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    The Proper Remake?

    While we're talking sprites... A totally sprite-based engine with Neo-Geo-style animated sprites, at 1280x1024, with some form of point-based lighting? That might be nice - just imagine Street Fighter EX+Alpha-type overanimated blaster bolts, totally smooth zooming... actually, can't this...
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    crashes to desktop with radeon 9700pro

    This is probably a GPU crash in action... I've been having the same problem, say one out of 5 games, in PR 1pre5. Midway through a mission, after about 15 minutes, I get popped back to the desktop with an ATI error message saying that the VPU has stopped responding. The card falls back to a...
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    privateer is still nothing compared to First Encounters

    Different games for different feels Privateer for fun, with that 'I'm a good guy, but I still got my sleazy side' feeling. Independence War for that 'I'm just a little guy, don't kill me, *man* the Universe is a huge, unfeeling vasty deep!' feeling. Independence War 2 for that 'I'm a...
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    Demon Or Centurion ?

    Probably depends on mission or guild affiliation. I seem to recall some kind soul pointing out that the Demon can only be bought after some mission, or perhaps only once you join the Mercenary's Guild. On second thought, it must be the latter: you can get the *Talon* after you complete a...
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    Getting Murdered in Oxford

    Could be a Pre vs. 1.0 question, but... I *know* Tachyons are MilSpec; what I was wondering was, how did 4 Heavy Bolt MilSpec weapons fit on the Demon, which only (at least in the Pre version) supports 4 Light, or 2 Light and 2 Medium, weapons. If it's something that can be done in 1.0...
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    Getting Murdered in Oxford

    Demon carries 12 torps in 1Pre(something) I'm still playing the Pre-release, but the Demon shouldn't be able to carry more than 12 torpedoes. With autotracking, burn-n-slide approaches, and point-blank torp shots, though, you should have no problem. My question is, where are you getting 4...
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    Returning from 3rd mission

    Mission map system. Yeah, I've wondered about the map system. What, exactly, can we do with that filtering system? And would it be possible to select a target system and have that insert a mission into the queue, showing exactly which jump to take from system to system? -sleet01 "I...
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    Privateer and DOSBox

    Crescent Hawk's Interception of your butt with its foot? I dunno if having BT 1 & 2 running is really an _endorsement_ for dosBox :D. Of course, it doesn't help that those two games accounted for 80% of my childhood computer-related stress and anger (the other 20% being autoexec.bat...
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    Demon Or Centurion ?

    Dude, you're getting a Demon(tm)! Realistically, the Centurion's two main advantages are: A) Ability to hold 4 weapons, up to Heavy, plus two full missile racks and a turret. B) A single-level higher shield. The Demon's advantages over the Centurion are: A) Higher top/slide speed...
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    Repair droids

    Busy, busy repairbots. I'd agree, although it's been well over a decade since last I played the original. *One* time I think the droid has actually fixed something that I noticed, in PrivRemake. I looked all through that source .zip, but I couldn't find any code about the repair bots...
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    Kitties!

    Give me that old-time Kzinti! I mean, Kilrathi names are fine, but Kzinti names are so *evocative*. For instance: Stalker of Shoelaces Gnaws-on-Thumbs Piddler to the Corner Chewer of Hair etc. Have fun with those furballs; they do grow up fast! -Sleet01 "I laughed, I cried, I fell...
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