Outrider (Oolite)

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Outrider Mark I
Taranis Corporation outrider mark I hunter.JPG
Size (W×H×L) 65 m×15 m×65 m
Cargo capacity 2 TC
Cargo bay extension N/A
Maximum speed 0.37 LM
Manoeuvrability Pitch: 1.4
Roll: 2.4
Yaw: 1.4
Thrust: 37
Energy banks 4
Energy recharge rate

Good (4.0)

Gun mounts Fore: 1x
Rear: 1x
Missile slots 2
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available N/A
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 110,000 Cr


One of the Outrider's external views, showing the ship's unique HUD


Overview

A relatively well-fitted freighter escort, capable of offering serious resistance to the modern generation of fast attack ships, yet affordable enough for the mass market.

The Outrider matches the Sidewinder for speed but not maneuverability. It is relatively big for a vessel of its type, and despite its size, offers little room for cargo. On the other hand, it is on a par with the much larger Cobra Mark III in terms of resilience.

The ship is fitted with a pulse laser as standard.


History

The Outrider is the first ship to be produced by Taranis Corporation, a company co-founded by a former chief designer at Faulcon deLacy and headquartered in the Lerelace system, Sector 1 (28 light years from Lave)).

Taranis originally aimed to sell the ship for 100,000 Credits, but modifications to improve the hull rigidity resulted in a final price tag of 110K.

Initially, sales of the Outrider were modest at best. However, since its prominent appearance in the hit film "The Riedquat Connection", it has become much more popular with shipping firms, bounty hunters of limited means and - reinforcing its "dangerous" image - pirates.

Using the new popularity and some incoming profits, the Outrider Mark II was designed. While the hull and most specifications remained nearly the same, the ship did offer more cargo space, 4 mounts instead of 2 and an additional military shield enhancement. Soon, Commanders and companies started to replace their Outrider Mark I with the latest version. Even the Space Security Group (SSG) and the Bounty Hunter Guild began to place orders.

After the Galactic Navy picked the Navy Frigate as one of their capital ships, the navy variant Outrider Mark II-N was introduced. Originally intended to replace the Navy Viper the ship was used as a cheap alternative to the Viper Patrol by GalCop space police instead. Currently, this fighter is only sold to GalCop institutions and trusted navies and organizations. However, there are rumors that, once in a while, a "vanished" ship could be found on the gray market.


Model comparisons

Outrider Mark I Outrider Mark II Outrider Mark II-N
Picture
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Taranis Corporation outrider mark I hunter.JPG Taranis Corporation outrider mark II escort.JPG Taranis Corporation outrider mark IIN police.JPG
Size (meters: WxHxL) 65 × 15 × 65 65 × 15 × 65 65 × 15 × 65
Mass (tons) 53.159 t 53.159 t 53.159 t
Cargo capacity (tons) 2 (not expandable) 5 (not expandable) 4 (not expandable)
Maximum speed (LM) 0.370 0.380 0.390
Maneuverability Pitch: 1.40 / Roll: 2.40 / Yaw: 1.40 Pitch: 1.40 / Roll: 2.40 / Yaw: 1.40 Pitch: 1.60 / Roll: 2.60 / Yaw: 1.60
Thrust 37 38 39
Energy banks 4.00 5.00 5.50
Energy recharge rate Good (4.00) Good (4.00) Good (4.00)
Gun mounts & Turrets Fore: 1x
Rear: 1x
Port: N/A
Starboard: N/A
Turrets: N/A
Fore: 3x
Rear: 1x
Port: N/A
Starboard: N/A
Turrets: N/A
Fore: 3x
Rear: 1x
Port: N/A
Starboard: N/A
Turrets: N/A
Missile pylons 2 2 3
Shield Upgrades Boosters Boosters & military Boosters & military
Hyperspace capable Yes (in 12 sec) Yes (in 11 sec) Yes (in 10 sec)
Available to player Yes (TL 9) Yes (TL 9) Yes
(in unstable and dangerous systems on stations outside GalCop jurisdiction)
Base price (Cr) 110,000 120,000 130,000


  • The Outrider Mark II-N could only be bought in systems with a government of 2 (multi-government) or lower and only on stations not regulated by GalCop law (station allegiance different to GalCop).


Gallery

The Outrider is used by various individuals and organizations, so different hull paints could be seen on the space lanes:

Click on thumbnails to view full-size images

Upgrades

Outrider Mark I

Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.
Misc. Equipment Fuel ScoopsEscape CapsuleDocking ComputersWitch Fuel InjectorsScanner Targeting EnhancementMulti-Targeting SystemGalactic HyperdriveAdvanced Space Compass • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Weaponry Pulse LaserBeam LaserMilitary LaserMining LaserQuirium Cascade Mine • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Defence E.C.M. SystemExtra Energy UnitShield BoostersExternal Heat Shielding • {{{6}}} • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}

Outrider Mark II

Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.
Misc. Equipment Fuel ScoopsEscape CapsuleDocking ComputersWitch Fuel InjectorsScanner Targeting EnhancementMulti-Targeting SystemGalactic HyperdriveAdvanced Space Compass • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Weaponry Pulse LaserBeam LaserMilitary LaserMining LaserQuirium Cascade Mine • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Defence E.C.M. SystemExtra Energy UnitShield BoostersMilitary Shield EnhancementExternal Heat Shielding • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}

Outrider Mark II-N

Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.
Misc. Equipment Fuel ScoopsEscape CapsuleDocking ComputersWitch Fuel InjectorsScanner Targeting EnhancementMulti-Targeting SystemGalactic HyperdriveAdvanced Space Compass • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Weaponry Pulse LaserBeam LaserMilitary LaserMining LaserQuirium Cascade Mine • {{{7}}} • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Defence E.C.M. SystemExtra Energy UnitNaval Energy UnitShield BoostersMilitary Shield EnhancementExternal Heat Shielding • {{{8}}} • {{{9}}} • {{{10}}} • {{{11}}} • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}


Remarks

  • The Outrider Mark I is a slightly tweaked version of Roberto's original OXP, all other ships were added with V 2.00.
  • This OXP includes an overwrite of the Taranis.OXP. While Roberto designed defense fighters, the station actually never used them. The AI is also corrected.
  • The Outrider Mark II-N could only be bought in systems with a government of 2 (multi-government) or lower and only on stations not regulated by GalCop law (station allegiance different to GalCop).
Remember, the purchase of this ship is still restricted.


Credits

  • Roberto aka Robert Todd (author, model, basic textures and specifications)
  • Griff (model and basic textures of the escape capsules)
  • another_commander (basic specular map of the escape capsules)

Thanks to Murgh, Selezen, Giles, Draco Caeles and others for their advice, and to Daniel Walker for his texturing guide !


Requirements

Oolite V 1.88 or higher.


Download

  • The current version is available on the Expansions Manager or alternatively at Outrider (OXZ).
  • The original Outrider (Roberto/2006) could be found on Box (OXP)


License

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This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0


Version History

  • Version 2.00 / 2022/05/30 / Montana05
converted and overhauled the entire package
improved the materials and added more textures
various implementations to adjust to the current standards
  • Version 1.12 / 2021/05/23 / Montana05
improved textures
adjusted roles
  • Version 1.11 / 2021/05/22 / Montana05
added manifest.plist
uploaded the package to the Expansions Manager
  • Version 1.10 / 2006/08/14 / Roberto
modified custom views
added "laser darkness" to the textures
included the defense ship for the Taranis OXP
  • Version 1.00 / 2006/06/20 / Roberto
initial release


Quick Facts

Minimum Oolite versionCPU usage lowMemory usage lowGPU usage low

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