You DON'T have a manual to this worthy enough to understand I'm afraid.
"It's impossible to dock at the terran Shipyards. And it is not a bug - in X3 is hardcoded limit for different shipyards.
How i can buy ships from Terran SY?
You have to use the trading system extension to buy ships from it.
The ships will be transferred to the EQ-Dock.
How i can repair/sell ships at Terran SY?
To sell your ships at the SY dock your ship at the Equipment Dock, then go to the ships custom or special commands menu and select use shipyard facility. Ship will be transfered to the SY.
Now go to your sector map and trade with the SY with the trading system extension. You may sell/repair your ship.
To return the ship back to the Equipment Dock use use shipyard facility command again and select the return to docking bay command.
How i can buy station from Terran SY?
Since you cant tell hired TL to use shipyard facility the only way is probably by using your own TL. Just dock it at Equipment Dock, use shipyard facility and buy station. Then get TL back to ED and voila!
For Terracorp ED is called Terracorp HQ. Same goes for Otas."
I've had several problems with x3 recently; from trying to get a complex calcualtor to work (still haven't figured it out), builing and functioning a complex (I DON'T KNOW HOW IT WORKS I've put them all down, but nothing's producing!?!!!), training a.i. piolets (apparently you type in 0 0 1 station staiont 0 1 02 but like... it's all in one line and I have no bloody clue what I'm doing?) to the now up-to-date problem, docking to Terran/Otas/etc.
Apparently, it's as easy as 1 2 3. I'm sorry, but just like all these other guides, you're telling me the diffrenciation of x^4+3x^3 is equalled to 4x^3+9x^2 ... I have no f*****g clue how the hell it was done.
What I am getting at here?
So, you say using trading extension. Say what? Isn't that what allows me to dock anoother ship onto something, then urchase things with it? ... I can't find any ships for sale... and equipment dock!? I have NO Terran Equipment dock. I got a Space Dock? But I thought the explaination of such things would be thoroughly set out for inexperience and unknowledgable people of such matters... I guess not.
Second, Ok. So, I'm guessing by my own logic that maybe you altered the Equipment Dock to a Space Dock later on, and the forum thread in which he said this was locked s unchangeable.... so, you mean space dock. Now comes the tricky part= "Use shipyard facility andbuy station". Now, I just so happened to be lucky enough to have seen that command before (which if i hadn't, I'd be sitting here thinking "what the bloody hell is that" [more explaination perhaps?]) and so I clicked it.
And voila! no ., hell no... it says something about an auto-piolet, and then nothing's changed.... what the hell...
what the hell!!??
And lastly... maybe you could help me with my other problems
I am after-all, a very big fan of the mod, just a very upset fan of your so-called 'manuals'.