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To perform meaningful "exploration" in Oolite requires two matters.
- Ignorance about what one is exploring!
- Game modifications enhancing the act of exploration!
Ignorance can be achieved in one of two ways.
- For those not yet knowledgeable about the vanilla eight galaxies, the relevant information can be hidden using OXP's.
- For those who have know too much about The Eight, one can play in other galaxies. These will not share the lore built up around the eight, but they will be new!
Things to do
* Explore the Tionisla Orbital Graveyard (with the three OXP's loaded - and equipped with BroadcastComms MFD to interrogate the monuments). You can throw in the Tionisla Chronicle Array for good measure! * Explore the Tianve Pulsar (with Tianve OXP loaded) * Try and find a Generation ship (don't forget to load the oxp first!) * Visit Aqualina in Galaxy 3 (with Aquatics loaded) * Load either FarPlanets or the Strangers World suite and visit some far-out planets (in Stranger's World you can make excellent profits on alcoholic drinks if visiting a station!). * Try and find the HIMSN naval stations (don't forget to load the oxp first!)!
OXP's hiding unexplored parts of the galaxy
- Here be Dragons hides the unexplored systems on the F6/F7 pages (2012-19)
- Zero Map - Explore the galaxy hides the unexplored systems on the F6 charts: customisable (2016)
- Buyable map (2012) - only works for older versions of Oolite (pre-v.1.82?)
- At the time of writing (June 2022) only Zero Map seems to function on the AppleMac (Oolite v.1.90)
OXP's recording explorational exploits
New Galaxies to explore
- SOTL Altmap - a new suite of 8 galaxies with political regions, uninhabited systems, new commodities and slightly different equipment. Unfinished but playable.
- This is a scenario oxp which prevents including other oxp's. You might wish to tweak this to allow loading some of these other OXPs as well as, say, Market Observer. See page for details.
- Galaxy Seeds - essay on creating new galaxies, link to Pleb's Oolite Galaxy Generator (Windows only)
Changing those Galaxies
Different stars, more/different planets, moons, rings, flares, etc.
- See Guide to Ambience OXPs for comparisons of the more far-reaching of what is available
- See Category:Ambience OXPs for a list of what is available
New Explorational Game
- SOTL Exploration - no combat. New galaxy, different hyperspace jump method (which requires steering). Locate resources for your stranded mother ship!
- Oolite as exploration game: Essay by Stranger (author of Here Be Dragons.oxp)
- More/ larger galaxies BB Thread (2013-date)
- Peaceful skies BB Thread (2013) Is exploration possible in Oolite?