Tionisla Reporter

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Sadly not part of this OXP. The Tionisla Chronicle Array is a separate OXP providing the array from which the Tionisla Chronicle broadcasts its GNN news


This oxp adds a simple mission for a starting commander. As the name already suggests, the mission starts at Tionisla, where the Tionisla Chronicle is located.


Have you always wanted to explore the universe beyond its boundaries? Then this mission has something for you. The head of the Tionisla Chronicle will send you out to fetch material for an article that will make headlines. And you are the author of it.


This mission was mainly written to use some of the new 1.75 features. At the same time it means the commander will see stuff that was not possible in older missions. One of the things is the camera that can make a screenshot. This is a function that actually saves a picture in the screenshot folder. However, it was decided that the actual saving a picture will not be possible in the final release version of Oolite, only in the test versions. For the mission itself it is not important if the actual picture is there.

Download Link

Download Tionisla_Reporter.oxz v1.3.9 (downloaded 1458 times). For Oolite 1.82 or newer.
Tionisla Reporter 1.2 For Oolite 1.75 or newer.



This is an easy mission that does not add additional pirates and does not lead you through pirate systems. It also starts near the Lave system. Therefore it should be very suitable for a starting commander.

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Update Notes

Version 1.3.9

  • Resolved conflict with Interstellar Tweaks.

Version 1.3.8:

  • Camera is now portable between ships.

Version 1.3.7:

  • Corrected error in shipdata.plist.

Version 1.3.6:

  • Corrected the manifest identifier.

Version 1.3.5:

  • Removed the "hasOwnProperty" methods against missionVariables, as results were unpredictable.

Version 1.3.4:

  • Status of misjump hint will persist across saves.
  • Fixed bugs that prevented the planet and station from being created.
  • Planet will now be created regardless of status of station.
  • Increased number of defence ships assigned to the station.

Version 1.3.3: Made the turrets a bit more obvious.
Version 1.3.2: Fixed spelling mistakes in missiontext.plist.
Version 1.3.1:

  • Added check for station destruction.
  • Small graphical change to station for more uniqueness.
  • Minor code adjustments.

Version 1.3.0:

  • Updated station model to be a variant of dertien's Octahedron station.
  • Updated planet texture to a higher resolution.
  • Updated station market script.
  • Updated equipment.plist to use condition script.
  • Updated planetinfo.plist so that the mission destination can be reached from either direction.
  • Updated planetinfo.plist by removing deprecated scripting methods, replaced with Javascript versions.
  • Fixed incorrect commodity references in script files.
  • Mission locations will persist after the mission is complete, in order to maintain game-world consistency.
  • Minor updates to mission text, fixing a couple of gramatical errors and adding a bit more flavour-text.

Version 1.2: Adding of the mission destination with the Oolite 1.77 way. (still compatible with Oolite 1.75)
Version 1.1: Fixed a bug that prevented the player from getting a camera with Oolite 1.76.1
Version 1.0: First release

Installing and Playing

You can install this OXP from with Oolite, using the built-in "Download Manager".

For version 1.2:
To install the OXP manually, unzip the download file. This will create a folder named "Tionisla Reporter". Open this folder and you will see a folder named "Tionisla Reporter.oxp" and a readme. Move the Tionisla Reporter.oxp folder to AddOns. As with all OXPs, its the folder ending .oxp that you need to put in Oolite's AddOns folder, otherwise Oolite will not read it.



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