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help: kusari blood dragon

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Post Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:09 am

help: kusari blood dragon

can someone give me a hand please?
im trying to make the kusari blood dragon sellable
thats all fine and dandy but the thing is, the whole entry for the kusari blood dragon is different, since, i think, its a ship entirely used by NPC's, am i right?
i cant edit how many nanobots and shield batteries it can carry, among several other things......

edit: if i cant make it sellable, is it possible to, say, clone the kusari elite ship and change it's skin and model to match the blood dragon?
i dont mean just the model and skin, i mean everything - the loadout and all else..

can someone show me what must be done for that?
like, what ini files i need to edit to make it sellable and so on...

thanks in advance

~x marks the spot. step and burn!

Edited by - xkaliboor on 8/9/2007 9:16:13 AM

Post Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:14 am

also, is it possible to create a new base that instead of looking like a solid dockable base, it would look like the yellow/white jumphole? (( kinda like making a jumphole leading straight INTO a base lol - figuratively speaking.. not literally - i just want it to feel like that ))

i also hear of "glitches" that people say, when they enter a new cloned base they create, they dock in successfully and do everything they need to do, but when they dock OUT of the base, they come out the original base...

u know what im saying?

edit: basically, what i want is to create a "phantom" base that looks like a jumphole which leads straight into another existing base, so when you dock out of it, you will be going out the original "destination" base...
it would make it more believable about the whole into-base jumphole thing.. lol

in this base, i want to put the new kusari blood dragon ship to be sold there

~x marks the spot. step and burn!

Edited by - xkaliboor on 8/9/2007 9:17:19 AM

Post Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:45 pm

Well, If I get what you're trying to say, you want a jumphole that insted of jumping to another system, it simply docks you to a base.

Yes this can be done.

Also, you want to be able to dock at base A, and launch at base B, if I understand you right, then also yes you can do this.

Blood Dragon is the same as any other ship, you need to create a package for the ship, and a market_ships.ini entry for that package.

I can get the entirty fo the resources, and can start to gather them now, though I bet someone will beat me to it.

EDIT: Yay! nobody beat me!

Edited by - PlatinumTech on 8/9/2007 2:45:20 PM

Edited by - PlatinumTech on 8/9/2007 2:57:35 PM

Edited by - PlatinumTech on 8/9/2007 3:09:03 PM

Post Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:57 pm

Ok, here goes:

Blood Dragon:

Firstly, in Goods.ini, add these entries:

nickname = BD_hull
category = shiphull
ship = ku_dragon ;Blood Dragon Ship
price = 63200 ;Put your price
ids_name = 12006 ;Put your IDS Name
item_icon = Equipment\models\commodities\nn_icons\ku_elite.3db

nickname = BD_package
category = ship
hull = BD_hull ;Referance to the section above
addon = ge_ke_engine_01, internal, 1 ;These are default from the original Dragon, you can put in whatever equipment you'd like.
addon = ku_elite_power01, internal, 1
addon = ge_s_scanner_01, internal, 1
addon = ge_s_tractor_01, internal, 1
addon = shield01_mark04_hf, HpShield01, 1
addon = LargeWhiteSpecial, HpHeadlight, 1
addon = SlowSmallGreen, HpRunningLight01, 1
addon = SlowSmallGreen, HpRunningLight02, 1
addon = SlowSmallGreen, HpRunningLight03, 1
addon = SlowSmallGreen, HpRunningLight04, 1
addon = SlowSmallGreen, HpRunningLight05, 1
addon = SlowSmallGreen, HpRunningLight06, 1
addon = SlowSmallGreen, HpRunningLight07, 1
addon = SlowSmallGreen, HpRunningLight08, 1
addon = SlowSmallGreen, HpRunningLight09, 1
addon = SlowSmallGreen, HpRunningLight10, 1
addon = contrail01, HpContrail01, 1
addon = contrail01, HpContrail02, 1
addon = DockingLightRedSmall, HpDockLight01, 1
addon = DockingLightRedSmall, HpDockLight02, 1

Next in market_ships.ini, find the basename of where you want to put it, and add this line at the end:

marketgood = BD_package, 1, -1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 1

There, you can now buy your blood dragon wherever you put it, and it's fun to fly!

Post Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:06 pm

Next up: Bases that look like jumpholes.

First, open up your decrypted SolarArch.ini file, and add this block to the end.

nickname = jumpholebase
ids_name = 60211
ids_info = 66146
type = STATION ;IMPORTANT TO HAVE THIS LIKE THIS, This tells the server to send the player to a base, not to another system.
DA_archetype = solar\dockable\jump_hole.3db ;Make it look like a jumphole
material_library = solar\Solar_mat_misc02.mat
mass = 10000.000000
loadout = jumphole ;Gives it the SFX, for the jumphole, the essance of what a jumphole really is.
solar_radius = 600
shape_name = NAV_jumphole
docking_sphere = berth, HpDockMountA, 150 ;Make sure that you have a berth, this allows small ships to dock, if you leave this as JUMP, then you'll most likly CTD. You can also make it "moor_large" "moor_medium", or "moor_small" if you want mooring capacitys
hit_pts = 999999961690316250000000000000000000.000000
phantom_physics = true ;Allows you to fly through it.

Now in any system, simply create a base, and change the archtype to jumpholebase. For example, if you replaced the old section (Li01_08) in new york...

nickname = Li01_08
ids_name = 196773
pos = -35763, 0, -25450
rotate = 0, 40, 0
Archetype = largestation1 ;NEWARK STATION
...(more in-file, not needed here)

and changed it to

nickname = Li01_08
ids_name = 196773
pos = -35763, 0, -25450
rotate = 0, 40, 0
Archetype = jumpholebase ;Note the only change is here

Then Newark would now look like a jumphole, but still work.

Post Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:09 pm

And finally:

Dock at A, Launch at B

Simple. If you look at Newark's info in Li01.ini, you'll find:

nickname = Li01_08
ids_name = 196773
pos = -35763, 0, -25450
rotate = 0, 40, 0
Archetype = largestation1
ids_info = 65761
base = Li01_08_base
dock_with = Li01_08_base ;THIS IS OUR LINE!
voice = atc_leg_f01
space_costume = br_karina_head, br_karina_body
reputation = co_ic_grp
behavior = NOTHING
difficulty_level = 3
loadout = space_station_co_01
pilot = pilot_solar_easy

dock_with is the line we want, if we were to change it to li01_01_base, then you'd dock at Newark, but come out at manhattan.

The only problem with this is, when you dock at newark, the manhattan base is loaded, making it impossible to view the true newark base.

Post Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:11 pm

sweet thanks~

i'll test this and come back to u at once with a report

~x marks the spot. step and burn!


Post Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:03 am

Make sure you check the loadout of your jumpholebase [Object in the system INI file - it should be set to "loadout = jumphole", not the loadout of a base, since the model of a jumphole doesn't have any hardpoints for weapons.

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