It is just perfect, I may have had a little nerdgasm.
Hi, What mission and where from please
No Mission. It's a ship upgrade that costs 4,500 cr and is available at all stations with a sufficient tech level.
To use it is simple: get into station range, request docking and throttle down. The docking computer with then take over.
I still do what I did on original Elite --- line up and whizz in superfast when the rotation is correct.
I suspect will need to be a lot more careful when I get a new bigger ship though!
can anyone explain me what the docking computer does?
Whilst their at it could someone explain why one is necessary? Docking is far from difficult unless there's been a big change.
Docking is a skill and a part of the immersion IMHO. It will be such a shame if all you need to do when getting near a spaceport is to press a button to dock and land. It's almost as bad as a cut sequence. I was hoping that docking computers would be such a stupid price to install and also cost a fortune to use that anyone with sense would learn to fly. Only exception being docking assist for the larger ships giving you clearance information going through the slot etc.