Pace once E-mailed me this:
"The reason you can only get 2 Akarui bays is because I limited this on purpose based on the kind of ship. Every ship starts with 2 "bay tokens", and if you have a "large" Arpia vessel, you get additional "bay tokens". The idea is that you shouldn't normally be even able to fit more than 2 bays on a small ship, but I didn't want to change every single ship resource separately (i.e. cause incompatibility issues with "Ship Variants" plug-ins and others).
It basically boils down to this: I felt that the "X tons" criterion wasn't enough, and given the size needed for fighter bays (as opposed to the mere mass), I needed another way to limit the number of bays you can have on a ship.
If you want to get around this restriction, create a plug-in that gives you "g520" (once, twice, etc.), i.e. one (or more) bay token(s). You'll then be able to buy additional bays."
Well, I copied the outfit that gives you cloaking Akaruis to a new plug-in. Outfit 509, Akarui Bay. It apparently has a different name in the Outfitters: Akarui Bay -Cloak-.
Then I put g509 in the field When purchased (NCB set). It became now d520 g509 g509. I started Nova, and saw that my plug-in had no effect. I could still not buy a third bay, because the Buy button was grey.
Even if my plug-in editor saved the new plug-in I created in the Nova Plug-ins folder. That editor was MissionComputer for Windows Alpha 1.
Then I read the E-Mail Pace sent me again, and it says to put g520 instead. I did, and now my plug-in reads: d520 g509 g520.
I changed the line to d520 g509 g520. I started Nova, and still couldn't buy a third bay.
I deleted d520, thinking I maybe lose one bay (d520) for the one I've gained (g520).
Now it reads: g509 g520.
STILL couldn't buy a third bay.
Avaiblity (NCB test) is: b989 & o520. Though that is not much help, since I could actually buy a bay... two of them.
What am I supposed to do anyway? Put one more g520 in When purchased (NCB set):? Then it would be g509 g520 g520. I would like actual instructions instead of having endlessly just to try. Instructions that would actually let me buy that third bay. How can you actually give yourself g520 anyway?
I might, if nothing else works, have to remove the whole system Pace created and which he described in his E-Mail... as far as I know, mission bits just work, always, and never deny you the possiblity to buy something as long as you have enough free space and money. Though I would have to have instructions for that too. Is it as easy as just removing o520 from Avaiblity and then removing g520 from When purchased and then making When sold empty?
Paces instructions of doing a plug-in that gives you g520 sound easy... until you actually do it. He gives me no instructions on how to actually do the plug-in... how to actually give g520 in a way that works. Meaning, a plug-in that actually lets me buy a third bay. And actually a fourth bay. I've talked about a third bay bay because I couldn't buy any bay at all after the first 2.
I have zero knowledge of NCBs besides what the Nova Bible says and what I have seen in MissionComputer for Windows Alpha 1. I have never made a plug-in that has anything to do with NCBs. I think I did manage to do mission bits in a earlier plug-in of mine. I know that when you do a plug-in that gives you g520, then you put in a field in a plug-in. I guess that field is called When Purchased (NCB Set): in the outfit. In the outf resource. However, I have no idea how to actually give yourself g520. Well, besides what I already tried.
If nobody on this forum (EV Developers Corner) can tell me how to make a plug-in that lets me buy four cloaking Akarui bays in Arpia 2, I am going to E-Mail Pace again. I spefically want to know how I can do a plug-in that lets me buy 2 more bays in a way that actually lets me buy 2 more bays in Nova.