Interstellar Tweaks

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Interstellar Tweaks expansion pack by Uk Eliter


• This expansion pack requires Oolite version *1.82* or above. • Various expansion packs are recommended (but not necessary) to complement this one. See the 'General notes' section below.


  • This expansion pack makes misjumps a little more likely and, fairly often, modifies what happens when one misjumps. One can encounter only the navy, or only thargoids, or empty witchspace or . . various other things. The expansion pack also gives you a chance of having your escape pod rescued in interstellar space by any nearby behemoths or leviathans (presuming you have such ships installed). That chance increased if you have the 'electronic thumb' equipment.
  • The load that Interstellar Tweaks will place on your computer will be, for the most part, light to moderate (and, mostly, via CPU much more than RAM and graphics card). But if you have many of the expansion packs recommended below installed, then that will increase the load.
  • The difficulty of this expansion pack varies automatically, in various ways, with the player score.
  • This expansion pack makes various uses of numerous other expansion packs, when they are installed. Most of those expansion packs are listed below. The ones marked '*' are especially recommended for use with Interstellar Tweaks.
    • Armoury;
    • *Behemoth;*
    • Breakable WitchDrive (preferably version 1.3 or above);
    • *Electronic Thumb;*
    • Enhanced MisJump (which changes the 'tunnel' effect when one misjumps);*
    • *Escape Pod Locator;*
    • *Extra Thargoids (use version >= 3.0 );*
    • *Fer-de-Lance 3G (use version >= 5.01 [NB the version!] );*
    • *Fuel Collector* [patching no longer necessary with this version of Interstellar Tweaks]
    • *Galactic Navy;*
    • Generation Ships (note: the present expansion pack will - for one thing - make generation ships rarer);
    • Griff's shipset expansion packs (for, especially, nice looking thargoids!);
    • Interstellar Help;
    • *Military Fiasco;*
    • Misjump Analyzer;
    • Missionaries;
    • *mPakRedux (a.k.a. 'Rusties');*
    • Spectre [patch no longer necessary]
    • TCAT (= 'To Catch a Thargoid');
    • Thargoid Carrier (this will considerably increase the thargoid threat - though it can be offset somewhat via my Fer-de-Lance 3G expansion pack);
    • *Thargorn_Threat (preferably version 1.5.2 or above);*
    • Wormwhole Restoration.
  • Interstellar Tweaks is compatible with THARGOID WITCHSPACE DRIVE. Moreover, Interstellar Tweaks seems to work with the WORMWHOLE DRONE expansion pack (that latter being, at the time of writing, a work-in-progress). Interstellar Tweaks should be compatible with cim's 'Galactic Misjump', too.


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My thanks to the following (from some of whom I have adapted code): Another Commander; Arexack Heretic; Capt. Murphy; cim; Commander McLane; Draco_Caeles; Duggan; Dr Nil and other contributors to the 'Your Ad Here' expansion pack; Eric Walch; Gimi; Norby; phkb; SirAdrian; Thargoid; Solonar; Switeck - and probably others that I fear I have forgotten.

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