[SCRIPT] [2012.04.02] Universal Best Buys/Sells Locator v2.51a

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Post by oHmY » Fri, 23. Oct 15, 00:23

A belated thank you to alex2069.

Once a certain level of know how and assets in game have been acquired, so much of the time in game is restricted by the tedious & redundant navigation of sub menus.

All of this information is accessible in game, so why require the player to access it in such an inefficient manner?

Implementing this feature or something similar into the full release game should have been a no brainer for Egosoft.
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Post by kelvin2 » Sun, 25. Oct 15, 14:01

Will this mod work with Litcube, works perfectly on vanilla

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Post by Phelan42 » Sun, 25. Oct 15, 16:28

Yay, the lack of an overview like this (especially after having 'worked' with the EvE trading interface for a while) wa probably the single most annoying aspect of X3 for me. So...

Thank you!

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Post by Phelan42 » Tue, 27. Oct 15, 06:22

ShadowPhantom wrote:There is just one thing that bothered me : when you use the Sell Locator, it shows you how many wares the stations already have in stock, which is not very useful (to my mind), I'd prefer much to see at once how many wares each station is ready to buy.
Can you - or anyone who has already got it for that matter - upload your little fix to some location other than gamefront please? :)

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Post by mjl1966 » Tue, 17. May 16, 19:37

Don't know if this topic is being watched anymore, but the download links for gamefront now go to escapist magazine.

Is it hosted anywhere else?

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Post by X2-Illuminatus » Tue, 17. May 16, 19:54

Here you go:
https://storage.googleapis.com/google-c ... dblade.spk

and

https://storage.googleapis.com/google-c ... ls_251.spk

(I don't know, what the difference between both files is, though.)
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Post by mjl1966 » Wed, 18. May 16, 06:56

X2-Illuminatus wrote:Here you go:
https://storage.googleapis.com/google-c ... dblade.spk

and

https://storage.googleapis.com/google-c ... ls_251.spk

(I don't know, what the difference between both files is, though.)
Thank you!

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Post by Zogundar » Wed, 12. Jul 17, 00:13

Does anyone still have the modified script by ShadowPhantom that shows remaining station cargo space instead of ware count when selling? I even tried internet archive but that link is "File not found" too. :(

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Post by Fluff » Sun, 18. Mar 18, 20:59

I've uploaded a version that includes ShadowPhantom's and xfir01's changes.

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Post by joelR » Sat, 24. Mar 18, 07:57

Fluff wrote:I've uploaded a version that includes ShadowPhantom's and xfir01's changes.

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I found shadows tweaks but not xfir01. Mind detailing those?

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Post by vivre » Sat, 1. Sep 18, 02:50

Here is what xfir01 said on page 7. about the changes they made:
xfir01 wrote:...I short-circuited the script by taking out the ship selection menu. It acts more like remote best buy/sell.

I don't like the idea of releasing this without permission, but given that it doesn't really add anything, alex2069 hasn't been around for 6 months, here it is.

Quick and dirty fix, and I'm not known for thorough testing.

Use at your own risk.

http://sites.google.com/site/xfir01/fil ... ects=0&d=1

just throw it in your x3tc\scripts\ folder.

One thing to note is that the options for message on arrival and force jump are set to YES. They were obtained from the menu selection, which is what's been removed, so they've got to be hard coded. It's easy to turn one or both off in the script editor if you're so inclined.
Looking at the code, the change essentially comments out most of a2069.uniloc.station.xml to skip the ship selection step.

Personally, I prefer Scoutster's approach (on page 14) of filtering the ship list by name instead of outright skipping the select ship step. So in case anyone else wants this, you can:
  • 1) download Fluff's version (2.52) which contains ShadowPhantom's and xfir01's changes, then

    2) apply Scoutster's changes which will overwrite xfir01's change while adding an ability to filter the list of selectable ships by name.

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Re: [SCRIPT] [2012.04.02] Universal Best Buys/Sells Locator v2.51a

Post by Daemonjax » Wed, 3. Apr 19, 20:02

I couldn't get Fluff's version working (dispatching ships always failed for an unknown reason), so I made my own:

dblade's 2.51a as base + ShadowPhantom edit + xfir01 edit
I prefer's xfir01's edit for balance reasons.

Download Link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t22nja8yxeqqv ... g.zip?dl=0


Update 1:

And here's another based on the one above, but with 2 changes:
1) it removes the ability for the player to cheat by using the shortcut (in the original mod, there are no checks to see if you actually have best buy or best sell installed when you use the shortcuts). If the shortcut does nothing, then the ship your flying doesn't have the ware installed. There's no feedback to the player on this -- I didn't bother to put that in, so be aware of that.
2) you can only send the ship from the menu if and only if it also has Trade Mk3 installed (done for personal balance reasons). You can still view the results if you don't have Trade Mk3, it just disables the ability to dispatch them from that last menu if you don't. This is easy enough to comment out of the script on your own if you hate it (in a2069.uniloc.station.xml, the block that does this has a comment).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cruu7ti9i7u4s ... s.zip?dl=0

I'll probably work on adding in a line saying whether that ship has a jump drive or not and the number of ecells it has in cargo and how many ecells per jump the ship requires.

Note: Oh, and I set both message and force jump to false (the opposite of what xfir01 did)-- the idea being the ship should jump and/or message on its own if it's set to do so in its console -- tested and it works as expected.


Update 2:

And here's the above after testing (everything worked fine btw), and with a few gui changes I thought were necessary:
a) if the ship has the ecells to make the jump, the number of jumps is green in color, otherwise it's red
b) shows whether the ship has a jump drive and/or trade mk3 installed and if Autojump is enabled
c) shows ship stats (cargo space used / max cargo space, and what max ware size it can carry) along with the ware stats
d) color and text changes -- basically everything green is good and red is bad -- very consistent and clean
e) you can see how many of this ware you already have in cargo hold

Screenshot:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cgyxlxuuqzbm6 ... 1.png?dl=0

Download:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ns3zvqu824ni ... s.zip?dl=0

I might create another version that will let you directly:
a) open the sector map of the location before sending a ship there, and/or just tell you if enemies are detected there if you have satellites present if I can't figure out how to do that.
b) choose from the first menu one of the last few wares that this ship was dispatched to buy or sell, so you can quickly do it again if you want... maybe amount based on pilot level (like pilot level - 1).
c) see how many of this ware you already have in cargo hold (whether buying or selling). Done and updated link above.

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Re: [SCRIPT] [2012.04.02] Universal Best Buys/Sells Locator v2.51a

Post by alexalsp » Wed, 4. Dec 19, 21:00

Universal Best Buys/Sells Locator v2.51a

Is this mod only for TC or for AP too?

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