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Energy Unit Toggle Purchase

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I drive a Wolf Mk II, with a Naval Energy Unit.

At high TL planets, I am offered for sale an Extra Energy Unit. Always one to want everything, I buy it. Now, the Naval Energy Unit is in the list of stuff to purchase.
I can toggle between the two, losing money as I go.

This may be related to another post I've seen about not getting your money back on lasers somewhere...

I have the most recent version, 1.69.1 on an Intel Mac.

(As an aside, recently, I see a lot more NPCs launching from Behemoths. No new OXPs installed.)
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I could be wrong but I think that, in 1.69.1 (and maybe in some other earlier ones) you can only have one type of Energy Unit -- either the cheaper but less effective Extra Energy Unit, or the monstrously expensive mission reward, the Naval Energy Unit. There is presumably a charge for swapping these items over: how much are you losing each time?

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I don't necessarily expect to have both, but I did expect it to do the same thing as lasers, where you get a refund for the one you already have when you buy another.

I'll check on the actual loss.
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It seems to be a bug in 1.69.1 - see the end of this thread.

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Lasers give you a full refund, which is a bit weird. Swapping out a naval energy unit for a standard unit gives you a 50% refund. Swapping a standard energy unit for a naval one gives you a 75% refund.

In future versions, if the station’s equipment_price_factor is less than 1.0, the refunds will be scaled back appropriately.

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wiggy wrote:At high TL planets, I am offered for sale an Extra Energy Unit. Always one to want everything, I buy it. Now, the Naval Energy Unit is in the list of stuff to purchase.
I can toggle between the two, losing money as I go.
Maybe the culprit is found by now, but if not I have some additional info about this bug.

I also got the Extra Energy Unit offered soon after using version 1.69.1. and I didn't notice the disappearing of the naval energy unit. Then I damaged my Extra Energy Unit in combat. But I couldn't repair it. Not even in a level 11 system. So I quited, started up the good old 1.65 and did the repairing stuff in this version and went on with version 1.69.1

The swapping itself I only noticed last week when I arrived at a level 14 planed and a naval energy unit was offered. On every purchase the other disappeared from my list and could be bought. This game I saved. When I opened it today, the swapping had disappeared.

So the bug itself is not the swapping but the offering of a extra energy unit, removing the naval one without a financial compensation and not being able to repair it at a tech level where it should be possible.

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I can add to this. My Naval Energy Unit was damaged by sheer greed. (I thought I could handle 2 groups of pirates simultaenously).

I was then able to buy an extra energy unit to tide me over.

Having got to a TL 15 planet there is no offer to repair the damaged unit.

Can't try it again tonight 'cos my motherboard has gone west - 6 domed capacitors.

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