Got it recently but it's somewhat on the backburner for me. Hate the game when yu don't have a docking computer...
Got the X series to run through too. Those weren't too bad.
This is potentially very geeky, but I figured out how to avoid the need for docking computer on the beeb version.
Approach the Space station and circle around until you find the entrance. Fly towards the entrance from any angle and get as close as you possibly can. Don't worry about the angle. Then kill the speed to zero and then climb / dive / roll until you are locked onto dead centre of the orbited planet.
Add some speed and fly towards the planet. Then kill speed to zero again, dive or climb 180 degrees. You will then be locked straight onto the space station entrance. Add a bit of speed and tweak the roll to keep the letterbox horizontal. You fly straight in!
I did say it was geeky, but might work on the new version.
The docking computer is pretty cheap, and still plays that tune as it docks :D
I'm flying a fully loaded bounty hunting viper, 2 beam lasers and 2 C2 multicannons.
Get the sol permit and you can fly around earth.
Have only managed about an hour on it as work is punishing at the moment, but found it very difficult to control with keyboard and mouse. Docking is almost and impossibility. Need to give it some more time before I make judgement
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And if you play the open mode then it's multiplayer, so at anytime you might bump into a real person not a computer controlled ship. What you choose to do is up to you, you can chat with them, team up with them or attack them.
The other day I was cruising around sol and picked up a signal way off, went for a nose and it turned out to be voyager 2, when you get close it even plays the recording that it does in real life, greetings from earth etc, one bit is in Welsh :D