User:Redspear

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FdL Lightspeeder
Effects of Paddling Pool - click on image to expand
Lasers and power - from Laser Combat Reimagined
Analysis of masslock from Masslock Compensator
Analysis of equipment from Equipment by Ship Role

Redspear has stated that his overall philosophy is to make gameplay more enjoyable - and to avoid unneeded complexity.

OXPs

Be aware that in some cases Redspear placed a major essay in his threads explaining the justification for eg Re-imagining Laser Combat or Redistributing traffic.

Ambience (done with collaborators: Spara etc)

  • Additional Planets SR Base Redspear, Spara, PHKB The in-game mechanism providing the base for the following texture packs.
  • Additional Planets Redux Pack Redspear, Spara and collaborators Textures from the old Redux pack
  • Additional Planets Demux Pack Redspear, Spara and collaborators Textures from the old Demux pack
  • Additional Planets SR Demux Volcanic Pack Redspear, Spara and collaborators More Demux textures.
  • Additional Planets SR Others Gas Giants pack Redspear, Spara and collaborators
  • Additional Planets SR: Alien Worlds Redspear, Spara and collaborators
  • Additional Planets SR: Earthlike Redspear, Spara and collaborators
  • Additional Planets SR: free bitmaps dusty Redspear, Spara and collaborators
  • Additional Planets SR: free bitmaps icy Redspear, Spara and collaborators
  • Additional Planets SR: free bitmaps rocky Redspear, spara and collaborators
  • Additional Planets SR: Ocean Worlds Redspear, Spara and collaborators

Equipment & Weapons

  • Laser Combat Reimagined: pulse laser gets longer range, several new laser types, not all ships can carry all lasers.
  • Missile Combat Reimagined: fragile ECMs & 4 types of missile
  • New lasers 21 new lasers: availability depends on which species inhabits the planet!
  • Tech Shuffle: increases TL at which fuel, cargo bay extensions and ECM are bought, thus changing early gameplay
  • Weapon Laws means that the government system now affects availability (not just the TL)

Mechanics

Ships

  • FdL Lightspeeder: a sleeker, faster, Fer-de-Lance
  • Jane's Galactic Shipset: Resizes and reattributes core shipset based on primary Classic Elite sources. In many cases changes one or more of mass, speed, energy, recharge, missiles, cargo, pitch and roll statistics.

Systems

  • Demand Driven Economy: new profitable runs which involve other commodities than just furs and computers
  • Paddling Pool: Turns the Leesti - Diso milk run into a much safer route for the beginning player.

Experimentation

Redspear has been working with Diziet Sma in trying to rescale the sizes in Oolite to come out with something that is more realistic - but also playable.

Species

A persistent trend in Redspear's thinking over the years has been one of weaving in the differences in the species into Oolite gameplay: