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  1. Colour me jealous.
  2. Where do you find the time!!!! What's your secret? Thanks for sharing. Not really me, but appreciate seeing it. From the trailer you'd be forgiven for thinking there was a human female as a main character. But you don't mention her at all? Also, the breasts don't bounce enough, the waists are wasp-like enough, the eyes aren't saucer sized enough, and the weapons aren't bigger-than-the-wielder enough, for it to be anime
  3. The 3.5 bays are called the LFF option. Mine has the SFF option. The LFF is 3-4 times the price (i suspect it's a supply and demand thing). You can buy an LFF upgrade for the 380 G7, but it's like £300-£400 just for the upgrade. So i've bought an Icy-Dock caddy 2nd hand, which is 5 drive bay 3.5 inch caddy. It has Sata power and data ports on the back. I've bought 5 Sata power and data extension leads, which i'm going to plug into the ports at the rear of the 2.5inch bays on the server, and then into the back of the Icy-Dock. That should work.
  4. No, the other doors are like normal doors that swoosh open when you approach.
  5. Thanks man. Some good ideas that i will try. But not tonight: Family just back from the weekend away. I couldn't say for sure. The repairs on the other frigate were not in the same place IIRC.
  6. That layout is exactly the same as mine, which one main difference. "The platform forms a Tee intersection with the two ramps, and the straightaway part of the Tee (pointing to the front of the frigate itself) heads toward a door behind which is a room containing three consoles." The door that leads to the room with 3 consoles is transparent, yet you can see the metal struts. The door neither opens, nor allows me through. Here. The thin blue bars are the bars of the blocked door. I cannot reach the consoles you can clearly see in front of me.
  7. Great response. Loads of f/up. I've only used the spaceship terminal by accident. I'd realised you could breakdown modules for components, but I hadn't realised you could break ships down there. Good info! If you have more than one base, can you have a ship at each base? That might be a goal worth pursuing. I've completed Artemis ans yes, it was quite a heart-rending ending. I chose to let him live out his life virtually, but i did tell him the score. It's what i'd have wanted - i think... So Atlas is one that i could take on next. I've done a fair bit and my current mission is to visit the galaxies core. Not sure how far through that is. I've completed the dreams of the deep quests, and that's where i got the £15m ship from and a wreck - although it's confused me that although i claimed it, it hasn't appeared in my Capital ships docks, along with the other 3 claimed ships that have. Is there a limit of 3 spaces on the capital ship? I'm not really interested in underwater habitations - having killed Subnautica. I am interested in a second base, and have even found a nearby planet that seems a likely candidate. No storms and the atmosphere has no nasties. I'm still looking out for the "GOTCHA". It's probably a Purge planet at night, or something. Easter eggs and finding new stuff only works for me if there is an end-goal motivation. Not just money, but money because i want to do some that needs money. I'm not rich, but i'm no longer looking for money to do stuff and i can't think what i want to do, aside for Atlas and another base, of course. Regarding the repair, aside from jumping of the edge of the ship to look for doorways underneath, i've search high and low. There are only two ways into the ship i can find and both lead off ramps at the landing point. They branch symetrically into 4 more paths, 2 of which go to other consoles. But none of them go to the place on the other side of the blocked doorway. If i look right or left through the blocked doorway, i can see another door at each end of the short corridor that the console is in, but i can see no way to get to the other side of those doors. The frigate i'm talking about is this type, where you land on the rear deck and the entryways are just ahead of that. It's the one bottom left in this image. Very modern looking. Really great idea with the platinum. Those crystal are not common, but i have found them before.
  8. I found those damaged fleet ships, and immediately got stuck as i couldn't get through a doorway, blocked by some half visible bars. I fixed one other ship and sent it away on some 1 star trade mission. The ship was classed as a trader. The ship suffered damaged to 4 systems, each requiring 100k wirth of platinum. It really isn't worth it. I also read that a number of people just stick with the main ship for missions for the same reason. I feel i'm getting close to saturation. I've completed all the missions from the 4 staff at the base. I haven't concluded the plant chap as they don't seem that interesting. I have my 3 exocraft too. Main quests are looking to take me to the centre of the galaxy. So i'm winding up to try that out. Got quite depressed by the realisation that one just can't sell ships. I claimed a ship underwater worth £15m, and the only thing i can do with it is trade it in for another ship that i don't really need.
  9. It's hard for me to fathom someone of <cough> our age, having grown up without Aliens in their life.
  10. Aliens? https://avp.fandom.com/wiki/UD-4_"Cheyenne"_Dropship
  11. Thanks. I had a brief look around the system, where my main freighter is and couldn't see any of my other ships. Although i didn't look that hard either. I saw something else shiny... probably. SQUIRREL! Claimed another wrecked ship last night worth £3.5m. Tidy way to make money IMO. Nice looking ship that i may fix instead of sell. I am looking for a tough fighting craft at some point. It's one of the ones that look like the Sulaco drop ship (Cheyenne) with the missile clusters out.
  12. Is it just me, or after playing NMS for a few hours, i can't just click on hyperlinks any more. I hold down my mouse button to activate them. Or is that just a playing on the PC thing.
  13. Ah. So pure exploration. Thanks Elovia. A couple of my freighters got damaged on expeditions overnight. I'm just trying to work out how to fix them. Ran out of time.
  14. Thanks. And why would anyone want to go to the centre of the Galaxy?
  15. I've had a servers for the past 10-12 years now. Mostly used for serving the house with films, TV, photos and music, running Plex media server too. I've never spent much money on them and always expect them to be upgraded every 4-5 years. Such is the case now. I am using a Dell PowerEdge T20 - a small tower server with a mediocre pentium G3220 cpu, 8Gb RAM a small SSD running the W10 OS, then HDD of 1Tb, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB. So 10TB in all. Working in IT, a few old servers came up for disposal recently and i threw my hat in the ring. I was the only person who asked for one, and said i'd have the best i can for £100. Late last week, i was delivered an HP380 G7 rackmount server. Here are the spec. 2* 2.66 GHz Six Core (Xeon) 2 * 146 GB 10K SAS 192 GB Kingston server RAM (yup, you read that right). 6 fans 2 * 750w PSU 2 port 10Gbit ethernet PCI card 4 Gbit ethernet PCI card 2 channel Fibrechannel ethernet PCI card. 2 onboard 1gb ethernet ports. 8 hot swap 2.5 inch drive bays. They basically decided it would cost them money to strip out the extras and RAM, so i got it as was. I'm almost certainly not going to be using the PCI expansions, as the 2 * 1Gg ports are plenty. I put my Windows 10 SSD from my current server into one of the hot swap 2.5 inch caddies, and low and behold the thing booted right up. The biggest issue is that the HDD slots are all 2.5 inch and my 4 main storage drives are all 3.5 inch. The HDD interface is SAS, which will drive up to 4 * SATA. There are also no Molex power connectors. So i've ordered an adaptor for the 10 pin motherboard connector to Sata, and a data adaptor from SAS to 4 * Sata. I don't think the drives will fit into the server housing, so they're likely to be externally and loosely housed. although i have seen 2nd hand "Icy Dock" housing that might work. Without the unwanted PCI riser and 3 cards, the thing runs silent, and chews through a very polite 72 watts when ticking over. With the riser and 3 cards, it sounds like a jet fighter taking off. With room to expand. inherent reliability, lots of RAM, and, hopefully, plenty of grunt to do the video decoding, this thing will hopefully last a while. p.s. I've been chewing over a business idea for the past 5 years, to set up a company that builds, installs and maintains home music/media/AV/automation for people with too much money. It's something i get a lot of pleasure from and i think it's the future.