X3TC - Win 10 - 7139 Not Rotating

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X3TC - Win 10 - 7139 Not Rotating

Post by Baddieus » Wed, 17. Mar 21, 00:51

Hi ... not sure if this is the game, my memory fading, or my new PC.

When looking to setup an ore mine, I highlight the asteroid, press 5 to ensure the station is centered, then when I press 7139, instead of the station rotating so I can point the dock in a preferred direction, it zig/zag's the position of the cursor on the map as if I want the station to slide around more instead of rotating. I have 2K hours in this game, but not on this new PC, & have built many, many, many stations finishing the hub plot twice & all, but can't seem to figure this one out. I have tried with Num Lock on/off, Scroll Lock on/off, but no joy ... what am I missing? :cry:

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Re: X3TC - Win 10 - 7139 Not Rotating

Post by Alan Phipps » Wed, 17. Mar 21, 14:03

Player-owned mines and stations are rotated with the tractor beam in X3TC.

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Re: X3TC - Win 10 - 7139 Not Rotating

Post by jlehtone » Wed, 17. Mar 21, 16:24

It was possible to rotate the Mine when building in X2. X3 (R/TC/AP) does not allow that.

X3 has Tractor Beam, which allows rotating an existing Mine (or other station). It is not very precise (but much better in X3TC than in X3R).

In one of the X3 games you could not rotate the Complex Hub during build. That cannot be towed either.
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Re: X3TC - Win 10 - 7139 Not Rotating

Post by Baddieus » Wed, 17. Mar 21, 23:17

I really seem to remember rotating mines on placement in X3TC before ... but then again there's that fading memory thing.

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Re: X3TC - Win 10 - 7139 Not Rotating

Post by Alan Phipps » Wed, 17. Mar 21, 23:27

There were certainly some 3rd party X3TC station placement mods that you might be thinking of.
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