Adding ships without shp files!
Yes, it is possible without resorting to BHE.
After installing NCA.
Open your strings.txt file (make a backup), and scroll down to where the ship names are listed. Find an empty slot and type in a name, then scroll down, and type in the plural name in the plurals slot, then scroll down to where the abbreviations are and add that.
Then save the new strings.txt, and open MXvTed. Scroll down the list until you reach the newly added craft designation. Then, just use MXvTed's interface to assign an opt, then record stats and write an addition to the technical display.
Don't forget to assign a slot in the shiplist.txt, or MXvTed may over-write another craft.
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