[TC] Fast Sector selection on Universe Map

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Post by Martox29a » Sun, 8. Aug 10, 18:02

nponoBegHuk your work is absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you. :thumb_up: :thumb_up: :thumb_up:

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Post by chinookmike » Mon, 9. Aug 10, 18:38

One key press that has been very useful for me is.....

W -Wastelands:


- from there - the hub, terran new sectors, player reward sector, aldrin, omicron ..... and several other useful sectors are visible for 1 click go-to's..

Hope this is helpful

Thanks and fly safe....

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Post by Astasia » Mon, 9. Aug 10, 21:30

Um, if you click on a sector once, the map centers on it. You only "select" a sector by clicking on it twice. So you don't ever have to hit the arrow keys, it's a waste of time. Just click once on a sector on the edge of the screen, then repeat until you get where you want, shouldn't take more than a few quick clicks at the most.

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Post by Coruskane » Tue, 14. Sep 10, 16:14

A tip (I dont think changing text files modIfies game so this should also work for vanilla):

1) Open up your language file

2) Then, adjust the entry for whatever sectors you need to reach easily to have a "y" as the first letter.

3) There are no vanilla sectors with Y as the frist letter..

Conclusion): Therefore, hitting Y will cycle you through your priority sectors.

For example, I have edited Hub, and a few other sectors where I have major operations. They are now "y Hub" etc...This can be done on existing games..Just exit TC and reload.. (new sectors etc are in page file 300007)

............................................................................................................
EDIT: (ignore the rest of this post if you are vanilla)

Better yet: use an overwrite text file with the correct page number / entry..

loading a custom text file requires a script...so if you are vanilla, stick to editing the main language xml described above.

For non-vanilla, use a text-file with structure from below. Then load your text-file with a setup.XXXXX script, with two lines in it:

load text: id=XXXX
return=null

ok, for those who dont have want to extract .PCKs language file to find the sector id etc..use the following syntax in an xml file and stick it in your t-file directory:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<language id="44">
<page id="7" title="Boardcomp. Sectornames" descr="">
<t id="1020000">Unknown Sector</t>
<t id="1020101">Kingdom End</t>
<t id="1020102">Rolk's Drift</t>
<t id="1020103">Queen's Space</t>
<t id="1020104">Menelaus' Frontier</t>
<t id="1020105">Ceo's Buckzoid</t>
<t id="1020106">Teladi Gain</t>
<t id="1020107">Family Whi</t>
<t id="1020114">The Vault</t>
<t id="1020117">{7,1020000}</t>
<t id="1020118">Xenon Sector 534</t>
<t id="1020120">Xenon Sector 596</t>
<t id="1020201">Three Worlds</t>
<t id="1020202">Power Circle</t>
<t id="1020203">Antigone Memorial</t>
<t id="1020204">Rolk's Fate</t>
<t id="1020205">Profit Share</t>
<t id="1020206">Seizewell</t>
<t id="1020207">Family Zein</t>
<t id="1020214">Shareholder's Fortune</t>
<t id="1020215">Mines Of Fortune</t>
<t id="1020218">Getsu Fune</t>
<t id="1020219">Menelaus' Paradise</t>
<t id="1020220">Xenon Sector 597</t>
<t id="1020301">Cloudbase North West</t>
<t id="1020302">Herron's Nebula</t>
<t id="1020303">The Hole</t>
<t id="1020304">Atreus' Clouds</t>
<t id="1020305">Spaceweed Drift</t>
<t id="1020306">Greater Profit</t>
<t id="1020307">Thuruk's Pride</t>
<t id="1020308">Family Pride</t>
<t id="1020310">Patriarch's Retreat</t>
<t id="1020315">Home Of Opportunity</t>
<t id="1020319">Bluish Snout</t>
<t id="1020401">Ringo Moon</t>
<t id="1020402">Argon Prime</t>
<t id="1020403">The Wall</t>
<t id="1020404">Farnham's Legend</t>
<t id="1020405">Bala Gi's Joy</t>
<t id="1020406">Blue Profit</t>
<t id="1020407">Rhonkar's Fire</t>
<t id="1020408">Rhonkar's Clouds</t>
<t id="1020409">Tharka's Sun</t>
<t id="1020410">Cho's Defeat</t>
<t id="1020415">Family Tkr</t>
<t id="1020416">Tkr's Deprivation</t>
<t id="1020417">Ghinn's Escape</t>
<t id="1020418">Hila's Joy</t>
<t id="1020419">Ocean of Fantasy</t>
<t id="1020501">Red Light</t>
<t id="1020502">Home of Light</t>
<t id="1020503">President's End</t>
<t id="1020504">Elena's Fortune</t>
<t id="1020505">Olmancketslat's Treaty</t>
<t id="1020506">Ceo's Sprite</t>
<t id="1020507">Family Rhonkar</t>
<t id="1020510">Patriarch's Keep</t>
<t id="1020511">Two Grand</t>
<t id="1020517">Family Njy</t>
<t id="1020518">Njy's Deception</t>
<t id="1020519">Family Ryk</t>
<t id="1020601">Cloudbase South West</t>
<t id="1020602">Ore Belt</t>
<t id="1020603">Cloudbase South East</t>
<t id="1020604">Split Fire</t>
<t id="1020605">Brennan's Triumph</t>
<t id="1020606">Company Pride</t>
<t id="1020607">Thuruk's Beard</t>
<t id="1020611">Profit Center Alpha</t>
<t id="1020612">PTNI Headquarters</t>
<t id="1020614">Circle Of Labour</t>
<t id="1020616">Xenon Sector 472</t>
<t id="1020617">Thyn's Abyss</t>
<t id="1020701">Emperor Mines</t>
<t id="1020702">Paranid Prime</t>
<t id="1020703">Priest Rings</t>
<t id="1020704">Priest's Pity</t>
<t id="1020705">Danna's Chance</t>
<t id="1020706">Nopileos' Memorial</t>
<t id="1020707">Hatikvah's Faith</t>
<t id="1020708">Aladna Hill</t>
<t id="1020709">Akeela's Beacon</t>
<t id="1020712">Scale Plate Green</t>
<t id="1020713">Nyana's Hideout</t>
<t id="1020714">Omicron Lyrae</t>
<t id="1020715">Treasure Chest</t>
<t id="1020716">Black Hole Sun</t>
<t id="1020802">Empire's Edge</t>
<t id="1020803">Duke's Domain</t>
<t id="1020804">Emperor's Ridge</t>
<t id="1020808">Light of Heart</t>
<t id="1020811">Eighteen Billion</t>
<t id="1020812">Xenon Sector 347</t>
<t id="1020816">Nathan's Voyage</t>
<t id="1020817">Wastelands</t>
<t id="1020818">{7,1020000}</t>
<t id="1020819">{7,1020000}</t>
<t id="1020902">Preacher's Void</t>
<t id="1020904">Pontifex' Realm</t>
<t id="1020906">Light Water</t>
<t id="1020908">Montalaar</t>
<t id="1020910">New Income</t>
<t id="1020911">Ianamus Zura</t>
<t id="1020917">Interworlds</t>
<t id="1021002">Duke's Vision</t>
<t id="1021003">Emperor's Wisdom</t>
<t id="1021004">Trinity Sanctum</t>
<t id="1021005">Preacher's Refuge</t>
<t id="1021006">Shore of Infinity</t>
<t id="1021007">Lucky Planets</t>
<t id="1021008">Rolk's Legacy</t>
<t id="1021009">Great Trench</t>
<t id="1021010">Ceo's Doubt</t>
<t id="1021104">Bad Debt</t>
<t id="1021110">LooManckStrat's Legacy</t>
<t id="1021202">{7,1020000}</t>
<t id="1021203">Rhy's Desire</t>
<t id="1021204">Ministry Of Finance</t>
<t id="1021210">Mi Ton's Refuge</t>
<t id="1021215">Unknown Enemy Sector</t>
<t id="1021217">Unknown Enemy Sector</t>
<t id="1021303">Family Rhy</t>
<t id="1021310">Moo-Kye's Revenge</t>
<t id="1021316">Unknown Enemy Sector</t>
<t id="1021401">Depths Of Silence</t>
<t id="1021402">Dark Waters</t>
<t id="1021403">Reservoir Of Tranquillity</t>
<t id="1021404">Barren Shores</t>
<t id="1021409">Priest Refuge</t>
<t id="1021410">Cardinal's Domain</t>
<t id="1021411">Sacred Relic</t>
<t id="1021415">Unknown Enemy Sector</t>
<t id="1021417">Unknown Enemy Sector</t>
<t id="1021503">Great Reef</t>
<t id="1021509">Spring Of Belief</t>
<t id="1021510">Friar's Retreat</t>
<t id="1021511">Pontifex' Seclusion</t>
</page>
<page id="300007" title="Boardcomp. Sectornames" descr="Names of all sectors (spoken by Boardcomputer)" voice="yes">

* FOR ANH sectors and some others
</page>

<page id="350007" title="Boardcomp. Sectornames" descr="Names of all sectors (spoken by Boardcomputer)" voice="yes">

* FOR TERRAN SECTORS, ANH AND SOME OTHERS
</page>
</language>

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Re: Fast Sector selection on Universe Map

Post by Poobah » Tue, 14. Sep 10, 17:38

nponoBegHuk wrote:AWESOME STUFF HERE
This is great, nice work!
Lead me not into temptation,
For I can find the way myself!

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Post by Progress-M » Mon, 27. Sep 10, 08:42

The download site is down, it seems...?

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Post by ianrobo75 » Tue, 28. Sep 10, 09:45

Progress-M wrote:The download site is down, it seems...?
for me too
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Post by ianrobo75 » Thu, 18. Nov 10, 11:01

The site is still down.
Can anyone else who has the latest version host a copy?
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Post by pmenso57 » Thu, 6. Jan 11, 11:42

Related to this topic...

I input the universe map as a graph where the vertices are the sectors and the edges are the transitions between sectors via various keystrokes. I then ran a breadth-first-search on the graph to annotate the vertices with their distances from the root node. I then deleted all of the edges where the target vertex' distance was less than or equal to the source vertex' distance. The result is a graph containing all shortest paths (and only shortest paths) from the root to all vertices. There is actually more than one graph (because the player-owned sector can have different names). I ran Graphviz on these graphs and dumped the result into PDFs which are in the linked archive below. The output isn't fancy, but (provided I input the initial graph correctly) it should be complete.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=B7SBBHWM

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Post by Captain Lemmiwinks » Thu, 6. Jan 11, 12:40

after reading this thread i thought you were a loony,then i tried a few of the "shortcuts"

replace loony for genius,reduced sector tracking time from minutes to nano seconds.
i didnt realise how much traversing the sector map to check stuff out had been pithing me off.

many thanks oh wise one...off to kingdom end

"," "K"
wahey,there already

now what are those goners up to
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:lol:

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Post by nponoBegHuk » Sat, 9. Apr 11, 06:54

Returning to X3:TC after almost a year. Link to a small update posted. Feel free to ask for new features, will try to keep updated.
Fast sector selection on the Universe Map | Rock locations for Mobile/OOS mining | Botting for max speed Hyperion | Complete list of ship sources | Capturing smaller ships

My current ship collection:
7 out of 11 *retired* ships found
1 out of 17 *unique* ships found
1 out of 9 *limited* ships found
0 out of 16 *rare* ships found

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Post by nponoBegHuk » Sun, 10. Apr 11, 01:16

I need a savegame file preferably started in 3.1 with all sectors and jumpgates discovered to confirm everything's correct for the latest patch. PM me if you can send me one. Will try to give this one some love until Portal 2 arrives on 19 april :)
Fast sector selection on the Universe Map | Rock locations for Mobile/OOS mining | Botting for max speed Hyperion | Complete list of ship sources | Capturing smaller ships

My current ship collection:
7 out of 11 *retired* ships found
1 out of 17 *unique* ships found
1 out of 9 *limited* ships found
0 out of 16 *rare* ships found

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Post by deca.death » Sun, 22. May 11, 20:12

One simple question:

PRINTABLE VERSION


If I missed it somewhere, my apologies.

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Post by nponoBegHuk » Sun, 22. May 11, 22:51

I've been trying to put together a C# application for this instead of the spreadsheet (actually the key combinations of the last version of the spreadsheet were imported from the alpha version of such app, not calculated by excel itself). However, I'm not very good at drawing.

We'll see what I can do, though. Meanwhile, you can use Ianrobo75's X3TC Stats and Resources Compendium V3.0. Several shorter combinations have been found since he released the last version (check one of the last posts on that thread), you can type them in from my spreadsheet.
Fast sector selection on the Universe Map | Rock locations for Mobile/OOS mining | Botting for max speed Hyperion | Complete list of ship sources | Capturing smaller ships

My current ship collection:
7 out of 11 *retired* ships found
1 out of 17 *unique* ships found
1 out of 9 *limited* ships found
0 out of 16 *rare* ships found

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Post by nponoBegHuk » Wed, 15. Jun 11, 21:22

Update posted, check first post for changes and download links.
Fast sector selection on the Universe Map | Rock locations for Mobile/OOS mining | Botting for max speed Hyperion | Complete list of ship sources | Capturing smaller ships

My current ship collection:
7 out of 11 *retired* ships found
1 out of 17 *unique* ships found
1 out of 9 *limited* ships found
0 out of 16 *rare* ships found

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