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Buying ships: new_offsets [Elite-A, Docked]

Name: new_offsets [Show more] Type: Variable Category: Buying ships Summary: Table of offsets for each ship type Deep dive: Buying and flying ships in Elite-A
Context: See this variable in context in the source code References: This variable is used as follows: * n_load calls new_offsets * n_name calls new_offsets * n_price calls new_offsets

There are 13 bytes in of flight characteristics for each ship type in the new_details table. There are also 13 bytes of name and price data for each ship type in the new_ships table (9 characters in the name plus 4 bytes in the 32-bit price). As a result, the offset in this table at position X can be used for any of the following: * An offset into the new_details to fetch the flight characteristics for ship type X * An offset into the new_ships table to fetch the type name of ship type X * An offset into the new_price table to fetch the price of ship type X
\ --- Mod: Whole section added for Elite-A: -----------> .new_offsets FOR I%, 0, 14 EQUB I% * 13 \ Offset of the 13-byte details block for ship I% NEXT \ --- End of added section ---------------------------->