Okay, I know this has been discussed (briefly) at least once before, but try to hear me out.
Is there any way that the game could be modded so that you could engage the subwarp engines on command? It's been discussed that you couldn't assign it a hotkey without editing the .exe file, but could a button be added under one of the menus in the game? (This was already done with the shuttle launching mod)
I have an idea how it could be done. The game could plot a temporary nav point directly ahead of your ship. You would then intercept the nav point (manually or the game could do it).
I have no idea how to mod anything, so if this is impossible, let me know.
p.s. In a totally unrelated topic, anybody know what happened to the mod that would allow you to eject your warp core?