Also available on Steam Workshop
To use, dock the ship to analyze at the station and then contact either the ship trader or manager. Select Analyze Ship and then the ship to analyze. Only ships from which you can learn new blueprints will be displayed. Everything on the ship will be destroyed along with it, so remove any important staff or other items before starting.
If you are using a shipyard and you don't have the hull blueprint for the ship, you always get that. Otherwise, you get one or more random blueprints among the equipment on the ship: shields, thrusters, weapons, turrets, or engines.
The analysis will take up one of your ship build/equip slots while in progress. It will show up as if you were building a new ship, so you can check the time remaining. If you cancel, you will not get your ship back, so don't do that.
Feedback on balance would be appreciated. The blueprint costs are all over the place but I tried to set it up so it's not a guarantee you want to analyze; it should depend on the item, how badly you want it NOW as opposed to a while in the future, and how much you want the build slot it will take up.
Changes in v1.1:
- Fixed L/XL analysis only working on combined wharf + shipyard stations