I'm Baaack....

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Post #21by Don. Edwards » 14.10.2007, 02:49

Hey Bob,

Good to hear you are back. Hope to have lively conversations with you in the future.

Don. Edwards
I am officially a retired member.
I might answer a PM or a post if its relevant to something.

Ah, never say never!!
Past texture releases, Hmm let me think about it

Thanks for your understanding.

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Post #22by TERRIER » 14.10.2007, 10:55

Great to see you back, Bob!

regards,
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Post #23by bh » 14.10.2007, 11:27

Blimey... not only Bob but Grant and TERRIER too!
regards...bh.

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Post #24by Boux » 14.10.2007, 12:05

Welcome back!
This forum has been missing you, for sure.
Congrats for your new PC. Enjoy!
But why don't you trash Windows and give a go to Linux?
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Post #25by BobHegwood » 14.10.2007, 12:34

Don. Edwards wrote:Hey Bob,

Good to hear you are back. Hope to have lively conversations with you in the future.

Don. Edwards


Aw shucks folks...

Don, you KNOW that if I act like I AM, then Selden will just have to boot
me back OFF of the forum. I'm going to TRY to be good for a while. It's
tough, but I'll try. Honest Selden! :wink:

Look at the bright side though... It shouldn't get too boring here for a
while. Hee, hee...
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Post #26by BobHegwood » 14.10.2007, 12:36

bh wrote:Blimey... not only Bob but Grant and TERRIER too!


Yeah, we were all in a London pub for a while. Hiccup!

Love you guys, and Boux - What the hell is Linux? :roll:
Hee, hee again.
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Post #27by Boux » 14.10.2007, 18:30

BobHegwood wrote:
Love you guys, and Boux - What the hell is Linux? :roll:
Hee, hee again.

Linux?
Well, just:
- a way to get rid of windows ... and ...
- don't shell $$s for an OS
- very easy way to build from the latest CVS tree
- quick changes to the code, builds and testing
- smoother Celestia run
- make others believe you're a geek!
He, most importantly, have fun :D
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Post #28by LordFerret » 14.10.2007, 23:00

I only vaguely remember you, too new at the time, but - Welcome back! :D

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Post #29by buggs_moran » 14.10.2007, 23:33

Welcome back Bob. Glad everything turned out well.
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Post #30by Brendan » 15.10.2007, 12:07

Hello again Bob, I'm back too. :lol:
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Post #31by ElChristou » 15.10.2007, 12:13

Hey, how many Old timers! Cool to see you all!
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Post #32by BobHegwood » 15.10.2007, 16:31

Brendan wrote:Hello again Bob, I'm back too. :lol:


Good for you... Were you in a hospital too? :lol:

Sorry, couldn't resist. You guys oughtta KNOW how I am by now.
Hee, hee again. Damn, I'm having fun with this new PC, but a note to all:

Don't EVER use Windows Home Premium Vista. Whatta piece of crap.
First, I tried using the thing in it's natural mode, and it kept locking up and
freezing every 20 minutes or so.

NOW, I'm using it in the XP-compatible mode, and nothing works as it
should. If I add a new sound and apply it to Windows start-up only, it
plays every time I start ANY program. Just one small example. You
should have seen what I had to do to get Celestia working again.
Man Oh Man...
Brain-Dead Geezer Bob is now using...
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Gateway Pentium Dual-Core CPU E5200, 2.5GHz
7 GB RAM, 500 GB hard disk, Nvidia GeForce 7100
Nvidia nForce 630i, 1680x1050 screen, Latest SVN

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Post #33by Guckytos » 15.10.2007, 18:03

Hey Bob,

can't you downgrade to Windows XP (Professional)? I think they offer it now for PCs, at least the bigger companies like Dell, if i remenber the article correctly.

I will start using Vista, when they pry XP out of my dead cold harddrive :lol:

BobHegwood wrote:
Brendan wrote:Hello again Bob, I'm back too. :lol:

Good for you... Were you in a hospital too? :lol:

Sorry, couldn't resist. You guys oughtta KNOW how I am by now.
Hee, hee again. Damn, I'm having fun with this new PC, but a note to all:

Don't EVER use Windows Home Premium Vista. Whatta piece of crap.
First, I tried using the thing in it's natural mode, and it kept locking up and
freezing every 20 minutes or so.

NOW, I'm using it in the XP-compatible mode, and nothing works as it
should. If I add a new sound and apply it to Windows start-up only, it
plays every time I start ANY program. Just one small example. You
should have seen what I had to do to get Celestia working again.
Man Oh Man...

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Post #34by BobHegwood » 15.10.2007, 18:14

Guckytos wrote:Hey Bob,

can't you downgrade to Windows XP (Professional)? I think they offer it now for PCs, at least the bigger companies like Dell, if i remenber the article correctly.

I will start using Vista, when they pry XP out of my dead cold harddrive :lol:


I'm going to TRY and get it I think. Surely someone will sell me an XP disk.
Are you telling me that I can't get one? If THAT's the case, I guess I'll just
hafta put up with this stupid thing until I get some more updates.

Is anyone else out there using Vista?
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Post #35by Rassilon » 20.10.2007, 23:47

bh wrote:Blimey... not only Bob but Grant and TERRIER too!


Almost makes you wonder if it was destiny ;)
I'm trying to teach the cavemen how to play scrabble, its uphill work. The only word they know is Uhh and they dont know how to spell it!

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Post #36by ANDREA » 21.10.2007, 08:16

Hey Bob, very happy to see you here once again, welcome! :wink:
I consider you my cel scripts teacher, some of my Tours are based on your previous works, and all the others have been inspited by this experience. My students enjoy them.
Thank you for all what you did and what you are going to do.
Bye

Andrea :D
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Post #37by BobHegwood » 21.10.2007, 14:36

ANDREA wrote:Hey Bob, very happy to see you here once again, welcome! :wink:
I consider you my cel scripts teacher, some of my Tours are based on your previous works, and all the others have been inspited by this experience. My students enjoy them.
Thank you for all what you did and what you are going to do.
Bye

Andrea :D


Didn't really do that much Andrea, but thanks very much for the kind
words. I really missed this place while I was away. Got to go to the
hospital again tomorrow, but I believe that I'll be coming back this time.
:lol:

By the way, I am going to re-write my original tour scripts (in CEL of
course). I just don't have the brains anymore to understand LUA. The
reason I wrote ANY scripts in the first place was simply to show off
what this marvelous piece of software could do for the average Joe
on the street who knows NOTHING about space. Seems to have
worked around here at least. My neighbors all want me to set up
Celestia on their PC's. :wink:
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7 GB RAM, 500 GB hard disk, Nvidia GeForce 7100
Nvidia nForce 630i, 1680x1050 screen, Latest SVN

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Post #38by ANDREA » 21.10.2007, 15:23

BobHegwood wrote: Didn't really do that much Andrea, but thanks very much for the kind words. I really missed this place while I was away.
No, you inspired a lot of people to go on with cel scripting, giving us well done and inspiring scripts.
This is what happened to me, at least. :wink:

BobHegwood wrote:Got to go to the hospital again tomorrow, but I believe that I'll be coming back this time.
:lol
Sure you'll do! :D
BobHegwood wrote: By the way, I am going to re-write my original tour scripts (in CEL of course). I just don't have the brains anymore to understand LUA. The reason I wrote ANY scripts in the first place was simply to show off what this marvelous piece of software could do for the average Joe on the street who knows NOTHING about space. Seems to have worked around here at least. :wink:

Now that I see you have a PC that allows you to enjoy all the wonderful stuff made available in the last year, I'll be pleased, if you agree, to submit you one of my scripts (sorry, in Italian, but the images will clarify the intentions) to know your opinion. 8)
Bye soon

Andrea :D
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Post #39by BobHegwood » 21.10.2007, 16:33

ANDREA wrote:
Now that I see you have a PC that allows you to enjoy all the wonderful stuff made available in the last year, I'll be pleased, if you agree, to submit you one of my scripts (sorry, in Italian, but the images will clarify the intentions) to know your opinion. 8)
Bye soon

Andrea :D


Certainly my friend... Feel free to e-mail an attachment to me if you like.
My e-mail is available in my profile, but it's also here:
bhegwood@woh.rr.com
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Post #40by hank » 21.10.2007, 17:04

BobHegwood wrote:I just don't have the brains anymore to understand LUA.

You're probably underestimating yourself. Lua isn't really that hard to learn (and it can do so much more).

- Hank


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