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  1. Look, I was simply correcting a mistake regarding my name. That is not petty. And yes, I am quite aware that some people in the military think it's funny to call their underlings ladies, but I am not in the military and do not expect that kind of crap.
  2. Firstly, if you're not prepared to decouple crosshair/POV movement from the actual head of the model due to the animations etc, then you're never going to get what is being asked for. Whether or not you're happy with that is, of course, up to you. Secondly, my handle is Huwie, not Howie. And I can't speak for anyone else around here, but I am most definitely not a lady.
  3. I think you hit the nail on the head. What I think everyone (myself included) wants is for the whole screen/POV/whatever to move with the mouse, not just the crosshair. I know it does when you turn, but not with up/down mouse movements. Now, I understand that you might not be able to implement that for whatever reason, but to "keep the fp convention true to fp action games", that's pretty much what people want. I hope it can be done for UC, but if it can't, well, we can always go play Unreal or something, right?
  4. If it's an RPG you want, Morrowind is the game to get. There's no demo I'm afraid, though.
  5. Alright then, Hostile Waters by Rage. Anyone remember Carrier Command? Well, Hostile Waters is like a massively updated version of it. You had your base carrier which had a Creation Engine - an onboard facility that could create any vessel you had the blueprints for from scrap metal that you salvaged, by way of nanotechnology. So what you would do is battle for control of islands in an archipelago by harvesting scrap metal and building a load of planes, helicopters, tanks etc. The beauty of the game is that you could play the whole thing as a pilot, or play it all the way through as the commander, or switch between everything at will, it was completely up to you. The game had a very dark, adult vibe to it, too. Your pilots (all dead, but whose personalities were stored on chips a la Rogue Trooper) would constantly argue and swear at each other in the middle of intense firefights, it was funny as hell. Sadly, despite everyone and his grandma remembering and loving Carrier Command, for some reason nobody bought Hostile Waters (except me ) so Rage went under. I consider HW to be a true underrated classic and I still install it every other month or so.
  6. Hehehe, dude, if I were serving on your ship I'd steal a bloody shuttle myself! "Er, yeah, I'm just checking that planet we passed last week, I think I left a medkit down there....see ya..."
  7. Yes, there are disadvantages, otherwise there'd be no point in having a bridge crew at all! If you check the appendix, which should have a shortcut in your BC program group, and click on crew, you'll see all the advantages that on-duty officers confer.
  8. quote:Originally posted by LostInSpace: Speaking of game hourage hopefully, X2 will be moddable adding even more game play life to the game.I would imagine so. Egosoft have quite a good history of collaborating with the fans (hell, a lot of the content of X2 has been fan-designed), so making X2 moddable seems almost certain, I reckon.
  9. X2 is going to be too amazing for words, I guarantee it! I am so looking forward to it. Did anybody pre-order to get the trading card game? I think I might do that in a minute, actually. I have X-BTF to thank for my interest in BC actually. I was watching those huge battleships that patrol certain sectors, keeping the peace, and I realised how amazing it would be to command one and do the same. After that I stumbled upon BC, and there was much rejoicing.
  10. Hurrah, hehehe! I still like the films though. Can't wait for the third because I could never finish reading the books, no matter how hard I tried.
  11. Am I the only person who thought the first film was better, then? Even more controversially, I bet I'm the only person here who hates the books...
  12. Wow, that's ace! If it weren't for the impending release of UC I would order it all over again from that site! Hopefully they'll do the same for UC then. Thanks very much for the link, dude. I wonder why that site didn't show up in my (exhaustive) Google search?
  13. Oh, joy... Oh well, thanks for getting back to me.
  14. Easy, just leave them collapsed. Muahahaha!
  15. SC, I wonder if you can clear this one up? Do you know what kind of packaging the European release will have? The reason I'm anxious is that I recently bought BCMG from a website in the UK (the only way I could get hold of it, incidentally, without importing) and it came in a DVD-style box (with slipcase) which meant that the manual was decidedly slim. It'd be nice to have the big box with the big manual for UC to take pride of place in my collection!
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