Generation Ships OXP

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Shadows from the Past

Space holds many mysteries: all spacers learn this, some sooner, some later. Ships take off from a station and are lost without a trace; some are wormholed across the galaxy, or even between galaxies, leaving the pilot stranded; some pass through witchspace in seconds and have aged a thousand years, the ship's crew aged to dust on the consoles.

And then there are the legends...


Generation Ship majestically ploughing its way through the vastness of space. The small grey vessel in front of it is actually a Navy Behemoth!

"Before the development of the WS Thru-Space drive, in all its various forms, interstellar travel occurred in large, self-sustaining environment ships—Generation Ships—most of which have now been logged and their progress monitored. There are more than seventy thousand of these immense vessels ploughing their way through the galaxy, some of them into their 30th generation. The penalty for interference with such a vessel is marooning." (Webster's Space Dictionary, 324th ed)

Notable Features

This OXP adds the mysterious, majestic and magnificently massive Generation ships to your Oolite universe. These immense vessels are encountered only rarely in the vast tracts of Thargoid-haunted interstellar space between inhabited systems, so seeing one may be a once in a lifetime occurance for many commanders. Few who have reported seeing these vessels have ever been unchanged by the experience, to be dwarfed by the sheer magnitude and awed by the stately grace these ships exhibit is something that remains with the viewer forever.

The genship.oxp was written and first published by Draco Caeles, then lost in the maelstrom of various collapsing Oosats, and soon became equally legendary and rare to find as the ships it brings to the Ooniverse.

Version 1.1 contains an overhaul of the scripting part by Commander McLane. For a complete changelog please read the readMe.

Minimum Requirements

Generation Ships 1.1.oxp now needs at least Oolite 1.73, and it is recommended that you upgrade to the latest test version. If you are still playing on previous versions of Oolite, you will need the original genships.oxp.

Download Location

Generation Ships 1.1.oxp is available on

Also the original genships.oxp is available on