Ship's Library OXP
Oolite abounds with libraries!
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• A library of books or of ship/station descriptions:
- Ship Library on the starting game screen - descriptions of ships, stations, asteroids and missiles mostly from the Vanilla game
- View Ship Specifications - as above, but on the F4/4 Ship-Station Interface screen when docked
- Gallery OXP does something similar to the above but with all encountered items
- Technical Reference Library OXP - similar to Gallery but includes non-encountered ships.
- Ship's Library OXP: by Cim (with the Ship's Manual; a half-dozen library books are addable)- see below on this page
The last four are accessed through the F4/4 Ship-Station Interface screen when docked - all under Ship Systems
This OXP was devised by Oolite's last Lead Developer Cim who also wrote a couple of books for it!
- Download the OXZ (listed under Equipment in the Expansions Manager).
- You get access to the books in your library when you are docked - Try the F4 interface and look towards the end of the list under Ship Systems. Note that your library does not give you comparisons of Spacecraft & Orbital Stations - for that you need View Ship Specifications, which is called the Ship Library when you are inside it!
- You can also buy an in-flight reader for 200cr. This will provide an MFD (which will need priming using the :/; keys) governed by the n/b keys to allow you to scroll through your books!
The Library comes with your Ship's Manual:
Ship's Manual Contents
- Tip of the Day (varies!)
Ship controls and information displays
- Ship Systems Controls
- Station Systems Controls
- Standard In-flight Controls
Ship equipment, both standard and optional
- Standard Equipment
- Trading Equipment
- Combat Equipment
- Extra Equipment
A brief introduction to life in space
- Galactic Cooperative
- Interactions with other pilots
- Planetary Governments
- Planetary Economics
- Species of the Cooperative
A guide to Ship Identification and capabilities
You can also download (via the in-game Expansions Manager: also under Equipment) the following volumes:
- Captain Solo's Good Fortune by Captain Solo himself!
- Extracts from the Tre Clan Addresses on Interplanetary Life: lectures on the nomadic life of a space-farer (also by Cim).
- Ship's Library Book - Status Quo: Volume 1 of Drew Wagar's series
- Ship's Library Book - Mutabilis: Volume 2 of Drew Wagar's series
- The Traders Almanach link is here: this is an oxp (not an oxz), but is full of advice on what to trade between 90 or so planets in Galaxy 1!
- See the bulletin board discussion here