Deleted Campaigns still lock used ship types

I was somewhat annoyed to find I could not edit my ships once I started a campaign with them, being forced to make a duplicate. This in itself is an issue as it means both my deployment ship list and ship editing list will be clogged up by duplicates. But I’ll cover that in a separate thread.

I deleted the campaign, but this did not fix the issue, as the ships were not unlocked, still saying the ships were being used in a campaign and needed to be duplicated. I can’t even make the duplicate and delete the redundant ships.

In the meantime, is there any way of manually deleting the redundant ships? I couldn’t find the files where the game keeps this information. I have a Mac, but it shouldn’t be too much more different than PC.

in the PC version you need to delete the ships from the 2 locations:

  • \My Documents\My Games\GratuitousSpaceBattles\ships\
  • \My Documents\My Games\GratuitousSpaceBattles\campaignprogress\default\fleets

If you wipe them out, they will cease to exist.
Downside is that if you have a few of those designs floating around in your current campaign, you my get a few errors.