Classic Super-Pythons

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Overview

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This OXZ updates two of Aegidian's early OXP ships, the Python Class Cruiser and the Python Eunectes Turbo.

They now have updated high resolution graphics and will look best with shaders enabled although this is not essential. Engine and gun sub-entities have been added. The ship specifications have been carried over from the earlier OXPs, with just a few code updates for current Oolite versions. This expansion is intended for Oolite v1.80 or above.

The full details on each ship and their specifications can be found on the ships' individual wiki pages which are reproduced below.

Features

The Classic Super-Pythons share all the same features as the other expansions in the Classic Ships suite.

Enhanced graphics with improved detailing and normal, emission and specular mapping. The designs and colours are based on Aegidian's original work.

If an NPC is severely damaged in battle and the pilot ejects the ship will progressively become derelict. The ship loses power and the navigation strobes will stop, the lights fade, followed by the engine glow, and finally the derelict is left gently tumbling in space.

Compatibility

Although a part of the Classic Ships suite of expansions this OXP is fully self-contained, and is compatible with and should work well with the default ships and all other shipsets/ship OXPs.

Author

OXP by Smivs

Credits

Aegidian, for the models, design specifications and the original textures from which I took my inspiration.

Licence

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

Version History

Version 1.0 Released 16th December, 2015.

Download and Installation

The Classic SuperPythons are available via the in-game expansions manager, or an be downloaded from the link below.

Download Classic SuperPythons OXZ (downloaded 1245 times).

Oolite Forum thread

Any questions, problems or bug reports should be posted on this OXP's BB thread here

Gameplay and Balance indicator

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The Ships' Wiki pages

Python Class Cruiser

Python Class Cruiser
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Size (W×H×L) 80m×90m×160m
Cargo capacity 145 TC
Cargo bay extension 15 TC
Maximum speed 0.35 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 2.0
Pitch: 0.8
Energy banks 7
Energy recharge rate

Good (3.5)

Gun mounts Fore, Aft
Port, Starboard
Missile slots 4
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available No
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 360,000 Cr


Overview

An artist's rendition

The Python Class Cruiser was a larger and faster sister ship to the Python, rolling off the production lines at Inera Orbit Space along with the Python, production beginning in 2720, production ceasing at around the same time as Python production ended. Most traders see the Python's successor, the Boa, as a retrograde step when compared to the Python Class Cruiser, and most commentators are of the opinion that the Boa should never have been constructed - instead, the PCC should have been updated. The market seems to agree too; the company has never regained the kinds of sales figures that they had in the 2800s when Python and Python Class Cruiser production was at its peak. On the other hand, the Python Class Cruiser was a much more expensive ship to build (and to buy when new) than the Boa.

Notable features

The Python Class Cruiser these days is typically favoured by pirates. It can hold its own in battle, it's fast for its size and it is built very strong. The shark's teeth design was a standard paintwork option, and it gives the ship a fearsome posture. Many honest traders choose this ship too - typically, a standard model can be had on the open market for Cr.360,000 - much less than a brand new Boa. But unlike the brand new Boa, any PCC on the market will be old and will need looking after. It's unquestionable that it is a lot of ship for the money, though.

A 15 TC cargo bay extension is available, although many owners don't bother with it, finding 145 TC more than adequate for the small stock market (which typically can only just fill a Python Class Cruiser) - but with the extension, the ship is still slightly too small for most carrier jobs - most of which really require ships on the scale of the Anaconda.

Probably the most unusual feature of the ship is the ram-augmented engines. The highly visible ram scoop can utilize charged particles from the solar wind as extra reaction mass leading to the relatively speedy performance of the ship. On the other hand, the ram scoop and associated supercharging system is often found to be a tiresome maintenance item.

Upgrades

Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.
Misc. Equipment Cargo Bay ExpansionEscape CapsuleDocking ComputersFuel ScoopsWitch Fuel InjectorsGalactic HyperdriveAdvanced Space CompassPassenger BerthScanner Targeting EnhancementMulti-Targeting System • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Weaponry Pulse LaserBeam LaserMining LaserMilitary LaserEnergy Bomb • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Defence E.C.M. SystemExtra Energy UnitNaval Energy UnitShield BoostersMilitary Shield Enhancement (PCC 2.6 only)External Heat Shielding • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}

Download

The latest version of the Python Class Cruiser is available in the Classic SuperPythons OXZ. Download via the in-game Expansions Manager, or from here.

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ORIGINAL OXP:-

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you use the Neolite Companion OXP, then you should not use this OXP as the Neolite one replaces this.



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Python Eunectes Turbo

Python Eunectes Turbo
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Size (W×H×L) 80m×40m×128m
Cargo capacity 100 TC
Cargo bay extension 15 TC
Maximum speed 0.35 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 2.2
Pitch: 1.0
Energy banks 5
Energy recharge rate

Good (3.5)

Gun mounts Fore, Aft
Port, Starboard
Missile slots 3
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 360,000 Cr

Overview

The ET special is a modified Python created by Eunectes Yard. The hull has been stripped bare and retro-fitted with two top-quality thrust generation units, capable of delivering almost twice the thrust of the Python's original unit. A new bridge has been constructed with fittings for the latest in quick-release luxury life-pods, and even the once cluttered main hold has been extended by five cubic tonnes.

The result is an extremely effective cargo-hauler or dredger.

As the supply of the ageing Python Class Cruisers diminishes, and given the ready availability of damaged Python hulls for conversion, this frankenship's popularity will continue to grow.

Download

The latest version of the Python Eunectes Turbo is available in the Classic SuperPythons OXZ. Download via the in-game Expansions Manager, or from here.


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ORIGINAL OXP:-
The Aegidian's X-Ships OXP contains the Python ET Special.


Upgrades

Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.
Misc. Equipment Cargo Bay ExpansionEscape CapsuleDocking ComputersFuel ScoopsWitch Fuel InjectorsGalactic HyperdriveAdvanced Space CompassPassenger BerthScanner Targeting EnhancementMulti-Targeting System • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Weaponry Pulse LaserBeam LaserMining LaserMilitary LaserEnergy Bomb • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Defence E.C.M. SystemExtra Energy UnitNaval Energy UnitMilitary Shield EnhancementShield Boosters • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}

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