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by DanTheTerrible
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Patreon?
Replies: 3
Views: 3597

Re: Patreon?

We don't currently have a Patreon account. I'm not sure that's the right platform for what we're doing... I think Patreon works best when you have regular (at least monthly) updates, so that people get a sense that there is regular progress being made for their contributions. But we definitely appr...
by DanTheTerrible
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Patreon?
Replies: 3
Views: 3597

Patreon?

Has Ashdar Games considered setting up a Patreon account to help support Stars in Shadow? I really enjoy SiS but worry the awesome devs aren't making enough sales to continue to support it. I wouldn't mind kicking in a buck or two a month to help fund continued support, and suspect there are other f...
by DanTheTerrible
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: fleet pane showing embarked unit
Replies: 15
Views: 7060

Re: fleet pane showing embarked unit

siyoa wrote:I am semi happy with icons now, please see first post for files, population report is no longer part of this mod, please download it separately


Your pics look way cool. Unfortunately I don't really have time to test this atm. But I'll try to get it downloaded within a couple of days.
by DanTheTerrible
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Galactic Breaking News: Humanitys Homeworld Finally Discovered?
Replies: 12
Views: 5640

Re: Galactic Breaking News: Humanitys Homeworld Finally Discovered?

It seems a recent patch has changed the Ephelos spawning and now it can be any star and the planet type is typically glacier or arid.
by DanTheTerrible
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tiny rocks and gas giants question
Replies: 29
Views: 12590

Re: Tiny rocks and gas giants question

Argh. It figures they'd be in German. I'm your typical ignorant American who only reads English. I am not sure, but I doubt the "second empire" books were ever published in English. The highest number I ever read was something like #88 in the Ace editions.
by DanTheTerrible
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tiny rocks and gas giants question
Replies: 29
Views: 12590

Re: Tiny rocks and gas giants question

I would encourage the separation of refueling from communications. Maybe create a separate station module "hyperspace relay" that provides a source point for detection and communications. This could orbit any planet. However, I would require fuel depots to either have a local source of fue...
by DanTheTerrible
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tiny rocks and gas giants question
Replies: 29
Views: 12590

Re: Tiny rocks and gas giants question

Just remembered another old game - Perry Rhodan: Operation Eastside. Gas Giants there could not be settled - but they had moons, and the moons were treated exactly like planets. No chit? Somebody made a Perry Rhodan game? Man I remember reading those books as a kid. Can I blink on "tell me mor...
by DanTheTerrible
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Testing
Topic: Suggest - Features and Improvements
Replies: 1056
Views: 449971

Re: Suggest - Features and Improvements

The current Planet Report is meant to be a simple quick reference that can be up all the time without cluttering up the main map. I would rather add a dedicated full-screen planet report that can be all things to all people rather than continue to try to cram more and more into the quick reference ...
by DanTheTerrible
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Testing
Topic: Suggest - Features and Improvements
Replies: 1056
Views: 449971

Multiple planetary report/population report panes.

The current version of the planetary report, and Siyoa's/harpy eagle's mod of it, the population report, show a single pane of planets. With my monitor's resolution, these panes can show 12-13 planets, depending how carefully I adjust the slider. However, it is nearly inevitable, in even very small ...
by DanTheTerrible
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tiny rocks and gas giants question
Replies: 29
Views: 12590

Re: Tiny rocks and gas giants question

It could be good if it was possible to do something with non-colonizable worlds besides use them to anchor orbitals. Perhaps mining outposts or something like that. Not full-fledged colonies but something somewhat interesting and valuable. I think Arioch has mentioned eventually including one or mo...
by DanTheTerrible
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: fleet pane showing embarked unit
Replies: 15
Views: 7060

Re: fleet pane showing embarked unit

Tested your download and the text rollover seems to work fine. I suspect some people will prefer the icons so you might try to keep both options if you get around to integrating this stuff. And you deserve a big thank you for all your work.
by DanTheTerrible
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: fleet pane showing embarked unit
Replies: 15
Views: 7060

Re: fleet pane showing embarked unit

The icons looked really cool. Until you realize Arioch deliberately developed his art for ships and population icons to have matching color schemes for both, so when an empire's transports are loaded with the base empire population the population icons blend right in. It doesn't help that Yoral and ...
by DanTheTerrible
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: fleet pane showing embarked unit
Replies: 15
Views: 7060

Re: fleet pane showing embarked unit

If you're still interested, I run my monitor at its native resolution of 1920 x 1080. And yes, your pictures look very much like what I am seeing.
by DanTheTerrible
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself :)
Replies: 106
Views: 82752

Re: Introduce yourself :)

Could you recommend an entry level resource (book, by preference, but a website will do) for learning about Lua? The Lua flavor used by sis is 5.2, but the parser is pretty heavily modded. For learning basic Lua concepts and patterns, the standard reference book would be the third edition of Progra...
by DanTheTerrible
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Terraforming
Replies: 48
Views: 23245

Re: Terraforming

I suppose it's possible for organisms to derive energy from the temperature gradient generated by the decay of radioactive elements, but the density of such material would have to be much greater than I think you're likely to find on the surface of a conventional planet. Radioactive elements tend t...

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