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I love this game and have just installed it oolite 1.74.
Do any of the OXP developments come in this download or do in need to download them seperately? If I do need to download them which ones are the best to download for missions and general gameplay (not too bothered about the graphics). Does 1.74 have all 8 galaxies already in the game? Does it have missions available?

Sorry for the amount of questions. I did look for this information but couldn't find an accurate answer

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Post by Cody »

Hi tglb and welcome.

Oolite 1.74.2 comes as a complete game, including all eight galaxies, and five ‘native’ missions. All oxp’s are separate, and have to be downloaded individually and installed into the Oolite ‘addons’ folder. Much goodness can be found here.

Enjoy…

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Hi gingerlightbulb, welcome to the boards, the friendliest ones this side of Riedquat.

All OXPs come separately, take a look at the Wiki to find them. The OXP list itself can be sorted by category, that way you easily find extra missions (a few are part of the core game, see the mission list for details) and other addons.

The 8 galaxies are all included in the core game.

Have fun and don't hestitate to ask more question. You will find many answers in the Wiki though. ;-)

EDIT: just what the old one said...

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Hi and welcome to the board. :)
Everyone has their own list of must-have OXPs, it's all down to personal preference. As the guys have said, the OXP list is the place to go. Just a cautionary note though, some of the missions are pretty tough and really need a bit of experience and a good 'Iron Ass' ship (fully loaded with defensive and offensive kit). If you're just starting, have a look at some of the Galaxy 1 missions designed for new players. You'll have a lot of fun gaining experience and building up some cash as well as improving your ship.
And don't overlook the eye-candy. You might as well have fun in a beautiful Ooniverse, and the immersion in the game often comes from the visuals.
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Post by thegingerlightbulb »

Thanks for all the info...I'll certainly look into the links given. Do any OXP's have a storyline of sorts i.e. the empire vs the federation type thing that elite two had or is that too complex to do?

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Also can I download an unlimited amount of OXP's? Or is there a limit I should stick to?

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thegingerlightbulb wrote:Also can I download an unlimited amount of OXP's? Or is there a limit I should stick to?
The limit is your computer's memory. Note however, that adding way too many OXPs increases the chances of some of them conflicting with eachother, e.g. one OXP may be adding planets and moons to the systems, while another one might be removing planets and moons from systems. The recommended approach to OXP installation is to install the ones you really want, one at a time, making sure that the game still works the way you want it to after each installation.

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thegingerlightbulb wrote:Thanks for all the info...I'll certainly look into the links given. Do any OXP's have a storyline of sorts i.e. the empire vs the federation type thing that elite two had or is that too complex to do?
Many mission OXPs have a story line. The following list is incomplete but they are the ones that I played through: Deposed, Galactic Navy Spec Ops, Lovecats, Military Fiasco, Trident Down.

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And even supposedly "harmless" things like space stations might have special pirate "missions" attached to them...as we found out recently with Free Trade Zone OXP. :lol:

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I tend to like the OXPs that give extra ships and stations for variety. So Commies,YAH,Free Trade Zone, deep space pirates, stuff like that.

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