Suggestion; Orbital view: Hide ground units on zoom out?

Discussion in 'Planetary Annihilation General Discussion' started by Tontow, January 24, 2014.

  1. Tontow

    Tontow Active Member

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    So as of late I have had issues locating my orbital units when looking at my base.

    So I was thinking that this can be solved by ether:
    - hiding ground units when you zoom out enough or
    - When you zoom out enough you can toggle a semi transparent orb that will appear between the orbital and aircraft layers to increase visibility.
  2. wondible

    wondible Post Master General

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    Settings, UI, Show Terrestrial, set to Range Dependent.

    I ended up not using it because I often wanted to see everything at that zoom level. Maybe in the future we'll be able to set our own range value.
  3. zaphodx

    zaphodx Post Master General

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    Doesn't that make them disappear only when you get close, rather than far away?
  4. Pendaelose

    Pendaelose Well-Known Member

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    The last several games I played I ended up unable to use the orbital layer because I couldn't find my units. My base below was so cluttered with icons that I couldn't be sure my orbital fabber was still there even. It may have been shot down by an avenger and I would never know.
  5. iron420

    iron420 Well-Known Member

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    I usually just set my rally point for orbital launcher well outside my base and look at my base on a 90 degree angle (so if my base is in North America I swivel my camera to look directly at Spain for instance) when im looking for them as they are easier to select that way since i see them against space instead of my base
  6. Pendaelose

    Pendaelose Well-Known Member

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    That worked on smaller planets, but on the large ones I couldn't find my orbital units.
  7. warrenkc

    warrenkc Active Member

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    The ui is lacking much at this time. Especially for orbital, and navigating planets
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  8. hahapants

    hahapants Active Member

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    I'd prefer a button to toggle between orbital icons & land icons to make the orbital more easily distinguished.
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  9. warrenkc

    warrenkc Active Member

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    Something right ? ;)

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