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Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 18:54
Replies: 102
Views: 12,014
Posted By Mit
Re: New Portal & Skins

I'll add some more later... but 2 years back I did a mockup for a bid to re-develop the passport / portal.

http://tim.igoe.me.uk/files/Planetarion.png

Something more eye catching and colourful...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 15:12
Replies: 102
Views: 12,014
Posted By Mit
Re: New Portal & Skins

When a lot of businesses are still on Win 2k / IE6, for a game that really needs to be accessed 24hrs a day, supporting as many browsers as possible helps - its hardly like it takes a lot of effort...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Apr 2009, 14:47
Replies: 102
Views: 12,014
Posted By Mit
Re: New Portal & Skins

Its VERY easy to get Transparent PNG's to work correctly in IE6 - a tiny bit of JS will do the job.

And I know that the game uses JS so for the portal to not require it wqould be a daft reason. :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Feb 2009, 00:39
Replies: 57
Views: 5,659
Posted By Mit
Re: Fubra / Pete

A facebook app that would know your facebook details and then need to know your PA details, creating a link / integration...

its either completely stand alone... or they are integrated (albeit,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Feb 2009, 00:18
Replies: 57
Views: 5,659
Posted By Mit
Re: Fubra / Pete

Increases to playerbase - maybe, how many 1 login wonders from it tho?

I hate facebook myself, doesn't mean i don't 'use' it, but i don't go out of my way to play games through it, that require...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Feb 2009, 00:09
Replies: 57
Views: 5,659
Posted By Mit
Re: Fubra / Pete

I wasn't panicing at all about it - no need to get like that.

I'm not against it as an idea, just saying FORCING people would be a bad idea.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Feb 2009, 15:59
Replies: 57
Views: 5,659
Posted By Mit
Re: Fubra / Pete

forcing players to have a facebook would be a bad idea for the existing community, if you wanted to play through FB then you can disable it from showing stuff anyway.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Feb 2009, 14:11
Replies: 57
Views: 5,659
Posted By Mit
Re: Fubra / Pete

It may have been added back isnce i last saw... but it WAS removed - so, its not exactly a 'needed NEW feature' then :p
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Feb 2009, 12:09
Replies: 57
Views: 5,659
Posted By Mit
Re: Fubra / Pete

Chat used to exist already - it was removed because of its reliance on Java iirc.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Feb 2009, 12:08
Replies: 57
Views: 5,659
Posted By Mit
Re: Fubra / Pete

The code will be worth very little... the valuable 'bit' will be the community, or whats left of it. (and to some extent the name because of what its associated with - granted, that was MANY rounds...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Aug 2008, 17:22
Replies: 106
Views: 11,527
Posted By Mit
Re: Planetarion Suggestion/Bitch Thread - Please read & reply!!!

S'long as the users 'opt in' your perfectly entitled to send out emails (i.e. they must check a box at signup for e.g.)

Under 16s its slightly different, you've got to have parental permission to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2008, 12:14
Replies: 57
Views: 5,465
Posted By Mit
Re: Making production last forever without cheating

But, its not an invisible 'feature' that should exist? Surely its a bug cos its something that shouldn't happen.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2008, 11:58
Replies: 57
Views: 5,465
Posted By Mit
Re: Making production last forever without cheating

I may not play, but I was asked to help... I made suggestions... nothing happened and now I've had my access removed again. You may forget, but I used to have a LARGE involvement around these parts,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2008, 11:29
Replies: 57
Views: 5,465
Posted By Mit
Re: Making production last forever without cheating

Doesn't matter how you could do it.. its an exploitable bug and should therefor be closed up.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2008, 11:01
Replies: 57
Views: 5,465
Posted By Mit
Re: Making production last forever without cheating

The problem exists because everyhting has been made complex, complexity adds problems, and beta testers aren't nec. trying to break things but more 'test to find the optimal performance' (NOT a good...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Aug 2008, 11:36
Replies: 41
Views: 4,318
Posted By Mit
Re: How much is PA worth? really!

As a game currently, imo, not a lot.

The 'valuable' bit is the name, and the following it has (the community) - problem is, this is dying fast currently due to the lack of developments with the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Aug 2008, 09:55
Replies: 106
Views: 11,527
Posted By Mit
Re: Planetarion Suggestion/Bitch Thread - Please read & reply!!!

Spinner isn't the be all and end all of the game - but yes, it does need someone who cares about things to be 'in charge', that person NEEDS to have enough time to give to the game too, while some...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Aug 2008, 22:32
Replies: 106
Views: 11,527
Posted By Mit
Re: Planetarion Suggestion/Bitch Thread - Please read & reply!!!

Spinner isn't the only answer to the game... someone needs to come and take some control to move things forward however.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Jul 2008, 13:31
Replies: 106
Views: 11,527
Posted By Mit
Re: Planetarion Suggestion/Bitch Thread - Please read & reply!!!

Exactly, the whole lot has no consistency and it is hard to work out what is going on.


Was just being general, it needs a lot of work imo on all areas. - Before this can happen changes need to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Jul 2008, 08:57
Replies: 17
Views: 5,741
Posted By Mit
Re: Round 28 staff openings

At this point in time, I'd say the most important thing that is needed is more development staff, if the 'development person' is not wanting to share the role then it is only going to effect the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Jul 2008, 22:01
Replies: 106
Views: 11,527
Posted By Mit
Re: Planetarion Suggestion/Bitch Thread - Please read & reply!!!

My Thoughts (again) - probably a duplication of some stuff already said here.

- Design Inconsistencies, layouts across all areas of the game aren't consistent, a hodge podge of themes that...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Jul 2008, 21:36
Replies: 17
Views: 5,741
Posted By Mit
Re: Round 28 staff openings

Server Support - isn't that a job for the sake of having a job? Surely better use of someone would to do some practical development on the game / portal / forums to take things forwards at a bit more...
Forum: Forums Issues 18 Jul 2008, 09:15
Replies: 33
Views: 28,578
Posted By Mit
Re: Forums upgrade

The problem will more than likely be that a lot of the templates need to be reverted back to the default (this won't effect styles placed on as images etc) - this is due to the masses of changes...
Forum: Forums Issues 17 Jul 2008, 14:05
Replies: 33
Views: 28,578
Posted By Mit
Re: Forums upgrade

You forgot to copy some files?
Forum: Forums Issues 17 Jul 2008, 12:33
Replies: 33
Views: 28,578
Posted By Mit
Re: Forums upgrade

Missing or incorrect images on pretty much every skin
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Jul 2008, 16:23
Replies: 30
Views: 3,090
Posted By Mit
Re: pateam

What happened to the 'find out when you land' way of playing the game, learning combat by doing etc... surely thats more fun than calcs all teh way? :( or am i just very old fashioned when it comes...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 May 2008, 22:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By Mit
Re: Lame/dead DNS

I'm gonna guess someone doesn't know how the 129 server is configured for DNS or something (iirc, thats the machine I set up when i was last around) so have had to resort to hacking to get it working...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Mar 2008, 15:58
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

But cin, what I think GReaper is trying to get at, is more content from 'the team and those with the power'. ie. whats going on with development, what new features / changes etc. More than just...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Feb 2008, 13:33
Replies: 17
Views: 2,222
Posted By Mit
Re: Players?

Theres lots that can be done to improve the image of the game once again - these things have beeen pointed out in other threads (one discussing the portal) :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Feb 2008, 13:35
Replies: 17
Views: 2,222
Posted By Mit
Re: Players?

Having come back from a long retirement, I will agree with the weird etc to come back to - but i've found many things that just aren't easy to play as a 'beginner' again. It really is not the sort of...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Jan 2008, 15:34
Replies: 16
Views: 2,184
Posted By Mit
Re: PA on Xbox Live

what browser on the xbox? there isn't one ;) but no, its not a a viable idea really.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Jan 2008, 20:36
Replies: 16
Views: 2,184
Posted By Mit
Re: PA on Xbox Live

I don't know exactly, but if you have the product i suspect it'd be easier to get it on than actually developing the product to start with :)

I know M$ have lots of hoops to jump through.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Jan 2008, 20:24
Replies: 16
Views: 2,184
Posted By Mit
Re: PA on Xbox Live

That wouldn't be the hardest bit :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Jan 2008, 19:42
Replies: 16
Views: 2,184
Posted By Mit
Re: PA on Xbox Live

the xbox doesn't support any form of web browser - the biggest hurdle would be making an API to allow the xbox live arcade 'version' to interact with planets on the live web game.

This may work,...
Forum: Strategic Discussions 28 Jan 2008, 14:45
Replies: 28
Views: 45,848
Posted By Mit
Re: Useful Links: Round 23

I'll add to this list my old toolkit which I have just revived (its still being fixed)

http://toolkit.timigoe.co.uk
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 26 Jan 2008, 19:27
Replies: 22
Views: 1,569
Posted By Mit
Re: irc replacement?

IRC is good - I wouldn't bother replacing it, but as has been said. Suppliment or make it easier to access. The com unit is a start, but maybe a true web based version would be better.

Also more...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Jan 2008, 21:15
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

I agree the manual is not good, but i think the portal as a whole still needs a lot of work - not just the manual.

Having just created an account for the first time since rnd 11 I'm actually...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Jan 2008, 18:01
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

PA Wiki, a nice idea, it needs the users help to make it work :)

I moved it from teh top to the left, and saved out a copy with both on by mistake :)

Ignoring the minor details like that, it...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Jan 2008, 14:42
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

A step in the right direction, but, for example the 'black' theme really doesn't make me want to sign up, its not very eye catching at all. The default theme is missing some 'breaks' of some sort...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jan 2008, 16:05
Replies: 55
Views: 2,641
Posted By Mit
Re: A Planetarion vision - a manager required?

Changes are indeed needed to help PA move forward, they have been needed for ages.

Certain people have offered to help, but have either been ignored to given useless answers.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jan 2008, 11:26
Replies: 55
Views: 2,641
Posted By Mit
Re: A Planetarion vision - a manager required?

re-arranging it to allow progression is a good solution however, its no use carrying on as is as very little seems to get done. For the game to progress and go forwards some changes need to be made.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Jan 2008, 19:18
Replies: 55
Views: 2,641
Posted By Mit
Re: A Planetarion vision - a manager required?

Good Standing in the community has always helped when getting into the team (after all, who'd pick a no-body that just 'appeared' out of nowhere).
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jan 2008, 21:48
Replies: 55
Views: 2,641
Posted By Mit
Re: A Planetarion vision - a manager required?

PATeam has been there before, where the 'manager' holds all the strings, I remember it well.

What you say about the coding is right - everyone ahs their own distinct development style, what helps...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jan 2008, 15:22
Replies: 55
Views: 2,641
Posted By Mit
Re: A Planetarion vision - a manager required?

Smudge, someone needs to be there to implement things before anything useful like that can ever happen :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jan 2008, 12:49
Replies: 55
Views: 2,641
Posted By Mit
Re: A Planetarion vision - a manager required?

Last time there was a 'manager', things fell to pot :) Its all well and good in practice, but when your not paid for it and relying on others it just doesn't work (I was there).

A leader is...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Jan 2008, 23:18
Replies: 44
Views: 2,052
Posted By Mit
Re: Planetarion: Some Thoughts and Suggestions

lots of silence then a mess :)

I'd be interseted to know what investment is going on too.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Jan 2008, 23:00
Replies: 44
Views: 2,052
Posted By Mit
Re: Planetarion: Some Thoughts and Suggestions

not specifically aimed at MH (been there, seen it, done it, got the t-shirt etc) or you but applications to PATeam / Jolt to help do things for PA tend to go un-noticed (or left with no answer) - see...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Jan 2008, 23:39
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

Looking at the latest news article, it is not very use friendly forcing them to copy the url's out to use them (they should be clickable)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Jan 2008, 23:32
Replies: 101
Views: 5,041
Posted By Mit
Re: Round 25 MH Announcement

haven't we been there before? :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Dec 2007, 19:09
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

Looks like the idea has died on its ass :)

No change at all.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Oct 2007, 11:00
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

and thats where the biggest problem is - the attitude towards teh game from them. it could potentially make much more for them with a little investment.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Oct 2007, 15:45
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

But people have come forwards to do this, to be longer term. I guess Jolt have been stung a bit more in the past with people coming / going, I guess you can't expect miracles for nothing :)

cant'...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Oct 2007, 15:42
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

You do need some content on there however to actually attract the user - the biggest thing I've found to work is a changing image right at in the middle - http://tim.igoe.me.uk/files/Planetarion.png...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Oct 2007, 12:46
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

I even spent time putting together a rough mockup design to help show what could be done - http://tim.igoe.me.uk/files/Planetarion.png - shows you how long ago I did that - mid jan. That was by no...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Oct 2007, 11:03
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

exactly :) a portal would be far more useful than a free round that isn't obvious that it even exists, is free etc.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Oct 2007, 10:41
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

Because leaving admits the problem exists where as pretending to carry on makes it look `better` :)

IMO, instead of a free round, a professional portal would do far more to bring users into the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Oct 2007, 09:33
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

But, When PATeam come to the community, asking people to put BIDS in to re-develop the site, the implies someone being paid to do the job properly - people did respond (myself included), then got...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Oct 2007, 16:24
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

Forums and portal should come together under 'community sites' rather than anything else. They should be worked on seperately, they should be more tied together, this will help to drive the community...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Oct 2007, 15:45
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

Phil - it always was very cliquey, even when I was involved. It does nothing to help the game at all, no.

I wasn't asking to become part of PA Team again, not even trying that. I was asked by Kal...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Oct 2007, 13:25
Replies: 122
Views: 6,339
Posted By Mit
Re: The portal (again)

I was asked about putting forward a 'bid' to develop the passport, to be just what your saying - not doing anything on the game, not being busy managing things day to day etc but purely concentrating...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Oct 2007, 23:40
Replies: 22
Views: 1,842
Posted By Mit
Re: The new PA Forums look and feel

If you could swap the horid sky for something else (another wide perhaps?) then its really easy to 'hide' both of the banners within the content - they are known to have a much better click through...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Oct 2007, 23:39
Replies: 22
Views: 1,842
Posted By Mit
Re: The new PA Forums look and feel

Only just seen the new design on the forum, been way too busy with other things.

First thoughts - way too much space wasted with the header at the top (just like the portal) - login could, and...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 12 Sep 2007, 20:00
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By Mit
Re: portal site needs more connection with the game

There was already discussions abou tthe new portal going on http://pirate.planetarion.com/showthread.php?t=195266
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Sep 2007, 16:27
Replies: 25
Views: 2,562
Posted By Mit
Re: Skin Competition - Round 23

That was a skin made for Planetarion Round 8 I believe - I hosted the set of 4 when it was decided that they weren't to be used.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Sep 2007, 23:32
Replies: 76
Views: 3,454
Posted By Mit
Re: http://www.planetarion.com/

Another random thing I've just noticed...

"Copyright ©2000 - 2007, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd." - Jelsoft have NOTHING to do with the portal, planetarion or anything associated to it, so god knows...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Sep 2007, 22:47
Replies: 76
Views: 3,454
Posted By Mit
Re: http://www.planetarion.com/

:o indeed, that was only a quick 'mockup', didn't spend masses of time doing that.
Forum: General Discussions 7 Sep 2007, 22:44
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By Mit
Re: Tiscali troubles...

Freedom2Surf

They were investigating it, and passed it through - the sale IS going ahead.

I'm looking for a new ISP now.
Forum: General Discussions 7 Sep 2007, 19:35
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By Mit
Re: Tiscali troubles...

Phoning an Indian call center by any chance? Trying to get support from Tiscali is DIRE, don't even try :(

Get a new ISP!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Sep 2007, 19:01
Replies: 76
Views: 3,454
Posted By Mit
Re: http://www.planetarion.com/

That isn't a bad design AndroX, I seem to rememebr seeing it ages back. Its certainly better than whats there - it has a consistant theme which is a good starting point.

I'm assuming from the lack...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Sep 2007, 18:54
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By Mit
Re: Tiscali troubles...

I've had very bad experiences with Tiscali in the past (dial up days - the ISP I was with then resold their service, I didn't realise this for a bit) and I have known plenty of people have issues...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Sep 2007, 08:30
Replies: 15
Views: 1,333
Posted By Mit
Re: Unreliable NetGamers

Sometimes I think she's more stable Smudge :p
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Sep 2007, 13:24
Replies: 76
Views: 3,454
Posted By Mit
Re: http://www.planetarion.com/

Normally, in situations / positions like they are... teh 2 banners are 'merged' to form one big corner banner. The play together to form one larger banner instead of 2 copies of the same ting.
...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Sep 2007, 21:18
Replies: 76
Views: 3,454
Posted By Mit
Re: http://www.planetarion.com/

I have seen very little to do with Planetarion since i left in Rnd 11, having seen the portal now, I'd have no idea what the game is about, what the point of signing up is, why I'd want to sign up...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Sep 2007, 21:13
Replies: 76
Views: 3,454
Posted By Mit
Re: http://www.planetarion.com/

Banners can be positioned so they can be very effective, in perfect sight, but not so 'in your face'. Problem is, at the moment there is a serious lack of anything on there, so they are taking up the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Sep 2007, 21:11
Replies: 76
Views: 3,454
Posted By Mit
Re: http://www.planetarion.com/

Have a look at teh design I did for the portal bid a while back... you really need something big and in your face like the 'prompt panel' that I'd put on the design.

More than just move the text....
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Sep 2007, 19:45
Replies: 76
Views: 3,454
Posted By Mit
Re: http://www.planetarion.com/

I've just seen the large virtical banner's now showing... thats pushed the 'sign up now' for round 23 right off the bottom of my screen (and i'm hardly 'low' res - 1280x1024).

For somethign that...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Sep 2007, 22:34
Replies: 76
Views: 3,454
Posted By Mit
Re: http://www.planetarion.com/

I don't know on that one :) I heard very little after I submitted my bid.

One of the major things we do at work is community sites / portals etc mainly for console gaming more than web based...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Sep 2007, 22:19
Replies: 76
Views: 3,454
Posted By Mit
Re: http://www.planetarion.com/

Good lord... I hadn't looked until now... erm. That is bad.

vBulletin is a nightmare to skin, I know this, we manage many community forums at work.

Again the same theme of putting bad colours...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Sep 2007, 12:10
Replies: 76
Views: 3,454
Posted By Mit
Re: http://www.planetarion.com/

Wakey - red / black is bad for people who are Red/Green colour blind - as the reds show as shades of Grey, but not with the variation of shades of grey enough to distinguish dark red from black. (as...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Aug 2007, 23:14
Replies: 50
Views: 7,993
Posted By Mit
Re: OMG! The baby is still going??!!!

Oh yes, massively.

While I don't post... I do lurk :p
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 Aug 2007, 21:29
Replies: 50
Views: 7,993
Posted By Mit
Re: OMG! The baby is still going??!!!

Wow, Zeus - not seen you about for abit :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Aug 2007, 15:26
Replies: 238
Views: 39,740
Posted By Mit
Re: Old timers... (R1-R10)

FAnG - that'd be where I recognise you from.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Aug 2007, 18:53
Replies: 238
Views: 39,740
Posted By Mit
Re: Old timers... (R1-R10)

Anakin, now tehres a nick i remember.

But don't ask me where from cos I ain't got a clue.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Apr 2007, 23:14
Replies: 31
Views: 2,268
Posted By Mit
Re: Just saying hi

Long time no see.. left here ages ago but occasionally check back :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Feb 2007, 14:49
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By Mit
Re: Move the portal off the front page.

Having a front splash won't affect SEO enough to be a worry, all the content will still be the same and the search engines will pick up on the portal being at a seperate URL.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Feb 2007, 22:38
Replies: 27
Views: 2,130
Posted By Mit
Re: Portal Developer Needed

did anymore happen with this...?

I know a second bid was submitted.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jan 2007, 02:34
Replies: 27
Views: 2,130
Posted By Mit
Re: Portal Developer Needed

hrm, sounds very similar to a project I developed for PA many moons ago (The Round 10 "Planetarion Passport". The core was there, albeit not perfect it did what was needed from a passport/portal but...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Dec 2006, 19:33
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By Mit
Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish

I do still lurk around these parts occasionally.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Dec 2006, 14:28
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By Mit
Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish

Counting the days, thats just sad :p

Have fun with the freedom ;) I thought I'd have so much more time when i finished, so much for that... just loads of other stuff to do.

No doubt see you at...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 May 2006, 00:26
Replies: 103
Views: 3,728
Posted By Mit
Re: G-lined ([0] Spaming ** Banned until Mon May 8 00:06:17 2006)

It says 00:06:17 - 6 minutes past midnight. However the servers will be running on GMT. So, we have 40 mins to wait.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 May 2006, 00:15
Replies: 103
Views: 3,728
Posted By Mit
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 May 2006, 00:14
Replies: 103
Views: 3,728
Posted By Mit
Re: G-lined ([0] Spaming ** Banned until Mon May 8 00:06:17 2006)

What a muppet, who WAS the oper that did that?

What a stupid mistake to make, typo'd an all
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Aug 2005, 00:40
Replies: 87
Views: 2,561
Posted By Mit
Re: Jolt & Netgamers

I'm probably missing something large here.. but surely the ticker happens at the 'tick', therefor lots of work for a short time.

Not that language matters, tis the implementation counts - so...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Aug 2005, 00:37
Replies: 87
Views: 2,561
Posted By Mit
Re: Jolt & Netgamers

PA _HAD_ a largely completed PHP version of PA that I was doing before real life took over.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Aug 2005, 12:06
Replies: 87
Views: 2,561
Posted By Mit
Re: Jolt & Netgamers

I'm interested how you work that one out :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 10 Aug 2005, 17:08
Replies: 25
Views: 1,029
Posted By Mit
Re: Mid round shuffle

Something that has been going on for rounds - i was asked rounds and rounds ago - its up to pateam who gives in first. obviously from what you've said the team are giving in :rolleyes:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2005, 22:26
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By Mit
Re: Will pilkara be updated?

http://tim.igoe.me.uk/patools too

/me expects some slagging off by those pro pilkara people
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 19 Jul 2005, 11:21
Replies: 2
Views: 1,239
Posted By Mit
Re: setting up a wireless ad-hoc network.

Sharing internet with XP is easy - find the properties of the internet connection, iirc there is then a 'sharing' tab - enable it to the wireless interface. It'll set the IP of your XP pro box to...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 16 Jul 2005, 19:18
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By Mit
Re: 64 bit OS

Linux is Linux, not Windows...

saying that, you can use 'wine' (www.winehq.org) to run _some_ Windows apps

or PAY for Cedega (www.transgaming.com) to play some DirectX games.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 16 Jul 2005, 19:11
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By Mit
Re: Good (Free) Online Forum?

www.forumer.com - Work used to use one here, it was a bit slow at times, but otherwise ok :)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 16 Jul 2005, 19:10
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By Mit
Re: 64 bit OS

There are various 64 bit distributions

Ubuntu - http://se.releases.ubuntu.com/5.04/ubuntu-5.04-install-amd64.iso
a very simple distro for starting off

Fedora -...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 15 Jul 2005, 11:17
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mit
Re: Interested in learning c#?

Mono is good, I'm using it (and MonoDevelop) on Linux to try learning c#

Granted it doesn't support everything perfectly yet, but its definately improving fast as with lots of open source things...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2005, 15:34
Replies: 56
Views: 5,991
Posted By Mit
Re: Why is the new game @ game.planetarion.com

If they are stuck behind websense that is filtering out things - its doing it for a reason. To bypass it will be going against company policies and could end up with disciplinary measures being...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2005, 15:32
Replies: 56
Views: 5,991
Posted By Mit
Re: Why is the new game @ game.planetarion.com

where i used to work, they blocked forums.gentoo.org - no valid reason for doing so but it was banned for weeks.

Admins like to do daft things to annoy users :rolleyes:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2005, 14:40
Replies: 56
Views: 5,991
Posted By Mit
Re: Why is the new game @ game.planetarion.com

rofl - if the admins waent to block planetarion - they'll just block '.planetarion.com' and not 'game'

as for cookies, you can easily use the current 'server vhost' (certainly from within PHP /...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 10 Jul 2005, 10:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mit
Re: Interested in learning c#?

Yuo can get a copy fo the 'express' version of Visual Studio from the M$ website.

I have it on CD somewhere, free on a mag a few months back.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 25 Jun 2005, 20:53
Replies: 42
Views: 1,971
Posted By Mit
Re: Broadband

lucky sod :p
Forum: Programming and Discussion 24 Jun 2005, 19:40
Replies: 42
Views: 1,971
Posted By Mit
Re: Broadband

I'll back that up - very good service and they dont' block ports allowing you to host anything (including email services). Static IP - useful for hosting.

Support is very good, if not the quickest...
Forum: Departing PA Messages 24 Jun 2005, 19:08
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By Mit
Re: Its over

Another familiar face retires :o

dropping like flies
Forum: Programming and Discussion 5 Jun 2005, 22:07
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By Mit
Re: write from php to pdf

Hardly useful for a 'pdf exporter' for a dynamic web page. Can't get your users doing that - for one, that'd require a LOT downloading OOo (which isn't going to happen)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 5 Jun 2005, 00:32
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By Mit
Re: write from php to pdf

As the title suggests, its converting from a PHP script to a PDF - not a normal office document. But yes, the OOo PDF exporter is good at normal office docs to PDF.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 1 Jun 2005, 14:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By Mit
Re: write from php to pdf

http://www.phpbuilder.com/columns/perugini20001026.php3

I tried PDFLib, decided it was a pain and gave up :(
...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 15 May 2005, 20:11
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By Mit
Re: New computer causing problems

I've seen issues with installing WinXP onto a SATA controller.

If you have a working machine, you can try "slipstreaming" service pack 2 and producing a new bootable CD with SP2 pre installed....
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 15 May 2005, 01:49
Replies: 18
Views: 2,016
Posted By Mit
Re: Xbox 360 pic

Its the same with all consoles though, make a loss on the box... rake in the cash from licencing for games.
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 14 May 2005, 16:49
Replies: 18
Views: 2,016
Posted By Mit
Re: Xbox 360 pic

i'd guess 256MB from what i've seen

and $300 was a rough guessed price
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 14 May 2005, 15:39
Replies: 18
Views: 2,016
Posted By Mit
Re: Xbox 360 pic

Its Microsoft. Its bound to get critisims

3 * 3.2GHz - now that -would- make a nice Linux server >:)

/me joins in :D
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 14 May 2005, 12:26
Replies: 18
Views: 2,016
Posted By Mit
Re: Xbox 360 pic

yep

* CPU with three IBM PowerPC 3.2Ghz cores
* ATI 500MHz graphics processor
* 48 billion shader operations per second
* 512Mb GDDR3 RAM of memory
* Removable and upgradeable 20Gb...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 14 May 2005, 12:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By Mit
Re: New computer causing problems

Tried a diff version of Windows (I'm guessing your trying with XP there)

Other suggestion, try booting the machine from something like a Knoppix Linux LiveCD - see if it actually boots all the way...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 May 2005, 12:01
Replies: 46
Views: 2,175
Posted By Mit
Re: Retiring

*waves*
Don't forget the postcard ;)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Apr 2005, 22:47
Replies: 46
Views: 2,175
Posted By Mit
Re: Retiring

Don't be silly. No team member can ever get fully 100% away :rolleyes:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Apr 2005, 12:57
Replies: 46
Views: 2,175
Posted By Mit
Re: Retiring

Nice work over the years ;) multihunting and support certainly does take its toll, i know.. i did it for long enough :(

But everyone has to move on at some point.

Don't forget to send us a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2005, 14:27
Replies: 128
Views: 5,257
Posted By Mit
Re: www.planetarion.com

Indeed JC, I've been lurking and reading occasionally... bit too busy to do anymore thou.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2005, 13:52
Replies: 128
Views: 5,257
Posted By Mit
Re: www.planetarion.com

Congrats, you can read :p i do occasionally read here still, even if i'm not involved with the game anymore.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Jan 2005, 04:27
Replies: 128
Views: 5,257
Posted By Mit
Re: www.planetarion.com

Nice to see the hive of activity :rolleyes:
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Aug 2004, 12:25
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Mit
Re: rollback

cos the system involves somsone manually stopping it... can't get to it, can't stop it :-/
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Aug 2004, 14:03
Replies: 262
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mit
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

dual p3 1ghz, 1gb ram, 20gb scsi iirc
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Aug 2004, 13:40
Replies: 262
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mit
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

forums are on cs-maps.jolt.co.uk

wheebl is on 195.149.21.9 (which is the same as what i recall the "pa db" being on - be it forums db or game, i ain't sure)

if its the case that its the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Aug 2004, 10:14
Replies: 262
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mit
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

What I Was told was the PA DB server, is in the .jolt.co.uk domain space and has the same IP as one of Jolt's webservers. Without saying which one. but, i'd be VERY supprised if it is... perhaps its...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Aug 2004, 22:11
Replies: 262
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mit
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

As far as I remember, the DB was on one of Jolt's servers... (this is what i was told, i was never given any form of game server / db server access) so u can count that server out.
Forums - again...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Aug 2004, 15:16
Replies: 262
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mit
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

none and correct. (afaik)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Aug 2004, 11:29
Replies: 262
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mit
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

Staff is Spinner, biffy is hired by Jolt to do other things, PA comes under his job thou...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Aug 2004, 10:30
Replies: 262
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mit
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

how about, you pay for a 'X' MB pipe, and can then share it for whatever is needed. No other limits other than physical bandwidth.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Aug 2004, 18:31
Replies: 262
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mit
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

Never was sure where teh 'db server' was, but the forums are on another jolt server (http://cs-maps.jolt.co.uk)

;; ANSWER SECTION:
pirate.planetarion.com. 71264 IN A ...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Aug 2004, 17:47
Replies: 262
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mit
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

Jolt is not the ISP, Nildram is the ISP that holds the backbone to Jolt's hosting. (from my traceroute - and i'm not on Nildram before someone says something like that)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Aug 2004, 17:24
Replies: 262
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mit
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

Bad SQL, un-normalised or missing an index (i did it with the toolkit before now when i was still learning - missed putting an index on the planets table 'oops')

What happened in old PA when you...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Aug 2004, 17:21
Replies: 262
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mit
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

-if- rendering was gonna be server side... forgot that option ;)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Aug 2004, 17:00
Replies: 262
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mit
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

When i started re-coding for rnd 11 using PHP, one of hte requirements was to keep compatibility with OLD browsers (Netscape 4.x) - i did get moaned at for the first passport (that horrible green and...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Aug 2004, 16:55
Replies: 262
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mit
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

I could also say i used to run my toolkit from a UK ADSL Line (512k down, 256k up) - i know its not quite the same as the game itself, but it was well used (and i know that machine hosted a 'simple'...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Aug 2004, 16:46
Replies: 262
Views: 5,696
Posted By Mit
Re: Responses from Jolt to your questions.

Simple...

[email protected] tim $ tracepath www.jolt.co.uk

2: lon1-9.nildram.net (213.208.106.194) 64.896ms
3: jolt-gw.nildram.net (195.149.20.126) 64.891ms
...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Mar 2004, 22:44
Replies: 39
Views: 2,972
Posted By Mit
Re: My Sad News

Thanks for all the comments, I shall be staying around IRC and #planetarion etc just not as active due to real life commitments (work / vavara)

You know where to find me - leave the bouncer...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Mar 2004, 21:09
Replies: 39
Views: 2,972
Posted By Mit
My Sad News

It is my sad news to tell you all that i shall be leaving PA. Due to various reasons, mainly being that i'm going to concentrate on real life, having a job that takes up so much effort, a wonderful...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 22 Mar 2004, 20:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By Mit
Re: Booting from a DVD

Knoppix WON'T touch ur Hard disk (unless you ask it to) - Knoppix will allow more than just webbrowsing (full word processing etc, even SOME basic games)

Correct, it boots soley from the CD.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 22 Mar 2004, 19:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By Mit
Re: Booting from a DVD

I wouldn't lke to boot windows from a CD, i know 3.1 / 95 CAN be booted from CD, but they were slower than off a HD, and, imo noisier When in use. Get ur HD to spin down when not used? (after say...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 17 Mar 2004, 17:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Mit
Re: PHPMyAdmin Question

u only stated that u didn't have shell acc to the REMOTE machine, so i assumed u had it on local and could do that :P
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 15 Mar 2004, 11:37
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Mit
Re: New skins for r11

heh, yeah, realised i've forgotten that... will sort when i get home :)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 13 Mar 2004, 23:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Mit
Re: PHPMyAdmin Question

use the 'mysql' client and then the source command
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 8 Mar 2004, 21:54
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Mit
Re: New skins for r11

I forgot to put this out for all earlier, but here is teh template skin.

www.planetarion.com/skin.zip
Forum: Programming and Discussion 6 Mar 2004, 11:57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By Mit
Re: "Hey, NetSky, f*** off you bitch!"

I expect spam email to that address anyway (most of its filtered out), but, thats not where i get most of my junk. my private addresses gets more spam :/ and some to my uni acc now, heh.

Correct,...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 5 Mar 2004, 16:18
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By Mit
Re: "Hey, NetSky, f*** off you bitch!"

I noticed that one too megla, spam by the bucket load :/

As if i don't get enough already :rolleyes:
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 2 Mar 2004, 22:51
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Mit
Re: planetarion (3rd party) clients

a - yes theres sockets, but i fail to see how that'll help - it would need a server software thing writing of its own, or use the webpages and re-interpret (thus defeating the b/w saving point)

...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 2 Mar 2004, 22:21
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Mit
Re: planetarion (3rd party) clients

Simple answer, No.

Long answer, No, a) due to the extra work involved and b) Planetarion is a WEB BASED game, so having a client, would take it away from the web for the most part. c) things...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Feb 2004, 16:59
Replies: 104
Views: 4,759
Posted By Mit
Re: With only the hard-core players left...

Code is already in place to delete inactive planets after 72hrs :)
can easily be changed to move them instead. (this is in rnd 11 dev)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 17 Feb 2004, 11:45
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Mit
Re: New skins for r11

I will be sorting out a base template this week, will put it on the portal (slightly more like teh OLD style skin with a few mods to it).
Forum: Programming and Discussion 16 Feb 2004, 16:40
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By Mit
Re: Upgraded PHP, annoying errors...

crossed meanings, i mean turn OFF the "hide errors" thing while developing and then on when u upload, thus u CAN see the errors on Dev and not on Live :)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 13 Feb 2004, 12:05
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By Mit
Re: MS Windows source accessed by hackers

it could be good at the same time as being disaterous thou... it might make MS realise how many security problems there is, thus we might eventually get a secure OS from them (we can hope)

from...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 10 Feb 2004, 11:21
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By Mit
Re: Upgraded PHP, annoying errors...

You'd know cos you would have the thing turned off while developing and then turn it on when you upload to the live server....

don't tell me, you edit the live copy? :rolleyes:
Forum: Programming and Discussion 9 Feb 2004, 17:25
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By Mit
Re: Upgraded PHP, annoying errors...

Hence why i said about having it OFF for development and ON for live :)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 9 Feb 2004, 16:34
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By Mit
Re: Upgraded PHP, annoying errors...

You can turn off error messages on a per page basis... turn them on for development and off on the live server? :)

don't just have hte command here, will have a look when i get home :)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 9 Feb 2004, 16:13
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By Mit
Re: Network admins and broadcasting

No, they don't.. broadcast traffic eats bandwidth and turns a switch based network into a hub based (i.e. everyone is copied the data which in most cases isn't needed)

*looks at his works...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 8 Feb 2004, 10:08
Replies: 16
Views: 1,688
Posted By Mit
Re: bittorent and linux

"screen btdown.... " to start the thing then
screen -r <pid> to reattach to it to check it :)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 30 Jan 2004, 00:56
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By Mit
Re: That bloody MyDoom worm...

Nasty begger that one, not opened any but i'm getting about 60-70 / day atm to my @planetarion.com address. Thank god for webmail :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Jan 2004, 17:44
Replies: 26
Views: 1,313
Posted By Mit
Re: I hardly dare to ask,but.... speedround???

there WILL be more than just the one speed round... i can tell u that for free :D (and no, not like we've said before, these will DEFINATELY happen :D)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Jan 2004, 13:25
Replies: 79
Views: 3,709
Posted By Mit
Re: Planetarion News Update

i've not seen ANY of the PaX code (due to NDA issues which are now solved)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 28 Jan 2004, 13:23
Replies: 79
Views: 3,709
Posted By Mit
Re: Planetarion News Update

I shall be improving the tools, obviously i'm not going to say what they will and won't do (as it gives people chance to 'evade' them) as for hunters, i'll be looking at getting some ppl in to help,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 Jan 2004, 22:41
Replies: 17
Views: 2,333
Posted By Mit
Re: Development Update (27/01/2004)

and busy coding i am :D
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Jan 2004, 15:50
Replies: 81
Views: 2,893
Posted By Mit
Re: Give people something to do

All well and good, but, even if we had the database, we still don't have the source code thus old pa would be just that, old pa and wouldn't evolve, so we'd be back to having to write a new game in a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 26 Jan 2004, 13:50
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Mit
Re: What happened to.....

Now things have started moving agian (see post by biffy) we shall start to sort out things like that, i for one would be willing to answer Q's about rnd 11 and what i'm doing on it :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 25 Jan 2004, 22:01
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By Mit
Re: Opensource anyone?

Erm, Why do i think Jolt won't go for that one.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Jan 2004, 18:54
Replies: 81
Views: 2,893
Posted By Mit
Re: Give people something to do

Bash : 20, 21 in just over a week.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Jan 2004, 11:19
Replies: 81
Views: 2,893
Posted By Mit
Re: Give people something to do

1) as we KEEP saying, between all of us, the old game has unfortunately been lost....
2) An NDA has been agreed and signed and sent back to jolt, however things have changed from Jolt's side and...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 23 Jan 2004, 20:20
Replies: 16
Views: 1,688
Posted By Mit
Re: bittorent and linux

it starts slowly, but gets quicker. works fine for me and gives me full d/l rates (capped by the upload ofc)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 23 Jan 2004, 19:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,688
Posted By Mit
Re: bittorent and linux

thats working then, it needs to actually connect to some "peers" before the download will start. If ur behind a proxy, that could cause some issues...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jan 2004, 13:09
Replies: 81
Views: 2,893
Posted By Mit
Re: Give people something to do

I'd agree, something needs doing, we're doing all we can at the moment, but a small disagreement on the NDA front is proving a few problems.

Bashar, we cannot run an old style PA game, we're...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 22 Jan 2004, 22:20
Replies: 16
Views: 1,688
Posted By Mit
Re: bittorent and linux

btdownloadheadless.py (its in the linux installer somewhere, i just emerged it on gentoo)

use --max-upload to limit upload rate and --url to specify the url to the torrent file :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 16 Jan 2004, 13:31
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By Mit
Re: W A P

It might be worth thinking about as an extra, but ath the moment, i think getting the game running is a priority. I shall add it to the list of things to look into thou (maybe if a different payment...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jan 2004, 00:47
Replies: 134
Views: 4,922
Posted By Mit
Re: Pld!

I shall correct you then, what A2 said is correct. I HAVE a copy of the .fcg files (compiled C++ iirc) but, no copy of the sybase database (it got corrupted, wouldn't start and i needed the diskspace...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Jan 2004, 17:50
Replies: 51
Views: 1,992
Posted By Mit
Re: Reveal all formulas

I don't think u need to know exact forumula cos that'd bring back the '1337ism' from ppl calcing perfect fleets and removing that element of guesswork.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Jan 2004, 14:16
Replies: 51
Views: 1,992
Posted By Mit
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Jan 2004, 21:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By Mit
Re: Old members

irc.netgamers.org:6667 - #planetarion would be a good start :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Jan 2004, 17:47
Replies: 92
Views: 4,011
Posted By Mit
Re: mr brick's departure. facts

What a load of crap.
I'm not doing this for money, i'm doing it for the sake of the game. MrB wsan't being paid, nor am i or Karm, none of us are doing this for the money. See as i've said before,...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 31 Dec 2003, 19:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By Mit
Re: Need Webmaster

little bit more descriptive about what u want help with might be a good idea
Forum: Programming and Discussion 30 Dec 2003, 23:44
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Mit
Re: scandisk for linux?

if its like my distro, login at the console as root (/root is the home and not /home/root) and then u can unmount the drive and run e2fsck
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Dec 2003, 14:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By Mit
Re: Is There a Mailing List?

Depends on ur definition of mailing lists... i've seen mass mailers on the forums, but never lists as such (thats what mailman is for)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Dec 2003, 11:16
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By Mit
Re: Is There a Mailing List?

Not afaik, no it doesn't
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Dec 2003, 00:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By Mit
Re: Is There a Mailing List?

It is on my list of things to sort, have a 'test' one set up at home, will implement as soon as i can :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Dec 2003, 23:17
Replies: 70
Views: 3,936
Posted By Mit
Re: Current State of PA and Jolts involvement

Correct, Price isn't up to us... there is nothing we can do about it. the game cannot be run for NOTHING, it costs to host, it costs for servers / bandwidth etc... even the "free" clones, SOMEONE is...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Dec 2003, 20:03
Replies: 70
Views: 3,936
Posted By Mit
Re: Current State of PA and Jolts involvement

However, i will add, i do occasionally wonder why myself when all i get is constant moaning on IRC, in email and on the forums. We can't make you ALL happy with EVERY decision. However, and ideas,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Dec 2003, 17:50
Replies: 92
Views: 4,011
Posted By Mit
Re: mr brick's departure. facts

Yes, but a phone number is helpful... the only people that do have his phone number, TRIED to contact him to get the answer phone constantly... it is not like we didn't try to contact him to find out...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Dec 2003, 17:46
Replies: 70
Views: 3,936
Posted By Mit
Re: Current State of PA and Jolts involvement

Yes, i've now managed to start on something for rnd 11 and no, i don't have access to Round 10's code...

I'm personally doing it, because a) i enjoy coding and enjoy a challenge... and b) i've...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Dec 2003, 21:59
Replies: 127
Views: 6,513
Posted By Mit
Re: So what is PA Team now?

I didn't say it wasn't... and i won't be the _only_ one to have access, plus, i have a few ideas for a better web admin interface thats more useful.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Dec 2003, 21:27
Replies: 127
Views: 6,513
Posted By Mit
Re: So what is PA Team now?

we are all equal, we are all envolved in making decisions (as are all of PATeam for that matter) just that they don't need access to some servers, like i don't need access (and won't have) to the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Dec 2003, 21:16
Replies: 127
Views: 6,513
Posted By Mit
Re: So what is PA Team now?

My point exactly, hence why forums ppl dont' need access to the games server etc.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Dec 2003, 20:53
Replies: 127
Views: 6,513
Posted By Mit
Re: So what is PA Team now?

not my little gif, and no, why give people who don't need access, access to a machine (that they might not be able to use anyway) - Forums people don't need access to game boxes etc. Only the people...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Dec 2003, 20:43
Replies: 127
Views: 6,513
Posted By Mit
Re: So what is PA Team now?

a) 5 new leaders http://pirate.planetarion.com/pateam.gif (as per the portal post)
b) yes, it has been blown a bit out of control, partly due to 'rumours', partly due to others 'bending' the truth,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Dec 2003, 17:19
Replies: 127
Views: 6,513
Posted By Mit
Re: So what is PA Team now?

Exactly the point, you all know ONE side of the story (MrBrick's side)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Dec 2003, 17:10
Replies: 127
Views: 6,513
Posted By Mit
Re: So what is PA Team now?

I see what actually happened being twisted a bit...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Dec 2003, 17:06
Replies: 127
Views: 6,513
Posted By Mit
Re: So what is PA Team now?

Take over, no, rescue and revive, yes
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Dec 2003, 17:05
Replies: 127
Views: 6,513
Posted By Mit
Re: So what is PA Team now?

No one other than myself -needs- acccess to the servers.
And no, not yet (other than fudge) - its not just access thats needed, its knowing how the system works and how to do the rollback too. You...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Dec 2003, 21:27
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Mit
Re: will mr post on Departing PA Messages ?

If he wants to post something, its up to him :) but, if he's not leaving, he doesn't need to ofc ;)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Dec 2003, 18:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By Mit
Re: An Example to Follow

http://www.planetarion.com/index.php?module=news

that was hard to find (try clicking the 'news' link)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Dec 2003, 17:38
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By Mit
Re: An Example to Follow

All well and good, but when the login is -down- how do you tyhink its gonna forward ppl to somewhere else? :)
the link could be changed from the passport, but nothing can be done about those who go...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Dec 2003, 16:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By Mit
Re: An Example to Follow

We ended up with a forum and portal that didn't say the same thing... or one had one lot of info and it wasn't on the other. In theory we should use the SAME posts for both... heh, might be possible...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Dec 2003, 16:07
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By Mit
Re: An Example to Follow

I do read the suggestions forum often Maddix, yes, communication is something that definately needs improvements and i know my post on Sunday was 'brief' to say the least. Its a common case of we...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Dec 2003, 17:27
Replies: 128
Views: 5,319
Posted By Mit
Re: Is it ilegal to be hacked??

Can't even remember what you wrote,

I quote an email i got from the forums with the post in it

Hence the 'learn what hacking' comment was about.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Dec 2003, 14:20
Replies: 128
Views: 5,319
Posted By Mit
Re: Is it ilegal to be hacked??

Nice try btw Grim, learn what hacking is thou. Its NOT a nick change btw :p
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Dec 2003, 16:01
Replies: 128
Views: 5,319
Posted By Mit
Re: Is it ilegal to be hacked??

I will stick to my principles, and NOT discuss any closures here on the boards.

But, i will say this, that i get more suspicious of those that go to the boards for 'support' to try and get...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Dec 2003, 17:42
Replies: 128
Views: 5,319
Posted By Mit
Re: Is it ilegal to be hacked??

I'm yet to see this "proof" that he says he has :)


btw DoS attacks are not the same as being Hacked ;)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Dec 2003, 18:00
Replies: 91
Views: 8,844
Posted By Mit
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Dec 2003, 15:06
Replies: 128
Views: 5,319
Posted By Mit
Re: Is it ilegal to be hacked??

a) cos its free b) cos its not P2P ;)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Dec 2003, 14:45
Replies: 128
Views: 5,319
Posted By Mit
Re: Is it ilegal to be hacked??

/me shows you the suggestions forum

Whats wrong, go say... i'm compiling a list of things for the future of PA at the moment, working out what we can do for Rnd 11.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Dec 2003, 14:17
Replies: 128
Views: 5,319
Posted By Mit
Re: Is it ilegal to be hacked??

*sigh* why can't people quote logs properly.... i did NOT say that at all.
We do a lot to keep this game going, without us the game would certainaly be no more... I do sometimes wonder why i put up...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Dec 2003, 21:32
Replies: 128
Views: 5,319
Posted By Mit
Re: Is it ilegal to be hacked??

Closed THEN told us :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Dec 2003, 18:00
Replies: 128
Views: 5,319
Posted By Mit
Re: Is it ilegal to be hacked??

lol, refuse... heh, nope, never have... with a hunting case, it is for the person in question to COME TO US to prove his innocence, we don't have thte time to go hunting for and questioning everyone,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Dec 2003, 17:55
Replies: 128
Views: 5,319
Posted By Mit
Re: Is it ilegal to be hacked??

Why do ppl always come to the forums for 'support' when a cheating case is being dealt with *sigh*

Grim, your not hte person involed, its not your business, keep out. The person in question...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Dec 2003, 23:02
Replies: 128
Views: 5,319
Posted By Mit
Re: Is it ilegal to be hacked??

*sigh* why is ppl try to get support wherever they can... the case is being looked into, it is NOTHING to dow ith you... keep out and wait, the person in question will be told the result of further...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Dec 2003, 16:58
Replies: 18
Uhm
Views: 946
Posted By Mit
Re: Uhm

Planets will NOT be dleted if they are in NO alliance, the ones that will be closed, are ones that have used the removing of the 72hr limit to alliance hop and join another alliance quickly without...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Dec 2003, 16:25
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By Mit
Re: Planetarion UP and TICKING

I know about that message, i can't just update the 'news ticker' from here, will do when i get back home :P
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Dec 2003, 17:25
Replies: 38
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mit
Re: Question about R11 and beyond...

www.planetarion.com... never see hey ;)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Dec 2003, 11:15
Replies: 38
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mit
Re: Question about R11 and beyond...

Found any bugs in the passport yet? (Note, i said PASSPORT and not Support or Polls or Paypment as they were done by others) If so, everyones done a good job at hiding them from me. I think not. :)
...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Dec 2003, 11:12
Replies: 38
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mit
Re: Question about R11 and beyond...

An NDA is more than a 'quick' agreement, when things like FULL Access to servers, us being 'employees' of jolt etc are envolved. This is not just a quick and simple "be good or else" type of...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 6 Dec 2003, 21:59
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By Mit
Re: delayed fleets

Being able to 'delay' fleets would also have other consequences... like making deliberate fleet catching hard...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Dec 2003, 19:37
Replies: 38
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mit
Re: Question about R11 and beyond...

Jolt do care about PA.

Reason we don't have access to the code, is as Leshy rightly said. the paper work has not been sorted yet.

Round 11, i don't know if it will be a start from scratch or...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Dec 2003, 14:42
Replies: 38
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mit
Re: Question about R11 and beyond...

for obvious reasons, jolt won't just give out the full code to a game they own to none employees / none official jolt staff.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Dec 2003, 14:40
Replies: 38
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mit
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Dec 2003, 11:52
Replies: 38
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mit
Re: Question about R11 and beyond...

the planetarion 'leagues' is a stop gap while round 11 is coded due to delays getting started, with spinner leaving and none of us having rnd 10's code etc.

Round 11 will exist, and will be the...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 5 Dec 2003, 13:47
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By Mit
Re: In game alliance features

I've been compiling a good list of things alliances want in a website

Member leaves notification, should be there....
Change co-ords, not something i'd thought about, will add it
Attack / Def...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 3 Dec 2003, 19:45
Replies: 41
Views: 1,897
Posted By Mit
Re: linux

Windows more secure than Linux... yeah right.

I know exactly what is going on with my Linux machine, as for the windows one... heh, who knows what MS do :) all closed source, they can hide alsorts...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Nov 2003, 23:30
Replies: 34
Views: 2,879
Posted By Mit
Re: HR Public W00fage 2 (Maybe)

Pics on www.pa.com ? (if so, i have access, speak to me)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 20 Nov 2003, 18:17
Replies: 35
Views: 1,921
Posted By Mit
Re: Constructions / Research

Now, heres a thought... linking the old and the new Const / Res styles together...

Some researches require certain constructions to be started and ofc you don't get some constructions without...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Nov 2003, 18:08
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By Mit
Re: Allies And Communications Suggestion

I like the idea, and have added it to my list of Rnd 11 suggestions as its very simple to implement. 2 things i will say thou, one, it won't show alliances as the HCs will kcik up a right fuss :P and...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Nov 2003, 00:09
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By Mit
Re: Combat (2/2)

they were the first that came to mind, i've added an 'another' which u can write down here :D
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 19 Nov 2003, 00:05
Replies: 35
Views: 1,921
Posted By Mit
Re: Constructions / Research

Mixing and matching is good, this is why i put the vote, to find out what people liked before coding stuff... and i quite like the idea of not focing buying scans, but the old style amsp / jammers.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Nov 2003, 19:17
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By Mit
Combat (2/2)

A few little questions regarding the future of PA.

Please add comments here if you wish.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Nov 2003, 18:46
Replies: 25
Views: 1,718
Posted By Mit
Combat (1/2)

A few little questions regarding the future of PA.

Please add comments here if you wish.
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 18 Nov 2003, 18:44
Replies: 35
Views: 1,921
Posted By Mit
Constructions / Research

A few little questions regarding the future of PA.

Please add comments here if you wish.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 16 Nov 2003, 10:16
Replies: 41
Views: 1,897
Posted By Mit
Re: linux

It may take more time, yes, but for what i use my server for... its damn good. it even managed to run quickly on a Cyrix 100 (all i could use at work to start with, now got a 333) - saying that, i...
Forum: Departing PA Messages 4 Nov 2003, 00:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mit
Re: The Time has Come

cya DL, was fun hunting with ya ;) hf in rl and work etc :)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 3 Nov 2003, 19:41
Replies: 35
Views: 2,746
Posted By Mit
Re: Passport

the plan is one central login. thus, yes, only ONE login ;)
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 3 Nov 2003, 18:07
Replies: 35
Views: 2,746
Posted By Mit
Re: Passport

NG is not anything to do with PA, your right there, but i have been talking to the PA CSC Rep and trying to sort an arrangement for the IRC to somehow be linked to PA. Its in discusssions at the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Nov 2003, 20:17
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By Mit
Re: So MrBrick

one problem... whatever happens. we cannot change teh clock at the moment no matter how much people moan. Only fudge has access to at the moment and he's busy. I believe it will be sorted out, but...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 31 Oct 2003, 16:56
Replies: 35
Views: 2,746
Posted By Mit
Re: Passprt

the passport itself was never completed and fully linked into the game, assuming it was all sorted out for round 11, this would be the case, and once you had an account. You would just be able to...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 30 Oct 2003, 21:52
Replies: 35
Views: 2,746
Posted By Mit
Passport

Ok, The Passport, some like it, some don't. Some of you like the concept but hate the 'look'. I will admit, that X is FAR too big for a start.

But, I would like other comments on the Passport, Do...
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 29 Oct 2003, 11:18
Replies: 28
Views: 1,440
Posted By Mit
Re: Bring back the ship racial skills

True races is something i think (speaking for PA Team) we'd want to bring back. Its one of the things the players have mentioned the most... as is the "old style" combat system (classes and 3 targets...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 29 Oct 2003, 11:15
Replies: 33
Views: 1,614
Posted By Mit
Re: Wanted to post few words...

It'll be hard to bringit back to where it once used to be, very hard indeed... but we are going to try and improve it as much as we can, we're already listening to the players suggestions...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 28 Oct 2003, 19:13
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Mit
Re: Dumb ASP/SQL Query

Can't just remember, but i've seen similar to that before, tried putting the date in "s ?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 28 Oct 2003, 14:40
Replies: 15
Views: 3,464
Posted By Mit
Re: Communications And Allies

Bascially a 'buddies list' type of thing? Like the forums have?
Forum: Planetarion Suggestions 27 Oct 2003, 22:56
Replies: 15
Views: 3,464
Posted By Mit
Re: improving the gaming experience not the game mechanics.

there are definately some good ideas coming through.

timeline - not sure about. cos PA is like a 'repeating' event - Ground Hog day type of thing.

history - if alliances want history, we can...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Oct 2003, 16:49
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By Mit
Re: question

It wouldn't be hard to change a lot of things in teh game, but who am i to say, i'm not a creator :rolleyes:
Forum: Programming and Discussion 16 Oct 2003, 22:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By Mit
Re: Sooo, free forum software...

if you have PHP / mySQL - which is very possible on Windows IIS (I used to have that setup for Dev and old toolkit host)

phpBB (www.phpbb.com) is probably the best.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 16 Oct 2003, 09:27
Replies: 14
Bet
Views: 1,264
Posted By Mit
Re: Bet

The round will continue as planned... nothing will be cut short just yet. I can't say a lot about the situation yet, cos i honestly don't know.... but we shall find out shortly what exaclty is going...
Forum: Departing PA Messages 15 Oct 2003, 21:58
Replies: 249
Views: 21,717
Posted By Mit
Re: A sad, strange, but needed goodbye

Thanks for the great game thats kept me busy over the years and letting me be a part of running it :)

You shall indeed be missed. Now to wait and see what happens

Tim "Mit" Igoe
Forum: Programming and Discussion 15 Oct 2003, 16:57
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Mit
Re: Perl: A decent "beginners guide"?

Someones panicing, wait till you get into the labs, then start doing a copy and paste with the code they give you (yes, i did the same project at the same uni last year)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Oct 2003, 14:14
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By Mit
Re: question

the alliance ranking on the portal works correctly for the data i am given. IF Spinner / Fudge chose to use diff data in game, so be it (i think its something to do with recruit status (not game but...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 14 Oct 2003, 12:42
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By Mit
Re: question

The server has to know that the game is down thou, and as far as JPAWEB01 was aware, it was still online and working fine (I know this, as i have been emailed throughout the morning from...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Sep 2003, 16:45
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By Mit
Re: Dump Files - Addition Possible?

Simple answer... NO. Look at the fuss caused cos i was giving out number of members in YOUR alliance. You couldn't see any others, just your own. With none-officials (and players) having that info,...
Forum: Planetarion Help Desk 22 Sep 2003, 11:05
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By Mit
define 'cuts out' cos i've never seen any...

define 'cuts out' cos i've never seen any problems with it using numerous PCs at work (proxied and firewalled to hell) or at home under my over secure setup.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Sep 2003, 08:47
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mit
I'm not 100% sure on this, but i THINK i get the...

I'm not 100% sure on this, but i THINK i get the people waiting to join alliances included with the dump. Not just full members...
I can't tell without some info from alliances to work it out.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2003, 20:26
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By Mit
As A2 said, theres only the one 'event' at the...

As A2 said, theres only the one 'event' at the moment, I'm doing my best, but being the only one who really knows how the whole system works and fits together, makes it harder for others to help....
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2003, 20:24
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mit
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Alliance and Passport security

heh, you think i have time to go around chasing all alliance HCs... heh. Hence why i said, you will have to come to me if you want an input. Sorry, but i can't do everything.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2003, 20:23
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mit
Something to do with the fact one counts recruits...

Something to do with the fact one counts recruits and one doesn't. also, thats 24th, there MIGHT be oither alliances with exactly the same score and i order differently in that circumstance to in...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2003, 18:26
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mit
Re: Re: Re: Alliance and Passport security

And in future. a good suggestion would be for alliances to get together somewhere.. give me a list of contact emails or something so we can discuss other parts of the passport / toolkit as it seems i...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Sep 2003, 17:03
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mit
Re: Alliance and Passport security

The only way the system can be abused is by someone gaining access to your account, this is one of the reasons for different login names and display names - added security.

The email address, is...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Sep 2003, 08:56
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By Mit
there was a lot to be considered when designing...

there was a lot to be considered when designing the interface and picking the res, ok, i get the point perhaps the X is a little too large. BUT don't forget, this interface is for a standard look...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Sep 2003, 08:53
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By Mit
What you don't know about, doesn't effect you......

What you don't know about, doesn't effect you... No, the forums are NOT Working fine (there are a few things going wrong that you don't know about)... The new forums were suppost to be ready for...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 15 Sep 2003, 21:51
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By Mit
As i said last time this topic came up, the...

As i said last time this topic came up, the decision was made based on a number of factors. Yes, its a bit too wide at the moment, i've been meaning to trim it down, but have a list of other things...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Sep 2003, 22:39
Replies: 26
Views: 1,685
Posted By Mit
Not atm, no. Those are the dumps there are...

Not atm, no.

Those are the dumps there are...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 12 Sep 2003, 16:33
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By Mit
afaik, the BT 'frog' (Alcatal thing) is well...

afaik, the BT 'frog' (Alcatal thing) is well supported in Linux. I use the less common Fujitsu FDX310 USB modem, and can't say i have any problems with it in Linux (Gentoo - home built / setup...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Sep 2003, 17:37
Replies: 26
Views: 1,685
Posted By Mit
I know these have taken longer to get than i...

I know these have taken longer to get than i first thought, but... they are finally here.

(these are SAMPLES from the current beta)

I cannot tell you the final live location, but i'd assume...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Sep 2003, 22:05
Replies: 26
Views: 1,685
Posted By Mit
heh kaos, giving myself a hard job too... rl has...

heh kaos, giving myself a hard job too... rl has been a little hectic this last week (first week back for the school kids / teachers at work) but, they should be sorted by tomorrow (hopefully). Will...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 4 Sep 2003, 08:36
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By Mit
PBOT i believe is C#

PBOT i believe is C#
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Sep 2003, 19:27
Replies: 76
Views: 2,816
Posted By Mit
a Screeny would be appriciated, i hate macs and...

a Screeny would be appriciated, i hate macs and don't have one to hand (only have access to one at work, and don't have a reason to go near it very often)

Yes, the toolkit is being re-vamped, and...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Sep 2003, 17:04
Replies: 76
Views: 2,816
Posted By Mit
Care to explain the scroll bar i'm getting at...

Care to explain the scroll bar i'm getting at 1024 then? (hint, look at the front page / rank listings pages)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Sep 2003, 17:01
Replies: 76
Views: 2,816
Posted By Mit
You mean the "I have an ancient browser and...

You mean the "I have an ancient browser and refuse to update" type of people?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Sep 2003, 14:28
Replies: 76
Views: 2,816
Posted By Mit
As i've siad before about the decisions made...

As i've siad before about the decisions made about the portal. its a no-win situation.

Too plain, too much colour, too small, too big. whatever decisions we make as a portal team, they are always...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Sep 2003, 15:48
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By Mit
Columns will be live on the new portal asap :-)...

Columns will be live on the new portal asap :-) It is being built up atm and growing lots. things will improve and get back to 'normality' shortly.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 19 Aug 2003, 16:01
Replies: 22
Views: 1,950
Posted By Mit
I can give a definate answer, but it is something...

I can give a definate answer, but it is something that has come up in discussions and something i think, will be a good idea. I shall have a word with Spinner.

Unfortunately PA won't be at i17...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Aug 2003, 09:10
Replies: 75
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mit
Its a temp thing yes, but the new portal is also...

Its a temp thing yes, but the new portal is also gonna be 1024, trying to follow on from comments about what users have said and trying to work with 800 res was making it all too crowded. So we...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Aug 2003, 09:06
Replies: 75
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mit
Tum tee tum, been there, seen it, done it, got...

Tum tee tum, been there, seen it, done it, got nothing useful - exactly the same happened when i was designing the tools, everyone moaned about the look and it all being too big / hard to read etc....
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Aug 2003, 09:02
Replies: 75
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mit
Our 486's monitor / graphics card combo could do...

Our 486's monitor / graphics card combo could do better than that. and that was an 'average PC' 11 years ago.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Aug 2003, 15:53
Replies: 39
Views: 1,901
Posted By Mit
Got it, thats why stats/formula aren't being...

Got it, thats why stats/formula aren't being relesaed. To remove that calc'ing element. cos, tbh, it makes it boring. The fun is in the guess work, the not knowing exactly whats going to happen,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Aug 2003, 10:18
Replies: 75
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mit
Please, just wait till you see it before making a...

Please, just wait till you see it before making a firm decision on whether its a good idea or not to use 1024.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2003, 22:40
Replies: 75
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mit
I have 2 screens to test on here, this one (a 15"...

I have 2 screens to test on here, this one (a 15" LG) that i'm developing on, that runs at 1152*864. The test is perfectly readable (same size as text appears here on these forums)

The laptop,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2003, 21:48
Replies: 75
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mit
Another no-win situation. Some maon the...

Another no-win situation.

Some maon the portal is too plain and boring. Some moan when its too graphical.

Some moan when it uses fixed widths (which it is going to for this round - 1024), some...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2003, 20:26
Replies: 75
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mit
(20:26:01) * Topic is 'Planetarion Round 9...

(20:26:01) * Topic is 'Planetarion Round 9 FINISHED, Round 10 Coming to a screen near you. Keep ur eyes on www.planetarion.com for updates! PaX Q&A : http://portal.planetarion.com/news.php?id=245...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 6 Aug 2003, 20:05
Replies: 75
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mit
If you like that... i hope you'll like the new...

If you like that... i hope you'll like the new look portal and toolkit.

That, and all the added features that are being done to both. :-)

*goes back to slaving away over pages of code*
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 4 Aug 2003, 16:16
Replies: 63
Views: 2,390
Posted By Mit
Re: Re: Hello PA Team

Think about it thou, humans can also see things that software can't. Software can see only the things its told to see :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 3 Aug 2003, 09:50
Replies: 99
Views: 6,008
Posted By Mit
MegaPucko (supposidly, thou he NEVER came to...

MegaPucko (supposidly, thou he NEVER came to claim the account, even after i hinted to Lepauli it might be a good idea)

(18:39:45) <Mit> including the one defended you, u attacked with, then u...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 2 Aug 2003, 19:29
Replies: 272
Views: 11,974
Posted By Mit
Having had a planet in 1:1, i'd say no-where....

Having had a planet in 1:1, i'd say no-where. Where do a lot of ppl (myself included when i played properly) send ships to get em out of the way when ur too late for def (eta 1). 1:1 ofc.
Where do...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Aug 2003, 18:07
Replies: 272
Views: 11,974
Posted By Mit
Send logs u have - if u know one set of co-ords...

Send logs u have - if u know one set of co-ords send, we can track things and find out from any information you give us :)

send to [email protected] ofc

As for what is being said, i...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Aug 2003, 08:45
Replies: 272
Views: 11,974
Posted By Mit
Round 9... hrm, i can't remember what happened...

Round 9... hrm, i can't remember what happened then, oh yeah, i was with Dovey / Deven / Cypher / Elviz / Rookie etc - and wasn't inactive then.

Round 9.5 however, i don' tknow the gal well, i...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 26 Jul 2003, 09:44
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Mit
as far as i understand what ur trying to do. u've...

as far as i understand what ur trying to do. u've got table a and table b. Table a has one record per 'key' and table b has many records linked to A record in table a. Yes?

And then, ur wanting to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Jul 2003, 22:27
Replies: 99
Views: 6,008
Posted By Mit
*sigh* 6 planets from one DSL IP (no, its...

*sigh*

6 planets from one DSL IP (no, its NOT an open proxy).

Even if it was a proxy, that counts even more against (see new rules posted by spinner on portal).

The discussion about 7 3 11. ...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Jul 2003, 18:28
Replies: 39
Views: 2,148
Posted By Mit
it was JK afaik, and how is talking about the...

it was JK afaik, and how is talking about the coding of a Drone Scanner relevant to this topic?
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Jul 2003, 14:34
Replies: 99
Views: 6,008
Posted By Mit
Probably "Multihunter", Jonas, cos it wasn't me. ...

Probably "Multihunter", Jonas, cos it wasn't me.

Golin, feelings mean nothing when it comes down to evidence and cheaters. We HAVE to have FACTUAL proof before closure.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Jul 2003, 10:32
Replies: 99
Views: 6,008
Posted By Mit
One of the many things i like about this job.......

One of the many things i like about this job.... listening to the closed people trying to blag their way out of a hole when we have the evidence they cheated clear as crystal in front of us. Yes,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 Jul 2003, 08:05
Replies: 99
Views: 6,008
Posted By Mit
Technically NONE of the planets contacted me, cos...

Technically NONE of the planets contacted me, cos i knew who i'd closed P Nick to planet (someone else in PA Team told me that), i saw he was active and went to find him for an explaination.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 24 Jul 2003, 13:26
Replies: 39
Views: 2,148
Posted By Mit
As NB3 said, a system is being developed now......

As NB3 said, a system is being developed now... it does some of what is said, but IRC nicks cannot be linked as the network is no longer irc.planetarion.com but instead irc.netgamers.org - more than...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2003, 20:39
Replies: 63
Views: 2,390
Posted By Mit
It is hard for us, i have come across a few cases...

It is hard for us, i have come across a few cases like that, where its been a little 'iffy' to say the least.

As for next round, things are being worked on now, for improved player reporting...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2003, 16:33
Replies: 76
Views: 2,726
Posted By Mit
Don't believe me then... not my problem.

Don't believe me then... not my problem.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2003, 13:24
Replies: 76
Views: 2,726
Posted By Mit
Thye were suppost to be the first testers of the...

Thye were suppost to be the first testers of the game, but it wasn't allowed to go, thus their names were put forwards to be in the beta cos some were going mainly for PA Rnd 10.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2003, 13:23
Replies: 76
Views: 2,726
Posted By Mit
Spying on FAnG / Zenith during round 9. Have just...

Spying on FAnG / Zenith during round 9. Have just left virus earlier this round - this is 9.5.... ur point? :)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2003, 13:04
Replies: 76
Views: 2,726
Posted By Mit
You really need to keep up to date with ur intel....

You really need to keep up to date with ur intel. I was doing some spying on FAnG / Zenith for ViruS. I ain't been in FAnG since well before the end of Round 9. Ta.

I only had to leave my...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2003, 11:28
Replies: 76
Views: 2,726
Posted By Mit
Gemz / Yeggs = i16 Aaranaf - virus player...

Gemz / Yeggs = i16
Aaranaf - virus player selected - he's the only one i know of (not looked hard thou)

A2 / myself - ex members, A2 quit a while back, i left due to duties which forced me not to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 23 Jul 2003, 08:27
Replies: 99
Views: 6,008
Posted By Mit
That is a rule that Spinner posted on the forums,...

That is a rule that Spinner posted on the forums, about players with teh same IP and not interacting. Its not one thats liked by PA Team at all... but its a way to try and cut down on the multing a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 22 Jul 2003, 22:37
Replies: 99
Views: 6,008
Posted By Mit
ok, i admit, perhaps i didn't give enough...

ok, i admit, perhaps i didn't give enough information on some of teh planets. but the main one i was concerned with was what we spoke about most. the 7 3 11 planet.

Also, there are things in the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Jul 2003, 23:59
Replies: 76
Views: 2,726
Posted By Mit
i know for a fact, taht not ALL have played...

i know for a fact, taht not ALL have played before. One of them is my m8 who's never seen PA before (other than when he's been here and i've logged in)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Jul 2003, 23:55
Replies: 76
Views: 2,726
Posted By Mit
i believe its called getting a mix of users......

i believe its called getting a mix of users... don't forget, this game isn't soly aimed at all the '1337 vets'. Support and comments from complete beginners is very useful to the development of a new...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Jul 2003, 21:22
Replies: 99
Views: 6,008
Posted By Mit
If its "fun", then why do SO MANY people need to...

If its "fun", then why do SO MANY people need to cheat to 'win' and look '1337'. We close people for cheating, breaking the rules etc.

As i have said before, i will NOT discuss the case on the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Jul 2003, 16:54
Replies: 99
Views: 6,008
Posted By Mit
Re: Re: eh?

u say that, NONE of the other accounts came to contact me about the closure... strange? were there real people on the ends of the accounts....
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Jul 2003, 10:38
Replies: 99
Views: 6,008
Posted By Mit
a 'friend' who is elsewhere (not in teh same...

a 'friend' who is elsewhere (not in teh same room) sharing the SAME IP on teh SAME DSL connection.... think about it all for a few mins pls.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 21 Jul 2003, 09:12
Replies: 99
Views: 6,008
Posted By Mit
*sigh* Why do people always come for...

*sigh*

Why do people always come for 'support' on teh forums.

Having checked up on the details of the connection when i did the report... i ruled that out as being a 'proxy', u don't run a...
Forum: Hardware and Tech Support 18 Jul 2003, 22:12
Replies: 2
Views: 1,170
Posted By Mit
Possibly, wouldn't have thought so thou. ...

Possibly, wouldn't have thought so thou.

The drivers / kernel on the machine, the hardware? Is the machine running for some reason in 10Mbit/s mode, instead of 100Mbit/s - would cause a bit of a...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 18 Jul 2003, 22:01
Replies: 68
Views: 5,779
Posted By Mit
Nice to have played with u both last round, even...

Nice to have played with u both last round, even if there was a few internal gal 'problems'. Known Dovey for 4 or so rounds now, spent many an hour chatting.

Hope you'll both be on IRC still for...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 14 Jul 2003, 07:49
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Mit
Re: mysql access-like interface.

Raw SQL, nah, PHPMyAdmin is the best solution i've found for mySQL. Or , as someone said, installing myODBC on your machine, and using Access (and the myODBC driver) to connect to the database...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 14 Jul 2003, 07:46
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By Mit
www.brinkster.com - free, reliable, had an...

www.brinkster.com - free, reliable, had an account with em for a while, when i used to use ASP (its actually where i ran my alliance from in Rnds 3, 4 and 5.) Actually, the (rather crappy) site is...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2003, 20:46
Replies: 76
Views: 2,726
Posted By Mit
The first test, is indeed private, invite only......

The first test, is indeed private, invite only... but shortly after that one has been completed. The full open public Beta will begin. I don't know exactly when, but instructions will be on the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2003, 20:44
Replies: 40
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mit
You wonder why we get angry... especially when u...

You wonder why we get angry... especially when u leave me abusive PMs like that, welcome to my ignore btw.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2003, 20:37
Replies: 40
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mit
And yes, i did reply when u spoke to me, tnx :) ...

And yes, i did reply when u spoke to me, tnx :)

I told u the evidence at the time [edited]
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2003, 20:24
Replies: 40
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mit
And the other PA Team members i queried the case...

And the other PA Team members i queried the case with. (I think it was 5 of us agreed about it)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2003, 20:23
Replies: 40
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mit
Yes, but i don't go to spinner asking does he...

Yes, but i don't go to spinner asking does he know EVERYONE i close... cos obviously he doesn't... from the 3 planets actions, u were cheating, I cannot prove that 'ur friend' was actually playing,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2003, 20:20
Replies: 40
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mit
Re: what about?

Some people want a sensible game, without cheaters etc. Why should those that can cheat more, have an advantage over those who can't.... hence NO CHEATING AT ALL.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2003, 20:15
Replies: 40
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mit
You got re-opened cos spinner knows u and the...

You got re-opened cos spinner knows u and the owner of one of the other accounts. I notice, the main acc was marked for deletion at one point (yes, i was doing as i said, and checking up on u...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2003, 20:08
Replies: 40
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mit
yes, and i'm still not convinced by that 'long...

yes, and i'm still not convinced by that 'long winded' email address swapping, login swapping (cos u couldn't think of ur own) story u came up with.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2003, 20:04
Replies: 40
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mit
erm, by quite a long way actually...u don't get...

erm, by quite a long way actually...u don't get to see how many reports we get a day, u don't get to see the closure reports so wouldn't know how many are actually closed. The numbers are quite far...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2003, 19:55
Replies: 40
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mit
Report and u 'might get lucky' - heh, we will NOT...

Report and u 'might get lucky' - heh, we will NOT close none cheaters. We close people where there is enough evidence to back up the report of cheating. There is NO random closures, they are all...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2003, 19:53
Replies: 40
Views: 1,830
Posted By Mit
Just to inform you, we do the checking BEFORE...

Just to inform you, we do the checking BEFORE closing someone, not close then find the evidence. I will NOT close a planet if i do not have any evidence to back me up.

People are only closed for...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 13 Jul 2003, 18:05
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By Mit
I'm going to talk to Spinner next time i see him,...

I'm going to talk to Spinner next time i see him, but i think closed planets WILL be deleted before the end of the round.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 Jul 2003, 09:41
Replies: 241
Views: 9,423
Posted By Mit
Being team is NOT a getout for cheating... i will...

Being team is NOT a getout for cheating... i will still check PA Team and i'm not affraid to close a team member if they are genuinly cheating.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jul 2003, 17:40
Replies: 295
Views: 15,327
Posted By Mit
read above, the admin tools told me it was...

read above, the admin tools told me it was right...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jul 2003, 17:37
Replies: 295
Views: 15,327
Posted By Mit
Pass GENUINE evidence to us, and it shall be......

Pass GENUINE evidence to us, and it shall be... until we get enough REAL evidence, people cannot be closed.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jul 2003, 17:32
Replies: 295
Views: 15,327
Posted By Mit
Maybe not QUITE, but a change like what u made Ic...

Maybe not QUITE, but a change like what u made Ic to iC is something that could be miss typed. I used the password in finding your account, and checked the username, so the admin tools saw it as the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jul 2003, 17:27
Replies: 241
Views: 9,423
Posted By Mit
I don't know what went on with that case, that...

I don't know what went on with that case, that wasn't me. All i know, is NaQ talked with some ppl about 'farming' his way to the top, but refused. (from the logs i used to do with account sharing...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jul 2003, 12:31
Replies: 241
Views: 9,423
Posted By Mit
unfortunately, that is the way, when it effects...

unfortunately, that is the way, when it effects them negatively, we're always to blame...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jul 2003, 12:28
Replies: 241
Views: 9,423
Posted By Mit
Yes, but sometimes, the proof is such that we...

Yes, but sometimes, the proof is such that we can't say it without looking like it was made up (the case of all the logins the other day) or without giving away WHO gave us the info. In that case,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 Jul 2003, 09:07
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mit
in future, quick suggestion, check the topic in...

in future, quick suggestion, check the topic in #planetarion. This is where the most up to date info is. Yes the mill page did go down yesterday. Fudge was got up as soon as i could get hold of him...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jul 2003, 09:01
Replies: 241
Views: 9,423
Posted By Mit
Will ask...

Will ask...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 12 Jul 2003, 08:50
Replies: 241
Views: 9,423
Posted By Mit
That is not all there is too it, and yes, i have...

That is not all there is too it, and yes, i have proof. i will NOT close someone just "cos i feel like it" or because "i have something against them". Come on, if i did that, i would be sacked...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jul 2003, 21:53
Replies: 295
Views: 15,327
Posted By Mit
What people know or doesn't effect them... they...

What people know or doesn't effect them... they don't care about.

Same as when we close someone, all their friends start "it wasn't him, he's never cheated" etc. Or if it was a big player on 'the...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jul 2003, 19:36
Replies: 295
Views: 15,327
Posted By Mit
You say that, but what a techy does with HIS OWN...

You say that, but what a techy does with HIS OWN server, is entirly up to him, (or her, if the techy is female). So long as there is warning in the MoTD, a server owner is allowed to do WTF they want...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jul 2003, 19:33
Replies: 295
Views: 15,327
Posted By Mit
Perhaps what was done, wasn't right, but at the...

Perhaps what was done, wasn't right, but at the same time, wasn't wrong...

Would u rather the game was overrun by cheaters?

As a multi hunter, i get the bitching from everyone on both sides,...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jul 2003, 15:57
Replies: 241
Views: 9,423
Posted By Mit
Yes, some of PA Team do play, u can't expect us,...

Yes, some of PA Team do play, u can't expect us, as voulenteers not to play the game we are helping out of own good will. BUT, however, since becoming a Multihunter, i have given up my alliance...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 11 Jul 2003, 08:36
Replies: 295
Views: 15,327
Posted By Mit
Being the hunter that checked ALL the accounts in...

Being the hunter that checked ALL the accounts in the log, i only closed the ones that worked.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Jul 2003, 20:18
Replies: 241
Views: 9,423
Posted By Mit
depends on the context / info. for e.g. a log...

depends on the context / info. for e.g. a log saying X is a multi of Y, is NOT enough. BUT, CORRECT username AND password... that is definately enough to say Z has given out their logins.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Jul 2003, 19:34
Replies: 241
Views: 9,423
Posted By Mit
Quite alright, i just get a little sick of the...

Quite alright, i just get a little sick of the "i'm innocent" from the people who are blatently not. i.e. written / textual proof. Even if it WAS faked logins. faked correctly is another story....
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jul 2003, 18:12
Replies: 66
Views: 2,571
Posted By Mit
Re: uhuh

brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cat, dog... blah blah blah... :rolleyes: yes its a good 'excuse' for some... thats why rules were changed slightly (see portal) to forbid interaction between family...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 Jul 2003, 18:07
Replies: 241
Views: 9,423
Posted By Mit
Yes they got closed, Yes I did have very valid...

Yes they got closed, Yes I did have very valid reasons to close all of the accounts i closed lastnight. Strange, the logins were the same as the logs... and no, the accounts we'ren't hacked blah blah...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jul 2003, 16:38
Replies: 66
Views: 2,571
Posted By Mit
We say about one... he/she then moans its not...

We say about one... he/she then moans its not fair.. others want to know about everyone... takes time, cuases more arguments blah blah. If you want to know the reasons why someone is closed, talk to...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jul 2003, 08:10
Replies: 66
Views: 2,571
Posted By Mit
Doesn't mean they can't have a good moan and make...

Doesn't mean they can't have a good moan and make themselves look even worse, yes, they tried the same in #planetarion lastnight... gave up when no-one was reacting as they wanted really... heh.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jul 2003, 07:41
Replies: 66
Views: 2,571
Posted By Mit
As i said before... the number of scans / same...

As i said before... the number of scans / same password (how we're suppost to know that, is a good question, especially when theres no links between planet z:y:z in one round and the next - except 9...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jul 2003, 00:32
Replies: 66
Views: 2,571
Posted By Mit
People are NOT closed for those 2 above rather...

People are NOT closed for those 2 above rather CRAP reasons... We do not discuss reasons for closure with people other than the planet involved. So u could be 'told' anything... People make stuff up....
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jul 2003, 17:18
Replies: 70
Views: 3,279
Posted By Mit
*sigh* And yet again... cowardiss to gain...

*sigh*

And yet again... cowardiss to gain roids... was some what worse for me last round... 2mill, 80 roids, and they were STILL 2 waving me. If i remember correctly, we had inc for 2 weeks.... 2...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 30 Jun 2003, 22:52
Replies: 136
Views: 7,254
Posted By Mit
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee What a good weekend, not...

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee

What a good weekend, not had so much fun for quite a while...

Granted we had a few technical issues with the server to start with, not helped by a moaning Kloopy :rolleyes:...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 25 Jun 2003, 17:05
Replies: 22
Views: 942
Posted By Mit
u'd have to do 2 loops, one to put out the JS,...

u'd have to do 2 loops, one to put out the JS, one to do the page. Cos u can't have the function spread throughout the page...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 25 Jun 2003, 15:38
Replies: 22
Views: 942
Posted By Mit
i suppose, dump an array of summary's, the when u...

i suppose, dump an array of summary's, the when u call the function, use the ID in the array? :)
Forum: Programming and Discussion 25 Jun 2003, 14:32
Replies: 22
Views: 942
Posted By Mit
Re: Re: Re: PHP/Javascript: Fill boxes with dynamic data

ah, makes more sense now... erm, a javascript on 'select' thingy would do it, i'm no javascript expert but...


<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
<!--
function Change(Text)...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 25 Jun 2003, 13:23
Replies: 22
Views: 942
Posted By Mit
Re: PHP/Javascript: Fill boxes with dynamic data

<textarea name="details" cols="40" rows="5" wrap="VIRTUAL" width=30>Stuff to display here...</textarea>

If i understand what ur after, that is the solution. if not, i'll just go hide somewhere.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 20 Jun 2003, 12:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By Mit
I certainly didn't get ops in 2 of those, and...

I certainly didn't get ops in 2 of those, and voice in the 3rd for 'just idling'

for a start, ur NOT allowed to idle in #feds ;)

I was a bit snappy before, its called a bad mood... u don't...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jun 2003, 16:35
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By Mit
Someone doesn't look at the support i do around...

Someone doesn't look at the support i do around here then have ya....

#feds, #support, #helpdesk, #planetarion to name a few...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 17 Jun 2003, 15:00
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By Mit
its jolts advertising... complain to them.

its jolts advertising... complain to them.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Jun 2003, 14:11
Replies: 79
Views: 3,047
Posted By Mit
These scans that aren't used for anything blah...

These scans that aren't used for anything blah blah blah...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Jun 2003, 13:21
Replies: 79
Views: 3,047
Posted By Mit
You did very well at implying BOTH the things u...

You did very well at implying BOTH the things u didn't want to... heh.

As for AH - thats being changed and integrated more - spinners doing that, there is something else i am coding for PA - its...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 11 Jun 2003, 12:10
Replies: 79
Views: 3,047
Posted By Mit
its called paranoia, and as for saying i could do...

its called paranoia, and as for saying i could do more 'useful' things, i'm not paid to do anything, i do it because i enjoy it and wanted to give the community something back. If u don't like what i...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jun 2003, 23:34
Replies: 79
Views: 3,047
Posted By Mit
Cookie, i hadn't noticed that one... but i had...

Cookie, i hadn't noticed that one... but i had noticed session id's being passed around all over the place... on a 'no tracking' site, it puzzles me why cookies / session ids need passing around.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jun 2003, 23:15
Replies: 79
Views: 3,047
Posted By Mit
Don't tell me, when races were introduced, u knew...

Don't tell me, when races were introduced, u knew EXACTLY how they all worked right from the start... used calcs straight out of protection etc... if so, BORING is one polite word to describe u.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jun 2003, 21:08
Replies: 79
Views: 3,047
Posted By Mit
u can't train when u don't know... As...

u can't train when u don't know...

As spinner has revealed there are fleet priorities, u'll never know what teh priority of the defence is - u can guess, but u'll never be able to get it as...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jun 2003, 19:33
Replies: 79
Views: 3,047
Posted By Mit
I dunno why i am, after all the bitching /...

I dunno why i am, after all the bitching / slagging off that was done of my work back at the start of this round... but i am!
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jun 2003, 19:32
Replies: 79
Views: 3,047
Posted By Mit
Scans in game - yes, but it means if u close the...

Scans in game - yes, but it means if u close the window / forget to parse it / copy mucks up etc u DON'T have to rescan, thus saving scans - its a GOOD idea.

Battle Calc / Stats - Not as open,...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jun 2003, 19:23
Replies: 79
Views: 3,047
Posted By Mit
heh, oh well, u'll be pleased to hear, i'm trying...

heh, oh well, u'll be pleased to hear, i'm trying to get u MORE :p
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 10 Jun 2003, 12:37
Replies: 115
Views: 3,910
Posted By Mit
thing is whoop, u probably don't realise as much...

thing is whoop, u probably don't realise as much from being on a 'users side' but IF something like that was said, HOW Many people would try to get something for nothing.

"i lost all my fleet"...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 Jun 2003, 00:35
Replies: 115
Views: 3,910
Posted By Mit
first time was GAME ONLY, 2nd was TOTAL (inc main...

first time was GAME ONLY, 2nd was TOTAL (inc main / speed servers / dead one)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Jun 2003, 23:02
Replies: 115
Views: 3,910
Posted By Mit
Rnd 9.5 is in a way rnd 9 restarted thou - just...

Rnd 9.5 is in a way rnd 9 restarted thou - just with everyone renamed and shuffled about a bit.


It would indeed be nice to have more servers, but jolt have put a lot of money into PA already...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 8 Jun 2003, 11:06
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By Mit
What would be the point of waving a 70 roid...

What would be the point of waving a 70 roid planet with not much ships (1 mill score) - it was done to me last round, repeatidly :(
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jun 2003, 19:54
Replies: 115
Views: 3,910
Posted By Mit
Think about it - moving from chello to self...

Think about it - moving from chello to self hosted - paying for office / new servers / bandwidth / staff (none cheap)

now at jolt - having to pay for new servers / bandwidth / staff again.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jun 2003, 19:11
Replies: 115
Views: 3,910
Posted By Mit
You PAY for a FREE round, now theres a good one....

You PAY for a FREE round, now theres a good one. Don't forget that.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 Jun 2003, 16:08
Replies: 115
Views: 3,910
Posted By Mit
It cannot feasibly be done with the current set...

It cannot feasibly be done with the current set up.

As for this mornings 'incident', I was the one who WOKE Spinner up to get it fixed, got him online, brought him up to speed and let him get on...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 1 Jun 2003, 14:26
Replies: 32
Views: 1,906
Posted By Mit
New people go completely randomly into the...

New people go completely randomly into the universe.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 31 May 2003, 19:57
Replies: 120
Views: 5,666
Posted By Mit
Re: 2 stories.

I can't comment on back in Rnd 3, as i was an IRC n00b back then and didn't really use it. But things have changed, Opers have changed since then, New ones come along etc. From a quick scan of the...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 May 2003, 19:52
Replies: 32
Views: 1,906
Posted By Mit
new galaxies shouldn't be being created, next...

new galaxies shouldn't be being created, next time i see spinner / fudge, i will ask about that. but perhaps those all newbie gals could be filled into spaces or something. I shall find out.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 31 May 2003, 18:01
Replies: 32
Views: 1,906
Posted By Mit
Whatever choice was made, there were always gonna...

Whatever choice was made, there were always gonna be those who were unhappy. Either cos they want the supposid 'cheats' broken up, or that they'd spent hours sorting out cluster / parallel politics...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 28 May 2003, 18:26
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Mit
hehe, sometimes books are nice, i rely more on...

hehe, sometimes books are nice, i rely more on google ;) (its hard carting lots of books to and from uni 6 times a year)
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 27 May 2003, 12:10
Replies: 23
Views: 1,320
Posted By Mit
The universe is shuffled, everyone HAS random...

The universe is shuffled, everyone HAS random names. e.g. ruler_1_1_1 of planet_1_1_1. And yes, afaik, name changing will be enabled as soon as the game opens.
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 May 2003, 14:19
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Mit
a) improvements to the portal that are coming...

a) improvements to the portal that are coming soon should make it easier to spot new news items.
b) Login is on the portal, thus u should see news items there anyway.
c) it was to keep...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 25 May 2003, 14:12
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By Mit
if i remember correctly, havoc used to be JUST...

if i remember correctly, havoc used to be JUST resources. Be happy u got quicker ticks too. tbh, there are a lot of ppl in teh community who like moaning whenever tehy get the chance... give it a...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 20 May 2003, 20:38
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Mit
Only snag with Sygate, and any software firewall...

Only snag with Sygate, and any software firewall for that matter, they EAT CPU - Got Sygate on my machine when i'm at uni, and if i'm doing a 'reasonable' speed download (600KB/s) i'm normally at...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 20 May 2003, 20:26
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Mit
I tried to use Winroute, couldn't get the silly...

I tried to use Winroute, couldn't get the silly thing to install. Tried it on 3 seperate Windows installs (same machine over time) it would always burp "Cannot WRITE to memory ......" which is a...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 14 May 2003, 16:13
Replies: 120
Views: 5,666
Posted By Mit
Jester/Chaos : P went down for near 17hrs a month...

Jester/Chaos : P went down for near 17hrs a month or so back, that was a ONE OFF insident, it shouldn't go down for more than 10 mins now.

Chaos,

/whois

Mit is [email protected]
Forum: Alliance Discussions 13 May 2003, 13:24
Replies: 120
Views: 5,666
Posted By Mit
+x - hides and sets ur IP to 127.0.0.1 if i...

+x - hides and sets ur IP to 127.0.0.1 if i remeber correctly.

As for saying i can't help at all, i have some knowledge - IRCDs should be run on Linux, and u can set up IPTables rules to help...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 12 May 2003, 15:40
Replies: 138
Views: 7,469
Posted By Mit
Was fun, and now i know what its like being in...

Was fun, and now i know what its like being in 1:1

/me looks at the constant incoming....

Especially from 3:1 and Mr Kloopy, Tnx a bunch :p

Mit 1:1:3
Forum: Alliance Discussions 10 May 2003, 02:55
Replies: 120
Views: 5,666
Posted By Mit
That Target-Bot code i now have, that i'm doing...

That Target-Bot code i now have, that i'm doing stuff with as we speak ;) hence asking for suggestions etc above
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 9 May 2003, 19:16
Replies: 97
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Posted By Mit
Once i find my CC, i'll be there :p

Once i find my CC, i'll be there :p
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 May 2003, 14:52
Replies: 120
Views: 5,666
Posted By Mit
Not necersarrily, it would require some...

Not necersarrily, it would require some co-operation from the alliance HC thou - as i said, its an idea, it might never go further.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 9 May 2003, 13:56
Replies: 120
Views: 5,666
Posted By Mit
From what u have just said there, Tyriel, has...

From what u have just said there, Tyriel, has made me think a bit - the 'alliance' level bot, might be more possible than u think, i have a few ideas, spent some time thinking about the idea on the...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 8 May 2003, 10:14
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By Mit
Re: Re: Apache/PHP problem

For a start, its nothing to do with Apache Versions, its to do with the version of PHP.

And without turning register globals on, if u place


$arr = array_merge...
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 May 2003, 03:40
Replies: 120
Views: 5,666
Posted By Mit
I'm a network helper, and have to work with the...

I'm a network helper, and have to work with the person who wrote and runs PBOT for a start.
Forum: Alliance Discussions 8 May 2003, 00:43
Replies: 120
Views: 5,666
Posted By Mit
thinking about it, PBOT DOES have the ability to...

thinking about it, PBOT DOES have the ability to relay (it used to do Creators Hour relaying) but i know it is not used at all for anything naughty.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 8 May 2003, 00:24
Replies: 45
Views: 1,070
Posted By Mit
"time management" - something u will find very...

"time management" - something u will find very useful in teh real world (yes it does exist, and yes, u WILL have to go find it at some point sooner or later.
Forum: Programming and Discussion 7 May 2003, 23:37
Replies: 45
Views: 1,070
Posted By Mit
I'm working on some coursework now using UML, if...

I'm working on some coursework now using UML, if someone asks for help that is fine, i don't mind helping (look on the forum, IRC etc) but when someone is asking u to do their entire coursework for...
Forum: Programming and Discussion 7 May 2003, 22:29
Replies: 45
Views: 1,070
Posted By Mit
Re: Outsourcing

The idea of COURSEWORK is u do it urself, it proves what YOU can do. Not to get someone else to do it for you, it just doesn't work and defeats the point!
Forum: Alliance Discussions 7 May 2003, 16:30
Replies: 120
Views: 5,666
Posted By Mit
Yes u get the power abusing HCs who like to play...

Yes u get the power abusing HCs who like to play Oper over all the peons, that and the fact they can control everything (or so they think) that goes on on the servers, possibly monitor stuff too. But...
Forum: Planetarion Discussions 7 May 2003, 16:22
Replies: 33
Views: 1,953
Posted By Mit
reduce costs, ur paying 7 for 3 months game...

reduce costs, ur paying 7 for 3 months game play, some games u can pay 10+ PER MONTH. I think the price is acceptable and wouldn't actually mind paying a bit more, for the amount of play u get for...
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