[RELEASE] FE Ships Player

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[RELEASE] FE Ships Player

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FE Ships Player, with FE Ships, transforms the core Oolite ships into their Frontier First Encounters equivalents, while allowing you to fly 6 of the lightweight ships flyable in First Encounters. The overall result: Larger hull-capacities and an altered speed-scale across the board.

Here's the breakdown:

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SHIP		FE Thrust	LM 	    TC
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         Adder      18.1     	0.240        15
      Anaconda       6.0     	0.080       400
           Asp      22.2     	0.294        75
           Boa       8.0     	0.106       700
       Cobra 1      16.1     	0.213        35
       Cobra 3      20.1     	0.267        55
   Constrictor      22.0     	0.292        65
  Fer-de-Lance      22.5     	0.298        10
         Gecko      16.0     	0.212         9
         Krait      20.1     	0.267        17
         Mamba      20.5     	0.272        20
         Moray      14.0     	0.186        45
        Python      10.0     	0.133       320
    Sidewinder      23.2     	0.308        15
         Viper      24.2     	0.321        25
       Viper 2      25.2     	0.334        30
FE Ships and FE Ships Player will, above all, be of benefit to traders and explorers, since Frontier and First Encounters increased the cargo capacity of all the original Elite ships.

For example, the Adder FE can boast a base 15 TC cargo hold, expandable to 30 TC with Oolite's cargo-bay extension. You will find this enhancement with FE ships across the board, including the now playable Gecko, Krait, Mamba, Sidewinder and Vipers.

To fly the new lightweight ships, you will need to install FE Ships Player alongside FE Ships.

For the full FE experience, use Normal Start and sell your Cobra III pronto!

At Lave, you will find available the Gecko, Krait, Sidewinder, Adder, and Cobra I. All will have the 'FE' suffix in-game.

Recommended upgrade paths for FE Ships Player:

Hunter: Gecko, Krait, Sidewinder, Mamba, Fer-de-Lance, Viper.
Trader: Gecko, Krait, Adder, Cobra I, Cobra III, Asp Explorer, and onward...

Geckos, Kraits, and Sidewinders have no docking computers, no military upgrades, no extra cargo holds. Their successful operation will prove a challenge. Enjoy!

FE Ships and FE Ships Player are downloadable in OXZ format from the Oolite Wiki as well as through Oolite's in-game Expansion Pack Manager.

Finally, my sincere thanks to all who helped me get this - my first release - into a playable state, especially another_commander, dybal, and Commander_X.

http://wiki.alioth.net/img_auth.php/2/24/FE_Ships.oxz
http://wiki.alioth.net/img_auth.php/6/6 ... Player.oxz
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Re: [RELEASE] FE Ships Player

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Welcome to dark side of Ooniverse, comrade!

You can also declare your ships available as additional start scenario(s). Look at spara's Start Choices and my Start Choice Addenda to get idea.

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Re: [RELEASE] FE Ships Player

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FE Ships Player version 1.1

Now in the Manager and on the Wiki.

This update adds a script to ensure that the requisite ships (Adder, Gecko, Krait, Sidewinder, and Cobra Mk 1) are stocked in Lave Shipyard when starting a new Jameson, at the same time as renaming the initial player ship from 'Cobra Mark III' to 'Cobra Mk 3 FE' per FE Ships' standard naming convention.
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Re: [RELEASE] FE Ships Player

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FE Ships Player version 1.2

Now in the Manager and on the Wiki.

This update brings the prices of the new playable FE ships (Gecko, Krait, Mamba, Sidewinder, Viper 1 and Viper 2) into line with those of Frontier: First Encounters, in addition to correcting the sparsity of Asps in stations throughout the charts. Now there will be at least one to be found in all tech-level 10+ systems.
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