Generation Ships OXP
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...
"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)
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 small changes by Commander McLane, preventing early on collisions between a player jumping out of witchspace and a Generation Ship ploughing through interstellar space.
Genship.oxp works with all Oolite installations starting from Oolite 1.65
Download link will be added here soon.