Client User Interface

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  1. ASTRAEA

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    CLIENT INTERFACE (Shortcut bar)

    The Client User Interface give players the option of having their armory, weapons and special features available to them on a Hotkey system. Also the ability to use the "quick-buy" feature on the flight screen for ease of access..


    Client 1.png
    You will find this icon attached to the Interface (the position may vary depending on the orientation used).
    It is used to show/hide the options feature of the interface.

    Here is a view for a Non-Premium Player with the interface closed.
    (shown below)

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    Client User Interface (Standard)

    Has 10 slots (1 - 0 on a standard keyboard).

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    Client User Interface (Premium)

    Has the basic 10 slots (1 - 0 on a standard keyboard),
    plus an additional 10 slots that can be adjusted in the Settings.


    client 4.png
    ** Note this additional Premium bar can be turned on or off in the Settings as desired.



    How to Load Hot Keys

    To load items such as ammo, rockets, mines, special features, etc, into a Hotkey position, it is a basic drag-and-drop feature.

    First, select the type of item you want to load (eg. laser ammunition).
    Click the "Lasers" icon until you see the items available for use.
    Once you locate the item you want to assign to a Hotkey, click on it by depressing the left mouse button and drag it into the Hotkey slot of your choice.
    Repeat this process until the slots are filled or until you are satisfied with your Hotkey setup.


    ITEM AMOUNTS


    In each menu you will see a visual display of the items available.

    Items will have a numerical value - which appears under the image.

    Items that are not currently part of your inventory will show as an empty bar with a 0 amount displayed.

    Items which have at least 1,000 rounds will have a full blue bar above the image of the lazer. (amount to achieve blue bar may vary with mines, tech items etc...)



    LASER AMMUNITION

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    The Lasers menu shows all of the laser types available for use in DarkOrbit.

    It will show how many of each type that you have for use with a numeric value.

    These can be dragged and dropped into your hotkey bar for quick access.

    ROCKETS

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    The Rocket menu shows all of the laser types available for use in DarkOrbit.

    It will show how many of each type that you have for use with a numeric value.

    These can be dragged and dropped into your hotkey bar for quick access.


    HELLSTORM ROCKET LAUNCHER

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    The Rocket Laucher menu shows all of the Rocket Launcher types and the available Rockets that can be use in DarkOrbit.

    It will show how many of each type that you have for use with a numeric value.

    These can be dragged and dropped into your hotkey bar for quick access.


    SPECIAL ITEMS

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    The Special items menu shows all of the Special Items available for use in DarkOrbit.

    It will show how many of each type that you have for use with a numeric value.

    These can be dragged and dropped into your hotkey bar for quick access.

    MINES

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    The Mines menu shows all of the Mines available for use in DarkOrbit.

    It will show how many of each type that you have for use with a numeric value.

    These can be dragged and dropped into your hotkey bar for quick access.

    CPUs

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    The CPU menu shows all of the CPU's available for use in DarkOrbit.

    These can be dragged and dropped into your hotkey bar for quick access.



    BUY IT NOW (Quick-buy)

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    The Buy it Now menu shows all of the Ammo & Rockets available for you to buy on the fly... The credits or uridium will be automatically deducted from your account.

    *** Please be careful to not click multiple times as these purchase will go through deducting from your account.



    TECH ITEMS

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    The Tech Item menu shows all of the Tech Items available for use in DarkOrbit.

    It will show how many of each type that you have for use with a numeric value.

    These can be dragged and dropped into your hotkey bar for quick access.




    SHIP ABILITIES

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    The Ship Abilities menu shows the Special abilities that are part of what ever ship you are Currently flying.

    These can be dragged and dropped into your hotkey bar for quick access.



    DRONE FORMATIONS


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    The Drones Formation menu shows all of the Formations available for use in DarkOrbit.

    These can be dragged and dropped into your hotkey bar for quick access.



    Moving the Hotkeys


    For more options with your Interface, go to your Settings hexagon (located in the top right corner of the Spacemap - looks like a wrench). From the "Interface" panel, there is a new button at the very bottom labelled: Open config mode.

    When in this mode, you can move your Interface bars using the 4-way arrow icons. You can change the orientation of your Hotkey bar by using the double-arrow icon.
    Enjoy setting these to your preference.

    Reset & Exit: Reverts the Interface to the default position.

    Save & Exit: Save the current layout.


    client 15.gif


    More information on using Hotkeys and setting Preferences can be found in the Hot Key FAQ.


    Questions and Answers

    Q. How do I move the position of my slot bars?
    A. Since the small padlock button has been removed, you can now access the configuration mode by going to: Settings -> Interface -> Open Config Mode



    Q. Sometimes I cannot drag and drop. Why?


    A. In order that you don’t accidently drag and drop during a fight, drag and drop is only possible when the Item Category bar is open. Click the small circular button to the right of your slot bar to open the Item Category bar.



    Q. How can I play on different resolutions now that the settings menu no longer gives any resolution options?
    A. Just resize your browser to the desired size, the game will then automatically adjust.



     
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