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==History==
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'''IRCMFD''' was a plugin [[add-on]] for [[Orbiter]] that connected to the [[IRC|Orbiter IRC]] network and allowed users to chat live on-line with others whilst flying in Orbiter.
 
 
IRC MFD was a plugin addon for Orbiter that connected to the [[IRC|Orbiter IRC]] network and allowed users to chat live on-line with others whilst flying in Orbiter.
 
  
 
Secondarily there were (undocumented) features that allowed users to transmit, over a hidden IRC channel, telemetry of their position relative to planets or other ships and have other connected users automatically parse this information and render their ships locally.
 
Secondarily there were (undocumented) features that allowed users to transmit, over a hidden IRC channel, telemetry of their position relative to planets or other ships and have other connected users automatically parse this information and render their ships locally.
  
Consequently this was the first recorded interactive [[Multiplayer|multiplayer]] addon for Orbiter.
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Consequently this was the first recorded interactive [[Multi-player|multi-player]] add-on for Orbiter.
  
The method of operation was crude, requiring the user to manually activate a telemetry burst after each attitude or thrust. Time acceleration, ever a thorny problem with multiplayer environments, needed to be used carefully. Docking was unmanaged. IRCMFD was therefore deemed the first-generation multiplayer environment.
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The method of operation was crude, requiring the user to manually activate a telemetry burst after each attitude or thrust. Time acceleration, ever a thorny problem with multi-player environments, needed to be used carefully. Docking was unmanaged. '''IRCMFD''' was therefore deemed the first-generation multi-player environment.
  
 
==Current status==
 
==Current status==
  
IRC MFD has fallen into abeyance since 2003. Future development is unlikely and a public download site is not known.
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'''IRCMFD''' has fallen into abeyance since 2003. Future development is unlikely and a public download site is not known.
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This addon is not compatible with the latest releases of Orbiter.
  
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==See also==
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* [[Multi-player]] -- an overview of multi-player add-ons for Orbiter
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* [[Multiorb]]
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* [[OMP]]
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* [[Project Hamac]]
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* [http://orbit.m6.net/v2/read.asp?id=15687 Forum Thread]
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* [http://users.tkk.fi/~tylisirn/orbitermisc/test/ircMFD.txt Instructions]
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* [http://www.hut.fi/~tylisirn/orbitermisc/test/IRCMFD.dll Module]
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* [http://www.hut.fi/~tylisirn/orbitermisc/test/ Documentation and Test Files]
  
[[Category:Addons]]
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[[Category:Add-ons]]
[[Category:MFD addons]]
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[[Category:MFD add-ons]]
[[Category:Multiplayer addons]]
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[[Category:Multi-player add-ons]]
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[[Category:Add-ons by Toni Ylisirnio]]

Latest revision as of 18:28, 22 March 2012

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Author: Toni Ylisirniö
Current version: Unknown
Compatibility: Unknown


IRCMFD was a plugin add-on for Orbiter that connected to the Orbiter IRC network and allowed users to chat live on-line with others whilst flying in Orbiter.

Secondarily there were (undocumented) features that allowed users to transmit, over a hidden IRC channel, telemetry of their position relative to planets or other ships and have other connected users automatically parse this information and render their ships locally.

Consequently this was the first recorded interactive multi-player add-on for Orbiter.

The method of operation was crude, requiring the user to manually activate a telemetry burst after each attitude or thrust. Time acceleration, ever a thorny problem with multi-player environments, needed to be used carefully. Docking was unmanaged. IRCMFD was therefore deemed the first-generation multi-player environment.

Current status[edit]

IRCMFD has fallen into abeyance since 2003. Future development is unlikely and a public download site is not known. This addon is not compatible with the latest releases of Orbiter.

See also[edit]