Author Topic: Happy New Years 2015!  (Read 4348 times)

Offline Leviathan

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Happy New Years 2015!
« on: January 09, 2015, 04:31:53 PM »
Hi all!

Happy New Years to all!

So its been around 18 years of Outpost 2: Divided Destiny and the community lives on! Much has changed but much remains the same.. I know that there are still many old timers who have Outpost 2 in the back of the minds with very fond memories.

Its given me many years of fun and more importunately its been great being part of a community. I have been away for many years but the holidays always bring me nostalgia and a chance to play some games. I was reminded of the years of Outpost 2 and the many great people here and a few I spoke with over the holidays.

I thought I would post to see who is still active and still holds enthusiasm for our great game!

So please reply if you are active and would like to meet up for some games and chat.

I wish everyone at The Outpost Universe the best in 2015! :D
« Last Edit: January 20, 2015, 06:15:27 PM by Leviathan »

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 05:04:36 PM »
I am semi-active.

I'd certainly love to play op2 again, but I
1. am mostly busy with other things
2. demand that a few things get fixed (the Netfix game server, the forum skin, ...)

Offline leeor_net

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 07:13:42 PM »
I am effectively back from my years-long hiatus. I loved OP2 when it first came out as a kid and I still enjoy it today. Also a die-hard fan of Outpost and how great it could have been. -grumble-

Offline Drakmar

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2015, 10:37:26 AM »
I'm back as well, though I spend most of my time at NTCS when I do pop in. I shall try to remember to check here more often.  :P

Offline gpgarrettboast

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2015, 08:46:28 AM »
Happy New Year to everyone -- I'm usually around and lurking, but thought I'd join in on this thread. Hope all is well ^^

Offline Leviathan

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2015, 06:17:16 PM »
If you are active, come say hi on IRC :)

Link for web chat: #outpost2 :)

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2015, 03:34:22 PM »
Wow great to see all these names again! Yeah I'm more than down for some games!
Checkout my website, op2rules.net. It has free games, software, and snappy guides. Oh and did I mention the uber friendly community forums?
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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2015, 01:16:31 PM »
Just rejoined, glad to see some old names still around here.
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Offline RipperKhan

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 11:55:16 PM »
Hey guys!

Offline Leviathan

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2015, 03:24:34 PM »
Welcome back! I hope a few more return this year :)

Offline Highlander

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2015, 01:59:29 PM »
It's awfully quiet here though :P
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Offline RipperKhan

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2015, 05:46:04 PM »
LOL yea would be nice :P

Offline leeor_net

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2015, 08:15:34 PM »
Work's been keeping me busy so I don't often have the time to reply but I'm still around after returning from my decade long hiatus. Really glad to see OPU still kicking around.

Offline Hooman

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2015, 02:41:21 AM »
It's scary how much time has passed.

Offline Leviathan

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2015, 07:38:37 AM »
Yeah time flying by.. few of us had plans this year to work on OPU stuff but not much has happened unfortunately :( Things have died down again. Maybe over winter people will be inclined.

There are still people poping into IRC which is good, if anyone is look for game/chat come stop by :)

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2015, 12:47:53 PM »
Boom alive.
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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2015, 07:27:58 PM »
o7 G'day all, been floating around the IRC as ducktape.

Offline unknownreaver

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2015, 07:35:21 PM »
I had a small, yet very interesting question to ask of everyone...How many simultaneous vortexes and thunderstorms would it take in coding to crash the game?
Ask me a question and I will answer as best I can.

Offline Sirbomber

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2015, 03:55:18 PM »
All disasters (barring lava and the Blight) are treated internally as units.  OP2 can support 2047 units in game at a time; any attempt to create a 2048th unit will crash the game.
"As usual, colonist opinion is split between those who think the plague is a good idea, and those who are dying from it." - Outpost Evening Star

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"Outpost 2: The Campaigns Are Okay, But The Novella Just Flames Everyone" progress:
Campaign 1 - 40%
Campaign 2 - 0%
Etc. - (insert arbitrary value here)%

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Offline Hooman

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2015, 08:51:51 PM »
Have you tested this? =)

I know the unit allocator returns a null address when it runs out of unit records, and most code doesn't bother to check for null, so it could crash the game. It won't though unless the null is used as a valid value. It might simply do nothing once the limit is reached.

Offline Sirbomber

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2015, 03:20:41 PM »
Have you tested this? =)

Consider who you're talking to, Hooman.  I once tried to create 3000 Acid Cloud Scorpions hostile to each other on the same tile, just to see what would happen.
"As usual, colonist opinion is split between those who think the plague is a good idea, and those who are dying from it." - Outpost Evening Star

Outpost 2 Coding 101 Tutorials

"Outpost 2: The Campaigns Are Okay, But The Novella Just Flames Everyone" progress:
Campaign 1 - 40%
Campaign 2 - 0%
Etc. - (insert arbitrary value here)%

It could only cost you your life, and you got that for free!

Offline lordpalandus

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2015, 04:46:46 PM »
Acid Cloud Scorpions? Howd you manage that? Scorpions don't typically allow you to change their weapon mount, plus the Acid Cloud was Eden tech anyway.
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Offline Hooman

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Re: Happy New Years 2015!
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2015, 04:19:18 PM »
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Consider who you're talking to, Hooman.  I once tried to create 3000 Acid Cloud Scorpions hostile to each other on the same tile, just to see what would happen.
I'm guessing there was no winner.

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Acid Cloud Scorpions? Howd you manage that? Scorpions don't typically allow you to change their weapon mount, plus the Acid Cloud was Eden tech anyway.
Internally the unit creation function takes a parameter for the unit chassis, and another parameter for the weapon type. They are easy to set independently. The game just doesn't offer that option in the user interface.

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Happy New Years 2016!
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2016, 02:37:07 AM »
Welcome to 2016 !
May this year be good and interesting for you. Happy new year ;)
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Offline Hooman

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Re: Happy New Years 2016!
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2016, 05:19:48 AM »
Happy New Year.

Fascinating. It never occurred to me you could change the "Subject" part way through a thread. This just goes to show how blind I've become to the options staring me in the face, that I've slowly trained myself to never look at.