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Old July 23rd, 2005, 12:04 AM

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Default 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:

ADDITIONAL SALVO! HOTKEYS:

< : 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)
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Old July 23rd, 2005, 01:01 AM

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Default 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.
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Old July 30th, 2005, 10:22 PM
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Default Re: Additional Salvo! Hotkeys

Alex777

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!
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Default 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 ?
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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.)

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You're right Andrew, an additional hotkey isn't that smart. Indeed having some "help" button/icon would be better .
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Dag nab it – I knew I was setting myself up for something… OK – Its on the list… (And it is List time.)

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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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