Cougar ST OXP

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Cougar ST
Cougar ST2.png
Size (W×H×L) 51 x 12 x 64
Cargo capacity 5 TC
Cargo bay extension NA
Maximum speed 0.400 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 3.0
Pitch: 1.5
Energy banks 5
Energy recharge rate

Very Good (5.0)

Gun mounts forward and aft
Missile slots 2
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 150,000 Cr.


After an exhaustive search, an agent for SoloTek Industries found the heir of the original designer and builder of the Cougar, a person who strongly guards their anonymity. After lengthy negotiations, a price was finally agreed upon to deliver the original plans for renewed construction. The marketing plan was geared toward the military rather than civilian sector. Unbeknown to any at SI, someone had beaten them at their own game, but not, apparently, for profit. In scattered sectors, rumors cropped up of rare encounters with a craft similar to the Cougar but vastly superior. Little else is known except that sightings have verified the shadowy Cougar is armed with multiple forward lasers and that it haunts the more dangerous systems. Reports from criminal elements simply refer to it as the, "HK from hell".

The Cougar ST (ST = Speedy Terminator) for Oolite is named for the legendary and rare stealth ship that appeared in some versions of 8-bit Elite. Unlike that ship, the Cougar ST is not stealthy, but it is quite agile and very fast. The Cougar NPC custom role is geared for combat, and they who command her are pirate hunters. They enjoy taunting their prey before eliminating them, and if that prey happens to be the player, they may find the experience rather unpleasant. Otherwise, the player would be well advised not to attack the Cougar, either for fun or profit.


Model modified from original, SimonB's Neolite Companion OXP for the Cat.
Paw decal borrowed from SimonB's Cat diffuse texture.
Main hull textures, under-wing subent gun models and texturing, and Cougar AI by the author.


Cougar Ship Script by Commander McLane, originally coded for Smivs' Contractor ZZ1.


Minimum requirement: Oolite 1.80 and later. No dependencies.

Manual Installation for Oolite 1.80+

Move or copy the file, "Cougar_ST1.5.oxz" into your AddOns folder. Where that resides depends on the location of your Oolite installation.


This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License version 3.0.


Cougar ST OXP v1.5:
1) Corrected several shipdata errors related to like_ship attribute.
2) Cougar ST custom role made a little stronger. The fearless bugger was getting wiped out too easily by big pirate bands.
3) 20% chance of being spawned along WP - Planet route but only in anarchy and feudal systems.
4) Alternate Cougar ship uses weighted Oolite 1.80 roles re-defined. Not as tough as ST custom role.


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