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lordFrith Mar 5, 2020 @ 10:43am
Handy Tips for New Radial Orders and AI
New Silky Smooth Update, new radial order menu.

on playing with the new radial order system on unstable my first impression was similar to some comments i've seen

"before i could give orders with 1 button click and now its 4" or similar

i got some good responses from dev and have been playing a fair bit myself so i thought i'd share some tips for how to get the most out of the new system

1. to give orders directly to a unit move your mouse over their portrait bar on top left and press order key. This will automatically give whatever order you select to that crew member and thus avoids that awkward left and right mouse clicking

2. this bar on the top right will store the previous job assigned to that crew and you can then toggle between them with a single click. effectively you can assign each crew member 2 quick access jobs

3. personally i found it much easier to change order menu key from MMB to tilda (the key left of "1") that way all orders are given using using 1 hand and can be done without needing to look. Once i got used to it this is actually quicker than dragging the mouse about and clicking tiny icons

thats pretty much it, pretty straight forwards but not immediately obvious.
Last edited by lordFrith; Apr 4, 2020 @ 11:56am
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Dynamoon  [developer] Mar 6, 2020 @ 3:57am 
Thanks for this LordFrith! We're keeping an eye out to see how players adapt to the new UI, and if it looks like it causes confusion even after the first few days, we'll have a think about how to improve the situation. For now, player-written tips like these are the best thing, so keep them coming :)
Feanor Apr 26, 2020 @ 8:58am 
Hi, does anyone know why the bots stop following orders? I was playing with a friend and at some point in the campaign the bots stopped following my orders (they were unactive in the radial menu and there was a (!) symbol) I thought it was the batteries but my friend could give orders in the usual way.
Thanks in advance for the help!
Syndicake ☠ Apr 26, 2020 @ 10:06am 
I didn't know about the giving orders by right clicking on the portrait thing that's handy thanks for this awesome post OP.

Now if only I could get my crew to replace the batteries in their headset automatically so they could hear my orders...
lordFrith Apr 26, 2020 @ 12:20pm 
@feanor, thats odd i've never seen that, i'm not sure what it means but it does sound like a bug maybe...

or theres some inbuilt bot mutiny mechanic i haven't heard of, had you been stunning them to changes their headset batteries? ;)

if you get it again try to take a screenshot
Syndicake ☠ Apr 26, 2020 @ 2:09pm 
Originally posted by Feanor:
Hi, does anyone know why the bots stop following orders? (!) symbol)
That could be the karma system maybe?
I'm just guessing here.
Maybe they stop following orders if you hurt them enough?
Last edited by Syndicake ☠; Apr 26, 2020 @ 2:09pm
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