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BattleTech Miniatures / Re: Marik Militia Assault Lance
« Last post by MarauderD on Today at 16:33:17 »
Went with generic because the idea is to have another era agnostic force.  I like to play 3rd Succession War through the ilClan era.  I know most of the Militia either perished in the Jihad or morphed into Marik Protectors.  Now some of the protectors are Marik Militia again. 

With some exceptions, I've been trying to pick a unit that either never died, or was resurrected in the Dark Ages.  For example, Davion unit 4th Davion Guards died in the Civil War, but was reborn in the Republic Era, so I'm set. 

Funny exception:  I started painting the 5th Sword of Light about 4 hours ago, and now have 21 models painted.  They just died on New Avalon in Dominions Divided--So now I'm pretending they are just generic Sword of Light.  /Facepalm
Off Topic / Re: What did you just eat?
« Last post by MarauderD on Today at 16:27:13 »
Last night:  pearl couscous with onions, turmeric, chickpeas and spinach.  My wife and kids like their food very mild, but I used black pepper and some red pepper flakes on mine and it was actually pretty tasty. 

Side of broccoli with sesame oil and soy sauce. 

Desert was some cantaloupe, but it had become a little over ripe. Ick.
MegaMek Games / Re: Java Concerns (Split from Coming Soon)
« Last post by Hammer on Today at 16:14:56 »
Steps for Windows Batch file based on ChatGPT feedback.

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Install both versions of Java:
Download and install Java 8.
Download and install Java 11.

Set up environment variables:
Open the System Properties (right-click on My Computer/This PC, select Properties, then Advanced system settings).
Click on the Environment Variables button.
Under System variables, find the JAVA_HOME variable. If it doesn’t exist, create a new one.
Set the JAVA_HOME variable to the path of the Java version you want to use by default (e.g., C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_xx for Java 8 or C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-11.x.x for Java 11).

Adjust the PATH variable:
In the Environment Variables window, find the Path variable under System variables and edit it.
Add the path to the bin directory of both Java versions (e.g., C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_xx\bin and C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-11.x.x\bin).

Switching between versions:
You can create batch scripts to switch between Java versions. For example, create a set-java8.bat file with the following content:

@echo off
set JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_xx
echo Switched to Java 8

Similarly, create a set-java11.bat file:

@echo off
set JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-11.x.x
echo Switched to Java 11

Run the appropriate batch file before starting Fumbbl or MegaMek to switch to the required Java version.

Replace C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_xx and C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-11.x.x with the actual installation paths of your Java versions.
Off Topic / Re: What did you just eat?
« Last post by Luciora on Today at 16:14:16 »
Pumpernickel slathered with Danish butter and marmite. 
MegaMek Games / Re: Re: Coming Soon to MegaMek
« Last post by Hammer on Today at 16:09:15 »
I wish the move away from Java 8 hadn't happened. It's causing me some problems. Other Javas aren't as capable and won't run other java based programs.

Java is backwards compatible, but some Java programs but a max Java version. You can run multiple versions of Java on a machine with batch files.
Quick question. Why did the IS Clans honor any of the results of the Reaving Trials? Hadn't they been abjured by then? Why would an Abjured Clan care about what the Council on Strana Mechty says?

The Blood Houses and Clans aren't one-to-one matches.  They're discrete entities with significant overlap.  The 25 bloodrights in each Blood House could be split between ten different Clans, so a Trial of Reaving outcome would affect the Blood House, even if some of their members were part of Clans that were way off in the Inner Sphere, or had been Abjured. 

The Inner Sphere Clans were, however, thinking along similar lines as you.  By 3095, following a decade+ of no communications with the Homeworlds, the Council of Six enacted the Edict of Severance, formally declaring that any and all decisions made by Blood House leadership in the Homeworlds no longer applied to the Inner Sphere, and authorizing the re-founding of all Blood Houses without leadership present in the Inner Sphere, allowing (on a one-time basis) both matrilineal and patrilineal ancestry to count for purposes of claiming heritage. 

So if the Ward Blood House found that three of its bloodrights were left behind with the Star Adders, leaving them with only 22, they were granted the right to declare those three slots vacant and fill them with qualified applicants.  Likewise, if there were 20-30 N'Buta descendants (both bloodnamed and not) in the Inner Sphere, they could get together and form a new N'Buta Blood House with 10 bloodrights to start with.
I can report that I was able to install lein and get the game to come up on Windows, much easier process than anything before. I tried the executable as well, but it makes Windows Defender absolutely flip its lid (specifically reporting that it contains malware identified as Wacatac.B!ml) . That's probably not your fault, it loves to give false positives with .exes, especially if it's not "well known" software.
Aerospace / Re: RFP: Shake and Bake Industrialization
« Last post by Vehrec on Today at 15:52:48 »
Well, if we want a prefab shipyard, we need to first establish what components a shipyard needs to be able to build, and what you need to build those components, and how much should be imported or handled on site.  But if we want to do jump or warship construction, the biggest component of all is one that must be built on-site.  And I feel deeply that high-end jump cores are made by something as much bigger than them as EUV lithography machines are bigger than the wafers they process.  And, well, look at how much ASML charges for one of their machines in that category.
Nah, that's called Poor Proofreading.  When they've got pics of the Actual Product that CLEARLY says "Star League", yet they print the description as "Starlink", that's a Proof Reading Error.

Not knowing anything about BT excuses them mentioning the FM for "Merrick", I guess?  :rolleyes:

I honestly surprised yo find many online news sites still have editors that should be proofreading considering most game/comic articles that come across my feed have plenty of autocorrect mistakes I can only assume is due to one of few writer typing and posting as many articles as possible to feed the Google algorithm in order to get clicks.   
Quick question. Why did the IS Clans honor any of the results of the Reaving Trials? Hadn't they been abjured by then? Why would an Abjured Clan care about what the Council on Strana Mechty says?
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