View Full Version : sector trader stuck in standby

03-11-2012, 08:48 PM
i have a level 2 sector trader on a scarab, which is stuck on standby, no matter which sector i send him to (with a couple of full powerplants and so on). he just searches for crystals to buy and normally there are none available and then he doesn't search on, just goes back to standby.

the installed equipment:
best buys locator
best selling...
boost extension
cargo lifesupport
cargo transporter
commodity log. 1 + 2
docking comp
fight cs 1 + 2
nav com 1
ore collector
special comm. 1
supply comm.
trade comm 1 + 2 + 3
trading system extension
transporter device
triplex scanner
video enhancement goggles
500 mj shield
4 pac's
2 pbe's
(i'm gonna use him as playership, too)

thanks alot for any help

03-11-2012, 09:56 PM
(i'm gonna use him as playership, too)

Well, as long as you are controlling the ship, the sector trader script goes idle - but i guess you already knew that.


iirc crystals are produced in crystal fabs, and those are not among the most common farms. Why they are just looking for crystals, that is unknown to me, and quite puzzling.

05-11-2012, 03:03 PM
I had that problem in Albion Prelude, I'm not sure if it works the same way or not in xtended TC, but if there is an enemy in the sector it goes to standby. If you are enemies with any of the main races change them to friend and turn off "show as enemy if enemy to me" in the trader's command console. That fixed it for me anyway. I'm not sure if it will work for xtended, I haven't played it for a while, busy waiting for 2.0

05-11-2012, 07:00 PM
oh, yes! there's always something you don't think of...

as terran all paranid hate me, so they are foes.

thanks for your answers!!!