Dictators OXP

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This OXP is a flavour expansion for the Dictatorship systems. It adds a range of ships and stations to each dictatorship, differentiating between those with agricultural and industrial economies, and offers new trading opportunities to players. The political and economic conditions introduced by this OXP are set out in specially-compiled System Profiles, which are included in the download.

Ships and Stations

The arrangement dictatorships have with GalCop means GalCop are unable to deploy any of their standard Viper ships for patrolling the spacelanes and keeping the peace. Instead, each dictatorship has relied on refurbished ex-surplus Viper ships to fill this role. The Quaestor and Guard ships are based on the standard Viper, the Censor and Enforcer are based on the Viper Interceptor, and the Lictor is based on the Viper Pursuit.

Imperial Censor.png
Imperial Censor
Imperial Lictor.png
Imperial Lictor
Imperial Quaestor.png
Imperial Quaestor
Imperial Enforcer.png
Junta Enforcer
Imperial Guard.png
Revolutionary Guard
Imperial Freighter.png
Imperial Freighter
Imperial Tanker.png
Imperial Tanker
Imperial Prisonship.png
Prison Ship
Imperial AstroFactory.png
Imperial AstroFactory

Version History

2.5, 23 June 2020 (by phkb)

  • Added some shipdata entries to provide compatibility with Resistance Commander OXP.

2.4, 13 April 2019 (by phkb)

  • Added normal map to frieghter.
  • Small corrections to shipdata.plist.
  • Allowed for game to be saved at Astro Factories.

2.3, 12 October 2017 (by phkb and gsagostinho)

  • Corrected errors in shipdata.plist.
  • Small correction to the spawning conditions to prevent prisonships in industrial systems.

2.2, 31 July 2017 (by phkb and gsagostinho)

  • Updates to shipdata and scripts to better control spawning.

2.1, 31 July 2017 (by phkb and gsagostinho)

  • Added new textures, normal and emission maps to all ships.
  • Adjustments to shipdata.plist file.
  • Adjustments to population routines to ensure Dictators police ships will be used exclusively in Dictatorship systems.

2.0, 16 December 2016 (by phkb)

  • Updated scripts and config for current version of Oolite (1.82 and onwards)
  • Updated ship models to use Griff variants.
  • Added code to utilise Station Validator.
  • Made Spara's updated Astrofactory model a requirement for the OXP. The original model is kept for compatibility reasons.
  • Updated scripts

1.5, 21 July 2011

  • Minor correction to fix inconsistency between script and shipdata regarding spawn conditions for AstroFactories

1.4, 19 June 2010

  • Updated ship population script for compatibility with Oolite v1.74

1.3, 31 May 2008

  • Fixed freighter and tanker AI to avoid conflict with station behaviour
  • Minor fixes to ship models

1.2, 9 February 2007

  • Added Imperial Freighter

1.1, 30 January 2007

  • Added Imperial Tanker
  • Modified script to prevent appearance of multiple AstroFactories on launch, and tweaked positioning of ships and stations

1.0, 22 January 2007

  • Initial version including:
    • Revolutionary Guards and Junta Enforcers for the agricultural dictatorships
    • Imperial Quaestors, Censors and Lictors for the industrial dictatorships
    • Imperial AstroFarms, located within asteroid fields in the wealthier industrial dictatorships and marked as 'F' on the Advanced Space Compass
    • Detailed System Profiles courtesy of GalCop Intelligence

As well as providing some hints on trading opportunities, the System Profiles also give an idea of things to come in future versions.


Tucked away inside this oxp is one of Ramirez's famous .pdf's stashed full of information (6 pages!). To extract it, you can use the Expansions Manager, or just expand it with your computer's software unzipper and peek into the folder. See Sector7/Isriveen‎ & Sector7/Esverara for most of the contents.


Many thanks to Dr. Nil for the Commies OXP which inspired this expansion, and for additional advice and suggestions.
All models and textures by Ramirez, with some use of existing Oolite meshes and base textures.

Version 2.0 and following by phkb (code) and gsagostinho (textures). Original ship models courtesy of Griff.


Download Dictators.oxz v2.5 (downloaded 962 times).

An updated version of the AstroFactory is available for download here: AstroFactory.oxz (v2.4 downloaded 1412 times)

A discussion of the updated AstroFactory can be found at: Oolite Forum

Version 1.5 of this OXP is available at: Ramirez' Oolite Pages


  • Flavour Expansions (2006) includes Ramirez's early thoughts about this OXP which also included Asteroid Farms as well as the Imperial Factories

Quick Facts

Version Released License Features Category Author(s) Feedback
2.5 2020-06-23 CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Ships, Stations Systems OXPs Ramirez, phkb, gsagostinho, Griff Oolite BB

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