How do you scoop fuel?

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Re: How do you scoop fuel?

Post by Imaginos » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:44 pm

What I tend to do is... as soon as I get the scoop active message, I slow right down and then gradually turn away from the star until I have my back to it.

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Re: How do you scoop fuel?

Post by phkb » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:06 pm

Although slowing down means you don't scoop fuel as quickly, so you spend more time heating up.
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Re: fuel scooping

Post by Cody » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:17 pm

Odo987 wrote:
Thu May 25, 2006 6:51 am
The PC version of Elite wouldn't scoop unless one was belly-surfing the sun.
Belly-surfing the sun - that's how I do it. Soon as it starts tanking, I put the crosshairs on the rim.
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Re: How do you scoop fuel?

Post by Tommie D. » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:50 pm

I know I am late ....... but I just started playing Oolite (after playing Elite in the C64 and and old PC many, many years ago)

I had also trouble scooping fuel but what seems to make the difference is a full cargo bay.

If your cargo bay is full --> YOU CANNOT SCOOP FUEL
With room in my cargo bay, scooping is never a real problem.

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Re: How do you scoop fuel?

Post by Cody » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:58 am

Quirium fuel: cheap-as-chips or free - but out there in the Big Black, it's priceless!


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