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Can't select planet through spaceport - 5/28/2015 9:42:31 PM   
bandusdr

 

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Kind of an amusing problem, and one I suspect someone has encountered before. Basically, I've built a spaceport that is larger then the moon it orbits. I am trying to drop troops off on the planet below it, however, I can't get the option because the game believes I am trying to right-click on the spaceport.

Is there any way around this? Thanks!
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RE: Can't select planet through spaceport - 5/29/2015 12:57:24 AM   
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Hi Bandus

With your troop transport selected, zoom out to the sector level (Delete key) and right-click the system with your colony. You should get an option to Unload troops at the colony.

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Elliot

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RE: Can't select planet through spaceport - 5/29/2015 1:00:41 AM   
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Thank you for the reply elliot! I tried this and it does indeed work for individual troop transports. I select 1 troop transport, right click the system from sector level, and the option appears.

However, I have a rather large fleet of troop transports and with the fleet selected the option does not appear to unload troops unfortunately.

Is there another methodology for a fleet, perhaps? Thank you again!

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RE: Can't select planet through spaceport - 5/29/2015 1:10:59 AM   
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Sorry, looks like you can't do that at the fleet level. You can load troops for a fleet that way, but not unload.

You'll need to do each ship individually.

You can offset spaceport locations over colonies, so that even when they are bigger than planets they do not completely cover them. When building them, with the colony selected, just right-click at the offset location where you want them built.

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RE: Can't select planet through spaceport - 5/29/2015 1:14:11 AM   
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Alright. Thank you again for your assistance!

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RE: Can't select planet through spaceport - 5/29/2015 3:32:38 AM   
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Why wouldn't you just go into the design screen of the spaceport (click the overly large spaceport and then in the lower left window press the "large port mk2" or whatever it says) there are multiple ways to get to the design screen of the spaceport and then set the size on the top left to 'absolute or relative' and then lower the number to like 0.50 and then the spaceport will be small..

hope that makes sense..

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RE: Can't select planet through spaceport - 5/29/2015 6:23:28 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: elliotg

Sorry, looks like you can't do that at the fleet level. You can load troops for a fleet that way, but not unload.


If you fix that in the next update, it would be a new "best change ever" after the change with flee option involving armor.

The pain of accidentally loading troops with a fighting fleet (with troop compartments on cruisers)

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