Summer 3147 MGMT, somewhere at Aenqute, a communicator is ringing.
The whistling sound vibrates until a slightly drunken man takes this call.
'Yeah, Arn here.'
'Am I talking to Mr.Arn D'ercul?'
'Who wants to know this?'
'My name is Peregg Odell, president of UniversalLaw & sons. Our company is well known for more than 200 years and we have informations that you are a specialist for prototype spaceship design.'
'Hmmm. Could be.'
With this words he started to track the connection - strange, no result, hmm...
'Mr.D'ercul. My clients are very interested in your talents. They've seen some of your former creations and might think that your designs have something... ...err... ...natural that would perfectly fit into their imaginations of a spaceship.'
'Seems your clients have good taste.'
'Absolutely right, Mr.D'ercul. My clients would appreciate if you'd accept an offer to create another of your extraordinary ships. Credits doesn't matter and we'll grant a sum of 5 Millions for the time it takes to design and build this ship. After completing we'll pay another 5 Millions to your personal account.'
'Any specials wanted?'
'My clients are very interested in your sunburn-waver, cargospace is not so important, but the engines should make it worth it's money. Ah, and before I forget... we need your special mechanism for the fuel-scoops.'
'Your clients want to transport special cargo, isn't it?'
'Yes, Mr.D'ercul. Nobody has to know what's in and the usual cargobay is sometimes not the right place.'
'Ok, Odell. I think I got the picture. Within 3 month you'll get the point why you've had to contact me.'
This Addon adds a new, fast, rare and expensive type of player-ship to the universe and includes also another special feature - 'Richmans World' - a unusual mission type. The Vector's design is clear, elegant and speed-optimized. With a big touch of nostalgic italian lines, so it's price is no surprise. Like other ships it is capable of transporting some cargo (your doggy-bag must have its own space), but most of the available space is used by its extravagant big engine. Some people might say that only hoopy froods will fly a Vector, but fact is that it is a sports ship at its best. You don't have to be a multi-millionaire to get one of these very rare ships. And flying such a beauty will change your life. Rumors says that this ship was originally designed for one of the chairmen of the GRS company for some weekend trips, but who believes in rumors?
You can play this oxp in very different ways. Stay clean or climb to the top of the 'business'. Every way has it's own advantages and disadvantages. It's your decision. Oh, and you'll stumble into the story that opens your eyes. Someday, maybe. It rambles into your life when you don't expect it, so keep your eyes open.
- Latest version needs Oolite v1.76.1. (See Broken-ness beneath)
- If BGS-A1.5 or BGS-M1.5 is installed, a new engine sound is used for the Vector, otherwise it is bypassed.
- If OXPConfig2.0.x is installed, it is configurable, otherwise default settings are used.
- Vector_1.7.2.oxz (downloaded 2232 times).
- Vector1.7.1.zip (10.4 MB)
Broken-ness of this OXP
Svengali's comments on this
- Oct 2013
...it's written for Oolite v1.76.x. Behaviours (and other things) have changed in v1.77 so I consider it broken until it's updated. It will 'work', but this is not enough for me, so I've added this note. There's another showstopper - if I can't control my own settings and code runtimes anymore (OXPs are uncalled changing accuracy, energy, equipment, etc... or inject code) or entities are simply removed by other OXPs my motivation is nearly not existing anymore. We need solutions, otherwise it gets more and more pointless to write any mission related stuff.
- Dec 2014
Spara (quoted by Svengali): Based on the author's words I think it works, the problem just being a few pirates using old-looking ships. This was true for v1.77. But if I should guess then I'd say quite a few things are completely broken in v1.80. The escape pods and the background story may still be playable, but all sidequests probably won't work anymore.
- Dec 2016
The OXP is broken. Completely. The code is written for v1.76, so don't expect it to be working. The reason why I haven't done anything is simply that I'm concentrating on tools (like Library) which are required for all my other AddOns as well. The Vector will be the last step as it uses (currently) CCL and Snoopers.
Comments on this
If you dig into the entrails of Library.oxp (CCL's replacement) you will find all the graphics etc. needed to run Vector. One presumes that Svengali finished updating Library for v.1.88 in 2018 - but did not get around to updating Vector before his untimely demise.
As regards other oxp's adding things which break missions, it is now possible to add "conflicting oxp's" to the manifest.plist which will prevent this occurring.
See Oxp conflicts (2013)
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