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Offline Carl

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what if a system in Freespace goes supernova in the near future?
imagine that, on october 7, 2001, ross 128 goes nova or supernova. what then? would   just make a patch that changes all the mentioning of ross128 to some other system? you'd have to redo half the game! what do you think?
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what if a system in Freespace goes supernova in the near future?
Nope.  Why bother?
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what if a system in Freespace goes supernova in the near future?
Uh, Ross 128 isn't going to go supernova.

Ever.

There are a few that could, one of them being quite close to home.  Too close.

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what if a system in Freespace goes supernova in the near future?
Yeah, Vega wont anytime soon either..
Maybe once all that gas condenses into a full star....

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what if a system in Freespace goes supernova in the near future?
Even if Ross 128 went supernova tomorrow, we wouldn't find out until 2016 anyhow (unless we develop inter-system drives before then)

 
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what if a system in Freespace goes supernova in the near future?
i was just using ross 128 as an example. how about i try this again:

imagine that, on october 7, 2001, (insert FS star system that could go nova or supernova here) goes nova or supernova. what then? would  just make a patch that changes all the mentioning of (insert FS star system that could go nova or supernova here) to some other system? you'd have to redo (insert amount of the game that would have to be re-done) of the game! what do you think?
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what if a system in Freespace goes supernova in the near future?
Yeah, people probably wouldn't bother. But it's an interesting idea. I think it would be somewhat more important if a local feature that was referenced to in FS was destroyed - a star is kind of remote. But I don't think there are many (if any at all) local features ref'd to in FS...
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what if a system in Freespace goes supernova in the near future?
why? For what I know, New York never turned into a jail before 1997, and when they did Los Angeles 2013 (done in 98 I think), NY is still considered a jail :þ
Plus Freespace 2 is Science Fiction, and in science fiction there is... fiction! yeah  
With all the threads about that those days, it's obvious V didn't really care about realism regarding to systems. Capella in FS2 is not a binary, and I just read in  another thread that ikeya might me a comet  . Really, do you think they would even care if any systems went boom? No, they would just say: well, in the FS2 universe, it didn't. Just like Hitler died before begining WW2 in Red ALert.
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why? For what I know, New York never turned into a jail before 1997

Don't forget, in "Escape From New York," Snake Pliskin lands his glider on top of the WTC...

One of the fun things about any kind of SF is to look at it a few years later and see what did or didn't happen (esp. the ones w/ "big" years in the title: 2001, 1984, and don't forget "Space: 1999")  The US/Soviet tension was mentioned in 2001 as well.  Anything that attempts to predict the future starts being wrong almost the day it's published.
If any of the star systems in FS went supernova, I doubt there'd be any revisionism, but I wouldn't count on that system being featured in any newly-created missions...
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what if a system in Freespace goes supernova in the near future?
None of the stars in freespace are likely to go nova or supernova any time soon so I wouldn`t worry about it.
 A more likely one perhaps would be "What if an alien species make contact from one of the systems mentioned"
  Rather strangely though the best candidate for that (Tau Ceti) isn`t mentioned in Freespace
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what if a system in Freespace goes supernova in the near future?
If a star ever went nova, blame the shivans.

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Rather strangely though the best candidate for that (Tau Ceti) isn`t mentioned in Freespace

The best candidate? How so? Anyway, it wasn't mentioned, but it's sure there on the map.  
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what if a system in Freespace goes supernova in the near future?
Yellow G-type star. 10 Light years away from earth. About the right age to have let life evolve.
 Tau ceti is on the map? Where? I`ve got about 3 node maps and I didn`t see Tau ceti on any of them? I need to know if it is cause I put part of my campaign there as an uncharted system.
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Yellow G-type star. 10 Light years away from earth. About the right age to have let life evolve.
 Tau ceti is on the map? Where? I`ve got about 3 node maps and I didn`t see Tau ceti on any of them? I need to know if it is cause I put part of my campaign there as an uncharted system.

Nope, same here, it's not on the map, and I use it too  
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what if a system in Freespace goes supernova in the near future?
About the same thing that happened a long while back when our latest stellar neighbor went supernova.  
The earth would be engulfed in light for a few days, making everyone get creeped out, then it would pass.

Why everyone thinks we'd be in any trouble is beyond me.
The only star we have to worry about is the one parked two planets in front of us.  And that isn't going to be an issue for a few billion years or so.

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what if a system in Freespace goes supernova in the near future?
 
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Originally posted by Carl:
i was just using ross 128 as an example. how about i try this again:

imagine that, on october 7, 2001, (insert FS star system that could go nova or supernova here) goes nova or supernova. what then? would  just make a patch that changes all the mentioning of (insert FS star system that could go nova or supernova here) to some other system? you'd have to redo (insert amount of the game that would have to be re-done) of the game! what do you think?

Ok, I'm amazed. How did you all completely miss what Carl's getting at?  

He's referring to the swarm of game developers who are modifying existing and future games to remove or "update" WTC references...  



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what if a system in Freespace goes supernova in the near future?
 
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Originally posted by Kitsune:
About the same thing that happened a long while back when our latest stellar neighbor went supernova.  
The earth would be engulfed in light for a few days, making everyone get creeped out, then it would pass.

Why everyone thinks we'd be in any trouble is beyond me.
The only star we have to worry about is the one parked two planets in front of us.  And that isn't going to be an issue for a few billion years or so.


Not true. A lot of scientists believe that a supernova can (and has) had serious effects on Earth.
 What's more the one from the cappella explosion would start reaching nearby stars 5-40 years later.
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Ok, I'm amazed. How did you all completely miss what Carl's getting at?  

He's referring to the swarm of game developers who are modifying existing and future games to remove or "update" WTC references...  



Future games I can understand, but I think modifying existing ones is a bit unneccessary.

 

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Rather strangely though the best candidate for that (Tau Ceti) isn`t mentioned in Freespace


Theories about that Tau Ceti was renamed Vasuda when first contact was made.
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