Xeptatl's Sword

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Xeptatl's Sword has not been updated for compatibility with Oolite v1.80 or later. One user reported that it was broken with Oolite v1.82. Some of the code is now out of date, and changes to the core game may affect the mission in unforeseen ways. It is not recommended to use until a new version is released.



Xeptatl's Sword is an Oolite mission OXP which will take you twice round the 'Eight' on an epic quest to avert a full-scale colonisation of GalCop space by the Thargoids. You will face fearsome foes and make, and lose, some good friends during this mission during which you will be tasked with helping the shadowy Xeptatl Society to thwart the Thargoids' most audacious plan yet.


Xeptatl's Sword has an information and resource website where you will find much more information and background for the mission. There is also a 'Help' section and a full Credits list. The website can be found at Xeptatl'sSword.com

General Information

Xeptatl's Sword v2.3 requires Oolite v1.77.

Xeptatl's Sword is a mission OXP. It will start when you are in Galaxy Five, and have completed several jumps. This delay is to ensure that a player visiting G5 for the first time will have the opportunity to complete one of the 'default' missions before Xeptatl's Sword starts.

The mission has been designed so that it can be carried out with any of the commonly used 'core' ships. The only requirement is that the ship must have at least two pylons, and be able to scoop items.

The mission has also been designed to require only weapons and equipment provided by the 'core' game or this OXP. An experienced Commander will find Military lasers and Standard and ECM-hardened missiles will be sufficient to deal with all the situations you will encounter.


Xeptatl's Sword can be downloaded from Xeptatl'sSword.com


Place the XeptatlsSword_v2.3.oxp in your AddOns folder. If you do not already have GalDrivePod OXP installed, also place GalDrivePodv1.3.oxp (supplied with this OXP) into your AddOns folder.

Version History

Version 2.3 Release date 7th June, 2014 (Minor scripting bugfix)

Version 2.2 Release date 1st February, 2014 Adds better dock graphics and BGS docking-tunnel effect for BGS users.

Version 2.1 (never actually existed - don't ask!)

Version 2.0 Release date 6th February, 2013. Oolite v1.77 compatible. Texture updates. Several bugfixes.

Version 1.0.3 Release date January 2013. Max_version 1.76.1 applied to 'requires.plist' pending update.

Version 1.0.2 Release date 17th December, 2011. Minor update to remove unwanted 'roles = none' in shipdata.

Version 1.0.1 Release date:- 11th November, 2011. Update to resolve a few minor issues.

Version 1.0 Release date:- 5th November, 2011


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


  • Any questions, problems or bug reports should be posted on this OXP's BB thread here
  • Discussion of brokenness with newer versions of Oolite (2015)

Gameplay and Balance indicator

Tag-colour-red.png Very challenging mission