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Scanner Hack Fri, 13 May 2005 18:18 Go to next message
PricklyPea is currently offline PricklyPea

 
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Thought others might find it useful. I just did this quickly to scratch an itch so consider it BETA and use at own risk.

Alters scanner pane so that penscan ranges are not shrunk when you set your scanner effectiveness to less than 100%.

Useful if you know that there are cloaked ships but want to see extent of your penscans at the same time.

When penscan range > normal scanner range, you will see only penscan range.

I may have missed out PP, AR scanning etc. since not tested.

Comparing files jrc4.bk and CURRENT.EXE
00045F95: 7D EB
0004609C: 7D EB
00046191: 7D EB

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Re: Scanner Hack Fri, 13 May 2005 18:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just thought of a better implementation. For scanner scales >20% the penscan range is not scaled, for 20% and lower, the penscan range is scaled.

Idea is to allow you to see scanner range for highly cloaked ships.

Comparing files jrc4.bk and SCANNER.EXE
00045F94: 64 15
0004609B: 64 15
00046190: 64 15

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Re: Scanner Hack Sat, 14 May 2005 09:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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PricklyPear wrote on Sat, 14 May 2005 00:18

Alters scanner pane so that penscan ranges are not shrunk when you set your scanner effectiveness to less than 100%.


Cool! Cool

While you're at it, can the scanner colors themselves be changed/customized?



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Re: Scanner Hack Sat, 14 May 2005 10:48 Go to previous message
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m.a@stars wrote on Sat, 14 May 2005 09:01

PricklyPear wrote on Sat, 14 May 2005 00:18

Alters scanner pane so that penscan ranges are not shrunk when you set your scanner effectiveness to less than 100%.


Cool! Cool

While you're at it, can the scanner colors themselves be changed/customized?


I don't see why not. I'm not familiar with windows gfx calls, but it should be relatively simple to do (probably just changing a argument to a call).

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