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r'lyeh sweet r'lyeh
written by Neuzd on Nov 07, 2016 12:38
Skinnymon said:
Read you, A-OK!
I take that as a "nothing to add", is that right?
In thar case files have already been uploaded to cdisk but I'm waiting to write the official message to have the NIV archive updated by Alex...if he doesn't read this already, I'll be writing him a PM.

As interesting things go, my rapid scan of the updated labels in the galaxy extracted ALL 8 of the new systems, so starmap2 and Goesxnet weill be updated very early this time.
going nowhere fast...
written by Skinnymon on Nov 07, 2016 16:57
Neuzd said:
I take that as a "nothing to add", is that right?
actually, I meant that I got the coordinates and am proceeding to the site...

I used the WinXP computer first, rather than the DosBox on Win7. Have Current.bin for both sites to transfer (as soon as I have time- busy morning today).

As for the Y coordinates reversed, what you provided worked fine without negative value.

Lumino I has 3 bodies 1-n, 2-n, 3-@, Munus has 2 bodies 1-d, 2-t. All are in fairly close proximity to star. No problem traveling to any bodies using XP. Will try DosBox later as I said.

r'lyeh sweet r'lyeh
written by Neuzd on Nov 07, 2016 18:30
Aaaah, what a majestic sensation is feeling the raw power of science!

Skinnymon said:
As for the Y coordinates reversed, what you provided worked fine without negative value.
Right...my code is in fact telling me that the Y is already reversed when it's meant for biological intelligence consumption.
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written by Skinnymon on Nov 10, 2016 17:19
Here's what my findings are:

First, as I said, it worked fine on my WinXP (no DosBox), using NIVplus

On the Windows 7 (DOSBox) using Vanilla Noctis it runs pretty much like you need to have a good thick book to read to travel to P01 of Lumino I, which is 0.26 dyam away. In short, as described by Eggo.

So next, I went to NIV plus on the Win7. Works OK, not "Warp Factor 8", but you CAN go to the planets in the system without needing to be in suspended animation- like the kind of ships they tried before the discovery of Vimana drive.

I wondered about this, so I went back to ol' XP and tried it with Vanilla. It was just as bad as on the Win7 using Vanilla.

Now, I must clarify Vanilla in both cases was not "frozen". I could detect that the distance was becoming smaller. It just kept on "Breaking." (Heh!) Not what one wants to see heading for a thin atmo planet. Imagine doing that in an 80 world S09 system.

So much for Raw Power of Science for now.

absent more than alex
written by Shadowlord on Nov 11, 2016 00:28
I'm pretty sure I "fixed" it in NICE. I think I saw it and thought it was a bug, and did something about it. (Alex wasn't around at the time to provide any clarity)

Now, I don't know if NIVPlus borrowed that "fix," or what.
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written by Skinnymon on Nov 15, 2016 23:33
Shadowlord said:
Now, I don't know if NIVPlus borrowed that "fix," or what.
I'm not the expert on NIVPlus' "innards", so I was waiting around for a yes or no to that question. But im3cr there might be some things that are NICE-like.

r'lyeh sweet r'lyeh
written by Neuzd on Nov 16, 2016 00:24
If that is the case then it was surely a job done by Megagun.
Not only it isn't the kind of thing I would tackle, but it doesn't even ring any bell at all.
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written by Skinnymon on Nov 16, 2016 00:55
That being the case,

That NIVPlus works better in this situation is not a bug.

It's a feature!


r'lyeh sweet r'lyeh
written by Neuzd on Nov 21, 2016 14:22
For once I hoped I could get the NIV download to already contain the updated documents, becasue Alex seemed to be around in those days, but he didn't log in since, so I went on and wrote the official message.
Announcement and downloads can be found here

Starmap2, to be used with NoctisMapper has also been updated with ALL the new entries.
cd/zips/Neuzd/starmap2 (467 Kb)

and in a few hours I'm going to update the db at GOESXNET as well
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written by Skinnymon on Nov 22, 2016 01:21
Thank you, neuzd!

written by Balika on Jan 07, 2017 17:59
Thank you so much Neuzd !
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