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[Test release:] Super-Sidewinder(!) (and other OXPs updated)
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Author:  UK_Eliter [ Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:56 am ]
Post subject:  [Test release:] Super-Sidewinder(!) (and other OXPs updated)

Dear all

Having been inspired by the phrase, 'Proud owner of the most iron-arsed Mk1 Cobbie in G1' (in Jake's post at http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f= ... 5&start=15), I bought a Sidewinder and tried to iron-ass it. The results were surprisingly good - but I wanted more. Hence - and inspired also by the SuperCobra - I created the 'Super-Sidewinder'. It is not an uber-ship, but, while retaining the Sidewinder's small - and so hard to hit - profile, and its manoeuvrability (actually, I've enhanced that a bit), I've added energy (a bit), speed (a moderate amount), a better (quite a lot better) energy refresh rate, and made the ship more upgradeable than the original. Also, I reckon it looks quite scary.

I've posted a test version of the Super-Sidewinder here: https://www.box.com/shared/moreq536ht. It is setup to create some Super-Sidewinder pirates within scanner range when you launch from a station. I've included a save file of one of the ships too. Note that the saved player ship (and, for the most part, the pirates - both the pirates spawned by this test OXP and the pirates that, courtesy of this OXP, one will see occasionally in the normal game) do not have the full iron-ass equipment fitted. Note that if you have the 'NPC shields' OXP installed then pirates will be tougher.

Comments welcome!

PS: I am about to make available via the wiki (http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/OXP_List) - and via the link just given above - new versions of most of my other OXPs, namely, Fer-de-Lance 3G, Interstellar Tweaks, and Extra Thargoids. The changes are mainly bugfixes and optimisations, with the exception of Interstellar Tweaks which has been revamped to be more interesting.

Author:  UK_Eliter [ Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: [Test release:] Super-Sidewinder(!) (and other OXPs upda

Right: I've put this OXP on the wiki (http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/OXP_List; (fairly) direct download: http://www.box.com/shared/moreq536ht).

I've decreased the speed of the ship a bit, changed its appearance a bit, made various other adjustments, and added a military model that my Interstellar Tweaks OXP (once I've released a version above 2.20) will make use of - and which might be encountered even without that OXP installed.

Author:  Shipbuilder [ Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [Test release:] Super-Sidewinder(!) (and other OXPs upda

UK_Eliter - I look forward to having a look at this over the weekend.

Author:  UK_Eliter [ Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [Test release:] Super-Sidewinder(!) (and other OXPs upda

Thanks, Shipbuilder. If you any thoughts about it (price, stats, colour. .), then I'd be interested (although I don't want this OXP to do more than pretty much just provide a ship; I spend enough time on Oolite as it is!). Anyway, hope you like it.

Author:  UK_Eliter [ Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: [Test release:] Super-Sidewinder(!) (and other OXPs upda

New version (1.31) available from same address as before. New and (very slightly - see the included readme) improved!

Author:  CaptSolo [ Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [Test release:] Super-Sidewinder(!) (and other OXPs upda

Quote:
I've put this OXP on the wiki...
I cannot find it on the sortable list or the ships category.

edit: Pardon me, I see it now.

Author:  UK_Eliter [ Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [Test release:] Super-Sidewinder(!) (and other OXPs upda

Quote:
Quote:
I've put this OXP on the wiki...
I cannot find it on the sortable list or the ships category.

edit: Pardon me, I see it now.
CaptSolo, there was indeed a problem with where the OXP was showing up on the OXP list. I think I've fixed it. Thanks for alerting me, and for your interest in the OXP.

Author:  UK_Eliter [ Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: [Test release:] Super-Sidewinder(!) (and other OXPs upda

Dear all

A new version of this expansion pack is available for download: This version is compatible with Oolite 1.8 and not compatible with earlier versions of Oolite. There are no (other) substantial changes.

The previous version of the expansion pack - a version that is compatible with Oolite <1.8 - is available via the old OXP list and my usual box.net address.

Author:  UK_Eliter [ Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: [Test release:] Super-Sidewinder(!) (and other OXPs upda

New version is out. It makes the Super-Sidewinders considerably rarer (in systems) than they were before.

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