andyGSheffUK wrote:Yes I did ask specifically about the Python ET Special.
But what I really wanted to know was how does one find a ship in the various oxps in general?
In the good old days there was a slideshow at the start of the game, and when you added a shipset OXP its ships were added to the end of the slideshow. So you saw new ships immediately, before coming across them in-game.
But that's been replaced by the Ship Library (?) menu option, which requires more of a conscious effort to have a search through it to learn newly installed ships. It's not a good change. And it's not compatible with older OXPs until someone gets around to updating them.
When it comes to editing files, in Win7 or Win8 in the good old days, just going to the addons folder then typing the name of the ship into the Windows search box produced a list of files that contained that string, as long as Windows had .plist files associated with text documents. It should be similarly easy in Linux. But with the compressed OXZs in Oolite 1.80 being in a separate location that doesn't work so smoothly anymore either.
So in your situation just asking here probably was the best option. Trawling through the wiki looking for a particular ship model is a lucky dip: you might find it immediately or it might take hours.