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Minor feature of the original PC game, not in the 3D0 version...
« on: April 28, 2011, 04:14:29 pm »

If I'm not mistaken, in the original game, if you were in a star system, you could pull up the star map, press enter then space, and the autopilot would take you out of the system.

Its a minor thing, but its dreadfully convenient.  Just press space, enter, enter, space and you're on your way out of the system, to use your portal spawner or 'caster.

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Re: Minor feature of the original PC game, not in the 3D0 version...
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011, 06:30:36 pm »

You can still do it, no? The autopilot works in UQM too.
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Re: Minor feature of the original PC game, not in the 3D0 version...
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011, 07:10:46 pm »

No, you can't. To automatically get out of the star system in UQM, you need to select another star system or empty space on the starmap and eventually cause unnecessary minor fuel losses in the process. In PC version, you just had to simply select the star system you're in, and you would be dragged out of it. When you reached HyperSpace, you woudn't automatically start moving.
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Re: Minor feature of the original PC game, not in the 3D0 version...
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011, 08:04:56 pm »

Pick somewhere else - 1 pixel up - and once you're heading to the edge of the system, press thrust to cancel Autopilot?
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Re: Minor feature of the original PC game, not in the 3D0 version...
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011, 08:51:37 pm »

I don't much like to use autopilot to exit the system anyways, since it just takes you forward in a straight line. You can't change direction without canceling the autopilot, which means you can't dodge battle groups.
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Re: Minor feature of the original PC game, not in the 3D0 version...
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2011, 10:21:44 pm »

Also, the autopilot has an annoying tendency to take you the long way across a star system.
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Re: Minor feature of the original PC game, not in the 3D0 version...
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2011, 10:31:07 pm »

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Re: Minor feature of the original PC game, not in the 3D0 version...
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2011, 03:35:49 am »

Perhaps the autopilot could be changed to select the shortest path to the edge of the screen when leaving a system. And it would make sense to take you to hyperspace located over the current system when selecting the system you're in on the starmap instead of doing nothing.
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