

Commodore Cherek, IRJTN wrote:VPA can be downloaded at C-M download area.
Better get the latest version straight from the current maintainer:
http://www.phost.de/~stefan/vpa
or straight download link: http://www.phost.de/~stefan/vpa/vpa-3.63-beta2.zip

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Post by B A N E » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:34 am

Hmm, I'm running 3.63b1, time to upgrade.
Thanks PM!

Speaking of VPA, is there a discussion board/something that covers
all the new features that have been added since Alex Ivlev handed
off VPA?

Things like # for "Quality Assurance" and others?


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Post by Cherek » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:11 am

I guess I'll see if I can get 3.63-beta2 to work.
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Post by planetmaker » Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:42 am

Commodore Cherek, IRJTN wrote:I guess I'll see if I can get 3.63-beta2 to work.
Basically unzip it in your old vpa folder and everything should be fine - at least it was for me so far :)

@bane: I know no place where only the new features are listed. But there's a file coming along with vpa which lists all of its key bindings, including all (?) new ones: keys.txt

The most important ones for me are
Map view:
# - quality control
Ctrl-F11 - sanity control (unhappy planets, ships w/ little fuel, ...)
Ctrl-Z: Reset all ships with in warp waypoint of the planet they orbit to a waypoint to the planet exactly (avoiding unneccessary fuel consumption).
Also Ctrl-F10, F9, Alt-F9, Ctrl-F9 are very useful for mine field calculations and predictions.
Ctrl-H for hyper jumps
Shift-F1 for resource prediction at a certain point
Shift-F2 for ship prediction at a certain point
Shift-B(?) to toggle ship sorting order
Ctrl-P show PBx codes in use with associated base numbers
Base build view:
n: show resources next turn

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Post by B A N E » Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:54 am

I don't know how I'd play w/o VPA.
All the new stuff I've been using most of it, but I just noted the
# for QA and was like, WHAT?

That and the various shiporder variations I haven't studied yet.
Most everything else, I use.

OH, guess I need to ask Stefan why in Maelstrom (phost4 with Plist31)
that when using ctrl-b "build anyrace" that the various hull functions
don't show up.

ie: Gorn Raptor doesn't show as being able to cloak.
(I might be doing something wrong too?)
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Post by Cherek » Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:39 pm

planetmaker wrote:
Commodore Cherek, IRJTN wrote:I guess I'll see if I can get 3.63-beta2 to work.
Basically unzip it in your old vpa folder and everything should be fine - at least it was for me so far :)

@bane: I know no place where only the new features are listed. But there's a file coming along with vpa which lists all of its key bindings, including all (?) new ones: keys.txt

The most important ones for me are
Map view:
# - quality control
Ctrl-F11 - sanity control (unhappy planets, ships w/ little fuel, ...)
Ctrl-Z: Reset all ships with in warp waypoint of the planet they orbit to a waypoint to the planet exactly (avoiding unneccessary fuel consumption).
Also Ctrl-F10, F9, Alt-F9, Ctrl-F9 are very useful for mine field calculations and predictions.
Ctrl-H for hyper jumps
Shift-F1 for resource prediction at a certain point
Shift-F2 for ship prediction at a certain point
Shift-B(?) to toggle ship sorting order
Ctrl-P show PBx codes in use with associated base numbers
Base build view:
n: show resources next turn

Best regards,
I'm running Vista and the previous version won't run on it. Yes I could downloaded a program like DOSBox, but why run a program so that I can run another program.
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Post by Shardin5 » Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:18 pm

Vista hasn't been to mean to some of the older programs.
Surprised how much is running with it.
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