Wyvern Explorer (Oolite)

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Wyvern Explorer I
(ADCK Wyvern Explorer OXP)
Wyvern explorer adck WE I.JPG
Size (W×H×L) 112 m×35 m×78 m
Cargo capacity 40 TC
Cargo bay extension 15 TC
Maximum speed 0.235 LM
Manoeuvrability Pitch: 1.00
Roll: 2.00
Yaw: 1.00
Thrust: 25
Energy banks 4
Energy recharge rate

Medium (3.00)

Gun mounts Fore: 1x
Missile slots 2
Shield boosters available Yes
Military shields available Yes
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player Yes
Base price 175,000 ₢


Overview

The Wyvern was an attempt to combine a larger trading ship with a faster multiple-role craft, and it was an attempt that nearly worked. What the designers ended up with was a craft that had almost enough cargo room to be a trading ship, and almost enough speed and kick to be a combat craft.

It may have fallen between two stools in many people’s eyes, but to others it acts as a great all-rounder.


History

For years, ships of the Alliance of Independent Systems had contact with GalCop space. Sometimes as explorers, but usually as traders, they were welcome to most stations and planets.

When ADCK Transport Ltd acquired from unknown sources various blueprints from outer-GalCop ships the Wyvern Explorer was one of them. Against the advice of the design department, the decision was made to adapt this ship to the GalCop market. The unique engine caused nightmares to the developers and the first prototype didn't look promising. After the Wyvern Explorer I was introduced to the public, not many orders came in. Only permanent promotions with discounts up to 30% brought enough buyers to barely cover the costs.

Soon the management ordered a complete overhaul of the ship. With the help of a mysterious consultant, the Wyvern Explorer II proved to be much improved. Higher speed and more laser mounts were only some new highlights. While the II-P offered a ship for prospectors, the II-M is a real multi-purpose vessel featuring the original weapons of the Alliance model as standard. The acceptance was a lot higher and soon the number of clients began to raise.





Model comparisons

Wyvern Explorer
(ADCK's FFE Ships OXP)
Wyvern Explorer I
(ADCK Wyvern Explorer OXP)
Wyvern Explorer II-P
(ADCK Wyvern Explorer OXP)
Wyvern Explorer II-M
(ADCK Wyvern Explorer OXP)
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Wyvern explorer adck FFE.JPG Wyvern explorer adck WE I.JPG Wyvern explorer adck WE IIP.JPG Wyvern explorer adck WE IIM.JPG
Size (meters: WxHxL) 112 × 35 × 78 112 × 35 × 78 112 × 35 × 78 112 × 35 × 78
Mass (tons) 86.857 t 86.857 t 86.857 t 86.857 t
Cargo capacity (tons) 36 (+15 t expandable) 40 (+15 t expandable) 40 (+10 t expandable) 40 (+10 t expandable)
Maximum speed (LM) 0.231 0.235 0.260 0.285
Maneuverability Pitch: 1.00 / Roll: 2.00 / Yaw: 1.00 Pitch: 1.00 / Roll: 2.00 / Yaw: 1.00 Pitch: 1.00 / Roll: 2.00 / Yaw: 1.00 Pitch: 1.20 / Roll: 2.00 / Yaw: 1.20
Thrust 23 25 25 30
Energy banks 4 4 5 6
Energy recharge rate Good (4.00) Medium (3.00) Medium (3.20) Good (4.00)
Gun mounts & Turrets Fore: 1x
Rear: N/A
Port: N/A
Starboard: N/A
Turrets: N/A
Fore: 1x
Rear: N/A
Port: N/A
Starboard: N/A
Turrets: N/A
Fore: 3x
Rear: N/A
Port: N/A
Starboard: N/A
Turrets: N/A
Fore: 3x
Rear: N/A
Port: N/A
Starboard: N/A
Turrets: N/A
Missile pylons 2 2 2 2
Shield Upgrades Boosters & military Boosters & military Boosters Boosters & military
Hyperspace capable Yes (in 15 sec) Yes (in 17 sec) Yes (in 15 sec) Yes (in 15 sec)
Available to player Yes (TL 8) Yes (TL 8) Yes (TL 8) Yes (TL 9)
Base price (Cr) 175,000 175,000 110,000 130,000


Upgrades

Wyvern Explorer (ADCK's FFE Ships OXP)

Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.
Misc. Equipment Cargo Bay ExpansionFuel ScoopsPassenger BerthEscape CapsuleDocking ComputersWitch Fuel InjectorsScanner Targeting EnhancementMulti-Targeting SystemGalactic HyperdriveAdvanced Space Compass • {{{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}}}


Wyvern Explorer I (ADCK Wyvern Explorer OXP)

Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.
Misc. Equipment Cargo Bay ExpansionFuel ScoopsPassenger BerthEscape CapsuleDocking ComputersWitch Fuel InjectorsScanner Targeting EnhancementMulti-Targeting SystemGalactic HyperdriveAdvanced Space Compass • {{{12}}} • {{{13}}} • {{{14}}} • {{{15}}} • {{{16}}} • {{{17}}} • {{{18}}} • {{{19}}} • {{{20}}} • {{{21}}}
Weaponry Pulse LaserBeam LaserMilitary LaserMining Laser • {{{6}}} • {{{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}}}


Wyvern Explorer II-P (ADCK Wyvern Explorer OXP)

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


Wyvern Explorer II-M (ADCK Wyvern Explorer OXP)

Compatible equipment for this ship. Factory standard equipment is marked in bold, all other equipment can be added by the player.
Misc. Equipment Cargo Bay ExpansionFuel ScoopsPassenger BerthEscape CapsuleDocking ComputersWitch Fuel InjectorsScanner Targeting EnhancementMulti-Targeting SystemGalactic HyperdriveAdvanced Space Compass • {{{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}}}
  • The Wyvern Explorer II-M is using a Linear Particle Accelerator as standard


Remarks

  • This OXP features an adaptation of the multi-purpose vessel found in David Braben's Frontier game.
  • The ADCK Wyvern Explorer OXP is based on the Wyvern Explorer OXP (2011, outdated) and the ADCK's FFE Ships OXP (2011).
  • At some of the variants the engine could be shot off, resulting in a significant loss of speed of the target.
  • The Linear Particle Accelerator is introduced as the original armament of the Alliance ship. It is the standard laser of the II-M and otherwise could only be found by clean players at a techlevel 15 facility. THe LPA is a slightly modified version of the phased particle beam weapon from Pteradyne Technologies, Inc., all credits to Cmdr Wyvern.


Credits

  • David Braben (Frontier game)
  • ADCK (author, models, basic textures and specifications)
  • Griff (model and basic textures of the standard escape pod)
  • Simon B (model, basic textures and shaders of the Alliance escape pod)
  • Arexack Heretic (model and basic textures of the Alliance container from Cargo Wreck Teaser OXP)
  • another_commander (specular map of the standard escape pod)
  • Cmdr Wyvern (basic design of the Linear Particle Accelerator, adopted from Raptors OXP)


Requirements

Oolite V 1.88 or higher and a video card capable of supporting Oolite shaders.


Compatibility

If you are currently flying the player-ship from ADCK's FFE Ships OXP you will face some changes after installing this package:

  • Your energy, speed, trust and cargo hull are increased while your recharge rate is a little down.
  • The ship texture is replaced with materials using the latest standards.

Otherwise both packages don't interfere with each other.


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License

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Version History

  • V 2.00 / 2022/05/30 / Montana05
complete overhaul of the entire OXP
improvement of the materials
included 3 new versions, both NPC and player
added the Linear Particle Accelerator as a new weapon
synchronized the package with ADCK's FFE Ships OXP
various implementations to adjust to the current standards
  • V 1.00 / 2011/07/03 / ADCK
ADCK's FFE Ships OXP (various ships, including this one)
  • V 1.00 / 2011/07/02 / ADCK
Wyvern Explorer OXP (outdated)


Quick Facts

Minimum Oolite versionCPU usage lowMemory usage lowGPU usage low

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