Welcome Mat OXP

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The expansion of the Aquarian race into the galaxy led to a number of incidents of combat and piracy due to ships venturing into unsafe systems. To try and help avoid this, and indeed to generally make travel safer, the Aquarian Shipbuilding Corporation's ships equipment division have created a special update to shipboard communications to allow in-flight linkage into the stellar buoy messaging system.


On arrival into the system from witchspace, information is available via the buoy system. The standard way to initiate communications is to lock the ships ident system onto the buoy and wait while the system makes connection and the data is downloaded. This is then displayed on the ships console, and optionally via the communications system.

For long-distance travellers an additional piece of equipment was produced, which takes care of the initiation of communications without the need for buoy lock-on. If this is purchased then the data is automatically downloaded on system entry. For data gathering from other in-system buoys though the standard ident system lock-on must still be performed.

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  • Logging - Sends arrival location to stderr.txt and JSConsole (false by default).
  • Audio - Switch between console (false) and comms (true) messaging (true by default).
  • ExtraA - General system information (true by default).
  • ExtraB - System safety information (true by default).


This OXP requires at least test version 1.72 of Oolite.


Welcome Mat v1.13 can be downloaded from Box.Net by clicking on the link.