User talk:TopAce

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I tested with category:history page and it seemed to function just fine. All i had to do was to create a page named Categoty:History and add some text into it, And then correct all the category links from the concerning three articles. Also if you are doing the Ship Names could you take a look at 'Freespace 2 Ship Database' to see if there is a way of combining these quite overlapping articles. - Wanderer 05:56, 16 Nov 2005 (CET)

Thanks for the Category hint. As for the Ship names, some-one has already created a page that is the same as my Ship Names project. I will not finish it since it is already done - TopAce 17:32, 18 Nov 2005 (CET)

TopAce, our formatting on the timeline is conflicting. Please observe the gray/silver text to seperate the canon from the non-canon. Thanks! Galemp 22:26, 21 Nov 2005 (CET)


As far as I know, the plural form of names follows a specific rule. I've never heard of differences between the plural form of a proper name and the plural form of a common name, like Tornado. Tornados seem an acceptable variant of Tornadoes, no doubt about that, but I hard believe it's grammatically correct. I might be wrong, anyway. --- Mobius

  • Tornados is the correct form if it's the proper name that refers to the swarm missile. - TopAce 16:53, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
    • This reminds the plural form of Sathanas debate. How about using Tornado missiles? --- Mobius
      • The Sathanas debate is about pluralizing a non-English word. This one is about a fixed rule of pluralizing an English word (which of course originates from Spanish, but it has long entered the English language). By the way, saying Tornado missiles is a compromise. - TopAce 22:58, 5 June 2009 (UTC)


Grammar evolves; how old is your book? But, yes, actually it does matter how something sounds spoken aloud. If you want your spoken language to sound stilted or stylized that's your problem, but don't come complaining to me when other people come along and decide it sounds just like what I said. - ngtm1r

  • However (in the meaning of "nevertheless") must *always* be preceded and followed by punctuation marks, that's the rule. All grammar books that I have seen—older and newer, including the most recent Oxford Advanced Learner's dictionary—say that. Check any that deals with punctuation; it will say just that. That's the way I learned it at high school, and now at university in Language Practice classes. - TopAce 07:22, 15 May 2008 (CDT)

By the by

"By the by" carries essentially the same meaning as "by the way." The former sees less use in contemporary English, but it is no less correct. It's good to see you keeping up with grammatical issues, but this one wasn't a problem. -- BlueFlames 20:07, 9 January 2009 (CST)


The problem I have with it is that it's factually 'wrong as far as I can tell, as the Apollo is more than capable enough at the roles in the missions you cited as only feasible in the Valkyrie. Indeed, the Apollo is the default ship for both those missions and most people probably completed them in it. Ngtm1r 19:27, 18 January 2009 (CST)

Spoiler Template

In reference to your comment on this edit can you point me to where the general spoiler warning for the canon FS campaigns is? I failed to find it on the HLP main page, the FSWiki main page, or the FS2 portal. (Honestly, I think article-specific spoiler warnings are better than a general warning, that may inadvertantly put new players off of reading spoiler-free parts of the Wiki, but if there's concensus against them, so be it.) -- BlueFlames 12:31, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Not exactly what I was going for. I meant, where, on the "main page" is the warning to new players that the Wiki contains spoilers? -- BlueFlames 14:28, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

A little problem

Hello. I am having trouble with your Into the Halls of Valhalla campaign. The issue is dealing with all of the new ships except for the GTI-Bretonia which comes out fine. For some reason, all of the ships except for the one above, do not appear no matter where I place the VP files. Also, the download for you campaign does not include the files in a folder or any Mod configuration settings with it. Is there any way to fix this? grunt minion22 6:36pm, June 22, 2009.

  • All the ships should be in the main ZIP (or RAR, don't remember which) that you downloaded. Try downloading the campaign from the Mod Database mirror, following instructions as given by the readme file, and restart with a new pilot. Using an old pilot sometimes causes random issues. - TopAce 09:14, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Sorry to further bother you, but I am having further trouble with the StartComms fleet pack in green, which has the ships from Blue Planet. It does say in the read me to add my own hitpoints and things to the tables, but they are TBM files, how can I edit them so I constantally don't have to keep on clicking debugger about a hundred times. Also, while editting them, how can I change a turret to be a Missile launcher? grunt minion22 6:11am, September 15, 2009.

  • TBM files can be opened the same way as normal table files, so by any word processor (I use WordPad). Changing turrets to missile launchers is done by changing $Default PBank to $Default SBank. - TopAce 16:28, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
    • I got it now, I used WordPad as well. Thanks. grunt minion22 2:24pm, September 15, 2009.

Last one I'll problaly ever ask you about FREDing and table things, then I should be good to go. Alright, is there anyway possible to change a turret firing angle? Like this: example: turret1 fires at targets at a 30 degree on the x axis and I want to change that to 45 degrees. Anyway to change its stats by using WordPad? Grunt minion22 3:20pm September 20, 2009.

  • No, not in FRED. You need to edit the model to do that, I think. I'm not sure about that. - TopAce 20:48, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

I'm having troubles trying to set up cutscenes that are makeable thanks to 3.6.10 fso. However, when I try to test cutscenes by going to the mission simulator and starting the mission, it heavily laggs, being really slow and subtitles take 40 seconds to pop up when i expect them to show up after 5 seconds. Any way to make that stop? And also, how is it possible to delete ships from FRED so i can add more room to place new ships. (example: deleting the GTS Watchdog so I can have room in FRED to place a GVI Cairo.) Grunt minion22 11:43am September 26, 2009.

  • Ships can be deleted using the Delete button. Ask around at HLP about your cutscene problem. - TopAce 17:57, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
    • What I meant was to permenutally deleate ships from the bar that you select the ship you want to place in fred, so that I can have room to add a player made ship(s) in FRED, otherwise the bar gets full and no new ships appear that I add in the table file appear without them overlapping another one. Grunt minion22 1:23pm September 26, 2009.
      • Delete the ones that you do not need from the tables. - TopAce 20:06, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
        • How do I do that? Grunt minion22 5:40 September 26, 2009
          • Post in the forum. The wiki isn't for this kind of thing. - TopAce 09:54, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Sort key

Wikipedia's manual of style says space. [1] Is there a reason to keep the * convention? The * looks like a workaround for a technological limitation - when in fact there is no such limitation. Nx 17:18, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

  • That's what's used on this wiki, so it has become the convention here. - TopAce 20:21, 19 March 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for the effort, it's much appreciated :-) SpaceFreak 22:50, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

I just now noticed that the Freespace 2 Ship Database I was basing the Blue Planet ship database off of was off convention, I really do apologize. --Monitor 22:51, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Spam on the Deimos page

I think it's being really clear that someone keeps posting the same content about term paper spam on the GTCv Deimos page over and over again under the picture that has the Hercules Mark Two with it. Are there any measures you haven't resorted to yet to make sure that same spammer doesn't keep posting that line over and over on that page? - Black Yoshi, 11:46 PDT, 15 Oct 2012