Problems with the Double Star Chart View
The chart screen shows what the computer knows about the quadrants you have visited. Red dots indicate enemy ships; white dots, stars. It is a great help to you. It gives you a picture of where you might want to go next to destroy the invaders.
Occasionally, you may see this kind of behavior in the game. You move from quadrant to quadrant and then you go to the Chart screen and discover that it has not been updating. Your ship is in quadrant and everything around it is still marked unknown. That’s what this picture shows. Our ship is in quadrant 2-3, the one that is highlighted with the blue rectangle. The question marks (?) indicate quadrants for which we have no information yet.
I have seen this several times myself. Every time I am convinced there is a problem, I look more closely at the state of the ship and discover that the long range scanners are damaged. (Long-range scan is what shows beyond the weapons range.) If those scanners are damaged, they cannot provide reliable and useful information to the computer, and thus, no information gets into the chart until the scanners are fixed.
So if you see something like this, check your ship damage report. You will find that your long-range scanners are damaged.
So there is an explanation for the situation depicted in the picture. Still, something should be changed.
(1) If the scanners are damaged and the chart is not up to date, there ought to be an indication of that on the Chart screen. All other error conditions are displayed to you. Why not this one?
(2) There are two kinds of scanners on the ship: short-range and long-range. If the long-range scanners are damaged but the short-range ones are still good, the computer ought to be able to record some information as the ship moves from quadrant to quadrant. After all, you saw it on the screen while you were moving. The computer needs to do better.
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