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Offline Grey Wolf

I think I broke the Speed Limit...
 
I almost reached 9000 m/s but I hit the wrong button at ~8700 and went to a dead stop. I've calculated it would take 4 days game time to reach the speed of light in this ship, and 16 days for Warp 2, which is it's max speed. Turns out the engine can't handle Warp 3... :D
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I think I broke the Speed Limit...
 
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Originally posted by Grey Wolf 2009:

I almost reached 9000 m/s but I hit the wrong button at ~8700 and went to a dead stop. I've calculated it would take 4 days game time to reach the speed of light in this ship, and 16 days for Warp 2, which is it's max speed. Turns out the engine can't handle Warp 3...  

I didn't think that FS could handle those distances. Isn't there a limit to how far and fast you can travel in FS? Apparently not...

By the way, Warp speeds are exponential. Warp 2 is two times the speed of Warp 1, Warp 3 is three times the speed of Warp 2, Warp 4 is four times the speed of Warp 3, etc.

[This message has been edited by Pegasus V (edited 09-11-2001).]

 

Offline Setekh

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I think I broke the Speed Limit...
 
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Originally posted by Grey Wolf 2009:
I've calculated it would take 4 days game time to reach the speed of light in this ship

 

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Offline Nico

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I think I broke the Speed Limit...
 
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Originally posted by Pegasus V:
 I didn't think that FS could handle those distances. Isn't there a limit to how far and fast you can travel in FS? Apparently not...

Yes, the battlefiled is, I believe, a 60 km wide cube.

SCREW CANON!

 

Offline Thorn

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I think I broke the Speed Limit...
 
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Originally posted by venom2506:
Yes, the battlefiled is, I believe, a 60 km wide cube.


Well according to that shot, hes 4346.157km away from that Lillith...

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I think I broke the Speed Limit...
 
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Originally posted by Thorn:
Well according to that shot, hes 4346.157km away from that Lillith...


IA ships have no limits and can be put outside of the battlefield. But the player will collide with himself as soon as he will leave the area.
SCREW CANON!

 

Offline Grey Wolf

I think I broke the Speed Limit...
That Lilith is in the very center of the battlefield. I started right next to it. I would be long gone if not for that "invulnerable" tag...
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Offline Grey Wolf

I think I broke the Speed Limit...
 
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Originally posted by Pegasus V:
 I didn't think that FS could handle those distances. Isn't there a limit to how far and fast you can travel in FS? Apparently not...

By the way, Warp speeds are exponential. Warp 2 is two times the speed of Warp 1, Warp 3 is three times the speed of Warp 2, Warp 4 is four times the speed of Warp 3, etc.

[This message has been edited by Pegasus V (edited 09-11-2001).]
I thought it was the Warp Factor Squared x C, so Warp 2 would be 12000000 m/s and Warp 3 27000000 m/s.
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Offline Grey Wolf

I think I broke the Speed Limit...
Warp 1 has been reached!
 
This was taken ~4 Light Minutes (1 Light Minute = 180000 km) from the Lilith. I managed to increase the acceleration 24x the original acceleration rate.
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I think I broke the Speed Limit...
 
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Originally posted by Grey Wolf 2009:
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Originally posted by Pegasus V:
 I didn't think that FS could handle those distances. Isn't there a limit to how far and fast you can travel in FS? Apparently not...

By the way, Warp speeds are exponential. Warp 2 is two times the speed of Warp 1, Warp 3 is three times the speed of Warp 2, Warp 4 is four times the speed of Warp 3, etc.

[This message has been edited by Pegasus V (edited 09-11-2001).]
I thought it was the Warp Factor Squared x C, so Warp 2 would be 12000000 m/s and Warp 3 27000000 m/s.[/B]

Actually, I think you're right... I just knew it wasn't  like Warp 5 is five times the speed of light, etc.

 

Offline Grey Wolf

I think I broke the Speed Limit...
I actually got that from an ancient shareware game called Trek Trivia. It actually asks whether your monitor is Color or Monochrome!
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Offline Setekh

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All this talk of big numbers. My head is full.
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Offline Nico

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Originally posted by Setekh:
All this talk of big numbers. My head is full.

mine fried  
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I think I broke the Speed Limit...
 
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Originally posted by Grey Wolf 2009:
Warp 1 has been reached!
   
This was taken ~4 Light Minutes (1 Light Minute = 180000 km) from the Lilith. I managed to increase the acceleration 24x the original acceleration rate.

I've one question: why is the Lilith disabled?    



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Offline Anduril

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I think I broke the Speed Limit...
So it can't chase him.  

 

Offline Thorn

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I think I broke the Speed Limit...
700 million meters away.... good god.. Imagine going that far using an unedited Ursa...
3 weeks later the pilot is dead from starvation and hes still only gone 1/1000th of the way...

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Offline Grey Wolf

I think I broke the Speed Limit...
 
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Originally posted by sandwich:
I've one question: why is the Lilith disabled?    
The Lilith's disabled because I ran the tests for the Thor cannon in this same exact mission. The Lilith's also disarmed. In addition there are 2 cargo containers, but they're just target practice, as is the Lilith. This is really just my basic ship/weapon testing mission. If I'm testing a fighter, I just add some fighters in; a weapon I leave it the same; a generic MOD, depends...
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Offline KillMeNow

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I think I broke the Speed Limit...
i once set the burners to a very slow rate of change in speed but a very very very very very veyr veyr high top speed so it was light real physics i burned upto speed then coasted made battle very difficult if you were closing froma  long distance tended to over shoot your target doing 20000kph then it took forever to slow downa dthen speed up and head back adn the the same would ahppen - but i never took it to that extreme =) i will hav to see if i can break warp 3 lol its warp 10 thats supposed to be unachievable
ARGHHH

 

Offline Grey Wolf

I think I broke the Speed Limit...
The GAME engine can't handle Warp 3.
You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?" -George Bernard Shaw

 

Offline KillMeNow

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I think I broke the Speed Limit...
BUGGER!!!!!!!!!!!
ARGHHH