The mass of a ship is calculated from the volume of the ship model
Okay now I understand how this works. I just couldn't figure out how the Lifter and the Moth (both non canon ships) would allow and not allow the usage of the Drive. I must say you make some mean ass oxp's
There are some ships that I don't want to give the option of installing a drive, and I just needed to know how to do that, thanks for clearing that up. The Lifter for one is such a ship. It would not be logical that the lifter would be a more spaceworthy craft in comparison to the Moth and the Gnat. There is little difference in the size of the Mamba and the Moth for example. They are both fighters and should be capable of moving in system pretty quickly even if it's a large system, like it is in this oxp.
I want small ships to have no witchdrive or micro-g torus at all (just a regular torus drive to save time between witchpoint and planet, because in my opinion that is what they are built to do):
- Worm, Lifter, Orbital Shuttle and Transporter (Non combat/small parcel/limited cargo and passenger class)
So if I can put in a parameter in the shipdata.plist file with which I can control that, It's fine.
What I also like now is that I can finally see how many metric tons the ships are that I designed, cool.
Thanks for the heads up Norby, I wouldn't have figured this one out on my own.
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