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mugsy69
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Small yet important tool.

#1 Post by mugsy69 » Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:50 am

Like MOO3, I believe FreeOrion needs an alarm clock and/or a time reminder. It was the feature I needed most in MOO2, but didn't have and it was my favorite feature of MOO3. Anybody who has a job (unfortunately not me right now) knows how precious that little 'It's 8:00, Go to Work' alarm is. I've looked around the forums and haven't found anything mentioning this, but I think it's very important. If the game allows you to immerse yourself in it, and I believe FO will be that way, then it is WAY too easy to lose track of time. Anyway, there's my two cents for the day.

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#2 Post by guiguibaah » Tue Nov 04, 2003 6:32 am

Seconded
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#3 Post by skdiw » Tue Nov 04, 2003 8:27 am

We are doing a giant comet that flashes across the galaxy map. I think it is being implemented already for v.1 (see arts/graphics thread), but not sure.
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#4 Post by Sidewalker » Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:07 pm

No, it is better to make flashing message "You have 2 minutes to save and quit!". And if player didn't do it, the game crashes and leaves message flashing "All your base are belong to us!" :D
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#5 Post by Impaler » Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:34 pm

Yes that sound even better, an automatic save and quit timer.

At any time the player can activate the "NO you can not have 1 more Turn Clock" and it ticks down and cant be stoped. When it runs out the game is saved and the program automaticaly exits. This could totaly revolutionize gaming and alow us to actualy have lives!!
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#6 Post by tzlaine » Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:54 pm

I'm putting in a tool that runs "cd /; rm -rf" as the root user when the timer goes off. If this is too technical for you, just trust me -- I know what I'm doing.

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#7 Post by skdiw » Tue Nov 04, 2003 3:26 pm

Mind as well as do rm * for those load and reload cheaters!!
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#8 Post by Sidewalker » Wed Nov 05, 2003 4:40 pm

format c: /y should do it too :lol:
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#9 Post by utilae » Wed Nov 05, 2003 6:42 pm

What about an mp3 player?

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