Okti

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Coyote's Run
Flying inside Okti's Colonization oxp
Long Range Scanner: invaluable for oxp designers
Miner Pod

Overview

Okti, originally from Turkey, used to play Elite on an IBM XT in 1990's, then graduated to Oolite and joined the community back in 2010. He still occasionally lurks in the wings!

Okti's wizardry with tweaking the code allowed a number of missions to be created such as Xeptatl's Sword & Coyote's Run.

A number of his oxp's were tarred as being "cheats" at the time. But, as with all oxp's, nobody was forced to use any of them! Some of his "cheats" are incredibly useful for .oxp developers and testers, though. Others might have been seen as cheats by the original Elite players, those burnishing the flame of Bell & Braben's 8-bit Classic Elite masterpiece, but are what most would expect to find in a future with advanced technology. And some of these were quite brilliant, and were taken up by Phkb & others, polished and expanded, and put on the in-game Expansions Manager.

OXP's

OXP's now on the in-game Expansions Manager

Phkb's polished and expanded versions

OXP's found elsewhere

  • Colonization - massive dockable which you can fly through (also listed in Dockables, above)
  • Coyote's Run - Okti did the tough programming to transmogrify Cody's novel into an OXP.

Okti's BoxCN collection (2011-12)

Pylon-based Equipment Remover Since rewritten by Phkb and now on the Expansions Manager as Remove Individual Pylon.
Primable Laser - adds a second primable fore-laser for clobbering the McNasties with! From the early days when player ships could only have the one forwards laser.
Target Tracker - "cheat" - an infallible tracker for laser targets!
PirateEBomb: - cheat - kills every pirate in the system and then calls you a cheat!
  • Astrogatory
SafeJumps warns if target system's sun has gone nova
Galaxy Info forerunner of Phkb's GalCop Galactic Registry & see BB thread here
InterstellarRescue: miraculous rescues in interstellar space
  • Galaxies 7 & 8
LinkG7 Links to the lost part of G7 (some two dozen systems in the bottom left corner of the map). For navigating The Great Rift
Note this issue and the solution: (Problem, 2019)
OresratiChallenge: For getting to Sector8/Oresrati
OneWayTicket2Oresrati mentioned here. For getting to Sector8/Oresrati
  • Miscellaneous
Auto Skim OXP takes control of your ship and performs automatic sunskimming
SunSkimmerPod - "missile" which skims fuel from the sun for you
Long Range Scanner - "cheat" - see everything in the star system
Miner Pod OXP - a pylon-mounted mining machine that locks on a large asteroid and extracts the minerals for you
CargoScanner: Since updated by Timer and now on the Expansions Manager as Cargo Scanner OXP

Links

  • Cheating - essay on the different views on this