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Fresh into the game, story may be altered?
« on: October 17, 2004, 12:05:43 am »

Early in the game the starbase commander tells you that something strange is coming from the direction of Uranus.  For some reason, that is the only planet I have encountered that it will not let me scan.  I open the scan menu and the only option is exit, no scan, no lander, nothing.  Is this going to be vital to the story?  If I skip it, will the game never progress and I'll be wasting my time?  (seems like there is a Spathi there or something but I haven't played this game in years)  Thanks.
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Re: Fresh into the game, story may be altered?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2004, 12:19:41 am »

Additional info:  I have now found that I am unable to scan ANY gas giants...  I think, thats what it seems like so far.
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Re: Fresh into the game, story may be altered?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2004, 12:53:45 am »

Indeed, you can't land on gas giants, so you can't scan them.
But note the "from the direction of".
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Re: Fresh into the game, story may be altered?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2004, 09:11:03 am »

...  uh yeah.  I am so SMART!   Huh  But yeah, I sorta figured it out, the term "gas giant" never really set in until speaking with the arilou.  Thanks for the help though.

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Re: Fresh into the game, story may be altered?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2004, 06:32:07 am »

Well, you can scan gas giants, you simply can't autoscan them. What would the point be, as you are unable to land on them?
(The distinction here is that scanning a planet brings up statistics on it, while autoscanning generates a resource map.)
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