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Equipment Storage OXP

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:44 pm
by phkb
As part of my work on the Ship Configuration OXP, I implemented a system where equipment and cargo could be offloaded from your ship and put into storage. Then, at a later time, the equipment could be reinstalled, and the cargo transferred back into your hold. This seemed like a good thing to have on its own (without the overhead Ship Configuration brings), so I pulled it out and made it to be an independent OXP.

The interface is fairly simple. There will be a "Storage facility management" item on the F4 screen. Inside, you'll see any equipment and cargo currently stored at this station. You can select those items and have them put back on your ship, or, if you prefer, sold. Equipment will be sold at 85% of the original price, cargo will be sold (if there is room in the current market) at the station's market rate.

You can switch the view to include equipment and cargo you have storage in all other storage facilities around the galaxy. When viewing an item stored remotely, aside from selling the item, you can elect to have it transferred to your current station, although there is a chance of the equipment/cargo being lost if the transfer ship is destroyed by pirates.

Equipment is storage at 1cr per item per day. Some equipment items, which are viewed as having minimal weight or space, are charged at 0.1cr per item per day. Cargo is charged at 1cr per ton per day.

If you're using Ship Configuration, after today's update, you'll need to install this OXP for it to continue working.

Comments and feedback welcome.

Re: Equipment Storage OXP

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:25 am
by phkb
Forgot to mention, the storage facility is only available at main stations. Info can be viewed at others stations, but access to your stored equipment/cargo is only from the main station.

Detailed info available on the [EliteWiki] wiki.

The OXP is available for download via the ingame manager.

Re: Equipment Storage OXP

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:06 pm
by phkb
Version 1.1 fixes the OXP name in the manifest file.

Re: Equipment Storage OXP

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:43 am
by Damocles Edge
:idea:

A thought occurred to me (which I am sure you have already thought about and mitigated for, but just wanted to check).
Could equipment storage be used in order to "cheat" smugglers oxp?
By that I mean could you bulk offload cargo into storage at a station where it is legal.
Travel a short distance to a system where said cargo is prohibited to import, call it up from storage and sell on without having to go through any customs checks?
I only ask this as the evil side of me is looking for a get rich quick tactic or at least quicker than my 5t adder cargo hold will allow :lol:

Re: Equipment Storage OXP

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:46 am
by phkb
Damocles Edge wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:43 am
Could equipment storage be used in order to "cheat" smugglers oxp?
Yes, I did think of that! And mitigations are already in place. But please, feel free to give it a go and make sure I covered all the bases!

Re: Equipment Storage OXP

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:34 pm
by Redspear
This is something I'd considered in the past (for my own ship equipment oxp) but never had the time to work out an easy way to do it.
So thanks for making this a seperate oxp! I haven't tried it yet but it sounds very useful.

Good work once again phkb! :)

Re: Equipment Storage OXP

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:38 pm
by dybal
Greetings!

I recently upgraded my ship and used Equipment Storage to hold the equipment I wanted to transfer to the new ship (so I didn't have to buy it all again).

There were two items lost after recovery (that is, storage removed it from storage but afterwards the item was not installed in the ship)::

- whatever laser was recovered into a secondary LMSS position;
- shield cycler;

Some items that doe't make sense to store were stored to, like SHIP_VERSION_nn and SERVICE_LEVEL_nn.

Cheers,

Dybal

Re: Equipment Storage OXP

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:38 am
by phkb
Thanks for the report. Looks like I have some exceptions to include. I'll report back shortly.

Re: Equipment Storage OXP

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:55 am
by phkb
dybal wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:38 pm
- shield cycler;
Well, apart from finding some bugs in Shield Cycler, I wasn't able to store any part of a shield cycler installed on a ship. This is because almost all of the Shield Cycler equipment items are set with "visible = false", which means by default the equipment storage process will ignore them. How were you able to store shield cycler equipment items? Is there another OXP (other than Shield Cycler Next v1.12.1 or Shield Cycler v1.12) that is doing shield cycling? Is it the Shield Equalizer from CommonSenseOTB's ShieldEqualizer+Capacitors OXP? Or something else?

Re: Equipment Storage OXP

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:55 pm
by dybal
phkb wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:55 am
dybal wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:38 pm
- shield cycler;
Well, apart from finding some bugs in Shield Cycler, I wasn't able to store any part of a shield cycler installed on a ship. This is because almost all of the Shield Cycler equipment items are set with "visible = false", which means by default the equipment storage process will ignore them. How were you able to store shield cycler equipment items? Is there another OXP (other than Shield Cycler Next v1.12.1 or Shield Cycler v1.12) that is doing shield cycling? Is it the Shield Equalizer from CommonSenseOTB's ShieldEqualizer+Capacitors OXP? Or something else?
It has been a while, but I saved every step of the ship exchange into a different savefile, and I still got them :P

Looking into them, I see you are right, Shield Cycler wasn't stored (it stayed in the old ship, and I didn't notice - had not looked _into_ the before exchange savefiles, just the F5 status screen)... what was stored was EQ_SC_SC_REPAIR, and when I "reclaimed" it into the new ship it got confusing...

BTW, I can upload those savefiles if you want them.

Re: Equipment Storage OXP

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:09 pm
by phkb
dybal wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:55 pm
I can upload those savefiles if you want them.
That would be very handy, actually!