XBTF mineral scanner

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smitj
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XBTF mineral scanner

Post by smitj » Thu, 20. Sep 18, 19:02

How do I operate the mineral scanner?

Timsup2nothin
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Re: XBTF mineral scanner

Post by Timsup2nothin » Thu, 20. Sep 18, 19:31

smitj wrote:How do I operate the mineral scanner?
Pending a better answer from an XBTF person, I'll give you an X3 answer just in case you are in a hurry to try something. But keep in mind that I have no idea whether mineral scanners have changed.

Target an asteroid and get within scanner range, which is 10 km. Mouse over the asteroid and when the drop down menu opens it should have "Scan" on it. It should be on there even if you are out of range, but greyed out.

Good luck.
Trapper Tim's Guide to CLS 2

On Her Majesty's Secret Service-Dead is Dead, and he is DEAD

Not a DiD, so I guess it's a DiDn't, the story of my first try at AP
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radcapricorn
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Post by radcapricorn » Thu, 20. Sep 18, 19:43

Mouse over, drop down menu in BtF? Heh, Timsup2nothin, ain't no such things exist there ;)

smitj, if you have it equipped the mineral info should just appear on the target info screen (i.e. target asteroid, open infromation). You might need to be within certain range, I can't recall.

smitj
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Post by smitj » Thu, 20. Sep 18, 19:56

That does it, cheers.

Timsup2nothin
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Post by Timsup2nothin » Thu, 20. Sep 18, 19:57

:oops:

Well, I tried. At least he knew someone was paying attention.
Trapper Tim's Guide to CLS 2

On Her Majesty's Secret Service-Dead is Dead, and he is DEAD

Not a DiD, so I guess it's a DiDn't, the story of my first try at AP
Part One, in progress

HEY! AP!! That's new!!!

radcapricorn
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Post by radcapricorn » Thu, 20. Sep 18, 20:04

Mouse pointer wasn't a thing until Reunion, the UI in XBtF, XT and X2 was pretty much all keyboard, though it was possible to drag the main menu cursor in X2.

Timsup2nothin
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Post by Timsup2nothin » Thu, 20. Sep 18, 20:23

Gotta wonder if there is a comparable leap forward in UI to be had for X4.
Trapper Tim's Guide to CLS 2

On Her Majesty's Secret Service-Dead is Dead, and he is DEAD

Not a DiD, so I guess it's a DiDn't, the story of my first try at AP
Part One, in progress

HEY! AP!! That's new!!!

radcapricorn
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Post by radcapricorn » Fri, 21. Sep 18, 11:07

Well, if that new map of theirs turns out as awesome as it's made out to be... perhaps. BtF's navmap HUD beats Rebirth's map even while retracted :lol:

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