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The "Classic Variety Pack" is a complementary shipset OXZ which has been produced to add more textures to The Classic Ships.

This OXZ adds twenty more textures to The Classic Ships, to give a richer and more varied spread of designs. These have a similar style to the main OXZ and will complement both the Addition and Replace versions. Some share a colour-scheme with existing ships to give the impression of 'corporate livery' - a shipping line which uses a variety of ships but with a common appearance. They share the same specification as the standard ships and should appear with a similar frequency, except one or two which will occur only very rarely - little surprises to look out for.

You will need to install either the Addition or Replace version of "The Classic Ships" OXZ for these to appear in your game.

Included are:-
1 x Adder
1 x Anaconda
1 x Asp
2 x Boa
1 x Boa 2
1 X Cobra Mk I
1 x Cobra Mk III
1 x FerDeLance
1 x Gecko
1 x Krait
2 x Python
3 x Transporter
2 x Worm


N.B. Ships not to scale

ClassicAdder-B.png ClassicAnaconda-C.png ClassicAsp-B.png ClassicBoa-C.png
ClassicBoa-D.png ClassicBoa2-C.png ClassicCobra1-D.png ClassicCobra3-D.png
ClassicFerdelance-B.png ClassicGecko-B.png ClassicKrait-B.png ClassicPython-D.png
ClassicPython-E.png ClassicTransporter-C.png ClassicTransporter-D.png ClassicTransporter-E.png
ClassicWorm-C.png ClassicWorm-D.png

Special features

These share all the same features as "The Classic Ships".


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Author and credits

"The Classic Ships" expansion pack suite was developed by Smivs.

Thanks must first go to Giles Williams without whom none of this would have been possible. A very big Thank You also to all the community members who helped during the development phase with encouragement, comments, observations and suggestions. Particular thanks to Disembodied and Rorschachhamster for decals used on some of the ships, and Capt, Murphy for scripting inspiration.

Version History

v1.1 - Relesed 11th may,2015. Bugfix to prevent parsing errors on Macs.

v1.0 - First released on 20th March 2015.

Download Links and Installation

The Classic Ships suite are available via the in-game download manager, or the Variety Pack can be downloaded from the link below.

Download The Classic Variety Pack OXZ (downloaded 438 times).

Oolite Forum thread

Any questions, problems or bug reports should be posted on the OXP's BB thread here

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