[SCRIPT] Winnable Lottery V1.00 : Updated 26/11/2005

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[SCRIPT] Winnable Lottery V1.00 : Updated 26/11/2005

Post by Cycrow » Sat, 26. Nov 05, 16:39

This script is now part of the BBS Extras pack
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=115026
Last edited by Cycrow on Mon, 26. Dec 05, 19:13, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Carl Sumner » Sat, 26. Nov 05, 19:27

They say that the lottery is winnable, it just has the same odds as a real lottery. In other words, "Zip point Spit". :wink:

As far as I know, no one in X2 ever won it, though. 8)

P.S., Don't forget the 98% Tax! :twisted:
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Post by Cycrow » Sat, 26. Nov 05, 20:10

well, this one has better odds of winning :P

partly coz it doesn't offer reidiculous amounts of money for the winner

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Post by palisade » Sun, 27. Nov 05, 10:12

I just won a Mammoth and I flew to the dock to see, and the station says its docked there.

So, I kept trying to order it to go places or do things and it won't leave the damn station.

When I docked at the station I couldn't undock. I tried switching between the two of my ships but neither can undock. I had to go back to a previous save.

I really want my Mammoth. Or, at least I wish I could sell it off if not use it but I can't even get it undocked.

Great prize, thanks a lot.

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Post by Lothmorg » Sun, 27. Nov 05, 10:56

palisade wrote:Great prize, thanks a lot.
With just a hint of sarcasm. :roll:

Makes me want to open that thing up and see what might be causing it.
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Post by Sandalpocalypse » Sun, 27. Nov 05, 11:40

It could be the game freaking out over the rep requirement. Can you ordinarily purchase a mammoth if you had the cash?

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Post by Cycrow » Sun, 27. Nov 05, 12:24

well when you win ships, it usually just places it as a station for you to pick it up, its possible it just stuck or it doesn't work properly for larger ships, ill have to have a look at that

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Post by palisade » Mon, 28. Nov 05, 04:32

I'm not ranked very high. I started a new game when I added that mod just in case.

The worst part was it spawned on the other side of the universe. Omnicron Lyrae.

So, I dumped what was left of the 100k (76k) they give you at the start of the game into a beat up pirate harrier I acquired through peacful means... I increased its max speed to 375 so I could outrun pirates. Which brings to mind some advice, a single beta laser and no shields really isn't that useful.

I desperately checked every station's stock on the way for anyone selling 1MJ shields. Light shield bases, trading stations, equipment docks, nothing, no good.

Then I made my way sector after sector after sector until I got to the sector it was docked in. Thanks in part to a nice jpg of a starmap of the system someone posted in the forums.

When I got there, I was so excited to see a huge Mammoth floating there, I almost cried. Then I realized it wasn't highlighted in green.

I was in denial for an hour as I attempted to order it around.

Then, I checked its cargo and specs and noticed it had different specs than the ship I supposedly owned; higher speeds, more cargo room, actual cargo, etc.

Slowly it dawned on me, mine was still docked but not visible to the naked eye. I just assume this is how they dock large ships, they don't appear.

Therefore, I decided to go ahead and dock and bring that bad boy out.

I switched to the deck of my Mammoth and I was more than excited, that I did a victory dance on my chair.

Then, frustration followed as I realized I couldn't undock. :evil:

This was followed by sadness. :( :(

Finally, I decided to call it a miss and just switch back to my harrier to undock and go on with life. :o You can imagine how :evil: :evil: :twisted: :twisted: happy I was to find that my harrier was similarly stuck.

:shock:

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Post by Sandalpocalypse » Mon, 28. Nov 05, 07:07

Cycrow.. maybe you have to change it so the ship spawns outside the station then docks at it. bit of a pita, though..

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Post by Lothmorg » Mon, 28. Nov 05, 07:46

If you can get off the shipyard, try ordering the Mammoth to move while you are out of sector. That might work.
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Post by palisade » Mon, 28. Nov 05, 08:14

Okay, I was able to get off the station by ejecting my pilot. My harrier and mammoth still docked.

Then, I ordered my mammoth to dock at another yard, didn't work.

Then I ordered my mammoth to go to another sector, didn't work.

Then I ordered my mammoth to protect me, didn't work.

Then I ordered my mammoth to attack another ship, didn't work.

Then I ordered my harrier to come protect me, it worked.

I told it to stop, then I floated over and got back in.

Then, I ordered my mammoth to do things, still nothing. It says its doing it, but it stays docked. Same problem, but at least I can get my harrier out.

I still want it out though. This is like winning a sweepstakes but having the car impounded and the IRS knocking. I understand the desire for realism, but come on!

They wanted my harrier too, but I broke it out! Now to find an alley to hide it in to keep it away from the repo-man.

:evil:

p.s. It's not at a shipyard, its at an argon free trading station. I really wish it was on the shipyard, then I could sell that beyatch and be done with it.

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Post by Lothmorg » Mon, 28. Nov 05, 09:29

palisade wrote:It's not at a shipyard, its at an argon free trading station.
D'oh! That's what it is!

I was suggesting that you give it orders while you are in a different sector, but if it's stuck in a trading station... :shock:
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Post by Cycrow » Mon, 28. Nov 05, 12:31

i think i know what the problem is, ill fix it soon :)

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Post by ncc386 » Mon, 28. Nov 05, 17:25

Good idea, Cycrow! Hey, is the original X3 lottery a script that you can open and edit somewhere?

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Post by Cycrow » Mon, 28. Nov 05, 17:47

i've not seen it in the script, im guessing it was done via KC instead

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