New ship: Any one able to make it?

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New ship: Any one able to make it?

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Panther Clipper

from the 2nd gen PC game Elite, my favourite ship seems missing from here. Anyone able to make it?


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Re: New ship: Any one able to make it?

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Big ships don't work terrifically well with game balance (which seems to be why it's not in E:D either...)

Here's a thread on the Andromeda OXP for instance - give that a try. If you like it, re-skining it to look like a Panther Clipper should be pretty easy...
http://bb.aegidian.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16532

You should also download BigShips OXP which adds the concept of huge trader ships into gameplay, so you may then also see a Panther appear as an NPC
http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/BigShips_OXP

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Re: New ship: Any one able to make it?

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I was mainly after the gun turret idea, so I can keep going forward but still fight the baddies.. I was quite successful in the previous game with this method. I enjoy trading and stuff, combat is not my bag and the keyboard/mouse combo isn't easy for my lack of dexterity.

a question - is there a way to slow the ship movement on screen when using the keys / arrow keys?

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Try pressing the Ctrl key while using the flight keys.

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soyoukan wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:12 pm
I was mainly after the gun turret idea, so I can keep going forward but still fight the baddies.. I was quite successful in the previous game with this method. I enjoy trading and stuff, combat is not my bag and the keyboard/mouse combo isn't easy for my lack of dexterity.
There are several player ship versions with turrets, http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Caduceus or viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10842 for example offer a lot turrets and decent cargo space. :wink:

Edit: Corrected a copy/past error in the links
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Re: New ship: Any one able to make it?

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This forum is a huge resource itself :!:

With a quick search I found two different panther clippers, they are expensive and an acquired taste...

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16380&p=216930&hili ... er#p216930

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From the Z-GrOovY BBS ShipPack :) :D

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15835

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cbr wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:59 am
This forum is a huge resource itself :!:

With a quick search I found two different panther clippers, they are expensive and an acquired taste...

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16380&p=216930&hili ... er#p216930

&

From the Z-GrOovY BBS ShipPack :) :D

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15835
Some more ships I obviously missed, thanks cbr. Personally I like the Predator (after some tweaking) and the Lifter the most.
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cbr wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:59 am
This forum is a huge resource itself :!:

With a quick search I found two different panther clippers, they are expensive and an acquired taste...

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16380&p=216930&hili ... er#p216930

&

From the Z-GrOovY BBS ShipPack :) :D

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15835

...
soooo, how would you get the first of these suggestions?

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Re: New ship: Any one able to make it?

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Cody wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:05 pm
Try pressing the Ctrl key while using the flight keys.
didn't really make any difference

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soyoukan wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:03 pm
Cody wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:05 pm
Try pressing the Ctrl key while using the flight keys.
didn't really make any difference
You held it down, right?
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