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 1   The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Call For Testers: UQM 0.8 Release Candidate, Windows/Mac  on: April 18, 2021, 08:21:38 pm 
Started by Michael Martin | Last post by cheefzboy
Will there be controller support soon?

 2   The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Watch out for Fireballs podcast about SC2  on: April 18, 2021, 08:06:31 pm 
Started by Volka | Last post by cheefzboy
Theres a new version? are you meaning the new balance mod?

 3   The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Call For Testers: UQM 0.8 Release Candidate, Windows/Mac  on: April 13, 2021, 10:41:32 pm 
Started by Michael Martin | Last post by GBAura
Hey, I know I'm about 4 months late but it's been years since I've been on here. It's great to know that UQM is still being updated and supported.

I remember that I wanted to add in the 3DO font for the game, though the current version of UQM made it hard to look at. I'm hoping that the new update can implement this.

I still have the files with me, I'll hand them out if you want them.

I'll try out the beta and give my feedback.

Oh, I didn't realize it was released. My bad.

 4   The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Watch out for Fireballs podcast about SC2  on: April 09, 2021, 05:36:18 am 
Started by Volka | Last post by Volka
Hey guys,
It's been so long since I visited the community. I'm glad to see it's stil active and that a new version of UQM has been recently released is a charm.

What brought me back after so many years was this podcast I stumbled upon in Spotify, called Watch out for Fireballs!. In one episode they ramble about Star Control II The Ur-Quan Masters. Brought some many memories.
Anyway, probably most of you have heard about it, if not, here it is:
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1ggn9ZoP45R0ACwmWxD4hU?si=JldG6EYlTieJkq5LkZ3eDQ

Best Regards to everyone.

 5   The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: How to heat your home and get electricity from a lens  on: April 06, 2021, 02:00:15 pm 
Started by Zanthius | Last post by Death 999
yeah, that's a freaking huge lens. Better to just make your black collector larger, until you get to the part where it needs to be hotter, then use a mirror to increase the amount of sun on the end part. mirrors cheaper than lenses.

 6   The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: How to heat your home and get electricity from a lens  on: April 06, 2021, 01:13:42 pm 
Started by Zanthius | Last post by Saimonwest
Sure thing a large solar lens can generate way  more heat in a specific point, however what is the point of getting such a great heat? Sometimes there is just no point in it. I also use a warm collector actually, and I am more than pleased with it, and it is actually as efficient as a big solar lens, moreover, it is even cheaper than such a great lens. The only problem I had with it, it caused a power outage, and I had to call for https://bates-electric.com/ so they would fix it, as I am kind of afraid to work with electricity.

 7   The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Machine learning for infrared spectroscopy  on: March 30, 2021, 01:35:19 am 
Started by Zanthius | Last post by paulhan
I work in a hospital lab. My educational background is just a BS in biochemistry, so I'm familiar with the techniques you posted. I've been working in a clinical lab for several years now.

I'll be a bit blunt here. What we use are analyte specific chemiluminescent assays to determine concentrations of analytes in serum. We don't use NMR, although one of our sub-labs that monitors metabolic deficiencies (usually in newborns) does use a HPLC-tandem mass spectrometer.

The easiest way to think about the real world version of this is working with a hundred-thousand dollar Easy-Bake Oven. A manufacturer will supply you with what you need, such as QC, reagent, the instrument and you load everything on correctly. You place the serum/plasma/urine/whatever onto the instrument and it will eventually give you a read out so long as the QC passes which validates the result.


 8   The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Outsider, SC inspired web comic...  on: March 29, 2021, 11:51:38 pm 
Started by guesst | Last post by Krulle
Yeah....

I still love the PocketHistorianTM's humour, and am astonished by its grip on our culture and language.

edit:
also, the pocket PC referred to is on the new page https://well-of-souls.com/outsider/outsider193.html

 9   The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Outsider, SC inspired web comic...  on: March 29, 2021, 06:25:08 pm 
Started by guesst | Last post by Death 999
For anyone confused, jumping back 40 pages is about right to have a reminder about the pad's origin.

 10   The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Balance Mod updated  on: March 27, 2021, 01:44:39 am 
Started by Shiver | Last post by Shiver
One funny thing I've noticed about the Arilou laser behaviour is that it does not seem to fire at the center of the target ship. Instead, it (often?) fires at the front-left corner or the rear-right corner of the target ship.

I wonder if this is why I still miss sometimes with my arilou shots. It looks like it may be the case. When I miss, it seems like the laser is aiming towards a corner of the ship/sprite that it can't quite hit, instead of the ship center which is closer.

The central hotspot of various ships is sometimes placed away from the ship's true center. Homing weapons aim for this hotspot. I moved that toward the middle of the Yehat Terminator in the last update, but am not inclined to change it for most of the others.


Balance Mod for UQM 0.8 will be released sooner or later. I've had issues with Linux and Windows builds desyncing with each other, and I want to ensure this problem is stamped out before I make any official updates.




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