Teretrurus can neither buy nor use fuel scoops

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Teretrurus can neither buy nor use fuel scoops

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Hello again everyone! I have no idea where to put this, so I will post this here. If the mods feel it is better suited to be placed in Testing or Bug Reports or Expansion Packs, please move it as soon as you can.

I bought a Teretrurus Shield Tail (because I wanted a shower with real water), and love it. However, I cannot buy fuel scoops for it. The markets are simply not offering it for sale. I tried to code it into my file, but it would not show in the equipment screen, and it acted as if I had never coded it in. What should I do? Are there any OXP's that cause odd things like this?

I bought it from a seedy space bar.

Ninja edit: I am still using oolite 1.82 for now.
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Re: Teretrurus can neither buy nor use fuel scoops

Post by Smivs »

That's right, although it does seem strange.
I presume you are using my 'MkII' version, which had the specs carried over from Dr Nil's original which did not have scoops available. It probably should.
To get them you'll need to add them to the shipyard.plist, so

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	"optional_equipment" =
        ( 
            "EQ_ECM", 
            "EQ_PASSENGER_BERTH", 
            "EQ_ESCAPE_POD",  
            "EQ_ENERGY_UNIT", 
            "EQ_NAVAL_ENERGY_UNIT", 
            "EQ_DOCK_COMP", 
            "EQ_WEAPON_PULSE_LASER", 
            "EQ_WEAPON_BEAM_LASER", 
            "EQ_WEAPON_MINING_LASER", 
            "EQ_WEAPON_MILITARY_LASER", 
            "EQ_FUEL_INJECTION", 
            "EQ_SCANNER_SHOW_MISSILE_TARGET", 
            "EQ_MULTI_TARGET", 
            "EQ_GAL_DRIVE", 
            "EQ_ADVANCED_COMPASS", 
            "EQ_SHIELD_BOOSTER", 
            "EQ_NAVAL_SHIELD_BOOSTER"
        );
should be

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	"optional_equipment" =
        ( 
            "EQ_ECM", 
            "EQ_PASSENGER_BERTH", 
            "EQ_ESCAPE_POD",  
            "EQ_ENERGY_UNIT", 
            "EQ_NAVAL_ENERGY_UNIT", 
            "EQ_DOCK_COMP", 
            "EQ_WEAPON_PULSE_LASER", 
            "EQ_WEAPON_BEAM_LASER", 
            "EQ_WEAPON_MINING_LASER", 
            "EQ_WEAPON_MILITARY_LASER", 
            "EQ_FUEL_INJECTION", 
            "EQ_FUEL_SCOOPS",
            "EQ_SCANNER_SHOW_MISSILE_TARGET", 
            "EQ_MULTI_TARGET", 
            "EQ_GAL_DRIVE", 
            "EQ_ADVANCED_COMPASS", 
            "EQ_SHIELD_BOOSTER", 
            "EQ_NAVAL_SHIELD_BOOSTER"
        );
Change this and they should become available. Don't forget to hold Shift when you start.
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Thanks Smivs! Before I begin the operation, was this a mistake by the original creator or was it intentional? I couldn't find it written anywhere about the ship not being fuel-scoop compatible.
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I don't know if this was originally intended or not and Dr Nil has been absent for a loooooong time.
My guess is that it was an oversight although the ship has been 'chopped' a lot and the hold is now small at just 10TC, so maybe they were not deemed necessary by the builders, or there simply wasn't room for them.
Any thoughts, folks - should I give this ship scoops?
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Smivs wrote:Any thoughts, folks - should I give this ship scoops?
If it's a player ship, and it has a cargo hold, I'd say yes. Scoops are such a fundamental part of so much of the game - piracy, salvage, rescue, mining, not to mention actually scooping fuel from time to time - I'd say they are essentials on any player ship, unless explicitly excluded for some reason by the designer in the ship blurb/ReadMe.

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For pure game play reasons, for a plain add-on ship, I see no point in restricting scoops. It's probably an oversight.

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Yes, almost certainly an oversight, and as I said above I personally think it should have them. And the points about gameplay are pertinent.
I'll sort out an update over the weekend unless any dissenting voices are raised.
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Smivs wrote: I'll sort out an update over the weekend...
Haha! Finally done.
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