pref wrote:As soon as hijack triggers, your target becomes a 'friendly faction' member, and should be skipped by any other race as target. Not sure why you needed to edit anything, no other ships should interfere, nor should any station/ship care about what you do with the target (rep loss will not occur regardless of friend/foe settings of any of the involved races).BlackRain wrote: I have edited hijack so that only factions friendly to another faction will care if I am boarding a ship and I am really loving it. I set up my shipyard in Lava Flow and have been acting as a pirate, capturing any ships that come through from any faction. Quite fun.
Or do you mean excluding neutral ships when doing initial proximity check before hijack starts?
I wasn't sure if faction relations are fine for that in vanilla XR initially. Won't that result in being able to pirate almost any 'foreign' faction ships?
Practically letting boarding happen without any penalty in most cases?
For ex being able to capture any Argon defence forces in a zone where only JSS has stations.
If it makes for a better experience i would implement it, but unsure about the consequences.
@birdtable: you can fly to your target and check any nearby ship/station's distance via targeting. Or just start boarding to get the initial status report of how many objects are in range and cancel out if anything is too close.
You can do that as soon as you can target the ship (from 30km? or perhaps 50?).
I made it so the initial check would allow me to pirate ships without losing rep. Well, you can set Station to neutral and ship to friend. This way, you couldn't just hijack in a zone with stations but at least you could hijack a ship somewhere in a zone where there are no stations (for me in lava flow because there are always ROC ships running around and I couldn't hit up other ships like LEDDA industrial, etc)
Also, factions do have relations with each other (which could also be set and I can set faction relations between different factions). This is beyond the scope of "hijack" but its something I can do in CWIR which can affect this mod too. I only edited hijack for my own personal use anyway, not sure if others would like it or if it would work for you.
By the way I am on skype if you want to talk about it.