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 Post subject: Deep Space Dredger
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:37 pm 
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are they Gal7 only? How do i find one? Been there for a while, visited both TL 15 planets, found nothing..


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I'm in Gal 5 and it showed up on thw run in system. I was expecting them around the witchpoint beacon but it was quite close to the station. Think it was also a T15 planet.

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Found one in Gal 1!

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I have found them to be very common. I am currently in Galaxy 2. I have even found two of them in one system.

However, I haven't yet been able to successfully dock with one (I've tried 3 or 4 times). Am I just lame, or is anyone else having trouble with this? One time in particular, I thought I was lined up about as perfectly as I could expect, and I went in slowly, but I still crashed!

I've practically never had trouble docking with stations at all, but these things? Ouch.

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No problem at all - just like a giant manta ray. Straight in.
Now leviathans - totally different ball game!

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OK, my first screengrab failed to capture for some reason. Still, this does sort of show things.

What I want to know is - How the flip did this fit through the door??? I saw it a split second after it appeared on my scanner and I turned to look, it had just launched.

Is it possible to program the OXP so that it cannot ever launch or dock with stations? Just doesn't seem right...

Anyway, it then started to manouver... And BOOOOM!!!! It collided with the station! Wasn't me!

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No problem at all - just like a giant manta ray. Straight in.
Now leviathans - totally different ball game!
So, what do you think I might be doing wrong? Am I the only one having trouble docking with dredgers? I haven't really tried it again after my first few attempts. Maybe I just need to practice it more?

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Is it possible to program the OXP so that it cannot ever launch or dock with stations? Just doesn't seem right...
Yeah, don't give it a role that a station could use to select a ship to launch (ie. don't use trader).

You also need to correct the name of the shipdata file in your OXP to shipdata.plist (not shipdata.pList) because many operating systems on which Oolite is played are case-sensitive.

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Is it possible to program the OXP so that it cannot ever launch or dock with stations? Just doesn't seem right...
Yeah, don't give it a role that a station could use to select a ship to launch (ie. don't use trader).

You also need to correct the name of the shipdata file in your OXP to shipdata.plist (not shipdata.pList) because many operating systems on which Oolite is played are case-sensitive.
Ah, that's why i did never see a Dredger!


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No problem at all - just like a giant manta ray. Straight in.
Now leviathans - totally different ball game!
So, what do you think I might be doing wrong? Am I the only one having trouble docking with dredgers? I haven't really tried it again after my first few attempts. Maybe I just need to practice it more?
Are you in a different ship other than a MkIII? I got a python CC and its on a vertical axis rather than the horizontal axis of the cobra - kept blowing up when docking until I figured that out. Still a lot less room for maneouvre now.

The leviathans keep moving so a real pain to dock with - but the dredger was pretty easy. Only docked 2x though so may have been luck :-)

Good luck with it Sics

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This was my first go at an OXP and there have been a few minor problems. I have only tested docking with a Cobra MkIII as that my preferred ship. The dregders prehaps a little too common. Should they be limited to Gal 7??


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This was my first go at an OXP and there have been a few minor problems. I have only tested docking with a Cobra MkIII as that my preferred ship. The dregders prehaps a little too common. Should they be limited to Gal 7??
I think yes and it should be really huge according to description..


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Seen a Dredger - it is surprisignly small compared to most carrier ships..


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Yes point taken. I'm working on a larger version based on the same sort of shape but with more turrets. Speaking of turrets does anyone have any simple tips on getting them pointing the correct direction??


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No problem at all - just like a giant manta ray. Straight in.
Now leviathans - totally different ball game!

Weird. I docked with a leviathan just fine. Maybe the trick is getting to the ship (whether a dredger or leviathan) when they are not moving. Every time I approached a dredger it seemed to be moving, but the leviathan I found barely was at all at the time.

BTW, I am still flying a Cobra MK III.

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