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Offline Iain Baker

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Re: We need a Noob-friendly jargon busting intro to Freespace and HLP.
RC = Release Candidate - Basically what we at the SCP think is almost a stable build. When we're ready to release we'll put up an RC build. If no major bugs are found in it, it will become an official build. RC's are therefore much more stable than normal nightly builds because we have spent a lot of time fixing bugs before we put up an RC build. But they're still less stable than an official release build.

Thank you for that, much clearer now. This is something else that will need to go into the 'dummies guide' :-)

Speaking of which, what does 'OP' mean here? That acronym has a lot of uses, some of them gaming related, such as 'Over Powered' and 'Observation Point'. This could be very confusing for newbies. I'm guessing in 'HLP-ese' OP stands for something different, but I cannot find an explanation as to what.  :confused:

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Re: We need a Noob-friendly jargon busting intro to Freespace and HLP.
OP is common forum-speak for "Original Post" or "Original Poster". The second use is rare on non-anonymous boards as you can simply call the poster by his forum handle.

When someone says "Look in the OP" they just mean "Look in the first post that started the thread".
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Re: We need a Noob-friendly jargon busting intro to Freespace and HLP.
When someone says "Look in the OP" they just mean "Look in the first post that started the thread".
This is false. When someone says "Look in the OP" they mean that you should cut the original poster open. Take a direct look at their grey matter. See if they have any guts etc.
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Re: We need a Noob-friendly jargon busting intro to Freespace and HLP.
When someone says "Look in the OP" they just mean "Look in the first post that started the thread".
This is false. When someone says "Look in the OP" they mean that you should cut the original poster open. Take a direct look at their grey matter. See if they have any guts etc.

Gotta make sure there's no Cylon infiltrators roaming about.

 

Offline Lorric

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Re: We need a Noob-friendly jargon busting intro to Freespace and HLP.
Most of the content here requires Freespace to be purchased to play. (And since most of it is based on Freespace, kind of requires you to have played it too.)

But the total conversions require neither, making them useful indeed as a gateway to Freespace...

 

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Re: We need a Noob-friendly jargon busting intro to Freespace and HLP.
For example, I found that many mods wouldn't load, and I couldn't work out why. It was only when someone said 'you need a nighty' that I had a clue how to fix them.
FWIW, this is a bug in Knossos. Knossos itself usually knows that you need a nightly and takes care of it. However, if a player opens the "FSO settings" window (where you can also select which FSO version to use), it kind of forgets that fact and defaults to the latest stable if the stability is set to stable. I'm currently working on fixing it (among other things). Generally, your stability should be set to "Stable" (which is the default) since those builds usually are better tested than the nightlies.

 

Offline Lorric

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Re: We need a Noob-friendly jargon busting intro to Freespace and HLP.
It seems the Freespace games are on sale at GOG right now:

https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=95166.0

Seems like it would be a good idea to let this be known and talk up the games and the content produced here through whatever social media means you have at your disposal, if you haven't already. :)

 

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Re: We need a Noob-friendly jargon busting intro to Freespace and HLP.
Hi there, thanks Lorric for the heads up! Just done that now :-)
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Offline Lorric

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Re: We need a Noob-friendly jargon busting intro to Freespace and HLP.
You're welcome. :)

 

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Re: We need a Noob-friendly jargon busting intro to Freespace and HLP.
I have done my civic duty on Twitter
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Offline Iain Baker

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Re: We need a Noob-friendly jargon busting intro to Freespace and HLP.
I have done my civic duty on Twitter

Nice!

Thus far I have posted to my personal FB timeline, my 'Nomad's Reviews' FB page, the HLP FB page, about ten other FB gaming groups, the Nomad's Review Twitter feed, the HLP twitter feed and on the r/gaming, r/pcmasterrace, r/spacesimgames and the r/freespace sub reddits.

And now time for a rest  :p
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Re: We need a Noob-friendly jargon busting intro to Freespace and HLP.
:lol:

  

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Re: We need a Noob-friendly jargon busting intro to Freespace and HLP.
I have done my civic duty on Twitter

Nice!

Thus far I have posted to my personal FB timeline, my 'Nomad's Reviews' FB page, the HLP FB page, about ten other FB gaming groups, the Nomad's Review Twitter feed, the HLP twitter feed and on the r/gaming, r/pcmasterrace, r/spacesimgames and the r/freespace sub reddits.

And now time for a rest  :p

Awesome job! :) :yes: