Remove Messages in HUD

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Remove Messages in HUD

Post by luminous » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:04 pm

I've added a few OXPs to my game and now I suffer too many messages in my HUD during combat. I cannot see what I am doing and would love to remove some of these messages.

Things such as incoming missile detected, ECM activated, target locked, bounty is xxx cr. A stream of these messages goes across my screen at the start of most combat sessions and sometimes I really do not know what I am actually shooting at!!

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Re: Remove Messages in HUD

Post by Cody » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:09 pm

I've no idea if comms messages are selectively removable, but you can move them over to one side (depending a little on which hud you use).
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Re: Remove Messages in HUD

Post by Diziet Sma » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:31 am

You may find a different HUD more to your liking.. there are plenty to chose from!

Some are considerably less cluttered/intrusive than others.
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Re: Remove Messages in HUD

Post by luminous » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:14 am

OK, thank you both. I will take a look at using a different HUD. I was still using the standard one as I liked the retro feel, however I think it may have run its course now.

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Re: Remove Messages in HUD

Post by LittleBear » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:28 pm

Clear Hud might be just what you're looking for. Very nice Hud generally and it moves all the messages and Comms to boxes on the Hud. Messages are persistent so you can read the last 5 or so. And as all messages appear in the Comms Box they don't get in the way of the action!

Some Screen Shots of it and a download link in this thread http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12476
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