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Re: Oolite FAQ - New Forum Members Please Read......

Post by Cody » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:36 pm

Duggan wrote:Do I delete out the old visual FX OXPs(Accessory's and DeepSpaceShips) from the expansion pack folder prior to running the game again?
Yep... that is best.

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Post by Robsoie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:22 pm

Hello,

Is it possible to have mouse control forced on by default when starting a new commander/launching the game instead of having to press CTRL+SHIFT+M (i prefer this mouse control over the SHIFT+M one) every time ?

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Post by Diziet Sma » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:54 pm

Hello Robsole, and welcome aboard! 8)

Sadly, to the best of my knowledge, it isn't possible at the moment. Hopefully your question will inspire the developers to add mouse settings to the options in the Game Options for the next release.

Can anyone think of a workaround in the meantime? It may help if you can tell us if you're using Windows, Mac or Linux.
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Post by Robsoie » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:46 pm

Thank you for the answer , hopefully it will end one day in the options screen :)

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Post by jeffron » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:13 pm

I'm so glad I finally read this whole post. I love Ooolite and it's my only game. I have to say, I did not know about the contracts... and after settling into a serious campaign I stopped messing around and was very careful not to pirate or transport illegals. I mined a little; not much. I made my way (no cheating) to a millionare over a month and a half of concerted effort in the passenger buisiness. I'm exited to try the contracts, and compare... but I made (is it okay to reveal this?) 80,000 + credits on one trip across galaxy 1 with six cargo bays and by keeping them as full as possible with trips close to my route. I got very good at skinning the trip to the marrow; having just enough time for that last big money passenger and I traded whatever I could. this was after getting to 250,000 with the Cobra and similar tactics. I guess I did it the hard way? It sure was fun. Flying a Pelamis now, looking for the perfect ship, still haven't explored much of galaxy 2.
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Post by Diziet Sma » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:32 am

jeffron wrote:I made my way (no cheating) to a millionare over a month and a half of concerted effort in the passenger buisiness. I'm exited to try the contracts, and compare... but I made (is it okay to reveal this?) 80,000 + credits on one trip across galaxy 1 with six cargo bays and by keeping them as full as possible with trips close to my route.
You'll love the cargo contracting business, then jeffron.. over 100,000 credits profit on a cross-galaxy run is not hard to pull off.. :D
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Post by Zireael » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:50 am

How fast do shields regenerate in vanilla Oolite? I tried finding it in the Wiki and in the forums and nope...

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Post by cim » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:57 am

Zireael wrote:How fast do shields regenerate in vanilla Oolite? I tried finding it in the Wiki and in the forums and nope...
Assuming sufficient energy is available - if you are low on energy it will take longer - a basic shield will refill from empty in about a minute. With a shield booster, two minutes are needed to recharge the bigger shields. With military shield enhancement as well, the recharge rate is increased slightly, so it still only takes two minutes.

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Post by Zireael » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:44 pm

cim wrote:Assuming sufficient energy is available - if you are low on energy it will take longer - a basic shield will refill from empty in about a minute. With a shield booster, two minutes are needed to recharge the bigger shields. With military shield enhancement as well, the recharge rate is increased slightly, so it still only takes two minutes.
In related news, I thought of adding Navy Shield Boosters OXP (an upgrade over Military Shields :P) but cannot see where the added shields from shield booster/mil shield come from in the code. Help?

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Post by Norby » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:39 pm

Zireael wrote:cannot see where the added shields from shield booster/mil shield come from in the code.
These are handled in the core code, from OXP level player.ship.maxForwardShield is read-only.
Check Shield Capacitors, Shield Cycler and worth a search in [wiki]OXP_List[/wiki] for related keywords to avoid building what somebody made already. ;)

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Post by Zireael » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:28 pm

Umm, thinking of making some of my OXPs into OXZ format but can't find an 'OXZ for Dummies' guide anywhere, help?

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Post by Diziet Sma » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:38 pm

I've been working on one.. should be up soon.
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Post by Diziet Sma » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:47 am

Zireael wrote:Umm, thinking of making some of my OXPs into OXZ format but can't find an 'OXZ for Dummies' guide anywhere, help?
Ok.. this is now online.
http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16688
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Post by ChazFox » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:32 pm

Hello again! It's been a while since I've played, and I see there's a new version of the game out! How do I change my commander name in 1.80? Saving the game and choosing my name there doesn't seem to do it, so I'm stuck as a Jameson on the station menus D:
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Post by Cody » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:44 pm

Hey Chaz - go to F4/Edit ship registration. Commander names, and ship names, can be changed there!

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