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[http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~asmith/ My page at the school of physics]
 
[http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~asmith/ My page at the school of physics]
  
Cheers to everyone for all the great work so far!
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I can be reached via my [[User talk:Zeracles|talk page]], or by email (see my page above). Cheers to everyone for all the great work so far!
 
==Current Projects==
 
==Current Projects==
 
===Planet Landing Risk-Reward Formula===
 
===Planet Landing Risk-Reward Formula===
[[User:PsiPhi|PsiPhi]] first mentioned this idea [[User talk:PsiPhi/StarBox|in 2005]] (not that I was around, or even knew the ultronomicon existed at the time), and two months ago got us working on it [[Talk:Planet landing risk-reward formula|here]]. This is an excellent idea, but as he said back then, it's ambitious. We ([[User:PsiPhi|PsiPhi]], [[User:Fyzixfighter|Fyzixfighter]], [[User:Valaggar|Valaggar]] and yours truly) have been discussing it since, and many interesting and challenging issues have come up. This is one of those problems which I think gets more interesting the harder it gets. From my perspective it's great that some of the things I've learned in research are finding a use in Star Control.
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[[User:PsiPhi|PsiPhi]] first mentioned this idea [[User talk:PsiPhi/StarBox|in 2005]] (not that I was around, or even knew the ultronomicon existed at the time), and in october 2007 got us working on it [[Talk:Planet landing risk-reward formula|here]]. This is an excellent idea, but as he said back then, it's ambitious. We ([[User:PsiPhi|PsiPhi]], [[User:Fyzixfighter|Fyzixfighter]], [[User:Valaggar|Valaggar]] and yours truly) have been discussing it since, and many interesting and challenging issues have come up. This is one of those problems which I think gets more interesting the harder it gets. From my perspective it's great that some of the things I've learned in research are finding a use in Star Control.
  
 
[[Talk:Planet landing risk-reward formula|Planet Landing Risk-Reward Formula Discussion]]
 
[[Talk:Planet landing risk-reward formula|Planet Landing Risk-Reward Formula Discussion]]
 
===History of the Star Control Fan Universe===
 
===History of the Star Control Fan Universe===
History interests me. I have written a complete history of the world and I actually update it based on current world events (I don't really know what I'll do with it). I think it would be cool to do a history of the Star Control Fan Universe (SCFU). I'm a relative newcomer though, and only appeared in mid 2007. Sure, anything I write is unofficial and actually it doesn't really concern the ultronomicon. But I'm not a controversial figure and never will be.
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History interests me. I have written a complete history of the world and I actually update it based on current world events (I don't really know what I'll do with it). I think it would be cool to do a history of the Star Control Fan Universe (SCFU). I'm a relative newcomer though, and only appeared in mid 2007. Sure, anything I write is unofficial and actually it doesn't really concern the ultronomicon. But I'm not a controversial figure and never will be. But hey, write your own history! Below I discuss a tool which would help any aspiring historians.
  
What is the SCFU? Currently its online presence seems characterised by the Pages of Now and Forever (PNF), Star Control Discussion Board (SCDB), Ur-Quan Masters Forum (UQMF), Ultronomicon and the Sourceforge page for the UQM remake. I think those are the main ones. Apart from the aesthetic reasons, a history is useful to gauge progress and catalogue the various ideas which have come up - threads in forums don't do a great job, though they are good for currency. How does one know if a question or idea has been posted before?
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What is the SCFU? Currently its online presence seems characterised by the [http://starcontrol.classicgaming.gamespy.com/ Pages of Now and Forever] (PNF), [http://starcontrol.classicgaming.gamespy.com/forum/index.php Star Control Discussion Board] (SCDB), [http://uqm.stack.nl/forum/index.php Ur-Quan Masters Forum] (UQMF), [http://uqm.stack.nl/wiki/Main_Page Ultronomicon] and the [http://sc2.sourceforge.net/ SourceForge page for the UQM remake]. I think those are the main ones. Apart from the aesthetic reasons, a history is useful to gauge progress and catalogue the various ideas which have come up - threads in forums don't do a great job, though they are good for currency. How does one know if a question or idea has been posted before?
  
 
As far as this does concern the ultronomicon, there are some things which would go in anyone's history, and so can be included objectively. Still, I don't think this could go in the main body of articles, so it could be time for some user pages.
 
As far as this does concern the ultronomicon, there are some things which would go in anyone's history, and so can be included objectively. Still, I don't think this could go in the main body of articles, so it could be time for some user pages.
===Balancing the Prices of UQM's ships===
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This was initiated by [[User:Valaggar|Valaggar]]. Valaggar's implementation is clever, though Valaggar acknowledges the input of Elvish Pillager. See [[User_talk:Zeracles#Balancing_the_prices_of_UQM.27s_ships|here]].
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[[User:Zeracles/History of the Star Control fan universe|History of the Star Control Fan Universe]]
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===Balancing the Prices of UQM's Ships===
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This was initiated by [[User:Valaggar|Valaggar]]. Valaggar's implementation is clever, though he acknowledges the input of Elvish Pillager. See [[User_talk:Zeracles#Balancing_the_prices_of_UQM.27s_ships|here]].
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===User Pages===
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[[User:Zeracles/History of the Star Control fan universe|History of the Star Control Fan Universe]]

Revision as of 20:27, 23 January 2008

G'day fellas, for a long time I've been an interested observer of changes to the ultronomicon. Still young (although, I'm not sure if it's still very young, as it says on the main page), but already great! I'm a research student in astrophysics. Star Control II was one of the first games I ever played. I am a unix stalwart and protoss executor - cricket is my frungy.

My page at the school of physics

I can be reached via my talk page, or by email (see my page above). Cheers to everyone for all the great work so far!

Current Projects

Planet Landing Risk-Reward Formula

PsiPhi first mentioned this idea in 2005 (not that I was around, or even knew the ultronomicon existed at the time), and in october 2007 got us working on it here. This is an excellent idea, but as he said back then, it's ambitious. We (PsiPhi, Fyzixfighter, Valaggar and yours truly) have been discussing it since, and many interesting and challenging issues have come up. This is one of those problems which I think gets more interesting the harder it gets. From my perspective it's great that some of the things I've learned in research are finding a use in Star Control.

Planet Landing Risk-Reward Formula Discussion

History of the Star Control Fan Universe

History interests me. I have written a complete history of the world and I actually update it based on current world events (I don't really know what I'll do with it). I think it would be cool to do a history of the Star Control Fan Universe (SCFU). I'm a relative newcomer though, and only appeared in mid 2007. Sure, anything I write is unofficial and actually it doesn't really concern the ultronomicon. But I'm not a controversial figure and never will be. But hey, write your own history! Below I discuss a tool which would help any aspiring historians.

What is the SCFU? Currently its online presence seems characterised by the Pages of Now and Forever (PNF), Star Control Discussion Board (SCDB), Ur-Quan Masters Forum (UQMF), Ultronomicon and the SourceForge page for the UQM remake. I think those are the main ones. Apart from the aesthetic reasons, a history is useful to gauge progress and catalogue the various ideas which have come up - threads in forums don't do a great job, though they are good for currency. How does one know if a question or idea has been posted before?

As far as this does concern the ultronomicon, there are some things which would go in anyone's history, and so can be included objectively. Still, I don't think this could go in the main body of articles, so it could be time for some user pages.

History of the Star Control Fan Universe

Balancing the Prices of UQM's Ships

This was initiated by Valaggar. Valaggar's implementation is clever, though he acknowledges the input of Elvish Pillager. See here.

User Pages

History of the Star Control Fan Universe