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TJJ

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"Where am I?"
« on: November 25, 2018, 12:47:42 PM »

Where am I?

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 :-*
« Last Edit: November 25, 2018, 12:53:30 PM by TJJ »
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Re: "Where am I?"
« Reply #1 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.
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DaFranker

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Re: "Where am I?"
« Reply #2 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:

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