F3 page (ship outfitting)

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F3 screen from the Vanilla game
F3 screen after being OXP'd
*Docked HUDs removes the HUD from the bottom of the screen leaving just the fuel bar & missile display
*Equipment Remove Item Color colours the sell options red
*Equipment Aide tells you how long installation/maintenance takes (last column)
*XenonUI adds the text in the margins - the helpful functional menu & sub-commands
*The list has been added to by OXPs: HUD Selector, Headlights, Naval Grid, Asteroids3D, Mine Safety Catch etc
F3 screen ornamented by the older BGS (v.1.10.9).
Note the Vanilla game HUD at the bottom

This page is only accessible while docked. The F3 page is where you buy - or sell/remove - new items of equipment for your ship (from the place you are docked at).


  • The "Arrow keys" navigate around & between the pages, while the "Enter" key buys (or sells) the item in question.
  • Pressing the F3/3 button a second time toggles between the Ship Outfitting page with the Dockyard ships for sale page

Number of items on offer

The TL of the system you are in determines how long the page runs - the higher the technology level of the system, the larger the number of options on offer!

Very generally, the lower TL items will be found at the top of the first page, and the higher TL items at the end of the F3 pages.

For details of the items on offer see Oolite Equipment


The actual station at which you are docked determines the prices. Using the main system's GalCop orbital station as a base-line, you will find that Rock Hermits charge 3x the amount. Charges in other OXP station similarly can vary. Other GalCop stations will be the same, but others may vary widely.

Changing the list

  • Equipment & Weapons OXPs generally add to the list
  • AutoRefuel OXP automatically refuels your ship for you on arrival
  • MaintenanceTuneUp.oxp keeps a Maintenance option on the list
  • Weapon Laws OXP can considerably shorten the list in Corporate & Democratic systems!
  • Equipment Storage OXP allows you to store unwanted equipment (or cargo) for a small fee
  • Laser Arrangement allows you to swap your lasers between your mounts (unless you are running Weapon Laws as well!)
  • For older Oolite versions: Equipment Aide OXP underlays a chart telling roughly how much time it takes to install new equipment from the F3 screen (the newer Oolite versions give exact times automatically)

Unexpected OXPs

Changing the page

  • BGS 2.5.1 provides a backdrop of a shipyard - and appropriate whizzing & whirring noises!
  • BGS 1.10.9 provides a more visible backdrop - with a suitable cacophonic accompaniment.
It also provides a key on the left for the F1-F8 buttons.
  • Werewolf's HUD nicely emphasises the monitor effect.
Note that there is no "docked HUD" showing missile bay contents, fuel gauge or next destination.
  • XenonUI provides an on-screen reference list of key commands for this and the other F4-F8 pages
  • Docked HUDs removes your HUD from the bottom of the page, leaving only the fuel bar & missile display. Some of the more recent HUDs do this automatically.
  • Ship Configuration OXP changes this page to both (i) allow alteration of ship components and also (ii) show their effects.

F3F3 screen ornamented by the 2010 Werewolf ship's HUD

F3F3 page (Dockyard ships for sale)

Note that the ships for sale are not necessarily well-maintained, and may need an expensive service. The more recently your ship has been serviced, the higher its trade-in value will be. Ditto for the more equipment you have on it.


  • Extended Shipyards allows test flights, rental & storage of your old ship. It requires ship storage helper. And seems a bit buggy, into the bargain!
  • Hyperspace Hangar allows you to store your old ship when buying a new
  • Ship Comparison allows you to compare the vital statistics of 3 different ships (this is done on the F4 station/ship interface screen)