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Useless data
« on: September 17, 2003, 01:26:49 am »

i have figured out what most of the data about every single planate it, but what do they all me
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2003, 02:33:08 am »

If I understand the solar system generation code correctly, most of that information is just "color".  However, the tectonics/weather/firestorm data is derived from the astronomical data (atmospherics, closeness to sun, size and gravity).

I think axial tilt doesn't do anything but look cool on the planet screen.

(And it's easier to figure out what the data is if you switch the displays to PC mode.)

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2003, 03:45:11 am »

So the axial tilt and day length do not impact the deviation of your landing site from where you aim?
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2003, 04:08:45 am »

i dont know for sure, but that seems like too much work for such a small change in gameplay
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2003, 10:43:39 am »

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So the axial tilt and day length do not impact the deviation of your landing site from where you aim?


That appears to be completely random, and is supposed to be because the away teams aren't really very good pilots.
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2003, 04:51:49 pm »

The could be the best pilots, but if they get swept by wind or something, landing on a completely unfamiliar planet...
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2003, 10:53:02 pm »

You could always use the PC style menu (command line option.) I haven't tried it, but the PC version used words for all that stuff.
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2003, 12:01:17 am »

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The could be the best pilots, but if they get swept by wind or something, landing on a completely unfamiliar planet...


All the wind on a planet with no atmosphere... and geez, what are we paying this 3 RU training for if they never LEARN anything?
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