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But this is Oolite! We don't even try to explain things, we just wave our hands around a lot! (Smivs, 2012)
Handwavium is better experienced than explained. Try one or two of these:
- Emergency - Marooning Poll! (2004-5) - read RabidVixen's posts.
- Oolite Engine Function Question (2009) - see Cmdr Wyvern's & Disembodied's posts.
- Losing extra fuel during witchspace jumps (2010)
- Small quantities of goods at stations (2010) - first 5 posts
- I can spend 46 hours in a hyperspace jump, but it's still not enough time for weapons to cool, or shields to regenerate. Why? (2011)
- The Offal Official Pyhisics (2011)
- How the Energy Bomb works theory... (2011) - and see Jack Dowland on the last page
- Artificial Gravity and Space Stations (2012)
- Hyperspace time of Travel (2012) - see Phantorgorth
- How does my Cobra's energy supply work? (2020/1) - see Cholmondeley's, NiteOwls' & Disembodied's posts.
- A moment of existential angst - is this handwavium?