Using the towbar

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Using the towbar

Post by kcallis » Thu May 30, 2019 5:27 pm

I thought I would give a try to using the towbar. So I exited the station, activated my towbar and then looked for the T on the compass. I have been to the back of the station and still have not found the medical ship. I tried to make use of the telescope, but to no avail. So what I am not doing to find the stranded ship?

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Re: Using the towbar

Post by kcallis » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:45 am

kcallis wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 5:27 pm
I thought I would give a try to using the towbar. So I exited the station, activated my towbar and then looked for the T on the compass. I have been to the back of the station and still have not found the medical ship. I tried to make use of the telescope, but to no avail. So what I am not doing to find the stranded ship?
This evening I decided to use the Easy Start which gives me a Cobra III in Tionisla. After getting an Advanced Compass, I decided to do a tow-bar bar mission. Looking at the compass for once, I saw a T for the stranded ship, and decided to pull it on. I finished the tow and exited the game (I forgot to save). Not a problem, I head out to find the Moray, but this time when I start searching the compass, I find multiple "T" markers for planets, but nothing for the tow-bar ship. I followed many of the "T" markers, but they were in fact planets. So what can I do to actually, find the tow-bar ship?

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Re: Using the towbar

Post by phkb » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:05 am

In Tionisla, with the Planetary Compass installed, any planets will get a "T" on the compass, so there will be multiple "T"'s in system. I just did a test, started in Tionisla with the "Easy Start", added a compass and towbar, and the first towbar mission only gets initiated after I launched and then redocked. I got a message about a rescue, and then when I launched the ship was there. Hope that helps a bit, anyway.

Also you might get more response from the author of "Towbar" (Norby) if you post your question in the Towbar thread instead, as he probably has that thread tagged to send him emails when someone posts in it.

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Re: Using the towbar

Post by kcallis » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:20 am

Thanks for the response... I didn't think about re-docking! But, in thinking about it a little more, I had already had the mission already saved, and I still get the messages from the Moray that it is behind station, but never a marker for the tow-bar mission. Space is pretty big, so I never can even eyeball the ship (nor can I do a "r" scan). But I will post this on the proper thread.

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