Death Comms

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This OXP attempts to add a bit of flavour to battles by sometimes having ships give a final comms message when they die. The message should only occur if the ship still has a pilot in it (ie. the pilot didn't eject in an escape pod), and should only apply to normal ships (not police or Thargoids).

Dozens and dozens, ranging from "You son of a--" to "Nooooo!! I only made the final payment last week!"

Not to be confused with Communications Pack A - for more regular communications!


Download DeathComms.oxz v1.7 (downloaded 3959 times).


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With thanks to ShipBuilder, Smivs, Disembodied, Diziet Sma, Wildeblood, maaarcooose, Gimbal Locke, Knotty, and Tricky who contributed ideas to the thread mentioned below.

Version History

Version 1.7

  • Spelling corrections.

Version 1.6

  • Increased the frequency of comms messages appearing, just slightly.
  • Updated exclusion list to make sure subentities, wreckage and nav buoys don't get included.
  • Added a lot more comms variations, based on info in this forum link:

Version 1.5

  • Reduced the frequency of comms messages appearing.
  • Added some more comms variations.

Version 1.4

  • Added some more comms variations.

Version 1.3

  • Added check for autoWeapons to determine whether the death comms script can be attached.

Version 1.2

  • Further tweaks to the script logic to make it fully compatible with other OXP's.

Version 1.1

  • Tweaks to the script logic to make it play better with other OXP's.
  • Changed the manifest file to allow use with Oolite 1.80.

Version 1.0

  • Initial release.


  • Nite Owl's tweak: added some stuff from famous humor and some stuff from the world of music, removed random deities.

See How to tweak OXZ's if you need more detail.


Quick Facts


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