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Post by Old Man Johnson » Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:27 am

I agree, a better download ships page would be much better. How about having the page simply be a link to this forum, or maybe a sub-forum and then let people post their own ships (possibly with pictures)?
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Post by BoxZone_Author » Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:22 pm

I've added the Penguin (79 cost support ship) and the Fat Frog (129 cost fighter_bomber)

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Post by Old Man Johnson » Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:33 am

For some reason I cannot access your page any longer. Any idea why?
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Post by BoxZone_Author » Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:12 pm

For some reason I cannot access your page any longer. Any idea why?


It's still working for me so I've no idea.
What failure message do you get?

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Post by Old Man Johnson » Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:24 am

Before it would tell me "The connection was refused" (if you don't recognize it, it's because I use Mozilla Firefox) but now it works. How odd.
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Post by BoxZone_Author » Fri Apr 15, 2005 6:48 pm

New ships (I think these are all new ones)

Skelf: 38 Credit cloaked mini-ship
Black_Eye: 122 Credits. Lots of scanners cloaked ship (improved Silver Eye).
Survivabubble: 122 Credits. An experiment in having low shields and lots of repair and command centres instead (take the damage and repair).
Leap_Frog: 159 Credits. Medium version of the Leap_Frog Fighter/Bomber

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Post by rich12545 » Mon May 09, 2005 2:16 am

Here's a dumb question. How do you use the ships? Just put them in the CM folder and they'll show up? Do they have to be imported? Thanks.

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Post by Legacy » Mon May 09, 2005 2:24 am

One of the download links, Black Eye, I believe, is broken.

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Post by Old Man Johnson » Tue May 10, 2005 2:59 am

rich12545, it doesn't matter where they are. You just have to import them.
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Post by Old Man Johnson » Wed May 11, 2005 6:08 pm

Hey BoxZone, do you have any tips for me on how I would go about making my own custom ships page? I'd like to do this but have no idea how.
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Post by Fusion_power » Thu May 12, 2005 11:36 am

1. Rent storage from a provider.
2. Get a high speed link and set up your own server.

The easiest way is to rent space from a provider such as 5dollarhosting.com or laughingsquid.com. For about $60 per year, you have a set amount of memory and an allocation of bandwidth. You must build your own web pages with links to files that you upload.

You would have to register a URL of your own. For example, I have http://www.selectedplants.com/ registered for 5 years. The cost of a 5 year registration was about $50.

Once you have a registered URL, contact a hosting service as above. They will help you with the details of getting your URL directed to their servers. Once that is done, you will be ready to start building web pages.

Please note that there are some excellent editors available for building webpages. Microsoft's Frontpage is an example of a mediocre one. Since my needs are simple, I use an older version of Netscape composer. I also edit html directly in flat text mode.

I hope this isn't information overload. It is very simple to do. I had my website designed and running in just a few hours.

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Post by BoxZone_Author » Thu May 12, 2005 10:19 pm

OMJ,

My entire page is written in HTML so you can 'view source' to see exatly how it's written.
However I didn't write it directly in HTML I used FrontPlague (Microsoft FrontPage) for much of it (fixing it in HTML whenever FP does things I don't like (such as selecting a colour three times when it only needs selected once).

As far as hosting is concerned, most ISPs provide a small amount of web space which is more than adequate for a few personal pages.

BZA.

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Post by Legacy » Mon May 16, 2005 2:19 pm

You can use a free host for these small files, something I have been considering for some time.

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Post by Old Man Johnson » Tue May 17, 2005 5:52 pm

Right now I'm trying out Yahoo Geocities (and brushing up on my HTML).
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Post by Legacy » Tue May 17, 2005 8:13 pm

Geocities is... acceptable. My free host had no ads, but finally went down. I'll probably get to it sooner or later.

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