aim the reticule at the first stranger out there. Nothing happens. I get no target information.
I think you found a ship with Military Scanner Jammer which prevent to put target lock on them. This item is not buyable and not appear in normal games, but there is an addon for experienced commanders: [wiki]ShipVersion[/wiki] which award it to the top NPCs.
[wiki]Telescope[/wiki] is a complex tool, also aimed for advanced commanders so worth to read through the long wiki page before use. You can deactivate many features by the mode key ('b') when you primed it (which settings saved into your savegame) or you can edit the config variables in telescope.js as Redspear mentioned or simply choose another targeter
. Thank you for the valuable observations and sorry but I do not plan any updates on this package in the near future, my todo list is a bit long for this.
your recent dependency hassles with the "Addons for Beginners" and/or "Ambiences Recommended" meta-packages, are also Norby's doing (and are his responsibility to fix).
Yes, when I saw the first report I sent a PM to cim who put back his accidentally disappeared packages to his server meantime. What maybe I can do over this is to close out any packages which not hosted in the wiki, but imho it would be too strong condition.
When Norby first began compiling his "recommended for beginners" meta-packages, he was advised against doing so, in part because of the potential for exactly the kind of problems you've experienced. There was also the problem that newcomers to Oolite would be likely to think that his meta-packages are some kind of officially tested and sanctioned collection, when they are, in fact, merely the personal preferences of one particular individual (as can be seen by the fact that they tend to strongly favour his own OXPs). Interestingly enough, you yourself would appear to have been labouring under this very misconception.
Norby chose to ignore the advice he was given, and went ahead with releasing his meta-packages anyway. He created this mess, it's now up to him to deal with the fallout.
Long quote due to I want emphasize that I accept the truth within. Just I would like to say a few more words.
Yes, I created and maintain some metapackages regardless of I know these cause headaches for me and my life would be easier if I remove them. Just I also saw enough need for these and I see that nobody else take the job to continually explain and defend the alternative concept, where you can install more packages in one step and you must remove a few only what you do not want from these.
Yes, it is not officially tested, just revised by the communtiy in the Addons for Beginners
topic. I am here to deal with the notices, just please be specific. I need to know exactly which package should or should not be in which collection, this is what we can discuss there. (Flames usually disappear at this point, confirming that we already done at least moderately fair job in selection.) The result will never be the best for everyone but probably not contain big mistakes. Imho a newbie would install much more too advanced packages too early without this guide.
Finally Smivs, thanks for your words about freedom.