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PostPosted: Tue, 21. Feb 06, 04:13    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

apricotslice wrote:
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Not quite sure what you mean by Xbtf sectors, as X2 was the earliest game to appear here.

The ship in boron space is off the beaten track, hiding behind an asteroid, so if your not looking for it, you probably wont see it.


the XBTF sectors... did you never play that one ? ..... god i feel old!!!

and the beaten track.... ? ? ? ? ? - what sector ? and where/what is the beaten track ?


Xbtf never appeared in stores near me. The first I knew of the X universe was when I stumbled on a copy of X2 long after if first came out.

Sorry, but .... Laughing Laughing Laughing

"off the beaten track" is Australian slang meaning to get off the main road, get away from the normal traffic areas, in fact get away period. In this context, it means look away from the gated area, and where ships normally go.

Some other Australian slang ....

"Going Bush" is getting off the beaten track and staying there.
"Going Walkabout" is getting off the beaten track and keeping on moving.

In the olden days, off the beaten tracking was done on foot. Later on motorbikes, but these days its all 4X4 or what Americans call a SUV (stupid ugly vehicle). Smile

Normal is having a 4X4 or SUV and never getting off the beaten track, but fully intending too one day.


XBTF - defo worth a look! a bit dated now you may think, but still a top game!

"THE SHIP" any idea what area it's in at all... i.e. north east corner ?

Australian slang - ah, goodday mate Rolling Eyes
i guess you wouldn't or heard the radio edit of the Australian slang ? goes a little something like this

"goodday mate" - good morning my good man

"get another srimp on the babbie" - would you be a dear and cook some sea food on the roticairey

there was a lot more but my mind has turned to clay !!! Razz


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PostPosted: Tue, 21. Feb 06, 05:03    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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Australian slang - ah, goodday mate


Thats : G'Day Mate

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"get another srimp on the babbie" - would you be a dear and cook some sea food on the roticairey"


Thats : Throw a Prawn on the Barbie.

Shrimp is American and we made that concession for their tv ads, since none of them would have known what a Prawn was.

Barbie being BBQ.

"Coming the Raw Prawn" is something different again Smile

Edit : Oh yeah, sorry, keeping on topic, look to the NE. Big roid on its own.

Damn, I seem to have successfuly hijacted my own thread.


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PostPosted: Tue, 21. Feb 06, 05:19    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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Australian slang - ah, goodday mate



"Coming the Raw Prawn" is something different again Smile

Edit : Oh yeah, sorry, keeping on topic, look to the NE. Big roid on its own.

Damn, I seem to have successfuly hijacted my own thread.


"coming the raw Prawn" - lol, i bet it is matey!

i'll see if i can find that old ship, i'll let you know tomoro! thanks for all the info btw!


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PostPosted: Tue, 21. Feb 06, 18:32    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

If your looking for some better weapons than you start with (you'll need a M4 or above I think), make sure you check the cargo of any of the 'abandoned' ships you find.

One had enough BPAC's to start a small war and win it.

I did while playing the Broke Assasin, and wasn't quite so broke anymore. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed, 8. Mar 06, 14:39    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

G'day Apdicotslice, one Aussie to another (Perth) , I heard somewhere that after getting all the secret missile containers, one would then be able to identify unknown objects such as the hammerhead.. Is this the case??? The reason I ask is because I have found all, bar one, (microchips which I didn't think was worthwhile when I've got some 300 million credits) and have not yet found a way to indentfy them.. Will I need to get ALL conatainers?? Any help or advice will be greatly wppeciated, thanks

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PostPosted: Wed, 8. Mar 06, 16:24    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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I heard somewhere that after getting all the secret missile containers, one would then be able to identify unknown objects such as the hammerhead.. Is this the case???


Not that I'm aware of. If this is so, I didnt actually notice it myself. Nor do I have an appropriate save game to just go look.


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PostPosted: Mon, 20. Mar 06, 02:30    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Nice guide, it starts off well but soon just breaks down into a set of commands. It'll be great if you could keep the whole bar-talking thing going for longer. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon, 20. Mar 06, 18:53    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Probably a dumb question, the unknown sectors near Mists of Elysium and Patriarchs Retreat, seems odd they’re so difficult to find, way out on the edge, is there nothing hidden in these sectors for sure or is it simply that no-one has reported finding anything yet?

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PostPosted: Mon, 27. Mar 06, 04:14    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Minor Update made for the 1.4 patch.


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PostPosted: Wed, 29. Mar 06, 02:25    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Dude Resurection is for AD&D. Smile

Cloning is For X3. Wink

Salvage Insurance is your clone "DNA" and Memory Mapping. You invest into there package and bam your clone dude pops up into your place.

Did I mention that you can buy them in pills. Its too cool you can microwave them for 1min and poof! Your back. Razz

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PostPosted: Tue, 11. Apr 06, 00:59    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Surprised tried to activate spoiler and will not work...any ideas?

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PostPosted: Tue, 11. Apr 06, 01:11    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Click and pull mouse to highlight the spoiler area.....

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PostPosted: Thu, 4. May 06, 14:43    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I can't find the gate to the unknown sector south of Mists of Elysium. A hint please?

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PostPosted: Thu, 4. May 06, 23:52    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Get a triplex scanner, upon entering Mists, head STRAIGHT south. Keep going. I know still nothing, just keep going.

Eventually the gate will highlight. Best to seta unless your afraid to hit something.

OR, you could use the AP by giving your ship a 'move to position' command and useing the marker to pinpoint the south edge of the map in Mists, dead center (left>|<right).

Its the one in Maelstrom that'll give you fits.


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PostPosted: Fri, 5. May 06, 03:50    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Be aware of your y co=ordinate all the time. Get too high or too low and you may miss the gate completely. The scanner only has finite range.

Edit : Also, in some sectors, the old mark 1 eyeball is better for seeing gates than the scanner is !


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