Quick question

NCBs

I have a quick question: what's the syntax for the first NCB? Is it b001, or will b1 suffice?

And does the OnRetire bit activate when the ship is changed by an operator expression like Hxxx?

While I'm at it, is there a test expression that evaluates what ship the player is flying?

This post has been edited by StarSword : 06 May 2010 - 09:43 AM

It is my understanding that getting missions to start in space is notoriously tricky, and typically involve some sort of silent mission and invisible ship.

This post has been edited by krugeruwsp : 06 May 2010 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE (krugeruwsp @ May 6 2010, 12:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

It is my understanding that getting missions to start in space is notoriously tricky, and typically involve some sort of silent mission and invisible ship.

Wrong question, krug. I'm asking about what happens when a ship-change set expression like Hxxx is activated. Does it trigger the SHIP resource's OnRetire field?

That I'm not sure. I was just trying to address the question of getting bits to evaluate while the player is flying, which I took to mean while the player is in space, not landed somewhere. The only way I know of to make that happen is through missions. Apologies if I misunderstood.

Regarding the first bit, the first one is actually b0. It then goes up to b9999 for a total of 10,000 bits.

QUOTE (StarSword @ May 6 2010, 09:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

And does the OnRetire bit activate when the ship is changed by an operator expression like Hxxx?

While I'm at it, is there a test expression that evaluates what ship the player is flying?

I'm still waiting for an answer to these burning questions, guys.

Perhaps a little clarity for the second question here: Is there a test expression that checks if the player is flying a particular ship?

You could just have the ship set a bit onPurchase and have it check if that bit is set. Apart from that, I don't think so.

I think On Retire only applies to releasing escorts, thus it would have nothing to do with the Hxxx operator since you can't use those on escorts.

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