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    Map tricks

    Why can't the map show players track? The fog of war gets cleared up by going thru. Would be nice to see my trail for the return trip and know if it was ground or water. Small track that could show up on the world map. Call it gps for vehicles and the player on foot.

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    Each (re)generation of planet map eats a lot of cpu, so we cannot do it each time player moves by little amount. It's more dependent on texture size than count of uncovered areas, but for high number of uncovered areas this could change. So few big areas made by radar is generally better than big amount of small areas. Currently we can only update the map as whole, not just single pixel.

    Current radar has range 2000 meters. We could maybe make player to uncover like 50 or 100 meters circle each time he stood out of mapped area, but that will make a lot of areas to process and single map generation could took much more time.

    We would need to test if this does not lead to large game slowdown after longer playtime. Currently planet map gets computed only when player triggers it, so some FPS drops are acceptable, but in case of nearly endless triggering it could lead to big performance issue.

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    View your track on the map in map screen. Go left than south type of thing. Not always visible in hud. At night you can't see unless right over ground at low level.If its rocky or mountains you don't. Or make spot light more powerful to see ahead while flying.
    Last edited by tp555; 08-02-2018 at 10:47 AM.

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