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Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Thu, 6. Dec 18, 23:36
by foxxbl
Hi!
The following ships are all static derelicts, at least for the "Young Gun" gamestart.
Maybe Egosoft will choose later to randomize their location, but they are now 100% static (checked through 3 game starts).

Update 10.01. - removed random derelicts and added a couple missing, from the fresh game start, found by tehnique from the BaconsTV/lordmuck youtube
  • S - Courier Vanguard (courier) - Image - Nopileus Fortune II totally off the map, thanks devs but no thanks
  • M - Drill Vanguard (miner) - Image - The Void a bit outside standard sector boundaries - in the dangerous region, hard to capture as hull quickly reaches 0 and explodes
----- Additional derelicts with a determined location -----
  • M - Cerberus Sentinel (frigate) - Image - Black Hole Sun - A reward during the PHQ plot mission. Based on the findings of other players, actual location is based on where the PHQ mission accepted, and the ship type depends on that sector ownership (Cerberus for Argon, Osprey for Teladi, Gorgon for Paranid)



    Enjoy!

Re: Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Thu, 6. Dec 18, 23:50
by SirDeity12
This is awesome! Lets expand this thread as we find more!

Re: Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 00:51
by Wou
I found Peregrine Vanguard, but in Company Regard. And I'm pretty sure it wasn't there before.
Then I have Sunder Sentinel right next to ANT Equipment Dock. Fairly convinced it wasn't there at the beginning too.

So my guess would be that the first set of ships is pre-set but later on they start appearing at random?

Re: Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 00:59
by foxxbl
Wou wrote:
Fri, 7. Dec 18, 00:51
I found Peregrine Vanguard, but in Company Regard. And I'm pretty sure it wasn't there before.
Then I have Sunder Sentinel right next to ANT Equipment Dock. Fairly convinced it wasn't there at the beginning too.

So my guess would be that the first set of ships is pre-set but later on they start appearing at random?
you may be right, or they started to randomize them from the patch.. Maybe Peregrine Vanguard found above is also random..

Re: Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 01:35
by lordmuck
I uploaded a video about the locations an hour ago.. The peri and manorina were not spawned at player start. These could be from factions that you join and other stuff, I think these two are random

Re: Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 02:33
by SirDeity12
I've been searching for the Perseus Vanguard in Silent Witness XII for the past hour or so without luck. My station locations are not even in the same spots as your screenshots indicate, so I believe it must be random. Thanks for the idea though! I was excited to find some free ships floating in space!

Out of curiosity though, what is your strategy for finding these floating ships in space? Are you using long range scan (shift+F3 and then R after holding) followed my short range scan mode (shift+F2) and then simply flying slowly through space while watching your 3D radar on the bottom center of your screen? It seems like it'd take ages for that to work, so I'm guessing you have a more effective strategy if you found 5 ships already!

What's your strategy?

Re: Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 03:04
by captainradish
I'm sure the Cerberus doesn't normally spawn either. I went through a brand-new game start save and it isn't there.

Re: Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 03:27
by nightphreak
were all these found on the Young Gun start only? doing a play through of The Unworthy Entrepreneur and so far two ships are nonexistent in the systems listed.
checking on the others, but the locations don't add up on this game and havn't seen them, the spawn locations might be dependent on the start you choose. i could be wrong and they might just spawn after a certain amount of progression .
M - Cerberus Sentinel
M - Peregrine Vanguard

Re: Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 05:00
by ryansims91
There seems to be static ships and random ships. I always seem to find ships outside of faction headquaters.

Re: Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 09:44
by foxxbl
SirDeity12 wrote:
Fri, 7. Dec 18, 02:33
Out of curiosity though, what is your strategy for finding these floating ships in space? Are you using long range scan (shift+F3 and then R after holding) followed my short range scan mode (shift+F2) and then simply flying slowly through space while watching your 3D radar on the bottom center of your screen? It seems like it'd take ages for that to work, so I'm guessing you have a more effective strategy if you found 5 ships already!

What's your strategy?
Currently I have 3 S ships exploring the galaxy and they report if they find derelict ship and ask should they Claim, Guard or Leave.
One of them (S ship) were reported by the others so I just went straight to the reported location.
On some of them I run into personally by long range scanning and then by observing map.

I don't want to search them via the save files, this is more fun.

Re: Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 09:45
by foxxbl
lordmuck wrote:
Fri, 7. Dec 18, 01:35
I uploaded a video about the locations an hour ago.. The peri and manorina were not spawned at player start. These could be from factions that you join and other stuff, I think these two are random
Thanks I will update the list..

Re: Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 10:21
by BrasatoAlBarolo
I found an abandoned Manorina (Container) (I don't remember if Vanguard or Sentinel) near the PHQ (you just have to scan "East", it's less then 100km away and you can see lots of "?").
There's a couple dozen mines around that ship, so be careful!

Re: Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 14:05
by captainradish
BrasatoAlBarolo wrote:
Fri, 7. Dec 18, 10:21
I found an abandoned Manorina (Container) (I don't remember if Vanguard or Sentinel) near the PHQ (you just have to scan "East", it's less then 100km away and you can see lots of "?").
There's a couple dozen mines around that ship, so be careful!
Any abandoned ships that have mines around them seem to be dynamic spawns.

Re: Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 14:19
by RodentofDoom
The Peregrine Vanguard in Trinity Sanctum III may not be static

Screenshot

Re: Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

Posted: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 15:38
by Dirk-Jan
the one in BHS IV is probably very far off the plane. Can't find it, not even the stations near it in your map. Can you give a hint in coordinates?