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Top-Down (Map) View

1mo
#1
As a colony grows and strip-mining routes branch out from its center, keeping track of your entire territory gets a bit difficult to manage. Though bookmarks are great for locating specific parts of a colony, they don't really provide a cohesive view of the full settlement. As such, it would be nice to have some sort of 2D low-detail map of the planet's surface, capable of zooming out from around 8x8 to, say, 64x64 chunks. To keep processing costs down, the map would simplify resource deposits and buildings into colored tiles, similar to the building type view mode in My Colony. Bookmarks would be displayed on the map along with other points of interest, and clicking on any point on the map would bring your view there.

To keep this feature balanced, each individual "map" would be limited to a central communications building, which would itself be restricted to mid-game technologies. At an early stage, colonies and their resource pools should be small enough to move about quite easily. Feedback is appreciated!
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1mo
#2
Yes, like how factorio handles it.
30d
#3
Adding some new things soon, I think you will all appreciate.

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30d
#4
Radar is a work in progress

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30d
#5
Awesome!
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