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    YKYBPTMBCW

    YKYBPTMBCW (You Know You've Been Playing Too Much BattleCruiser When) you exit your screensaver and are startled to find TACOPS open on your computer targeting a TER/MIL Canlon. Worse, you sit there dumbfounded because Your BCMG cd is in its jewel case next to the monitor The Canlon is the new design from BCG and NOT the BCM/BCMG version It gets worse as your heart starts to race slighty because You're at work and it most definitely is not lunch time You now have to figure out how to explain to Derek that BCG appears to have taken over your machine even though BCG is still under lock and key Finally, you come to your senses and you realize that you are not looking at BCG or any such thing but rather you are looking at one of the latest additions to your wallpaper collection courtesy of 3000ad. Please note that this most definitely did not just happen to me, nope, really it didn't, honest.
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    Extended absense

    Thanks for the support guys.
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    Extended absense

    You might have noticed my absence from the forums for a while now. Part of it was just my yearly summer overload but recently it's been a bit more than that. My wife's maternal grandmother is 92 now and is fast approaching the point where she won't be able to stay alone any longer. The plan is to have her move in with us once the weather cools a bit and we can shut-off our swamp cooler, early September or even later this month if the current weather trends hold. She's not an invalid so it won't be like having another young child in the family but this will dramatically change the family dynamics in my home for some time. As such, I've requested an extended leave of absence. I don't even know if I'll be able to pop in from time to time as I just really don't know what to expect. Until later!
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    Night at the movies - League of.....

    quote:Originally posted by Tac: "SC maybe you should take a NEW hobby like cultivating an ant farm, eh?" Dear lord no! You KNOW he will end up making a PERSCAN in his laptop to keep track of them. ID:Worker Ant# 23245 Loc: Kitchen (2443N,4353W) Oh good heavens, I need a good belly laugh like that at least once a day!
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    Here's a weird INTRUDER story...

    quote:Originally posted by Spindoktor: Now I know why Resnig is such an idiot. Look at how small the library is! LOL...my first forum posts began with questions on how I could get my crew to spend more time in the Library to boost their AI levels. What ensued was not the most graceful entry into this group.
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    patches

    quote:Originally posted by Ghostrider: Hi I am trying to find the 1.0.08 rc32 and higher patches. I used the search options but had negatice results. Can anyone tell me where to find them. Thank you Check the BCM Download page. I am moving this thread to a more appropriate forum.
  7. quote:Originally posted by Kasey Chang: In the HTML/Appendix Upgrades, the Stormcarrier was referred to as G-Super Carrier. However, under carriers, Stormcarrier is listed simply as "Super Carrier". So... what is a "G-Super Carrier"? Gammulan, although it's rumored that it will lose that distinction in the future.
  8. SC1 is an abbreviation indication Shuttle Craft 1 and Detention Hold and Brig are NOT equivalent terms. I throw prisoners in the Brig (indicating that they are jailed) whereas I assign marines to the Detention Hold and they are NOT in the the Brig. The current nomenclature exists for a reason and has worked very well for quite some time now. IOW, any unification is not needed. As to a comprehensive compendium of the nomeclature, I belive that one was started some time ago by a couple of players but not sure what happened to it.
  9. quote:Originally posted by Kasey Chang: Uh... I guess it's a LITTLE ambiguous, but I think I found the passage. The answer to my question is YES, since the manual stated that "the higher the protection level, the more plutonium required". However, at the time I thought it was referring to shield generator upgrades. Lower protection levels (25% vs 100%) uses less plutonium...correct. Upgraded shield generators will use LESS plutonium than the downgrade version because they are more efficient. They will, therefore, use even less plutonium to maintain lower protection levels.
  10. quote:Originally posted by TopSpeed: I have been using the Logistix screen. Logistix-Crafts-CC-Deck 3. Weapons Pod #2 is red, with 0% integrity. When I click on it, the menu for repair, replace, and upgrade is present, but none of the options can be selected (they aren't greyed out, are light but not highlighted). Then, as Pugwash suggests above, it's likely that the parts are still in an asset cargo bay (shuttle, OC) or you're docked at a station. Repairs at stations usually work whereas replacements at station usually DO NOT work (that is by design).
  11. You have to go into Logistix and tell your engineers to repair or replace it.
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    donotcall.gov

    quote:Originally posted by Remo Williams: Registered all my numbers last night. now I just hope it works. It'll work as long as the First Ammendment challenges are defeated (I'm interested in how they'll claim that this impedes their free speech, just because you can say it doesn't mean I have to listen) and as long as those of us who register are vigilant in reporting offenders.
  13. quote:Originally posted by Sir John Falstaff: No matter how many mercs I waste they keep comming back. They are pesky vermin. Is there a way to eliminate or hamper their spawning? Fighters, if you have them. Launch and order to attack the mercs. When the mercs attack the fighter either let them duke it out or have the fighters high tail it back to escort the CC and you take out the offensive merc.
  14. quote:Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr: I have to agree. But its still annoying that he continues to post while ignoring my questions. I mean, what I'd like to know is, if he has the printed manual, whats he doing with the downloadable online manual for BC3K?!?!From this post, I'm guessing that he wanted a PDF version so he could do searches on it. I know I wish there were a way to combine automatic searches with a printed manual as I prefer the printed word but love a good search function, but I digress. quote:Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr: So, Jaskatar, why are you using that very old manual (and causing us such headache)? Also, which version of the game (BCM or BCM Gold) do you have and where did you buy it?
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    who is Resnig?

    quote:Originally posted by Bandus: I have a question actually. Has anyone ever seen Resnig do something INTELLIGENT? As in, has anyone ever seen him do the right thing in a given situation? Yes, however his AI is now at 100.
  16. quote:Originally posted by jascatar: This manual : http://www.3000ad.com/downloads/bc3k/bc3kmanual.exe I figured as much, that's the manual for BC3000 which is the precursor to BCM and BCMG. Relax Bandus. I mean look at it from jascatar's point of view: What if BCMG were written and supported only in French? The fact that jascatar is being so persistent is proof that the game is indeed for him. If he were trashing the game, which he isn't at all, then I would agree.
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    Question about... piloting AI

    quote:Originally posted by Kasey Chang: This question is about the piloting AI. As related in a different topic, I lost my SC2 due to an intruder (and a botched recovery attempt). Now I have only 1. I wanted to deploy another mining drone on one of the various moons (Lyrius/Sirius to be specific) and grab cargo. One marine was like slightly wounded (76% life), so I sent him to SC1 as I armed the rest of the marines and keep searching the ship. I launched SC1, and told him to recover a cargo pod. Then I target the shuttle... The guy won't go! He keeps circling the pod at about 40 km, but won't get any closer. I tried halt and resume, I tried cargosweep or collect item, no effect. I finally told him to RTB. When SC1 redocked, I told a flight engineer and a different marine to report to SC1. Neither of them were wounded. I launched SC1. They recovered the pod and deployed the drone with no problem at all. So my question is... Did I solve the problem the right way? Or is there another way that would have worked... arguably better?Yup, sometimes your crew is just too dumb to do much of anything and being wounded only makes matters worse. Usually, if an idiot is the pilot, they won't see objects that are not within about a 45degree cone in front of their craft. One good example was a shuttle that was towing a damaged fighter to the local station. My shuttle was inches from the station but the idiot couldn't find it because the station was BEHIND him. quote:Originally posted by Kasey Chang: On a similar note, I've ran into cases where the shuttle simply circles and won't do its job, either to land back onboard, or to collect pods, tow targets, etc. I tried ordering HALT, then resume, no effect. When RTB didn't even have effect, I just ordered HALT, then I went to tractor it and pull it back onboard. Related question: Can a shuttle tow another shuttle/fighter? (My guess is yes)As related above, yes...that's why the tow menu is there. Your CC can also tow other craft, just remember to raise shields when you're finished. quote:Originally posted by Kasey Chang: REALLY related question: can a shuttle, towing a fighter/shuttle, dock with the mothership? Or can it only deliver the tractored craft to a friendly base?Mothership = CC or command craft. No but your shuttle can retrieve your own support craft and bring it within tractor range of your CC allowing you to retrieve your own disable craft. All other craft can only be towed to (delivered to) friendly/neutral stations. quote:Originally posted by Kasey Chang: Reason for asking: I was wondering if I had another shuttle, I could order it to tow the other shuttle back, since the onboard pilot can't even land the darn thing. I suspect I just have to recover it with tractor myself... As noted above, you could send out a shuttle and have it tow the disabled craft (due to dumb crew or damage) back to your CC's tractor range. Note: To have your shuttle stop towing a craft (so you can grab it with the CC tractor) issue a Tow NONE order to your shuttle. BTW, most of these have been answered elsewhere on the forums. My reasoning for answering them here is it's a good way to consolidate information on shuttle manuevers.
  18. quote:Originally posted by jascatar: Is that working only for moving space or air craft ? Correct.
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    The Galaxian Probe

    quote:Originally posted by Kalshion: don't discredit something unless you try it. Same goes for the fighter But like I was about to say.. its a Scientific Guess Don't assume I haven't tried something...and since no one seems to take the hint: Fighters won't survive on Obsidia. Let's see: 1. Armed ships (not vehicles, ships) can't survive, even fighters. That throws out friction. 2. No ship larger than a shuttle can survive (unarmed transports are also destroyed). Which throws out the idea that only armed ships are destroyed. Conclusion: The Galaxians do not want any armed ships on Obsidia and they don't want to be over run by colony ships. Further, they have the technology to enforce this desire by destroying any ships that violate these criteria on planetfall. [ 07-01-2003, 10:02 AM: Message edited by: Tyrn ]
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    The Galaxian Probe

    quote:Originally posted by Kalshion: Hmmm Friction? I mean the bigger the object the more Friction it cause's that MIGHT be why CC's can't go into the atmosphere cause its to large and disrupts whatever is in the atmosphere causeing the ship to take damage Where as a smaller ship, Shuttlecraft, doesn't cause that much friction.. there for it doesn't take damage Good guess but wrong...try taking in a fighter.
  21. quote:Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr: quote:Originally posted by jascatar: In the manual it is written : QUOTE : "MATCH CURRENT TARGET'S SPEED SHIFT+`" What manual? What game? What page? The match target speed is D (not SHIFT+D, just d). And its on the keycard That's what I get with going from memory...I just do it automatically.
  22. Topic moved. Match speed is shift + d, that doesn't work on a French keyboard? I'm at a bit of a loss on this one.
  23. Should have left the shuttle alone as long as there were still live marines aboard, if they overcome the intruder you get your shuttle back (at least it worked that way once for me many many many moons ago). Tractoring a stolen shuttle is a good way to watch your own shuttle used as a bomb against you. As to the slow down. If memory serves, on a rare occasion, a ship or missile will explode outside normal game space (not sure if it was in Null space or what exactly....I don't remember). This used to crash the game but now the explosion is handled but the processing required to deal with it is huge and will bring any single processor machine to its knees until the explosion sequence is complete. I tried searching the forum and VCF files for a reference but can't find one so maybe I dreamed this was the cause but I do recall this being the reason for the slow down you're describing.
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    The Galaxian Probe

    quote:Originally posted by Sir John Falstaff: Yup. Shuttles and OCs are made of sterner stuff than CCs it would seem.Try it in a fighter and see if your conclusion still holds.
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    Subliminal Messages In Advertizing

    quote:Originally posted by echo: i was ready to call you all babies....til I tried it! Yes, usually I like to go back and see what it was that caused such a mess. This one was difinetly a one time only show.
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