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       Oolite - a space-sim game




       This manual page briefly documents Oolite.

       Oolite  is a reinterpretation of the 8-bit classic space shooter/trading game Elite, which
       was written by Ian Bell and David Braben.


       What is the purpose of the game?
       To fly from planet to planet, buying and selling goods,  shooting  pirates  or  committing
       acts of piracy.  There's no goal other than perhaps to achieve the rank of ELITE.

       How do I quit?
       While docked, use the 'F2' key. When in flight, use the 'p' key.

       I'm still confused, how do I play?
       Documentation  can be found in the /usr/share/doc/oolite directory.  You should start with
       README.TXT.gz for window settings.   Then,  the  PLAYING.TXT.gz  document  gives  a  basic
       overview of the controls.
       For  a  full  description  of  all  controls,  please  see  the  "Oolite  Reference Sheet"
       (OoliteRS.pdf) which is suitable for printing out.

       Where can I find more information?
       For the nostalgic, Ian Bell's "Space Traders Flight Training Manual" for the original  BBC
       Elite is still a very good introduction to the game and can be found online ⟨http://⟩.
       A large amount of additional information, including advice for newcomers, Oolite Expansion
       Packs (OXP), the Elite/Oolite wiki, and the Oolite Bulletin Board is linked from the
       Oolite home page ⟨⟩.

       What do the various colors represent on the radar?
              · White - unpowered items that can't mass-lock the in-system drive.
              · Green/Yellow - navigation buoys.
              · Yellow - powered craft.
              · Red - powered craft identified as hostile.
              · Green - space stations.
              · Green/Red - thargoids
              · Purple - police
              · Blue/Red - police on intercept
              · Red/Yellow - active mine (about to detonate)


       Oolite was written by Giles Williams and others,  and  it  was  ported  to  the  GNU/Linux
       operating system by the Oolite Linux project.  The original version can be found at the
       Oolite home page ⟨⟩.

       This manual page was written by Eddy Petrisor <>,  for  the  Debian
       project and updated by various maintainers, (but may be used by others).

                                         March 6th, 2011                                OOLITE(6)