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Weapon range radius - 12/10/2011 6:23:12 PM   
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Is there any possibility for player to see on map weapon range radius? For example, when I click on Defensive Base it says: Firepower: 234, Range: 460. But how can I judge how big is 460? In which units this range is expressed? Does it cover only planet and it's immediate surrounding, half of system or even bigger area?
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RE: Weapon range radius - 12/10/2011 6:47:43 PM   
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You can edit in an enemy ship and send it towards the base....when it will start to fire you'll get an idea about the range. As for the unit in which it's expressed we all speculate

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RE: Weapon range radius - 12/10/2011 7:02:09 PM   
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Is there any possibility for player to see on map weapon range radius? For example, when I click on Defensive Base it says: Firepower: 234, Range: 460. But how can I judge how big is 460? In which units this range is expressed? Does it cover only planet and it's immediate surrounding, half of system or even bigger area?


Perhaps 460 means 460 pixels in radius.

Although you have to know the camera zoom scale applied, and which level of zoom gives a 1-1 aspect ratio.

AFAIK there is no indicator on screen of the weapon range.

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RE: Weapon range radius - 12/10/2011 9:00:59 PM   
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Ok guys. Thank you for your clarifications. Regarding space distances in DW I have only found one reference in Sylian's excellent "A Guide to Energy". He said that a sector in DW was 2 million space units wide.

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RE: Weapon range radius - 12/11/2011 12:37:54 AM   
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Yes that's right if you go to the bottom right hand corner of the first sector it is at position 2,000,K

If the map position is based on pixels, then so would be the weapon range

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RE: Weapon range radius - 12/11/2011 2:26:39 AM   
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Very cool discussion, thanks for the enlightenment!

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