This oxp adds the equipment: Witchspace Analyser. This analyser scans the witchspace in the direction of the target system. On detection of disturbances in witchspace it sounds an alarm and writes the location of the disturbance in the communication log.
It is up to the player how to react on this information by breaking of the jump countdown.
Minimum requirement Oolite 1.73
Why this equipment
Every player has to face it sooner or later: witchspace attacks by thargoids. It always happens at a bad moment. Wouldn't it be a good thing to be warned for this?
The detection process starts when the player initiates a witchspace countdown. The analysis will take several seconds. When a disturbance is detected, the distance is calculated and a communication message is send to the player. Because of technical reasons the on screen version of the massage is lost in the countdown message but an alarm sounds and the message can be called back by opening the comms log with the `-key.
This equipment can be purchased in all high-technical systems (10+) for a sum of 1450 Cr.
This is still an experimental version of the scanner. It can't detect all misjumps but any misjump that can be avoided by this equipment is a blessing. Currently no human completely understands how the analyser exactly works. The blueprint for this scanner is retrieved from a captured thargoid ship after a minor battle in the Najort nebula. From this blueprint and an intact thargoid navigator retrieved from the captured ship, it was discovered that when attaching this device to the ships navigational computer, it sounds an alarm when there are thargoids on the projected course. Rumour is that thargoids deliberately left the blueprint behind for human retrieval.
The manufacturer of the WA will never guarantee the WA always gives the right result. It always is advisable to get an additional live insurance in the benefit of your family that might stay back in case something does go wrong.
Misjump Analyser 1.1 For Oolite 1.73 or newer.
The version posted on the Wiki is the latest version of this OXP. (Updated 25/5/10).
Version 1.0: First release for Oolite 1.73
Version 1.1: Will be needed for Oolite 1.74 (works also with 1.73)
Installing and Playing
To play the OXP, unzip the download file. This will create a folder named "Misjump Analyser". Open this folder and you will see a folder named "Misjump Analyser.oxp" and a readme. Move the Misjump Analyser.oxp folder to AddOns. As with all OXPs, its the folder ending .oxp that you need to put in Oolite's AddOns folder, otherwise Oolite will not read it.