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  1. This is good for a laugh: According to Squirrel Deformation League web site there is a very pressing issue you we must address, squirrels. They all must die for, here are the top 10 reasons: 1. Squirrels are the spawn of Satan. They are evil creatures that live mysterious lives in the forests plotting against the rest of the world. 2. Squirrels cause millions dollars of damage to power transformers and lines every year. They are one of the top causes of power outages and damage to very expensive equipment. They seem to be attracted to transformers and fly into them like Kamikaze pilots. 3. Squirrels have been the cause of deaths of innocent citizens from automobile wrecks throughout the years. How many times have innocent automobile drivers barely avoided running off the road trying to miss (or to hit) a squirrel taunting them in the middle of the road? Some are not so lucky and wreck due to these furry little beasts. 4. Squirrels do millions of dollars worth of home damage. They are masters of break-ins destroying siding, vents, wires, ect. in the process. 5. Squirrels have no respect for privacy or property rights. They move into to attics and will not leave. They are not invited. An attic is not an oak tree, and they know this. They are too lazy to build their own homes so they try to take over someone else's. They move around in the attic at night scaring young kids and women. 6. Squirrels are notorious thieves, they steal food and property from other animals and people. They are the most skilled thieves on the planet. They are hated by birds and their watchers all over. They love to steal nuts and fruits. When measures are taken to prevent them from getting the prize, they try that much harder. 7. Squirrels assault people's gardens all over the world causing millions of dollars in crop damage. They get into people's gardens and destroy the vegetables, fruits, and flowers. They rarely even consume them, they just destroy them for the fun of it. 8. Squirrels caused the black plague in Europe and currently carry numerous life threatening diseases including rabies and bubonic plague. It is a historic fact that squirrels, as well as their brothers the rats, were one of the carriers of the black plague in the Middle Ages throughout Europe leading to the horrible deaths of millions. 9. Squirrels are the most vicious animal on the planet and will attack any animal or human they come in contact with. There are countless documented accounts of squirrel attacks. They terrorize people and are vicious foes. It is no accident that squirrels are portrayed in film as they are, insane little creatures that do not think anything of attacking people. 10. Squirrels kill and castrate other squirrels. Naturalists that have studied squirrels have discovered many alarming behaviors among them. Squirrels fight even among themselves. A Male squirrel will invade the tree of an enemy squirrel and bite of the testicles of the young in the nest. And i though they only wanted to eat nuts. Be sure to look at the essays on "Squirrels and Communism: The Untold Story", Squirrels: Cute "Critters or Harbingers of the apocalypse?", "Bushy Tail Biological Apocalypse", and the Dilbert cartoons.
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    Newtonian Physics vs. the SC's Physics

    Well, there is another game out there that uses Newtonian physics but not really a Newtonian flight model. Starshatter uses newtonian physics but compensates by having an velocity limit, and thrusters that work to keep your ship pointed in the direction you want. You can turn these things off so you can glide in one direction and glide in the other.
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    General Critique of Battlecruiser Millennium

    I had not played any of the demos or previous versions of Battle Cruiser and the only other space sim i played was the second wing commander game. I picked up the game in a week and a half. I only had a few problems picking things up. Those problems were quickly fixed in the newbie forum.
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    Cargo and Power

    I think the engine and reactor upgrades improve fuel intake. So if you upgraded your engines and reactor you will have to refuel less often.
  5. I don't think you can, no matter how close i get with my ship, or what postion i use the only way i can get it is a shuttle. But that is almost better becuase my shuttle is faster anyways.
  6. My marines, stupid as they seem, still find the intruders and kill them. But the problem is i have so many people on my ship (100+ on my Firestorm) that they don't fit on one screen of my perscan. I can't find any where in the manual where it says how to flip to the next screen in the perscan.
  7. What I do while waiting for my drones is trade iridium in my Firestorm. After a few runs I pick up the drones, sell the minerals, run from the stormcarrier chasing me, and beggin the cycle a new.
  8. This is kind of the same thing, i lost a shuttle and a ATV to a excaped prisoner, so i bought the OC Asset and the Shuttle Asset. In the manual it says to go to the destroyed crafts repair schedule and click the replace button. The only problem is i can't find a repair schedule for the ship since it is destroyed. I have tried in and out of a station. I have read that part of the manual several times and can't figure out how to replace it. This is a great game but me only having 3 shuttles and 3 ATVs is getting on my nerves [ 12-10-2001: Message edited by: Game_Ender ]
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    Best planets/moons to mine

    I got about 9 million from 4 full drones on phobos. I am not sure how much you can get total form drones but i estimate on a really good haul you could get 40 million. SC, here is real data on phobos: -orbit: 9378 km from the center of Mars -diameter: 22.2 km (27 x 21.6 x 18.8) -It also has a high orbit speed (about one orbit a day) -Picture [ 12-09-2001: Message edited by: Game_Ender ]
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    Clueless Newbie Questions

    Thanks Soback, i thought it that was it but i just wanted to ask.
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    Clueless Newbie Questions

    Here is another question: How do i buy back a shuttle and ATV (a prisoner stole one). I can't figure what item it is in Tradecom at the stations.
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    Start of game... Stowaways!

    The funny part is i had a prisoner steal a shuttle about 30 minutes in too a game. But i had never taken a prisoner or been boarded. Now if i can only figure how you buy a shuttle.
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    Clueless Newbie Questions

    When i am in orbit around a planet (150k out with A/P on halt) i usally have 4 of my fighters defend my firestorm. Something wierd happens when they gaurd. They fly away from my ship and then turn around and head back, they continue flying untill they bounce off my hull (making a BUMP noise). They then proceed to that repeat for the entire duration of the gaurd. This bounce causes no damage, but sometimes the ships get stuck and i have to move. Is this normal?
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    BCM First Impressions!

    YEAH!! I finally got it loaded up and running. I have played for about a hour and a half and the game is great (even without sound LOL). I have only played the IA scenarios and they are great fun. The only problem i have will be solved by the patch (which i have just downloaded).
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    Thruster question.

    Here are some neat scenarios using a newtonian flight model: -With the newtonian flight model you could just hold down the thrust key and eventually you will reach 99.999999999999% light speed. -You could put a ship in tow and let it fly toward a station at near light speed, when it hits it would decimate the station. -You could also fly through a sector so fast that you could launch missles and leave before they even scrambled fighters. -Also if you go out of control and start spining in mulitple directions at once it get realy hard to stop. -You could be going so fast the enemy only spots you on radar a split second before you are at weapons range.
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    Misc Issues

    Is there anyplace i can download the complete SoundBlaster Live! Platinum driver(s). On the creative web site they only have updates to the driver. Edit: Just rembered my computer has onboard sound. That will have to do untill i get ahold of my Sound Blaster driver. [ 12-04-2001: Message edited by: Game_Ender ]
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    Installation Issues (resolved)

    You can close it, thanks SC.
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    Installation Issues (resolved)

    I am having trouble getting the game installed and i have already registered my copy. My problem occurs every time the installer gets to "Copying New Files" part of the install. After 1 or 2 tics appear the installer crashes. I also end all the programs that are running except explore and systray before i start the install. I know installer crashes are not the SC fault, but i was wondering if anyone knows any reason it might crash or a way to check to make sure the installer is installed properly. I cannont reformat and reinstall windows because i am in moving limbo. I am in a temperary apartment untill our new house is finished and all of are stuff is packed. Therefore i do not have access to all of the drivers for my computer or the proper software to access the internet once i reformat and reinstall windows.
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    ADSL problems

    In our new house we have cable hooked up to a router. The router has a hardware firewall and our sever is password protected. If someone had the expertiece to break into our system then they wouldn't waste it on hacking into it. When we move oursevles into the house (only my dads office is curently in the house) i think i will get zone alarm too. The only disadvantage of having a software firewall is the fact that you have to turn it off for some multiplayer games. Which will probally be the case with BCM and GCO. Wolfrez, are those attempts to hack into your computer or just probes on your IP address? There is a difference between someone searching for a IP to hack and trying to break into the computer or network the IP represents.
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    Count-Down to Release!!!

    Same here, i went to my local EB (i live in Rockville, Maryland which is right outside of D.C.) and the manager showed me a e-mail he had revieced saying it will be at his shop on Tues. Nov 20th 2001. Now all i have to do is get a ride there on tuesday.
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    playstation2, xbox, game cube ????????

    If you have money to spend on a game console (and you have already updated you computer ) i would buy a playstation 2. IMO it has better games overall than XBOX or Game Cube.
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    DVD Drives - a ?

    You can get a DVD-ROM for $45.00. I have read a review of the DVD drive and it is good product (comes with software also). [ 11-16-2001: Message edited by: Game_Ender ]
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    RAMual benifets

    256MB is a must, Windows is a ram hog. It can take up to at least 128MB. If you have all those little extra programs like ICQ, it can load your comp down even more. So just get some more while the prices stay down.
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    Athlon1900XP or Pentium4?

    DOAM, you have not read much about the Nforce have you. Its integrated harware is top of the line, the graphics are geforce 2 quality and the sound is top notch. They don't slow down computer preformance enough for it to even be a issue. Also the Nforce has better memory architecture and is optimized for the Athlon XP. Bottom line, don't not get the motherboard becuase of its intergrated compents. If you are short on cash and need to save 40-50 dollars i would go with a cheaper Motherboard.
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    A easy way to solve this problem is to tell Microsoft stick with the definition OS that Charles proposed. That would make Microsoft remove all the "extra" software they have bundled with the OS. Then Microsoft could sell a package of software with all those programs in it. They could even recommend on the OS box to go and buy those programs. The important part is that you have the choice of paying for these programs or not. That way some one can decided if they want those Microsoft programs or other programs or other bundles.