Ship Configuration OXP

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Overview

This OXP aims to make the process of configuring your ship more deliberate. Instead of just adding more and more equipment without any implications, equipment will now use space, and the total weight of all equipment and cargo will have a bearing on performance. Decisions can now be made about how to best configure your ship for the role you want to play. If you want to configure your ship for trading, do you sacrifice engine performance or energy for cargo space? If you want to be a bounty hunter, what equipment do you swap out to make room for better shields, or do you change down to a beam laser to lighten the ship? Almost all equipment (including OXP equipment items) have space and weight considerations, and it is up to you to work out the best balance for the role you want to take.

Heat also plays a more important role in gameplay. Firing your lasers continually will slowly heat up your ship, as will using your injectors, using the cloaking device, and being hit with a laser blast when your shields are down. Care needs to be taken so that your ship doesn't overheat. For instance, attempting to run away from an enemy ship on full injectors will heat up your ship to the point where you will begin to take damage.

Important Note for New Players

When you first load a saved game with this OXP installed, the calculated space for your installed equipment may require cargo space allocation. In this situation, any cargo in your hold may be removed. If the cargo needs to be removed to make way for equipment, it will be sold and the credits refunded to you.

Equipment Space and Cargo Space

Each ship has a standard amount of equipment space available to it, with a maximum of 40t in the largest ships. Once that space is filled, some cargo space can be re-allocated as equipment space. In ships with small cargo holds (less than 10t) all the cargo space can be reallocated as equipment space. For larger vessels, up to 75% of their cargo hold can be allocated, to a maximum of 40t. The process of allocating cargo space to equipment space is automatic - when you install a piece of equipment that exceeds the standard equipment space, cargo space will automatically be allocated. The following table provides details on how much equipment space is available:

Ship typeStandard
Equipment
Space
Reallocated
Cargo
Space
Total
Adder15t2t17t
Anaconda40t40t80t
Asp Mark II30t0t30t
Boa30t40t70t
Boa Class Cruiser35t40t75t
Cobra Mark I15t10t25t
Cobra Mark III+20t15t35t
Cobra Mark III*20t26t46t
Fer-de-Lance18t9t27t
Gecko15t3t18t
Krait15t2t17t
Mamba15t4t19t
Moray Star Boat15t7t22t
Moray Medical Boat*15t11t26t
Python24t40t64t
Orbital Shuttle15t22t37t
Sidewinder15t0t15t
Transporter15t12t27t
Worm15t5t20t

+ Note: without cargo bay extension installed
* Note: with cargo bay extension installed.

The Ship Comparison OXP will display the equipment space and convertible cargo space values for most ships in the game.

Ship Configuration Screen

An example screenshot showing engine configuration options

To make changes to the configuration of your ship, go to the F3 Equip Ship screen and select the "Ship Configuration" item from the list.

At the top of the screen are a number of values which will change as you make configuration choices via the menus:

CashThis is your current credit balance
Equipment spaceThe first number is the total amount of equipment space currently in use.
The amount in brackets is the total amount of equipment space currently available on the ship.
Cargo space allocationThe first number is the amount of cargo space currently being partitioned for equipment use.
The amount in brackets is how much of the cargo hold can be partitioned for equipment use.
Total equipment weightThis is the total weight of all installed equipment items plus cargo.
Bus overload chanceThis is the chance of encountering a bus overload situation with your current equipment loadout.
ThrustThis is the estimated maximum thrust your ship can achieve based on the current weight profile of your ship.
The number in brackets is the standard thrust value for this ship as declared by the manufacturer.
SpeedThis is the estimated maximum speed your ship can achieve based on the current weight profile of your ship.
The number in brackets is the standard maximum speed value for this ship as declared by the manufacturer.
PitchThis is the estimated maximum pitch value your ship can achieve based on the current weight profile of your ship.
The number in brackets is the standard pitch value for this ship as declared by the manufacturer.
RollThis is the estimated maximum roll value your ship can achieve based on the current weight profile of your ship.
The number in brackets is the standard roll value for this ship as declared by the manufacturer.

As you make changes to various parts of your ship the values at the top of the screen will change to reflect the estimated performance.

The configuration of your ship is divided up into 10 main areas: Engines, Hyperdrive, Thrusters, Energy, Shields (forward and aft), Fuel Injection, Heat Shields, Armour and Electrical. The electrical system comprises of the main electrical bus, plus couplings for engines, hyperdrive, thrusters, energy banks, and forward and aft shields. Weapons are still installed via the F3 Equip Ship interfaces, but as you will see, your weapon choices will have a bearing on the performance of your ship.

  • Items in the list colored orange can be installed.
  • Items in the list colored green are the ones currently installed. The negative value in the "Cost" column indicates the refund you will receive when this item is swapped out for another.
  • Items in the list colored red are the ones currently installed, but are damaged. You should get this item repaired as soon as possible. You will only get 50% of the cost of the item if you replace it.
  • Items in the list colored light grey can be installed, but are above the class level of the electrical coupling currently installed for that subsystem. There would be a risk of bus * overload by installing this item.
  • Items in the list colored dark grey can be installed only when the electrical coupling for that subsystem is upgraded.

Please note that you must have sufficient credit to purchase a new item before any refund for existing equipment can be applied. The purchase happens before the refund, so you need to have enough credit for the purchase.

Note that some configurations are not possible at some stations. The techlevel for each configuration item is noted below.

Engines

Your engines control how fast your ship flies in normal space. Your level of thrust and maximum speed are dependant on your engines. When damaged, your thrust and speed will be reduced.

Your engines are linked to the fuel injector system - if your engines are damaged, your fuel injectors will not function.

There are 21 different classes of engine:

Class 1A-20% thrust, -7% speed below manufacturers specs, but only uses 1t of space. (TL1)
Class 1B-30% thrust, -3% speed below manufacturers specs, but only uses 1t of space. (TL1)
Class 1C-10% thrust, -10% speed below manufacturers specs, but only uses 1t of space. (TL1)
Class 2AStandard factory-fitted engines, achieves published levels of speed and thrust, uses 2t of space. (TL1)
Class 2B-10% thrust, +4% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 2t of space. (TL1)
Class 2C+10% thrust, -4% speed on manufacturers specs, uses 2t of space. (TL1)
Class 3AStandard levels of thrust, +7% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 3t of space. (TL4)
Class 3B-10% thrust, +12% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 3t of space. (TL4)
Class 3C+10% thrust, +3% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 3t of space. (TL4)
Class 4A+20% thrust, +10% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 4t of space. (TL5)
Class 4B+10% thrust, +15% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 4t of space. (TL5)
Class 4C+30% thrust, +5% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 4t of space. (TL5)
Class 5A+20% thrust, +15% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 6t of space. (TL6)
Class 5B+10% thrust, +20% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 6t of space. (TL6)
Class 5C+30% thrust, +10% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 6t of space. (TL6)
Class 6A+40% thrust, +20% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 8t of space. (TL7)
Class 6B+30% thrust, +25% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 8t of space. (TL7)
Class 6C+50% thrust, +15% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 8t of space. (TL7)
Class 7A+40% thrust, +30% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 10t of space. (TL9)
Class 7B+30% thrust, +35% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 10t of space. (TL9)
Class 7C+50% thrust, +25% speed over manufacturers specs, uses 10t of space. (TL9)

Hyperdrive

Hyperdrives control your ability to jump to other systems. When damaged the hyperdrive might start leaking fuel, or it may fail to engage, or if it does engage it might cause a mis-jump.

There are 4 different classes of hyperdrive:

Class 1Takes only 1t of space, but takes 30 seconds to initiate a jump. (TL1)
Class 2Standard issue hyperdrive. Takes 2t of space, and takes 15 seconds to jump. (TL1)
Class 3Takes 5t of space, and takes 10 seconds to jump. (TL7)
Class 4Takes 8t of space, but only takes 5 seconds to jump. (TL13)

Thrusters

Your thrusters control your manoeuvrability, how fast your ship can pitch and roll. When damaged, your pitch and roll rates will be reduced.

There are 19 different classes of thrusters:

Class 1 -5% pitch, -3% roll below manufacturers specs, but uses no space and only weighs 1t. (TL1)
Class 2AStandard factory-fitted thrusters, uses 1t of space, weighs 2t. (TL1)
Class 2B+2% pitch, -2% roll on manufacturers specs, uses 1t of space, weighs 2t. (TL1)
Class 2C-2% pitch, +2% roll on manufacturers specs, uses 1t of space, weighs 2t. (TL1)
Class 3A+5% pitch, +5% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 2t of space, weighs 3t. (TL5)
Class 3B+7% pitch, +3% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 2t of space, weighs 3t. (TL5)
Class 3C+3% pitch, +7% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 2t of space, weighs 3t. (TL5)
Class 4A+8% pitch, +8% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 3t of space, weighs 4t. (TL7)
Class 4B+10% pitch, +6% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 3t of space, weighs 4t. (TL7)
Class 4C+6% pitch, +10% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 3t of space, weighs 4t. (TL7)
Class 5A+12% pitch, +12% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 4t of space, weighs 5t. (TL8)
Class 5B+14% pitch, +10% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 4t of space, weighs 5t. (TL8)
Class 5C+10% pitch, +14% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 4t of space, weighs 5t. (TL8)
Class 6A+18% pitch, +18% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 6t of space, weighs 8t. (TL9)
Class 6B+20% pitch, +16% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 6t of space, weighs 8t. (TL9)
Class 6C+16% pitch, +20% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 6t of space, weighs 8t. (TL9)
Class 7A+24% pitch, +24% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 8t of space, weighs 10t. (TL11)
Class 7B+26% pitch, +22% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 8t of space, weighs 10t. (TL11)
Class 7C+22% pitch, +26% roll over manufacturers specs, uses 8t of space, weighs 10t. (TL11)

Energy

Your ship uses energy to fire lasers, operate the ECM system, and powers a number of other systems on your ship. When your energy falls to zero and your ship is hit by an unshielded laser or missile, your ship will be destroyed. More energy means the ability to absorb more damage before destruction. If your energy banks are damaged, items like the naval energy unit and the extra energy unit (both of which control how fast your energy banks are recharged) will not function. When your energy banks are damaged they will begin to drain until you have only emergency reserves remaining. You should dock immediately for repairs.

Because energy banks are just additional energy storage compartments, and there are few complications with the technology, they can be installed and repaired at any station.

You can install up to 25 energy banks in your ship, if you have space. Each bank of energy uses 1t of space and weighs 1t.

The Extra Energy Unit equipment item increases the rate at which your energy banks recharge. It uses 3t of space.
The Naval Energy Unit equipment item also increases the rate at which your energy banks recharge. It uses 5t of space.

Shields (Forward and Aft)

Shields absorb energy from lasers and missiles. Without shields lasers and missiles can damage and cripple your ship. Stronger shields means you can deflect more attacks, but stronger shields take more space. If your shields are damaged, the shield booster or military shield enhancement will not function, and the benefits they supply (stronger shields that recharge faster) will be lost. If your shield is damaged, the energy will drain away until there is no shield strength at all.

However, you may decide to forgo the protection shields provide and remove them entirely. THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED! GalCop advises all pilots to install shields as part of their standard setup. If you have either of the shield boosting equipment items installed, you will not be able to remove your shields. If you decide to remove your shields it is highly recommended that some form of armour is installed to compensate.

Apart from the option of removing your shields entirely, there are 5 different classes of shields:

Class 1Takes 64 points off the standard level of shields, but also reduces space to just 1t. (TL1)
Class 2Standard, factory-fitted shields, uses 2t of space. (TL1)
Class 3Adds 64 points to standard level of shields, uses 3t of space. (TL6)
Class 4Adds 128 points to standard level of shields, uses 4t of space. (TL9)
Class 5Adds 192 points to standard level of shields, uses 5t of space. (TL12)

The Shield Booster equipment item adds 128 points to the shield strength. It uses 4t of space.
The Military Shield Enhancement equipment item adds a further 128 points to the shields, and increases the rate at which they recharge. It uses 6t of space.

Note that while the Shield Booster and Military Shield Enhancement have a cumulative effect (that is, if both are installed the total increase to the shields is 256 points), the various shield classes provide a single increase.

Fuel Injection

Fuel injection systems dump unused Quirium fuel into your engines, giving you a massive boost in speed. If your engines are damaged any fuel injection system will not function.

There are 4 different classes of fuel injection systems:

Class 1Burns 50% more fuel per second, and only provides half the speed boost of Class 2 injectors. Uses 1t of space. (TL5)
Class 2Achieves manufacturers declared specifications with regard to fuel burn rate and speed boost. Uses 2t of space. (TL11)
Class 3Burns 40% less fuel per second, and gives a 20% speed improvement over standard Class 2 injectors. Uses 3t of space. (TL12)
Class 4Burns 40% less fuel per second, and gives a 40% speed improvement over standard Class 2 injectors. But uses 5t of space. (TL13)

Heat Shields

Heat shielding protects your ship when flying close to the sun when skimming fuel. Without shielding your ship will heat up quickly and equipment and cargo can be damaged. Heat shielding will keep your ship cooler for longer, allowing you to easily skim fuel without needing to retreat to a safe distance too often. If your heat shield is damaged your ship will be unprotected from the heat of the sun.

There are 4 different classes of heat shielding, none of which provide any protection from laser or missile attacks, but all of which add weight to your ship.

Class 1Adds about half the strength of standard Class 2 heat shielding, but only adds 1t of weight. (TL3)
Class 2Standard level protection. Adds 3t of weight. (TL5)
Class 3Adds about one and a half times the strength of Class 2 heat shielding. Adds 6t of weight. (TL8)
Class 4Adds twice the strength of Class 2 heat shielding. Adds 9t of weight. (TL11)

Armour

Adding armour to your ship can help protect the sensitive equipment contained within when your shields have fallen.

There are 7 classes of armour you can add to your ship, each with difference weight, strength and damage points.

Class 1Lightweight carbon-polymer coating. Armour strength of 100, damage point 85%. Weighs only 5t. (TL3)
Class 2Lightweight aluminium plating. Armour strength 125, damage point 80%. Weighs 15t. (TL5)
Class 3Polycarbonate casing. Armour strength 150, damage point 75%. Weighs 30t. (TL6)
Class 4Composite material. Armour strength 175, damage point 70%. Weighs 50t. (TL8)
Class 5Plasteel plating. Armour strength 200, damage point 60%. Weighs 80t. (TL9)
Class 6Durasteel plating. Armour strength 300, damage point 50%. Weighs 105t. (TL11)
Class 7Titanium plating. Armour strength 400, damage point 40%. Weighs 140t. (TL13)

The strength of the armour defines how well the armour will stand up to attack. When lasers strike unshielded armour, the strength value defines how much of the armour will be depleted. Higher strength values will mean less armour is removed.

The damage point of the armour is the point at which damage to internal components will potentially start to occur. A rating of 85% means that the armour can withstand 15% of damage with no chance that damage will be passed on to equipment. When damage falls below 85%, the chance that equipment will be damaged increases.

Electrical

The electrical subsystem of your ship consists of a main electrical bus, onto which each secondary system connects via a coupling. There are 7 classes of main bus, and different classes of coupling for each secondary system.

High class level electrical buses are expensive and weigh a considerable amount. Most ships come equipped with at least class 2 electrical buses as standard.

Electrical bus items cannot be damaged. If inappropriate couplings and buses are used and bus overload occurs, damage is instead passed through to any equipment using the bus.

Fuel injectors are powered through the main engine, the engine's power coupling applies to the fuel injectors.
Heat shields are not powered, so do not require a coupling to the electrical system.

Main Electrical Bus

Class 1Can service class 1 couplings. No additional space requirements, and weighs only 1t. (TL1)
Class 2Can service up to class 2 couplings. No additional space requirements, weighs 4t. (TL1)
Class 3Can service up to class 3 couplings. Uses 2t of space, weighs 10t. (TL5)
Class 4Can service up to class 4 couplings. Uses 4t of space, weighs 17t. (TL7)
Class 5Can service up to class 5 couplings. Uses 6t of space, weighs 25t. (TL9)
Class 6Can service up to class 6 couplings. Uses 8t of space, weighs 34t. (TL11)
Class 7Can service up to class 7/8 couplings. Uses 10t of space, weighs 44t. (TL13)

Engine Power Couplings:

Class 1Can service class 1 engines. Weighs 0.1t. (TL1)
Class 2Can service up to class 2 engines. Weighs 0.2t. (TL1)
Class 3Can service up to class 3 engines. Weighs 0.3t. (TL4)
Class 4Can service up to class 4 engines. Weighs 0.4t. (TL5)
Class 5Can service up to class 5 engines. Weighs 0.5t. (TL6)
Class 6Can service up to class 6 engines. Weighs 0.6t. (TL7)
Class 7Can service up to class 7 engines. Weighs 0.7t. (TL9)

Hyperdrive Power Couplings:

Class 1Can service class 1 hyperdrives. Weighs 0.1t. (TL1)
Class 2Can service up to class 2 hyperdrives. Weighs 0.2t. (TL1)
Class 3Can service up to class 3 hyperdrives. Weighs 0.3t. (TL7)
Class 4Can service up to class 4 hyperdrives. Weighs 0.4t. (TL12)

Thruster Power Couplings:

Class 1Can service class 1 thrusters. Weighs 0.1t. (TL1)
Class 2Can service up to class 2 thrusters. Weighs 0.2t. (TL1)
Class 3Can service up to class 3 thrusters. Weighs 0.3t. (TL5)
Class 4Can service up to class 4 thrusters. Weighs 0.4t. (TL7)
Class 5Can service up to class 5 thrusters. Weighs 0.5t. (TL8)
Class 6Can service up to class 6 thrusters. Weighs 0.6t. (TL9)
Class 7Can service up to class 7 thrusters. Weighs 0.7t. (TL11)

Energy Bank Power Couplings:

Class 1Can service up to class 4 energy banks. Weighs 0.1t. (TL1)
Class 2Can service up to class 7 energy banks. Weighs 0.2t. (TL1)
Class 3Can service up to class 10 energy banks. Weighs 0.3t. (TL1)
Class 4Can service up to class 13 energy banks. Weighs 0.4t. (TL1)
Class 5Can service up to class 16 energy banks. Weighs 0.5t. (TL1)
Class 6Can service up to class 19 energy banks. Weighs 0.6t. (TL1)
Class 7Can service up to class 22 energy banks. Weighs 0.7t. (TL1)
Class 8Can service up to class 25 energy banks. Weighs 0.8t. (TL1)

Forward/Aft Shield Power Couplings:

Class 1Can service class 1 shields. Weighs 0.1t. (TL1)
Class 2Can service up to class 2 shields. Weighs 0.2t. (TL1)
Class 3Can service up to class 3 shields. Weighs 0.3t. (TL6)
Class 4Can service up to class 4 shields. Weighs 0.4t. (TL9)
Class 5Can service up to class 5 shields. Weighs 0.5t. (TL12)

Bus Overload

You can install equipment at +1 class level over the level of the coupling, which in turn can be +1 class level over your main bus. However, running equipment over the coupling or bus class levels runs the risk of energy damage being passed through to equipment, even with full shield strength. If a bus overload occurs, damage can be passed on to any equipment item, not just the core systems.

Selling Equipment

An interface has been provided where all equipment that takes space or weight can be sold and removed from your ship. Only equipment items that do not have dependant items can be sold (eg. you can't sell the Extra Energy Unit if you have the Naval Energy Unit installed, you can't sell a passenger berth if you have a passenger inside it). Selling equipment can reduce the equipment space required as well as reducing weight profile of your ship.

Current Equipment List

This option lists all items installed in your ship that have either a space or weight requirement on your ship. The list is ordered with the largest items at the top, so you can always see what equipment is taking up the most space.

Equipment Specifications

A new interface is now available on the F4 screen, entitled "View equipment specifications". This interface screen lists all possible equipment items available at the techlevel of the current system, and the space and weight requirements of each item. Note, however, these items may or may not be available for purchase at your station, or indeed even in the system. These items are purely available somewhere in the galaxy, and the list explains what you can expect in terms of space and weight.

The following table lists all the standard equipment and the space/weight requirements for each:

Equipment ItemSpaceWeight
Standard Missile0.0t0.1t
ECM-Hardened Missile0.0t0.3t
Quirium Cascade Mine0.0t0.2t
Pulse Laser0.0t1.0t
Beam Laser0.0t2.0t
Mining Laser0.0t1.5t
Military Laser0.0t3.0t
E.C.M. System1.0t1.0t
Large Cargo Bay0.0t5.0t
Fuel Scoops0.0t2.0t
Escape Pod1.0t1.0t
Extra Energy Unit3.0t3.0t
Naval Energy Unit5.0t5.0t
Docking Computer1.0t1.0t
Galactic Hyperdrive1.0t1.0t
Cloaking Device1.0t1.0t
Advanced Space Compass0.0t1.0t
Wormhole Scanner0.0t1.0t
Shield Boosters4.0t4.0t
Military Shield Enhancement6.0t6.0t

Any standard equipment item not in this list will have zero space and weight requirements.

Most OXP equipment has been categorised individually. If an item is not recognised by the system, it will assume a value of 1t of space, and 1t of weight. The spreadsheet file provided with the game package, "EquipmentSpecifications.ods" (OpenDocument format) contains a list of all known OXP equipment item keys and related space/weight requirements, as well as a list of all equipment keys that are considered to have no space/weight factor at all.

Cabin Temperature and Heat Sinks

A number of different activities and events will now impact on cabin temperature. These are:

  • Laser temperature
  • Use of fuel injectors
  • Use of cloaking device
  • Laser hits on an unshielded hull
  • Running your ship with an overloaded electrical bus

Each of these things on their own probably won't cook your ship, but if you combine two or three of them at the same time you can expect to see your cabin temperature reach dangerous levels quickly.

Therefore care must be taken to (a) select appropriate lasers, engines and thrusters for the roles you want to perform, and (b) be careful how you use your lasers, fuel injectors and the cloaking device to avoid overheating your cabin and potentially causing catastrophic damage to your ship.

To help with controlling cabin temperature, heat sinks can be purchased at all tech level 2 systems and above. You can purchase several heat sinks, but each one takes up 1t of cargo space, and adds 2t of weight.

To deploy a heat sink, first prime the "Heat Sink Control" item by using the Shift-N key sequence, then press "N" to activate it. Up to approximately 25% of your cabin temperature can be jettisoned in this way, dependant on the size of your ship. For larger ships this value will be closer to 10%.

You can also set the heat sink control to automatically deploy heat sinks whenever your cabin temperature reaches 75% of maximum. To do this, prime the "Heat Sink Control" and then select "B" to change the mode from "Manual control" to "Automatic control".

Heat sinks can be damaged, and cannot be used when in a damaged state.

Heat Shields also help with cabin heat. Higher levels of heat shield will slow the rate at which cabin temperature builds up.

Heat Sink Availability

Techlevel: 2
Price: 30 cr. 

3rd Party Interfaces

Ships

Overriding the calculation of equipment space and the power to weight ratio for a particular ship can be done in two ways.

1. Via Javascript
To add an override for a particular ship type, add the code to a "startUp" script similar to the following:

 var sc = worldScripts.ShipConfiguration_Core;
 if (sc) {
   sc._shipSpaceExceptions["Fer-de-Lance"] = [18];
   sc._shipPowerToWeight["Fer-de-Lance"] = [1.5];
 }
       

2. Via scriptInfo in shipdata.plist
To add an override directly in the shipdata.plist file, add the following lines to the "script_info" section:

 "script_info" = {
   "equipment_space" = 18; // how much default equipment space the ship has
   "power_to_weight" = 1.5; // how powerful is the ship compared to its weight? default of 1, values of 2 or above will mean weight doesn't have as much effect
 };
   

(You can change the "18" and "1.5" to whatever value is appropriate for the ship).

Equipment

Overriding the definition of equipment space and weight for a particular piece of equipment can be done in two ways.

1. Via Javascript
Add the following code to a "startUp" script:

 var sc = worldScripts.ShipConfiguration_Core;
 if (sc) sc._equipmentMatrix["EQ_MY_EQUIPMENT_KEY"] = [2.0,2.0];

The first value is space, the second is weight, both in tons.

2. Via scriptInfo in equipment.plist
To add an override directly in the equipment.plist file, add the following lines to the "script_info" section:

 "script_info" = {
   "equipment_space" = 2.0; // value in tons
   "equipment_weight" = 2.0; // value in tons
 };

Setting both values to zero will mean the equipment is ignored by the system.

Standard logic:

  • Missiles take no space, but weigh at least 0.1t.
  • Pylon mounted items take no space, but add weight.
  • Equipment that uses cargo space won't use equipment space, but weight might not be 1:1. That is, a 5t cargo spot might weigh 8t.
  • Weapons (lasers) generally take no space, but increasing power and/or range means more weight. Uber weapons (designed for capital ships) may actually use equipment space.

Special Note

Parts of this OXP borrows heavily from Capt Murphy's set of Breakable equipment OXP's, specifically:

  • Breakable Energy Unit
  • Breakable Engines
  • Breakable Shield Generators
  • Breakable Witchdrive
  • Breakable Torus Drive

Most of the logic from those OXP's is incorporated in this OXP, and therefore those OXP's have been flagged as incompatible with this one. To use this OXP you must remove those OXP's from your AddOns folder, or via the in-game manager.

Download

Download ShipConfiguration.oxz v0.1.0 ShipConfiguration.oxz (downloaded 1109 times).
Download ShipConfiguration.zip (OXP to extract to AddOns) v0.1.0 ShipConfiguration.zip

License

This OXP is released under the Creative Commons Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike 3.0 license. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

Thanks to Redspear, Norby, Devium, Venator Dha, and Day for their excellent suggestions and testing reports.
Special thanks to Capt Murphy for his excellent set of Breakable equipment OXP's, the logic for which I have incorporated in this OXP.
Also thanks go to Thargoid for his IronHide armour code, which I've borrowed code from, as well as CommonSenseOTB's Custom Shields. You guys rock!

Rocket image from http://simpleicon.com/rocket.html
Themometer image from http://simpleicon.com/temperature_3.html
Heat sink deployed sound from "Big Door Closed" MP3, sourced from http://soundbible.com/1586-Big-Door-Closed.html Public Domain.
Grating image courtesy of Milosh Andrich (Iratemus@yahoo.com) from http://milosh--andrich.deviantart.com/art/Sci-fi-Texure-pack-05-335817650

Version History

0.1.0

  • Fixed display issues on config screen where one header line was being overwritten.
  • Fixed NPC shield mechanics.
  • Added a flag to allow use of previous NPC config setup, based on role inclusion. To switch back to using role inclusion, set "this._useExclusions = false" in "shipconfig_npc.js".
  • Selling damaged equipment items will now only refund half the cost of the item.
  • Added bus overload chance to ship configuration screen.
  • Included fuel injector class level in bus overload calculation, as they use the engines electrical bus.
  • Added bus overload factor to temperature calculation.
  • Added additional energy bank options, now going up to 25 banks.
  • Rebalanced energy bank power couplings, reducing the number of classes to 8 (approx 3 banks per coupling level).
  • Updated space/weight definition for Missile Machine from Armoury.oxp to better reflect what this device is.
  • Tweaked TL availability for Class 4 Hyperdrives.

0.0.13

  • Fixes to NPC equipment routines and heat sink parameter location for consistency with player and NPC ships.

0.0.12

  • Config is now applied to all ships, including ones with "auto_weapons" set to false. Config can be switched off for a ship by adding a "no_config = 'yes'" to the script info for a ship.
  • Laser use, laser strikes, fuel injector use and cloaking device use will now heat up the cabin, which applies to NPC's as well. New equipment "Heat Sinks" allow for a percentage of cabin temperature to be dumped.
  • Added 7 classes of armour that will absorb damage before equipment. If IronHide armour or HardShips armour is installed, Ship Configuration armour items will not be available.
  • Added integration with Custom Shields and NPC Shields.
  • Fixed spelling mistake on "Equipment Specification" screen.
  • Adjusted space/weight requirements for gravity scanners and small and large dishes, from Telescope OXP, based on descriptions.
  • Moved most static text to descriptions.plist.
  • Fixed missing variable declaration in bus overload code.
  • Fixed issue on configuration screen where incorrect text was being displayed when no fuel injectors or heat shields were installed.
  • Removed all the "EQ_*_REPAIR" items from equipment.plist, as I figured out how to make the core repair items display properly.
  • Fixed issue with "getCargoCapacity" routine, which would return a "NaN" value for some ships.
  • Fixed issue with "Unknown escape code in string" errors appearing in log file.
  • Configured NPC equipment system, and created templates for most roles.
  • Further fixes to the issue where equipment items that take up cargo space were throwing out the available space calculations.
  • Updated screenID's to enable BGS background sounds.
  • Cleaned up sound function to avoid the need to check for BGS.
  • Updated check for "Allow Big GUI".
  • Toned down overlay images.
  • Code refactoring.

0.0.11

  • Fixed Java script bug when dumping cargo.
  • Added police roles to NPC list.
  • Fixed spelling mistake for the heat shield when applying base equipment.
  • Fixed issue where equipment items that take cargo space were incorrectly adjusting the maximum cargo space available for equipment.
  • Added hyperdrive names, courtesy of Redspear.
  • Added passenger berth equipment item to matrix (although it isn't necessary now that the bugs above have been fixed).
  • Damaged core items now appear red on the Ship Configuration main menu.
  • Code refactoring and cleanup.

0.0.10

  • Fixed issue with equipment space overload status showing with "0t" used cargo space.
  • Fixed issue where, after purchasing class 3 or above fuel injectors or heat shields, then saving and loading the game, class 2 items would also be installed.
  • Fixed issue where cargo space was being returned to the player after a save/load sequence.

0.0.9

  • Added more plumbing for doing specific NPC role configurations.
  • Reworked the power to weight ratios to make larger ships harder to move, and smaller ships easier to move. So you can still put everything into an Anaconda, but you won't turn it into a Cobra.
  • Fixed issue with adding default equipment, where the calculation for the engine power coupling was in some situations returning invalid configurations.

0.0.8

  • Fixed bug in $addEquipmentDataFromScriptInfo routine that was applying equipment weight value from script_info to equipment space and overwriting whatever had been entered for space.
  • Fixed issue where some Cobra Mark III models have a different mass.
  • Fixed issue with Ship Respray, where cargo space was disappearing when a respray was purchased.
  • Added current class levels to main menu items to make current installed items more visible.

0.0.7

  • In an "overloaded" state, you can now switch between selling equipment and changing configuration in order to free up space.
  • Fixed issue with the installed equipment list, where player ships with no missiles defined was causing an error.
  • Fixed issue where you could install a much lower power coupling regardless of the equipment attached to it.
  • Adjusted layout of interface screen.
  • Adjusted position of "Ship Configuration" item on F3 screen so that fuel will come before it.
  • Adjusted the thruster percentages to give them more range.

0.0.6

  • Fixed issue where NPC's were not getting adjustments applied, and where occasionally the wrong piece of kit was showing up on the player.
  • Changed minimum techlevel for doing configuration changes to 2, so you can't do config changes at Rock Hermits.
  • Fixed incorrect text on repair item for breakable torus drive.
  • Code refactoring.

0.0.5

  • Added equipment items from "Laser Cannons".
  • Added better checking for unknown lasers.

0.0.4

  • Really fixed the energy draining away issue.

0.0.3

  • Disabled the "overheating engine" code as it wasn't working as intended.
  • Fixed issue (hopefully this time for sure!) where energy was being drained away.
  • Fixed issue (hopefully) with being able to purchase multiple items of the same type.
  • Adjusted engine upgrade speed values.
  • Fixed missing ";" in shipdata.plist.

0.0.2

  • Price of upgrades now scaled to ship size (so an engine upgrade for a Boa costs more than an engine upgrade for a Transporter).
  • Changed layout of ship config screen to be more intuitive.
  • Added a flag to make all upgrades free during testing period.
  • Fixed issue (hopefully!) where energy was being drained away on launch.
  • Adjusted thrust and speed values for engine upgrades to be more noticeable.
  • When cargo is removed to make space for equipment, it will now be sold, rather than just removed.
  • Changed power-to-weight ratio for Transporters.
  • Changed shield upgrades to be in multiples of 64.
  • Changed Class 4 hyperdrive spin time to 5 seconds.
  • Moved salvaged equipment (from Anarchies OXP) into the ignore list, as these items are removed on purchase anyway.
  • IF BGS is in use, now using the BGS hull bang noise when damage occurs.
  • Added logic to cool engines down if you've run them in overload for a period of time.
  • Bug fixes.
  • Code refactoring.

0.0.1

  • Initial Alpha release


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