NEED HELP - How to get decent static particles hair/fur?

Can anyone teach me how to use static particles to make decent hair? Andy, endi, I’m looking at you…
Anyone who would be willing to donate .blends would be greatly thanked.

Also, how can particles cast shadows? CAN they?

Have a look at http://download.blender.org/documentation/oldsite/oldsite.blender3d.org/57_Blender%20tutorial%20Particle%20System%20Shadows.html (being a recovered tute from the old blender site, you can’t download the examples and it uses the old UI, but it’s still very useful)

Annoying workaround… thanks anyway.
I still need to know how to do hair in particles.

Hi, you may want to look in the .blend file linked here, for a start, anyway:
http://www.elysiun.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=277817#277817