Ok. I think I see where this is going wrong. The compatibility patch does not help players who do not have the mod. They need to install either the ship-mod or the compatibility-patch. The compatibility patch is only so that players who don't want to fly the ship, can have the assets required to play on a server which has the ship installed. In other words: If you have this mod installed, all other players/servers you connect to must also have the mod or your ship will break. If you do not have this mod, you cannot visit anyone else's Firefly ship, or the game will break. When Chuckflish set servers to push .paks to players, this will become less of an issue. In general, any mods you install should also be installed on every-other player/server you're playing with. As far as I can tell, the compatibility patch and ship mod work as intended. I've set up a server with both and connected using a Firefly-ship-character without any trouble.