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Malakie

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    Sun Prairie, Wi USA
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    Programming, space exploration
  1. Malakie

    BCM Multiplayer Patch Status

    Derek, Been playing BC for almost a week now and I decided it was time to comment.. GREAT job bud! The wait was worth it and personally, I feel it is much more playable with the interface design and such. Take some time off and enjoy the holidays. By the time you get back, I may finally have a good career going where I have not died stupidly. I have found a couple 'issues' and have a couple 'suggestions' as well. I will post them in the relevent locations for you to read. Please do so as a couple 'issues' do affect game play. Anyhow, thanks for the ultimate space simulation and thanks for giving me a universe I can once again get lost in when I am tired of the real world! ;-) Have a great holidy!
  2. Malakie

    Problem with GBS Mod 1

    Hi, On that you are very correct. It was the 10th that we downloaded 2.09 and at the same time downloaded the gbsmods! I have not yet had time to check the updated version but will do so as soon as I get a chance. BTW- I didn't mean to jump on you so hard... As you know software development is a pain in the ass sometimes and today was a doozy for us. We released a new product and found the protection code was broken in 12 hours - and all because we miss keyed a number. We were lucky though.. The product was only released to our beta testers so they could verify the install packages.. One of them who works is an security/encryption engineer and tests our registration/security code found the error. It took us all day to find one typo. So if I was a bit hard on you, I hope you do not take it personally and if you did I apologize. Thanks again.. Todd ------------------ Ride the Stars.. Malakie
  3. Malakie

    Problem with GBS Mod 1

    I just downloaded the file again. Guess what, The file I previously downloaded are DIFFERENT than the one I JUST downloaded. I have a screen shots of the open zip archives SHOWING different file sizes and date strings. There does not appear to be a way to post screen shots in this forum. I can send it to you via email if you like. Here are the differences: First downloads: Bc3K0000.dat 12/21/1999 1:20am size 828 Bc3K0000.mis 12/31/1999 1:20am size 81,589 Bc3K0000.scr 12/31/1999 2:09am size 1,252 gbsmod1.txt 12/28/1999 2:09am size 763 Tonights download: Bc3K0000.dat 12/21/1999 2:09am size 869 Bc3K0000.mis 12/31/1999 2:09am size 81,626 Bc3K0000.scr 12/31/1999 2:09am size 1,244 gbsmod1.txt 12/28/1999 2:09am size 763 As you can see, they are very different. Perhaps the link was pointed to the wrong file but as you can see we have been telling you the truth. As a rule we backup nightly so I have ALL zips we downloaded. I can send you anything you need to compare these archives. I also have all the download logs showing WHEN these files were downloaded and from where. These logs show all files were download from your web site download area. I have not yet tried this new download but will do so shortly. I will post when I have done so to let you know if it now works. Todd - (Malakie) ------------------ Ride the Stars.. Malakie
  4. Malakie

    Problem with GBS Mod 1

    Hi, Somthing is NOT right. I DID download those files more than once and as someone else stated, the files you mentioned WERE NOT the same. If you look at my listing those particular files are in the directory. They came DIRECTLY from the archive I downloaded 3 times FROM THIS WEB SITE. Please note: I am the head developer of a commercial software developer. We write the developer tools programmers use to create products so I know what I am talking about. I KNOW what I am doing and I am starting to resent being treated like a child. Now, I am telling you, the files ARE as myself and others have posted. The README DOES NOT contain the text you listed. If need be I can send the archive to you directly from my office for you to look at. I will download the patch AGAIN from the download area here on the site. I will try it and then report back what I find. In the meantime, I understand you may get frustrated or irritated with some users who seem to not understand what to do. But you may want to find out WHOM who are conversing with before treating us in such a manner. You have created a great concept and game engine. Many of us have been patient and worked with you for many years to get to this point. Don't alienate us by telling us we are not correct period when we are trying to solve an issue. You will only succeed in driving us away as well. I do not hold grudges and hope you will take my comments in the context they are intended. Let's solve this problem and move on to better things. Todd - (Malakie) ------------------ Ride the Stars.. Malakie
  5. Malakie

    Problem with GBS Mod 1

    Volume in drive C is MAIN Volume Serial Number is 362B-1A0A Directory of C:BC3000ADSCRIPTS . .. BC3K0000 DAT 828 12-31-99 1:20a BC3K0000.DAT BC3K0000 MIS 81,589 12-31-99 1:20a BC3K0000.MIS BC3K0000 SCR 1,252 12-31-99 2:09a BC3K0000.SCR GBSMOD1 TXT 763 12-28-99 2:09a gbsmod1.txt BC3K0100 DAT 42,265 12-31-99 1:20a BC3K0100.DAT BC3K0100 MIS 97,129 12-31-99 1:20a BC3K0100.MIS BC3K0200 DAT 136 12-31-99 1:20a BC3K0200.DAT BC3K0200 DES 478 12-28-99 2:09a BC3K0200.DES BC3K0200 MIS 81,658 12-31-99 1:20a BC3K0200.MIS BC3K0200 SCR 1,108 12-31-99 2:09a BC3K0200.SCR BC3K0300 DAT 135 12-31-99 1:20a BC3K0300.DAT BC3K0300 DES 194 12-28-99 2:09a BC3K0300.DES BC3K0300 MIS 81,582 12-31-99 1:20a BC3K0300.MIS BC3K0300 SCR 871 12-31-99 2:09a BC3K0300.SCR BC3K0400 DAT 136 12-31-99 1:20a BC3K0400.DAT BC3K0400 DES 470 12-28-99 2:09a BC3K0400.DES BC3K0400 MIS 81,658 12-31-99 1:20a BC3K0400.MIS BC3K0400 SCR 1,077 12-31-99 2:09a BC3K0400.SCR BC3K9800 DAT 5,782 12-31-99 1:20a BC3K9800.DAT BC3K9800 DES 71 01-30-99 6:51p BC3K9800.DES BC3K9800 MIS 83,794 12-31-99 1:20a BC3K9800.MIS BC3K9800 SCR 10,978 12-31-99 2:09a BC3K9800.SCR BC3K9900 DAT 10,043 12-31-99 1:20a BC3K9900.DAT BC3K9900 MIS 8,247 12-31-99 1:20a BC3K9900.MIS SCRIPTS TXT 0 02-11-00 12:35a scripts.txt 25 file(s) 592,244 bytes 2 dir(s) 1,006.96 MB free ------------------ Ride the Stars.. Malakie
  6. Malakie

    What is an ODS?

    I agree. In fact I have not seen a reason they are useful.. they are too far away from starbases to help.. Strategic value perhaps? ------------------ Ride the Stars.. Malakie
  7. Malakie

    Problem with GBS Mod 1

    SC, That is what I was hoping, but honestly,with ONLY that script installed, it does not work. I have even re-installed the entire game and started over. I assume there is no difference in the logic that runs in the kernel depending on whether I am in software mode or 3dfx mode correct? I have done everything recommended, that I have etc. The Fleet C&C does not appear in either Free flight or the campaign unless I install the ability to run as a trader, insurgent or the third choice. Any ideas? ------------------ Ride the Stars.. Malakie
  8. Malakie

    Problem with GBS Mod 1

    I found the problem. Soething the DOCS DO NOT state. The Fleet mod does NOT work by itself.. You have to have one of the other mods installed to play at a trader, insurgent etc. Once I installed that, the fleet mod works.. It does NOT work in the default Campaign nor in the default free flight mode (which I wish it did). ------------------ Ride the Stars.. Malakie
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    Problem with GBS Mod 1

    Hmm, I had no intent nor did I realize it was a slight in any way. I was using a word that my kids use.. I apologize if there was any wrong interpretation... ------------------ Ride the Stars.. Malakie
  10. Malakie

    What is an ODS?

    Hi Thanks for the answer.. As I stated I HAVE read the manual, updates, web site and will keep referring to it. I must have missed where it states that. It is NOT listed in the starbase appendix nor in the table of contents. The manual is very well done and very detailed, but it is still possible to miss items... Thanks for the feedback... Now to figure out how to use tac-ops effectively.... as fleet commander. So far I have not yet been able to command anything at all. Only thing that shows bright green is my ship. ANything else shows dull green. Will keep pluggin away. ------------------ Ride the Stars.. Malakie
  11. Malakie

    What is an ODS?

    Again I have searched to no avail.. bummer this site has the BEST search engine I have yet seen. Anyhow, what is an ODS station? What does it do/for? Is there a reason to destroy them? Any advantage to having them? etc etc 'Looking out my view screen at 'Trancor ODS' ------------------ Ride the Stars.. Malakie
  12. Malakie

    Problem with GBS Mod 1

    HI Here is the exact text from the readme file: GBS Modification #1 [description] This MOD gives you Fleet Command & Control access in any new Free Flight game. By default, you only get Fleet C&C if you are promoted to Supreme Commander (in Free Flight) or if Karl Reines comes aboard your ship (in some ACM missions). [install] Unzip this file into the SCRIPTS folder located in the BC3K install folder. Start a new Free Flight game as normal. To uninstall this MOD, simply delete the BC3K0000.MIS file from the SCRIPTS folder and the system will resume using the default internal version. You *must* start a new game after doing so because the saved games will not be compatible. [notes] For those of you with the GBS utility, the modified BC3K0000.SCR source file is included. But it no worky.... ------------------ Ride the Stars.. Malakie
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    Problem with GBS Mod 1

    HI, My first message in the thread explained which mod I was trying to use.. I should have repeated but was too lazy to type it again! ;-) I only want to use Fleet Command mod. I do not want to use any other cheats.. want to play the full game however the fleet command mod seems to add a whole new dimension to the game without really cheating. So I downloaded and installed (per ALL of the instructions and searchs for instructions on this site I could find) the mod into the scripts dir. I start a new character and so... But the fleet option NEVER shows no matter what I do. Now question... I have two game options.. Free flight and the compaign. I have tried BOTH to no avail. Is there another that is supposed to be there for this mod to work? ------------------ Ride the Stars.. Malakie
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    Problem with GBS Mod 1

    Sorry for putting it in the wrong area. ANyone have any ideas on this problem? Cannot get the Supreme mod to work.. Files are in right spots, tried creating new player etc etc but no go. ------------------ Ride the Stars.. Malakie
  15. Supreme Commander, That makes sense! ;-) I am glad to see you have stuck with it and continued yur endeavors. It is good to see someone with integrity. When I first purchased V1 upon release, you and I spoke a few times. Although I could not play the game, I knew someday you would make it right. What has it been? 4 years? BC3K has been on my shelf since that purchase. I did buy V2 as well but alas it did not operate either. But something told me eventually a patch would come out that would work - AND I knew that when it did, it would be solid. I knew it the patch that worked on my systems would be all or nothing. To be honest that is pretty weird. NONE of the versions or patches have worked at all. (could play 2-3 minutes then crash). I installed v2.08 (and 2.09 sameday) and BOOM I am now flying around the galaxy for my very first thrill as a Battlecruiser commander! As a user, I want to thank you for sticking with it. It gives me faith knowing that there are other programmers in the world that are like me (in personality LOL and also I am a commercial sofwtare developer http://www.AgendumSoftware.com) but I do developer tools and controls. Anytime a product has a problem, I don't stop until it is working the way I intended. One last thing, because of the resolve and continued work you have shown me since the beginning of Battlecruiser, you have a customer for life. Good job and may your travel among the stars continue. Sincerely, Malakie (Todd) ------------------ Ride the Stars.. Malakie
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