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Alex777 July 22nd, 2005 11:04 PM

Additional Salvo! Hotkeys
Andrew, I could not find any reference to the additional hotkeys in the manual or ReadMe file. These improve the UI a lot, so players need to know about them. I suggest you make this post sticky. For the record, they are:


< : move camera Left
> : move camera Right

Up arrow : zoom in on selected ship
Down arrow : zoom out from selected ship

/ : select next ship which can move
\ : select next ship which can fire

T : save current camera location
R : return to saved camera location
(can be used repeatedly to return to successive saved camera locations)

moondoggi July 23rd, 2005 12:01 AM

Re: Additional Salvo! Hotkeys
Thanks for posting this Alex.
It was reported in an earlier thread about some of these keys. But I didn't know that the next ship keys were functional. One of my hot key wishes is for a forward to saved camera location. So you can go back and forth and not have to go threw them all to get where you want.

Andrew Lonon July 30th, 2005 09:22 PM

Re: Additional Salvo! Hotkeys

Thanks for that! The last few key changes were in flux up to seconds before Salvo went gold, so they did not get into the manual. I need to make a sticky forum announcement and update the Salvo WebPages to make the information more variable. Thanks again for the reminder and spreading the word!

PDF August 1st, 2005 05:11 AM

Re: Additional Salvo! Hotkeys
Andrew, I think the best solution should be to have some "help key" ingame that displays the list of hotkeys. Would that be possible ?

Alex777 August 20th, 2005 11:24 AM

Re: Additional Salvo! Hotkeys

Andrew Lonon August 29th, 2005 10:32 PM

Re: Additional Salvo! Hotkeys

Would there also be a hotkey that tells you about the hotkey that… Sorry – I could not resist.

I’m weak.

I am looking at a lot of options to help with Salvo as I plan to update the code, so anything is possible. (Including a traditional menu at the top setup, or a ‘help’ button. Anything is possible.)

(Alex777 - thanks for the bump!)

PDF August 30th, 2005 06:17 AM

Re: Additional Salvo! Hotkeys
You're right Andrew, an additional hotkey isn't that smart. Indeed having some "help" button/icon would be better http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/happy.gif .

Andrew Lonon October 5th, 2005 10:18 PM

Re: Additional Salvo! Hotkeys

Dag nab it – I knew I was setting myself up for something… OK – Its on the list… (And it is List time.)


Oh, and one thing that I think got neglected in the ‘Announcement’ but is already done is a movement undo Hotkey. The U key will (In the update) undo the last movement, up to the point that you select another ship. So – if the Ship Movement did not turn out quite like you planned or a ship blocked your firing ark – you can simply undo the movement and try a differnt marker. Things will get a little tricky (no undo) if you run aground, or afoul of another ship, but it is still a good addition, and a hot key that should be documented. So, lets add a hotkey help topic… <Sigh>

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