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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: Digx9 on July 15, 2005, 08:26:54 pm



Title: Slave shield...
Post by: Digx9 on July 15, 2005, 08:26:54 pm
Can I make something for those worlds with a slave shield?
Please... Answer :-\! Thank you. :)


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: VOiD on July 16, 2005, 02:19:00 am
Um... make something? What do you mean, make? You can't go hunting for minerals or bioforms on slave shielded worlds, nor can you communicate with them. Is that what you're asking?

I'm afraid this question is a bit hard to answer unless you're more specific.


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Digx9 on July 16, 2005, 03:51:47 am
Like... Taking out the slave shield, for example. ???


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: VOiD on July 16, 2005, 05:42:18 am
Ah, I see.

There is nothing you can do directly about the slave shields while in orbit (at least not until very late in the game), but there is a plot line which involves this issue very prominently. I can't go into specifics without spoiling a lot of the fun, though. Suffice to say: if you play the game, the slave shield issues will eventually be resolved. ;)


EDIT: If you have very specific problems, you can probably find a way around them by checking the Wikipedia: http://uqm.stack.nl/wiki/


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Kohr-Ah Death on July 16, 2005, 08:45:20 am
he_probably_ment_to_take_them_out_permanently_through_the_source_code_also.
and_if_your_wodering_why_im_typing_with_underscores_its_because_i_accidently_spilled_water_on_my_keyboard_and_now_all_my_keys_on_the_bottom_dont_work.


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: VOiD on July 16, 2005, 01:09:43 pm
Interesting. This, of course, means you've completely lost CTRL. :D


EDIT: Wait, let me rephrase that: "Oh my GOD! Kohr-Ah Death is out of CTRL! Arm the cannons!"

EDIT2: (How death can spin out of control, however, is beyond me. I mean, it's death. Either you're dead, or you're not. How hard can it be?)

EDIT3: Ok, I'll stop now.


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Kohr-Ah Death on July 17, 2005, 12:08:41 am
LOL and now I have no keyboard ;)


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Death 999 on July 18, 2005, 06:03:07 pm
What, are you typing by using the mouse on the character palette?


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: VOiD on July 18, 2005, 10:05:38 pm
Nah, he just plugs a usb cable into his ear and uses his awesome mental powers.

EDIT: Come to think of it, if he has awesome mental powers, will he even need a cable?


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Novus on July 18, 2005, 10:12:22 pm
Code:
AMIBIOS (C)2003 American Megatrends Inc
A6702VMS V1.0 081503

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
Checking NVRAM...
1048576 KB OK
DRAM Clock= 400 MHz, SDRAM CAS Latency= 2
DEL:Setup  F11:Boot Menu  F12:Network boot  TAB:Logo  F10:Flash Recovery
Autodetecting Pri Master..ST3400832AS
Autodetecting Pri Slave...ATAPI CDROM

Error: Keyboard not found. Press <F1> to continue.


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Zieman on July 18, 2005, 10:18:12 pm
Code:
Error: Keyboard not found. Press <F1> to continue.

LOL
ROFLMAO
 ;D


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Halleck on July 19, 2005, 01:20:47 am
Hahaha.

I think I remember happening to me once...


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: VOiD on July 19, 2005, 03:10:42 am
Code:
Error: Keyboard not found. Press <F1> to continue.

:D Makes you feel kinda helpless, doesn't it?


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Kohr-Ah Death on July 19, 2005, 12:17:29 pm
mouse cut and paste, i cant find a character palette for win2000.

but now that i have CTRL again i will cleanse...

my hard drive.


Quote
Code:
Error: Keyboard not found. Press <F1> to continue.
i have actually gotten that message a few times. ;D
and i actually got that same message after i spilled a volatile liquid on my keyboard... h2o


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Sander Scamper on August 01, 2005, 09:33:11 am
Dihydride Monoxide - A deadly liquid that can kill if you are submersed in it, and it has become so incredibly ingrained in our society (damn industries that use this stuff) that humans can't live without it for more than half a week!

If I had awesome mental powers, I'd bet that I also had 802.11g =p


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Art on August 02, 2005, 08:32:08 am
Dihydrogen monoxide. You don't have two "ides" in one chemical name -- the cation keeps its normal name (usually) and the anion gets an "ide" on it.

"Dihydrogen monoxide" is technically correct, even though you don't really need the numerical prefixes. "Hydrogen oxide" is perfectly acceptable, since in water hydrogen and oxygen both keep their normal oxidation numbers, but "dihydrogen monoxide" does sound wonderfully more menacing.

Although it's still misleading because it doesn't accurately reflect what happens when you ionize water -- the *most* useful term for water from a chemist's point of view would be "hydrogen hydroxide", which is what water acts like when it acts like a base, or "hydroxilic acid", what water acts like when it acts like an acid.

Scary as the "monoxide" in "dihydrogen monoxide" is, "hydroxilic acid" sounds wonderfully scarier, doesn't it?


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Culture20 on August 03, 2005, 01:56:04 am
I've heard that almost all modern power plants use dihydrogen monoxide, hydrogen hydroxide, and hydroxilic acid in equal parts; even some solar plants!  All of them but Hydro-electric plants and some solar plants boil the stuff into a gas!  Of course, our fore-fathers aren't free from blame either; many mills - grain, wood, you name it - made use of this unusual chemical, never knowing that it had a PH of 7.


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Death 999 on August 03, 2005, 05:20:11 pm
You had me there until you said 'unusual'. Even in the universe as a whole, water isn't exactly unusual (to the extent that anything other than pure hydrogen or helium isn't unusual)


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Megagun on August 03, 2005, 08:29:47 pm
You know that a Slave shield actually isn't "protective" at all towards the species on the planet?

I'm ofcourse gearing towards the sky being red instead of blue... And the effect that has against various insects/other animals..


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Art on August 03, 2005, 09:53:37 pm
Water itself is not "unusual" in the sense that it's hard to find, but it's unusual in that it has various properties that it's very hard to find in any other substance. That's partly by virtue of it being such a simple compound -- in the same sense, you can say that pure hydrogen is an "unusual" substance too -- but it's still true. For many purposes you could easily replace sodium chloride with potassium chloride or another salt for a particular application, but there's very few things you could replace water with.


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Culture20 on August 04, 2005, 08:05:40 pm
Yep, I meant its physical properties, just like Art mentioned.  A solid form less dense than the liquid form, even if it's compacted?  Ludicrous!


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: Ethan d'Arcy on November 08, 2005, 06:28:09 am
Dihydrogen monoxide is a perfectly acceptable name -- consider carbon tetrahydride, dihydrogen sulfate and... man, I feel like a dork for playing this game.
You can drop -di- off of hydrogen but the -mon- distinguishes water from its dioxide.


Title: Re: Slave shield...
Post by: water water everywhere on November 14, 2005, 05:22:31 am
water water everywhere