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PostPosted: Fri, 19. Jan 18, 07:49    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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Speaking of which, the advanced sats in X2 supposedly get a camera with the K key. Have yet to see a picture with one. What am i doing wrong? I go into the sector map, highlight the sat, press k, and no dice.


The camera only works IS, when you're IN that sector. Its main use is exact placement of stations you want to build.

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So, unlike regular navsats, it's essentially a placeholder? 'Cause, I can move my ship where i want to take a look at things. And i can easily throw the external camera view on pretty much anything IS, anyway. I feel kinda shafted buying one, now. Oh well, lesson learned.

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PostPosted: Fri, 19. Jan 18, 08:53    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

kohlrak wrote:
RainerPrem wrote:
kohlrak wrote:

Speaking of which, the advanced sats in X2 supposedly get a camera with the K key. Have yet to see a picture with one. What am i doing wrong? I go into the sector map, highlight the sat, press k, and no dice.


The camera only works IS, when you're IN that sector. Its main use is exact placement of stations you want to build.

cu
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So, unlike regular navsats, it's essentially a placeholder? 'Cause, I can move my ship where i want to take a look at things. And i can easily throw the external camera view on pretty much anything IS, anyway. I feel kinda shafted buying one, now. Oh well, lesson learned.


I dunno about X2, but I use that "exact placement of stations" part a LOT. Of course, I just have one advanced sat that I carry around on the TL I use for placing stations, and I kick it out when I need it and where I need it, then pick it back up, because I'm cheap.


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PostPosted: Fri, 19. Jan 18, 09:28    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

kohlrak wrote:
RainerPrem wrote:
kohlrak wrote:

Speaking of which, the advanced sats in X2 supposedly get a camera with the K key. Have yet to see a picture with one. What am i doing wrong? I go into the sector map, highlight the sat, press k, and no dice.


The camera only works IS, when you're IN that sector. Its main use is exact placement of stations you want to build.

cu
Rainer


So, unlike regular navsats, it's essentially a placeholder? 'Cause, I can move my ship where i want to take a look at things. And i can easily throw the external camera view on pretty much anything IS, anyway. I feel kinda shafted buying one, now. Oh well, lesson learned.


Hi,

advanced Sats have all features of regular navsats plus camera view plus a larger survey area.

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PostPosted: Fri, 19. Jan 18, 15:45    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

RainerPrem wrote:
kohlrak wrote:
RainerPrem wrote:
kohlrak wrote:

Speaking of which, the advanced sats in X2 supposedly get a camera with the K key. Have yet to see a picture with one. What am i doing wrong? I go into the sector map, highlight the sat, press k, and no dice.


The camera only works IS, when you're IN that sector. Its main use is exact placement of stations you want to build.

cu
Rainer


So, unlike regular navsats, it's essentially a placeholder? 'Cause, I can move my ship where i want to take a look at things. And i can easily throw the external camera view on pretty much anything IS, anyway. I feel kinda shafted buying one, now. Oh well, lesson learned.


Hi,

advanced Sats have all features of regular navsats plus camera view plus a larger survey area.

cu
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So advanced navsats have the ability to find the gate that's hiding behind the asteroid that you could fly an M6 throught?

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PostPosted: Fri, 19. Jan 18, 16:05    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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So advanced navsats have the ability to find the gate that's hiding behind the asteroid that you could fly an M6 throught?


Are you referring to a specific situation?

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PostPosted: Fri, 19. Jan 18, 17:08    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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So advanced navsats have the ability to find the gate that's hiding behind the asteroid that you could fly an M6 throught?


Are you referring to a specific situation?

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In a way. I noticed in X2, all the gates to hidden sectors, or sectors who're known, but gates are hard to find, are all hidden behind a very specific type of asteroid, far out of the sector, that has 3 holes and a large interior that you can fly through (i heard a rumor that i could use it to farm space flies, but apparently that's a different x game). I feel like taking up the challenge to trying to fly a Teladi Osprey through them and posting the video, but I can't figure out how to get the .rec file in a format that can be readily understood by youtube or something. If that works, i'll try an M2 or M1, but I have to find a way to record it to prove it. Regular desktop recorders use way too much CPU for me to record while playing the game. I can barely handle X2 as it is.

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PostPosted: Fri, 19. Jan 18, 21:24    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Satellites FAQ

What it does not say clearly is that the "video feed" is actually silhouettes of objects rendered in the map view.

Furthermore, the "feed" is from entire sector, rather than just within AdvSat scanner radius.

What I've done is drop AdvSat, open map, enable "feed", zoom out, and then look for dark blips. If I spot some, then I focus on that area. Yes, you would probably notice the silhouette of a Gate. That won't add the Gate to the list of mapped objects.


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PostPosted: Fri, 19. Jan 18, 21:32    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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What I've done is drop AdvSat, open map, enable "feed", zoom out, and then look for dark blips. If I spot some, then I focus on that area. Yes, you would probably notice the silhouette of a Gate. That won't add the Gate to the list of mapped objects.


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PostPosted: Fri, 19. Jan 18, 23:11    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

jlehtone wrote:
Satellites FAQ

What it does not say clearly is that the "video feed" is actually silhouettes of objects rendered in the map view.

Furthermore, the "feed" is from entire sector, rather than just within AdvSat scanner radius.

What I've done is drop AdvSat, open map, enable "feed", zoom out, and then look for dark blips. If I spot some, then I focus on that area. Yes, you would probably notice the silhouette of a Gate. That won't add the Gate to the list of mapped objects.


Sounds cool and all, but what's the practical point, then?

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PostPosted: Sat, 20. Jan 18, 00:31    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

kohlrak wrote:

Sounds cool and all, but what's the practical point, then?


As previously stated, you can see the outlines of the stations, including the one you are placing. So you get to see exactly how it lies in relation to other stations before you drop it irrevocably into place. Since when you are positioning the station the map basically blocks out the entire field of view an adv sat so you can see it on that map is the only way to do that.

This new business about being able to survey the entire sector through the adv sat map is something I have to experiment with, but that might have some good uses as well.


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