Unwanted re-routing

General discussion for players of Oolite.

Moderators: winston, another_commander

User avatar
Cody
Sharp Shooter Spam Assassin
Sharp Shooter Spam Assassin
Posts: 13760
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:31 pm
Location: Corke's Drift
Contact:

Re: Unwanted re-routing

Post by Cody » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:57 pm

Aye... welcome aboard, Commander! A wonderful quirk of Witchspace... the all-stopper is quicker than the express!
Their dreams a tattered sail in the wind

User avatar
davcefai
---- E L I T E ----
---- E L I T E ----
Posts: 400
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:07 pm

Re: Unwanted re-routing

Post by davcefai » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:01 pm

Hyperspace Travel Time is remarkably non-linear. You will appreciate the fastest/shortest alternatives when you have 6 or 7 contracts along a route and you don't want to end up with 4000 Kg Platinum which nobody wants.

Also be aware that work done on your ship takes time - often quite a lot of it.

Malacandra
---- E L I T E ----
---- E L I T E ----
Posts: 457
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:12 pm

Re: Unwanted re-routing

Post by Malacandra » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:48 pm

another_commander wrote:Hi and welcome. The magic formula here is TravelTimeInHrs = DistanceInLY * DistanceInLY. This is done in order to add an element of strategy in your route planning. Take risk of a longer route and arrive in time or take risk of losing a contract but exposing yourself to less danger by means of fewer jumps? You decide.
Marilee hangs a lampshade on this in Sidewinder Precision Pro, pointing out that the maths checks out to many decimal places even though both units are completely arbitrary, and concludes that the creator of the universe must have had a sense of humour.
"Sidewinder Precision Pro" and other Oolite fiction is now available for Amazon Kindle at a bargain price.

Sidewinder Precision Pro ||Claymore Mine ||The Russian Creed ||One Jump Ahead

All titles also available in paperback.

Malcius
Average
Average
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:15 pm

Re: Unwanted re-routing

Post by Malcius » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:50 am

Quick question: do the Advanced Navigation Computer and the Advanced Navigational Array (or possibly the Galactic Sat Nav) do essentially the same thing?

The route colours are different but I have some equipment that does what you're all describing (unless I've misunderstood somehow) but I don't currently have the Advanced Navigation Computer. I do have the ANN and the GSN and I think that they are my most likely candidates.

I was pondering buying the ANC, which is how my searching brought me to this page, but if it doesn't add any significant new functionality, then I won't or, at least, not until I have a larger pool of credits at my disposal. :wink:

User avatar
phkb
Commodore
Commodore
Posts: 2465
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:37 pm
Location: [p]laying [h]ard and [k]icking [b]utt somewhere in G7...

Re: Unwanted re-routing

Post by phkb » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:42 pm

The Advanced Navigation Computer reduces the fuel consumed on jumps by plotting more accurate point to point destinations. It doesn’t have any relationship with the Advanced Navigation Array, which allows you to plot long distance routes across the chart. Hope that makes sense.

User avatar
Alex
---- E L I T E ----
---- E L I T E ----
Posts: 767
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:49 pm
Location: Oz. The land of some gold but mostly rust

Re: Unwanted re-routing

Post by Alex » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:12 am

Uft all the fancy sciency talk. Don't care if your wearing a timex, rolex of a neutron divider.
It's simple. Wich space is no space and time doesn't exist. So the longer your in there the more it gets funny. Ask a Thargoobly. Want to get somewhere faster, jump short. Make dosh on the way, trade at best guess, shoot first and collect.
Remember "Save Game" And get used to "Press Space"
Lets you hone your expletives.
LOOK OUT!!!
OOPS..
"Press Space" Commander
If you do not see "Press Space" more often than you want.. Your not trying!

Malcius
Average
Average
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:15 pm

Re: Unwanted re-routing

Post by Malcius » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:33 pm

Thanks PKHB.

I think I just found that everyone's descriptions of the Advanced Navigation Computer sounded like the Advanced Navigation Array.

Post Reply