Captured Thargons OXP
THIS OXP HAS BEEN RETIRED AND SUPERCEDED BY ARMOURY OXP FOR 1.74.
PLEASE USE THAT INSTEAD - THIS OXP IS NO LONGER SUPPORTED AS A STAND-ALONE ADD-ON
The latest development from the labs of the Aquarian Shipbuilding Corporation, building on their success with the Drones series of robot fighters. They have now succeeded in directly reprogramming alien Thargon fighters, allowing their useage by any ship.
The control unit mounts on a ships weapons pylon, and is triggered in the usual way. When the system is activated the linked reprogrammed Thargon robot fighters deploy and seek out any hostile or alien targets in range and ruthlessly engage them. Once combat has concluded, any remaining fighters return to their mother ship for collection using the fuel scoops.
This upgrade is available from any system of tech level 12 or above, and requires an empty weapons pylon and fuel scoops fitted to the ship. Any Thargons lost or destroyed can be replaced at a similar tech level location.
Please note that this item does not allow control over normal Thargons, which will remain hostile to anything non-Thargoid in nature. Whilst every effort has been made in their reprogramming, glitches cannot be entirely ruled out, and the responsibility for any kills made by the fighters remains firmly with the purchaser.
As these ships are robotic in nature, any kills and ensuing bounty they earn is also accredited to their legal owner and their craft.
This OXP requires Oolite versions 1.72 or 1.73. For 1.74, please use Armoury.oxp instead.
This OXP is no longer available as a separate download. Please download Armoury.oxp instead as that contains this and many other items.
- The AI for the captured Thargons is based on the privateEscortAI from UPS Courier by Eric Walch.
- Thanks to Screet for beta-testing and ideas.