I’ve just discovered Oolite, although I seem to remember it from a year or two ago, but not having the time to play with it.
I downloaded it again yesterday, and I have to say that I’m quite impressed by the openness of the system, and I have only suffered a couple of software crashes – I crashed into other ships and space stations more than I’ve lost the game when it bombed out.
It brings back memories of 8 bit gaming, and most of my Elite playing was on a friends BBC model B so I never got very far, but I did play Frontier: Elite II on my Amiga 1200 an awful lot.
I don’t anticipate being anything more than Mostly Harmless for a while yet, but I am looking forward to being able to afford to buy a Falcon or even design myself a ship or two for the community.
If you were a fan, then download it if you’ve the time to spare wending your way across the space lanes, trading, pirating, bounty hunting, mining, or whatever your preferred profession in space.
50 days in the slammer if you’re unlucky!
Lakshmana Kailash K. who is described as a 26 year old techie was arrested and held for 50 days. Apparently he was fingered by google and his ISP for posting unflattering pictures of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who is apperently a revered figure in India on orkut (google’s social networking site). Google coughed up the IP address, and the ISP traced it back to his account. Unfortunately they got it wrong somewhere, and he was released 50 days later when the caught the real culprits.
The UK apparently still has a way to go to erode freedom of speech to level in India – but I think the politicians are taking leads from various places. 😉