RELEASE - Remember This ? Cobra AC (Adv Classic) on page 1

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RELEASE - Remember This ? Cobra AC (Adv Classic) on page 1

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I wish to thank you all for the feedback and historical fanfiction in this thread. Please find the download for the Cobra AC (advanced classic) below.

Download :

http://www.box.net/shared/t07qroo0k8

This oxp has (only !) one skin at the moment. I tried to keep it as faithful to the original on the novella cover as possible.
Other variants (pirate/anarchy skin, gold and hornet skin will be available shortly).

- Documents and oxp have been seperated in the zip file for Mac lovers. :)
- Should there be any remarks/bugs/suggestions a pm is always appreciated.
- For people who can not see the pictures on this forum (Killer Wolf ?) here are the links:

Screenshots:

http://i55.tinypic.com/15f23jt.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/15noz0p.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/2nk2ucj.jpg
http://i51.tinypic.com/24limts.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/2qmolu9.png

Readme Content:

*** Z-GrOovY paintshed (Ze Griff's Ooniversal vinYl paintshed) presents ***

Z_GrOovy_CobraAC.oxp {1.0} 24-feb-2011


*** Contents ***

Dearest esteemed conoisseur.

We Congratulate you on the acquisition of our finest creation and we welcome you among the ranks of the elite few who have the pleasure of piloting the Cobra Advanced Classic spacecraft. May her retrofashion hull lines fool many competitors and foes in underestimating her excellent performance and vicious bite.

CSEC (Cobra Space Engineering Corporation) - Cobra AC Division.

History and review
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An exerpt of the speech given by Daniel "Daddy" Hogarth, ex-navy Commander, current spacecraft test-pilot and Cobra Space Engineering Corporation spokesman for the press conference at the Ooniversal shipshow fair on April 8 3313. North Side fairgrounds, Dodec station Aona System.


"You must know that the Cobra AC and also the Cobra Mk III we know today, are based on the blueprints of the Cobra X-13 prototype that flew for the first time when I was a boy a little less than half a century ago."

"At the time, the design was shelved because it didn't catch on, production costs had to be cut and also simply because the chunky originals were easier to maintain and preferred by the public. However, opinion polls and focus group results changed dramatically the last few years, and with the release of the Neolite collection onto the market recently, the latest sibling in the Cobra family has a visual retro feel to it."

"In foresight of the fashion change, the board of directors at CSEC put a special design team to work to revive these curvy hull lines so prominent of the Dark Wheel era and mold them into a state of the art package our forefathers can be proud of."

"The result is the ship you see here on display, the sleek AC, that I had the pleasure to test fly myself. I can assure you, ladies and gentlemen, that our engineers did not cut corners. It is a combination of robust CSEC tradition and state of the art technology and , and although it shares the same lineage than the popular Cobra Mk-III the comparison ends there."

"It has a wider but thinner body making it "very hard to hit in a Jousting run" as my good pal TGHC would say. This will without a doubt please the more fortunate bounty hunters and privateers among you that have the necessary credits to consider this beauty. It exceeds, although by not much all the specs of its trade-version brother exept for the size of the cargo hold and its yaw ratio and it is no coincidence that Galnav's special branch; the elite "Rider squadron" already flies a militarized version of the AC."

As A final word I wish to say this: She is everything that she looks and more. Review the spec sheet in the folder for more details and availability. Don't forget to check out the holovid in the cinema room.

*** specifics ***

- New Cobra variant available from systems with tech level 11 and up.
- New textures and new 3D model.
- Orange Glow color for the engines. (works only with full shaders on)

*** Debugging ? ***

Found something I can fix ? leave me a message on the Oolite BB, and I'll see what I can do.

*** Glitches ***
- When applying half shaders, the engine nacelles are white. I don't know what is causing this, but you can remedy it by playing the game with no shader support or full shader support.
If you need to play the game with simple shader support the problem can be solved by deleting the AC_Engines_Normal.png file from the textures folder.

I do not know how to make blinking lights yet (like on Griff's ships). I'll look into that later.

*** Credits ***
A big thank you to:

- Giles Williams and contributors for Oolite.
- Griff for his shaders (engine glow) and his constrictor engine nacelles that I shamelessly stole from him, and a few minor parts for textures.
- All the other enthusiasts on the forum.

*** Dependables/Requirements ***

Has been tested and works out of the box with Oolite 1.74.2 and onwards.
This oxp is standalone.

*** Installation ***

For People playing Oolite with full and no shader support:

Unzip and drag/drop the oxp file into your AddOns folder of Oolite.

For people who have set their Oolite gameplay settings on simple shaders, drag and drop the oxp into your AddOns folder AND delete or rename the file "AC_Engines_Normal.png" in the texture folder.


*** Z-GrOovY paintshed - Showing you new ways on how to be seen ***

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Happy flying.

Steve
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Nice, very very nice.

Hmmm...... will be tricky to hit in a jousting run, bring it on.
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Err... what ship is this? Pardon for the stupid question...

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Zireael wrote:Err... what ship is this? Pardon for the stupid question...
Looks like a cobra of some description. You have to remember that this was a time when basic graphics in game was compensated for by over selling of the cover artwork. I would also add that this is one paid artists interpretation of a Cobra.

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It's called the [EliteWiki] Dark Wheel Cobra.

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Even my wife, who was sat beside me when I opened this thread, went "oh, that's nice" - so that's about as big a thumbs up as you can get!

Thing is - what are you going to call it?
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Looks sleek! :D
DaddyHoggy wrote:Thing is - what are you going to call it?
Yeah. [EliteWiki] Dark Wheel Cobra is already taken (and it's another interpretation of the same cover ship (and it's one of my favourite ships ever, because of all the subentities screaming 'shoot us away one by one' at me (I like to comply) 8) )).

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You could call it Elapidae which is the family name for the Cobra species.
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Commander McLane wrote:because of all the subentities screaming 'shoot us away one by one' at me
That's what I like about the Griff chopped Krait... that and the messages it sends, moaning about the loss.

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What about calling it the Cobra Mythago or something similar?

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To me, this is the old limited edition prototype used for "Ship shows" around the Ooniverse. That is before mass production requirements made the design more edgy and lumpy in order to reduce production costs.
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Why not call it Cobra Prototype then, and make it better than Mk IV?

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Zireael wrote:Why not call it Cobra Prototype then, and make it better than Mk IV?
Performance slightly better than a standard Cobra Mk III, but some way off the Super Cobra would fit with my imagination.
Standard fittings would also be souped up a little (For marketing purposes).

Docking computer, beam laser, 4 missiles (fitted with), etc..
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Thank you for all the positive comments guys.. and DaddyHoggy, Give your wife a kiss from me. :lol:


In the Dark Wheel novella, in chapter Five, the Cobra that he stole with the help of Rafe and Elyssia from Starpilot Fleisher's mausoleum was called the 'Nemesis'. Sounds like a good candidate for starters.

Cobra Nemesis

or

Anoter one is Cobra Virago. Something not out of the novella, but a fitting name IMHO.
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