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Old 07-06-2017, 02:32 AM   #1
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Default Sorry for the noob question. (Marking ships)

Sorry everyone, I'm sure it's been asked and answered or somewhere in the documentation, but:

I've noticed that, even though I'm pretty close, at least close enough to identify a ship on my own... my xo won't report/mark the ship when I hit the space bar. Other times I'm incredibly far away and it pops right up! It feels really random but I'm sure I'm doing something wrong.

What are the parameters I have to meet before when I hit the space bar, I get the dialog and can start entering info into the TDC?

Hope my question is clear. Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:58 PM   #2
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Shot in the dark, but should I have my crew at battlestations in order to have the spacebar 'mark' work consistently?

Is it an issue of range? Like I say, sometimes they're so close I could throw a rock at them but the spacebar is inoperable, and sometimes they're just faint smoke on the horizon and it works perfectly. It's frustrating when you think it's random.

(I'm sure it's not random!)
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:01 PM   #3
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Did you activate the lock and unlock target and xo?

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Old 07-06-2017, 04:20 PM   #4
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I had no idea those things exist.

I'll take a look when I get home! Thanks!
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:42 AM   #5
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That did it! Thanks a lot.

There's so much to this... I've watched countless hours of tutorials and combed this board for weeks... still can't but the broadside of a freighter, but its fun!
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:09 AM   #6
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Hi JJ
May be of use.
Post #35 Beginners Guide To Manual Targeting

Post #47 Beginners Guide To Auto TDC

Post #146 Auto TDC Targeting Without Using 3 Circles > Updated Pictorial

Post #166 Having Difficult With Manual TDC After Using Auto TDC?

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Old 07-07-2017, 04:29 PM   #7
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That did it! Thanks a lot.

There's so much to this... I've watched countless hours of tutorials and combed this board for weeks... still can't but the broadside of a freighter, but its fun!
Get extraordinarily close and use fast torpedoes.
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That did it! Thanks a lot.

There's so much to this... I've watched countless hours of tutorials and combed this board for weeks... still can't but the broadside of a freighter, but its fun!


No worries....some of us have been here for 10+ years and still cant hit anything.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:43 AM   #9
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Get extraordinarily close and use fast torpedoes.
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No worries....some of us have been here for 10+ years and still cant hit anything.

Ha! Well that makes me feel better!

Maybe one of you guys can point me towards a good tutorial about getting in position? Tips and tricks on getting close enough without being detected...

I've watched all of Empty Box's stuff and it taught me a whole lot, but in the name of good editing and post production, you usually catch him when he is submerged and 1500-2000 meters away from a broadside.

I'd love to see something that showed me the 'boring' bits or even a couple examples written out.
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:37 PM   #10
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No worries....some of us have been here for 10+ years and still cant hit anything.
I'm so bad I still have to use auto-targeting - and still miss half the time.
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Did you activate the lock and unlock target and xo?

I might be having the same problem, I was able to switch targets with the spacebar and then all of the sudden, as I was trying to switch back to the first target to fire my first torpedo, I couldn't mark it with the space bar. But what does this (Did you activate the lock and unlock target and xo?) mean?

Thanks!

This is with the latest Wolves of Steel Mod and no additional mods.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:59 AM   #12
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I might be having the same problem, I was able to switch targets with the spacebar and then all of the sudden, as I was trying to switch back to the first target to fire my first torpedo, I couldn't mark it with the space bar. But what does this (Did you activate the lock and unlock target and xo?) mean?

Thanks!

This is with the latest Wolves of Steel Mod and no additional mods.

Don't forget to go to Battle Stations and reduce speed will help, it can be a little buggy sometimes.
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