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space_trading_system [2011/06/20 05:20]
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space_trading_system [2011/06/26 04:16] (current)
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 Once you have your ship ready, your permit ready, and a little extra money to buy trade goods, you can begin. ​ You must navigate your ship to one of the spaceports where a trade station is installed. ​ On planets with breathable atmosphere, you can simply park your ship next to the trade station, get out, and start buying or selling. Once you have your ship ready, your permit ready, and a little extra money to buy trade goods, you can begin. ​ You must navigate your ship to one of the spaceports where a trade station is installed. ​ On planets with breathable atmosphere, you can simply park your ship next to the trade station, get out, and start buying or selling.
    
-The trade station has these commands: +The trade station has these commands ​(remember to not type single quote marks, brackets, or < > symbols)
-  * **LIST**: Shows a list of all the commodities traded at this station, along with the price of each, how many of each the station has in stock, how many you have to buy or sell, and how much cash you have on hand. +  * ''​**LIST**''​: Shows a list of all the commodities traded at this station, along with the price of each, how many of each the station has in stock, how many you have to buy or sell, and how much cash you have on hand. 
-  * **BUY**: The format of the command is ''​**buy <​amount>​ <​commodity name>​**''​. For example, ''​**buy 20 food**''​. ​ Anything you buy is //not// automatically loaded onto your spaceship. It's held at the station, but is marked as belonging to your ship's account. ​ You can see what's being held by using the ''​**LIST**''​ command. +  * ''​**BUY**''​: The format of the command is ''​**'buy <​amount>​ <​commodity name>'**''​. For example, ''​**'buy 20 food'**''​. ​ Anything you buy is //not// automatically loaded onto your spaceship. It's held at the station, but is marked as belonging to your ship's account. ​ You can see what's being held by using the ''​**LIST**''​ command. 
-  * **SELL**: if works exactly like buying. ​ You have to transfer goods from your spaceship to the trade station first - they still belong to you until you issue the **SELL** command and are paid for them. Example: ''​**sell 20 food**''​.+  * **''​SELL''​**: if works exactly like buying. ​ You have to transfer goods from your spaceship to the trade station first - they still belong to you until you issue the ''​**SELL**'' ​command and are paid for them. Example: ''​**'sell 20 food'**''​.
  
 After buying some goods, your next step is to get them onboard your spaceship. ​ You must go to your ship's control room (or any other room where you have the ''​**transfer**''​ command enabled). ​ Then use the following command to transfer your goods: After buying some goods, your next step is to get them onboard your spaceship. ​ You must go to your ship's control room (or any other room where you have the ''​**transfer**''​ command enabled). ​ Then use the following command to transfer your goods:
    
-''​**transfer <​amount>​ <​commodity>​ from station**''​+''​**'transfer <​amount>​ <​commodity>​ from station'**''​
    
-For example: ''​**transfer 20 food from station**''​+For example: ''​**'transfer 20 food from station'**''​
    
-The reverse should also work: ''​**transfer 20 food to station**''​+The reverse should also work: ''​**'transfer 20 food to station'**''​
    
 These instructions work for all trade stations where there'​s an atmosphere. ​ Some of our stations, at places like Mars and New Philadelphia,​ make it a bit more complicated. They have a loading crane out on the spaceport grounds, and a trading center inside the terminal. You must park your ship next to the loading crane in order to load or unload cargo, and go into the trading center to buy or sell commodities. These instructions work for all trade stations where there'​s an atmosphere. ​ Some of our stations, at places like Mars and New Philadelphia,​ make it a bit more complicated. They have a loading crane out on the spaceport grounds, and a trading center inside the terminal. You must park your ship next to the loading crane in order to load or unload cargo, and go into the trading center to buy or sell commodities.
space_trading_system.txt · Last modified: 2011/06/26 04:16 by hagalaz