I sorted it out. Thanks to Wooly Wool and Woomeister for the assistance.
Also, i found a new method for dealing with the problems:
1) Make sure your VP's are in the right place
2) Create a file in your FS2 data directory called "Backup"
3) Move the ships.tbl and weapons.tbl from Data\Tables to Data\Backup.
FS2 and FRED wont be able to find the tables in backup, and so will find the Inferno stuff instead
Currently playing Inferno. Will have report ready in next few days
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