[Script] Bribe A Pilot by Nividium v1.0 12/11/2008

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[Script] Bribe A Pilot by Nividium v1.0 12/11/2008

Post by Nividium » Wed, 12. Nov 08, 21:16

Bribe A Pilot for X3 Terran Conflict.

Name of Script Package: Bribe A Pilot
Version Number: 1.00
Date Released: 11/12/2008
Last Updated: n/a
Script Created For: X3 Terran Conflict v 1.2.1+
File Package Available: X3 Plugin Manager "SPK"

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Description:

Bribe A Pilot adds a Hotkey function to your Playership. This Hotkey allows a Player to make offers to other ship pilots. If the target ship likes your offer, they will give you their ship and it's cargo in exchange for your offer. The pilot will then work for you instead of himself. Whether or not a pilot will accept your offer depends upon his "morale" values. If he is unhappy, he will be more apt to sell you his ship and for a much lower price (just to get rid of the responsibilities). Most ship owners will sell their ship at average price and give you their weapons, upgrades and cargo for free. But, you never know when you will run into an unhappy camper who will sell at any reasonable offer. Actual offer increments are made behind the scenes and you do not have to worry or fuss with each offer, other than to press your hotkey to make another offer to the target ship. Don't take "No" for an answer, keep making offers to the target ship until your offer is high enough and they say "yes". An email will be sent if an offer is successful and accepted by a target pilot.

Features:

The [Bribe A Pilot] Hotkey function:
- Allows your Playership to target a ship with targeting reticule or from your Sector Map and make an offer to buy.
- You must be within 25 km of a target ship, to make an offer.
- If you can hear it over the background music, you will hear a series of typing sounds then an Enter key press.
- At the bottom of your screen you will then see in red letters the target ship is "thinking" about your offer, then they may or may not say something (game engine is quirky).
Also, the Argons have a real sex identity crisis and can't decide if they are female or male and will respond as either male or female during the offer making process.
- Offers made to a ship, stay with the ship. So you can make multiple offers to dif ships at the same time, if you wish.
- You cannot make offers to Neutral Race, Enemy Race, Player ships or Friendly Race.
- You can make offers to Races: Argon, Boron, Split, Paranid, Teladi, Goner, Pirates, ATF, Terran and Yaki.
- You can make offers to the following Accepted Class of ships: M3 M4 M6 TS TP
- There is no visual running total clue as to how much your current offers total. However, don't worry, as you will never pay more than the average market price for a ship. However, you could pick one up for dirt cheap though, however the odds of that are slim. Overall, a good deal is usually made though.

Required Equipment: None

Installation: Use the X3 Plugin Manager. Then go to [Controls][Interface] and set a key for your Hotkey.

Uninstall: Use the X3 Plugin Manager. There is an automatic Hotkey remover that will be made available after you uninstall the script using the X3 Plugin Manager. You will need to start the game then save the game, then exit the game then load the X3 Plugin Manage AGAIN and it will ask you if you want to remove the uninstall, answer "yes".

Version History: Version 1.00 Initial Release.

Command Slots Used: none

Text File Used: 7239-L044.xml
Last edited by Nividium on Fri, 14. Nov 08, 03:19, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by TSM » Wed, 12. Nov 08, 21:30

:lol: I missread title thought it said bribe a pilot using Nvidium :D

looks interesting will download and give it a go.
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Post by corhen » Wed, 12. Nov 08, 23:06

i like the sound of this, but i find that i dont have enough hotkeys as it is...

is it possible to add this to the communication menue with the target, so it would read somthing like
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Request directions to nearest Equipment Dock =

Request Direction to nearest ship yard =

Attempt to bribe ship =

Surrender =
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Thanks for this mod

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Post by Nividium » Thu, 13. Nov 08, 06:05

corhen wrote:i like the sound of this, but i find that i dont have enough hotkeys as it is...

is it possible to add this to the communication menue with the target, so it would read somthing like
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Request directions to nearest Equipment Dock =

Request Direction to nearest ship yard =

Attempt to bribe ship =

Surrender =
-------------------------------------------------------

Thanks for this mod

Corhen


I could create a button or menu option in ship Commands under, General, Special, Custom and the like. But, given it's consecutive use while negotiating a deal, it would be impracticle to use a menu system with this command. So, sorry, no can do.

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Re: [Script] Bribe A Pilot by Nividium v1.0 12/11/2008

Post by Tiedyeguy » Thu, 13. Nov 08, 06:39

Nividium wrote:- You can make offers to the following Accepted Class of ships: M3 M4 M6 TS TP
Is that supposed to be just M3/4/5? or are M6s actually included? I know the play can receive "trade mission" offers for the AI to sell the ship to the player on M6 ships as I recently got one for a slightly damaged (19% hull) Centaur for roughly 150k credits. *eject, aim at new ship, set heavy object on 'fire' button, go grocery shopping, try not to run out of O2, sell ship at 40 fold profitssss*
:EDIT: I too thought that the player used Nividium Ore to bribe the target :D

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Post by Malakie » Thu, 13. Nov 08, 07:23

TSM wrote::lol: I missread title thought it said bribe a pilot using Nvidium :D

looks interesting will download and give it a go.



I did the same thing! :oops:
Take it light.....

Malakie

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Post by Kilrathi Avenger » Thu, 13. Nov 08, 08:37

I like this idea alot.

But, i sounds too much like a cheat. :oops:

It would be great if you could get the ship, but at an inflated price with the cargo still coming free. The possibilty being that the cargo could be a load of rubbish or very good
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Post by Tiedyeguy » Thu, 13. Nov 08, 10:45

Kilrathi Avenger wrote:It would be great if you could get the ship, but at an inflated price with the cargo still coming free. The possibilty being that the cargo could be a load of rubbish or very good
Sorry, but have you used your freight scanner? :D

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Post by kayronjm » Mon, 11. May 09, 02:11

Great mod!
Got it installed, thanks.

Just a quick question. Might be a stupid one..
How do you actually edit how much you're offering as a bribe?
I've bribed a few and all said "no" but I saw nothing to customise how much to offer!

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Post by Nividium » Mon, 11. May 09, 03:42

They all say no. You have to keep offering a bribe to them until they accept. The bribe increments higher each time you make an offer to them. The actual amount is irrelivent, so there is no editing of the actual bribe amount. Just find a target and keep making bribes to them till they say yes, then you own their ship etc.

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Post by kayronjm » Tue, 12. May 09, 02:12

Fair enough. Thank you, for the mod too! :)

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Post by russbo » Tue, 12. May 09, 04:05

I loved this mod back in the Reunion days! Thanks for bringing it forth to TC.

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Post by millreaper » Sun, 28. Jun 09, 06:33

Is the ling broken for anyone else? and if so is this gunna get fix any time soon?

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Post by -Sumo- » Tue, 7. Jul 09, 12:13

It's a great script !!
i'd like to know if there is a way to make it possible to bribe also M7 and M7M.

can it be done ?

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Post by KHCreason » Wed, 8. Jul 09, 07:22

So, I love this mod. I really do, but I found a serious bug. I had about 3mil credits when I installed this. And of course I used it. After about an hour and a half of flying around and thinking that I'm getting some great deals since I hadn't been rejected for not having any money, I looked...and I was at zero. So there's the bug. You can still bribe, and be successful, when you have no money. So I've stopped using it unless I know I have enough for the ship, or else I feel like I'm cheating.

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