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Starsector => Suggestions => Topic started by: TJJ on November 25, 2018, 12:47:42 PM

Title: "Where am I?"
Post by: TJJ on November 25, 2018, 12:47:42 PM
Where am I? (https://www.dropbox.com/s/7wmvp6dc9dp0jwx/screenshot081.png?raw=1)

This issue was raised back in 0.8, but looks like it never got addressed.
The "You are here" marker on the map screen is, to put it bluntly, garbage ;D

To be fair, it isn't the same at all zoom levels; as you zoom out it goes from, utterly useless, through various scales of terrible, to being just fairly bad.

How about a big animated ring around your location? drawn in a colour that doesn't blend in with the palette used by stars?

p.s.

 :-* Love SS :-*
Title: Re: "Where am I?"
Post by: Sun_Rendered on November 25, 2018, 01:09:10 PM
yeah there are a few things that could be done to better indicate current location as well as locations of colonies.
highlighting the system name is one suggestion i have for improving visibility.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/512356777451323393/516359623880474624/screenshot006.png)
Title: Re: "Where am I?"
Post by: DaFranker on November 25, 2018, 01:21:55 PM
In the meantime if I'm zoomed in and suddenly lost, I'd hit that starscape filter (the "1" key). The indicator stays the same but becomes a lot easier to spot amongst the flat star icons:

(https://i.imgur.com/HIEShHk.png)