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Kinetic Void 201a - Radar Icons in Space
By Kaypix
Understanding the icons on your HUD and what they mean.
It starts with something so simple. You're flying around in space, and it's beautiful. Suddenly, you see something on your HUD...a small red blip. What could it be? That's where this guide comes in. I'll be breaking down what each of those icons mean, and whether you should run screaming into the night or put up your shields, lock onto your target, and blow them away. There are icons that are not being used right now, but once the objects become live in-game they'll be the same as you see here. Also there may be some additional icons added as we continue to develop points of interest in various sectors, etc.

Ship Icons
Ship Radar Icons start with a single triangle, and increase in size as the mass of the ship increases. For example, the smallest ship available is a Light Fighter and is depicted by a single, hollowed out triangle. A Dreadnaught on the other hand, is the largest ship available, and consists of 3 triangle that are interlocked in a large pattern. Below is a breakdown of ship classes based on their icons:

Light Fighter


Heavy Fighter



Escort Cruiser




Environmental Icons
Ships wont' be the only thing you may come across in space. Asteroids, Moons(not implemented) and Planets are all in the area as well.



Miscellaneous Icons
Last but not least, a few icons that may related to a nearby faction or point of interest, including your own drones.




Mining Station

Additional icons will be added to this list as they become available.
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Battlescar Aug 24 @ 1:19am 
how do you make credits in the carrer mode? also how do you mine any good tips would be greatly appreicated!
Magical Box of kittens Jun 11 @ 1:31am 
a cool feature would be to change the color how the user wants the warp effect to be
Magical Box of kittens Jun 11 @ 1:30am 
THe Micro warp drive reminds me of EVE online....
ヘッドハンター Apr 3 @ 8:23pm 
well, my ship was only destroyer weight when i started, then i add enough weapons to make it go through escort cruiser to ull on cruiser. i added it to the steam workshop if you wanna have a look. look up valkyrie cruiser carrier
Kaypix  [author] Mar 31 @ 5:55am 
Haha that'll happen madcat! The class of ship is based specifically on its mass, not taking into account weaponry, kinetic field strength (shields) etc. , so it's possible that even as a small ship, if you're exceptionally well balanced, that you'll still be able to take out larger craft :)
ヘッドハンター Mar 31 @ 5:15am 
I just notices from the icons that i've never gone up against cruisers, but I've gne up against everything else. My latest kill was a dreadnaught with a ship i submitted to the workshop just recently. My ship was heavily damaged and had no shields, but i was going up against two battleships at the same time... in a cruiser.
Mr.Grumpy Mar 15 @ 11:55am 
Hey thanks! It worked! And your right about ships spawning for offten. They're all over the place.
Kaypix  [author] Mar 15 @ 11:46am 
Give it a shot and let me know :) I'll be on and off all day so if I don't respond right away, I'll be checking back later.
Mr.Grumpy Mar 15 @ 11:22am 
Hey there Kaypix, so I hadnt verified the files before. And I just now did that. The first time It said that 10 files were missing. So I did it again for good measure and it says all files were successful. I guess now it may be fixed?
Kaypix  [author] Mar 15 @ 6:32am 
Mr. Grumpy:
The missions aren't set up, so at this point just ignore them when they pop up. But enemy ships SHOULD be spawning a lot more frequently than before. I forget if you've verified local cache for me, if not, can you do that? Also, in the galaxy you made, if you have like 12 sectors, make sure you have 12 factions, otherwise there may be empty sectors.