1. You wouldn't have happened to have installed the OXP at an earlier version would you?
Dunno, installed it maybe 2 weeks ago, and I do check for new versions every now and then. So if there was an older version around at that time then the answer is probably yes.
2. Are you certain the savefile was smaller?
Since it's practically impossible to delete duplicates automatically, I decided to implement the delete and delete all options.
The "delete all" doesn't help. I can't access the hangar before I have stored a ship there. Whenever I do then I've got a fleet waiting -
Here's some more information. The file before the last intergalactic jump was clean (maybe 1-2 days ago). It appears that after making the jump to galaxy 4 the hangar somehow got populated gradually, even though I didn't use it. The only thing different is that I'm involved in some missions (jumped to galaxy 4, so I probably started Nova, Lovecats and Deposed) - could this make a difference? I could send you a save before the jump and one somewhat after (found an intermediate save and there were only 2 ships in the hangar after storing the first one, and another one with 9 ships, now I'm up to 12). Let me know if you want a saved file to investigate.
In any case it seems obvious that the ship list is still growing over time with the latest hangar version, even if I never used it.
On another note, I'm really tired right now, so try not to expect much until around 12:00 PDT. I am up too late due to trying to write a C version of one of my bash scripts. SEGFAULTS. EVERWHERE. WHY CAN'T I GET MY DAMN POINTERS STRAIGHT. ugh.
It's certainly not time critical
Anyway, the ship I was going to buy is no longer available (seemed to me that whenever I visit a station a second time I get the same ships for sale offered, but maybe there is a random seed that takes the day as input or something?), so I'll just clean out what I can find in the save file from the Hangar, and proceed with my old ship. (Looking for a Caduceus anyway.)
C/C++ can be tricky if you don't use goodies like STL and Boost.