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Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
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The Pinnacle of Mars Explorer
Submitted By admin on 10/01/18
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This Document originally posted in the "Mars Explorer" Group

Greetings everyone!
 
As Syn3h draws nearer to reality, I am fine tuning the last versions of Mars Explorer.
 
2.22 includes the most rock solid networking ever (which is far from perfect due to fundamental flaws in Unity which they have now acknowledged), many bugfixes and refinements, better buggy and hovercraft handling, an installer for the native windows app, and much more.
 
If you are experiencing any issues with the browser or dashboard versions of Mars Explorer, please try downloading a native Mac or Windows app. There are some known issues with Unity's webplayer that I am working with them on at the moment.
 
My next milestone will be the release of the Whirld 3 library - which will revolutionize world design. After that, a complete rewrite of the networking system is in order - which is a project of such magnitude that I want to ensure that we have Mars Explorer finely tuned in it's corrent state before embarking on this new venture.
 
Enjoy,
 
-Aubrey
 
 
 
 

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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/18 - 8:33 GMT
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Great version Aubrey! Particularly with the networking enhancements!
 
I find it fitting that Marsxplr retires the way it is,
that is by releasing stable versions and continuing to enhance it, even in it's final hours.
 
Great work Aubrey, great work!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/18 - 8:55 GMT
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Very nice. By far the best we have ever had, despite the few bugs we still have. Such a vast improvement from the 1.9 era.
 
I see quite a bit of work in your future with this networking, Aubrey... Good luck.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/18 - 9:54 GMT
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Awesome! I can'tplay right now, but when I can!

I can't wait to finaly get the whirls update!

Thank you Aybrey!

(iPod = MEGA typo....)
Thank you Aubrey!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/18 - 16:42 GMT
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I can't wait to try it out, but my sister's about to kick my off our computer, so I can't...  Keep up the awesome work though!  And, erm, not to be greedy or annoying or anything, but any chance we'll get to drive one of the Monsters or the Sky King anytime soon...?  :)
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/18 - 16:46 GMT << In Reply to
My next milestone will be the release of the Whirld 3 library - which will revolutionize world design.
Hey flyclub, isn't this the thing you need so you can improve your whirld creator?  If it is, yay!  I can finally make some of the secret stuff in my world!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/18 - 19:14 GMT
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Good version Aubrey. Quite good.
 
Overall, very good version, only one bug as of late (that would be the "world contains no scene" bug).
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/18 - 20:33 GMT << In Reply to
INdeed it is!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/18 - 21:34 GMT
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eh, I can't play my level... :(
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/18 - 22:50 GMT
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Great version! I don;t see anything wrong with the networking, and booting is fully possible in non-dedicated mode now!
 
 
Buggy physics are far more reliable, but... Could we possibly have an option in the server settings that turns OFF whatever you changed?
 
 
I miss being able to drive between the floors of the sky monster. :(
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/18 - 22:52 GMT
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It's great!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/18 - 23:31 GMT
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What ever happened to taking a vote? On the site that YOU created Aubrey to give a fair chance to all ideas, may I remind eveyone that Mars Explorer still holds the highest vote by a ridiculous amount. Furthermore, (this more of me being a stubborn person) I will forever only play Mars Explorer, as syn3h will always be a mask hiding a true identity of perfection. The game will always be Mars Explorer because a name is something's essence, something that has never changed since the creation of this game.

~Matt
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
*fist pump* YESSSSS!  Oh, and if you need a beta tester for your whirld designer again (and if I have time), I'll be glad to help!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/19 - 1:16 GMT
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Hey Aubrey, I was playing a world on the app, and I'm pretty sure everyone had the cursed "No Connection" status.  That's a problem, right?  Would it have anything to do with my horrible computer?
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/19 - 1:34 GMT
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And I'm happy to report that it seems the download links are working in all browsers, rather than giving a "get" file in any but Safari.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/19 - 14:07 GMT
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It's really looking great Aubrey! Dude you Mons is really cool!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/19 - 14:30 GMT
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BitTorrent download went well!
 
All browser related junk go bye bye.
 
Thank you Aubrey!
 
bam
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/19 - 23:03 GMT
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Hey Aubrey, few MAJOR problems.  One: Every single person who joins my game has a No Connection.  Two: On the cano king world, I started randomly spazzing really, REALLY bad when I tried to reset, and there was no way to stop it.  When I tried to reset, I fell through the floor and then respawned, which set off another bout of spazzing.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/20 - 0:08 GMT
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Aubrey,
 
There is a game issue, particularly with player servers.
 
Most of the time, perhaps 90 Percent, when I join a server, it does not last long.
No matter how good the computer is, how much RAM it has, or how fast it is or how good the connection and router are, the server ultimately fails within 5-10 minutes of starting.
 
For most of the day, the same thing has been happening from server to server.
 
I am using the web browser version of Marsxplr 2.2, using a 2008 Microsoft Hp Desktop computer with Windows Vista as the Operating System. I have 546 Gigs left in my hard drive out of a possible 687 Gigs.
 
Update:
 
Reports from other players suggest that the Application is doing nothing to prevent this, it is not preventing server failures for either server host or server guest.
 
Another Update:
 
Aubrey, as Kruncher stated yesterday when asked what happened to the server by Applesky, Kruncher simply said "Vehicle change killed it" and "Vehicle change isn't healthy for a server". I believe he's on to something Aubrey.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/20 - 2:22 GMT
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My computer is currently not even letting me load the game... It gets stuck at "Contacting "dat.marsxplr.com""
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/20 - 16:44 GMT
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i love the new game and that you brought back the jet
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/20 - 18:02 GMT
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Dude: When you speak of server failure, are you saying that the host's game is crashing?
If so, please try hosting a game on a dedicated server using the appropriate checkbox in the settings panel of the lobby window. I have defaulted the utilization of dedicated servers to off because they can't handle everyone using them at the same time - but if there are only a couple dedicated games running, they should be pretty solid.
 
 
Baba: Is it still down for you? I really don't know what to say... I am hosting the webplayer datafiles directly on Amazon S3, which is an enterprise grade file delivery system.
 
 
You're welcome for the native app Kruncher! Enjoy :)
 
 
Sorry Flynn. If you really miss wall penetration, I think you'll ned to start designing secret holes in the walls of your worlds :) I am now running an extra simulation on top of the physics engine that detects when objects move through each other between physics frames, and then ensures that their collisions are properly calculated.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/20 - 18:35 GMT << In Reply to
Server failure happens in three stages, first Non-connection will flicker on and off, the server host will change some networking stuff, and solve that issue for at least 2 minutes.
Then it's full blown non-connection, which lasts for a long time before the server finally crashes.
 
Common symptons of a server beginning to crash is when players reconnect and rejoin because their text box was not transmitting properly to the rest of us, they were typing and entering words into it, but the other players could not see their words.
 
I just attempted to run a game on a Dedicated server in 2.22, and it was automatically ended by the system itself, saying my connection had timed out. I have provided a screen shot of the occurrence, which happened to me two times in a row, below.
 
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/20 - 21:03 GMT << In Reply to
Is true.
 
This happens to me all the time on the game, I don't think there's been a day where it HASN'T happened to me!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/22 - 1:45 GMT << In Reply to
Im sorry! I learned it was my internet connection, nothing can be done on your end Aubrey.
 
My cable service is terrible... It went out for my entire area yesterday.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/24 - 6:52 GMT
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Aubrey,
 
There is a rather old bug (See above) floating around 2.22, and it's wreaking havoc with players servers.
 
I'm not sure what causes it, why it happens, or anything to help you figure this one out at all, so I apologize for that in advance.
 
Several players including myself have had their text boxes fail on them.
They can still see their text, but nobody else can.
Or it could be the opposite way, we can see their text, but they can't see ours.
 
I have no idea what is associated with this bug, other than that player server crashes are not usually far away when that happens.
 
~ The Dude
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I have noted this bug as well. It can get irritating at times.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/25 - 17:41 GMT
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Aubrey,
 
This is more of a suggestion than a bug.
 
I was just in a game, where the quarry had flown way outside the world,
by the time somebody got him, I couldn't not see land at all, and had been flying for almost 30 minutes trying to get them.
 
Here is a snip taken after 10 minutes of flying.
 
Perhaps make it where after you go so far outside of the world, not directly at the lava edge, but a ways past that.
Where once you go so far, you automatically respawn.
 
Just an idea.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/25 - 20:37 GMT
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But then you can't make records like with the jet.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/25 - 22:32 GMT << In Reply to
Needs an option for boundaries in server settings.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/26 - 0:46 GMT << In Reply to
No Rolf, there doesn't need to be a settings option.
This needs to be clear and cut, with no options at all.
 
You can still do tricks in the jet, just wouldn't be able to go out of a certain boundary, which should be determined by Aubrey, and Aubrey only ok?
 
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/26 - 0:50 GMT << In Reply to
Personally... I would prefer the freedom to fly where i choose, and the freedom to kick all players who abuse that freedom...
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/26 - 20:27 GMT
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Thats how we folks in baba town get rid of there enemies. 
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/26 - 20:31 GMT
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I think the setting for it is a better idea.
 
That way baba can have his freedom, and dude can PWN some noobs without them flying into oblivion.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/27 - 15:42 GMT
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I can't find any flaws. Great job.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/30 - 19:29 GMT
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Unity movement on bugs is glacial. kruncher tearing hair out.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/01/30 - 19:45 GMT
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Players have been consistently complaining that I have no wings when flying.
This has been consistent for two weeks now, so I believe this to be either a Pc or Unity bug.
The problem has been consistently fixed by closing and opening your wings and then keeping them open.
 
Also, I ran into a double quarry issue tonight, which I believe to be a pc to unity bug, as nobody but me noticed or saw it. I have provided you a screen shot of the occurrence.
 
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/02/01 - 22:52 GMT
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Aubrey, as I have noticed, sometimes, it freezes and then resumes for about five minutes. Then resumes the same cycle again. Is there anything wrong with my computer?
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/02/03 - 7:00 GMT
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syh3n (I don't care to spell it right at this point in its creation, and I am also against that name) should still have links from its site to mars xplr.  I don't think the new game should overwrite mars explorer, it should be similar but seperate so you can still leave mars explorer for us.  Also, it would be nice to have hidden Mars Explorer based easter eggs or worlds as a sort of inside joke.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/02/03 - 21:27 GMT << In Reply to
WofLink,
 
Syn3th is Marsxplr, just under a new name.
All of the worlds we know and love, such as Freestyle and Foxholes,
will all be in Syn3th.
 
It will not be separate, it is merely a name change.
Whether or not we agree with it, Syn3th will happen.
 
With Sincerity,
 
The Dude
 
 
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/02/05 - 1:06 GMT
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Hey! Another glitch.  In the picture, I appear to be moving slowly, upside down far from the level.  However, that was actually an invisible floor that I hit while doing 700 + in a jet.  The invisi-floor, when viewed through first-person, was made of lava.  ???Invisible Floor In Action
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/02/11 - 22:12 GMT
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so is this the new mars explorer or not im lookin to download the one with the big mecha thing that one looks so awsome
 
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
and what mecha thing??
 
and this has been the new one for some time now
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
kirby_freak, I have that same no connection problem. Is this "horrible computer" you speak of, by any chance, a PowerPC Mac?
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/02/18 - 2:46 GMT
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Return of an old problem:
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/02/18 - 4:05 GMT
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I have recently tried out the new version of Mars Xplr, and was greatly annoyed by advertisements popping up in the list of servers.  I understand the need to make money off this, and don't care much about the advertisements on the site, but in game advertisements I think is going too far.  I will still play mars explorer either way, I am just saying that this new level of advertising is really annoying.
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Array Jet Changes
2010/02/18 - 11:11 GMT
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Aubrey, for the past month, a new trend has popped up in Mars.
 
"Take the jet, blast the quarry, then take off into the sunset where nobody can get me!!!!muhahahaha!!!"
 
I'm personally tired of that, as almost every time I join a game now, it's ruined because somebody in the jet has gotten quarry and just taken off hundreds of thousands or even millions of feet away from everybody.
Thats not cool.
 
Heres my suggestions.
 
Option One: Create a boundry at the edge of the Lava or just a little outside of it to keep everybody in check.
Option Two: Deprive the jet of any firepower, I personally don't think it should be allowed to have lasers, at all.
Option Three (My personal favorite): Get rid of the jet on Mars completely, as i consider it a failure and a nuisance to any game on Marsxplr.
 
My thoughts and suggestions.
Thank you.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
TheDude
 
 
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Array Re: Jet Changes
2010/02/18 - 21:57 GMT << In Reply to
I agree, and disagree...
 
Option one, MY favorite, has been done, but the limit is so high, it is virtually useless. I think that the al limit for the jet should be adjustable in the server settings, along with the default jet restriction alt being severely lowered.
 
 
Option two is a little rash, I think it is just better to make the default fire power not include laser lock.
 
 
Option three - bye bye rocket racing. :" (
 
By the way, wasn't the tank a nuisance? I find it perfectly easy to pawn a jet noob, if I have some big rorbs attached. :)
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Array Re: Jet Changes
2010/02/18 - 22:10 GMT << In Reply to
What if a jet goes past a certain alt/distance limit, it's engines would shut down, and it's speed would drop to 0?  That way, it stops jet-noobs by dropping them into the respawn alt, but will let buggies still fly around.  Good idea?  No?
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Array Re: Jet Changes
2010/02/18 - 22:11 GMT << In Reply to
I disagree with all of those options personally. The jet can already be deprived of fire power and can even be removed from a server by checking off the bubbles that activate and deactivate those things. If you don't like the settings of a server you are in, then you should make your own server with settings you do like.
 
I am also against the alt boundary. It takes away from the freedom of flying. Maybe it isn't necessary to fly 30k alt in the air but it's still nice to have that freedom. You have the freedom to chose your own settings and i think that's enough.
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Array Re: Jet Changes
2010/02/18 - 22:12 GMT << In Reply to
Ahh, i think i actually like that idea. It would just stall the jet for a bit until it falls back down to a lower alt and can fly again.
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Array Re: Jet Changes
2010/02/18 - 22:13 GMT << In Reply to
Yeah, but if you go too far to the left, right, etc., you'd just fall until you respwan.
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Array Re: Jet Changes
2010/02/19 - 15:30 GMT << In Reply to
BabaG,
 
Suggesting people go create their own servers if they don't like something or the quarry is out of reach is the reason why there are so many one man servers.
 
Some players don't know about server settings Baba, some people want to play the game with others.
We can't simply solve every problem with "Server options" or "go to your own server", we just can't.
 
There should be some limit on the jet, something to make the game more fair for those who don't know anything about the game.
I say the jet deserves no firepower, and that there should be boundaries on the outside of the world and quite a ways up as well.
 
 
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Array Re: Jet Changes
2010/02/19 - 19:02 GMT << In Reply to
Actually, the alt limit all ready does respawn.
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Array Re: Jet Changes
2010/02/19 - 19:04 GMT << In Reply to
I agree with babaG in this case. We CAN go to our own servers, especially considering that so many people complain about noobs anyhow.
 
 
We all look for a familiar game to join, if you started your own server and waited, you seriously would get a population within half an hour.
 
 
As for the jet, I think that a limit should be default, but able to be turned off in one's server. Firepower CAN be turned off in a server, and I do it all the time, however nothing is like a jet laser battle.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/02/19 - 19:13 GMT
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I agree with BabaG as well. 
TheDude: You said the jet should have "No fire power and that we should make a boundary on how far you can fly." If the jet didn't have fire power and you had limited boundaries to fly around in then what would be the point of the jet? Wasn't the jet made to go fast and go far places? Please answer that question Dude.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/02/19 - 19:28 GMT << In Reply to
You are going down an inflammatory road, I'd turn back while I still could.
 
After all, I went through a month of hell for doing the same thing, wouldn't want to end up having to hide as Necon, would yah?
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/02/19 - 20:03 GMT
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Glad to see someone changed...

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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/02/19 - 20:06 GMT << In Reply to
"We three inflammatory musketeers!" :P
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Array Re: Jet Changes
2010/02/19 - 21:09 GMT << In Reply to
Well, i don't see anything wrong with that. If people would rather be alone with their own settings, let them. If they want to compromise and join other peoples games, they can do that too. You can't suit everyones needs, so really, by taking something away entirely, you'd still be clashing with many people. I think server settings are better because you can do as you please if you wish to.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/02/20 - 0:17 GMT << In Reply to
Lol nice!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/02/20 - 8:06 GMT
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Regarding the suggestion to "Open your own server" to avoid the recent and popular jet-hit-and-run syndrome:
 
It is reasonable to suggest that, to have a game customized to your liking, you open your own but.....
 
Is it reasonable to suggest that to get a balanced, fair game, one must stop joining public default servers, open a server of their own and change the DEFAULT settings?
 
I am not talking about MY gaming experience as much as I am talking about the general public's ability to join publicly listed, default settings games with an expectation that the game will be set up fairly for all vehicles.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/02/21 - 18:30 GMT
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so this is the end, eh? well, i told u all, id be here 'till this day comes.
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Array Re: Jet Changes
2010/02/21 - 18:56 GMT << In Reply to
Really?  Hrm.  Never knew that.  I'm off to test it!  Or did you mean when you go to negative alt?  Cause I meant having a setting that makes it so if you go to a certain POSITVE alt, then you would either have all engines shut down, or you would respawn.
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Array Re: Jet Changes
2010/02/22 - 11:11 GMT << In Reply to
I do see a problem with that though.
Marsxplr is a multi-player game, and default settings, and the game in general should be fair to everybody.
 
I'm tired of hearing "Go to your own server" or "Server options" from forum members who know there is a problem, it's sickening now.
 
When there is a problem, you solve it entirely, don't give a stop-gap solution,
don't make the server settings more complicated, just fix it!
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Array Re: Jet Changes
2010/02/22 - 22:04 GMT << In Reply to
Im sorry Dude, but that is my opinion. I feel that it is a better alternative than getting rid of settings and limiting players. I would like the freedom to be in control of what i want in my own sever and i understand that i cannot be in control outside of my own server. I think that's fair, but that's only what i think. 
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/03/07 - 3:43 GMT
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Ok, weirdest bug ever in my life. Interesting story to follow:
 
Hello, I am AppleSky, and I'm a victim of sudden server takeover. I was hosting a server at Dvo's Futura, and had been having one of our famous yet new "App v. Everyone/Army" version of 'Cano King. Suddenly, this message appeared:
 
 
This message appeared for everyone.
 
 
Also, a player named "(MarsBars)+" appeared, without a "So-and-so has joined" message.
 
 
The name of the server changed to "(MarsBars)+'s Game" and the password on the server disappeared. I still could change the settings however, and changed the name and password back. Several people randomly dropped out and rejoined, although they were able to function properly still before rejoining. When they rejoined, they found themselves in "Mr_Mars's Pinball", rather than the Dvo's Futura where I still was.
Several times while the server remained up, this message appeared:
 
 
Not sure what has happened, but MarsBars made it in while the server was still passworded, right as the server was taken over. The server did not act like it was dedicated, not did it have the ">>" in the list. Other than players occassionlly complaining of NR players (Connection was set to RPC [or whatever that furthest one in the list is]), nothing was wrong with the server before this point.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/03/07 - 5:43 GMT << In Reply to
ya here iz some pics and stuff bout dis.
 
Notice it says im host but in the server settings it says that im not host.  lol
 
 
 
 
In these 2 pics you can see AppleSky floating in a tank.  in his point of view he sees a diffrent world thatn what we see.
 
In the rest of the peoples point of view, they see Mr_Mars Pinball.  
 
 
 
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/03/07 - 6:54 GMT
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Just a brief question: is the sub delayed until Syn3h?
 
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/03/07 - 8:21 GMT
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Bam!!!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/03/07 - 17:55 GMT << In Reply to
Bam!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/03/07 - 20:06 GMT
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Bam the third, with emphasis upon earlier bug report.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/03/11 - 18:13 GMT
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Aubrey, thanks for your janitorial work on the forum last night!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/03/16 - 13:19 GMT
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I want something like an all water level and maybe a water vehicle such as a submarine. This current version is great! :)
 
Thanks Aubrey!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/03/18 - 18:56 GMT
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Edit - Safari 4.0.5 was hanging terribly on Mars pages then on more and more pages of the Internet......until I changed.......my Mars account password. Now, what in tarnation caused that?
 
I am receiving unprecedented amounts of duplicate PMs and I think many are having Safari issues.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/02 - 13:28 GMT
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i like it but...i cant find dvos candy mountain or erics ctf world
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/02 - 17:34 GMT
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when will the sub come out?
 
 
will it come with syn3h?
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/18 - 5:15 GMT
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aubrey,i was wondering if u can make a boat for us to drive if u cant its ok i like the jet!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/18 - 5:17 GMT << In Reply to
beatles, press host game and take time to look if u cant ask me to host it
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Array making cars
2010/04/18 - 5:19 GMT
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aubrey, please make a boat or  something like a jeep
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/18 - 5:21 GMT << In Reply to
that was weird applesky i wish i was there to listen!
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Array Re: making cars
2010/04/18 - 12:56 GMT << In Reply to
In response to your comment:
 
The buggy is already like a jeep.
 
We have no use for a boat, since the buggy and jet can fly over the ocean, the tank can travel under it, and the hovercraft can glide over it.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/20 - 0:07 GMT
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Im sorry to say that approximately 90% of all game servers i enter go bad within minutes of me joining. The other 10% go bad within 10 minutes. By 'bad' i mean all players will stop responding and the chat box will be 'frozen', (I will have no communication with any players). This is only fixed when i exit and reenter the server. The problem soon comes back minutes later however. This has made it impossible for me to play games with anyone but myself for longer periods of time. I would throughly enjoy for this to be fixed but i understand if it cannot be done immediately. I am currently using Safari version 4.0.3. I am not sure what other info is needed but i would be willing to give any that would be needed. Thank you.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/20 - 0:11 GMT << In Reply to
Have you tried/Can you use the application version for your specific Operating System? Oftentimes, Connection problems occurring in the browser are non-existent within the application/widget versions.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/20 - 0:22 GMT
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No doubt bugs are growing in number and intensity.
 
*not responding servers have increased lately turning poisoned quicker as babaG said
*More choppy movment vehicles than ever
*Even in more stable servers, NR sign often flashes under vehicles when they're lasered
*impossibly-shot-from-across-the-map is back but shooter vehicle just sits there and lacks the now classic (Not Responding) or (Delayed) sign. No ghost lasers visible when this happens.
*delays in text
*App freezes if I click out of full screen and when server settings are changed
*Laser hits barely ever register on some players and another may register accurately
*Laser hits register far less with fast flying buggies
*Wingless buggy flight is back
*"false floors" - THIS IS NOT WINGLESS FLIGHT! There are sometimes buggies driving on a false floor far above the regular, visible ground. It's like the world is in dual levels.
*EDIT (addition) In more and more cases, other buggies are now enjoying better physics than mine
*Edit - (another addition)  My hosting ban ability is often unavailable
* Edit (another addition) Often I experience normal ocean level while others experience lower levels even in my own games
I'm on the Mac app
 
Now, I assume most of this stuff is due to networking bugs in Unity but if something could be done to mitigate the problems, I'd be most grateful. 
 
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/20 - 0:30 GMT << In Reply to
I've just downloaded the direct download to Mac app, after some troubles with the bit torrent, i finally gave up. 
 
The app seems to be working fine, though i tried to join one game and it gave me a "WWWerror" message. 
 
Thanks for the tip.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/21 - 13:47 GMT
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@babag

Just use the direct link
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/21 - 22:57 GMT << In Reply to
Yes, that's what i finally ended up doing. Thank you.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/22 - 0:00 GMT
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I can just barely play anymore or not even play mostly. Can't see, shoot, hit vehicle and game refuses to acknowledge. Pretty much broken for me is all. I guess some dishes will get washed.  :(
 
TheDude can't play at all, period. Paradise Paintball works fine and all other versions of Mars Explorer are fine but he can't play 2.2 be it browser or app.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/22 - 18:32 GMT
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I guess it must be something with you two's computer; I can play just fine, if that's any help.
 
Although I have heard from several people that NC in plaguing them, I seem to have been lucky and my gameplay is almost as good as ever.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/22 - 18:34 GMT << In Reply to
Kruncher, the online version has always been the more reliable version for me, if it helps at all....
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/22 - 20:22 GMT
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I have tried everything and every browser. Trust me on this. My buggy gaming is toast.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/22 - 20:25 GMT
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Ouch. I have nothing else to tell you, Kruncher. I hope you get it fixed.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/23 - 2:29 GMT
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Hi Aubrey,
 
I have sent you many Pm's regarding my issue, and have had no response.
With that in mind, perhaps posting here will catch your attention faster.
 
For almost two weeks now, I've had a "GetThreadContext Failed" Error whenever I try to play Marsxplr versions 2.22, 2.21, and 2.2. I have NEVER had this issue on any other version of Marsxplr, nor have I ever had this issue on ANY other Unity game, most noticeably Paradise Paintball.
 
What causes it? I haven't the faintest clue. All I know is that the error is aggravating to no end.
 
Laptop Specs.
 
  • 2010 Toshiba Satelite A505-S6005
  • 4 GB of Ram
  • 500 GB of Hard Drive Storage
  • Intel Core i3 Processor
  • Windows 7 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus.

Those are all the specs I can think to give you Aubrey!

I am using the latest version of Unity Web Player, and have tried several browsers (Opera, Firefox, Flock, Chrome, LuneScape, Internet Explorer 8), and have tried the Windows Application MORE THAN ONCE. I have tried past versions of Unity Web Player, cut off all firewalls, cut off Kaspersky, stopped running all programs, restarted several occasions, taken the battery out, then finally went outside and performed Black Magic, then prayed.

I am at the end of my ropes on what to do.

Also, all other versions before 2.2, have a Master Server Connection, thus completely isolating and blocking me from any multiplayer gaming on Marsxplr what-so-ever.

Thank you for reading, and sincere regards.

With warm Sincerity,

TheDude 

Update:

After three months, the problem I have mentioned above still exists, Aubrey, please look into the problem. Thank you once again, and cheers.

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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/23 - 3:18 GMT << In Reply to
Random Indirect BAM to Dude's latest April 22nd Bug Report....
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/23 - 6:59 GMT
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strange... i have a similar computer to Kruncher, but with none of those bugs
 
i do have the NC, and NR bug most of the time i play, and the cam 1 spinning bug is back for me
 
and the game is a bit laggy now days even with a high FPS
 
 
i will also point out a bit of a drop in players, as before 2.22 came out there was a total dead zone after about 8-9 pm for me, then there was a whole lot of dead, and 1 person games, and now it is going back to a dead zone again, and by dead zone i mean there is no one on the game but me
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/23 - 13:59 GMT
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Actually Seb, I think that's a bug.  One day I lost connection with a game and got no games showing.  I did the force NAT, refresh page, restart firefox.  And only some games showed up.  There was no games showing up with more then 4 people.  But I knew there was there.  I finally gave up for 5 min and tried again and it worked perfectly.  I don't know why or how it just did.  But what's your time zone? Perhaps no one really IS on your 8-9 pm.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/24 - 19:39 GMT
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bam
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/25 - 22:28 GMT
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okay i am having serious bugs. within seconds of me joining a game, everyone goes NR and I cant hear them chatting. If i leave the game, it dissapears off the server list. please help! 
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/04/26 - 0:52 GMT
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Wham Bam Turkey and Ham!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/07/19 - 14:53 GMT
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*100th comment*
 
Great! But does this mean this is the final version or one of the final versions?
And why is the website not working?
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/07/19 - 14:57 GMT
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This isn't the final version, it's the version we all play right now.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/07/19 - 14:58 GMT
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RockDHouse, I think that 2.22 is just the last version of Mars Explorer before it converts into Syn3h. 
 
Also, you are right: The website is down. And not just down, it looks like it is somehow up for sale. Aubrey, something is seriously wrong with Mars Explorer!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/07/19 - 16:45 GMT
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help Aubrey! when I  go to marsxplr.com this comes up, every time!!!!!!!!
someone's stolen the URL!!!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/07/19 - 17:44 GMT << In Reply to
I saw that, too.  Maybe the Syn3h site is almost ready, so Aubrey shut down the Marsxplr URL.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/07/20 - 2:34 GMT
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for me it goes to a real estate site
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/07/20 - 2:34 GMT << In Reply to
me also
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/07/20 - 2:48 GMT
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I have seen this site somewhere else as well, often it will take you here when you misspell a normal website...
 
interesting
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/07/20 - 2:48 GMT
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me too
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/07/20 - 2:50 GMT << In Reply to
whenever someone says "dead zone" it makes me have a cold shiver down my back, like "ghosts in machines" are the only ones there....*shiver*
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/07/20 - 4:13 GMT
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We're all going to die in seven days!
 
Don't answer the phone!
 
 
But seriously, I'm worried. I really want to play Mars Explorer.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/07/20 - 12:28 GMT << In Reply to
Well all you gotta do is uncheck the "I'm a member" box, and you can get in.

The authentication server is down, but you can still play. You just gotta be a non-registered user for a bit.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
The worlds are all gone from the place where you host!
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2010/07/20 - 12:55 GMT
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Not for me.... I just hosted a Freestyle game.
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Array Re: Jet Changes
2011/03/13 - 17:18 GMT << In Reply to
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Array Re: Jet Changes
2011/03/13 - 17:52 GMT << In Reply to
Now that's an "Empty comment" :D
 
*Laughs at own bad joke*
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2011/03/13 - 18:15 GMT
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Hi Aubrey regarding your statement in this post - "I want to ensure that we have Mars Explorer finely tuned in it's corrent state before embarking on this new venture."
 
On my '08 iMac that I re-boot daily and keep fastidiously sterile with Onyx and having:
Deleted Syn3h beta and it's related files
Deleted all Mars-related files
Deleted latest Unity plug-in
Deleted Mars app
Deleted all browser cookies
Deleted all Flash cookies
Deleted Widget
then tried again to carefully use one choice to play at a time and cleaning up my compy afterward, version 2.22 is too bugged for me to play with too many bugs to list.
 
I guess I'll get some chores done.
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2011/06/17 - 3:19 GMT
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lookin great i havent been on for sometime but i've been catching up on downloads and stuff but yea aubrey your doin great
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Array Re: Mars Explorer 2.22 Final
2014/05/01 - 22:36 GMT << In Reply to
on veut jouer, svp!
 
 

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