Scanner: wobbling targets

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Scanner: wobbling targets

Post by ralph_hh » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:23 am

I installed 1.82 recently and experience a crazy problem:
On my scanner, the symbols indicating ships, asteroids etc. sometimes flicker / wobble. All of them. As if my scanner could not decide if they belong to this pixle or the next. Very irritating.
I use the standard HUD and as ambience OXPs only BGS and Zyglos cinematic Sky and Nebula.

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Re: Scanner: wobbling targets

Post by Venator Dha » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:29 am

Are you using the ECM when this happens?
The ECM now temporarily affects the scanner when used.
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Re: Scanner: wobbling targets

Post by another_commander » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:33 am

This looks like ECM activation. The effect is emulating an EM pulse messing up with your scanner for a few seconds and is deliberate.

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Re: Scanner: wobbling targets

Post by ralph_hh » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:46 am

Ah. Thanks. Yes, I hit E almost automatically, whenever I kill a target, since most often, a missile is launched shortly before a ship dies. I'll see, if this happenes only when I use the ECM, if it's a new feature, the answer is most probably "yes".

Edit: Yes. Confirmed.
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Re: Scanner: wobbling targets

Post by Duggan » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:05 am

So the auto ecm that causes it ? I always thought it was my love for the lethal brandy :D
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Re: Scanner: wobbling targets

Post by Cody » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:00 am

NPCs using their ECM cause it too.
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