I realize I'm kind of stupid at certain things, which is why I was so happy to be able to make oxps, and actually make them work in the game. I've been out of circulation for a bit due to personal matters, so imagine my surprise when I came back to find that my 70 something ship oxps will have to be made into oxzs, even though most of my oxps are already zip files. Here I've been fretting over finishing several ships that I've had saved for months, and I feel like I just hit a beryllium wall.
I've been reading through Diziet Smas guide, and it looks like it should guide me through, but I keep finding out that what I thought I understood as one thing, is not that way at all. Fatleaf asked if I was going to update my ship oxps to oxzs, and make them more competitive in the game. Um, I was already labeled UBER ship builder of the Century, but now my ships are not even up to speed?
This is not meant as a complaint. I'm just overwhelmed, and frustrated. I installed 1.80 to try it out, and immediately got all kinds of flags about what was wrong with what I had. I was already more than frustrated at my inability to write scripts, and AIs that worked. I was reaching the point where I wanted my ships to do more than I knew how to make them do. Shoot, I can play with Blender all day, making all kinds of stuff (though no where near Staer9), but the funnest part was making something that worked in a video game. I'm not sure I'm up to it any more. I'll keep studying the changes for a while, but if I can't figure it out, I guess I'll go back to 1.77, and just play the game the old fashion way.