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Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 22:06
by FyreByrd
TP's are quite able to carry jumpdrive's i have a tp as my personal resupply vehicle carrying ecells and mass driver ammo and he quite happly uses his Jdrive - so that should have nothing to do with whether it can uni trade or not

Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 22:09
by Deleted User
Really - which one do you have? The one's I've seen can only carry S type goods and the jumpdrive has an M class rating... doesn't it?

Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 22:14
by FyreByrd
Although i'm still going on my already admitted dodgy ship information but....

the express,manta,iguana, and toucan all have "S" restrictions so they won't mount a jumpdrive. but all the rest have "L" restrictions so they can - my utility ship is an Iguana Vanguard (I'm sure you know the one!) which is dead useful to resupply with - and i have another capped one that I tested the tp sector trading stuff on. and once he's up to the grade I'll check the uni trader stuff with him too!

Cheers

FyreByrd

Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 22:17
by Deleted User
You can cap Iggy Vanguards...?? I'm having one of those - sold the other near the start for some funds... :doh:

Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 22:26
by FyreByrd
with the sound of "Split Now Give You Death" ringing in his ears...

I sold all the freebies except the iggy van it just looked far too usefull - they're also good ships to do personal trading in cos there an awfull lot faster than ts's and still got a reasonable hold on them maxed out. (Plus of course you get the satisfaction of killing off a few split to get them!)

Cheers

FyreByrd

Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 22:29
by Deleted User
Yup sod the rep! Split Family Protector... my a**e!

Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 22:30
by Yellowjack
Sorry Big Bad Orca but my TP is jump drive equipped and it works just fine, I won't tell it that its not supposed to have if you won't. :wink:

In fact I think that the only ships that can't be jump drive equipped are M5s due cargo size (s) limitations.

Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 22:38
by Yellowjack
Can anyone confirm that Universal trader needs XL cargo carrying capacity?

If so this should be mentioned in the guide.

Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 22:39
by FyreByrd
Ah well I did all my criminal activies (Capping races ships drug running, etc) at the start of the game now i'm a respectable trader and merchanteer, who occasionally when attacking a pirate in split space suffers an attack of bloodlust and unleashes all his fury on every split ship that he can.

Jumpdrives have a M size cargo rating so no ships that have S only restrictions can carry them (like most m5's and a coupla tp's (see above))

Cheers

FyreByrd

Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 22:49
by Storm666
Can anyone confirm that Universal trader needs XL cargo carrying capacity?
Thats never been a requirement unless it got changed, its just a good solid reconmendation.

Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 22:54
by FyreByrd
As i already stated I'm almost certain that you can uni trade with tp's and that being able to carry XL freight is a advantage not a necessary(i really wish i could spell) my TP (which is at around lvl 3/4) which i tested the tp sector trader stuff for the guide on is able to be turned into a uni trader (but it sends the message "Not Experienced enough" which leads me to believe that they are fine to be uni traders

Certainly in X2 they could be like Storm666 said and I haven't seen any evidence otherwise yet so until i get round to doing more testing and update the guide that's the best i can offer

cheers

FyreByrd

Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 23:06
by Yellowjack
I have this Caimen at level 10, its specs have been checked against the guide requirements. However, the Universal trader button won't light up and I'm all out of clues.

It trades fine as Sector trader never giving me a problem but I cannot make it kick off as Universal Trader. Any Ideas? The cargo size was my last hope and it has been dashed. :(

Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 23:12
by steel chicken
im constantly getting the out of energy message when power plants are only 2 jumps away, is there some way to boost the # of sectors the UT will look?

I checked the scripts for it, but its fairly complex, and couldn't find the obvious variable called "look for energy for x # of sectors"

Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 23:14
by FyreByrd
First of all a Caimen is a TS not a TP so the cargo size shouldn't be a problem at all!

if you've checked and double checked (and triple checked) the things you need and you have them all then there is no reason that i can see that you shouldn't be able to turn him into a uni-trader

I can't see any reason why a tp won't turn because my tp's uni trader light is lit - make sure that if you have a tp it's not one that has a S cargo restriction see the list above for those - but other than that I'm not sure

Hope this helps - if not get back to me with the exact ship type, what equipment you have on it and any other details and i'll run some tests and find out what's going on

cheers

FyreByrd

Posted: Thu, 1. Dec 05, 23:16
by FyreByrd
Sorry Steel Chicken that's a scripters job I'm afraid - can't do anything about that until either a scripter changes it (i think a few already have?) or ego changes it.

PLEASE EGO CHANGE IT

cheers

FyreBYrd