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by peyre
Thu May 25, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager : Tech Support
Topic: Blocked updater
Replies: 3
Views: 2606

Re: Blocked updater

You can also download updates manually from ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/BuzzAldri ... amManager/
by peyre
Thu May 25, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager : Tech Support
Topic: Can't Download Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 4088

Re: Can't Download Upgrade

FYI, the most recent patch can always be downloaded from: ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/BuzzAldri ... amManager/
by peyre
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager : Early Access Beta Forum
Topic: Last update?
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Re: Last update?

Thanks Nacho! I'm not a Russian speaker myself, but I'm glad the game will be available in Russian. It seemed a shame that BARIS & RIS didn't (and couldn't, due to limitations in the code) include Russian, given that that's one of the founding languages of the Space Race. I'm glad BASPM is going to ...
by peyre
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager : Early Access Beta Forum
Topic: Last update?
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Last update?

So am I right in thinking that development of BASPM has stopped, and 1.6.25 will be the last patch for the game (barring unforeseen circumstances)? This is just out of curiosity. For sake of completeness, I like to burn the last patch of a favorite game to CD/DVD, and I don't want to burn 1.6.25 if ...
by peyre
Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager
Topic: Ideas for the future of SPM
Replies: 59
Views: 14108

Re: Ideas for the future of SPM

Condorito has a good point there. The second part of the game could include potentially more space programs. Though historically they started later--and less ambitiously--than the US, it might be fun to allow other player(s) in our space sim. This would be similar to Colonization and FreeCol , where...
by peyre
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager
Topic: SPM and Liftoff
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Re: SPM and Liftoff

Incidentally, another notable difference between Liftoff and BARIS was that some of the names of hardware were different, especially for the Soviets, since Liftoff was released in 1989, when the Soviet space program was still secret. BARIS took advantage of some of the early information that came ou...
by peyre
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager
Topic: SPM and Liftoff
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Re: SPM and Liftoff

Hello Peyre, First thanks for the work you did on Race Into Space, I played it a lot (and I mean a lot !). About the dates, I'd say it was 1993 and 1994, am I correct ? I'm not sure that PCs with CD-drive were very common in '84 :wink: I bought (well, my father bought for me !) the CD version in 19...
by peyre
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager
Topic: Ideas for the future of SPM
Replies: 59
Views: 14108

Re: Ideas for the future of SPM

I know it's a little late and this is kind of nitpicky, but I still find it disconcerting to see British spellings used by NASA. For the Soviets or GSA, either US or UK conventions would work, but it doesn't make sense for NASA to use British spellings--it'd be like a political sim of the UK using U...
by peyre
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager
Topic: Enhancement Request - Bulletin News
Replies: 0
Views: 687

Enhancement Request - Bulletin News

At first glance it can be hard to get a feel for the turn's news. I think it would make things a little clearer if the color of the title bar for each item in the news items was different based on what type of news it was: Green for good random events, Red for bad random events, Blue for routine inf...
by peyre
Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager
Topic: Anyone using WINE?
Replies: 8
Views: 1557

Re: Anyone using WINE?

In the meantime you could always play Race Into Space. That works on both Linux and Mac.
by peyre
Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager
Topic: SPM and Liftoff
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Re: SPM and Liftoff

Fritz Bronner, yes.

Correct, BARIS was released on floppy in 1983. It had a couple of patches, then it came out on CD in 1984 with much better movies and some better music, plus assorted other improvements.
by peyre
Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager
Topic: Enhancement Request - Keyboard Shortcuts
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Enhancement Request - Keyboard Shortcuts

As it is, you have to click, click, click on everything. Maybe there could be keyboard shortcuts for some of the more obvious choices, like Yes/No, which Save game slot to load, or which building to pull up in construction mode (they're listed in top right by number).
by peyre
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager
Topic: Fun game, poor interface
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

Re: Fun game, poor interface

Another idea for when/where to display personnel needed, how about this? I think it would be a good idea, when you start a new program, for the game to warn you if you'll need more personnel. For instance, say I've just finished Explorer and started Mercury unmanned suborbital. The game tells me $12...
by peyre
Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager
Topic: Not Enough Feedback/Information
Replies: 11
Views: 2058

Re: Not Enough Feedback/Information

Agreed. When a failure occurred, BARIS usually gave some in-game explanation: - "Engines underperforming. Orbit achieved using longer burn" - "Problem with waste disposal unit, very messy. Crew able to clean up. Mission still a go." - "A computer error causes probe to spin out of control, contact lo...
by peyre
Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager
Topic: Anyone using WINE?
Replies: 8
Views: 1557

Re: Anyone using WINE?

Yes, I'm running the latest version of Wine (1.72.28) on Xubuntu 14.10. I couldn't get the game to run out of the box. It would open to the first screen, but: The Manual button wouldn't work at all. The Update button would start the updater; if there was an update available the updater would update ...
by peyre
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager : Early Access Beta Forum
Topic: [BUG] BASPM won't open
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: [BUG] BASPM won't open

Well that would explain it. My main computer is a Linux box, so I've been using my kids' hand-me-down computer. Thanks for your time on this, Nacho.
by peyre
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager : Early Access Beta Forum
Topic: [BUG] BASPM won't open
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: [BUG] BASPM won't open

Thanks Nacho. I've updated the graphics drivers, and installed the latest version of SPM, but it's still doing the same thing. I've attached my latest output file, in case it helps.
by peyre
Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager : Early Access Beta Forum
Topic: [BUG] BASPM won't open
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: [BUG] BASPM won't open

Nacho84 wrote: Sad to hear the game is still not working for you. Can you send me your "output_log.txt" file located under the SPM-Windows_Data subfolder? That might give us a clue of what's going on.
Oh, wow! Sure, glad to.

Edit: Attachment removed by Nacho84.
by peyre
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager : Early Access Beta Forum
Topic: [BUG] BASPM won't open
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: [BUG] BASPM won't open

Update: I've downloaded and installed version .76, but it's acting the same--both in XP and in Wine.
by peyre
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager
Topic: Language choices
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Language choices

Speaking of other languages, I hope Russian will be offered eventually. We've had several people say they wished BARIS/RIS could be translated into the language of the world's first space program, but the game can't display Cryillic characters...or anything besides your basic Latin capital letters. ...

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