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7th Nov 01, 12:44 PM
Sorry to be a pain lads but just got the game and am unable to work out a couple of things.
1.During the combat tutorial it says click on the enemy ships to target them,but they are so far away that I can,t even see them!
The tutorial won,t let me put my ships into move mode.
2.During the first part of the single player game one of the "missions" I have to carry out is to capture a drone,how the hell do you "capture " something??
Thanks for any help in advance.
7th Nov 01, 12:52 PM
1. You have to have the ships you want to attack selected, then click the enemy ships. A handy thing I find is to select the ships I want to attack, then holding down the CTRL key, drag a selection box around the ships I want my ships to go after. Makes it easier than trying to pick out the enemy ships.
2. To capture the drone, you must research salvage technology (errr I think you may get it by default in mission one... it's been a while since I've played that mission) and build a Salvage Corvette... basically a space tug that drags stuff around. Check your Research Screen to see if you can research stuff (Hit R), and then once you've researched corvette drive, hit B to build a corvette.
There's lots of other tips and tricks to learn, and sadly I'm not the best one to point them out. I'm sure lots of others can send you to helpful sites though.
10th Nov 01, 3:39 PM
ure joking right, u sound like a GAN.........
10th Nov 01, 4:08 PM
Pay attention to the tutorial (and not just Karan Sjet's voice;))
If the enemy ships are too far away to be seen than move your ships near it, you can do so when you hit space bar and move in the sensors manager.
Again, pay attention to the tutorial, because it's very informative and you learn all the basics there. Then after that just play around with it until you get the hang of it.
10th Nov 01, 4:13 PM
wtf Reaver, isn't that sig pic too big?  never mind...
1. Press [space] to enter the sensor manager. This should have been covered earlier during the tutorial, so make sure you go through it again to make sure you haven't missed any other important stuff. Once you're in the sensor manager, issue a move command (this should have been covered too) and target the relative vicinity of the enemy ships - the red dots. Once you get there, press Ctrl and drag a box around the enemy ships.
2. To salvage stuff, select your salvage corvette, right click and select Salvage from the menu. Then click on the target drone/ship. A shorter way to do this is to press Z (special) and select the drone/enemy ship. The Z key activates special functions in more than one ship - check your manual to see what each ship can do.
I hope that helps.
12th Nov 01, 2:32 AM
i changed it........and it was such a nice sig pic too...
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