Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition

Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition

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Calliope Mar 16, 2013 @ 6:16am
Combat Camera trouble
I don't understand how the combat camera works. Sometimes is too senstive and flys across the map when I want to look at a small ship other time I can't get it to move. What are some of the controls for using the camera in combat?
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The only controls I use are the right mouse button for turning it and the middle mouse button or the F key to focus it.
[GGS]PureCruncher Mar 16, 2013 @ 7:32am 
click 'f' to focus the camera on one ship. Hold right mouse button and move the mouse to swivel the view around that one ship. The 'f' key also applies to planets etc. So you can centre the camera on almost anything on the map. The controls are not the best and take getting used to. :)
Last edited by [GGS]PureCruncher; Mar 16, 2013 @ 7:33am
And here i was wondering if the command Ship was the only ship I will ever able to zoom in.... So if i select a ship other than my command ship and press F it should zoom into that ship?

I got my♥♥♥♥♥kick on my first battle, but i wasnt able to enjoy it since the only ship i was able to zoom in was my destroyed command ship, while the battle move to other part of the map.
The focus always goes to whatever is underneath your cursor, not to what you've selected. If you want, you can focus on a missile. I kinda like following a swarm of them to their target if I don't have much to do. You have to be pixel perfect, though, so selecting stuff that's further away or pretty small is best done in the sensor view.
Calliope Mar 21, 2013 @ 4:56pm 
for some reason pressing f isnt working
Originally posted by Moosicorn:
for some reason pressing f isnt working

Well, lets get the stupid question out of the way first: Have you rebound any keys?

Now that that's done with: Have you tried using it in sensor view? It's really much easier most of the time. Alternatively, you could use your middle mouse button.

Edit: Or it could be a bug, of course, in which case you should submit it here[www.kerberos-productions.com] so they can fix it.
Last edited by Hagrid in a Hobbit Hole; Mar 22, 2013 @ 11:35am
Calliope Mar 22, 2013 @ 1:37pm 
whoops I didnt know you had to have your curson on the object. Youd think selecting an object would be enough.
I gather it's made this way so you can focus on enemy objects too. This is useful when you want to position your ships close to a distant object like a planet or station, while turning the formation. Of if you want to watch your newly researched anti-matter torpedoes of death hit the enemy.
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Date Posted: Mar 16, 2013 @ 6:16am
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