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About phkb

phkb stands for "play hard, kick butt", to which there is a long and funny story - but not funny enough for this forum. phkb's real name is Nick Rogers, which is what he tends to call himself, rather than an unpronounceable acronym. If you absolutely have to have a pronunciation, then he would suggest adding an "i" and "o" to make it "pihkob", PIH-kob.

Nick first played Elite on the Commodore 64 in the late 80's, rising to the level of Deadly before his C64 was "borrowed" and then never returned. He discovered Oolite at around version 1.70, and has been playing quite a bit since.

Sometime after the release of 1.80 he decided to try his hand at writing his own components and customisations for the game. He now requires a constant supply of dark side cookies to feed his habit.

Nick is currently CEO of Xenon Industries, whose operating mantra is to "make it look good". He can be spotted in various locations in G7, piloting a (now) slightly used Yasen-N, but still seems to spend a lot of time writing expansion packs.

phkb's OXPs

You can download all these OXP's via the download manager within Oolite itself. Or you can download them from here. It's up to you!

Category

Description of OXP

Gameplay
Balance

Download
count

Min Oolite
version

Equipment AutoDock gives players without a docking computer the ability to use computer-controlled docking systems at main stations for a small fee.
green
2803 1.82
Miscellaneous Auto-prime equipment helps pilots manage connections between MFD's and primable equipment items by auto-priming the equipment whenever the MFD is changed or selected.
green
150 1.86
Mechanics Bounty System changes the way bounties are stored and processed, making the bounty system a bit deeper and richer.
orange
2502 1.82
HUDs BroadcastComms MFD provides a way of communicating with other ships during flight.
green
5981 1.80
Equipment Bulk Cargo Processor provides a way to quickly dump or destroy cargo in your hold during flight.
green
539 1.82
Miscellaneous Bulletin Board Contracts moves all the cargo, passengers and parcel contracts onto the Bulletin Board, instead of having three different F4 interface screens. Smuggling contracts from the Smugglers OXP are also moved onto the Bulletin Board.
Can optionally include Escort Contracts, Rescue Station missions, Random Hits contracts, In-System Taxi contracts and Mining Contracts.
green
1121 1.84
Miscellaneous Bulletin Board System is a utility designed to help OXP authors add custom missions to the Oolite universe.
green
3532 1.82
HUDs Comms Log MFD displays all communications received by the player in a scrollable multi-function display, as well as an interface screen that provides access to the communications log while docked.
green
11279 1.80
Miscellaneous Compressed F7 Layout compresses all the information on the F7 screen, removing all the blank lines, as well as moving data from Distant Suns and Explorers Club into the top part of the screen.
Requires the System Data Config OXP.
green
158 1.86
HUDs Damage Report MFD lists all damaged equipment in a MFD, as well as providing an interface screen that can help locate the closest system where repairs can be carried out.
green
3659 1.82
Ambience Death Comms attempts to add a bit of flavour to battles by sometimes having ships give a final comms message when they die.
green
3862 1.80
Mechanics Display Current Course displays your current course on contract detail screens (and most other mission screens that display a long range chart), enabling the player to see if their current course is similar to the proposed course.
blue
2403 1.80
Equipment Email System gives pilots an email interface, and they will start receiving emails from GalCop and other entities, confirming actions that have taken place.
green
13340 1.80
Miscellaneous Equipment Remove Item Color changes the color of equipment items described as "Remove", to make them stand out from standard equipment items.
green
198 1.86
Mechanics Escape Pod Tweaks changes the way escape pods are processed to make it more logical.
green
225 1.86
Equipment Fast Target Selector helps pilots target ships on their scanner quickly and easily, and also highlights the current target on the scanner.
blue
3246 1.80
Mechanics Fuel Tweaks attempts to make fuel scooping a more desirable pastime by adding Quirium Fuel as a new commodity, and by providing functions and controls to change the way fuel is handled at stations.
orange
543 1.82
Ambience GalCop Galactic Registry give pilots access to galactic chart data to aid in course plotting.
green
4242 1.80
Missions GalCop Missions adds a number of replayable missions, accessible through the Bulletin Board System, to give players more things to do in and around each system.
green
602 1.84
Missions GalCop's Most Wanted expands on the Bounty System by adding a list of criminals who have a significant bounty with GalCop. The player can try to track down these bounties down by using logic and deduction about where those targets are likely to be.
orange
185 1.82
Ships Illicit Unlock unlocks player versions of all the core ships, including the Constrictor, Gecko, Krait and Sidewinder.
green
1952 1.82
Equipment Laser Mount Switching System (LMSS) enables multiple lasers to be installed at each mount point, and easily switch between them during flight.
blue
4663 1.80
Mechanics Manual Witchspace Alignment (v1.5 download) makes the process of entering hyperspace a bit more interactive by requiring the player to manually align their ship with a hyperspace destination beacon.
orange
195 1.86
HUDs MFD Fast Configuration helps pilots manage MFD configurations by providing up to 6 different sets that can be loaded quickly and easily.
green
1855 1.82
Mechanics Modern Start adds new starting options to the game, providing a small selection of equipment that is considered standard in many other space combat/trading games.
a_violet
1198 1.80
Miscellaneous Ship Comparison helps players in the market for a new ship, by providing a means by which the specifications of up to 3 different ships can be viewed at once.
green
2686 1.80
Mechanics Ship Configuration aims to make the process of adding equipment to your ship more deliberate by adding space and weight factors to all equipment in all ships.
red
1041 1.82
Mechanics Ship Repurchase aims to make escape pods a more integral part of the player's life, by forcing the player to eject and by giving the player options about the replacement ship they will receive when they are rescued.
red
47 1.86
Ambience Ship Respray gives players the opportunity to purchase a new paint job for their ship.
green
10114 1.80
Mechanics Smugglers - The Galactic Underworld broadens the appeal of illegal goods by making it far more variable, adds smuggling compartments and a Black Market interface, and generally tries to shake up the cargo business.
orange
2358 1.82
Mechanics Station Dock Control simulates the arrivals and departures of a space station, and gives the player full view of most ships docked at a station.
green
4860 1.80
Miscellaneous System Data Config allows OXP configuration of the layout of the System Data (F7) screen.
green
185 1.86
HUDs Xenon HUD groups important gauges around the crosshairs, and uses custom crosshair images.
green
3717 1.82
Ambience Xenon UI adds computer console-like backgrounds to all the various displays, plus new title screen theme music.
green
4312 1.80

phkb has authored a couple of font OXP's, which you can find on the Oolite Fonts page.

Maintainer

phkb is the maintainer of the following OXP's

Category

Description of OXP

Gameplay
Balance

Download
count

Min Oolite
version

Ships Ace's Cruzer
green
2199 1.82
Ships Ace's Hornet
green
2201 1.82
Ships Ace's Night Adder
green
1967 1.82
Equipment Deep Horizon Advanced Navigation Computer adds a primeable piece of equipment that improves interstellar navigation in the form of fuel savings.
green
484 1.80
Equipment Deep Horizon Emergency Witchspace Initiator adds a primeable piece of equipment that improves the countdown time required to initiate a hyperspace (or witchspace) jump, but at a cost.
green
202 1.77
Systems Dictators adds a range of ships and stations to each dictatorship and offers new trading opportunities to players.
orange
831 1.82
Equipment Flight Log adds a simple log of the last 100 systems visited in the current galaxy (latest 10 viewable in-game), which can be dumped out to latest.log. Your kills and profit/loss made whilst in-system are also logged.
green
9276 1.80
Dockables Free Trade Zones adds a Free Trade Zone to some Multi-Government systems.
green
2610 1.80
Ships Generation Ships adds encounters with the mythical Generation Ships from time to time in interstellar space.
green
2835 1.80
Mechanics Hyperspace Hangar allows storage of ships in the Hyperspace Hangar service.
green
701 1.82
Mechanics Illegal Goods Tweak introduces interaction with Galcop customs when docking at a main station with contraband in the hold.
orange
3589 1.80
Dockables Imperial AstroFactory adds Astro-Factories to some Dictator systems. Can be installed independently of Dictators OXP.
green
1273 1.82
Ambience Satellites adds some small satellites to every main planet.
green
1521 1.80
Missions Spy Hunter adds the Spy Hunter mission to galaxy 1.
green
1647 1.82
Mechanics Skilled NPC's enables higher-quality flight AI for routine NPCs. Can be configured with OXPConfig or Library for even more challenge.
orange
322 1.80
Dockables Tionisla Chronicle Array adds the Tionisla Chronicle array to the Tionisla system. An array is also added to one system in each galactic sector.
green
222 1.80
Ambience Tionisla Orbital Graveyard adds the Tionisla Orbital Graveyard (from the novel 'The Dark Wheel') to the Tionisla system.
green
318 1.80
Missions Tionisla Reporter adds a simple mission for a starting commander, which starts in the Tionisla system, in G1.
green
1241 1.82
Equipment Trophy Collector help you keep track of your kills. When in-flight, view your 10 last kills (Bounty Log) in an MFD. When docked, view your all-time kills (Trophy Collection) along with a kill log (Trophy Log) of 38 events in the interfaces screen.
green
3505 1.80
Missions UPS Courier adds several random missions that run simultaneously. The first set of missions offered will be various transport missions. After you have run enough of these, a series of combat jobs will be offered.
green
772 1.82
Equipment Waypoint Here allows you to set up to 8 waypoints to mark your current location so you can find your way back there later. Does not use any missile pylons.
green
338 1.80
Dockables Z-GrOovY Small System Stations adds the Octahedron Outpost and the Tetrahedron Depot to selected systems.
green
1034 1.80

Alternate Download Location

An alternative download location for most of these OXP's can be found on Box.com

HTML Galaxy Maps

phkb has also put together a downloadable version of the New Galaxy Guide, which provides a way for players to have offline access to most of the information contained on the Wiki pages.

See this BB Link for details.
The zip package can be downloaded from here: OoliteGalaxyMaps.zip

You will need a browser that supports HTML5.

phkb

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