The main star map is used to display all the object in space. The above screen
shows a group of 4 planets being selected with a left mouse drag. As you drag
the mouse a red line and white text will let you know the distance from where
you started dragging the mouse to where the mouse is now. When the mouse is
released all the objects within the yellow box will be loaded into space command panel`s object list. Left clicking on the map will select the object, making
it the currently selected object ( hammer ) that you will be giving commands to
or viewing data on. Right clicking the mouse on the map will select the object
under the click to be he secondary
( anvil ) object. A center button click will cause the map to be centered on
area that was clicked.
The planet in the middle ( Vega ) has many interesting special things going
The yellow hammer above and right of the planet circle, plus the long vertical
line and short horizontal line, means that the planet is the current hammer object. The blue square around this planet, and all the other planets in the
area, tells you that there is a log message about this planet that you need to
look at. The yellow color of the planet lets you know that you have full
scanner information on this planet. The green circle means you have colonists living
on the planet. The little grey flag sticking out of the bottom of the planet
means you have a notepad message that you have written to yourself. The red and yellow flags sticking
out the top left of the planet means that the red and yellow marker flags have
been turned on using the notepad .
List Of Symbols Used On The Main Star Map
This list can be brought up by clicking on the symbol icon on the main star
The left column are object symbols, green objects belong to you. Blue
objects belong to races that you are not at war with. Red object are objects that
belong to races that you are at war with.
The right column are symbols used to show objects that are current targets
of the hammer object.