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Mods / Re: Machina Void Shipyards v. 0.57
« on: September 03, 2022, 07:01:50 PM »
Hey there, I think I found an error with the Vavela's loadouts?



This turret is a Medium Ballistic.



This turret is a Medium Ballistic Slot. But, the one on the mirror opposite side is a Small Ballistic.



I think they should both either be small or medium, personally.

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THANK YOU for fixing those tooltips. Wow, what a difference one little UI change can make hahaha

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Oh, so Administrators are just... less complex and varied now? That actually just... sucks.
Thanks for the info.

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I used this mod last year, an older version, and back then when I searched for an Administrator, it listed their skills. In the new version, it does not. Am I missing something? Not knowing what skills they have makes the mod markedly less useful. Maybe the skills are tucked away/viewable through some method I'm missing?

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Just want to say, this is a cool tool, but the tooltips are suuuper annoying because they always appear right on top of whatever I'm mouse-hovering. Maybe you can have them offset a little, or even a way to disable them? They don't seem to be strictly necessary a lot of the time.

Here's a video example I recorded:

https://puu.sh/Ji8cz/fea1d5dc09.mp4

If you approach tool-tipabble items from their left, you can click them. If you approach from the right, the tooltip always blocks your clicks.

Hope this helps!

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Mods / Re: [0.95a] WhichMod 1.0
« on: July 25, 2021, 11:48:46 PM »
Possibly one of the most important mods to me, since the number of times someone has asked "wHaT mOD is tHAt fROm??" and I'm like, "Uhhhhhh...."

Now they won't even need to ask most of the time, since the mod name will be right there in my screenshots, and if it isn't, I'll be able to find out easily!

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Please modders, make use of this, and hopefully a lot of use. This sounds too cool to ignore. I'd love to see hullmods that instate specific drone behavior, just as one example.

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Mods / Re: [0.95a] AdvancedGunneryControl 0.9.3
« on: July 10, 2021, 12:15:31 PM »
I'd like to see the settings for this mod change a bit, so that instead of the current system, you can change weapons to shoot or not-shoot at specific things.

For example, I love the Heavy Arc Emitter. It shreds anything in PD range, and tears through ships with downed shields.

But... there is no setting for "PD and if enemy has downed shields"

So, how about a system where, for each weapon, you can click boxes twice, once to highlight them green, once for red, or set them to off as in 'it doesn't matter'.

Prefixes:
Fighter
Missile
Shields
Armor
Hull

Suffixes:
Holdfire 90%
Holdfire 75%
Holdfire 50%
Conserve Ammo
PanicFire
PD Flux > 50%
PD Ammo < 90%

...

So, in the case of my Heavy Arc Emitter, I'd do the following:

Prefixes:
Fighter
Missile
Shields
Armor
Hull

I highlight the bolded options in green, and cross out shields, meaning this weapons acts as PD, but can also target unshielded enemies too. As for the options below, the ability to set them as positive or negative, for the inverse, would be cool.

Maybe I want a PD weapon that only fires if flux is above or below a certain level.
Maybe I want it to never conserve ammo, or to always conserve ammo.
Etc

By switching to a Yes/Whatever/No system, you'll add a lot more versatility to what I consider a mandatory mod. Thanks for listening to my TED talk.

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Mods / Re: [0.95a] DIY Planets - Terraforming and more!
« on: July 09, 2021, 07:01:10 AM »
Stellar Mirror and Distributor are confusing and make no sense.

So, here I am with a planet that has Low Light and Extreme cold. I have a Stellar Reflector core.

What are the descriptions for these items?




Consider the following:
Stellar Distributor costs 300k. It explicitly says it provides light to the planet, but does not mention heat.
Stellar Mirror costs 450k. It explicitly says it provides heat, but it also says it does so by beaming light onto the planet.

What this confusingly tells me, the player, is that the Stellar Mirror is the souped up, super version of the Distributor. It should provide light AND heat! After all, it literally uses light to heat the planet, so that certainly seems to indicate it will counter low-light, and it costs more, so that would indicate it provides dual-functionality.

What doesn't make sense, however, is that the Distributor only counters light, and the Mirrors only counter heat. That makes zero sense.

So, here are a few solutions.

1. Change the Mirror to say something like "It uses infrared light to warm up a planet, but does not counter low-light conditions, only heat conditions."
2. Make them cost the same, so it's clear the mirror is not just "the Distributor, but better".

Alternately, maybe merge them into one thing? Maybe it would be better to have something that just counters light and cold, since they go hand in hand. It would be kind of weird for you to warm a planet explicitly without light, or with infrared light. Really doesn't make much sense if you think about it.

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Came here to report the same bug as Mora above.

https://i.imgur.com/M9uzki3.png



So many Sierra, and they can't be removed, either.

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I found a pretty annoying bug.

Suppose you have 12 owned worlds, three of which have heavy industry with pristine Nanoforges.

Now suppose you liberate a world which has salvage yards but no heavy industry.

All of your production instantly gets filled with D-mods, because a single world in the production network without heavy industry but with salvage yards will ruin all the other ones.

I sat there merrily building/stockpiling a fleet of ships, returned home, and found they all had tons of D-mods. I am sad.

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Did you guys skip over what I said in the first post?

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Of course, my monitor is 1440p, so you'd have to deal with some size restrictions. What I've shown above is my 'ideal scenario.' You show me a map with a directional indicator leading to the objective.

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As long as the spirit is followed, I'm good with whatever implementation. Let's make missions actually fun for once!

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General Discussion / We seriously need better information QOL updates
« on: June 28, 2021, 04:50:16 PM »
I've put hundreds of hours into Starsector but there are a few things about it that really bug me. I've posted about the disconnect between the intel and map screens and how annoying it is, tabbing between them to look up info.



Today I want to talk about... missions.

Missions you accept from bars, specifically.

There is often a complete dearth of really important information in many missions, but bounties and deliveries are awful. Anything that involves "hey you, go to X place and do Y thing" is the worst. Just look at that image.

My target is 15 light years away, in a star system with a randomly generated name. Which one? What direction? All I have is distance and a name.

This issue could be solved by taking the entire mass of empty screen space to the right and left and showing a small window to the left or right indicating where you need to go.

This is what it should show for maximum info:


(Pretend it's showing the correct system because I spent 5 minutes hunting for pixels on the map and couldn't find it, which is why I'm making this post)

Of course, my monitor is 1440p, so you'd have to deal with some size restrictions. What I've shown above is my 'ideal scenario.' You show me a map with a directional indicator leading to the objective.

However, if this is not possible, there is another thing you could do, which is much less user-friendly but still better than what we have now.



Just... put a little arrow pointing in the general direction right next to the lightyear distance.

"It's 32 lightyears northwest of here."

It's still not awesome because to look for the exact system, I have to exit out of all the menus and open up my map/intel to find the system and ensure I can reach it... but it's a decent compromise.

Please, I want to enjoy bounties, trade deliveries, and other such things, but the current implementation makes many of those unpleasant to deal with on a per-case basis. This can definitely be improved.

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Does Stellar Networks still have the feature to transfer cargo between storages? I cannot find it anywhere.



This is from the old post.

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