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[SCRIPT] Explorer Software

Post by moggy2 » Fri, 17. Feb 06, 23:23

Title: Explorer Software
Version: 1.1
Download: www.xai-corp.net/project/ExplorerSoftware
Description:
Various commands to aid in the exploration of the galaxy

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The Explorer Software is a cheap software upgrade available from Teladi Equipment docks. Once installed on a ship the upgrade provides 3 new commands.

1 Navigation -> Fly Through gate...
- This command allows you to specify a gate to fly through. In difference to the fly to sector command, this allows you to fly through gates where the destination sector has not previously been visited.

2 Navigation -> explore sector...
- This command causes the ship to fly in circles round the sector, revealing stations, gates and asteroids as they pass within scanner range.
- To use the command you select a central point around which to explore, set a maximum range from that point to explore and set a "ecliptic variance".
- This can be used to reveal a new sector or to locate a hard to find gate.

3 Special -> scan asteroid(s)
- This command will scan asteroids in the sector.
- Select the first asteroid to scan, then set the maximum number of asteroids to scan.


The explore sector command flys a square around the central point. This is only 2 dimentional, parallel to the ecliptic plane of the sector. The aditional input of "ecliptic variance" allows a random fluctuation within the 3rd dimention between points, allowing you to scan a slightly larger area. Values for this are typically between 0 and 10.

The fly through gate command was written by Xenon_Slayer
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Change Log:

1.0 First Release.

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Commands: Nav35, Nav35, Special53
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Upgrade ware: 5763
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Post by Dartje » Fri, 3. Mar 06, 12:41

Mogy,

Will this work with OOS exploring ? Since if your not watching the sector map the sector map will not update with the new station/roids/gates found.
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can't get to the site to download

Post by psytae » Mon, 13. Mar 06, 16:49

I tried the link it just clocks and will not open the file to be saved, tried pinging the server and got a responce but no web traffic.

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Post by Tritous » Mon, 27. Mar 06, 18:19

will this be released using cycrow's script installer? I know myself and a lot of others only use that now for dealing with scripts
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Post by djssuk » Mon, 27. Mar 06, 18:46

How about explore galaxy or explore al sectors en-route so you can send M5's all over the place to dscover everything for you?

Will try this soon.

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Post by stevecs » Sun, 23. Apr 06, 23:00

I just tried this (v1.1) on my 1.4.02 version and don't get the additional commands to show up at all. I installed it via cyrow's script installer, and do see some init scripts in the script editor for it. (tried running those manually but still nothing).

Is this still beta or something or just not compatible w/ 1.4.02? The only item that I want out of this is the asteroid scanning piece. ;)

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Post by moggy2 » Sun, 23. Apr 06, 23:13

no I just hate cycrows installer :twisted:

I fixed the spk a few hours ago. It was missing a few files. :roll:

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Post by stevecs » Sun, 23. Apr 06, 23:58

cool, I'll grab it and try it out after dinner. Why do you hate the installer? at least from a user perspective it does get some script mgmt crap out of the way. Haven't looked at what's required from the author point of view though.

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Post by moggy2 » Mon, 24. Apr 06, 04:28

stevecs wrote:...Why do you hate the installer? ...
because I've got single package right yet. :(

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Post by Yellowman » Mon, 24. Apr 06, 11:01

djssuk wrote:How about explore galaxy or explore al sectors en-route so you can send M5's all over the place to dscover everything for you?

Will try this soon.
i like that too is it gonna happen some time??

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Post by Barleyman » Sun, 11. Jun 06, 13:01

There's a glitch. If you have the report when command completed-option turned on, you get message as soon as you give the "fly through gate" command. When the ship actually gets to the new sector, you get no notification.

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Post by moggy2 » Sun, 11. Jun 06, 23:02

I had noticed that, but I can't see any reason for it.

The exact trigger for the command completed message isn't known so it's a bit difficult to debug.

I did have a play with it to see if I could sort this out a while back but aI guess it didn't work if you've downloaded this recently and are still having problems.

I'll have another look

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Post by Risky » Tue, 13. Jun 06, 14:10

Thanks, this looks useful I'll try it out tonight ( I have a spare Jag for the job 8) )

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Post by Barleyman » Thu, 15. Jun 06, 18:09

Some more features:

The scan asteroids command tends to give up in heavily rocky sectors before all asteroids have been scanned. Setting numbers of roids to scan to some some huge number does not seem to make a difference. For example, mines of fortune took quite a few tries to get completely mapped. Sectors with <10 rocks are usually OK.

You cannot issue "explore sector" command for another sector. The ship will fly to the target sector and quit.

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Post by moggy2 » Thu, 15. Jun 06, 21:26

Ok I think I've got things fixed now.

I forgot to change the release number though

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